It is impossible to imagine a model without a photo portfolio. When contacting any modeling agency, you will be required to have high-quality photos that reveal your potential. Therefore, both novice models and girls who are just planning to enter the modeling business need their own portfolio.
What is a model portfolio?
This is a collection of photographs that show the model in many ways and reveal her ability to pose. Photos must be of high quality and meet certain requirements.
What should be a portfolio?
The portfolio should include the following images:
Simple facial portrait from multiple angles
Knee-deep portrait in any clothes
Photo in sportswear
Full length photo in a swimsuit
Full-length photo in shorts and short T-shirt
Photo in profile with a hat
Close-up portrait with evening makeup and hair
Full-height photo in evening dress
Photo of a model advertising something
Photos when doing sports
Photo outdoors in a full-length dress
Photo outdoors in casual clothes
A genre shot that plays up a certain situation
It should also be noted that the portfolio should contain pictures of various types of makeup: no makeup, with everyday light makeup and with evening makeup.
How to make a model portfolio?
To create a portfolio, you need to conduct a professional photo session. It is impossible to select photographs from home archives, however extensive it may be. Only professional photographer, knowing the requirements and specifics of such work, will do everything at the proper level.
Most of the portfolio is shot in a photo studio (about 80% of all photographs). To complement the image, some of the photographs are taken outdoors, in the park, in nature.
Portfolio is needed primarily for fashion models and actors. In other words, a kind of "dossier of achievements". As a rule, portfolios are needed by people of creative professions. But, in addition, the creation of a portfolio may be needed by well-known businessmen, politicians, journalists, designers, and just people who want to present themselves beautifully.
The purpose of a portfolio for a photo model or actor is to show a potential employer what a person is capable of in practice. A model's portfolio is a collection of professional photographs that comprehensively reflect her appearance, experience and abilities. A high-quality and well-made portfolio will create a complete impression of the model and her advantageous sides, the main ones of which are, to the greatest extent, the images and types that correspond to her.
For a business person, a portfolio will serve as a business card, working for a favorable image and recognition of both an individual and the company as a whole.
If you are a model, a portfolio is one of the most important elements of a successful job search on the Internet. Thanks to the portfolio, the customer has the opportunity to assess your experience and professionalism, without even seeing you or communicating with you. It has been repeatedly written that a portfolio is a professional's calling card. The main task of a photo portfolio is to create the best impression of you.