Neon Models: The Most Common Modelling Questions
As one of the UKs leading resources of modelling advice and help, Neon Models receive a wide variety of questions on a daily basis. Neon Models have teams in both Manchester and London whose jobs it is to put models in touch with reputable agencies and give support throughout our models' careers. Neon Models are not an agency but offer help and advice. Neon work with models of all ages and have a host of information on the Neon Models website.
What is a Portfolio?
This is a surprisingly common question. Firstly a portfolio is simply a collection of photos representing you. Your portfolio is the only thing that agencies and clients will see of you. It is for this reason that it is incredibly important to make sure that not only is your portfolio up to date, it is also of the best possible quality. Many models don't know what they need in terms of photos but Neon Models can help. Some photos that must be included for example are headshots and body shots. Along with your statistics and details, these shots are the most important.
What can I expect to see in a Modelling Contract?
A modelling contract is an agreement between you and an agency or client that keeps both sides safe in the event of a disagreement. It will detail what is expected of you, what costs will be covered, and how much you will be paid. Payment might be set as a day rate, which is in the thousands for A-list models, or as an hourly rate, depending on the context of the contract. Make sure you read any contracts you are presented with and take care not to get caught out. It might be very exciting and you can easily get lost in the moment before realising that you are not able to work with any other companies during the contract duration, or your travel and accommodation expenses won't be covered!
These are just two common questions that Neon Models receives, and we believe that there is no such thing as a bad question. It is a great idea to ask as many as you can and learn as much as possible before taking the decision to enter modelling as a career. Talk to Neon Models about your concerns and we can help you take the first, or next, steps.