Thursday, 13 November 2014

Neon Models Reviews

Neon Models Reviews

Neon Models are a leading platform for modelling advice and also have a fantastic London fashion photography studio specialising in modelling portfolios. This is a review we received last month from Emily regarding her September modelling photo shoot!

"I just wanted to drop a quick email about the photo shoot that I was booked into Saturday just gone. I had an amazing experience and learnt so much while I was there. I’m not sure what I was expecting but the experience was so enjoyable.

Neon Models
Neon Models
The lady who did my makeup and hair was extremely friendly and made me feel so relaxed considering how nervous I was with this being such a new experience to me. She made me feel and look like a million dollars, when looking in the mirror I couldn’t believe it was me. The little touches she also did I was so grateful for. It was nice to be able to get to know her on a personal level as well.

The photographer I had made me feel at ease straight away. He knew exactly what to do and gave me suggestions of posies to get into before I felt relaxed and comfortable before coming up with my own ideas. He was easy to talk to and ideas bounced off us both. I really enjoyed having photos taken by him, he was so lovely! When he took me outside, I actually have no words to describe how exhilarating this was. The fact of people watching didn’t bother me in the slightest when I originally thought this would be the part I struggled with most, this defiantly wasn’t the case as i totally forgot people were there watching, some people even stopped just behind the photographer to watch me – I just soaked up every minute of the photo shoot.

After the photo shoot I was taken into a room with a lady called Selina who was just an absolute delight. She said that my photo shoot had gone really well and that she was going to contact you about my photo shoot (I think?!) as she said there was potential for a modelling career. She went through my photos and told me which ones worked well and how I could use certain ones for certain shoots. Selina took the time to give me information about the industry and what I should do now if this is something I would like to take forward. She took her time with me and I really appreciated that from her. After talking to Selina and buying some of the photos, I said I wanted to take everything that she had mentioned on board and let it all sink in, as I honestly didn’t think I was going to get this far or receive such positive feedback! After careful consideration and talking to people I think this is something I would like to take on and see where this experience could take me. It was a totally different world – and I loved every moment of it! Thank you for putting me forward for the photo shoot and possibly seeing some potential in me. So thank you again for an amazing experience and I hopefully look forward to working with you/Neon Models in the future!

Emily has since also signed with an agency and has her first job booked for the end of the month thanks to Neon Models!

Find out more about Neon Models in this video.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Female Modelling with Neon Models

Female Modelling with Neon Models

As a website dedicated to helping new models break into modelling, Neon Models gives giving advice about the industry, how to approach modelling agencies, tips on how to behave like a professional model, how to build a portfolio that is an asset for your modelling career, and much much more.

Neon Models
Neon Models
What Is It That Makes A Female Model Successful? Is it classic beauty? Perfect hair? The perfect figure. No: Confidence. 

There is demand for a wide range of female models in the modelling industry, from gaunt or androgynous catwalk models to sexy curves for catalogue lingerie, to fresh young faces for teen magazines, to girl-next-door looks for catalogue products. 

To become a top model, you have to stand out from the rest, ensuring you are as confident as the models you aspire to be - when you have the right attitude, you are well on your way to becoming a top female model. 

Female modelling shows us the most exclusive new trends in beauty and fashion, they are the faces of brands, products, fashion houses and even perfumes. Female models can make a lot of money and live glamorous lives - but it's not all glamour and parties - there is a lot of hard work involved, and an investment of time, energy and money - if you want to be a top female model.

Find out more from the video below!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Modelling Paperwork

If you think modelling is all bikinis and champagne – think again. Modelling is a job, and like any job, it comes with its fair share of paperwork. In fact, as models are usually self-employed (this doesn’t necessarily mean freelance – models signed with agencies are also self-employed, simply because the agency doesn’t directly employ them and pay them a wage.) they have more paperwork than a normal 9 to 5 office job.
Here are some of the forms that a model will use on a regular basis:

Model Release Buyout

This document is signed by the model and a witness and states that the model gives the photographer, client model relinquishes the right to examine the images before they are used for promotional purposes or to object if they  don’t like the final result. The release must state that the model is above the age of consent and able to sign for themselves. If they are not, then a guardian must sign on their behalf.
or client representative the right to use the photos. It will detail how the images are allowed to be used, including as a whole or in part, with transformations and fictitious names, and for promotion, art, trade, advertising etc. It will state that the

Self-Promotion Copyright licence

If you do Time for Print work, you need to make sure you get it in writing that you are allowed to use the photos for your own purposes. Without this signed piece of paper, the photographer could force you to stop using them for your portfolio or for sending to modelling. This ‘copyright licence’ can be narrow, meaning you are only allowed to use the images for restricted uses, or it can be broad, giving you more rights. However, the wording must be negotiated with the photographer, so their preferences will have to be balanced with yours.

