The best Modelling platform around! UR Models review explains why!
This is my review of Ur Models. Please enjoy my UR Models review.
I have found UR Models to be a modelling platform nothing short of fantastic! I know that it sounds like a very bold statement but allow me to elaborate why. I believe this because of the outstanding products that they provide and excellent customer service they give. First of all I started modelling with next to no knowledge about the industry or what is required of a model, I merely knew how to stand in front of a camera as photos of me were taken. UR Models turned that around with a team of industry experts that taught me all about how to build a strong portfolio and then strengthen it even more by making it specific to certain parts of the industry showing any potential agency or client that that’s the part you most definitely want to work in (even if you don’t but just need some work) but also adding photos from different industry parts to show that you have range and versatility within your look and arsenal of poses. You only have to look online and see all the great UR Models review, theres tons! And not one UR Models Scam!
Secondly, they work alongside New York Fashion Photography of whom I have never met a single person I disliked, they all seem to be very positive and happy with the glass always being half full. It isn’t just the positive vibes that they give that make them so good at what they do, it is the extra mile that they are willing to go for the customer. Prime examples of this would be from the last shoot I went to with them alone, the photographer and I laid out my clothes on the floor and discussed how they could be improved to which the photographer went into the in-studio wardrobe for me to borrow. What he also did for me was almost refuse to stop shooting when we were on site and not leave until he felt that we had the best photo from that particular area in the right filter and right level of contrast, making it all the more worth it when it came to buying the photos.
Also another service that they offer is creating portfolios, this is something I came across on my internet research and reading UR Models Review, I had to purchase because the images were out standing and I knew my portfolio was my most important weapon to get paid work and be a success, this is something else I always found other models saying in UR Models review. I didn’t think twice I purchased them, which my own decision and my god I am so glad I did because I am doing so well from it. Trust me guys and girls UR Models are the best and I hope you take something from my review, there is no UR Models Scam at all, just a team of experts who are decated to helping you!
Scammers- Whole people Models
I’m Brandon and I am 23 years old from Cornwall. 6 months I ago I got scammed by a company called Whole people models, they are true scum bags and the word needs spreading.
I hadnt even thought about modelling, till a guy called Liam contacted me who was an apparant model booker at whole peoples models, we exchanged messages via facebook for a couple of days and he told me about loads of male models he helped and who are all earning loads of money while travelling etc it sounded ace if i am honest, I am 23 years old so earning good money while having fun is my idea of a perfect job. He said he he had job which would be perfect me and send me some info via facebook messenger, it looked like a client brief of job and contained the pay etc he said because i wasnt on whole peoples books i would need to pay a fee then he could get me this job, the fee was for £200 but i would then be on books and first job was in another three days time where i would earn £1500, so £200 didnt seem a big deal at the time. Liam said time was precious and i would need to pay cash into their account, so it was instant then i would get confirmation of job. I paid the fee the same day, then within hours the person i had been talking on facebook had disappared, no profile picture, nothing. i knew then i had been scammed by whole people models, i panicked and was gutted, i researched and couldnt find anything on them, i had well and truely been scammed out of £200 all because he filled my head with idea of being a famous modelling and earning loads. I am so embarassed i listened but whole people models said the right things, they are definately good at being liars and scammers. If anyone gets contact from whole people models, avoid them, they are liying, cheating, scam artists. I was foolish but i have learnt never believe what you get told before doing research, never trust someone who contacts you out of the blue and never just had over cash. I am out of £200 and i want others to be aware of these scamming companies. do you research!
UR Models ‘Undercover’
UR Models Review – A step by step of our ‘Undercover’ experience of UR Models.
1) UR Models Review – Application & Website
Online application submitted via their website www.ur-models.co.uk
The website was very user friendly and easy to navigate, form to register was simple and easy to follow
2) UR Models Review – Phone Call, Emails, contact & Deposit.
