I shot a male model yesterday for his comp card (the hand-out that a model uses to get considered by, and used by, agencies and clients).
The key to a shoot like that is to do it well. It is usually a studio-only shoot that includes attention to make-up and hair, and involves various looks all designed to give a great overview of the person.
And here’s Ten Tips for Comp Cards:
- Include various looks – but mainly simple processing.
- Include a standard headshot.
- Include a three-quarter profile.
- Include a full profile.
- Include various outfits.
- Smiles as well as non-smiles.
- Simple lighting, as well as edgy lighting.
- Accentuate strong points.
- B/W as well as colour.
- Finish the images properly (the ones shown here are essentially unfinished).
A few more examples:
Fun to shoot, and essential to do well. Nothing kills a modeling career quicker than snapshots on the comp card, and nothing helps more than a great comp card, since it is the first point of contact.
(Yes, I shoot males too, and yes, I can shoot yours, if you like: contact me to learn more.).
Now preparing for my Jamaica destination wedding this coming week…