Thursday, September 3, 2009

Becoming a model in Ohio

So, you live in Ohio. You watch America's Next Top Model. You're cute. You're sexy. You know you could pull it off.

You've got concerns. Maybe you're not 18 years old. Maybe you're 35. Maybe you just want to do it for fun. What to do?

In Ohio, the majority of people who model are either commercial or promotional models. Commercial models can be any age, any look, and a wide range of what I'll call attractiveness. You need to be attractive, but you don't need to be a bombshell. In fact, the girl-next-door look may actually help here. Commercial models are hired by advertising agencies to do the tv and print ads for the local grocery store, car dealer, or whatever. Commercial models are primarily actors, even if it's in front of a still camera instead of a video camera.

Promotional models get hired to be pretty. They get hired to wear company t-shirts and go to conventions, special events, car shows, openings, bars, etc. and pass out brochures, products, etc. Basically, they get people's attention and bring people to the booth. Age range for promotional models is probably 18-30 and it's good to have a nice face and a nice body. There's more promotional work in Ohio than anything else.

There are other types of modeling going on in Ohio, but the fashion and such doesn't happen here as much as NY, Miami, LA, etc.

If you'd like to get started, I shoot photos for model portfolios, and I give models a special deal.

Let me know if you're interested.

In the meantime, check out my models pages at There, you'll find tips on modeling as well as samples from a few model portfolio shoots.

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