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!!
Herb is one of the more experienced and senior male models at Models Direct, having started his modelling career at 24, he is still modelling at 82!
“When I first received this assignment from Charlie at Models Direct I rubbed my hands together, only twenty miles to drive and on my birthday, what more could I ask for!
The shoot was for First City Nursing Services start time 11am and as I said only a short distance to drive. After eventually locating the shoot site, my Sat.Nav getting itself in a twist before my contact the charming Debbie came to my aid and collected me from my car, not a great start to what turned out to be a most enjoyable day.
Meeting the residents and the very helpful care staff and my fellow models made it a very pleasant shoot to be part of, with work both inside and outside on an overcast and drizzly day but everybody’s spirits were high and we all enjoyed working together.
This was the first assignment I have received from Charlie who has been very helpful and patient with me especially my complete lack of understanding of modern technology, thank you Charlie for such a great present on my birthday!”
The Karlsen family have been successfully selected for numerous assignments with Models Direct now, so yesterdays shoot with Electrolux was just another working day for them….!
Model Fee: £633
Kristina Karlsen said:
“Yesterday’s family job for a Swedish vacuum company was great fun. It was a long day, but the crew were funny and it was totally relaxing. We love doing jobs together as a family and the kids are getting so used to it now. Thanks to Charlie at Models Direct for this booking.”
Family modelling is such a great way to spend time together and have fun while being paid. If you think you and your family have what it takes to be our next model family click here.
‘As a model it’s important to inform your agent about your online presence, if this is not something they have already asked then make sure they have your Instagram handle and following numbers – this is all really important information that your agent, Models Direct, can use when trying to secure you assignments and negotiating your rate.’
It was a first for both models Tharj and Emelie last week on their photographic assignment for one of the UK’s largest shopping centre’s – modelling an exciting new app, Models Direct were delighted to be able to offer this experience to this model pair….
Check out the model reviews below:
“I’ve just finished my assignment with Models Direct and what an experience. From start to finish it was organised, the communication was great and everyone who was a part of this assignment/photoshoot was amazing! If you’re looking to get into the modelling industry I would highly recommend Models Direct” – Tharj
“Recently did a shoot for Models Direct and it went great. Worked with a lovely team and had a lot of fun shooting outside (even though it was freezing haha). Great agency and very efficient, can’t wait to work for them again.” – Emelie
The final commercial for Hasbro Toys in now LIVE featuring our models Steve, Shai, Scarlett and Jayana….. we can’t wait to share it with you…..
Models Direct were delighted to offer the opportunity to these lucky models to star in the latest online commercial for the American multinational toy and board game company, Hasbro! One of the largest toy makers in the world……Pretty cool!
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!
The media and film industry always needs supporting artists, extras! It’s a great way into the industry and means you might get to share the set with A list movie stars!!
You have probably wondered at some point where all the people come from in the background of films, commercials and TV Drama’s, they are not there by coincidence – they are extras! Models Direct represent Extra’s to the film and TV industry!
Client feedback is so important to the Models Direct team to be sure we are offering the best service to our clients and models as we can – this feedback from a recent assignment with Ideal Boilers went perfectly and both client and models were super happy!