How to make the BEST of your online portfolio

Models Direct’s agents explain daily the importance of making the best of your online portfolio, it’s what the client’s see when you are put forward for potential work, so how can you make sure you stand out above the rest?

Photographs: –   It is surprising how many models do not update  their photographs once  they are on the books. Your application pictures may have been good, but when being put forward to clients it’s important to have a variety of great shots, to show your personality and how versatile you are infront of the camera.   Keeping your photographs seasonal can also make a big difference too, if a client is viewing you in a search during the Summer months seeing you wrapped up in the snow isn’t ideal, so be sure to update your photographs as the seasons change!  Regular updates also means that if any of your looks have changed, ie; hair, weight,  tattoos/piercings etc , clients are viewing you as you are at that moment which is essential  if you are then selected for the assignment. Make sure your photographs are clear, taken in natural light and have a plain background, this will make you stand out and more likely to catch a client’s eye when they are sourcing the next face for their new campaign!

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Wimbledon Beauty Essentials

It’s that time of year again, whether you like tennis or not it’s difficult not to catch the Wimbledon bug in some way! So for such a big event it’s important to have Models Direct’s beauty must haves…

The Summer months  are busy,  full of social events, this can take it’s toll on our skin. Lack of sleep, dehydration and sun burn are all factors which  can have a harmful effect on our appearance,  so the Models Direct beauty team have put together their firm favourites to help keep your hair and skin in tip top condition.

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Family Modelling Hit’s An All Time High!

The  Burton Family have done it again……..

The Models Direct Assignments Team often receive modelling jobs asking for real families. But what’s it like modelling as a family?

“Yet again another fab day on an assignment for Models Direct. We have had a brilliant day on our photo shoot for a pensions brochure. Meqele, Ben and Simon all looked after us really well and made the day so much fun. We started our day in a home environment, baking and having fun in and around the house. We then moved on to the Battersea Park zoo, the kids thought it was amazing, especially feeding and petting the animals. We finished off with ice cream and playing ball in Battersea park. What a fun filled day, very tiring but lots of fun. A big thanks to Marie from Models Direct for putting us forward for the job. We look forward to more adventures soon.” – The Burton Family

 

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#LoveIsland chat at Models Direct

As the Love Island craze sweeps the nation, it has by no means bypassed the Models Direct head office!

In a busy office like ours,  there is plenty of chat  about the general goings  on,  who said what, who’s done what and who needs to be saved (and who should go!!),  it’s all pretty gripping stuff!

What is it we all love about #LoveIsland??

Viewing ratings have soared and broken records, so  it’s clearly a concept that appeals to the majority and offers it’s viewers  something not other programs do!

With Charlie, Eyal and Hayley all being models the Models Direct team have been watching what’s going on and how they come across to an audience,  with their toned physique ‘s and  good looks, they seem to be what alot of viewers aspire to be like possibly, is this  a healthy thing? Is it a true representation of how models are in this industry today?

Models Direct represents all category’s of models, including, fitness, fashion, catalogue and commercial, all  have a variety of shapes, looks and measurements.

Love Island has all the right ingrediants for viewers, fun, laughter, beautiful scenery and of course gorgeous people, all of which is  good escapism from our own lives for a little minute –  it’s very clever, entertaining TV from ITV.

It’s Friday night and with two couples up  for elimination, who are you going to be voting to save??

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#NationalBestFriendsDay

‘It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.’ – Gina Barreca

Friends are essential in life, whether you choose to have a special few or  you’re one of those people who have friends all round the world,  they all offer us different things!

We see our  colleagues  every day and probably spend more time with them than our families in some cases, so it’s lovely when you have ‘work friends’ too. Models Direct’s head office is predominately female, we rely on each other for support, advice and of course humour when times are stressful or difficult, it’s great to have a strong team of people around you who you can call your friends.

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MODEL OF THE MONTH

The Models Direct team are delighted to announce the winner of MODEL OF THE MONTH for May is #malemodel Joshua!!

Joshua   joined Models Direct at the beginning of this year and has worked hard to make sure his portfolio  is fully up to date, including a variety of good, clear pictures showing his look and how versatile he is!

Joshua recently was selected for his first assignment, which he accepted  happily and showed great excitement, determination and  energy to take on his first assignment and make it a huge success!

As a semi professional pianist, Joshua has an amazing confidence and presence, he is very used to performing to an audience and can transfer these skills to modelling assignment environment.

Huge Congratulations Joshua and the Models Direct team wish you all the success for your modelling career!!

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Posted by Joshua Samuel Moses on Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Fashion Model Vs Commercial Model

Everybody knows about Fashion Models, they are in the press and media constantly and often have celebrity  status’s themselves earning thousands, but what about Commercial Models?? What do they earn and what can you expect?

There is a big difference between fashion and commercial Models, Models Direct represent both, but don’t tend to often work with high fashion models.

The most common form of modelling is commercial modelling, where models advertise and represent products. Commercial models may be used to convey a certain image about a product. The good thing about modelling within this sector is that physical requirements vary depending on the client, assignment and product. Each individual product will require a different image, story and look in order to appeal to their target audience.

It can be difficult to know what commercial models can expect to earn and it can vary hugely! Earnings can change depending on many factors, models experience, length of assignment and client budget. Commercial models can expect to earn anything from £150 to £1000’s !

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Have You Got What It Takes??

Information and advice is so important when trying to make it in any industry,  you really can  make your dreams  a reality!!

Modelling can be an exciting and lucrative career path, but it can also be a competitive one. For the savvy and determined model there are many things that you can do to maximise your chance of getting bookings    successfully. Here are some tips from agency Models Direct that could help you with your ambition to   become a model!

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The Burton’s hit the Beach!

The Models Direct team are delighted for the lovely Burton family who have just recently completed their  3rd assignment with Models Direct!

Family modelling is big at the minute and  ‘real’ families are always best, so the assignments team were so pleased to be able to offer the Burton’s another assignment , this time it was a day at the beach – doesn’t get much better than that!

How lovely to be be paid  to have fun with your family at the beach and get a surfing lesson thrown in too!

Here’s what the family had to say about their  experience:

“We had an amazing time on the video shoot in Swansea with Film Up High, Rob was brilliant and made the experience so much fun.
The best part was having a family surf lesson in Caswell Bay, it was so much fun. We all managed to stand up on our boards too.
The weather was forecast for 12 degrees and showers which was what the production company were hoping for as we were supposed to advertise that you can have fun on the beach whatever the weather but the sun was shining and it was about 17 degrees, which was perfect for us. Rob had to make it rain with his water sprayer.
All in all we had a fantastic time and can’t wait to see what adventures the next assignment will bring.
Thank you Models Direct.” – The Burton Family 

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