Chapter 01: SAFETY TIPS

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Beginners Guide To Modeling

♥ Topic 01 • SAFETY ♥

First, I fully appreciate your support and it is an honor of mine to be given the opportunity to be able to help educate any and all aspiring future models of all genders, sizes, and race. You’re all beautiful inside and out. You all equally deserve the chance to understand the proper aspects in the modeling industry and what you’re getting yourselves into prior to your very first photo or video shoot in order to have better preparation. I feel as if it is my job to ensure that your future shoots go smoothly and successful. This is why I created a Weekly Modeling Bullet Journal!

As stated in the past, my goal is to help educate aspiring models to genuinely help, not drain your pockets out of money. We need more people helping each other in the world as the world has enough hatred and danger in it as it is. So, I figured I’d contribute and do my part out of an act of kindness to help in any way that I possibly can.

As my first series of non-profitable weekly emails, I am sending every email individually to protect your safety and identity. Any further questions or concerns please feel free to reply to this email or message me directly on my Instagram (@princessrebelofficial).

I’d like to start off by saying, “HAPPY BELATED NATIONAL WOMENS DAY” to all of you beautiful ladies & those who identify as a women, out there. Again, you don’t have to be a specific race or gender to model or to feel beautiful. Beauty comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We will go over everything from Building Your Portfolio, Patents-(copyright, trademarks, etc.) to Self Confidence, Self Promotion, Professionalism (The do’s and don’ts during a shoot & how to properly reply/reach out to a photographer) to the different Genres and Styles of Modeling & Photo Shoots, and so much more beyond. But for this week, the Topic of Discussion (or TOD for short) is Safety.

Your safety is vital when traveling to and from shoots, at your shoot, who you associate with who you do not fully know both online and in person. Without you, there wouldn’t be any opportunity for yourself as opportunities are never given, but rather taken. You need to ensure that you’re in a comfortable environment. To prevent any future harm towards you physically and mentally I’ve came up with a few bullet points of both my own advice and actual facts to help. So let’s get right into it!

*SECTION 1*

AGENCIES:

A.) *A good majority of Real & Professional Modeling Agencies will have their Instagram linked to their Facebook Page with a website & email link on both platforms

– if they don’t have a Facebook or a custom website, they are not a real agency as every agency and business uses social media into marketing platforms to grow their business

– Always google their studio or office building and do research

– Always check reviews online

– REAL AGENCIES WILL NOT ASK YOU FOR PAYMENT, THEY WOULD PAY YOU INSTEAD AND WILL PROVIDE YOUR TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION (This would be fraud which is illegal if tricked into paying for a product or service you more than likely won’t even receive)

– Real Agency Workers & Photographer’s will not continuously harass you or constantly message you, comment on your stuff, pressure you into replying, etc.

A REAL AGENCY WOULD GIVE YOU TIME TO REPLY as they understand your schedule may not be as flexible as theirs and vice versa. If you don’t reply they assume you no longer want this opportunity & your opportunity will be given to someone else rather than you being pressured to reply to these people in the industry. A lot of agencies don’t even directly message you, they would email you their response/reply/or opportunity offer

*SECTION 2*

PHOTOGRAPHERS:

B.) *Professional Photographers will never ask you for nude “selfies” or previous photos. This would be HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL AND INAPPROPRIATE OF THEM! This is also a form of harassment. Unfortunately this does happen a lot so please be cautious and be aware.

– They would ask you for a link to your portfolio instead of asking for “nudes” or “selfies” The terms Nudes and Selfies are both an inappropriate, unprofessional and a poor choice of words. These are words that should only be used amongst friends, or in a Facebook post or something, but never the modeling agency when speaking to a photographer you have never met before and vice versa. (Erotic Art or Erotic Content) is a more professional term for saying Nude or Nudity when talking about photography. (But we will get into modeling genres and professional speaking the next couple of weeks) If you’re brand new to the industry, simply explain this in as much detail as possible and if needed to provide any photographs, since you’ve never modeled before and have no display of artwork or content to show, send links to your social media platforms instead! Make sure your platform links are ‘Public & Easily Accessible’. You can always change your profiles on your platforms back to private after the showcase viewing if necessary. You can do this in your privacy settings. (Pro Tip: For example : An Instagram username is known as a “Handle”

– I don’t care what anyone’s excuse is, please please please understand the fact that no real photographer in this industry will ask for Uncensored or censored content outside of a portfolio or platform links to showcase who you are to help them gain a better perspective on you as a person and a shoot. You’re too good to be taken advantage of like that and you deserve all the respect possible.

