Top tips on how to create an online model profile

An attractive model profile.

This article has been written for all types of models: plus size models, alternative models, fashion models, senior models, etc. Nowadays having a portfolio of physical models is a must, but it is also necessary to create your model 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 model profile. These ideas work for all available websites, giving models the opportunity to upload their photos, videos and information. Please review and understand the tips I am giving you on how to develop that perfect model profile that will catch the attention of clients, photographers and agencies.

1) Only good quality images please.

The first thing that clients, photographers and agencies check when they see a model’s profile is the quality of the images. If they notice that the quality of the first images is below average, they will simply not continue looking at the rest of your profile and you will lose modeling opportunities. Forget about posting the photos you take with your smartphone, most of the time the quality of these is average to poor quality. In the occasion, you have a good camera or maybe a relative or a friend of yours, do not hesitate to use it. Pictures 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) Your face must be shown.

Forget about taking pictures with sunglasses or where your face cannot be seen. If clients or agencies can’t see your face, they simply won’t take it into account. 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 your online model profile.

4) No group photos please.

Group photos are confusing, think about it, it’s hard when you see a group photo and you’re trying to identify someone you don’t know. Put yourself in the client’s place, they simply won’t know who you are, so they will discard you. 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 model profile. The reason is obvious: it is not easy to see exactly what you will look like in a photo shoot. The reason if this is the light is too low, so you will lose important elements of the photos. Sunlight and also studio lighting is the way to go.

6) Polaroids.

This is considered an industry standard. Agents and photographers use them to analyze how you look without makeup. Take these that have a plain wall as the background, do what is called a “neutral face and pose” in the modeling industry.

7) Instagram profile and connection.

Connecting your Instagram with your profile is a good idea. It shows the day to day of a model. Everyone loves to see models on Instagram, this is an industry trend so make sure you take advantage of it.

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