Monday, 29 December 2014

The Model Factory

The Model Factory

Our consultants here at The Model Factory are always keeping an eye on what is hot in modelling today, and what will be hot tomorrow. We specialise in helping to turn modelling aspiration into success and hold fantastic relationships with industry leading agencies and photography studios all over the UK. 

When you make the decision to get a modelling portfolio compiled, you will have to choose outfits that present you in the way you want to be seen. You can't easily go and get another portfolio taken so it's best to get it right first time. One part of this is choosing the right jewellery and one craze of 2014 was buying vintage, or faux-vintage style jewellery. If you’re looking for vintage jewellery on the internet then be careful. By its very nature it is second hand and you should make your decision as you would when buying anything else that has been used. Always check the seller’s reputation and look at their other items to see if they match. If they have other jewellery for sale and a high rating then you will likely be happy with what arrives. If they have various things, TVs, cars, jewellery, then be extra careful as they haven't specialised in a certain area. Antique shops are all over the place nowadays and have varying standards. 
The Model Factory
The Model Factory
The Model Factory have noticed that the definition of antique has changed over time and some stores are better than others in terms of the age and quality of their items. In the states, an antique is generally not as old as one in the UK for example. Antique shop owners have to buy a lot of their stock from auctions and perhaps even car boot sales. They look anywhere that old things are being sold and aim to buy as cheap as possible. You might enjoy going to local auctions or hunting around car boot sales to try and find a bargain. When you find a piece you like, check it for hall marks and make sure that any stones are secure in their fittings. If you want to find out more about The Model Factory, read our other blogs and also make sure that you like us on The Model Factory Facebook page. Also, you can watch the video below to find out more about modelling.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Become a Male Model with The Model Factory

The Model Factory: Male Modelling

There are many opportunities for male models within the modelling industry. The secret is knowing what type of male modelling you are suitable for.

If you're reading this and thinking 'perhaps its worth a try', start by doing some research on the different types of male modelling. The Model Factory can help you find which one is right for you and offer guidance on the steps involved from day one to your first job. Commercial modelling, fitness modelling, fashion, alternative, body parts; each has different physical requirements and portfolio requirements that decision makers look for. You have to tick all the boxes before you have a chance of getting the top paying jobs.

The Model Factory

The stereotypical male model is much like the one photographed above. This isn't the standard for all models by any means. Every client has a different product, a different identity, and a different aim. Each one needs a different face and body.

Watch The Model Factory Video to Find out More

Aspiring male models should already be comfortable with cameras, whether its on a night out or at a corporate event. If you are not, then make every possible effort to get comfortable by always looking your best and trying out a local photographer's studio for a test shoot or portfolio shots. This will give you a taste of what might be to come should you pursue a path in modelling.


Monday, 20 October 2014

The Model Factory Testimonials

The Model Factory Testimonials

The Model Factory
The Model Factory
The Model Factory is not an agency as we do not find models work, but we have an enormous amount of experience and expertise in the area. Our team are dedicated to ensuring you have a safe and secure experience in kick starting your modelling career. 

With over 12 years experience in the industry and a team in both London and Manchester, we will provide you with the tools you need and on going support. 

Here are a couple of testimonials from women who worked with The Model Factory.
The Model Factory
The Model Factory
"Hello!! Thank you so much for my amazing photoshoot and your help in getting me started with my modelling career. I have been given the title of teen beauty of Salford 2014 and will compete in the teen Beauty of England finals 2014"
Samara, Edinburgh

"Just writing to say thank you for the wonderful time I had at the studio Thursday, everyone was so nice and welcoming! Thank you for helping me to notice that I have potential and giving me the confidence boost I've always needed! I'm really looking forward to getting started and seeing everything set up. I honestly cannot thank you enough but I haven't forgotten about the coffee I owe you haha"
Yasmin, Berkshire

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Model Factory: Healthy Choices

The Model Factory: Three Healthy Additions to your Diet

The platform for modelling success, The Model Factory have over a decade of experience in the modelling industry. We hear about all the latest dietary fads and thought we should tell you about three things to add to your shopping list to help you live healthily.
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The Model Factory
Sweet Potato

This spud is one of the most nutritious (and inexpensive) vegetables around. The Vitamin A in sweet potatoes keeps eyes healthy, and acts as an antioxidant in the body. Sweet potatoes are a favourite among babies because of their natural sweetness and bright colour, but they are often forgotten once we get older. 


