Modeling Digitals: What you need to know.

What Are Modeling Digitals?

Modeling digitals are a series of unedited and unretouched photographs that showcase a model's body, face, and features. They help agencies and clients to see what the model looks like in real life. These images are taken in natural lighting and with a plain white background to present the model's appearance as genuinely as possible. Digitals are essential tools for agencies to get a good sense of the model's physical attributes and determine whether they fit the requirements of a particular project or campaign.

This means no false eyelashes, no red lipstick, no heavy makeup that took an hour to apply, and definitely no face-tuning or Instagram filters.

I always refer to these as your modeling "mug shots" because they are minimal, raw, and basic, or your passport to success!

What is the difference between Digitals, Polaroids, and headshots?

Digitals: Model digitals are composite photographs of models in well-fitted black attire against a white backdrop. Casting directors and fashion designers frequently demand these digital collages to assess a model's appearance for modeling assignments.

Polaroids: The term "Polaroids" originated from instant Polaroid cameras and referred to unedited images of models that showcase their natural state and lighting. These images, now known as " model digitals," highlight a model's natural features, including their body and face. 

Headshots: This is a close-up photo of your face that agencies and clients look at first. Your headshot should highlight your natural beauty and unique features to help them decide if you're suitable for their project. A good model headshot should be clear, well-lit, and accurately represent the model's appearance. 

Model digitals are distinct from the model comp cards and model headshots. Each meets a different requirement for your overall modeling portfolio. Model Digitals and Polariods are similar. The only difference is the medium in which they are developed.