How to Become a Print Model
Print modeling can be a fun way to make money
and is open to a wider range of people because mostly all
heights are accepted, unlike runway modeling. Whether you
want to do fashion print modeling or commercial print modeling
to model in magazines, billboards, posters, calendars and
other print media, there are a few ways to become a print
model. Follow the steps below to learn different ways to become
a print model and start booking print modeling jobs.
Determine the type of print model you can be, as there are
multiple types of print models including: Fashion Print Models,
Commercial Print Models, Catalog Print Models, Swimwear Print
Models, Maxim Style Print Models and Calendar and Poster Print
Models. If you are tall and thin, you could possibly do fashion
print modeling. If you are under 5’9”, you should
try commercial print modeling. If you are in shape and comfortable
with your body, you could possibly do maxim style, calendar
or poster print modeling.
Hire a professional photographer. To become a print model,
you should find multiple photographers that you can shoot
with to build a modeling portfolio. Before hiring a photographer,
check the quality of the photographer’s portfolio to
see if the photographer has shot models similar to the category
of modeling you are looking to do. If you like the photographer’s
work, setup a photo shoot with them and be sure to take lots
of photos for the type of print modeling you want to do.
If you don’t have the money to hire a professional
photographer, you can work with Time for Print (TFP) photographers
in your local area or areas that you are willing to travel
to. Time for print photographers will book you for free photo
shoots and you will be able to get more practice in front
of a camera and at the same time, get free modeling pictures.
Apply to print modeling job notices to become a print model.
You can find a list of print modeling jobs at the free casting
call website "All Casting Calls". The website address
Just go through the casting call list on the website and apply
to any of the print modeling jobs displayed on the website
that you fit the part.
Once you have photos from your photo shoot, you will need
to get modeling comp cards. Comp cards (also known a composite
cards) are a model’s business card. Choose your best
photos from your photo shoot and get comp cards.
Once you have your comp cards, send them to print modeling
agencies. There are lots of print modeling agencies that you
can apply to in order to try and get modeling representation
for their print modeling division. Send your modeling comp
cards along with a cover letter with your personal contact
information to multiple print modeling agencies. You can find
a free list of modeling agencies here on All
Once you are represented by a print modeling agent, they
will start sending you on casting calls and go-sees for print
modeling jobs. If you are unable to get a print modeling agent,
you can become a freelance print model by looking through
casting call listings online to find print modeling jobs and
applying to the jobs yourself. Before applying for a job,
research the company first and take someone with you if you
get booked as a safety precaution. You can also participate
in modeling contests such as http://www.allmodelsearch.com
which is for teens and adults or modeling contests for kids
where if you win, you will win the cover of a magazine as
well as get other print modeling jobs.