Modelling Portfolio Photo Shoots by Thomas Street StudiosWhy do I need one?
Every aspiring model needs a portfolio to represent themselves to private clients and agencies. The portfolio is in essence your modelling CV. It is important to have up to date photos and try to have camera experience. If you want to build your experience, talk to local businesses and see if and when they are doing any advertising shoots or events. They may pay you, or they may not, but when a client is looking for a model, they will favour those with experience, just as any employer will.
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What does it Involve?
A portfolio shoot is typically a morning or an afternoon with several outfit changes and a variety of shots. The most important shots to include in any modelling portfolio are head shots and profile shots. These are the foundation of any portfolio and should be presented at the front so that they are seen first. Agencies receive dozens of portfolios every day and will typically only look at the first few shots before making a decision. Before you have your portfolio day, make sure you have planned your outfits and what make up you want. If you don't know, there will be people around to guide you, but it's always best to have a strong idea of what you want to go home with. Remember that once a photo is taken, you can't change it!
How Much does it Cost?
Portfolio shoots are typically paid for by the photos chosen, but some photographers will charge a half day or a day rate. When choosing where to go for your portfolio, make sure that they have done this type of shoot before and know what they are doing. If you know anyone else who has recently had photos taken, talk to them and search online. Thomas Street Studios in Manchester are known for fashion makeovers and portfolio photography. They are also connected to other studios and modelling agencies around the country and can offer advice on taking the next step. You can find out more about Thomas Street Studios and our services on our website. Alternatively you can watch the video below and get in touch with any questions or booking queries. Don't forget to follow the Thomas Street Studios twitter!