Friday, 22 January 2016

Top 5 Models on Instagram

Kube Studios - Top 5 Models on Instagram 

Instagram is popular among top-tier models, many models use Instagram as an platform to show case their talent and also to give fans an inside look into their glamorous lives. Here the top 5 most popular models on Instagram. 

1. Nina Agdal

She has around 776k followers. Some of her work has been with Aerie,Bebe and Sports Illustrated. She is originally from Denmark and regularly updates her followers with photos of burgers, roast beef sandwiches and Lunchables  

2Andreea Diaconu

Andreea has around 58.8K followers. The Romanian native  has worked with names like Prada, Gucci, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabanna, and Michael Kors. On Instagram her photos shows how down to earth she is. She seems a fan of Clueless as she likes to post Clueless references. 

3. Cora Emmanuel

Cora has around 23.1k followers. She a French model and has featured in Vogue Spain, for Tiffany and Tommy Hilfiger. She likes to post photos of her kitten, funny screenshots of her conversations with Siri and shares backstage photos from her shoots from across the globe.

4. Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan is a British models with around 1.2M followers. She is the face of Maybelline and loves to share pictures of her barre workouts, fashion shows and Burberry Shoots. 

5. Georgia May Jagger

Georgia is another British model that has around 638K followers. Her Instagram posts are usually photos from her shoots like Vogue Italy. However she does throw in some photos of animals like cute dogs and pigs eating ice cream.

Kube Studios is a fashion photography studio bases in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Visit Kube Studios on Facebook and give us a like. 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Model Health Advice

Model Health Advice

At Kube Studios we are on our feet all day, and so are our clients. They know very well that modelling is one of the toughest jobs, as shown by a study on average incomes and hours worked. Very few models manage to make it to the upper tiers of the industry and the big money that comes with it. Kube Studios is a photography studio based in Manchester, Birmingham and London. They are not a modelling agency but can get you a professional modelling portfolio to use to apply to agencies.

There are many types of modelling that an aspiring model can hope to enter including fashion modelling, catwalk modelling and body parts modelling. All jobs require a model casting. One important concern when doing any job is the effects it has on your health. Effects from work can be psychological, stress, or physical. This post looks at some of the types of problems faced by models who wear the wrong shoes for their foot shape too often.

Callouses are thick and hard areas of skin caused by repeated rubbing on the skin. A callous is an area of hard, thickened skin on the foot that forms in response to pressure (the pressure of modelling), usually due to poor-fitting shoes. When pressure is concentrated in a small area a corn may develop. If the pressure is not relieved, calluses and corns can become painful and require treatment. This experience this happens particularly if your shoe doesn’t fit correctly or you wear uncomfortable heels for too long and too often. The body protects skin tissues from pressure or friction damage by producing an area of hard skin. So unless the reason for the pressure or friction is found and removed, calluses and corns will continue to form.

You can also get in growing toenails from tight high heels if the point of the shoe pushes your toes together too hard. Most people suffer from a foot problem at some point in their lives, and while many are fairly minor, some can be extremely painful and disabling. It is easy to let problems develop and by the time they arrive you suddenly find you can’t walk very easily.

For more modelling advice from Kube Studios, visit our website and check out the Kube Studios Linkedin page to connect with our professional network. Don't forget to Follow Kube Studios on Facebook too! Read Kube Studios reviews here.

Friday, 25 September 2015

What not to do in your Portfolio Photoshoot

Tips from Kube Studios

A strong modelling portfolio is the first step in any career progression in the modelling business. Kube Studios review hundreds of portfolios every week and see every mistake in the book over and over again. Visit the Kube Studios website for more information on portfolios. In this post let's look at some of the most common mistakes that models make when submitting their portfolios.

Sometimes its not clear who the actual subject of the photo is. Don't submit photos featuring anyone but yourself. As a standalone picture being presented to a client, they won't know who is who.

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Don't wear hats, sunglasses, or anything that draws attention away from you. Hiding your features is not a good idea. Men shouldn't wear make up. As above, it can hide positives and be misleading. Have a range of shots, head shots, full body shots, and body parts shots if you want to get into body parts modelling for catalogs or adverts. 

If your portfolio is more on the home-made side, at least make sure the environment the photos are taken in is clean, light, airy and presentable. Many photos submitted are taken at night in dimly lit rooms, perhaps even as selfies, and these cannot be used in a professional modelling portfolio. Kube Studios strongly recommend having at least four professional photos in any portfolio. 

