Put together flattering, professional photographs that demonstrate your exceptional look and style with these tips.
You will need
- Professional photographer
- Makeup artist
- Modeling agency
- Stylish photos
- Protective photo sleeves
- Leather portfolio
Step 1 Hire photographer Spring for the price of a professional photographer. Call a modeling agency you are targeting and ask for references and contact numbers of shooters with whom they normally work.
Step 2 Arrange makeover Have you hair and makeup done at a salon before your photo shoot.
Step 3 Pick shots Have the photo shoot. Once you get the proofs back from the photographer, pick a variety, including full body, profile, and head shots. Vary the backgrounds and outfits to avoid giving the impression you were in one location with a limited wardrobe.
Quality trumps quantity. Three or four representative, well-composed photographs are better than 10 times as many that aren’t consistently as striking.
Step 4 Provide many styles Vary the styles and “looks” to communicate your versatility. Model swimsuits, business attire, athletic clothes, products, and moods.
Don’t overdo the jewelry in your head shot. Don’t allow anything to divert attention from you.
Step 5 Organize photographs Put your best shots at the beginning and the end. Insert a black and white photo. Put all photos in protective photo sleeves.
Step 6 Purchase portfolio Purchase a simple black portfolio for your photographs to be carried under the arm, or one with handles that can be zipped and carried like a thin case. Use 9-by-12 inch or 11-by-14 inch pictures, which are standard sizes for the industry.
Update the portfolio over the years, eliminating some pictures to be current with fashion and hairdos. Get new shots as you age.
Step 7 Include resume Attach a resume to your head shot with clips. Document any commercial acting or modeling you’ve done; include height, sizes, eye, and hair color; and give information about your hobbies and talents.
Did You Know:
Twiggy became the first supermodel in 1967 at the age of 17.