Become a model in Hamburg (Germany)?! Application, measurements, agency castings and jobs

Modeling in Hamburg? If you are wondering if it is better to move to Berlin or Hamburg, then you are asking yourself the right question! Because you have chosen the two most important cities in Germany, in Hamburg and Berlin there are the most castings but also the most jobs for models. Why is that so? Hamburg is a beautiful city, not only many models come here, also media companies, celebrities like actors and musicians but also international companies and productions. This special mix makes the media city of Hamburg a special hotspot for models. Here there are all kinds of jobs, from catalog shooting to online shop, production and for TV commercials but also shootings for instagram and productions with influencers for YouTube. Unlike in many cities, Hamburg is not only a real highlight for many Germans due to its beautiful corners. Many international visitors also come to Hamburg when they visit Germany. The more interesting people and the more companies working with media are in a city, the more jobs there are for models! That’s why it’s worth it if you fulfill all minimum dimensions to become a model in Hamburg.

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Today we want to show you what is important if you want to become a model in Hamburg and what requirements you have to meet.

Prerequisites for Models in Hamburg

The competition is great! Many who live in the country try their luck in Hamburg. Maybe you live in the countryside, in a village or in a small town, or maybe in the middle of Hamburg, Altona or HafenCity. However, the same requirements apply to all of them, e.g. when it comes to body size, clothing, but also the measurements around the chest, hips and waist. However, the dimensions are only part of the requirements, as well as a healthy diet, body care but also paying attention to figure, hair, nails,… many details most people don’t think about when they talk about how easy or difficult it is to become a model. Once all the basic requirements have been met, however, it’s all about the model’s own character and personality. Working with management is very important, at the beginning it is less intense, but the longer you work as a model, the more intensive the collaboration becomes.

  • General good appearance and well-groomed appearance
  • Healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Professional collaboration with management and customers
  • Ambition and commitment to the job as a model

Modeling & School? First Castings and Jobs

For example, if you are still at school at the beginning and have two or three years ahead of you, you will do fewer jobs at the beginning. This is quite normal, because you should concentrate on school and your education! However, as soon as the school comes to an end, the first international planning will ideally begin. If it doesn’t work internationally, you can still look forward to many more jobs! Because as a student you are often confined, between the different exams, the holidays, enjoy your free time! As soon as you have the time, you can travel, you can plan travel days, you are flexible and you have a good school leaving certificate in your pocket. For example, as a model it is important that you can express yourself well, many customers speak English, so it is very important that you speak good English! But there is also a little bit of mathematics, e.g. when it comes to calculating your own travel expenses. The more successful you are as a model, the more you will invest in a photographer. Especially in Hamburg there are many good photographers. Of course, you no longer have to work with everyone. That’s why good photographers in Hamburg also cost money. But as soon as you earn money in your first jobs, you will also invest in the first photographers to improve your model portfolio!

Live casting – A look behind the scenes

You haven’t seen a live model casting yet? Here is a small example from our YouTube Channel!

Application to a modeling agency as a hamburger

If you want to apply in a Hamburg model agency, you don’t need a professional photo shoot. All your model agency wants to see in Hamburg are Polaroids. Polaroids are super easy to create, all you need is a good friend or a good friend, a mobile phone and daylight! In the city centre you have to get the right outfit, black trousers, a black top, black or white, plain shoes. Your underwear should be black, too. As a woman you should also buy a bikini and high heels. If you are new to Hamburg, here are some recommendations for you: Fashion boutiquen Hamburg. For your model agency you grab good daylight and a relatively simple wall. The background of your photo should be as bad as possible so that nothing distracts from you! You don’t need make-up or styling. All your modeling agency wants to see is you!

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Send photos: Professional shooting or simply with your mobile phone?

