Modeling is among those careers which young models and teen models look at as a lot of fun rather than work. But they don’t really realize that it requires a lot of dedication and perseverance to get to the top. Of course, if one starts at an early age, it becomes a lot easier and by the time the child models that started out are well into her teens, they will have learnt the ropes. However, in spite of starting off on a super modeling career there are times when the young models reach a plateau or need to learn something new to get to the next level. But for those who are there to have what it takes, there are plenty of great opportunities just waiting in the entertainment as well as the visual arts industry.
Just like you would prepare your child for any other job, the same is expected if you would like your child to enter into business with some potential modeling agencies; so it would be well to prepare her for an interview. Besides, you have to carry along your presentation materials like a portfolio to show the kind of commitment and professionalism your child is capable of. Any previous assignments done would help if you are looking to get your child to be one of their young models or launch a modeling career with them.
The modeling industry is very much a visual industry and if you do not have good photos of your child to show, then it would be very difficult for a new model to even get past the first interview. Your child’s photos should portray how versatile she is posing in various expressions for the photographers. The various photos that you present should show her in a variety of looks, outfits, poses and different characters. It helps of young models first practice different kinds of looks in front of the mirror every day before a photo shoot. If they practice different poses and fashion looks before their shoot they will get closer to the kind of images required for their portfolio and it will save you time and money as you will not have to reschedule shoots this way.
If you are completely new to the modeling industry and are not able to afford a professional photographer for your child yet, then you can take plenty of pictures of her with a digital camera, select the best from these, crop them appropriately and use a program like Photoshop to improve the color and lighting. Parents who want their child to be one of the young models should create a good resume; you can get your child involved in some local modeling assignments even if they don’t pay much to start with. Putting these in your child’s portfolio will help some as you try to portray what your child is capable of doing.