The Genres of Modeling

There are many genres of female models. Understanding where you fit can have a huge effect on your success. This post is a prelude to “Positioning: Why so many gorgeous models don't reach their potential". We'll explain the difference, and many of the qualifications needed for: Fashion models Commercial models And other popular genres including [...]

By | 2017-05-11T09:37:29+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments

The truth about pictures for getting signed

A common misconception among 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 [...]

By | 2017-05-11T10:04:41+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments

How to Take Your Own Modeling “Polaroids”

"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 [...]

By | 2017-05-11T09:28:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments

Positioning: Why so many gorgeous models don’t reach their potential

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

By | 2017-05-03T09:58:32+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments

Modeling Overseas, by Laura Jacobs

Long time Laurens Antoine member Laura Jacobs runs a successful agency in Los Angeles that specializes in placing models overseas. We considered several agencies that specialize in placing models abroad, but Laura really stands out because she not only currently has over 20 models working internationally, but until recently, Laura was also a very successful [...]

By | 2017-05-11T10:07:45+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments

Mother Agencies, and Mother Agents

There 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 [...]

By | 2017-05-03T09:58:38+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments

5 ways to get out of an agency contract.

We 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? This assumes you want to [...]

By | 2017-05-03T09:58:41+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments

Model releases: When you should sign one and what it should include

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-11T10:05:50+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: Laurens Antoine Blog, Models Educational Articles|0 Comments