I WANNA BE ON TOP!!!!!

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    Jan 01, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    Hey Boys. So I've be thinking I want to get into the modeling industry or get into a small agency. So are there any models or photographers that can give me tips on how to start or offer photographers that they know are good??? Also for my height is their an ideal shape that my body should be in? Like are there any ideal measurements???

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    Jan 01, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    My advice to you is...

    You are already generally in the requirements to be a model... but you'll have to express different things facially. It's become a "who can portray this look the best" industry rather than just pretty people, especially if they plan on doing creative headshots. Your body is so-so for the industry busters, but not in pique condition for a model at today's standards for a man. You'll want to work more on your abdominal region just to give the shape of abs and build up your chest to a beefier level, or lean it out. Also, the muscles close to your collar aren't very prominent... which is usually a selling point for men in ad's without shirts on. Looking like you're the quarterback is popular and "attractive" looking to all target audiences. You're in between which makes a lot of people think, "I can find a better body of what I'm looking for..."

    In essence... eat five times a day, do cardio and train your mid section for fashion.
    Or... eat five times a day with slightly bigger meals, do less cardio and more weight lifting for commercial.

    Modeling is very competitive... Gorgeous people are all around so be prepared. Networking is your friend.


    Edit: I'm sorry if I come off as rude in any of this. Ario's did bigger things than I, I'd ask him or dancerjack if anyone else.
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    Jan 01, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    JustThisOnce saidAlso you get some valuable information from top photographers/models that are in this forum.

    One example is Ariodante, who is a noted fashion model appearing on the cover of Vogue Italia and also ran an AD campaign for Nivea for men in Switzerland.


    Nivea - It's Fjordriffic!! (it took me so long to learn that line icon_redface.gif)
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    Jan 01, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    JustThisOnce saidAnother top model of the forum is Edward23, who have graced the covers of FHM, Hustler, XXL, Ebony and Black Men Magazine

    Oh now you trollin'. xD
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    Jan 01, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
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    TrevorMark said
    JustThisOnce saidAnother top model of the forum is Edward23, who have graced the covers of FHM, Hustler, XXL, Ebony and Black Men Magazine

    Oh now you trollin'. xD


    Nope, he is just a commercial model. Although that is not as glamorous, he still makes a lot of money.


    The trolling is odd with this one...
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    Jan 01, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    It's kind of sad I have the time and available resources to pull this out of my ass in like 10 minutes

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    Jan 01, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    JustThisOnce said

    First photo I am going to call is...


    NOT Yours



    Nigel was being an asshole and Mr. Jay kept saying one thing and the photographer another I CAN'T OPEN MY EYES IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT AIGHT.
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    JustThisOnce said

    First photo I am going to call is...


    NOT Yours



    Nigel was being an asshole and Mr. Jay kept saying one thing and the photographer another I CAN'T OPEN MY EYES IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT AIGHT.


    ario your pic is hilarious. I might use it as a flame war meme be prepared.

    And Trevor thanks that is very helpful. NOt rude at all.
    Justonce you know you wrong.
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    Jan 20, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
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    Jan 20, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    JustThisOnce said
    SkinnyBitch saidFuIku.jpg


    you are so ugly that ur are pretty, We call that ugly pretty and its HIGH fashion


    You mean like a pug? I love pugs!
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    Jan 20, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    TrevorMark saidMy advice to you is...

    You are already generally in the requirements to be a model... but you'll have to express different things facially. It's become a "who can portray this look the best" industry rather than just pretty people, especially if they plan on doing creative headshots.


    This, totally, especially on your first photoshoot (or "test" photoshoot).

    Basically, the most "alive" and communicating thing on a model in a picture is the eyes, and more generally, the rest of the face. They wanna know if your eyes can look alive in a picture, or not. If they can communicate through paper and ink, you know?

    There's three ways to communicate with the eyes : think about something/someone you love, think of something that makes you happy (even or something), or think about sex.

    Britney Spears is the best example of "dead eyes" syndrome I could find.

    britney_candie_s.jpg

    as opposed to

    Britney-Spears_15.jpg

    (don't pay attention to the smile, that's kindof a bias. Just look the eyes, and you'll notice a difference)

    Practice different position and learn about the multiple angles on your body, you will need to WORK THEM ALL. That is neck (side to side, down and up), hips, shoulders, elbows, ankles, feet, knees, etc. After a 3 hours shoot, you really feel like there's no position you haven't done yet, and still, the photograph is asking for more.

    Mouth is another thing : you can be smiling, or mouth completely close (not really recommended), or slighlty opened (but not smiling).

    That's what came to my mind for now icon_smile.gif Good luck !