Modeling Wisdom’s true identity is all about answering people’s questions regarding modeling; to create a complete guide to modeling all on one website. ┬ So naturally we love it when people contact or email us with direct questions that they may have. ┬ Here is an example of a great question that a subscriber had for us and it went a little like this: ┬ (the names and┬ conversation┬ have been slightly altered)
Innocent beginner model: Hey International male model Jonah Taylor, Creator of Modeling Wisdom, and genius, may I ask you a question?
International male model Jonah Taylor, Creator of Modeling Wisdom, and┬ genius: ┬ Certainly!
Innocent beginner model: ┬ I have been shooting a lot lately and racking up many new photos. ┬ How do I know how many and what kind of photos to put into my portfolio?
International male model Jonah Taylor, Creator of Modeling Wisdom, and┬ genius: ┬ What a fantastic question my little innocent beginner model! ┬ The answer to this question is slightly different from model to model, but here is the standard to go by. ┬ Refine your pictures intermittently and keep about 8 to 20 of the best pictures in your portfolio. Only the very best shots. ┬ Less is more. It is better to have less photos, though really strong ones, than a full portfolio of average photos. ┬ Make certain you have a phenomenal head-shot, great body shot, high-fashion shot, interactive or playful shot, as well as a smiling shot included in your choices. ┬
Innocent beginner model: Wow, you really are a Genius. ┬ Now that I know how many, and what kind of photos I should be using, is there any other advice you can offer to help me on my modeling journey?
International male model Jonah Taylor, Creator of Modeling Wisdom, and┬ genius: I humbly agree. ┬ Aside from the photos listed above, if there is one specific genre of modeling you are interested in (fitness, beauty, high-fashion etc.), fill your book with these types of photos. ┬ If you want to be a cook, you wouldn’t show people how good you are at gardening. ┬ Same thing here. ┬ If you are a great fitness model, make certain to have a few killer fitness photos/tear sheets in your book (portfolio).
Innocent beginner model: (crying) That was exactly what I needed to hear. ┬ I am forever in debt to Modeling Wisdom and will tell every single one of my friends and family to subscribe to the website. ┬ Thank you kindly Sir.
International male model Jonah Taylor, Creator of Modeling Wisdom, and┬ genius:┬ If you ever need anything, anything at all, as long as it is about modeling, I got your back. ┬ Take care my little innocent beginner model.
Now of course, most of this conversation is a complete dramatization and actually went nothing like that at all. ┬ The question one the other hand, was real, and I was glad to answer it humbly and honestly. ┬ For those wondering about modeling portfolios, as it varies from model to model, remember roughly 8 – 20 photos and less is more. ┬ Only add photos if they are strong. ┬ Try to incorporate a great head-shot, body shot, high fashion shot, smiling and playful/interacting shot. ┬ Then add specific photos if you know what modeling genre works best for you. ┬ Feel free to contact us here at Modeling Wisdom and ask any questions you may have. ┬ We will try our best to answer your questions humbly and modestly ~ Jonah Taylor, Creator of Modeling Wisdom (not a genius).