Friday, 30 January 2015

Manchester's Leading Photography Studio

Thomas Street Studios Portfolio Tips

Having built an excellent reputation by consistently delivering high quality work and a fantastic level of client satisfaction Thomas Street Studios are now regarded as Manchester’s leading photography studio. Prepare yourself to be pampered by our fantastic makeover days, or just pop in with the family to capture some magic moments. 

Thomas Street Studios
Thomas Street Studios
When you are considering becoming a professional model, there are a few things you will have to learn about the modelling industry. The first thing is, it's important not to expect great things in a short time. There are the odd success stories of men and women who get lucky in their first year of trying, but the vast majority take longer, or don't make it at all. Accepting the fact that it is one of the most competitive businesses in the world, and that jobs are rare compared to the number of applicants, should be a priority if you want to avoid disappointment. 

Secondly, make sure that your portfolio can compete on your behalf. It's the modelling equivalent of a CV. If it's old, or looks dated, or simply isn't of a good standard, you will be put to the bottom of the pile immediately by any good agency. You only need a handful of shots, Thomas Street Studios recommend between six and 10 photos for a rounded portfolio. Any more than that and they won't get seen, any fewer and the viewer will be left with questions. Include at least one full body shot and one headshot and you can't go far wrong. The Thomas Street Studios team know all the industry standards for modelling portfolios and will make sure that your portfolio shoot gives you what you need. Find out more about Thomas Street Studios in the video below!

Monday, 29 December 2014

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Modelling Portfolio Photo Shoots by Thomas Street Studios

Why do I need one?

Every aspiring model needs a portfolio to represent themselves to private clients and agencies. The portfolio is in essence your modelling CV. It is important to have up to date photos and try to have camera experience. If you want to build your experience, talk to local businesses and see if and when they are doing any advertising shoots or events. They may pay you, or they may not, but when a client is looking for a model, they will favour those with experience, just as any employer will.

Thomas Street Studios
Thomas Street Studios, Manchester

What does it Involve?

A portfolio shoot is typically a morning or an afternoon with several outfit changes and a variety of shots. The most important shots to include in any modelling portfolio are head shots and profile shots. These are the foundation of any portfolio and should be presented at the front so that they are seen first. Agencies receive dozens of portfolios every day and will typically only look at the first few shots before making a decision. Before you have your portfolio day, make sure you have planned your outfits and what make up you want. If you don't know, there will be people around to guide you, but it's always best to have a strong idea of what you want to go home with. Remember that once a photo is taken, you can't change it!

How Much does it Cost?

Portfolio shoots are typically paid for by the photos chosen, but some photographers will charge a half day or a day rate. When choosing where to go for your portfolio, make sure that they have done this type of shoot before and know what they are doing. If you know anyone else who has recently had photos taken, talk to them and search online. Thomas Street Studios in Manchester are known for fashion makeovers and portfolio photography. They are also connected to other studios and modelling agencies around the country and can offer advice on taking the next step. You can find out more about Thomas Street Studios and our services on our website. Alternatively you can watch the video below and get in touch with any questions or booking queries. Don't forget to follow the Thomas Street Studios twitter!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Thomas Street Studios Manchester Feedback

Thomas Street Studios Reviews

We had a great November with Halloween shoots and loads of gorgeous men and women coming in for portfolio shoots. Here are some of the emails Thomas Street Studios got back when we asked some of our clients for a little feedback to help us improve our services.

Date: 7/11/14
Shoot Type: Commercial Modelling Portfolio Shoot
Feedback: I decided to make a portfolio aimed at commercial modelling because I read online that it is the biggest bit of the modelling biz. The ten photos I got were pretty good and covered everything I needed to make a proper portfolio. My headshots are the best out of all of them and I'm really excited to hear back from the agencies I sent them to!

Date: 13/11/14
Shoot Type: Family
Feedback: We love the photos and got one blown up and put on canvas to put above our fireplace. Glad we had the idea to come down because the kids are still small and will hopefully enjoy looking at the photos for posterity some day.

Date: 18/11/14
Shoot Type: Body Parts Modelling Portfolio Shoot
Feedback: I wanted a body parts portfolio because I don't think I fit in any other categories of modelling strongly enough to have a good chance and I have really nice hands and feet. Everyone tells me that so it was an easy choice really. I'm hoping to get some catalogue work in 2015 but still need to send my photos to agencies. Too much work!

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Thomas Street Studios Manchester

Thomas Street Studios Manchester

At Thomas Street Studios we work with some of Manchester’s most talented makeup artists, hairstylists and fashion photographers to create some beautiful magazine style photos for everyday people. Our extensive client portfolio also includes many high-profile people from entertainment, television, sport and business meaning individual satisfaction is an essential part of our success in modelling.

