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by Ben Scott, February 4, 2018 , In Blog

Digitals: What are they and why do I need them?

I often get asked by people who are interested in getting in to the modeling agency what they need to do.  The first thing I tell them is to make sure they have updated digitals.

What are digitals and why are they needed?

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Digitals used to be called polaroids because they were taken by a polaroid camera to quickly show the model’s current look.  With the advent of digital technology these images are now taken with a digital camera and have been renamed digitals.

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These images are used by agencies for placement.  When taking these images you should have minimal to no makeup on.  I would advise against fake lashes too.  Also, wear plain t’s and jeans.  You may also need images in plain bikini or under garments.  These images should not be edited.  I would recommend taking them against a plain white wall to limit distractions. Retake your digitals whenever you change hair style.  Do not over pose.  Look natural but still show your personality.  These can be taken with a cell phone by a friend or family member if needed.

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Make sure you get the following shots: full body, 3/4 shot, headshot.  Also take a side 3/4 turn, profile, and back shot of each of those.  It is better to have them and not need them then not take them and then get asked for them.