How to Model on Instagram

Models are flocking to instagram to get scouted, and there is a reason why. Before you post any photos however, you should define your style. Remember, people (and hopefully modeling agencies) will look at your entire profile and not just the pictures.

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Consider what kind of vibe you want to convey with your pictures. Do you want to be a high-fashion model, a lifestyle model, or something in-between? These are all questions you should answer before starting your modeling career on Instagram.

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Prepare for a TFP Photo Shoot

Here’s a Simple Tip for Models

Before a photo shoot, you must make sure you are ready and have everything you need. It is not enough to wear a nice dress and pose for the photographer. You also need to bring extra items. Some of the essentials are: water, makeup, hat, and sunglasses. You can also get virtual tours. This will help you get the feel of the location. Remember, if you show up too early, the photographer will not have time for you.

Before the photo shoot, you should prepare for the weather. You should ask a photographer how long the shoot will take. A good rule of thumb is about two hours. If the weather is bad, the shoot will be canceled. In addition, you should have time to set up hair, makeup, and props. After you have a few samples, you should talk with the models and get some feedback. Even if the models aren’t accustomed to working with a professional, they should be comfortable with them.

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How to Deal With Rejection

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Before you can begin to deal with your feelings of rejection, it’s important to acknowledge them. Reminding yourself that rejection is norma and that everyone will face sooner or later can help you feel less afraid. If you accept rejection as a natural part of life, whether it happens in the modeling or talent industry or not, you may be better able to deal with it when you are faced with rejecting a part for an agent or project.

Accepting rejection on a personal level makes it more difficult to accept rejection emotionally. It is best to give up feelings of personal rejection and consider the situation as objectively as possible. Sometimes it helps to look at your behavior and how you present yourself; this does not mean that the rejection is because you did something wrong. This moment of rejection isn’t easy.

Instead of letting this rejection turn into the natural fear we all have, try to use it as an opportunity to grow and find courage. Think about what happened and find out what you can do, but don’t let rejection stop you for too long. Think about all the positive factors you will experience if you are brave and try to figure out the reasons and circumstances for your rejection. If you are willing to show personal courage and seek feedback after being rejected, you can do both.

The Best Way to Start Modeling for Free

Modeling costs do add up, here are 3 sure fire ways to start off modeling for free.

Modeling, like another career path, takes education in the field. While modeling schools can be a useful tool to those who need coaching in pose or self confidence, the truth is many models do not need school to become successful. Yes, your look can help get you booked, but if you cannot interview properly, you aren’t going to give a modeling agent confidence in your success. Also, modeling schools tend to cost more than workshops, which can be hard if you are just starting out.

To get started as a model for free isn’t going to be easy, but here are some tips to get started if you can’t afford high end photographs or modeling schools.

Tip 1: Seek local photographers to build up a book
Professional photography is an art. Therefore, high end photography professionals tend to charge more than those just starting out. Most modeling agencies require a model to have a portfolio. This makes it easy for them to see if you have the versatility in front of the camera. If you are in a smaller market outside of New York, where most big agencies for models are located, try to find a photographer who is willing to shoot TFP (trade for pictures). In turn for the free pictures, they use you as a subject model. Many models, regardless of their experience level, shoot TFP throughout their career.
Tip 2: Try local projects or modeling agencies
Smaller agencies understand the local market, so an up and coming model can have a chance to get started for free. However, smaller agencies do not have the budget to spend on developing a model. Going to a model scout with some pictures can help you land a modeling agent.
Tip 3: Get Help from Professionals
Doing it on your own is very hard. Marketing services like Latitude Talent Studios in New York helps models that have a hard time finding a modeling agency get started. To learn more about how Latitude can help visit www.latitudetalent.com

