Monday, June 8, 2009

Printing photos for modeling agency submission


A girl recently asked me “When sending pixs to an agency what are the dimensions you use? Do I really have to go to a place that specialize in printing the pics out as oppose to fedx, duane reade, etc”

My reply:

Well, prints can be submitted but honestly it is more professional to send a compcard in the mail vs. snap shots or prints to a commercial print modeling agency/ or talent agency. I suggest getting a compcard or headshot printed. You can print in smaller quantities and reasonable prices at www.compcard.com.

However if you do not want to make a compcard right now (but be prepared: Headsup, you will have to make one your self soon anyways, -print models have to create their own compcards, it is an investment a model has to make to market herself and agencies will not always provide them and paying an agency to make it for you can actually cost more)…but if I was mailing a commercial print modeling agency a snap shot I would print it 5 x 7 inches.

For affordable printing I would use for single photo snap shots:
http://www.adoramapix.com/

Also you can print 9 X 11 prints for a modeling portfolio as well there. The website is actually for a store/company based in NYC but they deliver anywhere in the US. Good quality and price. Make sure the photos are being printed at 300 dpi. If you have Photoshop you can adjust this.

Sometimes modeling does involve some behind the scences, production stuff when it comes to making marketing material.

Again I strongly suggest making a compcard, and mailing it to an agency because for print modeling a girl does have to make her own compcards. I manage myself while I work with agencies in NYC and I am also an author and for my own means, and for modeling I have always took it upon myself to make the marketing material I need to market myself in the ways I want to model.

The agencies then use the compcard I made to market me to their clients.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions on compcards and mailing agencies.

Isobella

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