Learn About Modeling with Inside The Industry
Information is power! Empower yourself and learn the ends and outs about modeling and how you can have a jump-start in a highly competitive industry.
Modeling Agency Versus Model Management
Model management is often confused with modeling agencies although both sometimes function similarly. Some agencies act as management for their models.
Glamour modeling is modeling for photos with a sexual or mature subject matter, including bikini, sexy outfits and lingerie.
Agent-independent models (models not signed to an agency) are referred to as freelance models.
Photographic Copyright Law
Most people, especially aspiring models, do not understand the copyright law pertaining to professional photographers.
High Fashion & Runway Modeling
Fashion modeling is devoted to displaying clothing and other items by noted fashion designers and brands.
What Is a Model Release?
A model release is a contractual agreement between a photographer (or videographer) and model that states usage restrictions of the images taken.
Children & Teen Modeling
Child and teen models land the same jobs as commercial models such as print work, film, commercials, catalogs and magazines.
Plus Size/Full Figure Modeling
Plus size models primarily model clothes that are designed for larger body sizes and types.
A mother agency acts like a "mother" in the fashion industry. This agency supervises or manages the model's career in detail.
Commercial models promote and sell products and services with their looks and actions.
Promotional & Tradeshow Modeling
Promotional models (also known as Trade Show or Showroom models) are used at conventions and trade shows (i.e.,an auto show).
Sports & Fitness Modeling
Fitness models are used to advertise and promote the latest in sports and fitness products. Fitness modeling targets athletic physiques.
Modeling Agencies: What They Are and How They Operate
A modeling agency (often referred to as model management) recruits and hire models to expose them to career opportunities.
Petite models have the same qualities as high-end fashion models but on a petite frame.
Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Contracts
When signing with a modeling agency (or even on certain modeling gigs), a model will sign one of 2 types of contracts: exclusive or non-exclusive.