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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.
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There are modeling management companies out there which offer to help model obtain modeling jobs, but they cannot legally follow through on what they promise to do because they are not a licensed modeling and talent agency. Will they work for free? What is their incentive to follow through on what they promise after you pay them for their services when they cannot make money working to find you work?

There are modeling businesses which offer model management, career development services, and referral to modeling and talent agencies. Models can easily do all of this themselves, dealing with professionals who they check out and choose, without the risk of being scammed, and at a lower cost. These modeling agency placement and consultation companies are risky and overpriced. Models must never allow any business which is not a licensed modeling agency to refer them to modeling agencies or modeling jobs, as the model is associated with that business, and if the business is unethical or a modeling scam, it is know to most agencies in the industry, making the model look bad. You are who you associate with. Additionally, models can easily introduced themselves to a modeling agency, at no cost. Very few modeling consultant businesses are legitimate, and of those, most are not worth the cost. Tampa Bay Modeling has observed many of these modeling management and modeling consultant scams stealing free information from modeling resource sites and free online modeling job boards. The modeling consultation scam then tries to sell the modeling job leads and modeling information which they stole from the free sources to models. The stolen material is used to bait models into buying whatever they are selling. Be safe. Models should do these things on their own, as they do not take the amount of time and effort which would make spending money with one of these companies worthwhile. It's not worth the risk.

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