Most hopeful models just starting in the industry have the dream of one day being a supermodel and paid millions every year for their skills. The truth is that those being paid large sums of money for their modeling talents are very few and far between. Women who model for a career usually will be paid more than those who model as a side job or hobby and spend more time with every aspect of it; from working out to networking.
Most models start out for not getting paid and in fact, a lot of photographers, makeup artists will want the model to pay them if they feel she is not skilled enough to add to their portfolios. If the model has the money to do so then there are certainly no issues but what about those who don’t have money. They often end up doing shooting for free, or trade. This is where shoots are often divided into types and depending on what the goal of the shoot is.
There are paid shoots where one can party and getting paid for their services. There are trade shoots, where nobody is paid but everyone gets photos to use in their port and often there are test shoots which is used to test out new ideas. Also there is client based shoot, in which everyone gets paid for producing what the client wants. For the most part there are paid and trade shoots.