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A Model Portfolio is Your First Impression - Make It Count!

Posted by M F KHAN on January 27, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Offer limited to first 05 applicants on first cum first serve basis only 22500/-Rupees.

The portfolio includes:

1. Makeup assistance

2. Dress suggestions

3. Twenty five 8 X 10 Print plus 40 to 50 pictures on a CD

4. Promotion of profile to other agencies, photographers and media.

5. - AND at least 1 Month Listing of your electronic comp card on the

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Stock Photography and the Fashion Model

Posted by M F Khan on October 2, 2009 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Stock Photography and the Fashion Model  

You should be able to find several indispensable facts about stock photography and models in the following paragraphs.

 

If there's at least one fact you didn't know before about modeling for a stock photographer, imagine the difference it might make in your next assignment or tfp shoot.

 

Yes, I know. You've probably heard all the reasons why you shouldn't model for stock photographers.

 

One of the biggest reasons models are shy when it comes to stock photo shoots is that she has no control over where her photographs will end up. And, I agree that it is a real concern.

 

Stock photographers come in many shades of photographic areas so don't be too quick to judge the whole industry because of a section that is less than attractive.

 

As a stock photographer who just happens to shoot with fashion, art and glamour models, I can tell you that the industry is not all bad. Of course you have to use good judgment just as you would when modeling for any other female photography company but stock photo exchange can work to your advantage if you look at all it offers.



            Some useful tips for doing photo exchange or paid assignments for stock photography.


Many models believe that their pictures taken with a stock photographer will automatically be placed on royalty-free cds and sold to whatever low-class magazine wants them for whatever usage. They feel that an image will turn up in some girlie issue with them in a compromising position. Again, there is something to be said for this but it's really not the normal scenario for stock pictures.


Uses for stock photography images


Not all stock photography is sold on cds for all usage rights. You should ask the photographer what usage rights he/she plans to give when he lists his stock for sale.

 

Stock photos may be used for ...

Consumer Magazines

Commercial and Industry Magazines

Advertising Agencies for Commercial Clients

Brochures

Travel Guides

Postcards

Calendars

School and College Textbooks (One of my specialties)

Educational Magazines

Newspapers

Annual Reports for Corporations and Business

Commercial Websites

Sometimes TV and/or Movie.


Demand for Stock Images and Models

The list goes on and on but you can see that there is a great demand for quality stock photographs and you can have a place in that market with a bit of an open mind.

 

You'll see that there are pros and cons for a fashion or glamour model to consider when doing a stock photo session.

 

Hopefully the information presented about modeling for a stock photographer so far has been applicable.


You might also want to consider the following:



 

Two types of stock photos: Rights Managed Stock Photography and Royalty Free.  


Royalty Free photos, are the type of photos sold with unlimited rights so you may or may not be taking a chance when you decide to model for these. I am not suggesting that all royalty free is seedy or distasteful. Not in the least.

 

For example: I once read about a model who innocently work on a project for a royalty free session. Even though she was fully-clothed and the photo was just a normal, 3/4 pose shot, her picture wound up on an adult oriented website.

 

Now, mind you, this is something that doesn't happen every day, but is something to consider if you are thinking about doing royalty free modeling.

 

Rights Managed photos, on the other hand, are more controlled and limited to certain usage requirements.

 

Rights managed images are sold to some of the fashion magazines and industries listed above with certain limitations. The stock agency knows how and when each image will be used and has control over which clients they wish to do business with. Most stock agencies are not willing to risk their reputation or license by selling to undesirable clients so the risk factor for a photographers model is cut down to slim.

 

Although no image is completely safe because of the photos thieves (and yes, there are photo thieves just as there are identity thieves) or other unprofessional behavior in the industry. But, thankfully these incidents are kept to a minimum.

 

A myth about stock photography models

 

I almost chuckle when I think about this but when I used to work with lots of new models I heard this same myth over and over again:

 

The model would want to be assured that her face would not be placed on a different body (without clothes of course) and put into some adult-oriented magazine. Just shows what people have heard.

 

I always explained to them that, although this could happen, it would be highly unlikely. First, it takes painstaking work to create a graphic like this and second, there are a multitude of models who look great and are willing to pose for these type pictures. So, it's possible but I wouldn't count on it.

 

Don't just automatically pass up a chance to work with a great stock photographer on photo exchange. He/she is, in many cases, very experienced and can add awesome images to your portfolio.


