MODELING DIGITALS, MODEL HEADSHOTS, & MORE
One session is for getting 4 modeling digitals and another session is for adding a short video presenting yourself. For modeling portfolio shoots, it is recommended you book a lifestyle photo shoot session.
4 Lightly Retouched Digitals
2 Hour Session
4 Lightly Retouched Digitals, 1 Video
3 Hour Session
The Light Committee understands finding the best modeling digitals in Los Angeles can be tough. So, hopefully, this helps make it simpler.
First, you need to book a session, which can be done from this page. There are BOOK NOW buttons at the top and near the bottom of the page. On the booking page you are given full details on what is included in a session and the rate for each session. Note a deposit is required to hold your spot. It is applied toward the total balance due and is refundable if you meet the cancellation policy guidelines, of which you will be given a chance to review during booking.
After you complete your booking, you will receive confirmations by email and/or text. Please be sure to review these confirmations as further steps are required. There are also details like the address, parking instructions, etc.
Once you arrive at your session, we will go over any specific shots you are after that might be beyond your typical modeling digitals. This is to make sure you are not after a specific requirement of a particular agency, for example.
During this consultation period, we can go over the outfits you have planned to use so we can plan for appropriate background changes, if needed.
The studio has accommodations like a place to hang your clothes, restrooms to change in, some beverages for you to enjoy, free Wi-Fi if needed, and so on.
The model headshot is probably the first shot we will collaborate on. This shot is typically close up. Imagine if you were wearing a button up shirt, the shot would from right around your second button and cropped tight at the top of your head, meaning little space above.
It is most common for this shot to be against an all-white background, though not necessarily a requirement because not all agencies have the same requirements. It is best for you to check with any specific agencies you plan to submit to if you need to meet any specific requirements they have. Some will list these details right on their website.
We will create several headshots for you, so you have plenty of options to select from in order to do retouching – more on suggested retouching limitations later. Be sure to wear a simple top and color is as okay as black or gray. Avoid a white top simply because it is best that the background also be bright. Simple means avoid logos, busy patterns, and so on.
The next most important shot to create is the modeling full body shot. This is typically as is sounds, a shot of your entire body. The point is so agents you are submitting to can have a sense of your physique. So, form-fitting is ideal. But here too it is best to avoid busy logos and patterns and instead keep things simple. Solid colors are best. It is common to use black or gray but other solid colors are okay. Avoid white or other very bright colors as it is usually best to do your full body shot against a bright background.
For this shot too, we will create many as you pose various ways so you can ultimately have plenty of options to choose from.
Once you have the two important shots of the headshot and full body shot, these meet most agency requirements. However, many agencies may also ask for even more shots. So, it is good to have a couple of extra shots, like half body or three-quarters body.
A half-body modeling shot is typically from around the waist up and a three-quarters modeling shot can be from mid-thigh to mid-shin. Again, simple form-fitting clothes are typically best. But you might also use at least one of these shots as an example of the work you are after.
For example, one popular casting is for swimsuits and so having a full-body or three-quarters body shot in a swimsuit might be a good idea. Or if you are going for fitness, then a shot in a fitness outfit, and so on. You might even consider an outdoors lifestyle type of shot for other fashion ecommerce or editorial style photo shoots you might be ideal for.
When retouching modeling digitals, The Light Committee recommends very minimal and nothing that alters your true look. So, what does this mean? A no-no would be to remove a scar, mole, routine acne, or any other such natural characteristic that is your essence. But okay would be an obnoxious fly-away hair, very minor acne, red eye, or a piece of lint on your shirt. Basically, if that thing might not be there tomorrow or next week, it is likely safe to retouch away.
In most cases, retouching a full body shot focuses more on any annoying background elements, like blending floor and wall for a seamless look or removing studio equipment in the shot, necessary to create it but not for the finished photo.
After the modeling digitals session is done, you will receive an online proof gallery, typically within a couple of business days. Take your time selecting – some people take hours to days, while others have taken weeks to months. After you finally do submit your selections, you will receive a second email, typically another two business days later, with the modeling digitals.
You will get one set of digitals that are retouched in print-quality and web quality so you can mail prints if needed or submit them online. You will also get all the extra shots that were made but just as smaller file web quality versions, still usable for online portfolios, social media feeds, and more.
If you have any questions prior to booking a session, contact Rafael at The Light Committee any time. It is obvious there are a lot of photographers in Los Angeles and The Light Committee is grateful to everyone that selects this studio.