I want to start modeling, do you have tips?

Tip 1: Start modeling. Like the old Nike slogan, just do it. Do not procrastinate; Plan and execute. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou. 

Tip 2: Niche. Decide which category of modeling will be easiest for you? If that is hard to decide, take a walk to your closet and analyze the kind of clothes that you have. Look in the mirror, analyze your facial features and body type. Analyze your morals, what do you stand for? What are you passionate about? Analyze your friends, who can help you? Do you know any photographers? What kind of photography do they specialize in? Your findings from this research concerning your life can help you find your niche or your place in the fashion world. Of course, you can challenge yourself and become any type of model that you want to become; but be up to the challenge because you may find yourself being someone you are currently not. 

Being someone that you are currently not can be expensive, and it can be lonely. It can mean new clothes may need to be purchase. It can mean you may need to hire a photographer as opposed to working with your Uncle, or neighbor for free because they lack the skill set that is needed to assist you. But to you, it may be worth it. Luckily, it is possible. You can do pretty much anything anyone else can. Just count the cost.

Tip 3: Make sure everything is intentional. If you plan to be a messy haired model it's okay to take pictures with messy hair, but if not be sure tostyle your hair appropriately. A picture is worth 1,000 words, so make sure you are clear about what it is you're trying to say. If you are planning to be an elegant model make sure you wear elegant clothing and pose elegantly in elegant places. If you have a very nice smile and will like to cash in, take a lot of close ups photos that highlights your smile.

Tip 4: After you began modeling it'll be easier to find help. You'll cross paths with other models and people that are interested in your style. Network with the photographers and agents that specialize with models of similar styles. Create your own story. Your headshots and representation (agency) may not tell your complete story. Dance, sing, share your intelligence in creative ways using social media. 


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  • Thank you so much for sharing. I guess Skye needs to just Do It! Happy New Year!

    • Shawronda MIller