Are you considering working with child models and teen models? If you are, you will need to consider a few things before you get started. What sort of things will you need to think over before you begin? Modeling, while it appears to be easy from the outside is actually a skill that must be learned before it can be done professionally and this is especially true of child models. You’ll need to keep this in mind as you write out the sort of traits you’d like to find in the models you work with. This means that you will have to consider whether the extra effort is worth having teen models and child models to work with.
Why is this likely to be more work? While some models are experienced enough to have a small career established, most teen models and child models are generally new to the world of modeling and need you to be more patient. Being new means that you will have to make flexible deadline schedules, provide more direction, allow for longer and more frequent breaks, and from time to time in the case of child models, and write off a day or two where no amount of direction seems to get you the work you are hoping for.
Child models and teen models also tend to have more people that manage their care than most adult models do. This will often be the model’s parent or parents and (if the child’s guardian isn’t their agent), some sort of representative to manage the pay and care of the child or teen while they’re working with you. This often means having multiple interview sessions to determine which models suit what you are looking for. You can avoid this added headache if you use an online modeling database instead.
Online modeling databases list several models, managers and photographers who are in the industry and looking for work. Using these sites is relatively easy and costs only a nominal fee for monthly or yearly access to several modeling profiles and messaging. This means you can do a simple search for topics like age group, height, and ethnicity and get several returns that you may be interested in. This way you can consider a model on their posted work experience, the type of work they’ve done, and the appearance criteria they offer on their profile before you even talk to them.
By using a database you save time and effort you might otherwise have spent on teen models and child models who didn’t meet your criteria in the first place. In this way the patience you offer is far less tested and you can feel confident of the model you’ve chosen. As with any modeling job you’ll have to deal with a few ups and downs but the wasted effort is far less here. Taking the time to fill out a complete profile on the database for yourself takes a minimum of effort and the monetary cost is also low. This is a great way to save both you and your potential models in the long run.
Online Model World is a huge database of teen models and child models who are seeking jobs in the field. Obtaining membership makes it easy for you to find a professional model who can give you what you are looking for.