To work or not to work


Whether or not you decide to model for a stock photographer is completely up to you but it is certainly a market to consider, especially if the images taken are rights managed.

 

If you decide to take the plunge into stock photography use good common sense and take a good look at the model release before signing.

 

Ask questions. If you feel really uncomfortable with the answers just walk away or re-negotiate what the photos will (or will not) be used for.

 

Caution is a good thing. So is fear. Fear sometimes keeps us from doing something really dangerous but caution is more about using horse sense when your career takes a turn toward stock photography.

 



Remember that in modeling, just as in life, knowledge is power.







 


How to prepare for your model photo shoot

Posted by M F Khan on September 1, 2009 at 7:33 PM Comments comments (3)


Preparing for Your Model Photo Shoot

 

Don't wait until the last minute....!


You'll want to start preparing for your model photo session before the day of the photo shoot. The following paragraphs contain some things you'll want to do and some things to avoid having a more successful photo shoot.


Eating & Exercise habits


I know you'll be excited and you'll want tobe in the best shape for your session and this is important. But, don't over do it! Diet and exercise should be done on a consistent basis and not on a binge just because you have a photo shoot this weekend.


If you are following an exercise and diet program, just continue as you normally would up until and on the day of the shoot.


Now, if your diet consists mainly of hamburgers, hot dogs, bread and sugar, I wouldn't suggest eating much of this starting a few days before your model shoot. I don't suggest eating like this anyhow for health reasons.


Always be sensible about your diet and exercise habits and you should be fine for your upcoming model photo shoot.


Avoid new makeup


No matter what the temptation, stay away from new makeup and skin care products just before a photo shoot. You could be in for a big, unwanted surprise by having a reaction to these new experiments. Just stay with what you know works for you.

 

Model posing ideas


You should have already been doing this long before but look through some of the major fashion magazines like Vogue, Femina, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Teen, etc. to look at poses and to get new ideas.

When looking through these magazines, notice how the model is positioned, what clothing she's wearing, background, and lighting (flat & bright or more artistic & dark).


Think of ways to improve the pose by changing outfits, lighting, expression, etc.


Practice the pose in the mirror until you can make it your own.

This is a terrific way to learn how to pose. I may devote a chapter to posing in a future writing.


Before you go to the model shoot


To be further prepared to shoot professional model photos, there are a few things you will need to do the night before.


Body hair - Without using wax, remove any body hair you don't want to show in your model photos. The reason not to use wax is that you may have red skin in those places when you go to the session.


Nails - As stated in the wardrobe checklist you'll want your nails to look their best for the photo session. Do acomplete manicure and pedicure the night before your model shoot. DO NOT use red or any other color polish on your fingernails or toenails, only clear.

Skin Care - Be sure to remove any dead skin you have and use a good moisturizer to clean and soften your skin.


What to pack for your model shoot


Again, especially pack what the client or photographer wants you to bring and the other items discussed in the wardrobe checklist .

Be Well-Rested Again, I know you will be excited and geared up the night before the model shoot but be sure to get plenty of rest. Go to bed early even if you don't feel you can sleep. The rest will do you good and you'll be more refreshed the day of the photo session.


Preparation for your model photo shoot 


Prepare for Your Female Modeling Photo Shoot....!


A female photography model photo shoot. What you bring to your model photo session will depend upon whether this is your first shoot for a portfolio or a paying job. Either way, this section will help you to be prepared for whatever reason you're doing the model session.


What does the client want?


If you are doing a female photography shoot for an agent or client, he will tell you what to bring but you still need to carry basics in case of changes in hair, makeup, etc. All the tips listed here are meant to be a guide and a checklist of sorts so you can always add to the list when you feel it's necessary.


Let's get started to create your model "kit"


Below I'm going to list suggestions for your photo shoot mainly so you don't forget anything the day of the shoot. In fact, I'd like to see your model case prepared before the day of the session so there's no rush. You may want to copy and print the section below so that you'll have a guide handy each time you go for a photo shoot.


Number One- Wardrobe for Your female photography model Photo Shoot


Here are the essentials for your wardrobe. As stated above, some of the clothing listed here will be provided if this is a model shoot for a client.


Casual - blue jeans, sports & knit tops, button up tops, shorts, cut off blue jeans, etc.Business Suit - for a different look Sports (exercise, uniforms, shorts, etc.) - If you plan to do some sports modeling Swim wear - needs to be a bikini that really flatters you Any props like hats, neckties, men's shirts, jackets, etc. Hose/nylons in an assortment of colorsSocks in different colors including black and white Bring several different bras including at least one push-up and one in flesh tone color A robe to wear between changes during the photo session Bring a scarf to wear when changing to help keep makeup off client's and your clothing You may also want to pack an iron or steamer for those wrinkles that are bound to show up from the trip.