– Never show up to any modeling shoots alone. Do NOT ever travel alone to and from shoots. However, make it clear in a nice manner that you will be bringing along a friend for support. Make sure you’re friend will not be a distraction on set while filming/shooting & be aware that their phone is on vibrate or silent before and during your shoot. Never bring anymore than one other person with you as it is more probably cause for a potential distraction to both you and the photographer as most photographers charge by the hour.

IF THE PHOTOGRAPHER HAS AN ISSUE WITH YOU HAVING COMPANY, HE OR SHE / THEY OR THEM IS UNPROFESSIONAL. INEXPERIENCED. RED FLAG. ABORT MISSION!

– Any & All Photoshoots (including TFP Shoots) will have Model Release Forms (Release Forms is usually just one or two pieces of paper that you sign that allows the photographer / gives the photographer permission to take, display, sometimes sell, and has legal copyrighted ownership of digital content of any and all photos taken of you during time of shoot -photos and depending on the shoot, for example, music video shoots-

– Do not work with anyone until after a release form is signed. Never sign anything without a witness looking it over with you

Edit Focal Points:

#1. If you encounter any unprofessionalism it’s okay and recommended to make others aware . However do NOT falsely accuse anyone of anything they did not do just because you’re being harassed . That makes you just as bad as the person harassing you .

#2. If you’re an inexperienced or unpublished model, please do not expect payment to be given to you by a photographer . Professional photographers will not pay you unless you’re published, have a high following, etc, unless of course its Time For Print / Trade For Print . If you’re planning on hiring a photographer, it is always recommend that just like any hair salon, barber shop, nail salon, restaurant, etc. That you tip. Tips always depend on how good the service was, but I recommend a 10%-15% tip, as photographers work just as hard on their careers/hobbies as any other common job in society. Especially when they give it there all while making you the most comfortable!

#3. (TFP = Free Shoots. Trading your time in exchange for an average of 3-5 edited digital photos or sometimes glossy prints)

#4. Help encourage others of all genders, race, and body types, etc. to lift each other up and empower one another to help them gain more confidence as well as yourself. Who knows, you might even be able to help be an inspiration to someone. Your confidence boosting might be one of the main reasons why someone becomes a model and starts that type of wonderful career path in the industry. That to me, my friend, is an achievement and ‘one of’ the best acts of kindness.

#5. There are counseling and consultation groups along with other help out there for anyone who’s ever been through or is going through any sort of danger or a difficult time in general if necessary. This may not work for everyone, but there’s always help out there along with myself, for a good listening ear if ever needed!

Lessons from this Week:

… The difference between experienced, Inexperienced agencies & photographers

… The difference between real & ‘fake’ agencies & photographers

… Agency Fraudulent payments

… Potential dangers & advice

… What a release form is & how it’s used

… what TFP means & what is given in return

STAY SAFE & TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS !

Always go with your gut feeling ❤

All Photo Sources: WeHeartIt

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Best Regards,

Princess Rebel

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Princess Rebel

Rebel Gang Records

Marketer, Modeling Manager & Coordinator

Long Island, New York

http://www.rebelgangrecords.com

princessrebelrgr@gmail.com

Chapter 03: RELEASE FORMS

Beginners Guide To Modeling

♥ Topic 03 • Release Forms ♥

We’ve briefly explained model release forms for photo and video shoots in the past couple of newsletters. This weeks topic will go more in depth about the purpose of signing a release form and the legal rights that go along with it. Always remember to read the entire page(s) of the release form thoroughly before signing. Remember to bring all proper forms of legal identification. (Birth Certificate and at least one photo identification card. A drivers license will do.) It is recommended that you should always have a witness looking it over with you. Be sure to ask questions before signing. Ask about anything you do not understand. Once you have signed the document, remember that all rights go to the photographer or legal representative of shoot, unless stated otherwise.

