Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Kube Studios

Kube Studios

Kube Studios are the UKs top fashion modelling photography studios. With studios in London, Birmingham and Manchester, we can cater for a wide range of photography needs. Our talented teams will make your day in the studio one to remember. All team members have first hand experience in high end fashion and photography and know exactly what aspiring models need to make a fantastic portfolio that will represent their looks and characters in the best light when applying to major agencies. Here are some fantastic ways to improve your method of doing one of the basic elements of make up, eye liner.

Kube Studios
Kube Studios
First of all, you have to choose whether you wish to use a powder or liquid eyeliner. If you choose a liquid eyeliner, start by drawing a line as close as you can to the eyelash line, starting at the inner corner and drawing across. A fine line will add discreet emphasis to your eyes, while a thick line will be more striking and make the eyes look bigger. If you draw the line thicker than you wanted, blend it into the eyelid a little using a brush or even just a finger tip. Easy as that! Note that if you are intending to use shadow too, apply this first or it will interfere with your line. Liquid eyeliner is probably the most difficult to apply, so don't worry if it takes a little practice to get the results you want. The make up artists at Kube Studios will attend to your every need so don't concern yourself with trying to do your own make up on the morning of your photo shoot! 

If you choose to use a pencil eyeliner they have a tendency to smear and smudge. Don't skimp out and choose by price, go for the best one you can. Go for a retractable pencil version rather than the pencil sharpener ones as they often split and are more likely to snap. Apply shadow after using pencil eyeliner and it will help stop it from smearing. They tend to wear off relatively quickly and shadow helps to make your make up last longer. If you want to find out more about Kube Studios, our other blogs have loads of information about our services and other useful make up and modelling tips. Alternatively, visit the Kube Studios website to find out more.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Watch the new Kube Studios Video

Kube Studios

Welcome to Kube Studios, the UK's top fashion modelling portfolio company. It is based in London and Birmingham so your never too far way from a modelling expert.

We provide aspiring models with a cost effective way to get the modelling photos they need to stand out from the crowd.

Our photographers have years of experience in different types of modelling and can help you find the right one for you. If you are trying to find 'your look' or identity as a model, an ordinary photography studio won't cut the mustard.

Kube Studios is a photography studio with a difference. They are focussed on client satisfaction and pride themselves on giving more value of money than any other competitor. If you want to take your modelling career seriously, take it to the next level and contact Kube Studios.

Follow Kube Studios on Twitter now. To find out more about Kube Studios visit the official website today.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Kube Studios Shaving Tips

Kube Studios: The Perfect Shave

Kube Studios are London's premier photography studio. Kube specialise in portfolio shoots and modelling shoots but cater for a wide variety of photography needs. In this post Kube Studios look  at the best way to give yourself a wet shave. Men normally prefer wet shaves in the summer as its easier to get a good result when the air temperature is higher. When the skin is cold it goes tight and dries easier which can cause skin to flake after a wet shave. Before you start, wash your face with warm water and dab excess water off with a hot towel before applying a generous layer of shaving foam/gel.
Kube Studios
Kube Studios
If you do this you're much less likely to nick your skin. Pull the skin tight and go with the grain of the hair. It's a popular misconception that you should shave against the grain. This can give you in growing hair which is quite painful. Try to use as few strokes as possible to avoid over irritating the skin, rinsing the razor in warm water between each stroke. Once you're done, moisturise with a soothing lotion, preferably containing aloe, and avoid traditional alcohol based aftershaves as they can be stingy and dry out the skin.

Watch this video before you book your shoot with Kube Studios to find out more about our services and find Kube Studios on twitter!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Kube Studios: The Alkaline Diet Program

Kube Studios: The Alkaline Diet Program

Being in the modelling industry, we hear about all the trends and diets every day in Kube Studios. One that sounded interesting was the Alkaline Diet Program and how it might work for models. 

The diet involves eating mostly alkaline foods and aims to keep the body's pH level between 7.35 and 7.45. They suggest eating 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 percent acidic. It may sound easier than it is though!

Which foods are acidic? The majority of foods break down in our bodies into either acidic or alkaline bases. The most alkaline foods are fresh fruit, vegetables, roots, nuts, dates, figs, lemons.. and so forth. Pasta, wheat, dairy, alcohol and meat are unfortunately not and should be avoided according to the program. If you should go for the full diet, replace meat protein with other sources or you might find yourself weak and malnourished. 