In the next step you take a full body photo, a portrait and another portrait with a smile. First in normal outfit, black jeans, black top and shoes. If you are already over 16 years old, you can also send bikini Polaroid or Polaroids in underwear. If you’re under 16, you shouldn’t do that! It is important to be seen with your whole body, once your face in the portrait and another photo with a smile. Why is laughter so important? As a model, you work in advertising for a lot of jobs. Advertising sells through friendliness, emotions that you as a model can arouse in you, better than anyone else! That’s why there should be a laughing portrait of you.

After the recording: Patience is a virtue – also in Hamburg!

Before you send your application to a modeling agency, you should talk to your parents and of course you should also think about the head gasket you are entering into as a model. You want to build a professional career. This can only be achieved with the support of a management and the network that comes with it. So you always have to be prepared that no success will come overnight. It took the best youtube years. It took the greatest Hollywood actors years. No star is born overnight. That’s why you should always stay professional, you should take the time for your education, that is for your school, and you should give yourself and your career time. If you develop step by step, build up your modelbook over the first years, then do bigger jobs or go abroad for a few months or years, that’s the right way! A reputable model agency like ours supports you with professional management and support to ensure that you get your Modelmappe develops perfectly and builds you up for the ideal market, for your requirements. Once you have taken your photos for your first model application in Hamburg, all you need is your contact details and the most important measurements, as well as your body size, shoes or clothing size. That’s all a good modeling agency needs from you! The model scouts in the agency have a lot of experience and a very professional view to evaluate applications from Hamburg.

Jobs in Hamburg: Online Shops, Social Media & TV Advertising

When you start modeling, your first jobs are mainly to do Showrooms. Such a showroom in Hamburg is a small, internal event where designers, marketing managers or sales people meet with the customer to select parts of the new collection. These new fashion pieces should of course be shown to you as a model! How are the seams processed, what is the nature of the materials, how are the jeans or the jacket positioned? In order for the designer, sales manager or marketing manager to have a model directly on site, young models in particular are booked for this type of job. You usually work in downtown Hamburg, where designers meet their clients. Once you’ve gained your first experiences and upgraded your model portfolio through test shootings with photographers, you’ll get your first jobs for social media shootings or for online shops!

Start: Shootings, Social Media, Online Shop and Image

There are always new fashion collections or new products. Exactly, it doesn’t always have to be about fashion trends! Just look at smartphones, there is always a new iPhone or a new mobile phone from Samsung Galaxy to HTC. There are also many new models, new commercials and photo shoots in the automotive industry. Models are needed for every new brand and every new model. Also for new seasons but also for different seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter! Every emotional set needs its individual composition of photo models, production team but also advertising agency, which creates the creative concept. There are always new jobs in Hamburg! If you work hard and show your modeling agency or management that you are professional on jobs and on time, the customers are satisfied with you, then you will eventually get your first commercials!
Next Level: Jobs for commercials and TV advertising in Hamburg

Nowadays, the word TV is of course often equated with broadcasting, e.g. through YouTube advertising. Advertising in video format, be it the advertising film for upstream YouTube videos, the advertising film for TV and cinema or Influencer Marketing with videos on YouTube, here lies the greatest potential for you as a model. Since the production of commercials by media agencies is quite complex, the productions are not only used in Germany. Unlike regional brands that use your photos in the Hamburg area, for example, such TV commercials are often broadcast throughout the German-speaking region, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However, many spots are also shown throughout Europe or even internationally, in America and Asia. Hamburg offers great potential for you as a model!

Modeling worldwide: USA to Europe and Asia

Dailies Campaign with Marie, Hannes & Johanna

Pantene Pro V with Lisa

Local agency or international agency?

If you want to start as a model in the field of media and advertising, then with a management you have the best agencies not only to get jobs in Hamburg but also in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Düsseldorf. If you want to work as a fulltime model and professionally, then you not only need jobs here but also in other cities. Therefore it is important for you as a young model to choose an international model agency that offers the best perspectives not only for Hamburg but also for Germany and for the international stage, ideally!

We hope you learned a little bit and have summarized the most important articles about modeling for you here!

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  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
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  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

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