*SECTION 1 • MODEL RELEASE FORM*

A model release, known in similar contexts as a liability waiver, is a legal release typically signed by the subject of a photograph granting permission to publish the photograph in one form or another.

The legal rights of the signatories in reference to the material is thereafter subject to the allowances and restrictions stated in the release, and also possibly in exchange for compensation paid to the photographed. A model release is not needed for most photograph publication because of freedom of speech rights (which vary by country.) A model release is needed for publication where personality rights or privacy rights would otherwise be infringed.

No release is required for publication, as news, of a photo taken of an identifiable person when the person is in a public place. In general, no release is required for publication of a photo taken of an identifiable person when the person is in a public space unless the use is for trade or direct commercial use, which is defined as promoting a product, service, or idea.

Publication of a photo of an identifiable person, even if taken when the person is in a public place, that implies endorsement, without a model release signed by that person, can result in civil liability for whoever publishes the photograph.

Note that no model release is needed for the act of taking the photograph. Rather, if needed, the model release applies to the publication of the photograph. Liability rests solely with the publisher, except under special conditions.

The photographer is typically not the publisher of the photograph, but usually licenses the photograph to someone else to publish. It is typical for the photographer to obtain the model release not merely because they are present at the time and can get it, but also because it gives them more opportunity to license the photograph later to a party who wishes to publish it.

Note that the issue of model release forms and liability waivers is a legal area related to privacy and is separate from copyright. Also, the need for model releases pertains to public use of the photos: i.e., publishing them, commercially or not.

The act of taking a photo of someone in a public setting without a model release, or of viewing or non-commercially showing such a photo in private, generally does not create legal exposure, at least in the United States.

The legal issues surrounding model releases are complex and vary by jurisdiction. Although the risk to photographers is virtually nil (so long as proper disclosures of the existence of a release, and its content is made to whoever licenses the photo for publication), the business need for having releases rises substantially if the main source of income from the photographer’s work lies within industries that would require them (such as advertising).

In short, photojournalists almost never need to obtain model releases for images they shoot for (or sell to) news or qualified editorial publications.

Photographers who also publish images may need releases to protect themselves, but there is a distinction between making an image available for sale (even via a website), which is not considered publication in a form that would require a release, and the use of the same image to promote a product or service in a way that would require a release.

– HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF

WHAT A STANDARD MODEL RELEASE FORM TYPICALLY LOOKS LIKE :

– Since I (Princess Rebel) am the manager our label (Rebel Gang Records) ‘s female models (Known as Rebel Girls) , part of my job consists of handing out & making sure each & every model properly signs their release form before filming. I always have our Rebel Girls sign it in-front of me, and always match their ID (or Drivers License) with the legal information they have provide for me. Here is an example of what our company (Rebel Gang Inc.) ‘s legal release form looks like :

*SECTION 2 • LEGAL COPYRIGHT*

Copyright is a legal right, existing in many countries, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others. This is usually only for a limited time.

Copyright is one of two types of intellectual property rights, the other is industrial property rights. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use. A major limitation on copyright on ideas is that copyright protects only the original expression of ideas, and not the underlying ideas themselves.

Copyright is applicable to certain forms of creative work. Some, but not all jurisdictions require “fixing” copyrighted works in a tangible form. It is often shared among multiple authors, each of whom holds a set of rights to use or license the work, and who are commonly referred to as rights holders. These rights frequently include reproduction, control over derivative works, distribution, public performance, and moral rights such as attribution.

Copyrights can be granted by public law and are in that case considered “territorial rights”. This means that copyrights granted by the law of a certain state, do not extend beyond the territory of that specific jurisdiction. Copyrights of this type vary by country; many countries, and sometimes a large group of countries, have made agreements with other countries on procedures applicable when works “cross” national borders or national rights are inconsistent.

