examples of model headshots for agency submissions

headshot of a young asian model in dc with fun makeup and hint of a smile

sharpfocus model photography focuses on pictures that make you shine. here are some examples of head shots and body shots to give you an idea of what you’re getting when you book a shoot with us. all of the shots strive to reveal your look and figure in the best angles. agencies that represent models want to have a good idea of what you look like and vital statistics. they want to know if you meet the requirements for becoming a model. that is you have to have a certain height and a desired body shape. (continue below…)

headshots of promotional model in dc

headshot in 3/4 profile of a black model looking with her hands on her head headshot of a model with makeup looking with her head tilted and a hint of a smile headshot of a black model looking back with a hand on her shoulder

paige, child model in washington dc

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tomek, young aspiring model in dc

headshot of a male model in red shirt looking away headshot of a male model in multicolored shirt leaning his head headshot of a male model in checkered shirt looking up

elaina, modeling pictures for portfolio

headshot of a model with fun makeup and fashionable clothes smiling headshot of a model with blonde hair wearing a leather jacket headshot of a model in dc with blonde hair and cheerful smile

ellie, teen aspiring model in dc

headshot of an aspiring teen model in a shy girl pose headshot of an aspiring teen model looking candidly at the camera headshot of an aspiring teen model smiling

zlata, blonde model test shoot in dc

headshot of a blonde model wearing sunglasses with her hand on top of her hair blonde model sitting on a stool with her head rested on the back of her hand headshot of a model with long blond hair and hat

sonyja, model with exotic look

picture of a black model with blouse and skirt picture of a black model with afro wearing a red dress headshot of an exotic model with afro

sergei, male model shoot for gq look

picture of a male model with faded jeans and unbuttoned shirt in dramatic lighting male model shirtless with faded jeans in dramatic light resting a hand on his head male model with faded jeans flipping his shirt open to reveal his abs

rachel, commercial modeling portfolio

fun picture of model for commercial portfolio headshot of a model with fun colors and edgy pose looking up picture of model with fun colors in a clean looking pose

norris, teen asian model in dc

headshot of a teen asian model with head scarf headshot of a teen asian model in a turquoise fluffy dress against fun background headshot of a teen asian model smiling

matt, modeling pictures

picture of a young black model tossing a scarf at the camera picture of a black male model with a burgundy shirt and cargo pants standing picture of a black male model in white striped shirt standing

dazzy, ethiopian model with curly hair

headshot of an ethiopian model with natural makeup 3/4 profile looking at the camera headshot of an ethiopian model with curly hair with some hair strands across her face headshot of a beautiful ethiopian model with sunglasses

dannielle, blonde model with curly hair

headshot of a blonde model with curly hair and lighting effects headshot of a model with blonde curly hair gazing at the camera with hair blazing with lighting headshot of a blonde model with curly hair makeup and light makeup

chuchu, african model for commercial portfolio

model in dark blouse and blue dotted skirt with her hands on her hips looking at the camera picture for model portfolio of a girl in dark wrap-around blouse and blue dotted skirt her hands on her hips picture of a black model in flower baby doll dress standing by the sink for model portfolio

these photographs give you a wide range of poses that show the look and shapes of the models.  if your headshots fail to provide hints about your look, you’re missing out. some photographers will oversell you a portfolio package with hair and makeup, wardrobe etc… but a basic model photo shows your face, your bust and your overall silhouette when standing. so the purpose of sending your snapshots is to just show that you’re model material. so sharpfocus photography keeps it to the basics. you get help showing your assets that are relevant to modeling: great look, good skin, slim body for women and athletic for men. flat stomach, straight legs and that something extra.

when you take modeling pictures, the focus should be on you, nothing else. you need to keep clothes simple and flattering. recommended are tank top, jeans or any body fitting clothes that clearly show your shape. most agencies recommend that you use no makeup and hair is unnecessary. in studio, backdrops need to be plain or uncluttered. no complex backgrounds that you see on some portraits studios. on location, avoid scenics or shooting in the park where landscape is predominant. sharpfocus helps you show that you have what it takes to be a model by taking photos following guidelines for submissions to agencies.

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