How to Create a Modeling Portfolio

John Doe August 10, 2017

How to Create a Modeling Portfolio

Ready to build your website? If you're completely new to the game, you'll need to go out of your way to start from scratch—this means staging your own shoots so you have something to show potential clients. Here's what you can do to get started on that:

Pick a few genres you'd like to work in. Are you looking to get into high fashion or commercial modeling? Are you up for some swimsuit modeling or do you prefer going the fitness route? Pick a lane or two that you're comfortable in and design your shoot concept around these. You don't have to box yourself in just one genre, but you can highlight your strengths in the ones that you really want to do.

Get a photographer. Don't just get a friend with a camera—commission a photographer who's had ample experience in fashion and commercial photography. You can strike up a deal where you both allow each other to use the photos in your own portfolios. An up-and-coming photographer trying to build their own portfolio would likely be happy to have a willing subject for their own work.

Prepare a variety of layouts and angles. Aside from styling your shoot to suit the genre you're going for, you should also aim to get a variety of shot sizes and angles. Every model website should include headshots (smiling and neutral), 3/4 shots, and full-length shots.

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