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7 Easy Steps To Building An Awesome Modeling Portfolio

"Through this, the people going through your portfolio will know you can adapt to meet a variety of requirements."

Pierre Vasseur

Pierre Vasseur

Prosperity Genie & Writer at OverSavvy
He may not live in a lamp, but his know-how when it comes to careers and entrepreneurship is nothing short of magical. Fueled by espresso and never seen without a pair of his signature striped socks, Pierre spends his free time playing with his dogs and dreaming up the next big thing. The best part? He won’t limit you to just three wishes.
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Having an informative and exciting modeling portfolio is vital for every model especially if you are a beginner. If you build a modeling portfolio that does a great job of showcasing and selling you as a model you will increase the likelihood of getting the modeling jobs you really want.

Consequently, it is always paramount for beginner and experienced models alike to know how to build a modeling portfolio that will cut through the clutter and shine above the competition



Here are seven steps to building an impressive modeling portfolio.

how to build a modeling portfolio

Establish the type of model you want to be

The very fist step of creating an impressive modeling portfolio is determining what kind of model you are. Most people believe that modeling requires just an individual who is tall and thin. But there are other types of modeling that have other requirements.Some types of modeling such as live modeling require one to have a good personality and excellent interpersonal skills since it involves a lot of interaction with people.

On the other hand, fashion modeling requires one to have specific body attributes while body part modeling requires one to have a particular part of the body which is outstanding. If you know the kind of model, you want to be you will know what to include in your portfolio.

Pick the right clothing

The clothes you wear in your portfolio will speak volumes about the kind of model you are. So it’s important to select the clothes you wear carefully. The primary determinant of the clothes you choose is the kind of model you want to be. However, you should stay away from clothes which are too tight or too loose.

You should also select colors which are not too outstanding since such colors are usually not marketable. To ensure you show different aspects of yourself, you should choose several outfits as you do not want to have pictures with only two or three outfits.

Practice different poses

The way you pose also determines how good your portfolio pictures are. Some poses make certain parts of the body more prominent than others. There are also poses which show your personality better than others. You should check fashion magazines and resources to ensure you understand different types of poses. You should also pose a lot in front of a mirror or in front of your friends and family members who will tell whether they like the way you are posing.



Hire professionals

The quality of the photos you put in your portfolio will also play a significant role in determining the quality of your portfolio. As a result, it is advisable to hire a professional photographer who can take high-quality pictures. Such a professional will have the right cameras and also the right skills.

You should also hire a professional makeup artist who will help you with the right make-up to use.

how to build a modeling portfolio

Be versatile and adventurous

If the pictures you put on your portfolio all concentrate on one aspect, then your portfolio will look dull even if you use different outfits. As a result, you should take pictures which are versatile and which can show different parts of your body, poses, and different personalities.
Through this, the people going through your portfolio will know you can adapt to meet a variety of requirements.

Do not be in a hurry

It is important to give yourself enough time to prepare your modeling portfolio properly. You want to make sure that every photo in your portfolio is of the highest quality and showcases you at your very best.

If you feel you have photos that are sub standard you should take the time to re-shoot them or remove them. Remember, your big break could rest on you having a flawless portfolio

Keep on updating the portfolio

To increase the chances of your modeling portfolio standing out it is important to keep updating it as often as you can, adding your latest pictures and ensuring the images are of the highest quality.

Through updating your portfolio consistently, you will show that you are professional and always ready for a photo shoot even at short notice

Conclusion

By applying these outlined steps, you’ll find that you will end up with a breathtaking portfolio to be proud of, but also, a portfolio that really showcases your potential and impresses the right people.

Pierre Vasseur

Pierre Vasseur

Prosperity Genie & Writer at OverSavvy
He may not live in a lamp, but his know-how when it comes to careers and entrepreneurship is nothing short of magical. Fueled by espresso and never seen without a pair of his signature striped socks, Pierre spends his free time playing with his dogs and dreaming up the next big thing. The best part? He won’t limit you to just three wishes.


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