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Comp card for a modeling career

Published by in Modeling ·
Tags: compcardmodel.modelingagencyfashionphotozedcardtalent

Kelsey came in the studio for a modeling portfolio photo shoot. We begin with headshots in the studio then went outdoor for lifestyle looks in various outfits. I always feel blessed for running a photo studio in the Dogpatch neighborhood. There are countless textures and backgrounds right by the studio for awesome photo backdrops. I love to use the metal gate across the street, the evergreen trees on the sidewalk,  the 22nd Street Caltrain station on the back, and colorful walls in every block. Each element provides a unique backdrop that can be used for high fashion photo looks.  After the photo shoot, Kesley picked out several photos for the comp card. I then designed the comp card for her upcoming audition for modeling agencies. Kelsey's got the look and talent to be an awesome model. Hope to see her on the cover of Vogue magazine soon!

Comp cards are also called composite cards or Zed Cards. They are like business cards for models. Comp cards are essential for self-promotion and provide a higher opportunity for agencies to book the models. Clients browse through comp cards at model agencies for the look they want for commercial, runway, print ads, etc. Comp cards are printed on card stocks and are double-sided. A headshot is usually featured on the front, and 3-4 shots showing a good variety are featured in the back along with model's body weight and measurement. This is an important tool to get gigs and earn money.

Modleing Portfolio for Paul

Published by in Modeling ·
Tags: modelingportofliomodelfashiondressstyle

Paul came by the studio to update his modeling portfolio. He asked what he should wear, and I suggested Banana Republic look - neutral color, life style and fashionable. It looks great on him.

I was often asked by aspiring models on what makes a great modeling portfolio. First the print size in the portfolio should be 8x10, 9x12 or 11x14, include a good variety of looks from various photographers, and a good mixture of color and black and white prints. 6 to 12 photos is adequate to present yourself to a new agency but no more than 20.  and of course, the most important key factor is awesome photos that make your agency and clients "wow!".

Modeling Portfolio for Alison

Published by in Modeling ·
Tags: modelmodelingportfoliofashionphotoshoot

Alison was noticed by two model scouts in separate occasions. Realizing that she has a potential to be a model, she came in our studio for a high fashion modeling portfolio.

She's amazing even as a beginner. Not at all camera shy, Alison knew her best angles and body movement. She will be meeting an agent at a modeling agency next week. I hope she get signed and paid for major gigs.

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