Without credibility, images are worthless
The boom of amateur modeling portfolio websites has created a dilemma for casting agents. The photographers and stylists on these sites spend inordinate amounts of time collaborating to create highly stylized images. Some of these images look great, as does the model, and the retouching.
This is a problem for casting agents who can’t distinguish real, from contrived. Therefore, these types of images are discounted, as are the people who create them, and the models in them.
Tear sheets rule. AFter that branded images by respected photographers that include copyright dates enhance your credibility. Casting agents want to know the picture is real, and recent.