Professional modeling portfolios are one of our particular specialities, whether shot in studio or on location. Above is a sample image of model Tracey Kroukamp, for her 2011 IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) portfolio, which she took with her to New York. We shot this in our studio, against a huge, black fabric backdrop, lighting Tracey from the front with two softboxes directed at different angles, as well as a third hair-light shining from higher above and behind her head.
. . . and here is another image, of Charne Spies, taken at a Johannesburg mine dump. We may not have stunning mountains or seascapes in this city, but golden hour works its magic everywhere! You probably won’t guess, but this was taken soon after dawn in mid-winter, so it was absolutely freezing. Just shows how professional a model she is 🙂
These gorgeous girls were among many South African models (all from Figures Models SA) who received multiple call backs from agents during the convention, while a number more have finalised contracts.
For those who don’t know, Figures is a leading modeling school in this country, for whom I’ve photographed loads of models since 2005, and judged numerous competitions. Their teaching standard and ethic consistently impresses and is borne out by the fact that they are the official South African coordinator for the IMTA.
Another feather in their cap is that six of their models were in the group of fifteen (selected from thousands internationally) who participated in a headline show at the 2011 IMTA convention in New York. If you’re looking for excellent modeling training (on a national scale), which has yielded plenty of Miss South Africa winners over the years, we can certainly recommend them.
It goes without saying that we’d love to assist with modeling portfolios in the Johannesburg area, should you be interested in that. If so, simply follow this link to Contact Us or view our Modeling Portfolio gallery for a whole lot more photographs.