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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Prepping Your Snapshots for Modeling Agencies

This blog post was inspired by a reader question...

Anonymous wrote:

When submitting snapshots to agencies through email, should I send separate files or edit the all onto one "page"? Like the one example you gave of Doutzen Kroes? Or does it not really matter? Thank you for all of your wonderful help! 

If you've been a reader of my Modeling 101 blog, chances are you've seen me mention non-professional digital snapshots for agency submission quite a few times. Those of you that are familiar with my posts may also have seen photo examples of what other models' snapshots look like--namely, the ones of Doutzen Kroes, where her images are arranged as six pictures all put into one collage.

While Doutzen's snapshots are perfect to use for creating your own snapshots to submit to agencies, I do realize that some of you may be confused about the type of layout you should do. So to clarify things once and for all on this subject to save any newbie models grief and frustration: you do NOT need to layout your snapshot images in a fancy way like the ones for Doutzen Kroes. This type of layout is used by agencies so there's no need to be a Photoshop whiz or worry about how to achieve this look for your own pictures.

When prepping your images to email to modeling agencies, only upload one photo file at a time. That means if you've taken four digital snapshots of yourself, you should be attaching four separate files to your email. The same thing applies if you are mailing hard copies of your photos. Hard copy snapshots should be 5"x 7", unless otherwise instructed by the agency's website submission guidelines.


Anonymous said...

Can you wear makeup during any of your snapshots and do we need to wear casual outfits or just be in our underwear ? Thank you XOXO

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #788," which can be found on my other blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!