Avoid these mistakes and you'll be on the right track. Find Kube Studios on tumblr and watch this video to find out about what Kube Studios can do for you!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Check into Kube Studios

I want to be a Model!

Welcome back to the Kube Studios Manchester blog! It's been a busy month so far and although we're saying goodbye to summer, we're also saying hello to the fantastic autumn/winter collections that are starting to hit the stores already. There are loads of reasons that different people have for wanting to be a model, and as you can imagine, we hear them all. Some want to be famous, others want to try something new. Some aren't quite sure what they want to do in life, while others just want to be told they look amazing. There are of course more than a few who want to get rich beyond their wildest dreams...

Kube Studios Manchester
Kube Studios

How much do models get paid in the UK?

Depending on your stature in the modelling world daily rates start at £150-200 and go all the way up to the eye-watering figures we see in magazines, £10k+. An agency will take a cut of this of 10-25% but normally your travel and food expenses will be covered by the production company. 

What about contracts?

Whether its for modelling, a job, or even a new phone any contract should be read very carefully and you should be absolutely certain what everything in it means. Some agencies or companies may use legal language, which isn't immediately understandable. If you're not sure, ask someone - don't just hope for the best. Exclusive modelling contracts limit the model to only working through that single agency for the duration - which is normally one year. If the agency doesn't pull its weight and find the model work then there's nothing they can do about it. 

What can I do to boost my stature?

Start locally. Find out who matters in your town and introduce your self. Agencies can't do all the legwork for you, and often they're there as negotiators rather than a job agency. Your agency works for you as much as you work for them and a good portfolio can only go so far if you're behind your desk all day.

About Kube Studios

As one of the best established modelling portfolio photography studios in the UK, Kube Studios employ over 30 staff nationwide who are dedicated to helping aspiring models take their first, or next steps in the business. If you want to find out more about Kube Studios and our team, visit our website and watch the Kube Studios video underneath the post. It'll tell you all about our services and locations. Feel free to get in touch with any questions!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Manchester Photography Studios

Kube Studios; Manchester's Top Choice

Whatever the reason for your photoshoot, Kube Studios Manchester have the facilities and the team to fulfill any type of photography. It may be that you have been blessed with a newborn and want to have a family shoot, or maybe get some fantastic memories of a hen night (before the madness!). Just speak to our team about your requirements and we'll do our best to accommodate your every need.

The majority of men and women who come to Kube Studios however come for one thing; a solid portfolio to kick-off their modelling career. We know what a successful portfolio consists of and will give you the studio shots, and on-location shots you need to look great to any prospective agency. 

Kube Studios
Kube Studios
If you have what it takes to be a model, we can help give you the foundations to make your way. When coming in for your portfolio shoot we generally advise three outfit changes. On average, this is all there is time for without being in too much of a rush. Pick outfits that complement eachother but that show different things about you. A good start would be to pick one formal, for gents that could mean a smart blazer/open shirt combo, or for women a dinner dress or similar. One summery outfit is always a good idea, even if your shoot is in the winter. As a third option, think about what type of modelling you're most interested in and pick something suitable. Additionally, if you have tattoos, moisturise them beforehand to bring out the colour better in the photos. Watch the Kube Studios video below to find out a little more about us and our other locations and visit the Kube Studios website for contact information!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Kube Studios Manchester

Kube Studios Manchester

Located in the trendy Northern Quarter of Manchester’s city centre, Kube Studios are the North’s choice for professional studio photography. Whether you’re looking to book a family shoot to mark a special occasion or you are looking to have a professional modeling portfolio made, Kube cater for it all!
Kube Studios
Kube Studios
For all booking enquiries, please get in touch via the Kube Studios website contact section. One of the team will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, give the studio a call – all contact information is clearly presented so you can get in touch with the studios nearest to you!
When you have such a lot of options when it comes to photography studios in Manchester, what factors guide your decision? Have you visited a few studios to see what they look like and what kind of equipment they have? Do you look for reviews online? What is the most important thing to you when making your decision?

Kube Studios
Kube Studios
All Kube Studios staff are professionals in their area and most have hands on experience in glamour, TV, modelling, magazines, and any kind of photographic media you can think of. This great combination of skillsets means that any shoot at Kube Studios will give you the best possible results; photos that you will hold on to forever! Find out more about us in the video below this post!