How Short is Too Short for Modeling?

If you have been following this blog, you know that there are numerous fields of modeling that individuals can pursue.  This is what led me to write the blog Can Anyone Become A Model?  But is there a certain height limit that must be met in order to even be considered for modeling?  I mean,…

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Why Pay for Professional Photographers?

Paying for professional photographs is probably one of the smartest and highest impact moves a new, or even advanced, model can make.  Of course shooting with professional photographers can be expensive.  But the reward is far beyond the money.  In fact, by getting professional photos, a model will likely book more jobs and make their…

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Are Modeling Classes Necessary?

Are modeling classes necessary?  Or are they just a waste of time and money?  Different people may have different perspectives on the subject, but to be honest, I am hesitant when it comes to spending too much time or money on them.  Here’s the deal… Modeling classes are definitely helpful, I just think they are overpriced.  Everything…

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Is Modeling Expensive? How Much Does it Cost?

Some of the most common questions I get involve modeling and money.  Questions like: Is modeling expensive?  What about modeling fees?  Do I have to pay for classes?  How much does it cost to start modeling?  These are all great questions and should be asked before you begin a modeling career.  The last thing anyone…

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Modeling Advice – How to Improve Your Portfolio.

One thing every model must do as they progress is replace their old and dated photos with newer, better ones.  As each model grows and improves, they inevitably get better photographs and tear sheets (proof of work).  This is the process that all models must go through to one day develop a sharp and compelling…

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What are Test Shoots? – Benefits for Models and Photographers.

Models and photographers alike need to stay current, sharp, and on the edge of their industry.  Test shoots are a great way for both parties to do this by working together to get what they need; whether it be new photos, experience, and or the ability to simply try something new without wasting a client’s…

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How Many Photos in a Modeling Portfolio? What Kind?

Modeling Wisdom’s true identity is all about answering people’s questions regarding modeling; to create a complete guide to modeling all on one website.  So naturally we love it when people contact or email us with direct questions that they may have.  Here is an example of a great question that a subscriber had for us…

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Modeling Wisdom – What is Stock Photography?

Stock photography is: A varietal supply of licensed photographs that are sold for public and or commercial use, taken by professional photographers and hosted on professional stock photography websites.  Basically, a professional photographer creates a business taking numerous photos, compiling them, and selling them to the public.

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What are Open-Calls and Why do Agencies have them?

In this day and age, it is easier to model than ever before.  There are hundreds of thousands of models in the world.  This is largely due to the fact that photographers shoot digitally and have the incredible tool, photo-shop.  Back when, photographers would shoot with film and that meant money with every click of…

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The Age Requirements of Modeling – How old to be a model?

Certain types of modeling call for certain age ranges.  From high-fashion where age range is typically from 16 to 21, to child modeling where typical ranges are 2 to 12.  But what about models who have done well their whole lives and are starting to get a little older, or beginners in their mid 20’s…

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