How to start modelling in Germany

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Get some clay from a hobby shop and here's how to start modeling.

 

 

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As you can see, @Deezz, your question is slightly ambiguous, so let's clarify:

 

Do you want to work as a model or do you want to build models?

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Do you already have an extensive portfolio? I think that is the first requirement and then you shop it around different modeling agencies. That is what a couple of American girls did who I used to know. (One had been Playmate of the Year in the U.S.)

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Also really depends on your look.  I had been modelling for 4 years until I came to Germany (making enough to make a living) and here I really struggled to get any clients at all.  I quit and got an office job within 3 months. If you have a high fashion look then sure take your portfolio to the agencies, same as you would anywhere else.  If you want to model as a hobby, join model-kartei but watch out for creeps, same as any modelling website.

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20 hours ago, evildudette said:

Also really depends on your look.  I had been modelling for 4 years until I came to Germany (making enough to make a living) and here I really struggled to get any clients at all.  I quit and got an office job within 3 months. If you have a high fashion look then sure take your portfolio to the agencies, same as you would anywhere else.  If you want to model as a hobby, join model-kartei but watch out for creeps, same as any modelling website.

20 hours ago, evildudette said:

Also really depends on your look.  I had been modelling for 4 years until I came to Germany (making enough to make a living) and here I really struggled to get any clients at all.  I quit and got an office job within 3 months. If you have a high fashion look then sure take your portfolio to the agencies, same as you would anywhere else.  If you want to model as a hobby, join model-kartei but watch out for creeps, same as any modelling website.

 

I want to do modelling as a hobby, any tips on how to detect and avoid those creeps?

Any tips how to build a good portofolio? 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Deezz said:

 

I want to do modelling as a hobby, any tips on how to detect and avoid those creeps?

Any tips how to build a good portofolio? 

 

 

 

 

if you are not aware of how to go about protecting yourself from "those creeps"  perhaps you're not exactly ready for the experience of modeling (as a hobby) as it's quite difficult on a public forum to consider and give every possible hazardous scenario to watch out for to protect yourself.

 

Regarding building a good modeling portfolio, perhaps you can spend time contacting modeling agencies in Germany to ask them exactly what they require in terms of building a portfolio as various agency may  have specific (or different) requirements.

 

Modeling agencies in Germany, here's a link to some agencies, how about just contacting a few agencies and expressing an interest in modeling and see what they tell you to do.

 

Or are you trying to get into modeling without an agency backing since you want to model as a hobby?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Deezz said:

 

I want to do modelling as a hobby, any tips on how to detect and avoid those creeps?

 

 

Typically, models go to assignments with someone, if it's a first-time client. 

 

EDIT: and you always tell your new clients that you are coming with your dad/mom/aunt... If they are creeps, they'll cancel.

 

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1 hour ago, Deezz said:

 

I want to do modelling as a hobby, any tips on how to detect and avoid those creeps?

Any tips how to build a good portofolio? 

 

 

 

Ask your Mum and Dad, they're the ones that should escort you and guide you without having to worry about the creeps. 

 

How old are you 14?

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57 minutes ago, Smaug said:

 

Typically, models go to assignments with someone, if it's a first-time client. 

 

EDIT: and you always tell your new clients that you are coming with your dad/mom/aunt... If they are creeps, they'll cancel.

 

 

No, they don't.

 

All legit photographers will only shoot with a guardian present if you are under 18.  Over 18, some won't mind if you take someone with you, others will refuse to let extra people in the studio to prevent distractions (and it is distracting having non-industry people watching).

 

There are safety guides on model-kartei, purpleport, modelmayhem and any other modelling website you want to name.  All of them have a review system for both models and photographers. DO NOT TRUST THE REVIEWS. Always contact other models photographers have worked with privately to get genuine reviews.  Many will not post negative reviews openly for the effect it may have on their career. There have been many instances of well respected, incredibly talent professional photographers continually pushing boundaries and sexually assaulting models. Some are now in prison, some are still working. Models want to work with them as it will help their career, speaking out against them will negatively affect it.  However, models will always tell other models, and it is usually well known who the creeps are on the circuit. ALWAYS SPEAK TO THE MODELS.

 

If you want to do high fashion modelling via an agency then it really isn't a hobby and you can't really treat it as such. But they can tell basically just by looking at you and a couple of polaroids if you will get work.   If it's a hobby, go down the website modelling route.  Please note that 90% of photographers I met here don't speak English, which you may want to bear in mind if your German isn't up to scratch.

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oh I see not much has change here in TT as I got a mention to give advice but I am still awaiting a direct message from the Deezz i
f they want good sound advice from someone in the industry here in Germany I would happliy give directly it but as you see TT is not the place for this and one of the reason you don't see me so active anymore on here 

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3 hours ago, Blue Cow said:

and one of the reason you don't see me so active anymore on here 

 

Shame I used to enjoy the 'Where in Berlin is this?' thread. 

 

All the best anyway and good luck.

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5 hours ago, Blue Cow said:

oh I see not much has change here in TT as I got a mention to give advice but I am still awaiting a direct message from the Deezz i
f they want good sound advice from someone in the industry here in Germany I would happliy give directly it but as you see TT is not the place for this and one of the reason you don't see me so active anymore on here 

 

Absolutely not. Too many weirdoes. 

 

Poor Dessa has a job keeping the flock in check. She has to give a nip and tuck here and there. Here's a pic of who she reminds me of...

 

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