Our rough guide to modelling levels.

 

PORTRAIT

Any picture clothed, can include full length or head and shoulders.

FASHION

Can include anything up to full nudity. Not really a “level” in its own right and clear boundaries need to be set before shoot.


PLEASE NOTE in the UK the law prohibits models under 18 years from any of the below work.

GLAMOUR

Images are normally sexy in nature, typical men’s mags style, look in Zoo / Nuts etc for examples.

IMPLIED TOPLESS

Frequently used as a term to indicate that the model will not be wearing a top, but that her breasts, especially her nipples, will be obscured or hidden in some way, such as photographed from the back, or with her hands held over the breasts.

TOPLESS

Any picture, clothed or not, where nipples are exposed including see-through clothing and wet look shots.

IMPLIED NUDE

Like implied nude but for the whole body. Think shower adverts!

ART NUDE

Naked posing including see through clothing,featuring the body as it theme. artistic rather than sexy. Often black & white.

EROTIC NUDE

As above but more sensual. Typically (but not always) with lingerie, high heels and attitude. e.g. work by Helmut Newton/Bob Carlos-Clarke.

UK/US Mag

etc.

Adult Entertainment.