Glamour by Dave
For those who are unfamiliar with some or all of the terms found on the application, I have decided to present a short glossary for your use and to aid you in completing the application.
"Amateur": A person trying to break into the modeling business. Usually, young & attractive women, but can also refer to anyone with the desire to become a model. Basically, if you have never been paid you are an amateur.
"Advanced Amateur": One who has done some minor modeling, ie. for a local department store, or clothing outlet/catalogue.
"Part-time Professional": (Most models fall into this category) One who models in their spare time while attending school or holding down a regular job. Usually either to help support themselves or trying to break into the "big time". Pay scale is relatively low.
"Professional": These are models who work regularly as a model, sometimes as often as two or three times a month or more and are paid well for their time and work. These are the "full time" models, like Tyra Banks and Sung Hi Lee. Many of the professional models also have aspirations of becoming actresses.
"Fashion": This can be anything from Hair Styles to Makeup. Usually, it is used with reference to clothing and accessories.
"Glamour": Refers to Classical meaning of "Physical Appearance/Beauty" usually using makeup to achieve the desired "look". This is virtually interchangeable, in some circles with "fashion", though the two are quite different in their goals and, at times their appearance. The more modern definaition includes semi-nude and nude photography and can border on "Artiistic".
"Catalogue/Magazine": This category combines Fashion and Glamour as these are the models who, make up the majority of models. Look in any magazine from Time to TV Guide or the Sears or Macy's catalogs, and you will see them. Specialty catalogues and magazines, such as Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated also use models, some of whom have become household names, Tyra Banks and Jill Ireland to name but two.
"Swim Wear": This uses various swim suit designs and is usually for magazine or calendar use. Catalogues, however, also require these models for their products.
"Lingerie": Usually refers to sexy or luxurious nightwear, and is used for catalogue and magazines (Usually women's magazines like Cosmopolitan and catalogues such as "Victoria's Secret").
"Semi-nude/Topless": This is exactly what it says, and is used for a variety of advertising, men's magazines, and other legitimate uses. Though the title is "semi-nude/topless" this doe NOT imply that frontal exposure is required, it need only be "implied" (see Sample area for examples).
"Figure - Nude": As the name implies this is the area most amateur models have the hardest time grasping, especially if they have been exposed to some of the JUNK that is used on the internet. Playboy is still the standard by which most nude photography is judged, excluding of course, "artistic nudes".
"Artistic Nude": This term is used, by many, erroneously, in place of "figure". Artistic nudes are used to create actual works of art and are used and sold as "ART". These nudes are done for the sake of expressing the beauty of the human form.
"Test Shoot": Photo's taken under different lighting condition and in different surroundings usually with several changes of clothing and hair styles used to judge the whether someone would be photogenic enough to become a model. (This is, unfortunately, a very subjective decision if made solely by the photographer, however, an experienced photographer knows that advertisers are always looking for new faces with that "special" something they need to advertise their product whether it is a calendar, magazine, or perfume.
"Head Shot" 1/2 Shot Full Body Shot