The call after registering was very good, we learnt a lot and got to talk in depth with someone who seemed to know there job very well, which was refreshing. The rep was very friendly as well, they were easy to talk to. We were offered a modelling test shoot, which is used as a way of being assessed and seeing our modelling abilities. A deposit for this shoot was taken via my card for £50, this is just to safe guard both parties and not waste the photo studios time, We understood the need.
3) UR Models Review – Assessment Shoot
The assessment shoot was a lot of fun and the staff immediately built up a good rapport with me. They made the whole day a great experience and we definitely learnt a lot about the industry and what it was like to be in front of the camera. The professionalism was not as obvious as the competitors, but i couldn’t help but wonder if this gave them an edge… as in not trying too hard, so go over the top which can make you think they are trying to cover something up….
The portfolio that was put together for me was of an amazing standard. For obvious reasons I declined the purchase and was then refunded as promised my deposit. If you are serious about becoming model this is definitely a great service which enables you to get going with ease, a must for any model wannabe.
Posing tips – by UR models
- Posture is everything in a photo it can create the best image or the worst- Keep shoulders back, tummy in and back either straight or slightly arched depending on what is best for you personally
- Elongate the neck, not have correct posture with this can again ruin a perfectly good photo
- Keep in mind whatever is closest to camera can come across the biggest and this can destroy a image and proportions – Having your hips side on to camera and shoulders point front ways with make you lose your waist and give you a more triangular body shape
- When you need to pose leaning on something make sure you use your muscles to fully lean, you just want to give the illusion you are leaning. If you lean properly you will ruin your body shape or obstruct the camera from picking up your whole body shape and putting pressure on certain body parts will make you look bigger than you are thus ruining the final result.
- When posing your eyes say a lot about the image, your eyes give emotion so it’s imperative to try and absorb yourself in the shoot, get into the character you’re playing and evoke emotion through your eyes. If this is hard for you try to ‘Smize’ which is a tip by top model Tyra banks, its smiling through your eyes. The method is basically squinting by only by using you bottom lid, it will create drama on your face and show through on your image.
- Always be aware of how your face looks in shots, tilting it the wrong way or not maintaining good neck posture will ruin a image and can make your face look bigger than it is. So our top tip is elongate your neck like we have previously covered and keep your chin down, this was you have good posture but hide any areas that would cause image to look wrong.
- Catching the light correctly on your face will help show off your best features and shadow the not so good areas for a shot.
- Pouting ok we are all victim to this when posing for a shot but avoid this when doing professional shots as this will cause the face to tense and look odd. You made me briefed to do so every once in a while but if you are not then keep your face natural and genuine this will add to the perfect shot.
- When posing for the photography remember your expression is everything, so don’t just maintain one expression, be adventurous as this will show you are not a one trick pony and you are versatile.
- In portrait shots obviously your only weapon to make a good impression is your face, so be expressive and show emotion.
- Don’t follow suit and use Model 101 poses like hand on hip, pout etc this has been overdone and not something clients want to see, be creative and get into the moment, clients don’t want you making their product or brand look tacky and repetitive.
- Symmetry is a great asset in some shots but at same time can come across a little boring, for instance in high fashion or catwalk its always a good idea to have a certain angle or body part just off
centre or crooked this adds dimension to a shot and that’s important, you need to draw people in.
- Try different angles, experiment a little, you may not feel comfortable at first but moving around and being creative will pay off. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
- Best advice is breathe- pose-click, breathe-pose-click – after a while this will become habit
- Don’t just completely do as you like the client and photographer are there also to give direction so always be listening whilst thinking
Portfolios are any models most important tool, it’s your CV to the industry and no point should this be over looked and standard should never be over looked either, high quality images not only show you off best but they also show you are serious about your career. Do your homework and you will see time and time again this being said and it’s no secret a decent portfolio will cost some money but like any business you have to invest to reap the benefits, you cannot expect photographers, studios or agencies to help you for free, they are ultimately earning a living too just as you want to. Keeping all the above tips in mind when you attend your professional shoot to create your portfolio will help you get the perfect shots and will show the industry experts you are working you mean business!
