A beauty shot also known as clean headshot is usually placed in the beginning of your portfolio. The idea is to see the model in her most natural form with bare minimum make-up, accessory & hair-style. A true modelling photographer understands how to capture the beauty while keeping intact the most natural form. This one is a straightforward shot which is all about the model and nothing else.
Mid-length body shot
Mid length shot sounds simple to understand but is quite complex when it comes to technicalities. While the photographer needs to focus on capturing the right composition of background, depth & subject, at the same time the models are expected to be very expressive. A lot of work is required by the model in terms of trying various poses with upper torso that includes angling arms & hips, turning torso, giving good eye contact etc.
Full length body shot
Full length shots talk about body proportions, body language and body type of the model. Since it’s going to show your body details, show your curves vividly. Form-fitting garments are ideal for full length modelling shots. It allows the maximum interaction in your portfolio as it exposes a model fully to the viewer/client/agency. Not always looking in the camera can help you diversify the poses.
If you’ve a great body, why not flaunt it in your modelling portfolio? All the popular fashion magazines with high glamour quotient look for swimsuit photography models. Whether an outdoor beach location, a club pool or studio itself, the opulence can be defined& captured anywhere with the right fashion photographer who understands the industry well. Swimsuit models can also bag huge opportunities in lingerie brand advertising & fashion campaigns.
A smiling shot is in a way sub-category of a commercial shot. It doesn’t matter if you have a perfect teeth or not, you should have a pleasant smile. This shot is going to be an important one to make your impression as a person in the viewer’s eyes. It adds a personal touch to your modelling portfolio and introduces your personality. We at Fashion Folio will assist you with best postures and gestures that will go with your perfect smile.
A commercial fashion shot should make the viewer feel that you are someone they know. A professional commercial shot can be achieved by exploring photo-shoot with versatility in expressions and emotions. Think of some of the ads you have seen in magazines, banners or hoardings, for eg. A smiling man in a life insurance ad or a college girl with headphones enjoying music. There are a whole lot of emotions, you can express to make you look worthy of being a commercial model.
We, at Fashion Folio, are shooting with professional fashion models for more than 7 years and we build a relationship with our clients. We know you are more than a model, as a person and we try to understand you before we begin the shoot. Prior to shoot day, we meet you over a cup of coffee to know you better and we plan the shoot in advance so that your modelling portfolio portrays you as a real person. Once we get to know your additional talent, we treat it as one of your USPs. Whether you are a yoga enthusiast, a dancer, a gymnast or a kickboxer, we will find a way to incorporate it in a glamorised manner in your fashion portfolio.