Do I pay an agency?
Once an agency has evaluated your model portfolio, consider your modeling agency carefully before putting your signature to that extremely desirous contract! There are instances where an agency can possibly charge and that is when you are asked to pay to have your portfolio on their website.
That being said, it most certainly does not amount to thousands of rands – even for an individual page!
What is a Z card?
A Composite/Z card is your business card or calling card. This is probably the singular most important part of your model portfolio! As they say in the classics, first impressions count!
Many agencies will not even consider meeting with you unless you have a Composite/Z card. This where a professional photographer is essential, we work with colour calibrated equipment from start to finsh ensuring your Z Card is accurate, clear and represents a high quality representation of you as a model.
With that in mind it is important that the images on your comp card are your absolute best and nothing less. Additionally, the printing and reproduction quality is extremely important. Poor reproduction makes your images look bad and as a result – makes you look bad.
Beat your competition
You only have one shot at making it with an agency! Hence, your Z card composition is vital and is essentially a ‘one page model portfolio’. We use 5 (that’s five) images to make up your Z card.
Your card must display your model portfolio to the degree of what you are prepared to model. Avoid light or pastel colours, warm colours work well.
And don’t believe that a low cleavage sells – it must be done with taste (unless you are after the FHM look)