Guide to the Modeling Industry in Los Angeles , New York
Editorial Photographer Tatijana Shoan - Los Angeles based photographer that shoots mainly fashion and celebrity. She has an eye for what makes the model look best and composes the scene to utilize props, landscape and model resulting in increadible photographs. Tatijana shoot for many magazines including Elle and Cosmopolitan. Her editorial style makes for great pictures for portfolios. Currently she is offering models signed with Sirena a special portfolio deal for only $250.
Visit website here: www.TatiFoto.com
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Fashion & Beauty Photographer Marc Adrian - Marc specializes in Commercial Beauty & Editorial Fashion Photography. Absolutely brilliant use of light and locations really make for special photographs. Marc works mainly in Florida and California. Please check out his amazing portfolio of work. Marc as well is offering a special for Sirena Models Only of $250 portfolio shoot, this is at least a $600-800 value.
Visit website here: www.MarcAdrianFoto.com
Commercial Photographer Chuck Goodenough - Chuck has been shooting commercial work for years here in Los Angeles. Specializing in product and catalog shoots for all of LA's garment industry customers.
Visit website here: www.ChuckGoodenough.com
Types of Modeling
High Fashion Modeling is the modeling of designer clothes. This is usually for print work in publications or for advertising material. The pay is very good for this type of work and prices are set by the quality of the model and by usage of the images.
Editorial is modeling for magazines that will highlight next seasons trends or style. The pay is not great but the exposure is beneficial and terrific for building a model's book and for experience. Much editorial seen in Vogue, GQ, Elle, Cosmopolitan magazines.
It is exactly what is sounds like, modeling for catalogs. This can be for clothing or products and the model used will meet the requirements to attract the clients target market. Pay is not as high per hour as high fashion but can be more hours and more consistent.
Very exciting modeling where a model wears couture clothing for designers to showcase their new collections to the press and audience in attendance. Possible high pay for top models. Pay has gone way down over the last few years. Very fast paced and a chance to get worlwide exposure.
These models go to trade shows and represent a company in booths or exhibits at shows or parties. Usually travel is required and an ability to keep a positive attitude for an entire day. Long hours and sometimes good pay.
This modeling is behind the scenes. It is consistent work where a model works with the designer or designer's team trying on clothes and making adjustments to the garments. This pays a good hourly wage. Also may include trying on clothes for clients.
This is typically sexy modeling in either revealling clothes, swimwear , lingerie or nothing. Pay can be good and height restrictions are relaxed as physical beauty and body shape are the key importance for a glamour model. Stuff Magazine or Maxim is this style.
This catagory of modeling is when only a certain body part is shown. This is most often hands or feet, but can involve many other parts of the body. Usually no height or weight requirements are necessary.