Model Comp Card Requirements:
What is a Comp Card?
A comp card essentially serves as a models’ business card- and like any other business card, it should aim to leave a lasting and favorable impression upon first glance. Your comp card will be comprised of your best modeling images; therefore you will need to have your portfolio in order before you move on to your comp cards.
A comp card should be two-sided and include a total of 5 photos (1 headshot on the front, and 4 separate photos on the back). The front of your comp card should include your first and last name, and the back side side should include: Height, weight, bust, waist, hips, dress size, shoe size, hair color, eye color, and contact information.
Model Portfolio Requirements:
All models' portfolios contain images that fall into three categories: Face, Figure, and Fashion.
The face shot, also called beauty shot or headshot, should exclusively feature the face. The importance of expression, make-up, lighting and angle is magnified in this shot. It is often featured on the front of a composite card.
The figure shot can be many things other than a swimsuit shot, but is vital in a portfolio or comp card to show a model's figure. Athletic/aerobic wear, close-fitting dresses, or undergarments are other types of wardrobe to feature the figure. Obviously, each model will have their own limit as to how much they are comfortable revealing in a figure shot. The importance of a figure shot is giving information about how a model will fill clothing, but it is also an opportunity for a model to draw more attention and possibly influence casting.
The fashion shot is harder to define. Generally it is a mid- to full-length shot that demonstrates a mood, character, or style brought to life by the model. The boundaries are vast, and it is another opportunity for a model to capture more attention and place their image into the imagination of a client.
Just what should be in my model portfolio?
Your fashion model portfolio should have at least five different looks, including the following shots
Full length - fashion or formal
Full length - casual
Editorial (specifically shot for a magazine cover or article)
Interactive (with another model)
Environmental or outdoor
"Mood" (showing a particular emotion / mood)
"Object" (presenting / handling / seen with an item or object)
Other shots to "personalize" the portfolio.
First Look - $130
Each additional minimum 4 looks - $50
20 Post-Edited images per look
90 Day web gallery with private password
Final high resolution retouched portfolio quality printable images on a CD
Comp Card prints are not included in the fee
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