More of the stunning locations we use in our wedding photos are shown on the Wedding Photography Melbourne website, featured at http://www.melbourneweddingphotographers.net.au to get an insight into the locations we shoot at, in particular the old style castle on the front page, the black and white photos also on the front page, and the beach galleries.
Modelling work is available in Melbourne right now; our studio needs to complete a number of high priority assignments and we are looking for the right people to fill these spots. Applicants considering being a part of modeling work on offer, should have facial features that are soft yet well defined. It's also important to have a figure that is curvy or hourglass, plus sized models who are comfortable in themselves are most welcome to apply. Peopple prefer to see pictures of models who don't like starved or "gym-junkie" like. Please read the previous lines again, if you do not have these attributes, then there is no chance of you being accepted for any of these modelling assignments. We don't want to waste your time- nor do we want you to have your hopes up in vain. Modelling is a tough industry- but easy to get into if you have the right qualities.
One of the most important qualities you should have, to succeed in your application for modelling work with us, should be a natural, earthy beauty.
This is not a description of everybody- but remember, we are not an agency looking to take your money, so we are very specific in spelling out the type of person we are looking for.
One of the primary reasons- in fact probably the most important reason why some people do really well at modelling is that they match the assignments they apply for with their own unique look- and they fill the brief set out by the client.
We can't emphasise strongly enough- to ensure the best chance comes your way- stay focused and maintain your attention to detail, in your dealings and interactions with people, as well as the application process here. Follow up your application as requested, on the form which is further down this page.
Often when a modelling job is offered, the person writing the job description has an very clear picture of the right look of the models needed for the shoot. This is one instance where filling the criteria is paramount to getting an interview.
We're in urgent need of some great new photos for this web site, and offer an amazing opportunity to female models between the ages of 20 and 30 to be part of it all.
If you like what you see on this page, and can confidently step up to be in similar locations with stunning photography, then send some pictures in to us.You'll be looked after by a female stylist, who is an ex-magazine model, and get some spectacular photos that most people will only ever dream about.
You'll need to be someone who is passionate about the outdoors. Models who see the beauty in the environment and can see themselves in the same style images as what we display here should apply. You also need to be resilient in the outdoors- sometimes the weather is cold. Regardless of how lovely and inviting the locations look in our photos, often the reality is very different. We shoot at unusual times of the day, sometimes very early morning, sometimes we shoot late in the evening. This is to take advantage of the flattering light which prevails at these times. It also means less chance of crowds, and people wandering into the background of your shots, which can happen quite easily in a popular public area.
You need to be an actress too- be able to create the look, the demeanor and most importantly- the facial expression, right on cue.
If you're comfortable about who you are, and can turn up to a shoot with no baggage or followers, then we'd love to hear from you. There is an enquiry link, where you can attach a couple of photos to a form- further down this page.
Do you have an hourglass shape, bordering plus size- yet consider yourself able to be in a bikini or similar shoot? If your facial features are soft and feminine, and you have the confidence to let our female stylist work with you to create some amazing images, you could be just the person we are looking for! With your own hair and makeup stylist attending you, we'll have you looking sensational!
We need two girls for a stunning location shoot, on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2013, on some stunning waterfalls and beaches just out of Melbourne. This is an ideal shoot if you are looking for modelling work experience, particularly location modelling.
The perfect models for these shoots would be size 10 - 12, curvy or hourglass figured. You need to be comfortable in your own skin- what that means is that you can't dread looking in the mirror! Our lenses take between a size, and a size and a half off you- so you'll look great. This assignment is a top priority on our list- if you're interested, get your details and photos in, and ensure your pictures are clear, and recent!
Some of the most important information about modelling for our commercial shoots is right here, please read this carefully!
We get many applications, such as the one you are considering now. We get enormous interest in this page from many people, our work is demanding in some ways but it is also very rewarding aesthetically- as you get to have shots done in some incredibly beautiful locations and often see stunning spots just around the corner that you never realized were there. We have very clearly defined attributes of the ideal models for our work. At the risk of stepping on toes... I will try to outline some of these for you as gently as I can. We don't accept photos and applications by email- only via the application form within this web site, which you wil find via a link on this page, once you have read everything here.
My lovely partner, who is the model featured in these photos, tells me to "say it gently" on the website... so here goes!
Ideal criteria for our location modelling work candidates.
