As a photographer I rarely get involved in modelling work except with actors who take part in modelling either as part of their career or as preperation for working with photographers in the industry on publicity and promotional campaigns .
Model photography is varied but conforms like anything else to a basic structure. .
Scams, expensive photoshoots and dubious practice abound sadly in modelling - beware!
Some of the most successful I have worked with now within the acting industry had little idea at the start that it was even possible for them, others discovered drama at a photoshoot and became hooked. Acting takes talent, all performance does - act4ward is designed to build up confidence discover hidden talent and encourage the individual forwards.
Many children get a great deal of fun from modelling - but great care needs to be taken to ensure that they are being represented by a legitimate agent and working with the right people.
There are self represent sites available online and parents often find this beneficial. However the watch word has to be check everything. Mumsnet and similar websites are often useful to find the right jobs and information.
For many reasons actors often have low personal self confidence.
My work here is designed to build up confidence and abilty together.
Not all who work on drama in my work want to be professional actors - those who do are encouraged.
Drama however is a great way to self discovery and confidence. The informal approach and lack of massive cost help too.
Modelling introductive is in conjunction with my act4ward work. It is setup to give those wanting to try working infront of the camera the chance to do so safely.
Currently it is in a trial phase and depending on it's reception will build within act4ward and The Halfling Project.
It is set to cut through the often murky world of modelling today for those starting out, and limit loss through scams or entering adult work through lack of experience .
Artist modelling is the exception to the rule - many have found it an enjoyable form of modelling - but it is essensial to understand what's involved and what to avoid.
It will not suit everybody and is a seperate aspect of work requested by those taking part.
Life modelling is a useful training for actors coming to terms with the range of work within theatre tv and film that make strong demands including nudity in performance. Available to over 18's only.
NO ADULT WORK IS OR HAS EVER BEEN UNDERTAKEN BY WILLIAM DAVID - THE WORK IS DESIGNED AS A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WITH WORK ADVANCING AT AN INDIVIDUALS PACE - ADVANCED WORK FOR ACTORS MAY REFLECT INDUSTRY DEMANDS TO BUILD UP A STRONG ACTORS PROFILE/EXPERIENCE AT THE REQUEST OF THE ACTOR, PRODUCTION COMPANY OR INDUSTRY/ TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE