What are Model Digitals


What are Model Digitals?

Modeling digitals are photographs that show a model’s current appearance in simple lighting and without editing. Multiple shots of the model are taken to show her entire look with accurate, natural light for an agency or client. A model can take multiple shots from different angles to give their clients or agency an authentic representation of their current look.

Shots require for digital model;

Digital modeling images were once taken with polaroid camera, but today they are taken with digital camera ideally with a plain white or solid neutral background. Digital model photographs are unstyled and unedited images of models. These types of photographs are standard for any modeling portfolio: which includes full body frontal views, full body back view, headshot with hair up, headshots with hair down, ¾ frontal view with hair up, ¾ frontal view with hair down, ¾ side view with hair up, ¾ side view with hair down, mid length shot, close up profile shot. Each company or agency has different requirements for digital model photographs, but these are the basic specifications accepted by most companies and agencies.

Importance of digital model in Modeling career:

You are a model, and you’ve got to prove it. Digital models/ polaroid’s have become a standard in the modeling industry. As a new model, it is important to have “good” polaroid that agencies will want to use for promotional material. As with everything else in the business, you need to make the best possible first impressions, which shows your look, personality, and posing abilities. These are absolute must for a modeling job. It is important to get your picture taken periodically to show whether you gain or loss weight, hair changes and even to show tattoos which are visible.

What to wear when taking a model’s polaroid:

To achieve the most professional, clear and attractive photographs that represents you best, it is important to carefully prepare for a model photoshoot. This section will help model to get into a character, wearing the right clothes and make up to create the right atmosphere for your shoot. Model should wear clothes that are comfortable, but of course close fitting. Clothes should never be too big or small and should fit the models’ body shape well. Doing research of a company before hand to take inspiration of their outfits will be very helpful. The goal of a model portfolio is to showcase her face and body, while accentually his/her facial feature. Models usually wear fitted clothes in solid colors without any patterns, avoid unnecessary accessories, minimal to no makeup, natural hair and nails, wear either plain shoes or heels according to agency’s demands. The clothing should not distract from the model’s face.

How to take perfect model digitals/polaroid:

Having a professional photoshoot by a photographer is ideal, but if its out of your budget you can shoot at your home. If you are taking your pictures at home try to use a plain white wall for a background. You should also try to find enough natural light in the room before taking pictures; dim lighting makes for flat photos that lack contrast. Please avoid selfies in front of mirror in bathroom, it is very unprofessional way to present yourself, it might cause agency to believe that you are not serious about your modeling career. It is also crucial to check company or agency’s guidelines you would like to apply.

How to express yourself in modeling digitals:

When shooting for a modeling digital, it is best to keep your expressions more on a natural side. Agencies and clients typically want to see your original appearance so it is better to not go overboard with expressions. Being natural with slightly smile on your face is more than enough to get attention of your potential clients. It is typically best to keep expressions on the restrained or reserved side to appear more professional. 

Modeling digital is an important process for making a portfolio of a model and present it to company a individual like to work with. Modeling digitals are meant to show a model in his or her most natural state, which means to feature little or no makeup, hairstyle or other enhancements. You will need a new one each time you change your appearance so it is important to update your modeling photography in every three and four months.