Putting your model portfolio online is a great idea in today’s modern world, as more and more conventional jobs are making their hiring decisions off the back of the Internet.
Why Have A Portfolio?
A portfolio is a bit like a CV, in that it displays what you can do and your previous experiences. However, rather than it just being a load of text, the images you put in it will speak for themselves. These pictures from previous shoots will demonstrate to an agency or casting person why you should be chosen for a modelling job, showing your potential and versatility.
Many models want to highlight their range and versatility with a portfolio, and show off their very best shots. It’s a chance to control the way that a future brand or agency you may collaborate with will see you. It can give a great first impression!
When you’re starting out, you might not have any professional images to put in your portfolio. Professionalism is key – anyone has a smartphone these days, so these kind of snaps (or heaven forbid, Instagram selfies…) are not welcome here. If you want, you can include the links to your social media as an extra, but the portfolio itself needs to be properly produced.
You have a few options. You can work with a photographer in your local area, and either pay for a photoshoot or work ‘Time For Print’, which is a mutually beneficial agreement which will get both of your work seen. Alternatively, you can treat yourself to a professional studio day (UK Models is great for this, and you will leave with some great images to really highlight your talent).
What Are Your Options For A Model Portfolio Online?
Depending on where you are in your career, you can host your model portfolio online in a number of ways. Some people make a page on Facebook for their friends and fans to follow, and grow from there.
Others use websites specifically designed to host a model portfolio online, for example PurplePort or Model Mayhem. Sites like this are truly fantastic because they allow you to collaborate with other users, gets tips, and find new projects to work on. You can even just look for creative inspiration!
If you want to go all out, you could even have your own website designed and upload images there. This can look very sophisticated if you know what you’re doing.
In all of these cases, you can really achieve results by hosting your talent across the web.
Do you have a model portfolio online? How do you spread the word about it? Let us know!