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Hostess pictures: Good images for your sedcard

For hostess, promotion and model jobs, you use your sedcard/profile to present yourself to companies. Besides your previous experience and qualifications (e.g. language skills, education, etc. ), good photos are the most important decision criterion for the client.

Please mind the following instructions, so you maximize your chances of getting booked by clients. Aim for photos which show you in different poses and (work-)surroundings, to prevent the client from having an one-sided impression of you.

Profile picture

A profile picture should only depict the head and shoulder tips, omitting the décolleté. The face (incl. hairline) fills approximately half to two thirds of the photo’s height. A smile or friendly expression is absolutely recommended. Here, you can see an exemplary profile picture, as well as some good examples at a 2:3 ratio.

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Medium shot

Depicting the eyes’ natural focus point, a medium shot shows the person from waist to head. The head should fill up 20 to 25% of the photo’s height. Here is a paragon and some good examples of medium shots at a 4:5 ratio.

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Full length portrait

A full body shot shows, obviously enough, the full body (from head to toe). The person should display a natural, yet solid stance. You will remember your mother’s instructions on this. Here is an exemplary full body shot, as well as good examples of full length shots at a 2:3 ratio.

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Additional photos and sedcard pictures

In addition to the above mentioned, standardized formats, we recommend you to upload more pictures. It is best to use natural, good snapshots in work or free time environments and, if possible, one or more pictures from professional shootings. Here you see a few exemplary pictures which help in the individualization of your profile.

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Checklist for good pictures

If possible, the profile picture should be taken by a professional photographer. For the remaining ones, professional shootings are not necessary – actually natural photos are even better. Please note the following guidelines:

  • Natural photos: If, then only slightly edited pictures, so the client gets a natural impression
  • Copyright: You need written permission by the photograph to use the pictures.
  • Tight clothes: The full body picture should show you wearing rather tight clothes.
  • Aktualität: If you radically change your haircut, haircolor, or body size, you will need new pictures.
  • Show your glasses: If you wear glasses or face piercings, they should be noticable.
  • No extra accessories: Please do not wear sun glasses, as they usually disguise the face.
  • No selfies: Selfies or pictures that show your arm or you in the mirror evoke an unprofessional impression.
  • Only 1 person: No party or group pictures, you alone should be depicted.
  • At work: Pictures that show you in work clothes or at work are especially good.
  • Lighting & background: Neutral background and good light are the basis of a photo on which you are well recognizable.
  • High resolution: Photos must be at least 300x450 px, 1.000 px would be even better.
  • Beware of showing too much: Limit yourself to max. 1 picture in Bikini or underwear.

Get hostess jobs at InStaff

If you are interested in becoming a host/-ess, you can easily create an online profile on our website. Once you are added to our platform, you will get job offers from our clients all over Germany.

Contact person for your questions

Manuel Marschel: Contact person for businesses

Manuel Marschel
Contact person for businesses

If you have any questions regarding the booking process, feel free to contact or call me.

+49 30 959 982 640

Christin Monski: Contact person for staff

Christin Monski
Contact person for staff

If you have any questions regarding your registration or the booking process, feel free to contact or call me.

+49 30 959 982 660

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