Modeling Tips


"Don't believe everything you read on the internet."

"Check out client claims."

"Never sign up for photos by a photographer whose tear sheets and website you have not first reviewed."

"Steer clear of modeling companies that require you to use a specific photographer. Compare fees and the work quality of several photographers." -- FTC

"Be suspicious if a company requires an up-front fee to serve as your agent." -- FTC

"Don't assume a modeling school is a modeling agency."

"Be cautious if the school has a special referral relationship with a specific modeling agency. The two could be splitting your fees, or the agency may not be suited to your needs." -- FTC

"Don't ever compromise. If you have a gut feeling that something isn't right, don't do it! Don't do something that will come back to haunt you. Don't have a picture taken that you wouldn't want to show your mom and dad or, eventually, your children." -- Carol Alt

"From a moral standpoint, if you find yourself in a situation that is not right for you, get out of it. Be strong and do what your conscience tells you is right, no matter what anybody else says or does." -- Gloria Dare

"Don't just look at modeling. Look at acting also." -- Sandi Bass