Here are some of the modeling shoots on offer; we need to fill these as soon as possible, in particular the beach, learjet and waterfall shoots. The link to the application form is elsewhere on this page. If you are considering applying, please ensure you have two photos taken in good clear light, in which you are standing up, and "please read carefully"- NOT wearing black. The reasons will be explained further down. Summer is a great time to shoot on the beach- if you think you are right for this, submit an application to us.
Do any of the following modeling shoots sound like something you could do?
Someone who is in the "correct" weight for height proportion is not necessarily the ideal model. Ideal weight for height are not always a representation of our population- our target audience- reality. Please understand the the nature of our lighting and equipment takes between one and one-and-a-half sizes off a person, so ideally the person we select would be someone who thinks they could still lose 4-8 kg. They will photograph beautifully- that's a guarantee! On the other hand- the correct weight for height, trim, toned and athletic model, with the tan- or heaven forbid- spray tan or solarium tan- will not photograph well with our gear- nor do they match the target audience for our images.
If you are selected as the right person for our shoot(s) we will provide a female makeup artist and hair stylist throughout the shoot, who will attend to you from the minute you arrive, until we are finished. We will provide accessories, makeup, hair and styling, and collaborate with you in regards to what styles of garments we plan to use, before we engage you for a shoot. If we want you to wear blue, and your colours are earthy, it's not a good mix- better for everyone to be clear on this from the beginning.
If you are interested in following the hottest news in modelling- uncut and as straight as it gets, standby to subscribe- we'll soon be launching a blog, devoted to this topic.
In order of importance, the following selection criteria are considered:
Your figure needs to be curvy- even plus size models are fine, if the plus-sized modelling attributes are all in the right places!
Your attitude needs to be right- enthusiastic, motivated, no baggage, no drama or grief. And certainly no hangers-on!
Looks are subjective (Google it) - we're not after a Barbie Doll type here- and most often, the looks that draw attention in nightclubs are not the looks we want in a model. So the best thing is to give it a go, and send in a couple of photos, using the link (elsewhere) on this page. Read every word here- and please do NOT make any of the mistakes outlined in red elsewhere on this page, no matter how special you think the exception is!
It is absolutely important that you have the right mindset for the opportunities we list on this page. It needs to be said from the beginning, that you will not get anywhere if you make an apointment then change it, or if you fail to turn up for an interview, or you don't call when you say you will call. We take a risk when we promise a model to a client for a job- these people (our clients) are not hobbyists; they are business people too- and the Gen-Y thinking sometimes fails to recognise the importance of commitment. If you lead a really busy life, where everything competes constantly for your time, and you have a hectic social agenda, then this is definitely not for you. Melbourne Modelling Work is ideal for someone who is available on short notice, has their own independant transport, and rolls with no baggage- emotional, human (in the form of hangers-on), or physical!
In order to succeed at modelling- to even get past an initial meeting- you need to be switched on, sharp, and a self starter, otherwise you are wasting everyone's time- including your own- and as your desire to succeed becomes greater, you begin handing over money (to agencies) in order to dream the dream- just as silly as the parents who pay money to a child modelling agency, convinced that that their bratty, screaming, undisciplined child is really only having a bad day, and really is worthy of the CON-tract the agency is tempting them with!
With Bridal, Fashion and Swimsuit modelling, it goes without saying, that you need to be 18 or older- ideally in late twenties to early thirties, so that when the styling makes you look younger, you don't look 13 or 14 years old -even 15 or 16 years old is way too young looking. Then it opens up another potential fiasco- the parents- who for whatever reason, want to be there, when "politely said"... they contribute absolutely nothing to the shoot. They'd be far better off sending a family friend with the applicant, who won't be so precious about what colour dress the little darling should wear, and how she simply "must" have "that gorgeous princess tiara", no matter what! Yes, mothers cost their children opportunity- no agency will tell you this, because they want your money! Facts are facts though- agencies quickly take your money, and sell you the dream- and the anticipation of opportunity- but seldom ever get close to delivering anything more than a membership renewal notice. We have had referrals from a number of Melbourne model agencies, some are still in business, others have gone interstate, and some are not in business. None of them showed any remorse for blatantly taking peoples' many with no intention of delivering. If nobody paid modelling agencies any money until the job was in the hand, only one or two modelling agencies would remain in business.
Unfortunately, it is the desire to be part of something, the need for acceptance and recognition that puts peoples' brains in neutral, and lets them hand over money so easily to what can only be described as a well rehearsed, fully choreographed scam.
