New model FAQ’s Model jargon when your starting out can be a little confusing so here are a few points of interest to help you along your career. Assignment: Job TFP/TFCD: time for prints or cd Model Kit: this is items models should take with them to work. Booker: Person at the model agency booking you for work. Booking: An assignment/job. Casting: An audition/interview for work. Contact sheet: Small pictures taken during a photo shoot printed onto paper for viewing. Commission: Amount payable to the agency from your earnings. Commission is deducted before payment is made to the model. Fees: The amount you get paid for a job. These vary from job to job and are dependent on what the assignment is. Your agent negotiates fees on your behalf. Go sees: Doing the rounds to photographers as requested by your agency. Index card also known as model card/comp card/Z card: A models calling card and business card all in one; a mini-brochure displaying photographs of the model and vital statistics. Portfolio: A book of photographs that a model carries around with him/her when going to see clients for work. Tear sheets: Pages torn out a magazine/catalogue. Test shoot: New models should expect to do several of these professional photographic sessions in order to obtain the necessary shots to promote them.