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How to choose a photographer: a guide for beginner models

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March 12, 2024
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Are you looking to become a model? Good for you! Firstly, you'll need to get your portfolio together. While iPhone cameras and Snapchat filters can be an interesting addition to a portfolio, you'll need to invest in a professional photographer to produce your photos.

However, with a lot of photographers out there who are looking for clients, how do you choose the right photographer to take and print your portfolio? Here are some top tips to consider.


Almost all photographers worth their salt will be able to show you their portfolio. Remember, it's not just the equipment that needs to be cutting edge; you need to make sure that they can also take and print photos that will get you noticed.

So, when looking for photographers in Shoreditch, London, don't hesitate to contact us! Take the time to look through our portfolios and assess the quality of our work. Now you're on our website, it’s worthwhile to look at our online portfolios to help you get a feel for our work.


Which area of modelling are you looking to break into? For example, e-commerce for a fashion brand? This will impact the photographer you choose, as each professional will have their own style. Photography is an art form, and, as such, these professionals also need a way to stand out and integrate themselves with their work.

So, when looking through their portfolio, assess whether the area you want to break into matches their style. If you find yourself being awestruck by how amazing their photos are, the chances are you've found a great match!

Caption her...


When someone is taking your picture, even if you're extremely confident, you're likely to feel a bit self-conscious. A professional photographer will notice this and will make you feel at ease.

Indeed, one thing that can make or break a professional relationship is the professionalism of the photographer, and you'll need to assess this for yourself. A good photographer will talk you through what they expect from you doing a photoshoot and will work with you to come up with a set of photos that you are both happy with.


If you want to make it as a runway model, then you'll need to find a photographer who can help you to do just that. Make sure any photographers that get onto your shortlist are trained in the area you're looking to work in, as they can help you to get the professional headshots you need to stand out to talent scouts.


You Just Click!

Trying to break into modelling is hard, and as such, you'll need a team around you who can help you feel good about yourself. If you find a photographer who makes you laugh, takes amazing pics, and makes you feel great about yourself, then they'll be worth their weight in gold in the future. Don't feel pressured to go with the 'best in the business' if you don't click with them.

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