Is your Modeling GO Bag packed for a successful shoot?

Is your Modeling GO Bag packed for a successful shoot?

What is a modeling GO bag? A modeling GO bag is a small suitcase or duffel bag that you keep packed with the supplies that you should have available each and every time you attend a photo shoot. Being prepared is an essential habit if you hope to be successful as a model.  The best photographs are the result or planning, collaboration and attention to detail. I recently had a young model who has been modeling for about two years tell me that she never takes makeup or even a hair brush to a...

 
Modeling Terms and Phrases

Modeling Terms and Phrases

Here is the most complete, most detailed glossary of modeling terms that you arniill find anywhere on the Internet. I have defined more than 150 modeling industry terms in detail and included links to additional reference material. Every industry has it’s own unique vocabulary and modeling and acting are no different.   If you want to become a model it is important to “learn the language” so that you can communicate effectively with other models, modeling agencies and...

 
What is a comp card?

What is a comp card?

Comp card = business card A models comp card is a 5.5” x 8.5” card that usually has the models headshot on the front and three to five images on the back that show the range of the models ability. Comp cards are printed on a thick card stock and are handed out to agencies and potential clients during castings, go-see’s and auditions. Comp cards came about in the 1960’s in London, England and for decades have been the primary marketing tool for models and the modeling industry. They...

 
How to find a good Modeling Agency

How to find a good Modeling Agency

Try a modeling agency directory! You can find the most detailed and up-to-date listing of modeling agencies in the United States right here on this website. Remember, that you will generally “work where you live”. A Modeling agency will be reluctant to sign a model that lives more than a two-hour drive from their location or their clients. This isn’t a rule – it’s just the reality that if a model has to travel more than two hours to get to a client or shoot, there are a lot of things...

 
NEVER pay to join a Modeling Agency

NEVER pay to join a Modeling Agency

Legitimate modeling agencies make money the old fashioned way . . . they EARN IT by getting you work. You should NEVER PAY TO JOIN a modeling agency – EVER! There are indeed some very legitimate reasons for a modeling agency to ask you for money – AFTER they have proven themselves to you. I will discuss them later in this article. You should always apply the “Don’t kiss on the first date” rule. If a modeling agency asks you to spend money on the first visit – I don’t care what...

 
What is a Promotional Model?

What is a Promotional Model?

Companies use promotional models to actually put their product in the hands of the consumer. Promotional models aren’t known for being in front of the camera. Promotional models can be found at sporting events, bars and nightclubs, retail stores, car shows and booths set-up at fairs, concerts and major public events. Promotional models, like print models need to be attractive and they need to have outgoing and engaging personalities. Good public speaking skills are essential for this type of...