Packaging your modeling portfolio
Your book need not be fancy, but it should appear professional. In fact, it’s best to not get to flashy with the binder. While metal cases and Italian leather are nice touches for photographers, it’s overkill for a model portfolio.
The standard size is 9x12. You’ll see some models with 11x14, and even 8x11, but those aren’t industry standard. 9x12 holds magazine pages and that’s what you will ideally want in your modeling portfolio.
We rarely give recommendations as to where to buy anything, but in this case there’s one national chain we do recommend: Dickblick.com. They have stores in most cities so you can put your hands on many of the choices before making a decision.
Pick a leather or faux leather cover with plastic sheet protectors to put your tears and pictures in. You can search “leather portfolio” on their website.