 Number Two - Accessories for Your Model Photo Shoot

Along with each outfit, try to bring accessories which will accent or match the outfit. Keep accessories simple.


Assortment of necklaces Earrings Bracelets Choker (these are popular at the time of this writing)Watch - You normally wouldn't wear a watch unless you are doing a photo where you will be looking at the time. Rings - I know you love your rings but they can be distracting so do not wear them unless they add to the picture.


Number Three - Shoes As with accessories, shoes should match or accent the outfit. But, you can also think outside the box on the subject of footwear. For example; High heels have a totally different look with jeans or swim wear than with an evening dress.


Dress shoes - Bring several different pairs High heels - Also an assortment Jogging shoes - white Boots or high heel boots Sandals


Number Four - Don't forget about the hair

Below are some items you'll need for your hair (or hair removal)

An assortment of combs and hair brushes A curling iron Hair rollers Straightener A couple of head bands Shaving cream and a couple of sharp razors Anything else you use for hair care When coming to the model shoot, I would suggest leaving the hair fairly natural with very little(if any) hair spray so that you, or the MUA, can work with it after you arrive.

 



 

Number Five - Makeup and facial

Even if your shoot involves a MUA, you still may want to pack the following...

Your complete makeup kit along with a mirrorA moisturizer Cotton balls and swabs Lip balm Vaseline A good skin cleanser Several different shades of lip color (be sure to bring some solid colors)


Number Six- Nails

A quick tip about nails. Remember that in photos, your eye will move to vivid colors first, especially red. So, take this into account as to whether you want people viewing your hands or your face.


Here is a checklist for nail products totake to your photo shoot.


Your complete manicure kit Nail polish with neutral color Remover kit for nail polish A nice manicure will really enhance your model photos, especially images where your hand is near your face in close-ups so pay particular attention to your nails.


This should pretty much cover you for most photo shoots but as stated above, listen to the photographer or client and be sure to bring wardrobe he or she wants.

Now, get packing for your female photography model photo session!!!

 

Modeling Tips

Posted by M F Khan on September 1, 2009 at 2:37 PM Comments comments (0)

ModelingTips

 



PORTFOLIO


Portfolio is a set of 10 professional photographs that helps you in getting the best assignments.


Before going for a shoot get trained in camera facing techniques, poise and posture, expressions and other modeling techniques or contact us, our professional fashion photographers will train you in the required aspects.


For such training and to make port folio we offer various packages


At the beginning of your fashion modeling career, your portfolio should include: At least two head shots, two fashion shots, one full-length shot showing the proportion of your body (feet to knees, knees to thighs, thighs to waist, waist to shoulders, shoulders to the top of your head). You can wear anything that makes you feel comfortable and flatters your figure.


A portfolio consists of about ten 5"x7" size photos. Every portfolio needs a mix of commercial and editorial shots, location and studio. You will also need at least one great body shot and one B&W head shot with minimal makeup.


MODEL'S BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES


 1. Positive in attitude

 2. Self reliant

 3. Organized

 4. Ambitious

 5. Disciplined

 6. Confident

 7. Must have a poise

 8. Move in style


A Model Portfolio is Your First Impression - Make It Count!

Posted by M F Khan on September 1, 2009 at 12:59 PM Comments comments (0)

“Exciting Festive offer from KGN Cleopatra

Photography & Modeling  Agency

 

Get your Professional Photo Portfolio

 

We bring you exciting portfolio packages. Aspiring or Existing Models, get your professional photo portfolio done only for INR. 6000/- This is a high end photo-shoot, portfolio at very economical cost. Plus you get one printout / CD. Just in 6000/- Rupees.

Offer limited to first 05 applicants on first cum first serve basis only 5500/-Rupees.

The portfolio includes:

1.      Makeup assistance

2.      Dress suggestions

3.      Twenty five 8 X 10 Print plus 40 to 50 pictures on a CD

4.      Promotion of profile to other agencies, photographers and media. 

5.      - AND at least 1 Month Listing of your electronic comp card on the

         KGN Cleopatra, web to Start you out with some exposure!!

