I am a professional Norfolk model portfolio photographer based in Norwich. Are you an aspiring model, actor or actress who needs to start or to add to your portfolio? I can help by photographing you in a variety of poses, outdoors on location and indoors in a studio just north of Norwich.
Model Portfolio Photographer Gallery
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To view an example of a complete model project see Zoe’s model portfolio.
Model Portfolio Testimonial
“I have now worked with David on 3 shoots and am always hugely impressed with his work. His knowledge of the local area is fantastic so I know I will always get a multitude of backdrops which match the mood of the shoot. We always coordinate before hand with Pinterest so that we are both on the same page regarding inspirations and what we want.
On set he is great at making you feel comfortable and confident. He is more than happy to help with poses and give feedback on facial expression so you get the shots you want. In addition, the way David edits the photos are brilliant – very natural and always ensuring you look your best. My family and agent have been consistently impressed with his work and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone, based on the commercial jobs and model portfolio work we have done together. Thank you so much David” Natalie Woodward (Model)
Model Portfolio Photography Service
If you are new to modelling I can advise you with poses, types and the variety of images you will need to create a portfolio. I have several part time models who have modeled and now work with me on commercial photo shoots. Most of this type of work is in the beauty and fashion industry. For this type of work it is best if you do not have any tattoos or piercings (except for ears and belly button). However, this is an excellent way to get experience and to get a variety of images to add to your portfolio.
If you are an existing model you will need to update your portfolio regularly. Also, if you have taken a break you will need to have some up to date images. Furthermore, having a strong portfolio will greatly improve your chances of getting work.
Your model portfolio is vitality important is it often the first thing any client will see. You therefore need to make a good first and lasting impression. I will tailor your photo shoot to meet your needs and to make sure that your portfolio stands out from the crowd.
Model Portfolio Photography – My Approach
I love photographing people and through friendly discussion. I ensure that my clients are happy and relaxed during a photo shoot. It is only in this environment that truly great portraits can be obtained. I also love the moments when I can capture a fleeting expression or a special look in the eyes to provide images that have real impact on the viewer.
Fortunately Norfolk has scenery that changes within a few miles. Your choices for your photo shoot include the city of Norwich with its urban landscape and parks, towns, villages, Broadland, Breckland, woods and the wide sandy beaches of the North Norfolk Coast. You will also need some indoor shots taken in a studio.
Top Tips: Model Portfolio Advice
Your portfolio will need to show a variety of images from extreme close up to full length. The image below is an excellent example. Your portfolio will need to show your character and best features. You will need a variety of images with different backgrounds.
The more changes and variety of clothing you bring on your photo shoot the better. About 8 outfits, some that you can mix and match, are suitable for a 4 hour session. You do not need to spend lots of money on new clothes. It is also best to travel as light as possible whilst on a photo shoot. I can give you some ideas on how to make the best use of the clothes that you already have.
It helps your portfolio if you can bring along an all white and an all black outfit plus close fitting clothes such as a leotard or swimwear (swimsuit and bikini). A variety of images is the key to greatly improving your portfolio and therefore your chances of success. Props are also useful to bring along such as a scarf, hat, sunglasses, jewellery or a parasol. I will also bring some props to the photo shoot. The images above should help to give you some ideas on the types clothing and props to bring with you.
The best time of the year to undertake a model photo shoot is between April and October. Spring provides lots of scenery with flowers, Summer is great for a beach photo shoot. Furthermore, Autumn provides lots of rich colours and a golden light. Good light is essential on a model photo shot. Hence a bright, overcast, warm day is best.
How To Get a Fantastic Model Portfolio
To get fantastic results and a great portfolio you will need to put in a lot of effort. Modelling may seem like a glamorous experience, but posing on a tree log or a straw bale is often not comfortable. Frequent clothes changes, wearing clothes that do do match the the weather conditions and frequent topping up of your makeup is all part of the experience.
Norfolk Model Portfolio Photographer – Price
Model photo shoots are by quotation and start at £120. Your photo shoot can take place within a 30 mile radius of Norwich or in my Studio.
My price also includes the editing, processing and the delivery of your images via 2 password protected galleries.
You will need about 20 excellent images in your completed portfolio. If you are starting from scratch, to get the variety of images that you need and to learn from each shoot, I recommend that you have at least one 4 hour shoot and two 2 hour photo shoots to obtain your complete portfolio.
I can also create showreels (or slideshows) for you priced by quotation depending on your requirements. The images will be from any photo shoots that I have undertaken for you and furthermore set to copyright free music.
Model Portfolio Photography With A Makeover
Zoe Cullum Professional Hairstylist can provide you with a makeover at my studio should you require this option with your photo shoot. The price is £35 for hair and £35 for makeup.
Norfolk and Norwich Model Portfolio Photographer – Get in Touch
If you wish to start or update your model portfolio, please contact me with your requirements and I will give you a quotation.
Tel: 01603 402015 | Mobile: 07933 070381
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