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Model Agency Toronto – Modeling Toronto – Tip Tuesday – How To Pose For Photos

Posing for photos can be intimidating, whether you are taking them for your personal social media page or starting a modeling career. While working with a professional photographer, you will be directed on how to pose, but what about when you are posing on your own without direction?

1. Know Your Angles

The angle of the shot makes a huge difference. Try different angles to see what compliments your features the best and remember to practice them on your next shoot. 

For example, you can accentuate your legs in a full-body shot by having the camera just below eye level and facing slightly upward. For portraits, try a higher angle and snap a lot of photos until you get that sweet spot. 

– Model Agency Toronto – How to Pose – MAX talent – Alexandria A.

2. Check the Light

Light is your best friend in a photoshoot. Always turn your face towards the light, especially if it is natural light. It will brighten your face, blur out dark spots, and make you glow!

3. Relax

Be calm and relaxed. Your body language will show in your pose if your body is tensed. Remember to relax your body and your eyes, too.

4. Keep a Good Posture

Slouching makes you look insecure and frumpy. Stand up straight to look confident and powerful. It actually makes you feel more confident, so that will shine through your photos!

5. Move!

Especially when taking casual photos, instruct your camera person to take photo burst while you move around while posing. The best poses are actions caught in the perfect timing, and a photo with movement is more interesting.

6. Get Inspired

Look at models’ and influencers’ photos to find inspiration. Save for later when you are practicing posing. Adopt the ones that accentuate your features. 

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7 tips to give a great audition – Toronto Acting agency

Auditions can be nerve-wracking. Some can hide their nerves well, while others make it very obvious. Here are 7 tips to make your audition stand out. 

Toronto Acting Agency, Max Agency actors practicing their craft at Studio West

1. Confidence

If you don’t believe in your skills, no one else will. The audition begins as soon as you enter the room. Maintain relaxed body language and good eye contact. Walk in the room with your head up, good posture, focus, and relaxed. Be prepared and know your lines well. Show the casting team that they can trust you when you put you on a stage or in front of a camera.

2. Prepare your Character

Show your interpretation of who the character that you playing is. Think of 3 personality traits that you think the character has and write them at the top of the script. What is the character’s body language like? How do they speak? Being very clear on who it is you are playing will calm your nerves.

3. Know the Scene

What is your character dealing with in the scene? Use your nervousness to put into how your character deals with the situation. Be confident in what the conflict is and what your character’s objective is. It will affect the tone, rhythm, and inflection of your lines.

4. Focus

Breathe before you start a scene. Quiet your mind and focus. Commit to the character, the words, and the moment. It’s not enough to know the lines, you have to believe them.

5. Connection to the other character

Make eye contact with the reader. Who is their character? What is their relationship with yours? Practice active listening and react as if you are hearing them for the first time. It should feel like you are the only two people in the room.

6. Be clear with your choices

There is always more than one more to play a character. Make a decision based on your character and be flexible in case you are directed to make adjustments.

7. Show personality

Showing your authentic self makes auditions stand out. Everyone in that audition is reading the same lines. Your own spin is what creates magic to make your performance unique.

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MAX Agency is a successful Toronto acting agency representing menwomen, and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models, and entertainers for the film, television, fashion, and advertising industries.

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Toronto Acting agency- Dos and Don’ts of shooting a Self-tape audition

Dos and Don’ts in shooting a self-taped audition.

We have provided simple guidelines below to help you produce great self-tapes. 

DO 

 

  • Be professional and prepared when you tape yourself. Treat this audition the same as you would if you were physically in the room with the casting director. 

 

  • Record your audition in front of a solid coloured curtain or a blank wall. Too much clutter in the background can distract from your performance. Also, be aware your outfit should not blend or contrast with the colour of your backdrop. 

 

  • Find a quality reader. Make sure your reader stands behind the camera, to ensure your focus and positioning is towards the camera. Your reader should not be seen on camera unless requested. 

 

DON’T 

 

  • Don’t use a webcam, we recommend using a digital camcorder that fits your budget and have a peer operate the camera for you. 

 

  • Overhead fluorescent lights create deep shadows on your face which can make you look aged or change your appearance completely. Ideally, use two incandescent lights (bulbs with filaments). One as a key light, set to the opposite side of the camera a little farther away and pointed at your face.  If you are filming in a bigger space and need more lighting, set a second light opposite side of the camera, pointed at your side. 

 

  • Castings has requested a certain number of takes and/or scenes. Doing more than is asked could be considered presumptuous by the casting director. Don’t do more than the castings has asked for. 

Equipment recommendations for recording your self tape.

 

Digital Camcorder, Full HD 270° Rotation 1080P 16X High Definition Digital Camcorder Video DV Camera (US Plug Black)

 

 

 

 

Emart 60 LED Continuous Portable Photography Lighting Kit for Table Top Photo Video Studio Light Lamp with Color Filters

Basic three-point studio lighting 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modeling agency representing menwomen, and children. MAX has been successfully providing talent for the film, television, fashion, and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions, and special events for over 20 years.

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