How to Tailor Your Modeling Portfolio


A modeling portfolio members of collection of your modeling pictures and the required number of pictures varies with the modeling agency. But you should focus on the quality picture than on the number. There are several cases where an average looking girls having few but quality pictures got selected to be a part of this modeling world in one chance. So it could be said that modeling portfolio is a set of professional pictures that helps you in achieving the best assignments.

Now coming to the point as to how to tailor your modeling portfolio you have to understand the dos and don'ts in this process. Keep strong pictures of 9 by 12 inches. This size is considered as the standard size. Collect black and white photograph since it is the preferred choice of the industry. You will be required to buy 11 by 14 inches of book (portfolio) from your agency where you can keep your important snaps. To make your portfolio versatile you need to shoot for a casual head shot, styled head shot, body shot where you need to wear conservative swimsuit or lingerie, a fashion shot that should be hot and sexy, action shot, an editorial shot and even a Catalog shot. And most importantly you should remember to replace the older pictures with newer one as you climb the steps of experience. To leave a lasting impression on the modeling agency you always keep your best picture at the end of your book. In a portfolio 10 pictures are required which is divided into 5 rolls in which one to two dresses are used each role and among them the 2 pictures are selected.

Next what you need to avoid is using 2 pictures of the same shoot or same look. Avoid wearing jewelry for those prints where your look and expression is important as it takes away the attention from you. Take special care of the undergarments as the wrong choice of undergarments will distract the viewer and may create doubt on your professional look.

A portfolio is a model's basic promotional tool displaying the best photos from tests and bookings. So it becomes essential that you get trained in the various techniques by going to an expert, or a skilled fashion photographer who could manage your potentiality well and will train you how to be comfortable with the camera and the shoot before you arrange for your portfolio. Therefore it is advisable that you get trained in the various techniques so that you can create a strong portfolio that will open the door to success. Your Portfolio will speak on behalf of you. So along your look, personality, talent and confidence, your portfolio that consist of your best photos and strong resume is also important for you to get a chance to become a part of this glam world.

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Tom Jack Smith



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