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If you have a young girl wanting to model, the best thing you could do is introduce her to someone that knows the industry. I used to coach and teach modeling and I can tell you that 90% of the meetings I had resulted in them not wanting to model anymore. Depends on your area, the demograph, the industry and many other variables. For some it is about just looking the part and knowing how to pose, for higher end models they need to know lighting, how they look, how to follow vauge directions and act out what the director/photographer wants. I used to have models come in thinking they will be "discovered" and be the next top model and they learn real fast being a diva wont cut it and that there is a LOT more to it than they thought, yes, it IS work!
If you want to help her out with building a portfolio, do what you do.
If you want to help her learn about what modeling is, get to know some people in the industry in your area and find out how it is run and what it takes for your area.
I dont know your background with modeling, but think of it in the way that you could be a photographer trying to also play the part of a modeling coach/manager without knowing what you are doing, because I know we all gripe about the modeling coach/manager that THINKS they can also be the photographer when they really dont know what they are doing with a camera. I'm sure most of you will know what I'm talking about with that, kinda like the wedding coodinator with a 1st gen digital rebel that doubles as a pro photographer.
Edited on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:18 PM