Your modeling portfolio shoot is the most important photo shoot you will ever do as a model. A successful portfolio shoot is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
Think about it… hopefully some day you will appear on the cover of a major magazine and that will be the coolest shoot you ever do, but your very first photo shoot, the one you do for your modeling portfolio is the shoot that creates the images that will get you signed by agencies and get you hired for work. NO PRESSURE! Proper photo shoot prep is crucial to being prepared, feeling confident and comfortable and having a successful shoot that will create the WOW images that your portfolio deserves.
Did you know that the average adult has between 10 and 15 different smiles that they routinely use? Show them in your portfolio! Show yourself as the characters and in the situations that the models in your market are routinely hired for. Example: Philadelphia, PA is one of the largest medical advertising markets in the United States. For a model in Philly over the age of 18 it is important to have an image in their portfolio showing them as a nurse or pharmaceutical technician. You would think that a client could imagine you in a specific role – NOT. They want to see proof. That is where a well-planned modeling portfolio comes in handy. Identify that RANGE and begin your planning.
Your modeling headshot is about making a connection with the viewer. A reflection of who you are, and in most cases a reflection of who they want you to be. If done correctly it will capture their attention and open doors. Often times this is accomplished through Comp Cards (also called Composite Card, Z Card, ZED Card or SED Card) as a marketing tool for actors and especially models. They serve as the latest and best of a model's portfolio and are used as a business card. In some cases a Z-CARD (folded like a Z) is preferred so be sure to learn what your target audience is looking for.
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