Typically, the public law duration of a copyright expires 50 to 100 years after the creator dies, depending on the jurisdiction. Some countries require certain copyright formalities to establishing copyright, others recognize copyright in any completed work, without formal registration.

Generally, copyright is enforced as a civil matter, though some jurisdictions do apply criminal sanctions.

Most jurisdictions recognize copyright limitations, allowing “fair” exceptions to the creator’s exclusivity of copyright and giving users certain rights. The development of digital media and computer network technologies have prompted reinterpretation of these exceptions, introduced new difficulties in enforcing copyright, and inspired additional challenges to the philosophical basis of copyright law.

Simultaneously, businesses with great economic dependence upon copyright, such as those in the music business, have advocated the extension and expansion of copyright.

Copyright licenses can also be granted by those deputized by the original claimant, and private companies may request this as a condition of doing business with them. Services of internet platform providers like YouTube, Facebook, GitHub, Hotmail, DropBox, Instagram, WhatsApp or Twitter only can be used when users grant the platform provider beforehand the right to co-use all uploaded content, including all material exchanged per email, chat or cloud-storage.

These copyrights only apply for the firm that operates such a platform, no matter in what jurisdiction the platform-services are being offered. Private companies in general do not recognize exceptions or give users more rights than the right to use the platform according certain rules.

*SECTION 3 • LEGAL TRADEMARKS*

Trademarks protect the intellectual property and use of a specific idea or symbol, and can be very useful for a business or person with a distinct brand.

What does trademark mean? To answer that question, it would be useful to know exactly what a trademark is. Trademarks protect the intellectual property and use of a specific idea or symbol and can be very useful for a business or person with a distinct brand.

What Do Those Copyright and Trademark Symbols Really Mean?

For copyrights, the law is there to make sure that certain distinct creative works are protected. Copyright law, however, protects works, not procedures or ideas.

Trademark law protects certain words or designs, and their variations and combinations, that distinguish a brand.

Trademarks help companies keep their own distinct brand as compared to others.

As examples, various songs & books have their protection through copyright law. In contrast, company names and certain unique words have their protection through trademark law.

Trademarks are very useful for businesses that want to use brands to help customers easily distinguish their company and product. These symbols make it easy for consumers to know where a product or service is coming from. Trademarks also make it so that companies are interested in building their brand by providing high-quality products and services.

Work products that are registered with the Library of Congress’ Copyright division will use the symbol ©. However, even if you don’t formally register your copyright, you can still use the © symbol and have various protections under copyright law for your work.

The © symbol will let others know that your work is protected through copyright law, and therefore if others infringe on your copyright they cannot claim lack of knowledge of the copyright protection. The © symbol should be followed by the date when the copyrighted work was first published.

If you want to register your copyright formally with the Library of Congress, you can get many additional benefits and protections. These include getting certain causes of action under the statute, as well as gaining presumptive protection that your work is copyrighted, as anyone can do a copyright search with the Library of Congress.

Trademarks are designated through the ® and “TM” designators. However, in order to use the ® symbol, you will need to register the trademark formally with the federal government’s Patent and Trademark Office. You can, however, use the “TM” symbol freely without needing to formally register the trademark.

Under trademark law, you get certain protections automatically when you are using the distinguishable trademark in your business. However, by registering the trademark, you get many more benefits, such as knowing your trademark is proper, getting federal national use of the trademark, and that others are presumed to know your trademark is in force.

Trademarks are, however, restricted to just the industry sector or business service that is connected to the trademark. Also, those who were using your trademark in a region, without registering prior to your use and registration of the trademark, still have the right to use the trademark.

As an example of this, if you use a trademark for selling fast food in several states and begin selling other kinds of fast food products too, then your trademark follows those products. However, if someone in a state you have not been operating in is already using that trademark, they can still use it even after you have registered it federally. They will be limited, however, to the small region they were using it in.

Remember that copyright law protects created works, while trademarks protect brands and symbols. Both are filed through different offices.

