Considerations on a Comp Card
Mette Beate is a gifted clothing designer, creative director and artist from Denmark now living in Berlin Germany.
Besides her creative activities in Berlin she is also an aspiring model suited for advertising lingerie, jeans and
We already did a few series to match most of her target appearances and wanted to add a "swimsuit and jeans"
appeal before submitting the comp card to a selection of model agencies.
Photography by Lars Brandt Stisen
Contact sheet from our swimsuit and jeans photo shoot. Selections appear in red marker.
One of the selected images after post-production. Except from going through minimum surface retouch and
final color grading I didn't alter her body shape in any way.
Pages from the completed comp card with model data and full size portrait on cover page: A mailable medium
resolution PDF in printable DIN A4 format for European agencies.
The polaroids has to be honest and current pictures of the model without make-up. The closeups was done
using on-camera flash on a neutral face with no editing at all.
The same applies to the full-body polaroids. Because we where shooting in the evening I used simulated
daylight-through-window by pointing a studio flash towards the wall, resulting in a diffused light with a natural
character. I used a white v-flat to bounce some of the light back onto her shadow side.
Polaroid pages from the completed comp card.
See Mette modeling on the following projects: