Sunday, October 7, 2012

Anda pernah buat shoot TFCD? Adakah anda rasa betul shoot itu betul betul TFCD?

Time for print

Time for print (also known as trade for print or test for print, TFP and sometimes also print for time or PFT) is a term used in many online photography communities describing an arrangement between a model and a photographer, whereby the photographer agrees to provide the model with an agreed number of pictures of the best photographs from the session and a limited license to use those pictures in return for the model's time. A variant of this arrangement is Time for CD or Trade for CD (TFCD). With TFCD, the selection of images is provided on a CD in lieu of prints. Similarly, with the ease and convenience of digital distribution of high resolution images, the generic term TF* has evolved, where it does not necessarily refer to a tangible CD or Printed image since the same accepted rules apply.
There are benefits to both parties of such an arrangement: the model can build a portfolio of prints to show to prospective clients at little or no cost, while the photographer gets a model for a particular project with little if any outlay of cash.


Every photo shoot arranged on the various online modelling communities is negotiated separately, with the consequence that the terms agreed will vary widely from one to another. The number of pictures which the photographer will deliver to the model can range from a single photograph for the shoot up to six A4 prints for each hour that the shoot lasts.[1] Speed of delivery can vary widely as well, from a CD burned at the end of the shoot before the model leaves up to several months. Unless such a delay has been specifically discussed and agreed prior to the shoot, finished pictures should be delivered within two weeks.[2]
Modelling levels (i.e. whether the modelling is to be done clothed or will involve a degree of nudity) also need to be fully agreed before the shoot starts.[3] Once the shoot has started, the photographer should not "push" the model's levels.[4]


Depending on applicable local laws, the model or the photographer might agree to limit their usage of pictures from a shoot, either such that the model will only use specifically agreed pictures on online portfolios (such as to avoid sub-standard pictures being used and damaging the photographer's reputation)[2] or perhaps that the photographer will only use certain images in printed publications and not on the internet.[5]
Legal requirements for a model release vary from place to place and from situation to situation, as does the situation regarding copyright. For example, under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, a photographer in the United Kingdom can, subject to certain exclusions and unless specifically agreed to the contrary,[6] use any photograph in any way he or she chooses, including selling them for profit. This does not necessarily apply in other countries. These issues should be discussed and agreed prior to the shoot, in writing if necessary.[7]


Negotiated compensation for a model's time can range from a straight cash figure, possibly including an amount for travel expenses or, depending on legal requirements, an extra amount for signing a model release, to a simple number of pictures in a chosen format. It can include part-pay, part-TFP arrangements[8] or "Time For Clothes" agreements where the model is given some or all of the clothing which was procured for the shoot.[9]


While this term is sometimes used to mean TFP, it is more commonly used by agencies in the context of sending a new model to a photographer for a short session for portfolio pictures.[10] While the model will be responsible for paying for these pictures, the cost will normally be paid for in advance by the agency with the money then deducted from the model's earnings.[11] Test shoots are also used by models to build experience.[12] Traditional agencies do not recognise the term time for print.
Advertising Agency
The company that specializes in creating ads for big brands.

A company that represents models, actors and talent of any kind. A modelling agency is responsible for representing and promoting its roster of models and booking jobs for them. Modelling agencies usually handle contracts, payments and the whole business side of the model's life. Sometimes, especially with larger agencies, the agency will "lend" the model money for a photo shoot, comp cards, clothes, an apartment, etc. The agency will then pay itself back by taking money out of the model's first earnings. It is MOT usual for reputable agencies to charge a 'sign-up' or 'joining' fee, or to charge for test shots - if they feel you have potential as a model they will be eager to sign you.

Agency Book
The book agencies distribute to all of their clients to promote their models. The book contains the comp card for each model represented by the agency. Models are often required to pay a fee to have their comp card printed in the book.

Whatever the model stands in front of during a photo shoot. In a studio, this is usually seamless paper or a faux location scene.

Beauty Shot
A close-up shot of part or all of the face (lips, eyes, etc.). This kind of photo is usually used in a cosmetics print ad or in a magazine editorial about skin care products, make-up products, that kind of thing.

The condensed story of a model's life - basically a resume with particular jobs highlighted.

Bonuses are not always given in cash-designers may give clothes as bonuses if they can't pay the models' full day rates for a runway show. And no matter what form the bonus takes, the agency takes 20% of the value of the bonus. Bonuses can be given when a shoot is long, or when a client loves the pics and wants to use them more often than the original intention/contract.

When you tell your agent you're not available for a job, for either professional or personal reasons, and the agent cannot book you during that time, you've "booked out" for that time.

A specification on a call-sheet that means clean hair, clean face. You should show up for the photo shoot with no make-up on and freshly washed hair. The opposite of this is "hair and make-up ready," which is pretty self-explanatory.

Composite Card
Also referred to as a comp card, zed card or model business card. A comp card is a piece of card stock printed with at least two photos of you in various poses, settings, outfits and looks (the widest variety possible). It includes your name, your contact information, usually your agency's info and all your stats. Comp cards come in lots of different formats depending on the city, agency and the type of model or actor you are. Agencies will usually issue comp cards for you after they sign you.

The number of models posed in a photograph. Some standard fashion configurations are singles, doubles, triples, and groups.

Contact Sheet
Also called Proofs. A photographer's term for a sheet of film printed with small versions of all the photos taken during the photo shoot. From the contact sheet, the photographer and the client will choose which shots they want to print and enlarge.

