Comparing to years that have passed thanks to the internet and advancing technology catalog models have become more valuable than ever. Digitality, mobiles, desktop, and everything that includes this sort of technology allows that all the catalog models will appear everywhere. If before becoming a catalog model was a hard category of models and there weren’t many models and promoting these models in the market was a lot difficult nowadays it’s way much easier.
Catalog models currently see this category of modeling as one of the best professions that they will ever have. It gives them ease of doing what they love to do. They are not stressed and embarrassed but happy and more exciting than ever working on these projects.
Working as a catalog model except for the fact that gives you all this satisfaction also it is a very profitable profession but of course, the payment depends on many factors. Some of the factors that affect are the percentage of the brand that you are currently working with, the agency that hired you, and of course the level of experience that any of the models have. The payment goes from some hundred dollars per day while working for small catalogs to a thousand dollar payment per hour while you are working for popular catalogs. Many models see this kind of profession as their main job and invest everything from themselves in order to have a satisfying life including taxes, bills, etc.
For all of the models who are new to this industry and don’t know how it properly works after a few years of experience, they will find themselves ahead of other models but also not needing a contract so they can do this profession alone. It is only required a couple of hours, days, or weeks, depends on the catalog for a model to seal the deal, and then they can focus themselves on other things. Basically, you have time to do everything according to your own schedule, that’s all it takes after you have completed that project for a certain catalog.
The difference between experienced models and inexperienced particularly in this thing ‘photo-sessions’ is that experienced models already have mother agencies that work under a contract and also work with other uncontracted agencies and all the costs are covered by the mother modeling agency. So if she needs to communicate with other uncontracted agencies she can simply face-call, e-mail to them, or attend a meeting.
Always we are referring to those models which work with great agencies that have plenty of years that operate in this field. Being said is that they have a lot of options in order to contact other agencies and of course in the other way they can reduce time. But what happens when you are just an aspiring model, trying to become a model and you want that a professional or an agent to spot you out? Well, in this case, all you need to do is creating a portfolio. It is called a virtual resume.
You can add photos, a simple description of yourself, and some extra skills that you might have which can help you during photo-sessions or during your career. Most effective photos are snapshots because they can point out some parts of your body and can show up the best angles of them instead of professional photos. It is a bit exaggerated because it is much more expensive and since you are a beginner you don’t really need that kind of photo. Just make sure that all those photos that you are going to take can perfectly feet the type of model that you are trying to be.
Don’t make snapshots without having advice from professionals or agents because it may ruin somehow even the beginning of your career. After receiving their advice, choose correctly the best photos and chances for you to be selected while you have applied for a model in one of the agencies that you prefer the most can rise the possibilities.
When everyone hears models, immediately they think of body shaped with finesse which has almost the perfect body lines but there is another category of modeling which is being spread too fast and that’s the plus-size modeling. Just like other modeling categories, this category contains some of the most beautiful and successful models in the world, which one of those is Ashley Graham. She is the best and most successful supermodel of plus-size category. But what it takes to become a plus-size model?
Comparing the market in modeling industry nowadays plus-size models market is the most successful category of models which are becoming highly requested from clients and its booming from year to year. It’s such an unstoppable and profitable market. What is required in order to become a plus-size model?
These are some steps on how to become a plus-size model:
- Getting advice from professionals only
- Working only with modeling agencies which are specialized only at plus-size models
- You must expand and maximize your exposure
- All you need to promote yourself is: Snapshots.
- We recommend to skip modeling school and also teaching sessions because you will not need it.
In order to point out yourself in this huge and profitable market all you need to do is contacting and creating connections with different agents. The exposure you need to have comes just by having these contacts. Different agents will offer you different type of jobs withing the plus-size market which are: marketing models, fit models, commercial models, showroom models and petite models. Just by sharing your experience with them you will be spotted in the right job.
What’s the most important thing for all of the plus-size models out there, while getting a rejection doesn’t mean that you can’t do it but just it’s not the right one agent which fits with your ideas and appearance. That’s why you have to make a lot of meetings in order to find the right place for you in the correct agency.