Modeling Portfolio – where to start.

What is a modeling portfolio ?

A model’s portfolio – also called book – is a collection of the model’s best, professionally taken photographs. Depending on where you are in your career, your modeling portfolio would contain photographs produced specifically for the type of work you are likely to do. For example, if you are fashion model your images should be about fashion and so on.
A portfolio is most likely to be online. There is many good places where you can easy create a good online portfolio.
One of the best I know is 500px and the latest Flickr. They have fantastic design and many options to showcase your work. You may want have also old fashion print portfolio,

Most common sizes for a print modeling portfolio are 8×10″ and A3. You can present your portfolio as a collection of individual prints or in a book. If you go for individual prints, you need a portfolio box to store and present them. If you planing to print a book you may want to try a Graphistudio, they specialise in printing fantastic book with high quality and very good competitive prices.

Whether you need a model portfolio to get started in modeling agency or you are planing to do freelance work.
Would be good if you start by collecting group of images of your self, they don’t have to be tiptop professional images however it would help, but they also can not be snapshots from you latest holiday trip.
Most modeling agencies would require few photographs: one headshot with a without smile and no makeup and hair done. One full-length body shot and a half-length body shot and most likely one wearing a two-piece swimsuit.

Before you sign up with any agency, check if they have a good website, address and contact numbers. If the website is under construction or if is poorly done it maybe scam. There is many so called agencies who just want your money promising you carrier in the modeling industry and moment you pay them money you will never hear about them again.

Here are some of the images I took for some of the London agencies.

Your modeling portfolio should be about quality not quantity.
Ten or twenty strong photographs will be much better than 100 average ones. I know that you are emotionally attached to your images and you like them all, but good idea is to have some one who knows about photography to help you make a good selection of the best images.
Remember quality not quantity !!!
Every time you do photo shoot ask the photographer to put together a small selection of the best images from a shoot. You do not have the experience to make that choice from a large selection. Every photograph should be different, unique and look like it was taken on different session. Avoid repetitive poses and facial expressions.

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