Inside The Industry

Inside The Industry

Many young men and women like yourself have hopes and dreams of becoming a model but they don’t know where to start or what kind of model they want to be. There are various kinds of models but not all of them have the same requirements. The modeling industry is open to everyone, all body types and sizes. You must first know where you fit in (or learn the requirements and make the necessary adjustments) and go from there.

While modeling is usually portrayed as a fabulous lifestyle filled with parties, fashion shows and endless money, know that it is indeed work. It’s much more than makeup, lights, cameras and runways. As a model, you must work as though you are running a business and you are the product that business brands want. You must be persistent and understand that rejection is common in this industry. You may find yourself hearing “no” many times before you hear a “yes” after attending several castings and auditions. That doesn’t mean you aren’t attractive; your “look” just wasn’t what that particular client was searching for at the time or you didn’t meet their requirements. Two days later you may attend a different casting and be exactly what they are looking for!

We’ve put together the following articles to help you gain a better understanding about the modeling industry so that you know exactly what you want to be and what you’re getting into.¬†We hope the information provided here on this site assists you in your pursuit of modeling. 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.
Petite Modeling
Petite models have the same qualities as high-end fashion models but on a petite frame.
Sports & Fitness Modeling
Fitness models are used to advertise and promote the latest in sports and fitness products. Fitness modeling targets athletic physiques.
Plus Size/Full Figure Modeling
Plus size models primarily model clothes that are designed for larger body sizes and types.
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.
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).
Commercial Modeling
Commercial models promote and sell products and services with their looks and actions.
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.
High Fashion & Runway Modeling
Fashion modeling is devoted to displaying clothing and other items by noted fashion designers and brands.
Glamour Modeling
Glamour modeling is modeling for photos with a sexual or mature subject matter, including bikini, sexy outfits and lingerie.
Understanding Photographic Copyright Law
Most people, especially aspiring models, do not understand the copyright law pertaining to professional photographers.
Mother Agencies
A mother agency acts like a "mother" in the fashion industry. This agency supervises or manages the model's career in detail.
Freelance Modeling
Agent-independent models (models not signed to an agency) are referred to as freelance models.
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.
Child & Teen Modeling
Child and teen models land the same jobs as commercial models such as print work, film, commercials, catalogs and magazines.
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.