 

Date & Time Slots Available:

           01st September ‘2009 Tuesday till 30th September ‘2009. Wednesday [From:- 10:30 AM till 5:30 PM]

Location: Hyderabad; India

For Booking Please call on 0091 40 32445207 &  Send email to:- [email protected] visit:- http://kgn-cleopatra.webs.com

 

What do you mean by modeling agency?

Posted by M F Khan on August 15, 2009 at 2:33 PM Comments comments (4)

What do you mean by modeling agency?

 

 

A modeling agency is a company that represents fashion models, to work for the fashion industry. These agencies earn their income via commission...

As a fashion model, you would promote clothing and accessories to fashion buyers, customers and the media. You might model items in fashion shows, or in photographs for catalogues, magazines, newspapers and advertising campaigns.

You could specialize in various types of modeling, such as:

  • photographic, advertising and TV commercials
  • fashion and catwalk
  • in-house live modeling for designers and clothing wholesalers
  • Promotional modeling (demonstrating non-fashion items at product launches and trade fairs).

In fashion show modeling you would move along a catwalk, walking and turning to display clothes in front of an audience.

In photographic, advertising and commercial modeling you would:

  • pose for photographers in a studio or on location
  • follow directions from photographers
  • Act or deliver lines in TV commercials.

If you worked as an in-house live model, designers would fit garments onto you in the workshop, and you would show finished clothing to fashion buyers, journalists and private customers. You would also often have basic reception and secretarial duties when not modeling.

As a photographic or catwalk model, you would work closely with stylists, hair and make-up artists, producers and directors. You would also spend much of your time going to castings for jobs, keeping in contact with your agency, and looking after your appearance.

Types of Modeling:

Posted by M F Khan on August 15, 2009 at 2:28 PM Comments comments (3)

HIGH FASHION MODELING
High Fashion Modeling is the modeling of designer clothes, either at fashion shows or in publications. Sometimes, the modeling of jewelry and cosmetics falls into this category. The models are hired through agencies, and the pay rate is the highest among all modeling jobs. Of course, the advertisers' expectations also run high. The agencies choose models with a proven track record for this type of modeling.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH FASHION MODELING

Usually, modeling agencies have the following requirements for new models:

Age under 26.

Height 5' 7" to 6 0" for women, 5' 11" to 6' 2" for men.

Weight proportional to height.

Long legs, especially from floor to knee.

Women with a long neck preferred.

A good complexion

However, there are exceptions to the physical requirements. For example, height requirements may be relaxed for jewelry or cosmetics advertisements.

EDITORIAL MODELING
Editorial Modeling is similar to High Fashion Modeling, except that the model works for a particular publication. The readers of that publication make up a target audience for the photographs taken. Images in the non-advertisement sections of the fashion magazines, such as Glamour, Vogue, or Seventeen, are good examples of this type of modeling. The physical requirements are less stringent than for High Fashion Modeling, but the pay rate is considerably less. Many more models are needed for Editorial Modeling, and Editorial experience opens the door to High Fashion Modeling.

GLAMOUR MODELING
Attractive women have always been featured by manufacturers in their advertisements in order to draw attention to their products. Such advertisements often contain photographs seen in magazines, newspapers, posters, billboards, calendars, or TV commercials. More books are written about glamour photography than any other type of photography, and many models are used in these books as well, to demonstrate different photographic techniques. There are no established physical requirements for Glamour Models, other than the model must be beautiful and/or sexy in the photographs. An elegant lady in an evening dress, the eye-catching face of a beautiful girl, a shapely woman in casual dress, swim-wear, or lingerie can all become subjects for glamour photography. Most of the nude photography also falls into this category. In Fashion Modeling, the beautiful woman is used to make the clothes look good. In Glamour Modeling, the clothes (or lack of) are what makes the model look good. Pay rates can be very good for Glamour Modeling. Usually, the pay rate doubles for posing in lingerie or in the nude. Some Figure and Art Modeling, typically artistic nude photography, is also included in the Glamour Modeling category.

CATALOG MODELING
While some Catalog Modeling involves posing with products, most is done wearing store-brand clothes. Even though pay rates are considerably lower than for High Fashion Modeling, it is desirable to get booked as a Catalog Model; because hours are consistent and repeat-modeling opportunities are high. Look through some mail-order catalogs to get an idea of what is involved. Physical requirements are not stringent. Usually, the side of the clothing not shown on the photograph will have many alteration pins attached, and some models find this inconvenient.

