They say, “the first impression is the best impression” and it’s the same as how a portfolio works. Portfolio acts like an impression to the client, who is considering you for a job or role. It is the first step before starting your modelling career. Modelling brings money, fame and lifestyle along with it, which drives one to become a successful model.
What exactly is a modelling portfolio?
Before moving ahead on how to make a modelling portfolio, let’s check what is modelling portfolio. Your portfolio is like your resume. These are the set of your images. Along with images, it is a showcase of your talent and experience as a model. These photographs are submitted to modeling agencies to get yourself signed for a work. The portfolio makes shortlisting easy. During this portfolio process one needs to be realistic.
What kind of modelling portfolio is best for you?
From a beauty shot to a strong close up shot a portfolio completes. One should have a good balance of shots done in the studio as well as shots done on location in natural lighting. First thing first, decide which category do you fit in. there different kinds of modelling:
- Lifestyle or fashion: should have a bold and good features
- Beauty: should have good skin
- Fitness: should have good physic
- Commercial: should have attractive and charming face
In common Clients look for models who are tall (between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches) and slim; for the most part, girls who are slimmer than average are most in demand. One should not be afraid of facing the camera. As models are born to live around cameras. Good Communication skills, also plays an active role in this career. Apart from all this, the most important thing an aspiring model should have is self-confidence.
How to make a modelling portfolio?
The agencies look for models who fit into their criteria’s, so you need to make a modelling portfolio that fits their criteria. To create a good modelling portfolio that gives your career a kick start is not easy. For that, you need:
- To hire a good photographer.
- Get your hair and makeup by a professional artist.
- Practice posing.
- Good outfits.
- Have your photo shoot.
- Choose your best shots.
- Have your portfolio book printed.
After all this is placed properly you get the desired modelling portfolio.
The next important thing in a portfolio is marketing. Having a good face, grace and pace is really important but it is all waste if you don’t invest in a proper place. In other words, Circulation of your portfolios is really important in order to get work. Put all your efforts to make sure your portfolios reach out to the best. Make sure to make your every portfolio count!