The most basic and most used kind of modeling out there, one used today everywhere, may it be commercials, photos, or movies! That modeling, in all it’s great variety and styles… is Commercial Modeling.
Commercial Modeling refers to models who are mainly selling products. Any products, in fact. May it be a Fitness model, a Male model, or a Glamour model, all models are basically using Commercial Modeling in their photos and ads. Working here makes you open to just about any job you can get your hands on if you come with experience. Plus, if you don’t plan to be the center of attention, Commercial models can be the background or appear with a variety of Commercial models.
For an example, take a commercial with a bunch of people partying at the beach. Now, those people in the back doing who knows what are usually hired extras. However, there’s this random but popular guy desires some kind of beer. Those cool-looking people hanging around the guy/girl ordering the drink? Commercial Models. These people represent the product without being a complete logo. Even better, like many commercials, the people around him get a funny memorable line for that commercial. Like I said, not a logo, but you still stand out from the crowd.
What’s fun to know when going into the business is that it’s very accepting. Working here requires no body type, specific gender, height and width. If you fear that Commercial Modeling isn’t at all right for you, just remember: No matter who I am and what I look like, I always belong somewhere in the modeling business! It’s so much fun to work in, and it’s a good break if you wish to stay in modeling but not work under pressure and stress.
Jobs are everywhere for people into Commercial Modeling, with more and more types of modeling being made every year. Because of the need to show the audience incorporated in the commercial (AKA the cool people hanging around the guy ordering the awesome beverage), these jobs are needed in order to show that it’s not one guy separated from everyone else doing something. If you think about it, there’s always a group of people doing something awesome with the main person (Unless it’s just the person alone, then the whole idea just goes void for a while).
Lets draw away from commercials and look at the main picture. Pictures, to be exact. Even being in a photographic ad as a group of people certifies it as Commercial Modeling. This is because it’s still selling the same thing, and it still gives off the same vibe without all the movement. The awkwardness of acting and modeling at the same time basically vanishes if you pursue a modeling career that mostly makes advertisements not on the screen of your T.V., but in magazines and newspapers. If you feel you want to join the Modeling world, beginning in Commercial Modeling is the perfect choice, either for being a unexpected star by a big job, or writing until you’ve figured out what Modeling type you’re ready for.