Model portfolios FAQ

Q. What is a modeling portfolio?

A. A modeling portfolio is a set of professional pictures that helps you in getting the best modelling assignments. Models should always aim for quality photos not quantity. A versatile portfolio should have a casual or styled headshot, body photos, fashion photos, editorial photos and even catalog pictures. Normally hundreds of studio and location photos are taken for the final selections and the shoot times are in the region of around 3 hours including travelling.


Q. What does a portfolio shoot with Mardo entail?

A. Mardo and his experienced shoot team will assist you in every step of the way. Your professional makeup artist for the day will be provided for makeup changes and wardrobe will be provided or assisted only depending on client requests. A basic shoot consists of four fashion looks (commercial, high fashion or both). Mardo will assist in all poses from basic to the more advanced to achieve your desired effect. After your shoot day your photos will be retouched, printed and mounted in a professional modeling portfolio or delivered electronically depending on client preference.


Q. Shooting with a quality photographer

A. Experienced model and fashion photographers have accumulated the knowledge on how to make you look your best in pictures and the results are portfolios that fetch better modeling opportunities. Model agencies are also very picky on the photos that they will use and they understand the power behind good photo shoots. In the fashion industry professionalism is everything and getting the best assignments rely on the model looking his/her best at all times. Make sure to contact us first for all your modelling shoot needs.