The benefits of having an alkaline system are numerous and have been studied by many a Phd student. When done properly, and balanced, the diet can improve energy levels, memory, prevent headaches, bloating, heart disease, muscle pain and insomnia. Sounds good right!

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Kube Studios: The Real You

Kube Studios Photoshoot Tips

Kube Studios have premises across the UK and also have over 30 staff members dedicated to getting our models portfolios into the hands of the people who pull the strings in the modelling business. Here are some tips on how to dress for your modelling portfolio shoot to let the camera see the real you.

kube studios
Kube Studios

When choosing what to wear for your modelling photo session try to be as realistic as you can. Create a dynamic between your outfit, your body and your face to give a genuine picture of your personal style and personality. Take a selection of outfits and see which works best in the photographer's opinion. The props in the studio may give you some ideas. Glamour and taste do not equate perfectly so strike a balance with accessories and colour choices.

You may find yourself standing around for some time which means you don't want to be wearing heels for hours on end. Take a pair of comfortable pumps or trainers if you decide to wear heels for your shoot. Now, put your shoulders back and head straight and make your modelling shoot a day to remember! To find out more about Kube Studios watch this video and call in today!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Get the Most out of your Shoot at Kube Studios

Wardrobe Tips from Kube Studios

Welcome to Kube Studios, one of the top fashion photography studios in the UK. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your shoot. To find out more about Kube Studios visit our website today.

Looking to get family portraits for the holidays? Or are you a pro photographer with curious clients asking what they should wear to your shoot? Whatever you do, don’t end up on Buzzfeed because of your outfit! 

We’ve taken some of the best advice of our in-house pros to share some of their top tips about what you should (and shouldn’t) don the next time you’re getting your picture taken, and included some lovely examples from SmugMug photographers that show just how well a coordinated wardrobe can enhance your final image.

1. Match

Unless you’re going for a specific theme, it’s important to coordinate your outfits without your group all wearing the exact same thing.All plaid or all white can be painfully overpowering in your final image. Give the idea a more modern spin by picking two to three colors that complement each other, or wear different shades of the same color. Spice it up with a favorite accent color, like red, and have everyone wear just a small touch of that. Instant smiles!

Finally, try to avoid having just one person wear a completely different color, especially when that color is very bright or in stark contrast to the rest of the family. This draws the attention just to that person instead of unifying the group. Of course this is fine if that’s the idea you’re going for.

2. Something out of place

It’s important to factor in your shoot location when planning your outfit. You’ll show up very differently when photographed against a plain neutral backdrop than when you’re taking photos in a riotously bright autumn forest! 

And let’s not forget about patterns: If you’re wearing plaid or stripes when photographed against a brick wall, you’ll see more lines than a zebra in jail! The result? No one will be able to find your face. 

Holiday tip: If you’ve already picked out your holiday card, try planning your outfit around the colors in that design.

3. Loose, baggy clothing

Remember, these photos will be a reminder to your loved ones what you look like when they can’t be with you! Fitted clothes look much more polished and flattering than loose clothes, which can just make you appear boxy. Check the fit of jackets, sweaters or collared shirts, and be sure that the collar won’t obscure your face when you sit down and that the shoulders won’t bunch up.

Kube Studios
Kube Studios

Book your session today at Kube Studios, our expert team are waiting!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Modelling Makeup Guide

Lipstick Tips

How to choose the right shade of lipstick or gloss

You may like a lipstick on your friend, but it may not look good on you. Lipstick is an integral part in female modeling but that doesn't mean you can apply whatever you see on others whether it looks good or bad on you. Makeup artist Bobbi Brown swears the best lipstick shade is a shade darker than your natural lip color. Orange or brown shades, including corals, look good on few people. These shades tend to make teeth appear yellow.

Is there one best way to apply lipstick?

There are no such rules on how to apply lipstick. Some women use special lipstick brushes while others use their middle finger. Most women apply right from the tube. Choose what is right for you, as long as the color gets on the lips, you're good.

Use liner on your lips as a base

Lipstick will last longer if you fill in your lips with the liner first. If you're using light lipstick, try a nude liner. Then slick your lipstick on top. Lip gloss is infamous for wearing off fast, but if you fill in lips first with the liner, the gloss has something to stick to.

You can line before or after you apply lipstick or gloss

Some women prefer to apply liner first, arguing that they won't be able to see the natural line of your lips if you apply lipstick first. But lips look more natural when you line lips after applying lipstick.
Never use a dark liner with light lipstick

Defined lips are great, but make sure the liner matches the lipstick or gloss. Dark liner and light lips is tacky.

