**Model qualities that are a must!**

13 Jan

Hi everyone!
As always I have a very busy and exciting year ahead of me! I am so excited about fulfilling some of the project shoots I have been planning this year as well! I have a variety of different concepts which require different models and I am happy to meet new aspiring models as well. 🙂

A great model must have certain qualities that will be the difference between a beautiful photo and an extraordinary beautiful photo. Here are some of the qualities you MUST have to apply for my casting calls:

1. Beauty is essential to being a model, but it runs more than skin deep. You must have confidence, poise and a beautiful temperament and good attitude as well.

2. You must WANT to be photographed. I myself hate being photographed and am not necessarily photogenic. It is important that you enjoy being photographed and that you are excited & confident to get in front of the camera

3. You must be willing to get creative and step outside of the box. Try new and unique poses, and know how to move your body & face in a way that is flattering to you. Practicing in front of a mirror will help greatly with this! Standing there and looking pretty is just not going to bring forth the type of extraordinary image I am looking for.

4. You must be a professional and treat the photographer with respect and professionalism as well.

5. You must be willing to brave the conditions: What I mean by this; have you ever watched America’s Top Model? Models are put in uncomfortable conditions all of the time and must learn to work well through any circumstance. This means braving the Saskatchewan winter weather with grace and ease, holding a difficult pose and making it look easy and flawless, and exuding confidence in the dingiest or most undesirable of locations.

6. You must WANT to be published! You must be willing to sign a model release form that allows me to distribute your images for publishing. You must want your image to be seen by the world and the world to see YOU.

7. You MUST have good posture. I shouldn’t need to constantly correct someone on the importance of standing straight, shoulders back, tummy tucked in. Good posture can make or break a photograph, and it also takes off the ten pounds that the camera adds.

8. You must be a good actress/actor. A big part of concept photography for me, is not just portraying an image, it’s about telling a story, showing an emotion, leaving viewers with an intrigue … wanting to know more.

9. You must be healthy!! I am not looking to photograph anorexic models. Whether you are voluptuous & shapely or slender & petite, healthiness SHOWS in your photographs. A person who takes good care of themselves will have healthy skin, healthy hair and a healthy body confidence.

10. You must know how to smile, naturally! A smile can take 5 years off of a person’s age easy. A GENUINE natural smile, can take up to 15 years off of your age. So have fun, and learn how to genuinely smile, let yourself laugh and be yourself.

**** I WILL BE POSTING CASTING CALLS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. MODELS OF ALL AGES INCLUDING CHILD MODELS ARE NEEDED FOR CONCEPT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS. ALL MODELS WILL RECEIVE A DVD WITH ALL OF THEIR PHOTOS IN HIGH RESOLUTION FOR THEIR PORTFOLIO USE******

xoxo – Martine Sansoucy

http://facebook.com/saskatoonphotography

http://martinesansoucy.co.nr

306.371.1332

agasteche@yahoo.ca

Saskatoon Glamour Photographer Martine Sansoucy

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