Benefits of a professional portfolio shoot:
Usable portfolio images: Show potential clients that you’re serious about your modeling. A professional, high quality image speaks volume about your dedication and also shows off your best.
Modeling experience: Modeling is not just looking good. It’s a skill that you develop over time as you learn the intricacies of your face, body, lines, and posing. The more time you have in front of the camera, the better your skills and the more relaxed you feel. That translates to better modeling sessions and images.
Find your look: During a shoot, we will see in real time what angles are your best and what genres you are best at.
Posing and Expression: Learning how to use your natural features to their greatest effect comes with experience. Developing a posing style will set you apart from the rest of the crowd. Learning to emote during a shoot offers variety and keeps all of your photos from looking the same. Think of it as a mini-acting class. The more versatility you develop, the better!
Lighting: The photographer uses lighting techniques to achieve the look and feel of the shoot. Learning how to interact with the key light, for example, will save the photographer a lot of cueing and make the shoot flow better.
Industry news and networking: The photographer often knows what is going on in the local industry and can give you a heads up on news and events. Recommendations for other professionals to work with are a great resource as well.
Having fun: A photo shoot is fun! If you’re not enjoying yourself, something is definitely wrong!