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Our Best Tips For Acing Your Modelling Portfolio Images

Do you want to become a model?

If the answer is yes, then one of the essential things you need is a portfolio. If you’re stuck on what a portfolio is and what goes into it then you have come to the right place!

Read on to find out our top tips on choosing photos for your modelling portfolio.


When it comes to a modelling portfolio, it is very important to select your outfit carefully and show your personality through the different outfits. We encourage you to select photos with different clothing to show that you can model a variety of outfits. When it comes to clothing, it is also important to have a range of style, from casual to formal.



Being a model, you will often need to model in different environments, with different props and setups. To show variety in your portfolio, it is important to choose photos that reflect this. The different setups we recommend and are quite popular to include in a portfolio are:

-plain background (white or bold colours). We encourage at lease a couple with a plain white background or against a cyclorama.

-casual/lounge. Here the setup is similar to what it would like at home in the lounge and can involve the use of props like armchairs and sofas.

-geometric props. This type of image has a lot of dimension in terms of composition and can make the image more interesting whilst maintaining you as the focus.



Although this is not an acting portfolio, your facial expression is just as important. Being a model means that you will need to look at the camera different and have different angles of your face captured in shots. Making sure that you include enough angles and expressions of your face is very important to building a modelling portfolio.



Some brands and agencies ask for creative shots. It can be creative in terms of lighting and visual effects or creative in posing. You want to ideally include some different lighting styles in your portfolio to add more personality and variety to the album.



When we talk about the length of a shot, we are often referring to how much of your body can be seen in the image. The two main types are headshots and full-length shots which are self-explanatory. Headshots often frame from the shoulder and above whilst full-length includes your full body in view. Doing this allows brands and agencies to be able to better assess your compatibility.



One extra tip we want to give you when choosing your photos is POSING!

It is very important to have a VARIETY of different poses in your portfolio that show different angles of your face and body!


Now that you know some important things to consider when choosing your photos, it’s time to go have your photoshoot and select your images! Remember, you won’t just have one type of photo taken when you are a model so it doesn’t make sense to choose just one image. Variety is key in a portfolio so please select accordingly to present your best self!

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