WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR MODELING PORTFOLIO PHOTO SHOOT
Remember, this photo shoot is to sell YOU, not the clothes. So keep it simple but give yourself a broad range of looks and styles so you can be seen as marketable to a wider range of agency clients. I suggest my models wear outfits that make them look suitable for jobs in a slightly younger category and a slightly older category. I also suggest something casual and something more editorial. Here are a few good Do's & Don'ts:
I. MAKE SURE IT FITS WELL
Agencies want to see your body shape so make sure what you choose fits well. If you are going to choose a baggy top, make sure the bottoms are fitted so we don't loose your shape (and vice versa).
II. KEEP IT STYLISHLY 'SIMPLE'
This is not about fashion, so keep the wardrobe simple. No busy prints, bold patterns or ultra trendy outfits. Trends become dated fast and uber stylish clothes are appeal to some and turn off others. You don't have to be boring, just keep it Stylishly Simple.
III. GO BEYOND BLACK - COLOR IS YOUR FRIEND
Let's face it, we all have a closet full of little black dresses and every slimming outfit in black. Resist the urge and make sure to bring a few outfits with color. Color will make you pop, give your photo some warmth and energy. Avoid florescent colors as they can over power you as the subject.
IV> OUTFITS THAT MAKE YOU MARKETABLE
Stretch your style choices. Choose a variety of outfits that make you look suitable for catalogs jobs from (say the GAP) to editorial jobs (say the cover of Vogue or Vanity Fair). Choose outfits that make you look right for jobs in a wider age range. Resist bringing all your favorite similar type/style outfits.
IV> BEG, BORROW, BUY OR RENT
Your modeling photo shoot shouldn't break the bank! So if you don't have much in your wardrobe, beg your friend to borrow that outift that makes you look amazing. Go shopping and leave the tags on, decide what's best to wear with your photographer and return the rest. Another popular option is renting great simple but stylish outfits from www.RentTheRunway.com.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
WORKSHOPS & LEARNING
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