Heat appliances like straighteners, curling wands and hairdryers all damage your hair because of the high temperature being applied. You must always use a heat protection product before using any hot appliances on your hair.
Thomas Street Studios
Thomas Street Studios
To get your hair back on track again there are a few things you can do. First of all it would be a good idea to stop colouring your hair as much as you have been doing. Only colour it if you really have to. Over colouring your hair will eventually cause your hair to snap, which makes the situation even worse. It’s also a good idea to get all the split ends cut off your hair if you can. This will help improve the appearance of your hair for the time being.
Thomas Street Studios
Thomas Street Studios
Whether you want to create a stunning modelling portfolio or gorgeous collection of keepsake images Thomas Street Studios can cater to your needs. Watch the video below for more information.

Friday, 26 September 2014

The Top 5 Best Paid Models

Thomas Street Studios: Top Models

Thomas Street Studios are located in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, nestled amongst the top bars and clubs. We specialise in modelling portfolio shoots for aspiring models. We thought we'd give a quick run down of the Forbes richest models list for 2014 to date. More than a few familiar names in there!

Kate Upton. At age 22, this American model earned an incredible $7 million in 2014. She is best known for modelling for Sports Illustrated but with such a fantastic career ahead of her, let’s see where she ends up.

Thomas Street Studios
Thomas Street Studios

Kate Moss. A regular on the top ten money list, Moss adds another $7 million to her total in 2014.

Adriana Lima makes the top 3 again with $8 million earned. The Brazilian has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since the year 2000 and also a spokesmodel for Maybelline. As a teen model, she won several big competitions in Brazil before being signed to a major agency.

Doutzen Kroes is another Victoria’s Secret Angel and wings it to number two with $8 million. 

Gisele takes the number one spot yet again with an astounding $47 million. The Brazilian supermodel has held the spot for the last decade and is one of the richest women in entertainment. 

Call Thomas Street Studios for booking information and find out more from the video below.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Thomas Street Studios Skincare Tips

Thomas Street Studios

Skincare Tips

Thomas Street Studios are a fashion photography studio specialising in modelling portfolio shoots. Visit the Thomas Street Studios website to find out more. Here are some skincare tips for aspiring models!

A teen model is especially prone to bad skin. Constant use of different make-ups can take it’s tole on a model. Here are some tips to cope as a teen model. Acne is common during puberty when hormones go into overdrive, causing the skin to overproduce sebum. Because many oil-producing glands are on the forehead, nose, and chin, this area — the T-zone — is where a person is most prone to pimples.

Don't pop pimples. It's tempting, but popping pimples can push infected material further into the skin, leading to more swelling and redness, and even scarring. If you notice a pimple coming before a big event, like the prom, a dermatologist can often treat it for you with less risk of scarring or infection. A big teen modelling no no! 

If you're concerned about acne, talk to a dermatologist. Dermatologists offer a range of treatments that help to prevent and acne scars. A dermatologist can help you find the treatment method that's best for you and can also give you lots of useful tips for dealing with acne and caring for your skin type. Some salons and spas have trained skin specialists, who can offer advice and skin care treatments. Follow Thomas Street Studios on twitter and read the official modelling advice blogs!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Makeover Studio Makeup Tips

Thomas Street Studios Makeup Tips

Here are Thomas Street Studios top 5 Makeup Tips:

Buff Your Body

Ever heard of allover dry-brushing? Supermodel Miranda Kerr (and beauty editors everywhere!) swear by it. Use a natural-bristle brush (like the Sublime Beauty Portable Skin Brush

Don't Neglect Your Scalp

You already know you should put sunscreen on your scalp, but you may also want to consider an exfoliating scalp treatment like Restorsea Revitalizing Scalp Treatment

Don't Fret About Your Bikini Line

Scheduling a wax takes foresight and an hour of your busy day—plus, the grow-out period between appointments makes swimsuit season tricky

Apply Sunscreen in the Nude (not over your clothes - and close the curtains first)

Not only does slathering it on naked in front of a mirror ensure you won't miss a spot, but letting it dry for 20 minutes before getting dressed

Use a Hair Primer

Your hair can't get sunburned, but the sun can still damage your color and dry out your strands. Before styling—damp or dry—spritz on a primer like R+Co.

Thomas Street Studios is one of the best known and highly recommended photography and makeover studios in Manchester. If you want a makeover shoot, contact Thomas Street Studios today. You can also follow Thomas Street Studios on Twitter. Read about top models here.