Modeling Agent- Modeling and talent agents provide
representation to models, actors and other talent. The agency
helps you find work and collects a commisiona after your work
is complete. The agency commission is usually 10-20% and gives
you the rest.
Booking- A Booking happens when a company selects
a model for a particular job.
Book- A book is usually used when referring to a model’s
When you tell your agency that you are unavailable to work
for certain day(s), for example, a vacation or another job
Callback- All callback is when a client is interested in
a model or actor and would like to see them for a second time,
prior to making the ultimate selection as to who will get
the modeling job.
Posing for mail order items for major retailers
COMPOSITE CARD, COMP CARD, CARD
Card with 3-5 photos of model and their height, eye and hair
color and size information to promote and distribute to prospective
clients See what it looks like
Fashion Modeling- Fashion modeling is modeling where the clothing
is the central focus.
Fitting- A model goes to a fitting prior to being booked for,
say, a runway job. There, the model tries on the clothes of
the designer so that booking and other decisions can be made
about the talent.
Figure Modeling- Fashion modeling is the kind of modeling
where the body is the central focus, such as nude modeling.
Fit models- Fit models are used to test the sizing of sample
Freelance Model - Modeling for many clients without agency
Go-See- An interview or audition for a model prior to being
Junior Model- A model that looks young and can model junior-sized
MODEL AGENCY - represents model for employment and receives
a percentage of the bookings
Model Bag- Any bag that is used to carry the necessary items
a model needs, such as a change of clothes, deodorant, combs
Modeling Jobs - jobs that models book including: Print Modeling
Jobs, Runway Modeling Jobs, Commercial Print Jobs, etc...
Model Release- A model release is a contract a model signs
giving clients permission to use photos of them.
OPEN CALL - casting when the client sees all models suitable
for the type requested
Parts Model- A parts model is a model that is photographed
at specific parts of the body, such as the model’s hands
Portfolio- Contains photos, usually of a model’s prior
work, that is used at go-sees to determine which model will
be selected for a job.
PRINT WORK - photography taken for catalog and mail order,
books, brochures, ads for magazines or newspapers, magazine
covers, commercial photography for household products, business
products and services, glamour products
Runway Modeling- The opposite of Print Work, this modeling
usually involves a catwalk for models to display a designers
SCOUT - to look for prospective models from other, smaller
agencies, other locations, or even in the mall or while on
the beaches; finding model potential in a crowd
SHOOT - photo session
TEST SHOTS, TEST PHOTOGRAPHY - free or low cost photos used
to build a beginning portfolio 3/4 SHOTS photo from head to