Monday, February 20, 2017

Building A Great Modelling Portfolio

Believe it or not, the first impression of a person plays an important role in determining how a person is perceived later on. The same story holds true when it comes to modelling. It won’t be wrong to say that modelling is a first impression business. If someone turns off the judges, or the audience in the first impression, he/she wont even be looked at the next time. This might sound rude but is a fact at least for the modelling and entertainment industry. Most of the potential models get rejected just because they aren’t able to present themselves well in front of the modelling agencies or the judges when they get a chance to give an audition. The first impression that would be created for a model is essentially a portfolio. An aspirant model needs to have an impressive portfolio in order to crack the gateway to the modelling industry. Now the sad fact here is that most modelling aspirants who are talented enough and are eligible to enter and excel this industry don’t really have enough idea about building a great portfolio with good clicks that really clicks. Well there are certain things that one needs to take care of in order to build a great portfolio to take the first leap in the modelling world successfully.

Bringing Up realistic looks in photographs:
The first and foremost thing that needs to be considered while photography for portfolio is to give out realistic looks. This is the first mistake that most people do. In order to look better in photos they try giving up looks and poses that they aren’t comfortable with or aren’t real. This makes them look no good on photos and thus spoil the beauty on the images that could have come with natural looks and poses.

Working with photographers:
Most of the modelling agencies might advise working with multiple photographers so that the entire portfolio would overall consists of photos taken from various angles, and different styles. This isn’t a bad idea but it would of course be an expensive idea for models who are just starting it off. However this problem can be sorted if one finds a perfect photographer who understands the kind of model you are and is perfect with portfolio photography.

Finding the right make-up artist:
You need to rely on google for the best makeup artists near you. But shouldn’t always rely on the google search results solely to select the right makeup artist for you. The best thing to do would be to approach few of the top listed artists and ask them for a casual makeup done for you. This would be less expensive and good for experimenting with. Once you get the best makeup done that gives you a really good look, you can have the artist bookmarked for the rest of your photo shoots.

What to wear?
When we are taking about a portfolio, it needs to show you up what you look like. So a portfolio essentially needs to consist of costumes of varied types. This might include casual wear, formals and ethnic wear as well. Whatever be the dress code, one needs to look perfect.

What to include in the portfolio?
One can have the best selected photos in the portfolio that are filtered out after a photography session. One can include photos both with and without makeup. This shows up how genuine you look even without makeups. This creates a positive impression towards the modelling platform or the people whom you present your portfolio to.


Looking good on photos and building a modelling portfolio that really acts as a gate opener to the glamour world should be carefully worked on. One need to take time to analyse what type of pose and looks would suit them and get the work done accordingly.

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