So a female I know (5'9 slender 23-year-old redhead) is interested in dipping her toe into modeling. Although at 23 she is a bit "over the hill" to really become a global sensation (as weird as that is to say that a 23-year-old is too old for anything) she figures she might be able to score local work or even some stuff here and there to help pay for law school. Maybe a few campaigns like American Apparel or something. She's asked me to help her work on some shots for at least a potential portfolio. Now I can borrow a DSLR from a coworker on Tuesday. I apologize, I forget the model but I can find out and edit it in later. I've never done a modeling portfolio before, and since we like each other I'm not charging, and it's not a one-chance-only deal. If I completely screw up I can try again, but for convenience sake I'd like to do it and move on. I would like to hear from anyone and everyone here, both pros and hobbyists, on their opinions and advice. About everything. Outdoor settings versus indoor. How to position lights. What outfits to put her in. What agencies might like to see. Legit ones, not ones affiliated with the dirty dirty. What websites are useful, both to post shots to be seen or to use for advice. And if anyone else has any questions on this topic, by all means join up. This is... modeling portfolios for dummies.