Cove Studio
Also called a Cyc Studio. This is a photography studio that has no corners - instead, it's sort of rounded everywhere with built-in backdrops. In photographs, corners and edges (like where the wall meets the floor) tend to look ugly. A cove studio eliminates this effect. Seamless paper gives the same effect in a regular studio.

Cyc Studio
Pronounced "syk," cyc is short for "cyclone" studio. See Cove Studio.

Daylight Studio
A photographic studio that is lit with natural light, usually by way of windows and skylights.

The person who makes sure that clothes fit the model properly, and pins them if necessary.

Fashion Fit Modelling
A male or female model fashion designers and garment manufacturers use to size and measure clothes for production. Fit models have the perfect proportions for a given clothing size. They are used by designers to piece together new creations, see how they move, and develop their patterns. The key for a fit model is to never gain or loose an inch. Fit models can be hired by manufacturers in permanent salary positions. Often, clothing manufacturers do not hire separate fit models for each size. Instead, they measure the clothes on a standard size (size 8-10 for women; size 40 regular for men) model and then use computer programs to magnify those dimensions for each different size.

Favoured Nations
Contractual term for a photo shoot in which each model is getting paid the same day rate. The highest paid model on the shoot usually gets paid less than his or her usual rate. This helps eliminate accusations of unfair work practices and general griping by lower-paid models that are working just as hard as the highly-paid model. Models don't look as good in photographs when they feel they're being cheated to pay the star.

The session that takes place before the photo shoot where the clothes to be modelled are fit onto the model. Based on the model's particulars, the clothes are usually altered to fit. When you go to a fitting, be prepared to stand around partially clothed all day long, in front of several people. These people will usually be stylists, seamstresses and designers.

Freelance Model
A model listed with multiple agencies (as opposed to one particular agency) or a self-promoting model who works without an agent. Most commercial print models are freelance and work as independent contractors.

A model's appointment to see a potential client.

Models are paid halftime for all travel time. If your day rate is £50 an hour, you'll get £25 for each hour you travel to and from that job. Your agency also gets 20% of halftime travel rates.

Head Sheet
A poster displaying head shots and information about models represented by a modeling agency. Models may have to pay to appear on an agency's headsheet.

Any place, other than in a studio, where a shoot (photography or film) takes place. When you are on location, it means you are outside the controlled environment of the studio or soundstage and should prepare accordingly.

Model Release
A legal document provided by the client/photographer and signed by the model or agent. It gives permission to the photographer to use photographs taken at a particular sitting. If photographs are used without a release, or in a way different from what is stated in the release, then the model can sue for breach of contract.

Photographer Release
A contract signed by the photographer giving permission to the model to use the photographs taken during a particular sitting.

Also called a Book or Model's Book. A notebook conaining a collection of a model's best photographs (usually size 8"x10") and tear sheets demonstrating their abilities in front of the camera. Models can usually purchase good portfolios stamped with their agency's name and logo directly from the agency, but plain black portfolios work fine, too.

Prints For Time
An agreement between the model and photographer to whereby they work for each other on a mutually beneficial basis, and no money changes hands. The photographer provides a selection of prints from the shoot in recognition of the model's time commitment.

Sheet listing a model's education, experience, and vital statistics. The resume is usually attached to an 8X10 or a composite.

Tear Sheet
The actual page torn from the magazine a model appeared in. Models put their tear sheets in their portfolios. Tearsheets are even better than photos, because it shows the kind of work the model has already done.

Test Shoot
When a model and photographer work together on a new idea or on their portfolios. No fees other than sharing film-and-developing expenses are involved. Model and Photographer Releases should be signed before the session.

Models get paid for each different medium in which their photograph is used. These different mediums, or usages, may include: consumer magazines, trade magazines, product packaging, print ads, bus ads, subway ads, billboards, magazine covers, direct mail, magazine editorials, posters, catalogues, brochures, point-of-purchase (point-of-sale or p-o-p), annual reports, book covers, kiosk, duratrans (those big portable billboards that are towed around behind trucks), newspapers, etc. The model receives an additional fee for each usage the client buys. Usages also vary according to time and region. The longer the ad runs and the more markets in which it appears, all drive up the model's fee. The largest usage is the unlimited time usage, worldwide buyout. That means the client can plaster the photograph across every city in the world in every possible usage until the end of time.

Zed Card
See Composite Card.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

New group for sponsors on Facebook

Good day guys and girls
I'm back here after a hiatus of a few years
Been hitting a writer's block for ages, so I am rusty in blogging
So bear with me ya?

Due to some pricks out there in my Facebook friends list, I have been suspended from Facebook THRICE ( Yes, thats what we call 3 times) in one week. Again and again, the fault lies in my latest DIY BodyPaints album, featuring myself as the model, and my hubby as the pnihotographer. What, U guys are jealous just because my nipples are coloured PINK? LOL

So to curb this menace, I have decided to start a new secret group for sponsors here on Facebook. Remember the old times on MySpace? This is about the same, but this time pics will be more daring, better in quality and number, but still maintaining the Leobabelicious identity

How to enrol?
Maybank : 1623 0253 8557
Email :

U have this two information, and U have at least RM 50, and U can be in this group

P/s : Sponsorship can be more than RM 50, but I will only let in the group for sponsorships amounting to RM 100 or more. Kalau rasa tak mampu, saya tidak memaksa anda untuk mengikut cakap saya. 

Terima kasih and have a good weekend

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Post kah?

Sudah lama saya tak usik ini blog. It turns out it is still viewed by people