What is Modeling? Learn about most common types
Modeling is a profession that is usually associated with fashion. It is a type of work that involves posing for photographs in order to promote various products, especially clothing. This can also include the modeling of jewelry, makeup and other items. The modeling industry has been around since the 1800s, when it was mostly used to promote new fashions in newspapers and magazines. It has grown significantly in recent decades and now includes online advertising as well as print media.
Modeling can be a lucrative career for those who are able to get into it, but there are also many people who wish to become models but never have the opportunity or ability to do so.
A model is a person who may act as a display for products or a visual aid for artists. They also participate in photo shoots to promote work. Though most models are females, we do have male models as well. Especially for clothes modeling - because you always want to see how that shirt or skirt fits!
Models are the face of brands. They represent the brand and they sell the product. Models are usually hired for events, fashion shows, photo shoots and runway walks.
The fashion industry is a competitive industry and models need to be fit, flexible and have a healthy body image to succeed in this field.
Types of models in fashion industry:
- Fashion Model: These models are often hired for runway shows or print ads because they have a perfect body type that most people aspire to have.
- Commercial Model: These models are often hired for advertisements or commercials that use their physical features such as height and skin color to promote products or services.
- Catalog Model:These models help promote company products. Their work involves posing for photographs where they be wearing or using the product. There are different types of catalog models, who do things like pose for photographs of clothes, shoes, hats, eyeglasses and other accessories.
- Editorial Model:T These models work with magazines, newspapers, journals, photography studios etc., they model clothing provided by the photographer.
What is a Catalog Model?
The catalog models are the most common type of model. They are usually used for modeling clothes and other fashion items. The catalog models are typically not famous and are often hired for their looks rather than their modeling abilities. They do not have to do any acting or speak in front of a camera, so it is easy to hire them without paying them as much as other models. Catalog models don't need a lot of experience, but they do need to be able to stand still while they're being photographed and can't move around too much. This is because the clothes that they're modeling will be photographed from every angle, so any movement will make it hard for viewers to see the clothing clearly.
What is a Editorial Modeling?
Editorial modeling is one of the most elite niche a model can have in their portfolio. Editorial models are people who have "arrived" in the fashion industry. Most editing models are chameleons that change their look at any given opportunity. Your job as a model is to sell the designer, line or look, but when you're also very outspoken on social media it can get mixed reactions.
What is a Commercial Modeling?
Commercial modeling is an industry that hires models to pose in marketing materials to promote products. Its purpose is to feature relatable people using goods and services, allowing consumers to visualize themselves in their current life situations. Commercial modeling can be difficult, as it requires a lot of patience and commitment.
Entry Author: Ann