We are very particular about who we shoot with, and if you don't succeed with us, it's not the end! We have no interest in signing you up with an agency- that's a minefield with lots of traps for the unsavvy, which you can explore on your own. Our requirements are very specific, if you read them carefully, you will know whether or not you are in with a chance.
Modelling work is demanding. It takes concentration, focus, and commitment. Part of that concentration is completing the form correctly - please don't waste our time or yours by winging it, thinking "it will be OK". I can assure you it won't be!
If you complete a form (link appears further down this page- keep reading!) ensure you only press the submit button once- don't spam our system and amplify your disregard for the guidelines by pressing the form submit button more than once- even if you think it never went through the first time. Don't send me emails asking me to visit your facebook or myspace- nobody takes either of those places seriously. If you are promoting yourself as a potential model for work consideration, then the very least I would expect you to have are two normal photos of yourself- the kind of photo your grandma would take.
This web page is the final page of our old web site, and it is over 8 years old. As such, it urgently needs replacement. The new design is complete, the new web site is online, and we just need a model for the images. You need to be able to see yourself in images like those which appear in the scroller below, on the page you are on right now. For this shoot, if you are around 165cm in height, your ideal weight would be 56-59 kg. If you are 175cm in height then we'd be looking for a model around 65-68kg. Our lighting and camera lenses tend to take a size or more OFF the model, so for this one, these criteria are vitally important. You need to be comfortable with the idea of shooting at the beach or on a waterfall. I guarantee you that if you are the successful person in applyng for this role, the images we produce will be the best you'll ever get. You must mention the word "covergirl" in your application.
We work wonders with photography- but not miracles. How everything sits and stacks up is important- but by now you would have an idea as to whether or not you are in with a chance!
You can take a look at our new Melbourne Wedding Photographer web site, which is online now. It will give you an idea of how we shoot our weddings, this style also carries through to our bridal fashion photography assignments.
Make sure that the pictures you send in to us really are RELEVANT to what you want to do. They need to be crisp and clear, you need to be looking directly at the camera and the photos need to be well lit- no artistic light play, no shadows on your face, and certainly no soft focus or harsh contrast, like strong sunlight and deep shadows. You need to be instanty recogniseable- no "Saturday night party" type shots, and no "hangover photos" from your phone. If you are considering a modelling career, then it would be expected that you would have some better pictures to market yourself with. If you don't have the right photos now, please wait until you do- if the pictures aren't right, we disregard the application, even if you are a superstar of tomorrow.
This means, that your photos show you in a light which, when assessed by us here, helps us perceive you in the style of shots that we shoot. Don't send pictures of yourself you have taken with your phone, don't send cutouts from shots of you with friends- and absolutely no pics with more than one person in them.
The full length shot requirement is for just that- a full length photo, where you are standing up, and the photo is taken from the front. No photos of you sitting down or lying down. Nothing taken of you looking back over your shoulder or striking some artistic pose for a student photographer.
Don't wear anything BAGGY in the shots- we need to see your shape- if we have to guess anything at all, we reject the application.
How you look, apply and present really is everything. Don't put yourself at a disadvantage by sending lousy photos. The number of people who ring me and say "I really do look better - they were just bad shots I sent in...".
If you don't have them now, then wait until you have better photos.
Even more alarming is the number of people who send us pictures which were taken years ago!
Our shoots need models with soft feminine looks, facial features that are clean and well defined, in the form of the classic beauties of Hollywood's golden era. You need to be in proportion, but definitely not thin. The ideal photos to send in to us, are simple shots from home, not some halfwit internet photographer's effort at "art", and cetainly not photos from a mobile phone you have held out at arm's length, nor photos from a webcam. Do you really think that this is the way to apply for a modelling job?
These are shoots for publication in print and web advertising, so we base a large part of our initial filtering on your appearance in the pictures you send in. If you look like you spend your day riding around on public transport with nothing else to do, then save your bandwidth and our time, and please don't apply.
We will not waste your time with meetings or interviews. We will only call you in if we are confident we can offer you something paid, right away. We are not an agency. We don't "sign up" models, we don't shoot portfolios, despite countless requests.
We are professional photographers who regularly shoot commercial work for print and web advertising, and prefer to source our own models, rather than work with agencies, who "themselves" can be more maintenance than an ice cube in the tropics.
