Friday, 27 June 2014

Male Modelling Guide

The Model Factory 

Male Modelling

Although fashion is dominated by female models, more and more male models are in demand in the industry. Led by such names as Tyson Beckford,  David Gandi, and many others, men are slowly but surely making their mark in the fashion modelling industry across the world. However, male models are just as sought out as females, so that means competition in the field is pretty tough. So if you want to succeed as a male model in the highly competitive world of modelling, here are some tips that might help you.

One is you should be clean from head to foot. If you’ve got dark circles or bags under your eyes, make sure you avoid any caffeinated drinks, get eight hours sleep and drink water before the day of the photo shoot. Also eating less than three hours before a photo shoot is a no-no.

These physical preparations, however, you need to prepare yourself mentally to not give up when the going gets tough. Do not have a bad attitude towards the job or your client. Confidence is always essential not only for male models, but also for anyone in any given field. To succeed as a male model, you must always be secure in how you look and your modelling ability. Anything less than unwavering self-confidence will result in a half-hearted performance of your job that will be apparent in pictures or on the runway.

However, you should not be overly confident. Remember that there are designers, choreographers and coaches who will tell you what they need from you during photo shoots and shows, so you should be flexible work with them to get the shots they want. Smile, relax and be in a good mood and you will make it! Find out more about The Model Factory here.

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