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?
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.
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.
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.