To be eligible for the above opportunities, you need to have a hairstyle which is "single" color- no multicolor, no foils, no tips, very conservative, ideally around shoulder length or a little longer. You need well defined cheek bones, and symmetrical features. We prefer people with fair to lightly tanned complexion, and between size 8 and size 12. The requirement is not for "myspace" type photos. The successful model applicant will be in a campaign using BEAUTY shots- so please consider the above carefully before you select your pictures to email in. Read the section further down this page in red, and please do not make mistakes in your application. Even if you are the next "supermodel of the world" we reject any application which has an error. This is not a social modelling site of the internet, where people beg for comments and acknowledgement, nor are we an agency. If you haven't found out what a waste of time and effort those sites and their backyard brigade of snappers are, then there's still a fascinating, time wasting world for you to discover out there!
If you fit the criteria we outline, and your looks are suiteable, then will employ you as a model. If not, then we won't. No career counselling, no meetings which lead to nothing, no time wasting - not yours, not ours. It is imperative that you read the section in red further down this page. Harsh? Not really. Just honest words that no other website publishes- why do you think we rank first on Google for "modelling work"?
Take money off you and waste your time with empty promises? No.
Do you see yourself as a high flyer?
We've secured a tremendous "one off" opportunity for three lucky female models between 18 and 32, sizes 8 - 12, to model on the tarmac with a very sexy Learjet. This jet is hot - it looks absolutely terrific, and it is based in Melbourne. Work with our team - makeup and hair styling will be provided, as well as basic outfits.
Be sure to mention "Learjet Shoot" on your application form, if you complete one. This is a great opportunity for modelling in a different environment and location. Images used for web advertising. Shots will be taken inside the jet- whch has a stunning boardroom style interior conference area, as well as on the tarmac at the airport. It's all organized- we just need the right talent to fit the selection criteria.
If you've always wanted to be a magazine model, in a news stand magazine, and wondered where to start - this might be just the opportunity you need to get you going. No agency fees, no photography fees, no charges for anything - if we feel confident that we can place you into something, you will get an interview, if we cannot, then you won't.
At the interview it's up to you - provided that you loook like the person in the pictures you sent in to us, the rest will lbe determined by your attitude and how suited to the shoot you are. We are not an agency, we do not charge models fees, we do not sell memberships. We are professional photographers who regularly shoot for magazines, and prefer to source our own models, rather than dealing with model agencies.
Models wanted now, for fashion,
swimwear and bridal modelling.
Modelling work and modelling shoots are available in Melbourne on selected dates in January and February 2012.
Shoots for this assignment
are regular and ongoing during the first six months of 2013. These
shoots involve everything from simple makeup looks, to bridal makeup
and more extravagant theatrical and alternative styles. Models with short,
long and intermediate hair length will also be required for hair style
modeling- no cutting or coloring involved. Images are destined for print
publication in advertising, and for use on the web. You need to be available
in the South East of Melbourne, during the evening, and have your own
transport. The look is very specific for this shoot- ideally models with
well defined facial bone structure- and female (yes a lot of guys have
offered...) with all skin types and ethnicities being considered. Your
look needs to radiate absolute softness, femininity and beauty. You need
to have the facial characteristics that could see you as the face for
a major beauty campaign - that the final images would not rely on image
retouching - that you would present the beauty to the lens at the time
of image capture.
If you are interested in any of these- or other shoots on this page, complete an expression of interest form here, and send it in to us. Remember to carefully follow the instructions on the form!
PLEASE ensure you read the form carefully-
and complete it accurately!
If you are NOT from Victoria, (we get a staggering number of applications from interstate- NSW Tasmania and QLD- and overseas-the USA, UK and Africa) consider how you plan to get to our studio for an interview- whilst it's great fun filling in forms and emailing pictures off, (if that's your thing) you want it to ideally lead to something- not just take up time for no result. Please don't waste our time or yours. We look at the realistic viability of working with applicants, and treat requests accordingly. Simply put, if you're not local to where our shoots are, there's no point sending in an application.
We get an absolutely overwhelming number of useless
applications- people from the UK - and they expect to be here for an
interview when..? - kids from interstate just wasting time - it's amazing
that so many people have so much time on their hands. Go do some volunteer
work for a charity - do some good for the community!
If you really want to waste time, go to an agency and hand them money!
That way you're doing two things really efficiently- wasting time and wasting money.
So... DON'T make any mistakes on
the form- send in GOOD COLOUR photos.
Your face should be clearly visible in the shots; don't wear a hat, don't wear sunglasses- no matter how good you think you look in them. See that the lighting in the photo is even, and that the full length photo of you is a "standing up" shot, taken from the front. Ensure that in your photos, you are not sitting down, or lying down. We need to see how you look, standing up.
