Helping Photographers Understand the HOWS & WHYS behind Great Photography

Modeling Resources

  • What is a comp card?

    A model’s comp card is a 5.5” x 8.5” card that usually has the model’s headshot on the front and three to five images on the back that show the range of the model’s ability. Comp cards are printed on a thick card stock and are handed out to agencies and potential clients during castings,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • What is a Promotional Model?

    A promotional model is hired to create consumer interest in a product, service, brand, or concept by directly interacting with potential customers. Where do we find promotional models? 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. Companies…

  • Should I hire a Makeup Artist for my Photo Shoot?

    Oh HECK Yeah – you should hire a makeup artist! When you are shooting images for your modeling portfolio, remember that these are potentially the most important photographs that you will ever create. You need to hire a makeup artist to help insure these images look amazing. These are the images that will hopefully get…

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