RUNWAY MODELING
Runway Models must have measurements that fit an actual standard clothing size. There are many different kinds of Runway Modeling. Many modeling agencies specialize in Runway Modeling bookings. Two of the opportunities for Runway Models are:

  • Designer Fashion Shows, where clothes designers present their upcoming designs.
  • Fashion Shows, run by a store or by a designer in a store, mall, hotel, or club.

Runway Modeling pays less than photographic modeling. Pay is on a show-by-show basis, ranging from $100 to $400 per show.

SPECIALTY MODELING
Models with long fingers and well-manicured nails have opportunities to display their hands demonstrating domestic products. For men, a demand exists for the husky, masculine hand, or alternatively the more elegant, long-fingered hand. Women with well-proportioned feet are needed for shoe advertisements. Advertisements of stockings, pantyhose, and razors require women with nicely-shaped legs. Hair products call for female and male models with good hair. There are numerous other Specialty Modeling opportunities. However, you should not start by concentrating solely on Specialty Modeling. Just prepare a standard portfolio, including a few photographs that emphasize areas of your body you might use for Specialty Modeling. Most agencies pick models for Specialty work from their regular modeling pool.

CHARACTER MODELING.
Some jobs require models with an everyday look, such as a truck driver, mechanic, grocery clerk, schoolteacher, cleaning person, appliance repair person, and so on. All models in television commercials (such as Rosie the cleaning lady) are character models.

CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW MODELING
These shows use many female models to demonstrate products, hand out leaflets or brochures, and answer questions.

MODELING IN TV COMMERCIALS
TV Commercials offer a growing area of opportunities to models with some acting background. Many modeling agencies now include a TV Commercial Department.

MODELING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Like models, photographers need a portfolio, which they must constantly update as they develop new skills or keep up with fashion trends. Occasionally, professional photographers agree to do test shoots of established models with good portfolios. Even though there is no pay involved, these test shoots can lead to well-paying opportunities for the model. Advanced amateur photographers are usually willing to pay an experienced model, for helping them to improve their skills.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MODELS There are opportunities for the oversized or undersized model. The demand for ordinary-looking models with whom a majority of the audience can identify continues to increase. Many other opportunities exist that might fall into one of the modeling categories mentioned above.


A Decision to Make:

Before thinking about your wardrobe and portfolio, you should decide which activities interest you in each modeling category. For example, Glamour Modeling ranges from posing in evening dresses, to posing in lingerie or swim-wear, to posing seminude or nude. You ought to determine what you would do and not do in the Glamour Modeling category. To get a clearer idea of what activities are typical in each category, refer to the table below. The first column of the table lists the categories, and the other columns show percentages for each activity. Before accepting any modeling assignment, make sure you find out exactly what kind of modeling you will be asked to do

Note: SEMI NUDE includes partially or completely see-through clothing items.

Category

Clothes and
Head Shots

Bathing
Suit

Lingerie

Semi
Nude

Nude

High Fashion

55%

15%

20%

8%

2%

Editorial

60%

15%

20%

5%

None

Glamour

5%

25%

20%

30%

20%

Catalog

45%

20%

25%

10%

None

Runway

60%

25%

14%

1%

None

Specialty

55%

10%

20%

15%

None

Character

100%

None

None

None

None

Conventions

85%

13

1%

1%

None

Photographers

25%

25%

20%

15%

15%




Get your Professional Photo Portfolio

Posted by M F Khan on August 9, 2009 at 3:12 PM Comments comments (1)

“Exciting Community offer from KGN Cleopatra

Modeling & Photography Agency

 

Get your Professional Photo Portfolio

 

We bring you exciting portfolio packages. Aspiring or Existing Models, get your professional photo portfolio done only for INR. 12000/- This is a high end photo-shoot, where two creative and one commercial photographer will work jointly to produce a great portfolio at very economical cost. Plus you get one printout / CD. Just in 12000/- Rupees.

Offer limited to first 06 applicants on first cum first serve basis only 10000/-Rupees.

The portfolio includes:

1.      Makeup assistance

2.      Dress suggestions

3.      Twenty five 8 X 10 Print plus 40 to 55 pictures on a CD

4.      Promotion of profile to other agencies, photographers and media. 

Date & Time Slots Available:
           17th August ‘2009 Monday till 31st August ‘2009. [From:- 10:30 AM till 5:30 PM]
Location: Hyderabad; India

For Booking Please Call:- 0091-9700205696, or Send email on:- info.cleo@gmail.com

 


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