And please don't wear black- it's not a good color for definition of the human form. Try to send in pictures that do you justice- pictures in which you are well lit and pictures which show us how you look- you'd be amazed at what we get sent to us.
DO NOT send photos with more than one person in them- everyone has a digital camera these days- get some simple, clear and up to date snapshots done. That's all you need! Nothing creative- no "student portfolio" type pix- simple, normal pictures please.
Here's a hint- one of the first things we look at is what's "in" the photo- how much effort, how much thought- and how accurately the picture follows the guidelines we set out. How accurately did the applicant read the guidelines on this page? Two people in the photo when we ask for one? Disqualified instantly. Read the hints and tips further down this page for best results.
If you need to contact us, do so during business hours
only, on our studio number. That number is 03 9554 3279. This is
for two main reasons- we're a professional studio, not a 'work from home'
scenario, and to get feedback on your pix, or anything else- we need
to be online during your call. Most of the time after hours, we're nowhere
near a computer. And the guidelines say to call 48hrs (2 business days)
after sending your pix in, not 10 minutes later. Reason? Most people
forget- which sends us the message that they're not serious about modelling-
that they're just sitting online, sending in pix "for something to do",
expecting the "big contract" to land in their email. It will- when you
finally get one of those "free" laptops you always seem to win...
There is no "yellow brick road", and certainly no "Oz" at the end of it!
Paid swimwear location modelling is available for models in Melbourne and Victoria during Summer and Autumn 2013. Shoots are in spectacular locations. If you look good, feel happy about yourself and can see yourself in shots like the photos appearing on this page, complete an expression of interest form further down this page. be sure to check out the images in the scroller below. Shoots are avilable now for styles similar to those you see in the photos below.
Summer is still here... and we need swimwear shots to help rebuild this page, which will become
part of our new wedding
photography Melbourne website, so if you would like to grace the
cover of the modelling section, be sure to write the word "covergirl"
in the text area of your application.
Calendar style swimwear shoots in some of Victoria's hottest photography spots! The weather might be cooling off -but the light is fantastic! If you love the beach and water, and look great in swimwear, then we can offer you some terrific swimwear modelling opportunities. Calendar style swimwear shoots are available right now. Ideally you would be in your 20s or early 30s, with a size 10-12 figure- we want to show that normal people can look awesome in photos- that you don't need to be a bean pole to look great. Enjoy styling (hair, makeup and accessories) by our own stylist- who is an accomplished model herself. Shoot in some spectacular, stunning locations close to home. Have a great time- and produce great images- with your chance to ask a professional model unlimited questions during the shoot! Learn industry tips, get the inside info- much more truthfully and far more accurately than you would from any agency.
Work for models and paid modelling opportunities are
available in Melbourne right now.
Assignments vary in style- from formal wear and bridal, to swimsuit- and we need models now! Take a look at the pix in the scroller below, and decide whether or not you could see yourself in images like the ones shown here.
Good Modelling Agencies- Are There Any At All?
Modelling- whether fashion swimwear or bridal, is not easy to get into. People spend lots of money on agents to learn later, that there are no "easy short cuts" into the industry.
Who does the agent work for? The model? The client?
The agent works for the agent- if the needs of the client and model ( in that order ) can be met along the way, then it's a bonus. The agent's primary aim is to make money- not to secure work for the models. Any agent's primary income is from signups- registrations- memberships- anything which involves the model handing over money to be a part of. If an agent is confident they will make money from onselling you as a model, they will sponsor your photos, website, comp cards and more. If they have the cheek to ask you for money for ANY of this- then turn and head for the door. You are only funding THEIR lifestyle, at the expense of your own.
Don't pay money to dream- you can do it for free when you sleep.
If you are searching for a model agency, ask your questions carefully and choose wisely. The standard of service drops off very quickly when the money has been handed over- and lip service is cheap - phone calls to "keep in touch", newsletter, emails and updates are NOT modelling assignments! You want "the jobs" - not a "new best friend" by phone or email. Agencies work, knowing that there is a percentage of people desperate enough to hope for glory, ready to hand over money to dream. If you are prepared to do this- then know that you went in well informed from this article- and you only have yourself to blame for the lack of return, if that's the case. Understandably when emotion and desire are strong enough, the human brain lets logic slip out through the window... sometimes a very costly excercise down the track.
