DO YOU WANT TO BE A PROFESSIONAL MODEL AND LOOKING FOR A MODELING PORTFOLIO PHOTOSHOOT?
Market demands are increasing and it is difficult to stand out as a professional photographer. At Expressions Photography we consider it important that you know how to highlight and differentiate your portfolio from the rest. It will help you have greater visibility and connect with future and potential clients.
A portfolio is that actresses, actors, model and other artistic professionals use for professional reasons to make their work, qualities and abilities to be known. The Photographic book is what we consider professional portfolio that consists of several quality photographs normally taken by a professional photographer to achieve the best possible result.
The photographs to be included in said photo book can be varied. From advertising campaigns carried out, fashion editorials, test-type photographs for modeling agencies.. You must take into account what you want to convey with the photo book, since it will be your work that you will make known through the photographs presented, your way of unfolding before the camera, the photogenicity and versatility.
It is the cover letter, where you put your talent, your style, aesthetics and the quality of your work to the test.
ARE YOU A MODEL, ACTRESS, ACTOR OR PROFESSIONAL IN THE ART WORLD OR NOT YET AND JUST WANT TO GET STARTED ?
DO I NEED A PORTFOLIO TO BE A TOP MODEL?
Clearly YES . If your question is how to be a photography model, a professional model photo book is your cover letter for agencies and for brands and companies that need your services as a model. They need to know your image and your skills as a model, since they are going to invest money in you and they are going to expose their image by putting a lot of resources into their project and risking advertising campaigns on the image of the models selected for their projects .
Your portfolio will be the tool with which you can open the doors of agencies and jobs , the indispensable tool that will make the difference between you and another model, the one that will put you ahead or behind in the list of candidates for a project.
To have a quality model photo book you will have to look for a good photographer who will guarantee you a good result . we at Expressions Photography, Khurram Jamil always offer the guarantee of taking high-quality photographs , we have one of the best equipped photography studios and most exclusive in Lahore and we are also located in London and Dubai. We also offer makeup, hairdressing and styling services in our photoshoots for models. Many of the models on the national scene have in their presentation portfolios with photographs taken by us, both in our studio and in locations and outdoors.
A professional model photo book has its value more than justified, since the realization of a quality book has behind the work of the photographer, make-up artist, hairdresser, stylist, processing of high-quality photographs and the high-tech equipment that involves large investments. On the other hand, the constant updating of new fashion trends, continuous training and creativity are qualities of very few photography professionals. In return, you will get some photographs that put you ahead of your competition and give you more options to be a sought-after model and coveted by brands and companies. You’re Looking at our photography portfolio endorsed by the quality of our work, having a good image, good reviews, investigate our social networks, and that conveys our seriousness .
A quality book will allow you to send an excellent portfolio, not only to nearby modeling agencies, but it will also open the doors for you to send your photographs to international agencies with a guarantee of success.
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IS IT NECESSARY TO BELONG TO A MODELING AGENCY?
No, although it is clearly recommended. the benefits are:
- It is essential if you want to achieve the dream of being a professional model and make a living from it.
- The big brands and firms always use their services , it is the only way you have to get quality and well-paid jobs.
- You will have the option of working with renowned brands and on important projects.
- To become the image of a brand or firm that gives you projection and fame in this world of fashion and advertising
- Travel and see wonderful places that you have been dreaming of, participate in great projects and meet people from this world that makes it as glamorous as it is attractive.
The cons would be:
- You have no guarantee of getting jobs, especially immediately.
- No agency can guarantee your success , if you are worth it and they do their job well, surely you will be able to open a hole in this world.
- Only good communication between the agency and its clients will ensure that their models are suitable for each project and the success of the agency will determine your success.
- They will be the one who marks the work you do , in such a way that you will not be able to choose and you will be subject to their proposals.
- You will have to be available , you will work long hours, any day and at any time and place whenever they need you. Not doing so could harm your projection within the agency.
- You must comply with the contract that you have signed with the agency.
NOT TO BECOME MODEL? BUT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR YOUR PERSONAL PORTFOLIO PHOTOSHOOT?
COULD I BE A TOP MODEL?
The best way to find out is to send a good portfolio to the best modeling agencies. Keep in mind that it could take some time to get back to you, usually a month or more, and if they clearly show interest in you, you will have a good indication that you have the necessary qualities to start entering the world of top models. You must insist and not throw in the towel at the first disappointment . As we have told you, this is a harsh world and you have to be prepared to receive more than one no.
If you don’t have money to make an Expensive professional and Signature photoshoot by Khurram Jamil , We have also introduced Senior Artist Photoshoots by our professionals that you can present to the most representative agencies in your city and boldly ask them if you have the necessary qualities to be a top model.
If you finally realize that perhaps your profile does not fit with the current needs demanded by the world of top models, you have to bear in mind that the canons of beauty evolve over time . This does not mean that you are not prepared for the world of fashion and advertising, since you have all those different options that we have indicated above and you could be a perfect commercial and advertising model, lingerie and swimwear model, glamour if it is inside of your interests or curvy model if your measurements are more generous.
First of all fight for your dreams, nothing is impossible and your desire and your perseverance will be essential to achieve any goal you want to achieve in your life.
WHERE CAN I LEARN TO BE A MODEL?
You have to bear in mind that the professional life of a top model is very short , for these models it is very common to start with 14 or 15 years, since their professional career does not usually last beyond 27-30 years. However, if you want to dedicate yourself to any of the other options you have as a model, you can start much later and extend your professional life many more years. You just have to be persistent, committed and take care of your image to remain attractive to brands and companies that seek your profile.
To learn to be a model, you have the modeling academies that are scattered around different cities in Pakistan for example, Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, you can also do the work of pupil some model agencies that include among their commitments to teach you and get the best of you as a model.
The most important thing, as in almost everything, is practice . Look at magazines, catalogs, photos of models and repeat their poses. Stand in front of a mirror and repeat each pose a thousand times , until it comes out naturally and you get a wide repertoire of poses in a dynamic, fluid and effective way. A very important element, and that can make a big difference with other models, is knowing how to use your hands and the position of your arms , as well as your lips, take these aspects into account especially and you will have a long way to go.
Another aspect is your naturalness and your ability to seduce the camera . You have to manage to transmit an essence that falls in love, that makes your presence fill the image, if you achieve that, it will not matter that you are the most beautiful or have the most perfect measurements, brands will prefer your image and you will be able to represent the essence of a brand or You will be the muse of many photographers who will choose you for their projects.
CAN I LIVE AS A PHOTOGRAPHY MODEL?
If you want to make a real living out of modeling as a professional model, you have to take modeling seriously . Like all work, it requires preparation, learning, sacrifice and commitment. Being a model is hard, it demands a lot, both physically and personally. If you don’t take your modeling career seriously, you have little guarantee of success and living off of it .
Fashion in Pakistan is a difficult and highly competitive industry , behind all that splendor and glamour there is a lot of work. Brands and companies that request modeling services impose very demanding requirements and want guarantees for their bets and investments. Modeling requires dedication full time and mistakes are paid very expensive. It is a world where great opportunities are scarce and with a very short professional time , unless you reach the top and can enter developing new professional projects within the world of fashion and advertising.
Use your best weapons , take care of your body, your image and your mind. Remember, one of the main weapons of your modeling career is going to be having a good professional photoshoot .