There are a few things you need to keep in mind when putting your composite cards together for agents and potential clients. Comp cards are a vital part of being a model. They need to be updated every 6 months, if not sooner. If your looks change, your comps need to change. Your comp card is your calling card and need to represent you to a tee. These are the only things that the agents and clients reps are going to remember you by. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your composite cards.
Types of Photos
Your comp cards should be double sided 5X7’s that pop. You should always include a headshot, full shot, and a few 3/4 and 1/2 shots. You need a bathing suit and/or workout wear photo as well as a close-up of which includes smiles (showing your teeth) and some serious poses. Show that you are versatile and can changes with each picture. Consider a black and white for effect and change up your hair to alter your look.
Writing on the Card
Your stats should be placed underneath what will be the back side of the card which includes 3 or 4 photos. Your stats or measurements should include height, weight, shoe size, bust, hips and waist. The front of the card, which will be your best, single photo, should have your full name across your picture in a larger font.
Don’t skimp! I’ve gone the cheap route and even tried to print myself, it is always a bad idea. When you show up at an audition, you should have the best comp of the group – make sure you stand out in a good way! Stick with a thicker card stock and request high speed laser printing.
Robyn Sorenson is a professional model, mother of 2 and writer for jacksonfineart.com