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Melinda Blain

Posts: 508

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

I was just wondering if you think I have a chance at getting signed with a top agency.  My port is a little weak right now but just based on my overall look, age, etc.  I'm just looking for opinions and open to suggestions.  Thanks!

Oct 08 12 10:01 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36957

Columbus, Ohio, US

Melinda Blain wrote:
I was just wondering if you think I have a chance at getting signed with a top agency.  My port is a little weak right now but just based on my overall look, age, etc.  I'm just looking for opinions and open to suggestions.  Thanks!

Yes

A 'top' agency won't care about what your portfolio looks like, only what you look like.

Go visit a few in-person. Only they can tell you for sure smile

Oct 08 12 10:03 pm Link

Photographer

Shirley Zhong

Posts: 2156

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Contact the agencies, only they can tell you if you are the face they would love to have on their boards.

Oct 08 12 10:28 pm Link

Photographer

Dannielle Levan

Posts: 12857

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

We can't give you an accurate answer. Go start walking into agencies and keep trying.

Oct 08 12 10:54 pm Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8961

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

5’ 11” this alone says you have a chance

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110606/19/4ded915874e95_m.jpg
Model wise nice image, see a beautiful model
Suggest more light in face next shoot, relax forehead to get rid of wrinkles

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110606/19/4ded90b82db26_m.jpg
If you show your knees include your feet
Try not to point fingers at camera will make them appear shorter [Models left hand]
Think long lean delicate fingers
Keep kneels lower then hips for longest looking legs

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110531/17/4de58e66ab320_m.jpg
Great image
Would love a photo to show your height with long legs, en pointe

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110818/19/4e4dc6b3026fd_m.jpg
Great smile
Nice job posing
[Next shoot, raise brim of hat so not cutting eye, cover models right ear with hair]
How ever, you did an excellent pose with your shoulders
Top seems to be pulled away from models body left side, use a clip in back to show off your shape so material does not flare out

Would love to see you submit some photos to agencies, check the website for requirements, believe you have a great opportunity ahead of you

Wish you great success!

Oct 09 12 05:19 am Link

Photographer

tenrocK photo

Posts: 5434

New York, New York, US

The first 3 responses are on point. Walk in and ask. Your age, height, and stats give you a shot. The agencies will know if they can market you with their current clients or not.

Oct 09 12 06:05 am Link

Model

Melinda Blain

Posts: 508

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Thanks for all of the opinions and suggestions!  Would it make sense to take a trip to New York?

Oct 09 12 08:45 am Link

Photographer

Matt Schmidt

Posts: 3681

Greensboro, North Carolina, US

Everyone has a chance . . .

How you go about achieving your goals and dreams is another matter altogether.

. . . I shall cheer for you . ..

Oct 09 12 08:48 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Melinda Blain wrote:
Thanks for all of the opinions and suggestions!  Would it make sense to take a trip to New York?

Yes!

Oct 09 12 10:08 am Link

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Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4124

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Chance has nothing to do with it.

Making the effort is all you can do - and without the effort your "chance" = 0

other than that it is a matter of what the agencies are looking for at a given time.

Don't feel that it has to be a "top" agency - a local agency that is affiliated with a strong mother agency is a good bet.

Hit the open calls or better yet ring up the bookers and get at it.

And best of luck.

Oct 09 12 01:03 pm Link

Model

LeeLa

Posts: 155

Portland, Oregon, US

Shirley Zhong wrote:
Contact the agencies, only they can tell you if you are the face they would love to have on their boards.

This.

Oct 09 12 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

Rik Williams

Posts: 3528

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melinda Blain wrote:
I was just wondering if you think I have a chance at getting signed with a top agency.  My port is a little weak right now but just based on my overall look, age, etc.  I'm just looking for opinions and open to suggestions.  Thanks!

Yes I believe you would have a strong chance of being signed, but don't waste your time on local agencies. If you want the work, be sure to hit some of the capital cities in the UK.
Good luck with it all smile

Oct 09 12 01:43 pm Link