Glossary

 

Spam

Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages. (excerpt from Wikipedia) We also consider this any repeated email fired out for advertising purposes in the email system in a very short period of time to offer a service not requested by the recipient.

 

TFCD / TFP

An internet born term which literally stands for ‘time for CD’ and ‘time for print’. This generally means an agreement whereby all concerned parties will work and the only form of compensation will be pictures, either in electronic format and/or in print. Other terms may apply, such as number of pictures, travel costs, but these should be agreed prior to the shoot. These shoots tend to be for direct personal promotion, portfolio, comp cards and agency books/websites only unless otherwise agreed.

 

Test Shoot

This is often referred to as TFCD/TFP on the internet, but this term really derives from model agency terms. These shoots tend to be for testing lighting, direct personal promotion, portfolio, comp cards and agency books/websites only unless otherwise agreed.

 

Comp cards

Also known as a composite card, is a marketing tool for actors and models. They serve as their business card. A comp card typically contains a minimum of two pictures – a cover page with full size portrait and a second page with a selection of representative shots from the portfolio and the models basic stats and contact information. Comp cards are used by models, and the model’s/agent’s prospective clients.(Wikipedia)

 

Flaming

This is the act of posting a comment or article in an open publishing forum that is intended to be hostile and insulting. The person who participates n flaming is termed a flamer. Each hostile comment or article is described as a flame (Wikipedia, 2005a). Flame baiting is the act of posting a comment or article in an open publishing forum that is likely to start flaming or a flame war; a series of flaming message. Flame baiting is not directly hostile or insulting; rather it is a passive-aggressive method in order to start flaming. The person who participates in flame baiting is referred to as a baiter (Wikipedia, 2005b)

 

Trolling

An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion. (Wikipedia)

 

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Copyright

Copyright is the exclusive right of the copyright holder (usually the creator of the photograph) to make or authorise reproductions. You must ensure that when you upload a photograph on to this site, you credit the copyright to the copyright holder.

 

Model Release

A binding agreement between the model and photographer that assigns certain rights to each party. The photographer will normally always retain the copyright in the photos. It will state that the model has given the photographer the permission to photograph them and to use the photographs. It will also say how much you were paid if applicable.

If it is a TFCD/TFP agreement, the model will be given the right to use the photographs in their portfolio.

 

Agency

A business that acts as a representative on behalf of the models on it’s books. It normally finds work for models and takes a percentage of their earnings for doing so.

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