(Original post by wtfCharlie)
Hi I had a portfolio professionally done and had agency offers but declined so I could take my A Levels :P
I would suggest just applying loads to agencies online - they'll email you to come in for a proper interview if they're interested. You'll need a portfolio that has a range of outfits and expressions and settings, printed out to take with you.
Hope that helps
This does help alot! Thanks.
So would I upload my portfolio photos online and send them to the agency (or a few of them) and then bring my whole portfolio with me to the interview, etc?
(Original post by Evangelica)
I've never modelled but I used to work for a London agency. Don't pay to put together a portfolio; a) if you haven't modelled before you don't need one and they will take photos of you when you get there if they're interested enough and b) they are usually not at all what a booker / scout would be looking for and often come across as amateurish.
Check out the information on applying to model for the agencies on this list http://www.associationofmodelagents....t-members.html . On their respective websites there should be the option of applying online or a date you could pop into the office. Received emails usually go straight to the receptionist who deletes almost all of them. I would recommend going into the office if possible because at least you will get an instant response as to whether the agency is interested or not and you can get some feedback.
Honestly, so many people try to model so chances of success are slim although not unheard of, but I wish you the best of luck.
Thanks for all the help, I appreciate it.
My uncle actually has a professional photo studio set up recently so thats quite helpful. Would you still recommend just going in and getting a straight answer rather than sending portfolios?
It does seem alot simpler, as if they like you i'd imagine they'd say right away and if they didn't atleast you dont waste anymore time.