Promote yourself to other freelance photographers
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 24 April 2012
'Modelling today means pushing yourself forward,' say the experts at La Mode.
With the current economic climate, London modelling agencies aren't taking on many 'new faces' according to La Mode. It's really quite tough for a model starting out if they aren't signed with a modelling agency and La Mode are all about pushing the boundaries and helping models promote themselves instead.
With a new page now online at http://www.lamodelondon.com, dedicated to self promotion, the company at the very heart of modelling in London urge all models to try and sell themselves. The best way to do this, advised a spokesperson for La Mode, is to have a professionally produced modelling portfolio and also a portfolio website.
'A model needs to think of themselves as self employed as soon as they start out on their modelling career - because that's what they basically are, ' say La Mode.
'When starting a new business, one of the first things to do is acquire a professional website; it's an essential and effective way to promote your product to a large number of potential clients in a very short space of time'. They go onto explain, 'In this case, the product is you and your portfolio.'
La Mode urges any aspiring model to think seriously about the start-up costs involved in modelling before taking it on as a full time career. Like any other business, a model needs to buy the relevant equipment and a modelling portfolio website is all part of the process.
'By showing the relevant people your site', say La Mode' you are exposing your product to a wide spectrum of people who may decide that they want to work with you in future.'
The portfolio websites are professionally designed, each containing a homepage, a portfolio page and a contact page. Each site also has a domain name included in the package, which sometimes is an added hidden extra with some companies they say, but not with La Mode.
'We're honest about what we do from the start. We offer e-mail support that will assist a model with any technical issues that may arise,' says Helen Smith, the director for La Mode London. 'Along with our partners, UK Model Agencies, we provide as much assistance, help and advice for each and every model who takes up one of our portfolio packages.'
La Mode really are the specialists for advice within the modelling market and with a huge amount of models on their books and a list that's growing daily, the portfolio website is obviously a real winner for models just starting out.
Visit http://www.lamodelondon.com for more information.