• – The © designator is used for copyrighted items, whether they are registered formally or not.

• – The TM symbol is used for both registered and unregistered trademarks.

• – The ® symbol is restricted to just those trademarks which have been formally approved.

Remember that trademarks are gained automatically, but formally registering the trademark can be beneficial. However, registering your trademark still will limit the trademark protection to just the industry sector you are operating in. Prior users of the trademark will still get to use it in the region they have been already using it in.

What Does It Mean to “Trademark?”

If someone tells you that you need to trademark something, that means you will need to file it officially with the USPTO.

The registration process requires several layers of approval, and you may be rejected for many reasons. These reasons may include:

• – If the trademark is far too general

• – If the trademark is not distinguishable or connected to your brand clearly

• – Obscene trademarks are not allowed

• – Those connected with geographic regions and names

• – Those that may cause public confusion

What Is a Service Mark?

Service marks are trademarks that are specifically related to services that are provided, rather than goods.

When Are the Symbols “TM,” “SM,” and “®” Used?

The “TM” designator is used to claim a trademark, even if the trademark is unregistered. It can be used anytime you believe you have a trademark.

The “SM” designator is when you want to claim a service mark, whether it is registered or not. It is interchangeable for services with the TM mark. ( ™️ )

What’s the Difference Between Trademark, Copyright, and Patent?

Trademarks are used to prevent infringement of certain distinct brands. Copyrights keep finished works secure from copying. Patents ensure that designs and inventions are protected.

Copyrights and patents are limited in time. However, trademarks are able to be valid forever if the business consistently uses the trademark.

I strongly hope this helps you gain some insight on all legal aspects regarding a permission / model release form. Thank you for reading and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this week’s newsletter!

LESSONS FROM THIS WEEK:

… What is a Release Form

… When a Release Form Should Be Given

… Examples of Model Release Forms

… Legal Copyright ( © )

… Legal Trademarks ( ™️ )

… The Difference Between Copyright and Trademark

Sources:

– Google Images of Release Forms

– Rebel Gang Inc. Personal Release Form http://www.rebelgangrecords.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_release

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright

https://www.upcounsel.com/what-does-trademark-mean

Stay Tuned For Next Weeks Topic! First Hand Announcements Shown on My Platforms.

Every Tuesday for 1 Month 8pm Eastern

*Instagram : @princessrebelofficial

*Twitter : @ogprincessrebel

*Snapchat : @ogprincessrebel

Best Regards,

Princess Rebel

Want to support my career and my team? Check out our blog for information & updates!

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Princess Rebel

Rebel Gang Records

Marketer, Modeling Manager & Coordinator

Long Island, New York

www.rebelgangrecords.com

princessrebelrgr@gmail.com

Chapter 02: PORTFOLIO

Beginners Guide To Modeling

♥ Topic 02 • PORTFOLIO ♥

What is modeling? If you’d ask me, I’d say it’s a natural talent everyones born with that transforms into a work of art just like every other successful hobby or career goal you’ve accomplished. How about a portfolio? There’s actually two different kinds of portfolios. Print & digital. They are two totally different types of display but yet share the same core values and end goal.

I hope all of you enjoyed your first newsletter/modeling guide last week! I appreciate all of the support I’ve been getting lately! I can’t thank you enough

Unfortunately this week’s isn’t going to be as person as it felt last week. But still interesting to learn about!

This week is all about building your portfolio. However, in order to do so and understand the very basics on how to start building your portfolio, you must first understand the basics of the many different types of modeling; along with the types of modeling shoots available to help you understand what would best suit your style.

*SECTION 1 • Common Types of Modeling*

1.) Editorial/High fashion

• Glossy magazine editorials, ads of top designer brands. Involves getting booked for special invite online events. A lot of fashion models fit in this subcategory

• Common requirements 5’9″ to 6′ tall. Common requirements for those who identify as a male would typically be 6′ to 6’2″

2.) Runway

• An example of this would be fashion shows, walking on the catwalk, or showcasing items to promote in exchange for profit (example of magazine, vogue, any international article such as New York Fashion Week)

• Same requirements as a high fashion model.

