Virtual Photo Shootings for Models

It is delightful how much progress we made in the last few months in the world of modeling. Yes, in changing times, there are new inventions, creativity, and opportunities. It is incredible how many new things have been created for models lately. Virtual Photo Shootings for Models is one of the new keywords, worth it remembering.

I think this phrase belongs to the new vocabulary in modeling. Fast and furious becoming an essential ingredient for a model’s career. One of the reasons that it is an exciting time to model.

Why do Models need a way to be photographed remotely?

How to get great photos for your career when traveling and other new rules are blocking you, in this day and age?

Let’s start with the typical challenges what I experience with most newcomers in the modeling business that they need real guidance. Beginners always struggle to get professional photos, which are essential to get clients and will result in money-making jobs.

Most aspiring models don’t live in New York City. To come to the Capital of Modeling is time-consuming and expensive.

It is stressful and sometimes demeaning to get accepted in a New York City Model Agency. Living in this city takes time to get used to it. To find a fashion photographer with or without an agency who does a test shoot is another hurdle. Now all of that became almost more impossible. The good news is that we have a way to do Virtual Photo-Shootings. You can get pics wherever you live. Problem solved. This new technique will give models a new dimension and make it accessible to everybody who wants to model.

Reinvent & Reimagine Yourself with Learning about Model Shootings from your Home

Many aspiring or professional models & photographers are focusing on reinventing themselves, and so can you.

Organizing a conventional photo shooting or even a test shoot for models became very challenging right now,  because of social distancing. The fashion and advertising industries have some problem solving to do and are hard at work. Photo Studios are closed, and traveling for models is challenging.  Hair & Makeup Artists are considered close contact, and the Art Director is also almost out of a job. Of course, you can try a remote social shooting. But there are always new ways you should consider. Why do it the hard way if there is a new brilliant way?

What is Remote Photography exactly?

Virtual Photo-Shootings for Models are the new kids on the block. It’s easy modeling – remote – efficient – gratifying – safe.

Updated photos for a  model are a must, and it probably helps for tinder posts and other dating apps as well.

My experience in having owned and managed one of the top model agencies in the world is that a lot of people are making a big mistake to post photos that don’t look like them anymore. In modeling, it will cost you a job and can end a career faster than you thought.  How many times are people disappointed with dating apps? When finally meeting each other physically and finding out that this is not the person you have been flirting with on your phone, day and night

Why can this way in taking Pictures give you a Career Boost

When  I booked the first time models for a fashion show, I had a rude awaking.

I called some model agencies in New York and asked them to send me photos of the models available for a designer show. They sent me tons of stunning comp cards, also called sed cards of models. By the way, those cards, online or printed,  show the stats, measurements, and different poses of the individual model. It’s the model’s business card. These cards are needed to get jobs, to send to clients, or to leave at a casting. The best way for the client to remember you.

The Importance of  always having Updated Photos

I had no experience in booking models. I loved the idea of looking at their photographs and started to book. I chose the ones that fit the right look and size for the clothes the client needed for his collection. The runway models have to match the requirements of the client. The designer wants them to have the right clothes size, height measurement  and even the shoe sizes matter for a runway show. When the models, I had hired, walked into the backstage area of the fashion show, the designer, and I were shocked. They neither looked fresh nor like anything advertised on their cards:  their hair dues and colors were different, they were much older, and some had put on some real weight. The designer clothes did not even fit them—a disaster for the stylist. I got almost fired! You live and learn

Why is a fresh glamour shooting essential to get brands interested in you

When I promote a model to a brand, you bet that I make sure that her or his photos are updated! One of the first questions of clients is:  ‘How old are the pictures, are the body measurements correct?’ Keep in mind when you look at all those fantastic photos on Instagram. They are very often years old recycled pictures and photoshopped.

How to go about Virtual Photo Shoots for Models
“In many ways, planning a remote photo shooting is faster and smoother than most typical shoots. Not having to worry about production elements like catering and travel and keeping a crew allows you to focus on getting the shoot done. It’s on your terms and your set. It is much cheaper and gratifying. Now you are almost there. But almost being a model is not good enough yet.

The secret of having a photo shooting in your home

Get a professional fashion photographer who is experienced, and knows all the tricks & tips, such as the perfect light, which makes you look terrific. The speed of the camera of taking pictures is a significant component as well. A good photographer usually has a good camera. It sounds like a lot, but the actual shooting only takes 20 minutes. A day or two later, you’ll have some fantastic high-resolution photos in your email.

Jump on a facetime call with the photographer. Tell him what you have in mind and what kind of photos you need. Walk the photographer, virtually online, through your home, porch, street,  beach, office.  Make it fun. After having seen your environment, he or she tells you what location is best,  where the best spots and light is and how to pose for the remote virtual photoshoot. The clothing you decide for yourself.  Remember, you are your stylish hair & make artist, set director, and the boss!

How do you find the right photographer for yourself

Among some sense of fashion, esthetics, his shooter skills are vital for the look and feel of your photos. I’ll help you to find the ideal visionary to create visually stunning content that will leave a lasting impact on your audience. I will set you up. [email protected]

This new technique is a gift from heaven. No big testing fees, no waiting time to get the photos, and you are in charge, finally!

Even if you are not a model or if you use modeling as a side hustle to make money. It is essential to have fresh photos. It makes one feel good, that’s a fact. A headshot is also crucial to get acting jobs. Look at the headshot and comp card of actress Laura  Bilgeri.  We recently produced the virtual photography session between New York and Vienna, Austria. I love it!

After you receive your new images, just upload them onto your comp card as Laura did, and post it on social media and a professional model platform.

The easiest and fastest way is if you create a professional model card on my platform FMONYC. It just takes minutes. My team of bookers will send your comp card to our network of clients and brands. That’s how you get the exposure you deserve. Brands might contact you and ship products to be endorsed and advertised using the new technique. You are on your way.

I would not be surprised if this method will become a standard procedure for clients, brands, celebrities, and models.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, and thousands more, always make sure that their pictures are up to date, photoshopped or not. You can do the same!

It is fun and will help your career enormously.


Thomas Zeumer

FMO Comp Card with Virtual Headshots of Laura Bilgeri

Actress &  FMO Model

FMO Cover Headshot: Elaina Haehnle by FMO’s Mychal Watts 

Laura Bilgeri’s Headshot by Mychal Watts