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08 February 2011

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Importance Of Having A Good Modeling Portfolio

Are you aspiring to become a model? Have you clicked a portfolio of yours yet? Before hitting the fashion industry, any model should have at least a basic portfolio done. Experts from this industry say that entry to fashion world is not a cake walk without a good portfolio, because a model’s picture should speak for him or her.

Though having a good portfolio sounds expensive, it has been proved that without having one it is a tough time to get good assignments. Along with having a good portfolio, it is important to keep it up to date.

Bunuval, an upcoming model said, “I have lost many good assignments for the reason of not having a portfolio. I started getting assignments only after getting one done.” He also added that it is waste of time to try for assignments without having a portfolio.

A portfolio should accentuate a model’s strengths. Hence while getting it clicked, be very careful to have the best set of your pictures, because a bad portfolio can axe your modeling career. While getting a portfolio clicked, keep one thing in mind, a portfolio should be a model’s visa.

Before getting a portfolio clicked, it is must to analyse and go through the previous works of the photographer whom you have planned to get one done from. Experts say that every fashion photographer may not know how to do a model portfolio. Hence don’t become blind in going for big names in the industry or for flashy works. As I mentioned earlier, it should be your visa and not the photographers.

Sanjana Singh, a model from Delhi said, “During my initial stages I had lost many good brands’ assignments, which I always wanted to do. Because my portfolio was not good enough, when I used to send my pictures people used to ask me, if I had better pictures of mine.”

Keep these basic tips too in mind:

• Make sure that you have your close –up shot, mid – shot and full body shot.
• Strictly go for a professional hair and make – up person.
• Try to include pictures clicked in different outfits.
• Highlight your best features.

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