If you're searching for the best children's or child model agency- whether
Melbourne or anywhere else, to represent your kids, be even more careful-
agents are well versed in hot button selling tactics, and laying on the
charm for the parents. Flatter the child a bit, rave on about "accepting
which shifts the focus from the interviewer's (the agency's) performance
credentials to the applicant /parent wanting something that they "might
lose" (the opportunity for the child to be represented). "Fear of loss" (the opportunity), and "desire for gain" (acceptance) are both huge motivators for most people. Keep your head screwed on- and your wallet in your pocket! If you want to throw money
away with a child model agency, give your money to the Bonnie Babes Foundation,
where it will do some GOOD for children. You'll sleep much better- and
so will the kids.
Don't fall victim to it- don't put your children with a childrens' model agency to prove something to a friend or relative, or because strangers have told you that your "child should be a model"- people say this to you, when they cannot think of anything else to say, or if them telling you that your child is "cute" may be a bit too forward, or politically incorrect.
Give them- the agents- NO money for ANYTHING until they deliver- work for your child, not for the snake oil salesperson of the childrens' modelling agency.
Don't for one second, let an agency tell you that you handing them money in advance "is how the industry works". It only works that way when people are silly and desperate enough that they will resort to anything to try and "get somewhere".
We get about eight requests per week to recommend the best child modelling agency in Melbourne. The answer is simple- the best kids modelling agency in Melbourne is the one which can place your child into a job right now. No fees, no admin costs, no photography charges- just a job sheet handed to you, and the money in YOUR bank account, not theirs. If you are the principal of a child or kids modelling agency in Melbourne- or anywhere else, and can demonstrate to us that you really "do" fit the bill, we can refer many people to you. We receive lots of requests from readers, asking us to recommend the best child modelling agency in Melbourne.
As a parent looking for a kids modelling agency, remember this: Go to the interviews, play the "selection/put my child on your books" charade, until you are blue in the face. The minute you hand over money for anything other than a commission to the agency for a job your child is about to be paid for, you have lost the game. End of story, no exceptions.
We don't offer any work, opportunities, jobs or work experience for child models, baby modeling, tots models, or childrens modeling, in Melbourne.
Ok- so you're still keen- convinced your child can be
a star. If you're child is exceptionally well behaved, in almost all
circumstances, almost all of the time ("not many children are", you
think- and true- even fewer children succeed at child modelling...) and
if you're child is mentally mature beyond the physical age- while, at
the same time looking younger than they really are- the odds may be tipped
slightly in your favour.
You see, it's best to work with an older child that looks younger- and some children are just naturally always happy, and take very easily to strangers. Children (and grown ups) need to time themselves around shoots- it doesn't go the other way around. A child which is always having "a good day" is more than half way there.
"So how many children are really like this?", you ask?
About as many as do succeed at child modelling. Very few indeed. One thing's for sure- the world doesn't "owe" somebody a modelling career just because they want one or random people in the street keep telling mommy how cute her child is. What else are they going to say?
Can you make it on your own, with excellent self promotion
In a word "yes".
Competition is fierce- you can't afford to take your eye off the ball for a second!
There are some basic commonsense things you can do to enhance your chances- you can read about them below.
If you've ever wondered whether or not you have "what it takes" to be a model, find out now, by completing our "expression of interest" form here and attaching two photos.
You won't be invited for an interview unless we are sure we can give you an almost immediate start- and it won't cost you a cent!
It is imperative that your form doesn't contain ANY errors.
Absolutely NO mistakes.
We can't stress this enough. We've been getting up to 16 forms a day, and sometimes not even one is completed correctly.
It's an easy road if you fit the criteria- each person brings their own uniqueness to the assignment- it's a matter of how well you can fill the brief.
not one- should be attached to the form. Please read the guidelines carefully.
We reject incorrectly completed forms.
Further down this page you can read the facts- and get a brief glimpse into what
it takes to make a go of it- tips to get you in with the best chance.
Enjoy- read and take seriously the advice we offer here. We don't masquerade as model agents or agencies poised to launch you into stardom, we have been in the industry longer than just about all of them out there.
Modelling is an industry fraught with "quick buck" hunters and scammers.
They get in, and get out.
We see the same pattern, the same advertising and techniques, and hear the same stories from models all the time.
Modelling shoots avaialable throughout summer and autumn 2013 on amazing, photogenic waterfalls and beaches in Victoria
If you're good to go in swimwear then submit an application.
