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SIGN WITH A MODELLING AGENCY ??

There are many modelling agencies in Dublin and across Ireland. Most agencies provide male and female models for fashion, commercial print advertising, magazine editorial, TV and films. Reputable agencies in Ireland include:

  • Morgan The Agency
  • 1st Option Model Agency Dublin
  • Compton Model Agency
  • Assets Models Agency
  • De Havalland Model Management
  • Andrea Roche Model Agency
  • Pulse Model and Event Management

For models signing with a reputable agency can result in making some decent cash. There are a lot of options in modelling such as: catwalk work, magazine layouts, catalogues, advertisements and other opportunities. Height is not as much of an issue as people think. It is only relevant to the catwalk. Many models with smaller statures are generating a lot of work for themselves in other avenues. However, most modelling agencies in Ireland expect you to be 5ft 7in for fashion. If you are not 5ft 7in or above they will more than likely put you in the commercial section. However, don’t let the height restriction put you off I have been featured in many international magazines editorials and photography books and I am only 5ft.4in. It is my experience that modelling is much more than standing in front of the camera no matter what height you are.

Reputable UK modelling agencies:

Fashion: Premier, Storm, Models1, Lenis, Select, FM Agency, M&P, Bookings
Sports: WAthletic
Commercial: MOT, Sandra Reynolds, Nevs, BMA, Gingersnap, RMG, Nemesis, Boss, Rage, IMM
Plus Size: IMM, Hughes, Models1
Glamour: Mode, Girl Management, Samantha Bond

If you are considering been a model there advantages and disadvantages to signing with an agency. On the positive side, if the agency is good you will have a team of experts familiar with the industry working very hard to get you bookings and arranging go sees. If you do sign a contract make sure you really understand what it contains, the conditions and what will be expected of you. From talking to other models you also need to be careful not to become just another picture to fill a modelling agency online catalogue. If the work doesn’t come straight away don’t despair becoming a successful model requires hard work, luck and a lot of focus.

If you are not signed with a modelling agency, you can work freelance and have the freedom to accept bookings as they come along. Social media twitter, facebook, etc are very important for new models and can really help to get you noticed.

I have found that modelling has been a great boost to my confidence. Seeing finished photos in FHM and life magazine has been an incredible experience for me. Most people don’t realise how glamorous they can look until they have taken part in a professional shoot. Even if you don’t intend on entering the modelling industry everyone should go and take some professional photographs with a decent photographer. The excitement of seeing the finished pictures and the comments you will get from friends and family both now and in the future are definitely worth the effort. However, don’t fall or the old trick of having a modelling agent tell you that you need professional photos to start with the agency and then suggest a photographer to do the shoot. If the agency are good at their job professional photos are not required, the portfolio images will come with the bookings and the training should be provided free of charge by the agency.

14 Oct 2011
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