I am a professional Norfolk model portfolio photographer based in Norwich. Are you an aspiring model, actor or actress who needs some new images? I can help by photographing you in a variety of poses, outdoors on location and indoors in a studio.
Model Portfolios in Norfolk and Norwich
1. Video Slideshow
To find out more about my service please view the short video slideshow below.
2. Testimonial by Zoe Cullum
“David is by far the best photographer I have worked with, we have been building my portfolio and he always come up with great ideas and locations. I am always more than happy with his photos. He is very friendly, intelligent and a genuinely lovely man. I always feel comfortable with David during a photoshoot. It has been a pleasure working with such a talented photographer.” Zoe Cullum
3. Testimonial by Natalie Lauren
“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)
“Received the pictures and myself and my wife are very happy and would like to say thank you. Very impressed also at the speed you processed and got them available for us to view. Thank you again David, we will be booking you again to add to Gemma’s portfolio in the very near future”.
5. 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. I have several part time models who have modelled 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, earn some money and to obtain a variety of new images.
If you are an existing model you will need to obtain new images regularly. Also, if you have taken a break you will need to have some up to date images.
Your images are 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 you stand out from the crowd.
6. 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 both Norfolk and Suffolk has scenery that changes within a few miles. The choices for your 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. Imagine doing a shoot at beautiful Wells Next the Sea with pine woodland, a sandy beach and colourful beach huts.
Southwold in Suffolk with it’s pier, beach huts and sandy beach is another great location for a shoot. Nearby Walberswick and Covehithe are other suitable locations.
To complete your portfolio you will also need some indoor studio shots plus some excellent heads shots.
Your portfolio will need to show a variety of images from extreme close up to full length. The image above is an excellent example. Your images 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 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 shoot. The images above should help to give you some ideas on the types clothing and props to bring with you.
8. Time of year and how to get a fantastic model portfolio
The best time of the year to undertake photo shoots is between April and October. Spring provides lots of scenery with flowers, Summer is great for a beach 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.
To get fantastic results you will need to put in a lot of effort. 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.
Model Portfolio – Price
Outdoor shoots are priced at £80 per hour (pro rata) or £40 per hour (pro rata) if you give me an equal amount of your time to help develop my portfolio.
For experienced models with an excellent portfolio who will be paid to support my commercial photography service, I may be prepared on request to do TFP (time for prints) portfolio shoots. This gives us the opportunity to get to know how each other before working on commercial projects and for me to determine the type of work that you are best suited for.
Your shoot can take place within a 30 mile radius of Norwich. You will need to get lots of different backdrops so you are not charged for travelling time.
You will need about 20 excellent images in your completed portfolio. Whilst many images will be taken during your photo shoot they will be edited down. Only the very best will be processed. You can expect to receive around 5 excellent shots per hour.
Studio shoots are priced at £120 per hour (pro rata).
My prices includes the post editing / processing of your images, after your photo shoot, to a professional standard. Your photos will be delivered to you securely online in high resolution suitable for printing. They will also be provided in low resolution for computer, tablet, smartphone and social media use.
If the weather is forecast to be bad for an outdoor shoot, then subject to your agreement we will defer to another date.
Zoe from Invidia Hair and Beauty Salon can provide you with a makeover at my studio should you require this option. The price is £35 for hair and £35 for makeup.
Model Portfolio Photographer in Norfolk and Norwich – Get in Touch
My photography skills can help you to get noticed and enhance your career as a model, by providing you with superb images. If you require my services as a model portfolio photographer in Norwich, Norfolk or North Suffolk, please contact me.
A completed booking form and a deposit of £40 secures your date. The balance is due prior to or on the day of your photo shoot.
Tel: 01603 402015 | Mobile: 07933 070381
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