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How To Put Together a Modeling Portfolio

Watch more How to Pick a Career videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Put together a modeling portfolio with these tips and earn money for looking good. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Hire photographer Spring for the price of a professional photographer. Call a modeling agency you are targeting and ask for references and contact numbers of shooters with whom they normally work. Step 2: Arrange makeover Have you hair and makeup done at a salon before your photo shoot. Step 3: Pick shots Have the photo shoot. Once you get the proofs back from the photographer, pick a variety, including full body, profile, and head shots. Vary the backgrounds and outfits to avoid giving the impression you were in one location with a limited wardrobe. Tip Quality trumps quantity. Three or four representative, well-composed photographs are better than 10 times as many that aren't consistently as striking. Step 4: Provide many styles Vary the styles and "looks" to communicate your versatility. Model swimsuits, business attire, athletic clothes, products, and moods. Tip Don't overdo the jewelry in your head shot. Don't allow anything to divert attention from you. Step 5: Organize photographs Put your best shots at the beginning and the end. Insert a black and white photo. Put all photos in protective photo sleeves. Step 6: Purchase portfolio Purchase a simple black portfolio for your photographs to be carried under the arm, or one with handles that can be zipped and carried like a thin case. Use 9-by-12 inch or 11-by-14 inch pictures, which are standard sizes for the industry. Tip Update the portfolio over the years, eliminating some pictures to be current with fashion and hairdos. Get new shots as you age. Step 7: Include resume Attach a resume to your head shot with clips. Document any commercial acting or modeling you've done; include height, sizes, eye, and hair color; and give information about your hobbies and talents. Did You Know? Twiggy became the first supermodel in 1967 at the age of 17.
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