Top Tips on How to Create a Modeling Profile Online
An attractive modeling profile.
This article has been written for all types of models: plus size models, alternative models, fashion models, senior models, etc. Today, having a portfolio of physical models is a must, but you also need to create your modeling profiles online to improve your chances of being selected for modeling jobs. The main idea is to guide you on how to create the perfect online modeling profile. These ideas work for all available websites, giving models the opportunity to upload their images, videos, and information. Please review and understand the advice I am giving you on how to develop that perfect model profile that will catch the eye of clients, photographers and agencies.
1) Only good quality images.
The first thing clients, photographers and agencies check when they see a model’s profile is the quality of the photos. If they notice that the quality of the first few images is below average, they will simply not keep searching for the rest of your profile and you will miss out on job modeling opportunities. Forget about posting the photos you take with your smartphone, most of the time the quality of these are medium to poor quality. On the occasion, you have a good camera or perhaps a relative or a friend of yours, do not think twice about using it. Pictures that are taken during the day and with their natural appearance are very easy to take. Try to keep it as simple as possible, therefore a simple background will do the job.
2) You must show your face.
Forget taking pictures with sunglasses or where your face is not visible. If clients or agencies can’t see your face, they just won’t take it into consideration. What you can do is take a portrait while looking at the camera.
3) No selfies.
Clients and agencies don’t take selfies seriously, so avoid them. You can use them for your social media account, but not for the online modeling profile.
4) Group photos are not allowed.
Group photos are confusing, think about it, it is difficult when you see a group photo and you are trying to identify someone you don’t know. Put yourself in the customer’s shoes, they just won’t know who you are, so they’ll rule you out. Just try to upload photos of yourself and especially the ones that look more professional.
5) Night photos.
Night photos are not good for online modeling profile. The reason is obvious: it is not easy to see exactly what you will look like in a photoshoot. The reason if this is that the light is too low, so you will lose important elements of the photos. Sunlight and also studio lighting is the way to go.
This is considered an industry standard. Agents and photographers use them to analyze how you look without makeup. Take these that have a smooth wall as a background, do what is called “neutral face and pose” in the modeling industry.
7) Profile and connection to Instagram.
Connecting your Instagram with your profile is a good idea. It shows the daily life of a model. Everyone enjoys seeing models on Instagram, this is an industry trend so be sure to take advantage of it.