Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Personal Finance  > Employment > Modeling Portfolio

Modeling Portfolio Cost


How Much Does a Modeling Portfolio Cost?

 
low costPortfolio Cases or Books: $15-$70average costComp Cards: $70-$165high costProfessional Photography: $200-$1,500
post Post   Comments (1)  
  Typical costs:
  • Professional photography for a modeling portfolio typically costs between $200 and $1,500, with higher prices for packages offering more photos. For example, RO Photography in West Haven, CT, offers a variety of packages ranging from $350 for the beginner (one photographer and 100 images) to $1,400 for the grand professional package (two photographers and 500 images). For $990, Dan Harris Photo Art[1] in Jacksonville, FL, offers a package with 3 to 4 hours of shooting, 4 to 5 set and outfit changes, photo retouching, 25 8x10 portfolio cards for auditions, and ten 8x10 prints in a portfolio book.
  • Portfolio cases or books typically cost $15-$70, depending on the quality of materials. For instance, a hardback expandable-width portfolio book sells for $50 at online retailer Calumet[2] .
  • Comp Cards, photo business cards used by models, typically range from $70-$165 for a set of 100 printed cards, in the standard size of 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Minnig Media in Pennsylvania charges $100 for 125 cards, offering larger discounts on sets up to 1,000 cards.
Related articles: Talent Agent, Acting Portfolio

What should be included:
  • A modeling portfolio should include the model's best 10-25 photo prints in a professional-looking photo album. Displayed in plastic sleeves or leather-framed pages, the photos may be 8x10 or 9x12 and should display a variety of different looks including headshots (with and without makeup), body shots, and outfit and set changes.
  • A model carries comp cards, also called zed cards, to hand out to potential clients. The comp cards are typically printed in full color and include a grouping of several images of the model on the front and back of the card. Comp cards should include the model's name, agency, and contact information, like the examples at I Model U Model and Comp Card Express[3] .
Additional costs:
  • If not included in the package, modeling portfolio add-ons can include photo prints and retouching. For example, S. Carmody Photography in Missouri offers extras like photo prints ($1.75 to $75, based on size) and digital retouching ($35 per hour). A $75 reservation deposit is also required.
  • Styling fees are typically $35-$40 per look and up to $200 for the entire photo session.
Discounts:
  • Ask about getting comp cards, headshots and portfolio book prints included in the same order to save on shipping, and possibly printing. For example, Photoscan in Orlando, FL, offers combo deals[4] with comp cards, headshots, and business cards to save the buyer an average of $10-$20 per order.
Shopping for a modeling portfolio:
  • Acting Magazine lists tips for putting together a modeling portfolio, including questions to ask a photographer before signing up for a photo shoot.
  • Modeling Advice lists links to online comp card printers[5] and portfolio book retailers[6] .
  • Jurgita offers more information[7] on what should be included in a composite card. They advise against ordering more than 100-200 cards at a time, because comp cards should be updated each year.
post Post   Comments (1)  
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Model portfolio cost
Amount: $350.00
Posted by: Jerree Cardenas in Chicago, IL.Posted: August 16th, 2017 09:08AM
Number of Comp Cards: 100
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Modeling Portfolio
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Photographer: Type of Case or Book: 
Number of Comp Cards:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.danharrisphotoart.com/packages3.html
  2.  www.calumetphoto.com/eng/product/hahnemuhle_digital_fineart_photo_album_a4_20_sheets/hu...
  3.  www.expresspress.com/contactcontact
  4.  www.photoscanonline.com/specials
  5.  www.modelingadvice.com/compCardPrinters.html
  6.  www.modelingadvice.com/portfolioCaseSources.html
  7.  www.jurgita.com/articles-id155.html
More Personal Finance Topics
Check Out All Costs for Personal Finance How Much Does a Traffic Ticket Attorney Cost? How Much Do Funeral Flowers Cost? How Much Do Tax Returns Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Flu symptoms
Paid: 5932.68
Couldn’t stand headache pain when I caught the flu in March 2019. Threw up pain relievers, couldn’t eat or drink. After 5 hours of pain decided to hit ER... [more]
-GayLynn
Emergency Room Visit Cost
Financing
Paid: 20000.00
How do people afford wells? No one finances?... [more]
-Kourtney
Well Drilling Cost
1 yr 23lb Male Neuter
Paid: 424.08
The price would have been $282.08, but I opted for the blood work and to have it done via laser versus scalpel. I was still surprised by the cost, but I didn't really have anything to compare it to... [more]
-Joelle
Dog Spay or Neuter Cost
Is this cost of tax preparation correct
Paid: 1845.00
Each year our tax preparation cost goes up faster than inflation. we started at $800.00 in 2012 and now our bill for preparing taxes this year is $1,845.00... [more]
-smallbizchris
Business Tax Preparation Cost
Termite inspection/WDOR as required by the VA
Paid: 125.00
Called Terminix,,which I thought was an upstanding company,,guy came out did the inspection,,I told I'm a Vet and its required by the VA in order to complete the refinance of my home,,also it is required by the VA to use the VA approved for... [more]
-Felix Vaughan
Termite Inspections Cost
New 317 sq ft deck quote
Paid: 10500.00
This contractor built my fences out of redwood heartwood. They just quoted me for a redwood deck and I think it's a decent price. Curious to know what others think. I'm in the SF Bay Area where costs are usually higher for everything... [more]
-Ariana Faustini
Redwood Deck Cost