This and other shoots are available in stunning locations- for more info, and the chance to be in images like those shown below, complete an expression of interest form and attach a couple of pix here. Our shoot style is the same as the shots shown below.
Swimwear shoots, beach shoots, bikini, swimwear modelling
and stunning ocean shoots are available now.
Our website needs more images... and you will be in front of a huge audience- not to mention our client base!
If you love water and want to be part of these paid swimwear shoots, complete an expression of interest form here for more info. Be sure to include the shoots you are interested in, on the form.
Paid fashion modelling opportunities available now-
Complete, without errors, an expression of interest form here for more information!These are great opportunities for models to take part in. If you are interested, or would like more information, complete an expression of interest form here. Be sure to mention the shoots you are interested in on the form.
The following Melbourne Model shoots are all
and prebooked for publication in popular Australian news stand
bridal and fashion magazines.
We're looking for our next Model of the Year-
There are some terrific modelling shoots, modelling opportunities and prizes up for grabs, as well as pre-booked space in fully clothed fashion magazine pages, to start you off!
Complete an expresion of interest form to receive more info. Be sure to include 2 pix- one close up and one full length, and read the modelling guidelines carefully before you complete the form!
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OK, I think I can do it- what should I do next?
There have been many requests recently from people for us to shoot
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What's the advantage of pursuing a self-managed career as a model- as opposed to joining an agency? What are the benefits and pitfalls?
As a self managed model, you are responsible for sourcing your own work, responding to enquiries, securing your job bookings, turning up, and collecting the money. It's not quite as daunting as it sounds- for someone who is truly passionate about success, the road is quite easy- as there are so many who simply don't turn up on shoots- that the opportunities for the "good ones" are out there! Photographers are continually on forums, expressing disappointment at models who fail to show up- if you can gain a reputation as a reliable model, word will spread quickly, and you will be streets ahead of 95% of others out there. All for following basic courtesy and commonsense!
The downside to all this, is that you need to be your
own manager, you need to see yourself as a "mini enterprise" and
behave accordingly, treat your clients with courtesy and respect, and
your toes". Stay on your toes all the time- not just when the idea
runs hot in your mind- success is not built on fleeting attention and
The opportunities are out there- maybe not on the "free folio" sites of the muddy waters of the internet, shooting with clueless photographers... but if you know where to look, the good jobs can be found!
More upside to all this though- you get to work with a diverse range of people. You have opportunities to travel, to get magazine and web exposure, and more often than not, get paid on the same day you sign off on the job, usually on the day of the shoot. You'll have the opportunity to make enduring friendships, in an industry where a lot depends on "who" you know. Your greatest source of referrals will be other models you have worked with, make-up artists who have worked with you, and of course, the photographers and clients themselves. Far more "in favour" of this system, than "against".
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How do I know if I have what it takes to succeed as a model?
Only you know yourself- the real you!
Success in modelling-
while dependent to a certain extent on your physical attributes- relies
a lot on how you handle yourself as a person- how others perceive you
and how you interact with other people. Countless times we've seen the
person who was "not the ideal choice" scoop the assignment,
through sheer determination, and tenacity. Look at how you live, how
reliably you have kept appointments and commitments, are you are
a breeze to deal with; or a drama queen- the answer will be starting
to reveal itself by now!
Don't give up your day job- nor should you jump into modelling as a way of making quick money, funding your overnight retirement- or because your friends on your online chat page say you "should do it". These are all the wrong reasons!
If you have an eye for design and fashion, look after yourself well, take direction and responsibility well, and understand what a professional work environment is, then go for it! So many let "themselves" down... so if you are persistent, good things will be yours quickly!
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About modelling portfolios, folios, test shoots and what you really need.....
In an ideal world, you don't need a portfolio- you just
need someone to walk up to you with the contract and cheque!
However- in the real world, this seldom happens- so you need your tools of trade! Ideally these should be:
If you're after a portfolio, if you really think you need one- and remember some of the world's best models started without one- they were exposed to the right opportunity to begin with- these pointers may help you.
For no more than $200 you should get the following:
Three outfit changes, shot in studio or on location, and a selection of images for you to keep- in either hi resolution on disk, or in print form. Images on disk should be edited ready for print output.
Two hours of the photographer's time shooting, and editing your images. This is more than enough to produce what you need for a folio, if the photographer is good, knows their work, and is using fast, up to date equipment. Image correction, repair and editing should be at a minimum- good photographers capture pefect -or near-perfect files, and don't spend ages at the computer, fixing mistakes! Real photographers trained on the discipline of film- without the bandaid repairs of digital.
