Who is Alpha Fashion Models (AF Models)?
Alpha Fashion Models (AF Models) is not a modelling agency. We are the leading source of modelling advice and have a full time team of consultants and scouts ready to help you take your first steps into modelling. AF Models is staffed by industry professionals and have links to major agencies and photography studios around the country. If you think you have what it takes to compete in modelling industry, if you are driven enough, then get in touch with AF Models and start your modelling journey today. Here are some reviews from models we helped and who got signed to reputable agencies.
If you are interested in becoming a model, register on the AF Models website and submit your photos. We will appraise them and get in touch with you about your next few steps.
Alpha Fashion Models (AF Models) has many years’ experience working with models and know all about the modelling industry and how it works. So, we’re in a good position to give advice on whether a model needs a website or not.
As with many things, the answer is… It depends.
If you are signed to an agency, then it can be a good idea to have your own website to go along with the listing you’ll have on their site, but it isn’t quite so central to your career as if you’re freelance, and you’ll have to check with your agency whether you’re allowed to have a website to promote yourself. Some modelling agencies, particularly if you have an exclusive contract with them, may prefer it if you didn’t and the last thing you want to do is put that relationship in jeopardy.
However, if you are a freelance model, then having your own website is critical. It’s a showcase of your talents and a great place for potential clients to find you, or to go to find out a little bit more about you, your experience and skills.
Remember, any old website will not do. The quality of your website will reflect directly onto you. So if you have a shoddy, obviously home-made website with poor quality pictures that are stretched out of proportion then you will come across as amateur and will be unlikely to get any work offers.
On the other hand, if your website looks like the real deal, with a nice gallery of good quality photos as your portfolio, clear, well written description of your and your experience working as a model, and all kind of other useful information – such as whether you can travel, whether you’re willing to do nude etc., then it will demonstrate to the visitor that you know your stuff and what it means to be a professional model.
If you want to learn more about how to become a model, then register on the Alpha Fashion Models (AF Models) website.
How to join a modelling agency by AF Models
Modelling agencies get hundreds of applications from aspiring models, so how can you make sure you give yourself the best chance of being noticed and signed?
Choose your agency carefully
These days there are many different types of modelling and many different types of modelling agencies to meet all those requirements. The largest agencies will cater for everything from fashion shows to catalogues to TV commercials on an international basis, but smaller agencies will specialise and may be a better bet, especially if you don’t have classic model looks, aren’t so tall or are looking for alternative or body part modelling.
Read the guidelines
You might be surprised how many people don’t read the modelling agencies’ guidelines. This is just a silly mistake that can be easily avoided, and if you’re careful to make sure you follow their guidelines you can save yourself a lot of wasted effort and rejection.
Most modelling agencies will specify if they work with males and females and what ages. Also, if they have minimum requirements such as height. Ignore their guidelines at your peril!
Use decent quality photos to apply
All genuine modelling agencies will ask you to send a snapshot that they can assess to see if they want to meet you for an interview to see if they’d like to sign you to their books. While you don’t have to spend a fortune on these pictures, if you send in something in bad light taken on your mobile phone, they’re likely to throw them out without looking properly. So, try to get access to a decent camera (and someone who knows how to use it), and make sure the pictures are taken in good light (preferably natural light) and show you clearly and looking relaxed.
Alpha Fashion Models (AF Models) is a website dedicated to helping new models break into modelling, by 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.