3.) Commercial Modeling

• This includes various media, from print (digital advertisements, printed advertisements, magazines, books etc) to live events (television shows, interviews, social media live, etc)

• Low interest on physical requirements

• Goal is to have the ability to showcase the product

• Model needed based upon the type of advertisement, product or promotion

4.) Glamour

• More focused on the physical appearance of the model (example, Vogue)

• Can cover nude and non-nude assignments

• Freelancers love this field!

5.) Print

• Specifically for print media

• Could include modeling for print ads, or other publications.

6.) Catalog

• Coverage depends on the kind of magazine or campaign ad, but it’s mostly modeling for various products in different genres such as hardware, crafts,

apparel and accessories etc)

• Wider variety of models, less strict requirements, also will constantly rotate and often have new models in this field more often than not

7.) Teen/Child

• Age-based both print & digital promotion & advertisement

• Market product requirement teen/child demographics (example, a kids apparel photoset for a catalog – an add for a toy in a Forever 21 catalog or website)

• Requires permission from the parents (only for models aged 18 and below for model release forms there is a section for a legal parent or guardian to sign. Proper identification is needed by both parties, model and parent/guardian) We’ll talk more on release forms along with Patents, Copyright, & Trademarking, soon enough! (;

8.) Plus-size

• Where the hell is my beautiful plus sized bitches at? Even though showing off your beauty has an endless amount of genres and subcategories, lots of beautiful people from all over the world enjoyed this field

• Commonly required sizes 10 and above, around 5’8″ – 5’10″

9.) Petite modeling

• Another body-type-preferred shoot

• Models around 5’0″ to 5’6″

10.) Fitness Modeling

• Mainly for health and sports magazines (gym ads in a magazine or a digital add)

• Could also include modeling for nutrition-related materials

• Requires both toned and well-built physiques

11.) Parts Modeling – (weird ass subcategory)

• For advertisements that require specific body parts like hands, eyes, feet, abs, etc (example would be promoting you watch with an arm with a specific tattoo for a printed magazine or a Facebook add or even if a company that makes a certain accessories brand like a watch hires a marketing team in which then that marketing team pays an Instagram influencer to promote their company’s watch)

• Hand models are the most frequently required

*SECTION 2 • Common Photo Shoot Genres*

Understanding the difference between the many different types of photography along with the different genres of common basic modeling go hand in hand. Boudoir, Erotic & Bondage PhotoShoots do NOT count as a shoot for beginners as most people like to try out other things and experiment with things like a more Casual type of shoot or rather a portrait, Black and White or Candid.

Types of Photography:

1. Street Photography

2. Night Photography

3. Photojournalism

4. Astrophotography

5. Nature Photography

6. Documentary Photography

7. Portrait Photography

8. Maternity Photography

9. Newborn Photography

10. Family Photography

11. Architectural Photography

12. Still Life Photography

13. Contemporary Photography

14. Abstract Photography

15. Urban Photography

16. Art Photography

17. Macro Photography

18. Principal Photography

19. Infrared Photography

20. Black & White Photography

21. Candid Photography

22. Femto Photography

23. Color Photography

24. Budoir Photography

25. Lifestyle Photography

26. Interior Photography

27. Fashion Photography

28. Landscape Photography

29. Sports Photography

30. Wildlife Photography

31. War Photography

32. Wedding Photography

As this is a LOT of different options, I suggest researching the ones that you think would best suit you individually. The vast majority of high-end and even beginner models only stick with a maximum of 3 genres as some do not suit well with others. (Boudoir, Candid & Black & White are my Top 3 Favorites! I also enjoy genres such as Bondage, Erotic & Implied Nude Photo Shoots.)

My Favorite Common Modeling Genres:

Erotic & Implied Nude

Bondage

Cosplay

Swimsuit

Candid

Portrait

(Popular social media sites require nothing less than censored content)

Example of Boudoir:

Example of Candid:

(I had a shitty tattoo at one point but it’s better now)

Example of Black and White:

Example of Swimsuit:

*SECTION 3 • Building Your Portfolio*

Now that you understand some aspects and genres of modeling styles, it’s time to start putting together your first portfolio.

