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Have you ever thought about taking up modelling photography? If you already undertake portraiture work, then you are used to working with people and portraits and are well on your way to being successful in another photography genre. Modelling is simply taking another step in that direction, working with real people and creating a setting and a story, for maybe editorial and promotional modelling work. If you fancy diving into the wonderful world of manic model photography, you need to be an expert in communication and interaction, and most of all, good with working with people of all ages, even children too.

It's not just about the technical requirements, the equipment and the traditional portrait shot. Modelling photography will stretch you, and push you that little bit further and provide a challenge you may not have thought you could do.If you are used to sports photography, then taking photographs of people must come naturally. With a model, the action simply slows down some, and you get more time and many more shots to make a model look fantastic. It should really be a doddle for you, an extension of what you are so good at already.

Models desperately need photographers because that's what modelling is all about. Whether it is getting snapped, paparazzi style at fashion shows, or taking on studio work, surrounded by casting directors and beauty experts, a model's main aim is to build up their  modelling portfolio, their business cards and their brochures - the literature, both online and offline, which can't be created without a good photographer's expertise.

Getting a glimpse at modelling and glamour work can certainly be daunting, and you need to be very careful at all times in case you step on someone's toes, but it is also very rewarding and certainly an adventure ,which will raise an eyebrow or two amongst your peers.

With so many genres of modelling, it will certainly be an opportunity for you to expand your own portfolio, to show that you can adapt your photography style. It will gain you so much more credibility, and also a reputation because within the modelling industry, people talk! If you can get on with a model, a model usually have lots of friends and they won't think twice about gossiping at how good your photography is and gain you much more potential work.

You need to listen to your model, and respect their expectations but try to advise them about your own. They could potentially be new to the business and will need guidance and direction. This is where your area of expertise will come into its own. It is you they will look up to and it is you who can transform their career. Treat it like painting a picture. You are the artist and they are the still life. It's a very glitzy, glamorous world and you could be part of it, think of that.




Models need photographers like you who can make them picture perfect for their modelling portfolios, and some will even offer their services for free. If you can help provide them with outstanding imagery for their books, then it's a reciprocal arrangement made in photography heaven, we are sure you will agree. Photographers need to be seen, and so do many models and UK Model Agencies is a site which is growing bigger and better day by day. We have earned the respect of many companies within the modelling industry, and have become a trusted source for models and their photographers everywhere. Working in the manic modelling world could be a great addition to your own portfolio.