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3O8E2557 tThere are two very different types of mother agencies. Both play an important role in your career, but they are very different, and you need to understand the role of each before signing another contract.  

To keep things simple and separate, we’ll call one a mother agency, and the other a mother agent.

  • Mother agencies are agencies that contract you out to other agencies. By default, an agency you have an exclusive all-encompassing contract is a mother agency, although they may not all contract with other agencies for more work.
  • Mother agents are individuals and or non-agencies that act as a mother agent, help develop you and get you signed. In short, more like a manager.
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Erin Winters April 2011 thumb"Polaroid" may be a dated camera, but the word is commonly used for test shots by photographers (roids), and within agencies when describing un-retouched, non-professional images of talent used to depict their real selves.

These are the most important shots you can take when trying to get signed as a fashion model. We take them at CAT-Shoots as part of agency submissions but you can take them yourself!

Here's a step by step guide to how to get these important shots without making common mistakes that can keep you from getting signed!

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Model agency contractWe all make mistakes. Choosing the wrong agency is a big one to make. You may have signed a contract saying you agree to be exclusively represented by an agency you later find out isn't really all that great, or not getting you enough work. Now what do you do?

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Model photographer Megan FoxWhen it was first discovered that Megan Fox was going to top the FHM Sexiest Woman in the World list, we hoped the story would have legs. Megan was gorgeous, really gorgeous! But not the super celebrity she has become.

There's no question that being named the sexiest woman in the world by FHM helped propel her career. Here's how it happened.....

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Model portfolio SharonaSharona Maria first shot with us in March of 2011. Soon after she was signed by Otto Models and at one of her very first auditions she landed a job with Canon as the face for their 2012 launch of their higher end professional cameras.

Based in San Diego, Sharona has also served as a test subject in our studio for new makeup artists. Expect to hear more about her soon!

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Note: Before reading about positioning, please read the blog “The Genres of Modeling”.

Modeling agency get signed chartIt doesn't need to be said that only a handful of aspiring models ever become truly successful professional models, it's a low percentage. However, one of the reasons so many fail isn't that they aren't qualified. It's that they fail to position themselves correctly.

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Model portfolio BrookeOne of our all time favorite models, Brooke Mangum will be featured in a summer edition of WWE Magazine as a WWE Sexy Superfan. We can't show you the exact picture until she's published but we'll put one up from her recent CAT-Shoot at the Los Penn Preserve in February.

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model portfolio photographer AtlantisCelebrity shoots commonly cost $50,000 to produce. Here's a look at a shoot that's not just bigger, longer and more expensive, but also a whole lot more fun.

20 models, 4 days, all on Paradise Island.

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Model portfolio polaroidA common misconception amongst models is that you need a big book (or modeling portfolio) to get signed. Who promotes this notion? Photographers that want to make money of course.

The truth is that if you are qualified, pictures aren't necessary to get signed to a fashion agency. It's different for commercial agencies, but even in that case pictures you get from photographers are only helpful to an extent.

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Questions about model releases are some of the most common we get from aspiring talent. Many professional models ask these questions as well when working outside of their agencies. Over time we’ve come to learn that most models know less than they should about these documents, and how surprised they are when they learn what rights they have really given the person at the other end of the contract.

Know what you are signing, getting in return, and don't give away rights or income you may not need to.

 

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