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Modelling Portfolio - Where to start?

If you are thinking about a modelling career one of the first things you need to consider is a portfolio. Agencies expect a portfolio that shows your versatility in posing. They are also looking for your personality to shine through, so always put your best foot forward when describing yourself.

A portfolio should consist of around 20 images. Remember it’s quality over quantity and try to avoid including the same types of images, agencies want to see a diverse range of images. You should seek out a professional photographer who specialises in fashion or portfolios, it’s best to present professional images and these will reflect your professionalism and also that you are serious about making this a career.

There are many types of modelling genres, catwalk, editorial and alternative to name a few. It’s good to know early on what area you want to work in so you can build your portfolio that reflects that chosen area.

In this blog we have 5 shots that should be included in a portfolio.

1. A classic headshot is a must!

Keep it simple with nice even soft lighting. They want to see your natural features.

2. A Full body shot.

This will give agencies an idea of body shape, proportions and posture. Try not to wear anything baggy or oversized as this will hide your features and make it harder for agencies to determine what look will suit your body type

3. Wow shot!

Go bold! Include an image that showcases your modelling skills, style and your mean as personality! You want to make an impression and stand out from the crowd. Perhaps go for an editorial with a high fashion focus.

4. A candid image.

Those in between moments are often the best images. Conveying emotion and feeling whilst storytelling is a great skill to have.

5. Your best image!

Finish with a BANG! Leave a lasting impression with your best image.

All the best with your aspirations. Just go for it!

If you want to start creating a portfolio, get in touch. We can tailor packages based on your requirements and can work in with your budget.

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