Building your Portfolio...

I get this question quite a bit “How do I become a model?” aside from finding a reputable agent you'll need, a drive to succeed, a strong mind, a unwavering support system, and great images. That being said building a modeling portfolio is not easy but it's crucial for any aspiring model to showcase their work and land opportunities. Here are five tips on the best way to build your modeling portfolio:

Hire a Professional Photographer:

 It's essential to work with a professional photographer to create high-quality images that show off your unique look and style. Look for a photographer who has experience working with models and who can help you create a diverse portfolio that showcases your versatility.

Choose Your Wardrobe Carefully: 

Your wardrobe choices can significantly impact the overall look and feel of your portfolio. Choose outfits that highlight your best features, fit well, and reflect your personal style. Make sure to include a variety of looks, including casual, formal, and more artistic concepts.

Include a Variety of Shots: 

Your portfolio should include a mix of headshots, full-body shots, and editorial-style images to showcase your range as a model. Consider incorporating different poses, facial expressions, and backgrounds to add variety and interest.

Get Creative: 

Don't be afraid to get creative with your portfolio! Consider incorporating different themes, settings, and styles to show off your unique personality and skills as a model.

Keep it Up-to-Date: 

As you gain more experience and create new work, make sure to update your portfolio regularly to reflect your growth and progress as a model.

Remember, your modeling portfolio is an essential tool for showcasing your work and landing new opportunities. Take the time to create a diverse and high-quality portfolio, and it will help you stand out in a competitive industry.

Ryan Nolan is a portrait and headshot photographer based in Steubenville, OH with 15 years of experience in the business. 

If you want to learn more about R Nolan Photography or are interested in booking your session feel free to contact me.