San Segal Studios now taking bookings for film productions and photography shoots
Here are some important facts about our new studio
* Location is next to Epping Forest so a lot of nearby opportunities in the forest
* Free parking space. As you can see from the photos the property can accommodate over ten vehicles in its own parking space behind the gate. Perfect for big events such as fashion shows and auditions.
* Unique garden which offers a lot of photography options including a secret garden and a small summer house.
* Fully equipped kitchen also for unique photo background.
* Huge patio for meetings and model events
* A large living room decorated in modern style and lots of lighting and a big fireplace
* Two bedrooms each will be decorated uniquely for boudoir and glamour photography
* Bathroom for shoots in shower and bath
* A large size studio with light equipment and enough backdrops. Currently, I have 3 x 500 Bowes Light Kit in the studio with 3 color backdrops
* 4 x Godox SK 400 II
* Lastolite Hilite Background 2.5 x 2.15m – ‘High Key’ photography on location and in restrictive spaces. By rear lighting the white background itself there is no longer a need to use a background light behind the subject.
* Reflectors 3-4
* Various props to be used in your shoots.
* Any many more to be added to our unique set up as days pass with successful photoshoots.
We invite models and photographers to use our space for their workshops and studio days. Minimum two hours booking and extra half hour for preparation time. Please contact me for special introductory rates as low as £25/hour
For a limited time we offer full access to the property facilities and studio including indoors and outdoors with your booking. This way you can experience the studio fully.
Our normal studio hire rate is £50/hour with minimum two hours booking.
Prices below are for up to 6 people. Please contact me for special booking requirements.
We offer discounted rates for full day/half day bookings.
Half day 4 hours £160
Full Day 8 hours £250
For a limited time we will be offering package deals that will give you use of our studios as low as £25/hour
30 hours time slots £750 20 hours time slots £600
* payment required at least two weeks before the first booking. Minimum 4 hour bookings
So you’ve decided you want to give the model life a shot. The first step to a successful career is to find a qualified, experienced agent. As with the “modeling classes” mentioned above, some modeling agencies are actually scams. It is extremely important to make sure the agencies you are considering working with are legitimate. Do your research! Checking out the websites of agencies you are interested in will help you get a sense of what types of models they look for, the jobs that their clients have booked, and their overall professionalism. Model management is very important, it’s best to do your research before signing up with companies.
There are often references or recommendations online that can help lead you in the right direction. One of the biggest red flags is if an agency asks for money from a new client upfront, whether this is for a photo/portfolio package or for any other reason. Reputable agencies will never have a cost. They make money if you book a job, and only if you book a job. If you see signs that they are trying to earn their money in any other way, run – don’t walk, run – away.
Many models brand-new to the industry express surprise at just how many different genres are available for them to find work.
Here is a list of the most well-known genres:
Runway (cat-walk) modeling – High-end models typically shooting for editorials, high-end designers, runway and fashion campaigns. Fashion models have very particular age, height, and measurement standards. The typical age is 16-21. Models can be younger than this, but many agencies will require models to be at least 16. Likewise, models can be older but agencies and clients tend to like their models looking younger and more youthful. Height is typically between 5’9″-6″, bust is between 32″-36″, waist is between 22″-26″, and hips should be between 33″-35″. Of course most woman don’t meet these standards and that is why fashion models generally get paid the most and work the most. If you do not meet these requirements, don’t worry, most women don’t and that doesn’t mean agencies don’t make exceptions and you can’t walk the runway.
Print (catalog, editorial) modeling – Another lucrative modeling genre that is slightly less restrictive than fashion modeling. Height is generally between 5’8″ and 5’11” and typical measurements are as follows: Bust 32″-35″, hips 33″-35″, and waist 22″-26″. Catalog and fashion are the two most specific modeling genres. That is why they are the most profitable.
Lingerie/swimsuit modeling – Models also tend to have specific measurement requirements. Typical lingerie measurements are: height 5’7″-6′, bust 32″-35″ C cup,waist 22″-26″, and hips 33″-35″. A bikini model will be similar to a lingerie model but with a slightly larger bust size.
Other types of modeling include television commercial, live product/brand, live showroom, web, and niche modeling (tattoo’s, piercings, petite, plus-size, mature, body part, fitness/body building, without clothes et al). Measurements will always vary depending on type of modeling and industry you’re working in.
Are there areas of modeling listed above that you aren’t familiar with? You’re probably not alone. So which genre is right for you? Well, models with a girl-next-door look are often a great fit for commercial and catalog modeling to sell beauty products, clothes, and accessories in magazines and advertisements. If fitness is your passion, a major growing area of modeling is fitness modeling for girls who are in great shape and can help promote athletic wear and fitness companies. Knowing what type of model you best embody will allow you to be more successful because you can focus on that area. There are a lot of opportunities in the entertainment industry. This will help you avoid frustration as you try to get started in modeling, and will allow agencies and casting directors to see you more clearly fitting into their roster or filling their needs for a certain job.
If you’re just now getting into modeling, you may want to know if there are training classes specifically for modeling. It is important to be cautious if you believe you’ve found a modeling class because it could be a scam. It is generally safer and more beneficial to take other types of classes, like a dance class to improve your movement quality and body awareness, an acting class to help you feel more comfortable speaking and taking on commercial jobs, or a fitness class to help keep your body in shape. It is also hugely beneficial to spend time with a professional photographer since they can give you real-world advice on exactly what other photographers and directors are looking for from their subjects.
Do you have the look? Being a model isn’t just about being “good looking” or “pretty.” There are a lot of beautiful people in the world. If you’re serious about getting into modeling, it’s important to have “a look.” There should be something unique about the way you look or the way you’re built. It could be a beauty mark (a la Cindy Crawford,) the way your dimples look when you smile, something about the shape of your chin or your nose that adds dimension to your face, or another unique quality. Embrace this. It will be what sets you apart from other models in the industry.
As far as common characteristics that are important for anyone looking to get into modeling, height is probably the single most important physical attribute for most models, with 5’7’’ generally considered a minimum. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule (take Kate Moss, for example), but this is a good place to start in order to determine if you are meant for the modeling industry. Runway models should be at least 5’8” as a female and 6’0” as a male. For editorial modeling, having the right look is more important than height or slender frame alone. For convention/promotional models, it’s more about having an engaging personality and the ability to act as a product spokesperson. Different types of modeling have certain requirements, but before you get into modeling you should understand what type of modeling work you will be pursuing. Will you be on the runway? Do you want to be in magazines or be a part of private events?
In recent years, for example, there has been a move towards more plus-sized models in the business, along with growth in other niche areas like tattooed models. Your look can help to determine what area of modeling you will fit best into, as there are numerous subdivisions under the larger modeling umbrella. Remember, getting into modeling doesn’t just mean being tall and thin with perfect posture. It means identifying and playing to your own strengths, looking for the type of work that’s right for you.