Modeling Agencies

Modeling agencies play a very big and important role in every model’s career. The agencies act like a link between the model and the fashion industry. There are different types of modeling agencies depending on the kind of model you want to be. There are agencies for male and female models, kids and baby’s models, editorial print models, commercial models, promotional models, plus size models and many other s.

The first step you need to take when looking for a modeling agency is to identify your category. Outline your career goals and then match them to the agency. For instance, if you want to be a plus size model, look for agencies that specifically represent plus size models. If you find the wrong kind of agency, they may turn you away or try to get you to cut down weight. Get an agency that will represent you as you are.

Once you identify your category, start searching for modeling agencies in your area. You can look for agencies from referrals in case you know other models or conduct an online search.However, ensure that you select a legitimate agency. There are many fake agencies running scams so you have to be very careful. Never contact agencies that have posters in public areas or adverts in the classifieds trying to get models. There are many hopeful models in America and so if an agency has to go and look for models; probability is that, it is not legitimate. Most modeling agencies get regular walk-ins.

You can get professional photos to submit to the agencies although if you are a parent trying to sign up your kid or baby, agencies can accept snapshots. Once you have your photos ready, mail them to at least three different modeling agencies with an attachment of your resume. If you know agencies that have open casting calls, go in person; you may get quick feedback if you visit the agencies in person rather than mailing them your applications.

Once you submit your application to the modeling agencies, you will be called back for a meeting before getting signed on for any jobs. If an agent tells you that they have managed to get you a job before meeting you, be very wary of that. Probability is that, the agency is running a scam and they may ask you to pay some drummed up charges for the jobs. During the meeting, the agency will give you the terms and conditions for your representation; ensure you get all these on paper. Read your contract very carefully before signing it, if you have any enquiries about the clauses; ensure that you ask your agent for a clarification.

It’s not so easy to get signed by a modeling agency, sometimes models get turned away from one agency to another. Some agents may tell you that you are too fat, too thin, too tall, and too commercial or they may find other faults to turn you away. You need to be determined …

Homeschooling High School – Homeschool Transcript Tips

Making a homeschool transcript does not have to be a difficult thing. For those new to homeschooling high school, I want to start by putting you completely at ease about this from the very beginning.

A transcript is simply a piece of paper written in Times New Roman 12; it's just a regular paper with no notary on it. It can be printed on normal computer paper or if you would like you can buy a pack of parchment paper to use, but that is completely not necessary. There is nothing scary about it and you can do it at home.

The thing you do need to know about the transcript is that however you make it, it will look good. Without a doubt, if you put it out on print, it will look good and you will be amazed at how great your child looks.

The reason they look so great is that making a transcript is your chance to brag legally about your child. It's your opportunity to say everything wonderful that they've ever done; things that you would not need to tell your friends because they might think that you are bragging.

Transcripts do tend to look a bit foreign to us. When I ask about your homeschool, you might talk about the pond and the nature study as well as the great unit study that you've done recently.

While that is a wonderful education, it does not make a lot of intuitive sense to colleges. Colleges think in terms of words and specific numbers. When preparing your transcript you need to be able to put your wonderful homeschool experience into the words and numbers that colleges understand.

As you begin homeschooling high school some parents feel that they need to change how they homeschool so that they can have the words and numbers that colleges want. Do not change your homeschool because you become a high school. You want to keep doing what you're doing as long as it works. It is all a matter of translating. Not into German or Spanish, of course, but into the love language of colleges that they are going to understand. …

"I Can Only Wear Gold Jewelry" – The Truth About Jewelry Allergies

I can only wear gold jewelry, everything else breaks me out.” How many times did I hear that exact phrase from my mother when I was a child? Every time I would give her jewelry that was her response.

Why does everything but gold break my mother out? Is that statement even true? When I started designing jewelry over ten years ago I decided to find out. I wanted to design jewelry for my mom that she could wear without fear of a breakout. Now I am going to let you in on what I have discovered.

