An available job, either paid or unpaid. Could be photo shoots, catwalk, fashion shows, promotional jobs, etc.
Auditions: A formal/informal meeting with potential client to showcase your talent for a particular role. Mostly open auditions, meaning quite a number of models are seen, so make sure you set yourself apart.
Booking: A confirmed assignment, either obtained through your model agency or by yourself.
Casting: A set period (i.e. a day) allocated for models to show themselves/portfolio for potential assignment.
Commission: The rate an agency takes from a model’s booking.
Go Sees: Visit to potential clients for introduction or modelling auditions, usually organised by a model’s agent/agency.
Model Booker: The designated individual at your agency who books you for jobs.
Model Zed Card/ Composite Card: Your montage of selected pictures and vital stats/details on a card either digital or printed. Your modelling business card.
Portfolio: Your professional modelling pictures. Either obtained from jobs you’ve done or in the case of new models, pictures you’ve commissioned a photographer to take.
Test Shoot: Unpaid (sometimes minimal payment) shoot to gain further experience in return for images.
TFP/TFCD: Time for print or CD. Unpaid shoot in return for images for your portfolio. No one gets paid, so control over what you get/do is usually limited to photographer or creative team.