A modeling portfolio is a reference guide of previous work for display to entertain measures of your experience. As you progress further (whether this be a career or just a hobby) it’s important to update it with the finished edited product after every shoot. Always make sure your photos have a watermark from your photographer or leave a footnote of credit. (NEVER post any professional photographs of yourself online without giving the proper credit!)

It’s also important to keep BOTH a handmade portfolio book AND digital portfolio.

Online Portfolio Pro-Tip:

• Works well on mobile devices

• Has a minimal, modern design

• Loads fast

Get a printed modeling portfolio book

A printed portfolio still comes in handy if you are meeting someone (remember that you would be meeting a LOT of people). This gives the other person a physical thing to go through while you are there with them. Typically, a printed portfolio is 8” x 10” size (other common sizes are 8.5 x 11, 9 x 12, 11 x 14), but preferences may vary depending on which city you are in. Make sure you have pristine, high-quality prints placed inside a high-quality portfolio book. Do not miss out on the small but important details.

Create your online modeling portfolio website

Print portfolios are great for face to face meetings, but you cannot be present everywhere. Chances are that most agencies and clients (photographers) will end up seeing your portfolio online. This is where your portfolio website comes in. Make sure that you choose the right platform your portfolio website that lets you achieve the unique style that best represents your personality. Your modeling portfolio website needs to be not just stunning but functional as well.

(Example, Model Mayhem. Keep in mind that MM has a lot of propaganda from those abusing the site, but this happens with literally EVERY social media site like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

Between harassment to fraudulent profiles, this can happen to any website where you can socially interact with a vast group of people. No matter where you go in life, where you travel and who you associate with both on & offline, there will always be good and bad people. You’re also agreeing to the fact that any photo you upload doesn’t only belong to you, but the website as a whole. It’s free game to be out there. You’re always taking a safety risk as well signing up for most social platform sites but every site has its own personal custom terms and conditions so you automatically accept this warning from them when your account is completed and launched.)

Here is an editorial To Building Your Portfolio:

https://youtu.be/5Wt0HzQPybg

Pro-Tip:

Always Receive Photos Given By Your Photographer Over Google Drive Or A High Resolution File Through Email that You Will Have To Download! (The Photos of Myself That I Have Provided Above Are Not High Quality. If they were they’d require a file so big where it will only work to it’s full extent on a personal computer instead of a smartphone or any other mobile device)

Here’s Why:

Receiving photos over a social media inbox will shrink the quality of the photo. All high resolution photos will shrink the pixels of the photo when viewed and zoomed in online or when blown up to post in your handmade or printed portfolio book. Remember, always put quality over quantity while remaining to keep a standard variety of different photos on display.

Lessons from this Week:

… Types of Modeling + requirements

… Types of Photography

… Genres of PhotoShoots + subcategory

… Print Portfolio

… Digital Portfolio

… High resolution & downloading

… Quality Over Quantity

Sources:

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/types-of-female-models-2379353

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-types-of-male-models-2379361

https://www.urby.in/blog/types_of_photography/

I own all rights to the photos

Provided & images may be subject to Copyright ©

Boudoir Credit: OverKapture Photography

Candid Credit: Hallewujah Photography

Black and White Credit: Focusure Studios

Swimsuit Credit: OverKapture Photography

Stay Tuned For Next Weeks Topic! First Hand Announcements Shown on My Platforms.

Every Tuesday for 1 Month 8pm Eastern

*Instagram : @princessrebelofficial

*Twitter : @ogprincessrebel

*Snapchat : @ogprincessrebel

Best Regards,

Princess Rebel

Want to support my career and my team? Check out our blog for information & updates!

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Princess Rebel

Rebel Gang Records

Marketer, Modeling Manager & Coordinator

Long Island, New York

www.rebelgangrecords.com

princessrebelrgr@gmail.com