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First modeling portfolio picture of a Tampa model on Tampa Bay Modeling. All portfolio photographs, unless otherwise noted, by C. A. Passinault, lead photographer for Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, as well as Director of Tampa Bay Modeling. C. A. Passinault is a top photographer, as well as a modeling expert.Second model photograph on Tampa Bay Modeling. Click on the image for an anecdote of the modeling shoot which produced this picture.In this third picture, you can see why the Tampa Bay area is one of the best in the world for modeling portfolio development work. Photograph by Tampa photographer C. A. Passinault.Image four of our online portfolio of another Tampa model. This photograph, if we are not mistaken, was taken on location in the Tampa Bay area. The best modeling portfolio photographs are location shots.This is another great picture. This is the fifth model photograph on Tampa Bay Modeling. Pictures featured in our thumbnail array may not be the same as those of models which are in our featured model section, but often, they are one and the same.Unmatched in any Florida modeling market. The quality of this image is excellent! Photograph by C. A. Passinault, our resident photographer and modeling expert.Another top Tampa model gets their look on. The best models can obtain a wide range of looks, as you can see when you look at other pictures of this model!Is it any wonder why more and more companies and art directors are booking independent models without going through an agency? Proof that you can be a professional model, with a lucrative career, without being dependent upon an agency to find and book modeling jobs!Another awesome photograph of a Tampa model by modeling photographer C. A. Passinault, lead photographer Aurora PhotoArts, and director of Tampa Bay Modeling.For modeling portfolio work in the Tampa Bay area, nothing beats location work. Studio photography is not nearly as cost effective, or appropriate, for modeling portfolio work.Keep in mind that this picture, for a modeling portfolio, was taken by a qualified modeling portfolio photographer, C. A. Passinault, for a specialized, professional market, which is modeling. A wedding photographer or a portrait studio will not be able to give models what they need for an effective modeling portfolio, as you have to know what you are doing!This is the 12th picture in our Tampa Bay Modeling online portfolio. Yet another Tampa model shows a marketable look in their portfolio. The best models are capable of the most looks, and are not locked into a single look!Agency model or independent model? It doesnt matter, anymore, especially in Tampa Bay. Professional models like this one can be booked without going through an agency, saving both the model and the job agency fees.Modeling portfolios need at least six looks, and by looks, we mean different looks. A composite cards needs at least five, on average, with a headshot on the front, and four different looks on the back of the comp card. This Tampa model is demonstrating a marketable look right now, in this photography. Picture by C. A. Passinault.



Independent Modeling Connection
Model asks about Independent Modeling updates and how TBM is connected to IM.

Is Tampa Bay Modeling a part of Independent Modeling? I noticed that Independent Modeling is now updating again, and that job board looks really good. Do you know what it going on with them?
Thank you.
- Frank from Tampa Bay, Florida

Independent Modeling and Tampa Bay Modeling are different sites which are run by different people. We are allies and often work together. We do, though, often contribute to each others sites. I used to be on their staff, which you can see in their mail bag archives from any search engine inquiry with my name, but left them to work with Tampa Bay Modeling earlier this year. I still contribute content to Independent Modeling, as it is an incredible modeling career resource which is changing the modeling industry (Independent Modeling will also be the key to crippling model consultation scams, as they will flood the market with better tools and information free of charge, wreaking chaos on the market for model consultation scams).
When we can help each other, we often link to the other site. Independent Modeling is linking to our model scam definition database (although they are working on one of their own from what I hear), and we link to the job board. Linking to relevant resources is a good solution when we would otherwise face content redundancy. In our case, a model job board would be too much work, and since their model job board will be the best on the Internet, it makes more sense for us to concentrate on other things and refer models to their advanced resource. Speaking of their model job board, I agree with you. It is looking awesome!
You know, I am actually in a good mood right now, especially after reading the E-Mail that Danielle Cooper, the TBM Editor, just sent me. The war is going well, and the results of our efforts seem to support the accounts of the models who were smart enough to avoid these scams. It’s one thing for a scam to bitch about us, call us a nuisance, and then continue to rip people off. It is quite another for a scam to lose money over what we are doing. If they didn’t hate us before, they surely do now. Just remember, model scams, that this site is only a facet of the opposition that you are facing. We are the tip of an iceberg. You will never be able to comprehend the number of professional models who are determined to make a difference and to make the industry players accountable for what they do. We’re here to make a difference, but we are not everyone. We are only the few that you can see.
What we are doing here on this site is working, and I feel good knowing that all of our hard work is worth it, especially when a scam loses thousands of dollars in business when they steal the property of reputable professionals in order to bait in models with it, they underestimate those models, and then most of the models walk after it is obvious that the sales pitch was stolen and that the scam became obvious from the actions that the models recognized as scams.
Here some questions for those scams out there who know damn well what they are doing to models and that what they are doing is wrong. Can you be sure who the models are that you are trying to scam? Can you completely trust those who work with you? While I am not actually soliciting an answer, I would rather that the unethical, dishonest parasites in the industry pause and consider their options. You will reap what you sow, and you will one day be accountable for who you associate with, and what you say and do. This is the one chance that these people have to clean up their acts and become reputable professionals. Either that, or the models and the genuine professionals in the industry will close you down (we are working on a resource that will inspire scams to become legitimate operations by instructing professionals about how to make it in the modeling industry).
So, how are we winning the war on Tampa model scams before we have even begun? First, we will not take any risks and will limit our potential liability because we really don’t have to put ourselves at risk in order to be effective at scam fighting.
It’s on, and models are winning. In closing, models, remember that you are what you do. You are also who you associate with.
Oh, and before I forget, there is another reason for me to be happy right now. I’m looking forward to the Independent Modeling 5th anniversary party on Monday, September 4, 2006. It’s going to be huge, and the staffs of Independent Modeling, Tampa Bay Modeling, and a few others will get together and celebrate making a difference in the modeling industry. I can’t believe that it’s already been five years! I’m told that the next five years will be the best yet, and the upcoming year will be better than all five years for Independent Modeling!
~ Model Monica Stevens,
Tampa Bay Modeling Mail Bag Editor


September 2006 Mail Bag

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