What is a modelling portfolio? How much does it cost?
Are you an aspiring model? A common question which might bother you like every other aspirant is What exactly is a portfolio? How it is compiled? And how much does it cost?
Here is a quick guide for all those fresh to the industry –
What is a portfolio?
The first step in becoming a model is to build your modelling portfolio. Portfolio is a collection of your images in different attires, different hairstyles and various looks. These are the first impressions that you put before an agency and these showcase your talent as a model. You should use your portfolio as good marketing tool.
Where to get a portfolio done?
It is best to get your portfolio done from a good fashion photographer. He shoots you in all frames, different get ups – Indian, western, formal etc. A good fashion photographer covers all aspects of body shots and facial expressions, to highlight your positive traits. A good portfolio is your resume for the modelling industry.
What kind of pictures are Best?
Natural looks with minimal makeup give close to real photos which are demanded by the clients and modelling agencies. A good fashion photographer will never overdo your pictures. Those extra abs added and that skin tone changed will be harmful for your folio. So, just be yourself.
Beware of frauds-
Do your research well. Go through different profiles and search for good photographers. Don’t fall prey to fraudulent agencies or photographers who promised work in return of money. Think smart!
How much does a portfolio cost?
A good folio cost anything from ₹25,000 to 1,00,00 depending on the photographer, his experience, work profile et cetera. The cost is high as it is all inclusive of make up artist, hairstylist, wardrobe, shoes and so on..which are included in the package. Getting into the modelling industry through a proper channel is a wise choice. Choose a reputed and experienced photographer who will help you spot the right modelling agencies and get work.