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.
We've all seen images of models that and then when meeting them they look nothing like their pictures. That's a big problem for clients and agencies. That's why when they don't know the source, they discount the image, and the model in them.
Tear sheets and branded images by respected photographers that include copyright dates enhance your credibility. Casting agents want to know the picture is real, and recent.