Friday, October 19, 2007

Petite Models: Short girls can model -The First Steps

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.

9 comments:

Shaikha said...

Thanks for the tips, I would like to model but I feel like this is a really unrealistic dream of mine and I have never made an attempt because I am 5,5 and even girls that are 5,9 have a hard time. I doubt I will ever become a model, but hopefully someone that is in the same situation as mine will read your blog become inspired and actually pursue model. Once again thanks for the tips.

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Nilu-4 said...

okay, from what i have heard from everyone and teachers. Im a girl that stands out out of everyone because of my figure, smile, skin, personality and sense of humor.....and my height. I am 5.0 or maybe even 4.11 i am not sure. I am really small. I'm 16 years old so there is some hope of me growing. HOPEFULLY. I loved to model ever since i was alittle girl and never got the chance to do it because didn't know how or parents weren't sure, and now..don't know if i can becaue of my height. I definitely know that i can't do runway, the reason is obvious. But can i do any other sort of modeling? like print? face figure modeling or something like that? I really really would love to do it. Any advice?

Nilu-4 said...

okay, from what i have heard from everyone and teachers. Im a girl that stands out out of everyone because of my figure, smile, skin, personality and sense of humor.....and my height. I am 5.0 or maybe even 4.11 i am not sure. I am really small. I'm 16 years old so there is some hope of me growing. HOPEFULLY. I loved to model ever since i was alittle girl and never got the chance to do it because didn't know how or parents weren't sure, and now..don't know if i can becaue of my height. I definitely know that i can't do runway, the reason is obvious. But can i do any other sort of modeling? like print? face figure modeling or something like that? I really really would love to do it. Any Advice?

saggy said...

hey i am sargun bedi 21 years old.. m 5'1 but m quite attractive n i have got sharp features... is there any scope for me in modelling like prints n all..

Cat said...

Hi, I'm 5 ft 1, with short hair and thinking of being a model as my fallback. Is there a chance that I can be a model, even though I'm petite and short? Also, I have acne but maybe in a couple of years it will go away. I would just like some help please. If you have an answer for me then I thank you for your help.

Anonymous said...

so i am 14 and i really want to be a model. my parents are fine with it but im not sure if im tall enough.my doctor says that I am 5'1 but I really think that I'm taller... Anyway is there any hope that I can make it in the modeling world???

Anonymous said...

so i am 14 and i really want to be a model. my parents are fine with it but im not sure if im tall enough.my doctor says that I am 5'1 but I really think that I'm taller... Anyway is there any hope that I can make it in the modeling world???

Anonymous said...

You guys are lucky I'm 4'8 And 92 lbs and 15 people have always told me I have a great figured body beautiful face and pretty hair and if I was just taller I'd be the perfect model but sadly my modeling dreams will NEVER come true :/

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