Nah still need a degree. Work experience seems to mean nothing here!!!
Model employee count?
Anyhow they are many models around this world not only in photography, in fashion, in art, in movie animation etc....as long as you fit the requirement and people hire you to post, you are considered a model....regardless on how you look......of course ideally we want our model to look like Cyndy Crawford but you can't use her as Gollumn in LOTR....so someone else will gets the job
In that case freelancer photographers cannot be called photographers unless they have a studio that they are employed or associated with?
Maybe, freelance makeup artists also cannot be called makeup artists unless they are part of a company?
As for any other freelance jobs. They can't be called that unless they are non-freelance?
You should see things from a bigger angle.
and for me, the barriers are what i've stated.
i take photos. but when people ask me if i'm a photographer, i decline the term and just call myself a photo enthusiast. photographers are way more nobel than i am.
i think you guys are coming from a very general point of view, whereby any one who's willing to be photographed is qualified as a model. and yes, to a very large extent that is true too.
it's just that i wish to define models differently, and more exclusively.
how would you define love? i define it as a nice feeling that makes you fuzzy. if you don't define it the way i do, does it make my definition wrong? i don't think it does. and likewise, how i'm defining MY definition of models shouldn't be affected by or affect you.
i agree with your part about crappy agencies around that hire "MODELS". but yah, i'm assuming that we're talking about proper agencies. sorry for not clarifying it.
any by the way, are we talking about models per se or freelancers now? sorry that i had to bring up the freelance part.
In ordinary English we can always call them freelance models or agency models. Both are models. In your case, probably only agency models deserve to be called models and those not signed with agencies are just .... human beings in front of a camera.
again, how do you define "proper" agency?
there are well established models who are highly sought for, and they aren't under any kind of agency.