If you looking to enter into the nightclub industry, one of the most important things you will need is a strong up-to-date pictures portfolio. Aspiring dancers are often unsure how to put this together or end up adding images that are not suitable for the work they aim to do. There are thousands of club operators around the world, there are good and bad clubs, you might lose the opportunity to work with a good club operator company if you don't put a little effort in your pictures.
Consider the following steps when looking to create a workable portfolio to develop your business:
Size of the pictures matter, do not put 3MB size picture, try to send a 500kb picture is easier to upload, download and to send it. If you are not familiar with some applications, don't worry, now there are plenty of websites that will help you to do that for free: http://www.resizeyourimage.com/
Make sure your pictures are not blurry.
Looking seductive in your pictures. Some girls look too serious and boring in their attempt to pose seductively. If you have a great smile, show it!, you are applying for a job in the entertainment industry, don't forget that.
More pictures are better? Well it depends, sometimes with one strong head shot picture you can get the job... I always advise dancers not to send more than 4-5 pictures. 2 portrait and 2 full body. Some professional club operators consider the effort an applicant put in their presentation, hair, make up, dress, etc. If you are applying for a stripper job, you need to attached bikini pictures as well.
If you can afford to hire a qualified photographer, do it, but if not a normal camera will do, a lot of light when you take pictures is important. Take as much as you can and choose from them.
If you are new in the business, trying to work abroad looking for a great experience while you are making money, you can ask your agent if you have one. There are a dozen of good and reputable agencies in the market, some of the agents spending time to get to know the applicants, some of them has a large amount of experience in the industry so you can ask them what kind of pictures you need if you want to impress the club owners or managers of your desire destination. Agents are always in touch with club owners and know what club owners are looking for their club.
Do not abuse of Photoshop, that wont help you, on the contrary it might blow your chances to get the job.
We have discuss a lot the importance to choose good and professional club operators, those kind of good clubs receive a lot of applicants everyday, so you need to look at your best to be chosen.
Have a good week :)