Where should you put your modeling portfolio?
If your goal is to get signed by a top modeling agency:
- Limit your online presence to a folder in your Facebook and possibly models.com.
If you are working on becoming an independent amateur model:
- Go ahead and create portfolios on the bigger amateur modeling websites, for example: Model Mayhem (the biggest), One Model Place, and Broken Doll Models to name just a few.
- Consider building your own websites.
Remember, amateur modeling is usually a one way street. Once you are well seeded in that arena, many good modeling agencies will stay shy of you. Why?
First of all, agencies with blue chip clients don’t want their clients to see you on them.
Agencies know that you probably signed too many model releases and are concerned about clients discovering embarrassing images that can’t be taken down.
The behavior both shooting and communicating is very different on amateur modeling websites than in the professional world. Even if you are able to avoid practicing such behavior agencies will still assume you have that baggage.