This nutty plant food is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for optimal brain development. Flaxseed is sold whole and ground, but research suggests that ground is absorbed by the body better. 


Though not always a favourite when served whole in dishes, tofu is fantastic  when used to provide a creamy base in smoothies and desserts. Tofu is a great source of protein, B vitamins, calcium, and iron. These are nutrients that support proper growth and bone health. 

Keep up with the latest modelling tips and watch this video to find out more!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Nervous in front of the camera? No need!

Nervous in front of the camera? No need!

We here at The Model Factory understand that your first session can be daunting and our team do their best to put our aspiring models at ease. You don't need to worry. The Model Factory are not an agency but provide fantastic portfolios for budding models.

Here are some insights into options as a working female model.
The Model Factory
The Model Factory

Promotional Modelling:
Practically anybody can do promotional modelling provided you are presentable and well groomed. Promotional models are hired to interact with prospective consumers by promoting a particular service or product. Promotional models are often hired to work in shopping centres, busy high streets and tradeshows to interact with the general public so you will need to be comfortable interacting with people. Call us today to hear more advice on promotional modelling.

Glamour Modelling:
Glamour modelling is hugely popular as there are no height restrictions. It is not to be confused with underwear and swimwear modelling. Glamour modelling is more provocative and is geared towards the 'lads mag' market. You will need to be over the age of 18 to be a glamour model. The most successful glamour models tend to have a curvy, toned physique and bags of body confidence.

Plus Size Modelling:
The demand for plus size models has increased significantly in the last decade. As well as more clothing lines geared towards the fuller figure there is always a demand for 'real women' especially within commercial modelling. Due to the bad press surrounding the fashion industry's penchant for tall skinny models there has been a backlash and brands are making a conscious effort to include average and plus size models in their advertising and shows. To be a plus size model you will ideally need to be between a size 12 and 16 and your figure will need to be in proportion. As with all other types of modelling height, resilience and a good personality will help you go far.

Talk to The Model Factory in Manchester to book your session today.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

What Types of Modelling does The Model Factory offer?

Modelling Types @ The Model Factory

The Model Factory, the photography studios based in Manchester are a special bunch! They are a photography studio, which specialize in capturing models at their best. The Model Factory are not a modelling agency - they are a photography studio working with aspiring models. They offer the following types of photography photoshoots:

- Male Modelling

There are many opportunities for male models within the modelling industry. The secret is knowing what type of male modelling you are suitable for and then targeting the right model agencies that suit your individual style and needs.

- Female Modelling

Female modelling is exciting and rewarding but you need advice if you are new to the industry. If you dream has always been to become a model then we can assist you in your journey and help to kick start your modelling career.

- Body Parts Modelling

Being a body parts model may seem a very strange profession to have, but many models make a lot of money just by modelling parts of their bodies that have a special quality.

- Plus Size Modelling
- Petite Modelling
- Glamour Modelling
- Catalogue Modelling
- Catwalk Modelling
.............and more!

For more information on this photography studio visit the The Model Factory blog. Watch this video about The Model Factory:

Find out more about The Model Factory on Twitter here. 

Friday, 27 June 2014

Teen Modelling Guide

Top Modelling Tips for Teen Models

The Model Factory are experts at helping models achieve the look they want. The Model Factory is not a modelling agency. However, they have industry expertise essential to aspiring models. For teens who dream of gracing the covers of magazines or strutting their stuff on the catwalks of high fashion, this is important information from one of the most photographed women in the world.

Teen Modelling Tips

1 - Do not be a "no-neck monster." Try to elongate your neck for maximum extension this gives you poise.

2 - Do not be a limp noodle. Always pose with tension in your body completely from head to toe and maintain your stare at the camera.

3 - Do not stare aimlessly when posing. Create intensity for the camera through your eyes.

4 - Do not let hating how your hair or makeup is done affect your performance. Be professional.

5 - Do not be forgettable. Make an impression by showing your distinctive personality.
Memorability is the key.

6 - Request to have your music playing when you do a photo shoot! The beat will help you!

7 - Your make-up should be minimal to show off your natural beauty.

8 - Bring a pair of heels in case they ask you to walk.

9 - Pull your hair back so that they can see your face and bone structure.

10 - Never be late!

Watch this video about The Model Factory.