Hope this helps and good luck!
– Warning Signs
Sadly in every industry, all over the world there are specially designed scams out there to take advantage of people and the modelling industry is no different. There is a huge amount of modelling scams out there ready to cost aspiring models a huge amount of money and time, they rip people off by promising the world and delivering nothing other than an empty bank account. They always demand a huge amount of money up front but in return you get nothing, no career and before you have a chance to asks questions your money has already long gone. These awful enterprises prey upon your hopes and dreams plus take advantage on the fact you probably don’t know much about the industry. This disgusting side of the industry is forever growing but be mindful and doing your research will stop you falling victim as well.
Things to look at and beware of:
- Newspaper classified ads, Gumtree adverts, Craigslist ads etc When they state they are looking for models this is for the Nude & Glamour industry ie Models for adult entertainment.
- Joining fees- It is illegal for adult (not child) modelling agencies to charge you a joining fee. Remember this
- Guarantee of work- No agency or anyone in facet can guarantee this, this kind of statement will be more than likely a modelling scam.
- Emails that are from accounts like Gmail, Yahoo- A professional company will always have a professional email ie @theircompanyname – Free accounts like the mentioned could be anyone trying to scam you- So ignore.
- Messages on Facebook- A genuine agency will not search through Facebook looking for people, so never respond and report if this becomes harassing in anyway. If you want to find genuine companies and want to avoid being scammed look up UR Models.
Scammers and scamming is part of the modelling world, always will be and sadly will continue. These scammers prey on the vulnerable, models who have no clue about the industry then they shattered the dreams, ruin confidence and take a lot of money, all of which hurts anyone. They normally asked for a huge amount of money up front with no intention of delivering any service or product. Others persuade models to join the agency but again for a fee, which is not right and illegal. They could also ask a model to pose in a provocative way and giving the model no rights to image or there use, this can be very upsetting and ruin a models hope of being a professional. To avoid this awful scenarios or being hurt you should research and understand the industry as whole, knowledge is your best weapon.
Scammers/con artists are clever they pose to be agencies or reputable companies, feeling model hopefuls with dreams and hope, so be wary they will appear trust worthy when in fact they are your biggest enemy. If they approach you online, through social media or email again this signals warning signs as any professional company would not do this, so ignore it, block them or report them if it continues. It remains your responsibility to check if you are in safe hands or a parent if it is a child model.
Before accepting any modelling deal or agency contract carry out research and talk to professionals who know the business, the internet is a great source for information as you will find vital contacts and blogs often have people’s reviews. A legit legal document will give you control of where you images are used, so always ask for this after shoots, it’s your rights as a model after all the images are of you. There are some great advice companies out there and most who are free, so talk to them and be confident you are in good hands.
Your safety and safe guarding your career is imperative to success and sub staining a great path in modelling. Do not put yourself in situations where you feel anxious, scared or pressured, this should never be the case, professionals act professionals and work with a model not against them. Remember missing out on a opportunity you are unsure of is not a opportunity in the first place!
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UR Models Review time….
Become a model website is Ur models they are a modelling platform that i’ve decided to register with , they have lots of info on the industry which is really great as its mind blowing confusing, when you get invited in for an interview you do a test shoot to find out whether or not you’ve been successful because modelling isn’t for everyone.
The Modelling experts asses all your test photos, they are completely honest with you about you modelling ability and if its right for you, if you are successful they discuss your best modelling type as there are so many and give you much needed contacts like agencies, casting directors etc they also
you are not made to buy anything but the option is there if you want it and all the packages that are on offer are great
Something else I found really reassuring as a mother myself is that if you are under the age of 18 you can only attend and register with a parent. I have my little ones appointment booked for two weeks time and I am fully aware of what to expect on the day as they are very clear at explaining everything
All I want for my child is to find success and happiness in modelling and I can finally say after so much research I have finally found the right company to help me.