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How a model's book should be, according to a professional fashion photographer






























If you are a model, an advertising model or an actress, you will not need to explain the enormous competition that exists today in these professions.
The Internet has made our job easier, since we can now reach a much larger audience than we did years ago.
And above all, now anyone who poses in front of a camera thinks they are a professional model.
But like everything in this life, there is the other side of the coin and in this case the Internet will not only give greater visibility to each one of us, but it will also give it to our competitors, so you must apply all the techniques that meet to stand out from the rest.
And this is exactly what I am going to explain to you today.
I want you to discover how to differentiate yourself from your competition in your image gallery.
Learn how to select your photos and discover how to make a quality book, so that your future clients discover the great professional behind it.
In your book show only your most representative images
You are a model and therefore your images will speak about your personal style, your way of working and define your professionalism.
Therefore, when creating a portfolio you must pay special attention to the images that you are going to include.
Select only the best ones, those that you know are extraordinary, that truly reflect your style and personality and that will leave your potential customers speechless.
If, in addition, it has been a while since you updated the image gallery, the time has come to do so.
On the cover you must have a professional and natural image of yourself, no avatars or photos taken with the smartphone on a night out.
When creating a portfolio keep in mind your goals
It is clear that your photographs, no matter how good they are, cannot be liked by everyone.
But you should know that there is a group of people out there who are fascinated by your work.
And they are looking forward to your professional services as a model.
All those people who are attracted to your photographic work are your target audience and it is them that you should address when publishing any image.
If your works are focused on various customer profiles, for example if you offer catalog, advertising, sport, lifestyle, boudoir or nude services, you have the option (increasingly widespread) to create a different portfolio for each type of specialty.
Facing the world, the more specific your portfolio is, the better position you will have within your target audience.
Create a well-organized photography book
If you finally choose to include the different types of sessions that you offer in your portfolio as a model, organize the works so that each type of client sees their own portfolio of services as a professional model.
Be selective
When creating a modeling portfolio, it is normal that you want to include most of your images from the start.
I know that you feel very proud of each one of them, but you must bear in mind that the likes on social networks will not feed.
Did you know that, according to a recent study, you only have 10 seconds to attract the attention of future customers?
Take time to select your main image, search your portfolio for the photograph of which you are most proud and place it in that strategic place.
In your service portfolio as a model, follow the same guideline.
Make a selection of the best images and show them in your gallery.
And remember that your visitors will have very little time to discover the great professional that you are, so show them only your best images.
Set yourself a time limit
I know that this task is always postponed for later.
There are always some more important photos to upload or post.
But if you do not spend time improving the aesthetics and the portfolio content, your competition will and in a short time the image will become outdated and what is worse, it will not represent you as it has to do.
So don't put it off any longer.
Set yourself a date on the calendar and get to work.
If it is easier for you, imagine that your modeling services portfolio is your CV and must meet the usual deadlines.
If selecting all the photos you should include in your portfolio is overwhelming, start small.
You can start by making a selection of the 6 or 7 best photos and deleting those that are unnecessary.
Later, you can expand it.
Study or Exterior
Here is the eternal dilemma that many of you ask me.
Make a self-criticism, when you go to buy and there is over-information of products and offers, it is not difficult to find your preferred one?
Well the same happens with the exteriors, that you have to be very meticulous when it comes to having them because they distract from what is important, you.
That is why they are good accessories for your book, but they should never predominate over studio photographs.
Think that, in this case, the product you are selling is you, and any distraction can make you fail to sell it.
Remember that a beautiful photo does not have to be useful for a model like you.
How a model's book should be, according to a professional fashion photographer Revisado por elcidop en 23:08 Clasificación: 5

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