Saturday, 20 October 2007

Fashion Modelling & Models Portfolios

If you want to model at some point in time you are going to need a portfolio. The models portfolio along with their comp card is the fashion worlds equivalent of a CV or Resume. The portfolio gets you noticed, it lets Photographers, Fashion Editors and Art Directors know what you look like. Your portfolio lets people know who you are and what you can do.

If you are new to modelling you will need the basic folio shots. The basic shots really do show what you look like. It’s a very important step getting these pictures that show you as these first pictures will show photographers what you are like. They can be studio photographs or location and they are possibly not going to be the most exciting pictures in your portfolio (though you never know) but they are important, they are the first step in getting you noticed.

Modelling portfolio photography, Headshot, studio & location, Sydney Australia

Modelling portfolio photography, Black and White studio & location, Sydney Australia

These photographs need to be clean and clear, show your height, your body type, your face and your hair. What you look like! Of course once you have these shots in your portfolio it won’t be long before you start adding to your ‘book’ with more creative images. You will start ‘testing’ with photographers who are trying out ideas for there own portfolio. This is often done as a trade in your time for the photographers and make up artists time, you will probably even have a stylist providing the latest fashion for the shoot.

Modelling portfolio photography, Headshot, studio session, Sydney Australia

Location Fashion Photography Anna Z

Studio Swimwear, modelling portfolio, Sydney Australia

Fashion Editorial, Location shoot, Modelling Sydney

Location shoot, Modelling Sydney

Location or Studio?
That is probably going to be organised between you and the photographer but your first professional portfolio shoot will most likely be done in the studio. Studio photography has the distinct advantage of not needing to worry about the weather; the shoot will be on rain or shine. When it comes to the more creative tests it could be either. As your portfolio grows you will accumulate a variety of studio and location shots and as the jobs are published you will be putting the magazine pages, ‘tear sheets’ in your folio too.

Mens Fashion, Location Fashion Photography and Modelling Sydney

Fashion Modelling Portfolio, Lulu in Chains AW10 Laneway shot

Fashion Modelling Portfolio, Location shoot, Lulu in Chains AW10

To book a shoot, call Kent on 0433 796 863 or email,