At Latitude, our company was designed to help new models and actors in attaining their personal goals; whether that goal is to simply build or start a portfolio, or to obtain exposure in a major market by connecting to casting calls and opportunities. Our personalized service provides talent of all backgrounds with the tools necessary to be successful, while being offered the personal attention to overall growth in the entertainment community.
How do we do this?
We realize that many talent are just getting started or have been unsuccessful in previous attempts to start their journey. As you embark on your journey in this industry, we embark on it with you to provide the best guidance available. We do this as part of our service. This attention and services are included in our service.
As importantly as direction, our team is always available to provide support. This industry can be tough to break into and when you need encouragement or help, we are always there.
“I would totally recommend Latitude to anyone looking to get started because the people working there are very kind and patient and take the time to explain everything to you.” – Karen S. New York, Latitude
Meet Karen, a talent with Latitude Talent Studios New York Office. Karen was recently requested for a Network Documentary Recreation Scene by Salome Oggenfuss and McDonald’s Commercial Casting Call self tape audition from Latitude.
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.