Agency Application Letters

In many cases you can apply to an agency online, by filling in a form and attaching your pictures. However, sometimes you may need to apply by post, or even via direct email. An agency application letter should include your reason for writing (that you’d like to be represented by their agency), your comp card if you have one, your physical statistics, age and education. You can also describe any experience you have and you should tell them if you already have a non-exclusive contract with any other agencies. If possible it should be addressed to the relevant person in the agency, rather than just ‘Dear Sir / Madam’. Application letters should be formal and businesslike, not chatty or filled with rows of exclamation marks or overly emotional statements about how much it would mean to you to be signed to that modelling agency.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Guide to Becoming a Model – with Neon Models

Lots of people want to become a model, but some are more successful than others. Neon Models explains the right steps to take to give yourself the best chance of finding success as a model.

Step One – Decide if you really want to be a model

Think about the reasons for wanting to become a model, and though it might be hard, try to assess yourself realistically for model potential. Are you taller than average, do you have exceptionally clear skin and are you photogenic?

Step Two – Do some research

Read up on the industry, what’s expected from you and what you can expect. Find out about the major modelling agencies, how they work, where they’re based and what their guidelines are like. You can also contact a modelling support company such as Neon Models, who can give you an independent assessment for modelling potential and help you put together an action plan.

Step Three – Make sure you have support

If you’re under eighteen, then you can’t be a model without your parent’s consent, so you need to discuss it with them, and make sure they’re on side. The chances are they’ll probably get as excited about the idea as you, and will help you on your way.

Step Four - Submit your photos to an agency

Read their guidelines carefully and make sure you follow them to the letter and don’t forget anything. Then you’ll have to wait to see what they say. It’s fine to submit to a few agencies at once, but only do as many as you’ll be able to take rejections. Rejection is part of life for a model, and no reason to give up too soon.

Step Five – Be professional

If you’re lucky enough to get invited in for an interview, then try to stay calm and just be yourself. If you’re under eighteen your guardian will need to go with you. Answer all the interviewers questions honestly, and try not to babble. If they offer you a contract then check it our carefully and read the small print.

Friday, 20 June 2014

From the mouths of babes – Modelling quotes collected by Neon Models

I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
Georgia O'Keeffe

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
Dave Barry

So everyone has that problem, models have that problem, too.
Heidi Klum

Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.
Tyra Banks

Most of the models have this thing I call slouchy sexy, not only in the way they dress, but in the way carry themselves. I don't think they would look hot in one of my dresses. They are more into A. Wang. Most of my clothes are nerdy sexy.
Chloe Sevigny

Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
Marshall McLuhan

I'm not photographing the model in the classic sense; the model is playing a part in my photographs. It's more like theater. I always work with models I know, and I let them participate in deciding how to act their part.
Kim Weston

The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.
Karl Lagerfeld

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Neon Models Review – How to be a model

When you take your first baby steps into the world of modelling, you will find a bewildering array of conflicting advice and so many companies out there who claim to want to help you become a model.

If you want to navigate safely through it you will probably be looking up reviews of modelling agencies and reading articles about modelling, to find out how you need to take care of your body, how to stay safe and what people will expect from you as a professional model.

Neon Models reviews can help you, by reviewing the modelling agencies and offering services to help aspiring models get their foot in the door and start building up a professional portfolio, which is a must have for any model – as it is what is used by clients to decide on which models they are going to use for their fashion and marketing campaigns.

Be careful if you want to break into modelling, and keep an eye out for fake modelling agencies, who promise that they will be able to get you work, but insist that you have to pay them a fee up front. Also, never apply for modelling jobs that you find in online listings or in the back of magazines, especially if they ask you to go to a home address or a hotel room – these are very dangerous!

If you’d like to become a model and want to stay safe, read more of the articles on how to spot fake modelling agencies and apply to Neon Models via our main  website.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Neon Models works with Plus Size Models

In recent times there has been a backlash against the unhealthy, ‘heroin’ look that’s been popular in the fashion industry for the past few decades. Sometime in the eighties, fashion designers decided that skeletons with gaunt faces and stick like bodies would be the best thing to display their wares on. And over time, Western culture has grown to believe that skinny is attractive and sexy.

This has not always been the case. Throughout history voluptuousness and curves have been considered attractive. This can be seen in historical art, where the great beauties have soft round faces and chunky, well fed bodies.

This is most likely because it’s only a recent development that humans (in the Western world at least) generally have more available to eat than they need. In history, scrawniness would have represented poverty and sickliness, whereas plumpness showed wealth and health – and was therefore attractive.

But this new obsession with skinniness has had some sad and dangerous effects, including a host of eating disorders, depression and numerous deaths.

So perhaps it’s not surprising that society is beginning to think harder about what they realty find attractive and the unrealistic pressures impressionable young girls and boys are put under.

Some industries and even countries are taking a stand by making guidelines, rules and even passing new legislation to discourage and ban the use of unhealthily thin models.

If you want to help be part of the movement towards more plus size models, then register on the Neon Model website.

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