The Real Cost to Become a Model

There are so many articles online that claim to help you become a model, the problem is that most of the information is out-dated and written by people who have no real industry experience.
Many claim as a new model, you should never have to pay for your own marketing. Not only is this flat out wrong, it hurts those who have real potential from investing in themselves. This rumor was started in the 1980’s when a modeling agency would cover all expenses to start, then recoup them after a booked job. Some agencies will front these cost to select talent however, most will have to invest in themselves, especially when just starting out.
With the rise of digital media, models are paid less and this has caused agencies to have various fee’s they pass along to the models.
In this article, we discuss the things that new models must invest in, versus what is a waste of money.
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Head Shots
These are a must for any model or actor. Without professional photography, it will be very hard to land casting calls. For every one casting call, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of people applying for the same casting.
To stand out, you must have real photographs, however you do not need to spend thousands of dollars on them.
Comp Cards
In the past, comp cards were printed out and mailed, now they are digital in most major markets like New York or Miami. Comp cards are hard to generate on your own. Many agencies and companies such as Latitude Talent Studios have software to help generate comp cards on demand.
Marketing
You can try to model yourself and build your brand, but there are so many models doing it, so its easy to get lost in the mix. Getting help from a talent marketing service is worth it if you are trying to become a model.
Need help? Contact Latitude to learn how we can help get you started.

Heard of Latitude Talent? The Best Company for Models and Actors

Have you heard of Latitude Talent Studios? They are one of the best ways for any model and actor looking to get started. Here is the truth about how they can help you become a model or actor.

In the past, you have only two choices to become a model. Get scouted on the street or to apply to a modeling agency. While you still have those two choices, the chance of landing success is completely out of your control. Latitude Talent Studios was started to give talent the chance to find success in a safe environment. No one else connects talent to the best photographers and castings calls then Latitude Talent.

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Many fresh talent think that applying to modeling agencies like Ford Model or Elite are the best way to get started. We’ll your right in a sense that they are the BEST, however they are very, very picky and only want those with a “special look” or those with a ton of experience.

Get that experience with working with Latitude.

To become a model or actor with Latitude, first apply online here. Be sure to follow Latitude Talent Studios on Instagram.

 

 

5 Best Modeling Agencies in New York – Latitude Talent Studios

5 Best Modeling Agencies in New York

When people think of starting a career in the Modeling business, they think of many cities to start in, including New York City- a city full of high-end fashion, trends, and events. You don’t have to be experienced to become a model, that’s what agencies and marketing firms like Latitude Talent are for! Although it could be difficult to get signed with an agency, down below are 5 of the best Modeling Agencies and Services in New York to help you get started on your path to the modeling industry.

1. Elite Model Management

One of the largest and successful agencies in New York City. Being signed with Elite Model Management could definitely help your career in the modeling industry. It has an iconic legacy and has represented many famous and well-known talents such as Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Monica Bellucci, Lizzy Jagger, Cara Delevingne.

2. Ford Models

A very respected and well-known agency for representing some of the best. Agencies like this are very strict about who they choose to sign with. However, this could be a very good agency to work with if you have the right qualities and experiences.

3. Latitude Talent Studios 

A great talent marketing firm, not an agency for models and actors with experience or no experience. Most agencies want models with experience and this is a great place to start. They have helped connect their talent in many opportunities including castings with MTV, ABC Network,  People Magazine, Amazon Prime, HBO Networks, Dynasty Models International, Converse, Target, New York Fashion Week’16,’17,’18,’19, and many more. Latitude is the best way to start a career or future as a model/actor without joining an agency.

4. New York Model Management

A full-service agency promoting many well-known talents such as Niki Taylor, Tatjana Patitz, Meghan Collison, Sui He, Sanne Vloet, Olga Sherer, and Tess Hellfeuer. New York Model Management is committed to promoting talent to the fashion industry worldwide.

5. VNY Models

VNY is a top New York boutique modeling agency that has an unrivaled reputation and track record for crafting unknown models into household names. They have a vast network of connections and firm relationships with clients. VNY Models is a great agency to work with if your goal is to make it to the top!