Monday, March 07, 2016

The importance of a modelling comp card

Are you looking to break into modelling with no experience? If so, you need to do your research so you can get ahead and attract the attention of top modelling agencies. LUXE Models asks; what is a modelling composite card?

First impression

You can’t become a model without building a portfolio. If you utilise the services of professional photographers, stylists etc., you can create a portfolio which displays your versatility as a model. In other words, you can use it to show the best modelling agencies why you’d be an asset to their roster.

You can also use your portfolio pictures for your ‘modelling comp card.’ This is basically a business card that aspiring models give to agencies. When you put together your modelling comp card, you’ll want to make sure it impresses agents from the very first glance, so they’ll want to sign you.

Comp card

In the UK, modelling comp cards are generally two-sided and they have five images, including at least one head shot. We’d advise you to make sure you include a full-sized image, along with your name, on the front of your modelling comp card.

Save the remaining four images for the back of your comp card. The reverse-side should also feature your stats e.g. height and measurements, so agencies have the information they need to determine whether you’re right for the modelling work they do. It should also list your contact details, so an agency can get in touch if they want to work with you.

Handy tips

So how can you create a comp card that’ll help you launch a successful modelling career? We’d suggest you keep the following tips in mind when you put together your modelling comp card:

·        Choose your favourites: Most experts suggest that you save your favourite photos for your comp card and the best for the front. If you love these pictures, there’s a possibility that one of the top modelling agencies in the industry will too.

·        Show versatility: After using the front of the card to grab someone’s attention, utilise the back to illustrate your versatility as a model. The reverse of comp cards typically feature a model in a variety of poses and fashions, to show that they’re capable of adapting their look.

·        Keep it simple: If your pictures aren’t accurate, they won’t impress agencies. When putting together your comp card, opt for photos that haven’t been manipulated digitally through tools such as Instagram filters. If your comp card pictures aren’t natural, the agency may decide not to work with you after meeting you in person.

·        Think of extras: Everything about your comp card needs to impress. Think about the little details. Make sure that your information is printed out in an elegant, yet readable font. Also opt for high quality paper, to show agencies that you want to invest in your future as a model.

Impress agencies

In this business, first impressions carry a lot of weight. If you want to become a model, focus on creating an outstanding comp card. This will help you make a great impression on top modelling agencies and hopefully help you launch an amazing career.