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Monday, January 7, 2013

Quick Tip #57

Category: Snapshots
For: Male & Female Models

When sending modeling agencies non professional digital snapshots via email, make sure to properly name the jpg files of the images you plan on attaching. But always check the agency website first to find out if there are specific instructions on how they want you to name your image files.

Don't see any such info mentioned? Then here are some recommended file names that can be used for reference...to make it easier for people to understand and model their file names after, we'll use my name.

Let's say I'm about to submit 4 snapshots of myself to an agency: a headshot, full body shot, full body profile shot and a closeup profile shot...below is what I would name the files:

- DaniaDenise_Headshot
- DaniaDenise_FullBody
- DaniaDenise_FullBodyProfile
- DaniaDenise_CloseupProfile

This example isn't absolute and there are variations but in general you want to make sure 2 things appear in the file name: your name and the type of photo it is. Titling image files this way in an email to an agency makes it very easy for anyone reading it to know who the images are of and what type.

When transferring pictures from the camera to your computer, it'll probably have some long, funky name with numbers and letters in it. Do a "Save As" and rename the files properly once you know which ones you want to use and have cropped and/or resized them properly.


Linsday Sanders said...

Wonderful advice! This is something that the majority of models definitely aren't thinking about.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana,
I've heard my manager talk about every model needs to have a "model bag" ad I don't know what I need in this bag. What do you think needs to be put into it?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #540," which can be found on my new 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!