Kube Studios are one of the best and most established photography studios in the UK. Visit Kube Studios or follow the Kube Studios Twitter to find out more!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Looking After Yourself As A Male Model

Kube Studios Male Modelling

Kube Studios are specialists in Male Modelling. Here are three steps towards ensuring you are at your male modelling best on every photo shoot. As well as working out and eating healthily, here are some ideas you may not have thought to do.

Get  Plenty of Rest

Have a good nights sleep before any photo shoot. As you get closer to your deadline you'll begin to feel the effects of the diet and training and start looking gaunt. Your body will also increase its cortisol levels which can result in losing muscle and storing water around your midsection.

A great way to avoid this is to rest. Strive for at least eight hours each night, and if you can get more, do so. If you can take a nap during the day, take it.

Get Massages

This will help you have good posture. Getting a good quality massage will help relieve the discomfort you feel from your training and diet. But you'll be surprised how much loosening your body can improve your spirit and help you make the most of your final few workouts.

Pleasures are few and far between during a major cut like this, so pamper yourself where you can. If it helps, you can justify the increased expense because your food budget goes down over the 10 days.

Get A Tan

Great for topless shoots. Tanned skin simply looks better under the lights, and it will showcase more definition. If you're afraid of getting a real tan because of the dangerous rays, well, a fake tan never hurt anyone—although bad fake tans have bruised a lot of egos!

You can get a professional spray-on tan, which is well worth the cost if you're preparing for a show or photo shoot. Keep in mind, that even a good fake tan almost never looks as good as a natural tan, so if you can get some natural sunlight in gradual increments each day, you'll look much healthier.

Find out more about Kube Studios on their Twitter page and read Kube Studios reviews on their blogs.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Kube Studios Testimonials

Kube Studios Testimonials

Here we have three real reviews of Kube Studios services. These people have used their photography services and are here to have their say. Kube Studios is not a modelling agency. They are a photography studio with over 10 years experience in modelling photography.

Kayler, London

I came to Kube Studios just over a year ago with my 3 year old daughter to see how well she would respond to working with photographers.The team were great and welcoming which put us at ease. Also, they knew exactly what they were doing and the advice given was fantastic. Since then my daughter has been signed to an extremely reputable agency based in London and was out on castings immediately for brands such as Burberry, Argos ,John Lewis etc. where she was a reserve model.  She landed her first shoot for The Canary Wharf Group and has a lot more work in the pipeline. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the team as the aftercare has been superb, I couldn't have achieved this without them

Samara,  Salford 

Hello!! Thank you so much for my amazing photoshoot and your help in getting me started with my modelling career. I have been given the title of teen beauty of Salford 2014 and will compete in the teen Beauty of England finals 2014

Yasmin, Greenhithe 

Just writing to say thank you for the wonderful time I had at the studio Thursday, everyone was so nice and welcoming! Thank you for helping me to notice that I have potential and giving me the confidence boost I've always needed! I'm really looking forward to getting started and seeing everything set up. I honestly cannot thank you enough but I haven't forgotten about the coffee I owe you haha

Kube Studios is a photography studio based in London. Follow Kube Studios on Twitter and read more Kube Studios info on their blogs too!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Inspirational Model Cara Delevigne

Kube Studios Reviews: Cara Delevigne

This is our tribute to this London born model, who at 21 is one of the world's most photographed women. She does't exactly come from humble beginnings, and any girl starting out modelling would love to be as connected as she is. Her parents are super rich and her godfather is a media mogul who owns 100 magazines and 80 websites globally. He also owns his own college of fashion and design, that's handy! Wonder why Cara is on the cover of Tatler or Vanity Fair for example? Her godfather owns them, his dad is Chairman of multi-billion dollar company Lloyd of London.

Indeed, many of Cara's family are magazine publishers, which is a great help if you want to be a model. According to Wikipedia, her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret no less!

So what hope do you have of competing with Cara Delevigne, who I'm sure Prince William is kicking himself for not marrying instead of Kate? None really. However, the world of modelling is huge and there is great opportunity to model all over the world. The industry is always looking for the next fresh face, and it could be yours!

