So maybe you have been told your too short? Maybe you are interested in modeling but don't know where to start. Well get ready to be your own business and start researching about the modeling business. Being petite is a challenge, it isn't easy to start modeling when you aren't the standard, but there are chances and opportunities out there for you. You just have to find them.
Google will become your best friend and sort of like starting a business from scratch you will learn how to market yourself as a model. This blog shares some tips and advice for petite models and The first thing you will need are photos.
A Head shot, a body shot, a smile, and an action shot are a good way to start off.
And to skip paying for a photographer if you are low on cash there are easy ways to get a photographer to shoot you for free or very little money.
1.-Try your local colleges photo departments- ask if the students need a model. Usually you will get good results to get you going
2.-Sign up for a free modeling website like Modelmayhem or Onemodeplace.com but for these sites you will need to be careful about who you work with and picky, since not all photographers on these sites are professional.
3. Even have a friend take some basic photos of you with their digital camera.
4. Call up local modeling agencies and ask if they can refer you to a photographer
5. Call up a local newspaper and ask if they can give you the name of a freelance photographer
The more professionals you work with the more professional you will be so focus on that.
You will quickly learn the modeling lingo and one of the first things you will learn is the symbol
TFP- which means TIME FOR PRINT, which means the photographer wont pay you, you wont have to pay them but you both will be able to use the photos.
I would get on Google and research photographers in your town or city and email them or call and ask if they TEST. Testing means a photographer might have an idea they want to try out on a model or it means similar to TFP they are testing you out as a model and it could lead to future work but at least for now you will get a CD of images which you can use to start marketing yourself online or to make a composite card with-(which is a 5 by 7 inch card -photo -business card sort of, that is used by modeling agencies to promote you to their clients) or with these images you can start making a portfolio book.