My mother, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. Her dermatitis is a result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common, in fact one out of every seven people are likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. More often, women tend to suffer from nickel allergies than men. Allergy treatment can help with the symptoms of a nickel allergy. Unfortunately once the allergy has developed, a person will remain sensitive to nickel for the rest of their life.

Nickel is found in many types of costume jewelry, especially those that are mass-produced. It may also be found in other everyday items like coins, zippers, eyeglass frames, and cellphones.

So why is my mom allergic to nickel, you may ask. For some reason, which science still does not understand, her body has mistaken nickel (or similar metals like cobalt) as a threat. In response to that threat, her body causes an immune response (aka allergic reaction) to get rid of the threat. This reaction causes her to breakout in an itchy rash. But others could have a more severe reaction to nickel.

Now that I knew what was causing my mother’s breakout, I set out to find out which types of jewelry did not contain nickel.

First I looked at gold jewelry. Generally speaking, yellow gold (above 14 karat) will not cause an allergic reaction. However white gold may. White gold alloys contain nickel and other “white” metals to produce its silver coloring. One out of every nine people will react to the nickel in white gold.

Another form of gold jewelry is gold filled or “GF” jewelry. Gold filled jewelry metal is created when a base metal is coated with a layer of gold. Gold filled differs from gold-plated by the amount of gold applied. The layer used in gold filled jewelry is typically 50 to 100 time thicker that the layer used to coat gold-plated products.

Next I looked at silver jewelry. For those who are nickel sensitive, fine silver and sterling silver are great choices for “white” metals.

Fine silver is by definition 99.9% pure silver. Jewelry is generally not made of fine silver because the metal is extremely soft and does not withstand normal wear and tear well.

Most silver jewelry is made using sterling silver. Sterling silver

15 Questions To Help You Plan Your Acting Career

For personal reasons, I spend a lot of time in Italy through the year. When I went to New York from Italy to study and work the last time, I was more focused than I had been in the past. I had more clarity about what I wanted, about who I was as an actor, about my abilities, strengths and weaknesses. I did a SWOT self-analysis (which you can see in more detail on the website actingcareerstartup.com) and I was as honest and as forthright with myself as possible. I also asked myself and answered the questions that helped me to see my vision for the future of my life as well as with regard to my long-term acting goal. Then, I got even more specific and asked myself a series of questions designed to help me clarify my short-term acting career goals. This article is about the 15 questions I asked myself to help me clarify my long-term goals. Here they are:

1. Where would you like to be five years from now? What will your life be like? Visualize it. Think about where you will be living, what kind of job you will have (acting job that it is! If that's really what you want.).

2. How much would you like to earn? Be specific.

3. How does it fit into the overall scope of your life? Do you want it to be the way you earn a living or will it provide the necessary skills to do something else, like speak in public, achieve greater self-confidence, integrate into training seminars, etc.)

4. What kind of acting career do you want? What genre are you particularly interested in? (film, tv, theater, daytime, prime-time, etc.)

5. What kinds of roles do you see yourself interpreting? What type are you? Doctor, housewife, tough guy, evil witch, ivory soap girl, detective, etc.?

6. Is there a particular type of show, program, sit-com that you can identify with and would like to be part of?

7. What kinds of people will you need to surround yourself with who will be able to help you achieve your goal? Do you know anyone like that now who can help you and who would you like to take with you on this journey?

8. What resources will you need to reach that goal that you do not currently have (financial, character visits, skills, contacts)?

9. Where will you be living?

10. How will you promote yourself?

11. How will you keep in contact with casting managers and agents and other industry professionals?

12. How will you find working work?

13. How will you compliment the work that your agent is doing? In other words, what will you do to promote yourself yourself from what he or she will already be doing for you?

14. What will you do to promote yourself in a way that is different than most of the other actors?

15. What kind of person will you need to become in order …