It was a bright and warm Sunday morning when I grabbed a pre-packed bag and makeup, and went to Dance central building to take part in the first models 101 workshop held in Canberra. I was a bit anxious to find out what we would learn for the day, what would be in store for everyone there, and what knowledge I would leave with.
We were given a very vague and brief run down in an email of what we would be doing. Catwalk and mindset. It leaves one very open to questions and queries. What kind of catwalk? What aspects of the mind? Will I need a foot massage by the end? So let me tell you what the day had in store.
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Models of all experiences were there. Some who had been in the industry for a few years and others who are new and wanting to develop and gain more experience and knowledge So you could see, as the day went on, everyone improving as we did various workshops. There were lots of laughs, smiles, sadness and physical exercises.
As a model that has been in the industry for a few years, starting out when I was 20 or so, I got the chance to meet some amazing and inspiring women and men. The instructors were Jordan, who has 25 years in the model industry as a model, creative director, casting agent and more. There was also Tina who is the founder of Devojka Model agency, a photographer with many years behind her and agent. The two combined bring in experience from both sides of modelling as well as a breath of fresh air as they are both so happy and lively. They constantly bounce off each other and it made the day light and fun.
picture – @tinanikolovski and @aannika_g
It was an intense time with many subjects to get through and learn, but it was also completely practical which made it fun and engaging. We learnt about the art of modelling, inner emotions and expressing them. We discovered the difference between various modelling styles, from fitness to commercial. It was a full day of fun and learning. Everyone was able to walk out there more confident with themselves and their ability to work in front of the camera.
You could tell a lot of thought and time went into preparing the course for its attendants so if you ever think you need something more when it comes to modelling, or you are starting out, then I highly recommend you check it out. I know I took home some new skills and different ways to approach my photoshoots as well as some life skills that I can keep with me for life and transfer the skills into my life and work.
If you want to know more then check out Models 101 Workshop
Picture – @tinanikolovski, @cosywithme, and @byjpmartin
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!
Cosy with Sam