Top 7 tips on how to nail the perfect model profile!


Our modeling community is for all types of models, including fashion models, plus size models, alternative models, senior models and the list goes on. Check out these top tips on how to make your model profile look awesome and more importantly attractive to the agencies, photographers and clients who are looking to work with a model.

1. Good quality photos!
It is not a secret that photographers, agencies or clients, first of all, notice the quality of the pictures. Try to avoid uploading photos made on your phone. If you have a camera or your friend owns one, do not hesitate to use it! One of the easiest ways is to shoot a natural look and use daylight. Choose a plain background, perhaps a wall or a landscape and keep it simple. Important fact to remember, the minimum requirement of uploaded photos on is 3.

2. Clear photo of your face
Photos in sunglasses or where you have turned your face away from the camera, makes it impossible to see you properly, which is crucial for the person viewing your photo. Instead, take a simple portrait of yourself looking directly at the camera.

3. Avoid Selfies or Snapchat filters
Industry members who check your profile do not take selfies or Snapchat filters seriously, so it is better to leave those for your social media accounts.

Kylie Jenner Snapchat

4. Group shots can be confusing for the client or photographer
Photos with groups of friends is a nice idea, but not when you are a model! Try to upload photos only of yourself, as it makes it easier for people to see exactly the kind of model you are and looks more professional.

5. Night photography
Try to avoid night photography pictures where the light is low, as it is difficult to see how you will look on a real shoot. Daylight photos or studio lighting (if you have shot with a professional photographer) is always a better option!

6. Polaroid
Polaroids are a classic industry standard for agents and photographers to see how you look without make-up, hair styling and Photoshop. Try to find a plain wall as a background and do a neutral face and a pose.

Bianca Balti @IMG Models

7. Connect your profile to Instagram
Everybody loves looking at models on Instagram and with our community you get the benefit of showing your model photos professionally on your profile and also you daily feed from Instagram all in one place!

That’s it! Now your profile will look attractive and give you the best chance of being hired. If you want some more simple tips on how to make a model photos, check out this video:

If you need model photos from a professional photographer, be sure to keep your eye on our castings pages, where great photographers are regularly offering TFP (Trade For Prints) shoots. These are joint collaborations between the model and photographer, where the photographer may try out new techniques with the camera, or lighting in exchange for your time as a model, and you get some great photos at the end… a win, win!

Good luck with making your modeling profile look great!

If you are not yet a newcomer or a professional model member of our modeling community, why not join now, it’s free to create your profile and to start applying to model castings.