"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur
Take full advantage of testing and casting opportunities by acquiring the basic skills outlined here.
The greater your model skills, the more valuable you are to clients.
Your services are therefore in higher demand, at higher rates.
The full professional skill list is long, and many techniques can be learned only on the job, working with a variety of others in the business.
With that said, there a several basic skills you should develop before your first fashion show audition or
first photo portfolio building test session.
Use a full length mirror to rehearse poses and facial expressions so that you are ready to get the most from your first auditions and photo test sessions.
Models with many years of work experience still benefit from developing new posing routines, then work with a photographer to update their portfolio.
The agency will help determine into which of these overlapping categories you fit: