Model Portfolios

Written by Jill Morrison
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Model portfolios can be created to showcase your talent as a model. These portfolios can be put together on your own or you can receive help from a talent portfolio service. There are many online services that can help you to put together a great portfolio and to distribute your portfolio to certain modeling agencies. Sometimes portfolios can be posted on the Internet as well.

Creating Model Portfolios

Model portfolios are necessary if you would like to submit to a modeling agency. Without a portfolio, agents will be less likely to consider you as a potential client. Your portfolio may include full body pictures, headshots, pictures with different outfits, themes, or locations, credits, measurements, physical descriptions, and any other necessary information about yourself.

Modeling agencies will want to know everything about you before they will consider representing you. You should mention all specifics, such as height, weight, gender, hair color, eye color, measurements, and any notable physical characteristics. Some of these may seem obvious from the photographs you will include, but it is always a good idea to document all of your physical qualities.

When creating a model portfolio, you should include specific details in an easy-to-read format. Many model portfolios will include bullet points and titles to organize the material. You should avoid generalizations, writing by hand, and writing from an "us" or "we" standpoint. You should express your enthusiasm and professionalism from your personal perspective in a model portfolio.


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