Images should match the level of expertise you see throughout this site- not be snaps in a home studio, backyard, park or similar. The photographer should be able to demonstrate to you that she/he has vision and artistic flair- look beyond their personality and ask yourself whether or not the work you are looking at would be worth paying thousands for, if it were commissioned commercial work. Unfortunately most clients have no idea when it comes to grading a photographer- and end up learning an expensive and heartbreaking lesson in the process.
A backyard hack working off a website with no street address, or a student or "passionate" hobbyist shouldn't be trusted or relied upon to create images for you that will ultimately represent who you are in the eyes of your potential employers. Some of the very ordinary looking examples of pictures we see, make us wonder whether candid camera is waiting to capture our looks of disbelief!
Never make the mistake of tfp (time for prints)- if you
pay peanuts then you get monkeys- and if you pay nothing, it's even worse.
Be paid for your time, for every shoot you do, and pay your photographer(s)
for theirs, if the shots are for you.
People will never give you their best for nothing. The time and energy you could spend believing the opposite to be true- will yield much better results invested in your own productivity. Outstanding folio photography isn't expensive- fees are low to help models get started with images. Get the best start in modelling you can- start with professional images.
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I'm ready to take the next step- no obligation, no commitment from either side, just get some feedback on my chances.
Ok- so you want to give it a go- see what you think, what we think, and possibly what the audience thinks?
See that you don't make any mistakes in completing the
form, or in attaching images.
Please read the instructuctions below, and follow them to the letter.
These tips will get you in with the best chance.
Please read them- it is amazing how many people continue to make the mistakes we draw attention to here:
Please read, and read again, the next line:
Be certain you have completed the form "fully" and "correctly"- and that you have attached TWO pix- not one- and that one is a face shot and one is a full length shot, and that both are representative of your CURRENT look. We've had some great people apply- but with only one photo- and some with incomplete information on forms. It's amazing what people will do to kill an opportunity.
Important: All applicants please read:
The most common errors on forms are, in order:
1: no surname- your surname along with your first name, goes in the "name" field of the form;
2: only one photo attached instead of two photos;
3: full length photo is either "not" full length, or has been taken sitting or lying down;
4: more than one person in the photo;
5: the applicant is unrecognizeable in the photo (blurry, poor lighting, head half chopped off)
6: wearing black in the shots - a big "no";
7: no "suburb" specified in the "suburb" field;
8: you are not on the current version of this page- check the date beneath the banner at the top- the update should be within 14 days. If not, then you're on an old page which will NOT process your application.
And while we've got your attention...
If you are able to name your image files- the pictures you send to us- it helps us a lot! If your name is, for example: "Sally Smith"; call your headshot: sally-smith-headshot.jpg and your full length photo: sally-smith-full-length.jpg because... if you provide an image with a name that already exists in our database, YOUR copy will be deleted by the system, before we even get to see it!
Remember- you're applying for this for yourself, so
give yourself the best chance.
Submissions must match criteria, in order to be considered.
Take it seriously, and we'll take you seriously.
Never worry about whether or not you are good enough, or stress about a couple of extra kilos you think shouldn't be there! A good photographer will know instantly how to bring the best out of you, and our lenses take between a size, and a size and a half OFF, so it's a lot easier for us to work with someone who is a few kilos over the weight they would like to be- and that's not a joke!
And one last thing. When you have submitted your form, call our studio two business days later, not the same day or morning after you send your pix in - and ensure you can come in for an interview within 24 hours after you call (only if you are required to do so). If we consider you suitable, we will set up an interview time with you during the phone call.
Do not email us asking if there is any modeling work going.. when you are reading the page which has the answer to all of your questions right here...
Do not email me your photos, with a written request for work. We use a proper form and file upload facility, this is the only way we accept applications for modelling work. No exceptions.
Call our studio on 03 9554 3279 between two and four business days after sending in your pix. If we do not hear from you 96 hours after receiving your form, we will delete your details and pictures from our system. If you are emailing from interstate, consider how you plan to be in Melbourne for an interview and work... BEFORE you go to the effort of sending in your details and photos.
Ready to go ahead?
Most people get it wrong. If they'd have read this entire page, with basic comprehension skills, the mistakes would never happen.
Before you go ahead, PLEASE ENSURE you have read every single word on this page.
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