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Be the BEST version of you!

Are your portfolio photographs good enough?? If you want to give yourself a head start in the model & talent industry then this blog direct from the Models Direct team is one for you!

How are you supposed to know what a ‘good’ portfolio photograph is?? You may well have no experience in photography and/or are new to the talent and model industry so defining what is or isn’t a good image can be difficult!

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Spring is in the air….

From cycling shorts to Neon hues – Models Direct gives you this seasons fashion favourites…

With London Fashion Week now over for another year, we were spoilt with a diverse mix of exciting, high end fashion! Extravagant and cutting edge designs took to the catwalk worn by some of the most admired fashion models at the top of their game, we couldn’t help but be inspired to give our own wardrobes a little boost!

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Hello! – are you there?

“It’s good to talk”…..infact it’s essential at Models Direct!

We have all heard this very familiar phrase and in a time when we are all permanently glued to our smartphones you may be surprised to hear it’s harder than ever to get models to answer them – the Models Direct team explain why!!

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Happy Galentines Day!

Yes that’s right you read it correctly…..Galentine’s Day!! BFF’s, Sisterhood, Solidarity, Female Empowerment….whatever you want to call it, it seems Valentine’s Day is old hat!

Galentine’s Day is a new one on us at Models Direct head office, with the majority of the team being female we are embracing the celebration of women supporting women and are sharing a bit of love and friendship today in the office – it’s kind of nice!!

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Models Direct talks Jungle Celebs

‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ has just kicked off for 2018 and the Models Direct team can’t get enough – have you been sucked in to the jungle antics yet?

With this years launch episode drawing in the highest number of viewers for 5 years, it’s said that nearly 11 million of us tuned in on Sunday night to see Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly present the start of the 18th series of ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’, along with an incredible celebrity line up!

With household names such as John Barrowman, Anne Hegarty, Nick Knowles and many others settling into jungle life it’s clear  ITV have pulled out all the stops this year to ensure a ‘must see’ series and the Models Direct team are delighted!

Fashion is a big subject in the modelling industry, it’s also big talk in the Models Direct office, so we were pretty keen to see what outfits Holly would be modelling and she didn’t disappoint……she looked amazing in the short, belted black dress and the amazing boots from Grenson Shoes – great combo! The Models Direct Instagram account will be keeping a close eye on #hwjunglestyle for all the outfit inspiration.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqVnp8AnDbo/

Watching actress Emily Atack brave the first bush tucker trial was tough viewing, she was so brave, taking on the Viper Pit, being the first celebrity to do a bush tucker trial is unthinkable for most of us – Congratulations to her!

Models Direct will be watching and letting you know our favourite jungle moments, so let us know yours too!

 

 

 

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Are you happy with how you’re being represented?

Don’t forget to keep sending new photographs into Models Direct, they are what represent you to our clients and there is always room for improvement with pictures – so keep snapping away!

Here’s a few helpful tips to help you get some great pics:

  • For natural shots the key to to keep the shoot time to a minimum, if you over think it it may appear forced and now show your true character. This is particularly the case if you are photographing children, they don’t sit still for long and the ultimate shot is when you capture their natural smiles!
  • Make sure the picture is taken at eye level or slightly from above, this will avoid the double chins and is a more flattering angle to shoot from.
  • Be careful what you have in the background, you don’t want the washing line as a backdrop, an untidy room or other people in the frame.
  • Babies and children are cute when they are eating, but a modelling agency does not need pictures of babies and toddlers with food round their mouths, we are unable to put them forward to clients so please make sure your child has a clean face in pics.
  • Use natural, outdoor locations, the light will be more complimentary and the background more professional.
  • When photographing close up, use the zoom on the camera rather than going in too close.
  • When uploading images to your online portfolio make sure they are not too small as when they are included in searches they can become pixalated and not of a high quality.

Don’t worry about trying to make every photograph completely perfect, have fun with it and don’t be scared to show your personality and character in the shots, this is a factor clients look for when selecting models for commercial purposes!

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