Curious about what types of photographic modelling you can get into?

If you love being in front of a camera, then maybe photographic modelling is just for you!

In our previous blogs, we have talked about different modelling types, now let’s talk about their subcategories.

We have broken it down for you below, and you can also watch the video for further detailed explanation from our editorial trainer and photographer:

Different types of photographic modelling:


Petite Modelling
This model wears smaller garments and is around 5’6” (168 cm) to 5’7” (170 cm).

Plus Size Models
This model wears larger garments, is tall, in proportion, toned and is between sizes 12 to 20. There is not yet a market for plus size male models.

Editorial Model
This is a unique-looking model, with a distinctive look, that is usually featured in magazine fashion spreads.

Fashion Model
This kind of model does fashion for advertisements, look books, catalogues, editorials, catwalks and showrooms.

High Fashion Model
This type only models high-end designer garments for editorial fashion magazines.

Lingerie or Intimate Apparel Model
This model will model intimate apparel and is required to have a toned and healthy-looking body.

Glamour Modelling
This type of modelling emphasises a model’s sex appeal and can range from lingerie and swimwear to nude photography for men’s magazines. A glamour model is confident, sexy and is extremely extraverted. These models do not have height requirements, which is appealing for many models.

Artist models and Art photography models
These are expressive models who excel in collaborating with artistic photographers to create pieces for personal and gallery work. They can be of any height and body type, and often, but are not required to, pose nude. These models appear in fine art magazines, art galleries and have many opportunities for travel.

Body Parts Models
This is not something a model generally thinks of when they go into the modelling industry, but yes, it is actually a very lucrative industry. Most common body parts are hair, eyes, lips, hands, feet, legs; which are used to promote brands and products in print and TV.

Curious to learn more, or think you are ready to shoot your own professional modelling portfolio? Feel free to contact us for more info on our Editorial Short Course, suited to more experienced models wanting to grow or update their folio.

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