In the modeling world, you may be asked to supply some plain photos of yourself to an agent or casting director with no makeup on and a natural face. In the industry these are often called “Polaroids” and reference back to the old days of taking a picture with a polaroid camera.
This type of images are requested to see what you look like naturally without makeup and photoshop. Some models make the mistake of thinking that a cell phone selfie should be used for something like this. Nothing could be further from the truth and you should still consider hiring a professional photographer for your “polaroids” and a cell phone selfie is the last thing you should do.
A professional photographer will still bring lighting skills and posing to the shoot to minimize flaws naturally and without photoshop. Tweaking and adjusting both the lights and pose can go a long way to providing a flattering image that will get you a call for that “Go-See” or Call Back. There is just too much room for error when using a cell phone selfie and if you are excluded from the part because of it, you would likely regret your choice down the road.
Lastly, many models still have their “Polaroids” lightly edited in a very natural looking way, that is very hard to impossible to do with apps and little to no retouching experience.
Instead, consider hiring us to shoot your polaroids and let us show you want we can do to help you look your best with no makeup and little to no photoshop.