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Advice For Aspiring Models

Kube Studios Photography

At Kube we have a range of staff with experience in different aspects of modelling. We have stylists, make-up artists, photographers, graphic designers and consultants to make sure you get the look you want in your photos. We are not a modelling agency but a photography studio. To find out more about Kube Studios, including their London location, read this Kube Studios blog.

More and more models are managing themselves theseday or prefer to do modelling alongside a conventional job. Kube Studios allows you to have photos you own the copyright to to use for your own online profiles, such as Models Mayhem. On sites like these the model is in control of her jobs.

What kinds of modelling do Kube Studios cater for?

- Fashion Modelling
- Catalogue Modelling
- Teen Modelling
- Female Modelling
- Male Modelling
- Plus Size Modelling
- Body Parts Modelling
and more!! Visit the Kube Studios website to contact them today.

Can I see examples of their modelling photos?

Sure. Here are some below. Enjoy!!

Kube Studios
Kube Studios

Female Modelling

Teen Modelling

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Is Plastic Surgery A Good Idea?

Kube Studios

Many models ask themselves at one point or another if they should undergo plastic surgery. However, what they should really be asking themselves is should they spend thousands of pounds undergoing a painful procedure which going to make them look like they have been stung by a bee while flying through a wind tunnel.

Plastic surgery has been a fascination for celebrities and models trying to compete with each other for the limelight. However, many young people aspire to look like them and spend thousands on plastic surgery to fulfill an image of beauty that is unnatural.

Models like Amy Childs looked perfectly good before have gone under the knife but did so anyway. Many are left with a trout pout or weird eyebrows that make them look like they are a Strek Trek extra.

Even singers like Tulisa have had plastic surgery, which was for no reason. Kube Studios doesn't discriminate against people who have had plastic surgery - this article is for entertainment purposes only :)

Tulisa - Before

Tulisa - After

It is up to the media to promote a more natural image of beauty and lower the amount they rely on airbrushing their photographs.Young people should chose realistic role models (real people) not just images created by graphic designers and plastic surgeons. If you are interesting in modelling or need a photoshoot contact Kube Studios today. Visit the Kube Studios website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter too!

Facebook - twitter.com/KubeStudiosUK
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If you live in Manchester, check out the Fusion Studios blog.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Kube Studios Guide for Eating Right

Kube Studios Diet Tips

You are what you eat. You can only look healthy if you eat healthy food, which gives you the energy to exercise and look your best. This is why Kube Studios has made this list of the best diet tips for you to stick to. This will help you achieve that modelling physique you want and potentially open the doors to you getting accepted to a modelling agency. Kube Studios and Fusion Studios are photography studios specializing in modelling portfolio shoots.

Tip 1 - Do not eat for entertainment, boredom or emotional reasons. Many people smoke and blame their smoking on stress. However, the only thing a cigarette does it relieve the stress caused by the nicotine craving itself. It is the same with food, the more you eat the more you'll stress about your eating. If you blame your eating on stress, or boredom, or that it's there and your self destructive side tempted you into it, then you may develop unhealthy eating habits. This can lead to you becoming overweight, have bad skin, diabetes and a much lower self esteem. This can impact your career and personal life negatively as well. Therefore, don't over eat, don't eat because you are bored - chew gum - only eat at set times - don't skip meals and don't eat between meals - for any reason. Food is nutrition, that's it.

Tip 2 - Eat good food. Many people with poor eating habits, have poor nutrition. This is because they can't cook or prepare their own food. They therefore rely on restaurants, or ready meals for nutrition. However, the priority of these foods is to be as salty, fatty, greasy - and therefore as tasty as possible. Not your priorities for losing weight! For breakfast, have cereal. For lunch prepare a sandwich yourself. For dinner, cook a simple and nutritious meal. Use ingredients you are happy to put in your body, on'es not starting with E.

Tip 3 - Do not drink Cola. Any Cola, or any other caffeinated fizzy drink. Drink water or tea at all times. Avoid alcohol because it contains so many calories you would not believe, and coffee, because it dries your skin. When you get bad skin the first thing you do is cover it up with make-up, which clogs the pores in your already bad skin, making your skin worse, and making you need to buy more make-up. I would not be surprised if the bosses of the alcohol companies, and the coffee companies, the fizzy drink companies and the make-up industry met in secret to discuss their plan for ruining the world's skin, I think it's called the Bildenberg Conference.

For more modelling tips read our Kube Studios blogs and the Fusion Studios blogs. If your into Pinterest, you can also Follow Kube Studios on Pinterest and watch their modelling video below.