Model Web Sites
note: Tampa Bay Modeling is NOT a modeling and talent agency. That’s
not what we do. We are a Tampa Bay regional modeling resource web site
with information which is available at no cost to you, and with no obligation
to buy anything. If needed, however, we also offer modeling career services
such as model testing, modeling portfolio photography services, composite
card design, portfolios, and model web sites. Our services DO cost money,
but they are worth it, and they are the best investment in your modeling
career that you can find in Florida. Again, too, you do not have to buy
any of those services in order to use our modeling resource web site;
we just have these services available if you need them, and all models
need them in order to effectively market their careers and to be able
to compete against other models.
If Tampa Bay Modeling WERE an agency, it would be illegal for us to sell
these services or to make money referring models to services. After you
see the value and the quality of our services, you will be happy that
we are not an agency, too, especially when you realize that you do not
need to be dependent upon an agency to find and book modeling jobs!
Professional. Informative. Effective.
Optimized to give you an advantage over your competition,
who are other models.
Agency represented or independent, you’re going to need our modeling
Our model clients are educated and professional; the only modeling school
that you will ever need is right here!
We are Tampa Bay Modeling, and, through Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography
and Design, we also offer the best value in modeling career services in
summary of our modeling career services
A model testing program
which can evaluate your potential before you start your career.
The standard in Florida for modeling portfolios, composite cards, and
model web sites.
Our services give models the advantage over models who book the services
of our competitors. They will not be able to compete with you, just like
our competitors can’t compete with us; we can do for models what
we have already done for ourselves.
Over a decade of experience in setting the standards for modeling and
talent career services.
You can also skip modeling schools, which are poor-value. You don’t
need them, as you have us. Tampa Bay Modeling is here for you, and our
site doesn’t cost anything to use and reference!
The quality and track record of our services speaks for itself. We are
also honest about what we are in business to do. We don’t advertise
modeling jobs and then make you buy something before you can be considered,
and we do not manage models. Our models manage their own careers. Our
information is provided at no-cost, and our services, which do cost and
are an investment into your modeling career, are refined and effective.
Tampa Bay Modeling
is a free modeling resource site, powered by Independent Modeling, specifically
optimized for the Tampa modeling industry. Although this site is free,
and can be used with no obligation to buy anything or any services, we
do have services available for both aspiring and experienced professional
models in the Tampa Bay area. It is our intention to provide the standard
for these services for any model who needs them, and these services were
designed to be the best value for any model and their career. If you are
a model who is serious about your career, you need what we are offering
Eventually, every model needs to invest in their modeling career, and
when they are ready, we are here for them. Modeling photography, composite
card, and web site services are also guaranteed for quality. Aurora PhotoArts
Tampa Photography and Design, which is affiliated with us, is the company
providing these services, and they have specialized in modeling portfolio
and talent headshot photography services in the Tampa Bay market since
2000. We are the standard which everyone else aspires to compete with,
and we’ve been the market standard in Tampa Bay and Florida for
over a decade now. You will not be able to find comparable services to
what we offer anywhere else in Florida, especially since Aurora PhotoArts
is the only photography and design company directly connected to Tampa
Bay Modeling, Independent Modeling, Florida Modeling Career, and Advanced
Model. These services are designed to be convenient and effective for
models of all types and experience, and we are your true one-stop-shop
for modeling career services in the Florida modeling markets. Models know
this, and we’ve had models travel from outside of the Tampa Bay
area book our services. The reason for our services is to give our models
an advantage over other models, and to give them effective career tools
of the highest quality. Models who take short cuts will not be able to
compete with models who invest in our services, and that is the entire
idea. We offer serious career tools for serious models.
Also, it should be noted that we’re better at evaluating new models,
modeling portfolios, composite cards, and modeling career tools than any
modeling agency. The reason is that these services are what we are in
business to do. The agencies are in another business, the business to
find modeling job leads for models and to work for them. The agencies
are not in business to sell anything to models, or to refer them to anyone
who they “recommend”, as it is a conflict of interest. Models
should never buy anything from anyone who an agency refers them to, as
the model cannot be sure that the agency is not making money from the
referral; at the time of this writing, it is not only against the law
for agencies to make money from referrals to anyone who sells to models,
but it is a conflict of interest, too. The modeling and talent agency
which makes money from modeling portfolios and other services will be
less inclined to find and book models into work. Let them do what they
do, and let us do what we do. As a result, Tampa Bay Modeling and Aurora
PhotoArts is more qualified than any agency is for modeling career services,
as well as anyone else claiming to do such services in the Tampa Bay area.
Also, unlike others, we do not mislead people to sell services, and do
not charge overpriced fees for useless services such as modeling classes
which many modeling scams (not legitimate modeling career services businesses)
offer. Our rates are fair, middle-market rates optimized for value and
effectiveness. It is our goal to provide affordable modeling career tools
while also ensuring that they are the most effective, and relevant, in
the market. We don’t rip models off by charging $600.00 to $1,200.00
for modeling portfolios, the latter being especially inappropriate because
those are commercial photography rates. You also won’t catch us
selling low quality laser composite cards to models.
Just talk to us during a consultation, and we will explain everything.
We believe in what we do, and once you hear us out, you will, too!
Espy model testing photography sessions in the Tampa Bay area by Aurora
PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, which is affiliated with us. Espy,
which began in 2003, is all-new, and refined, for 2011! We’ve already
worked theses model testing sessions for years, and have refined the business
model. Our model testing sessions are a perfect, low-cost way of evaluating
your modeling potential, and you will also get some great pictures out
of the session. When you see the results of the photography from our model
testing services, you will also see what you will be getting into when
you decide that modeling is something that you want to do. When you step
up to a full modeling portfolio photography package to give you the portfolio
that you will need for your modeling career, as well as what you will
need for your other modeling career tools, such as composite cards, you
will get what you need to effectively market your career and take jobs
away from models who are using portfolios of less quality. Special rates
available for select models.
Our two-look Espy
model testing services are a low cost way to evaluate your modeling potential,
as well as give you excellent modeling photographs which can be used as
a basis for that evaluation. The pictures, too, can be used in your modeling
portfolio, which you will have to invest in if you are serious about starting
a modeling career as a professional model.
Tampa Bay Modeling model testing services are done on location is the
Tampa Bay area by Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, which
we are directly affiliated with. Aurora PhotoArts has been specializing
in modeling and talent photography since 2000, and the Espy model testing
program has been used since 2003. Starting in 2011, our Espy model testing
program is all-new, with special offers for models who choose to step
up to a modeling portfolio if their evaluation shows them that they have
Either by the look,
with a two-look minimum at normal rates, or a special six-look modeling
portfolio photography package, our modeling portfolio photography is designed
to give you an effective portfolio that will give you a competitive edge
in your modeling career. Modeling portfolio photography services are guaranteed
for quality, too, so there is no risk.
Although models can
book our Tampa modeling portfolio photography services by the look if
they wish (two-look minimum at per-look rates, which are higher than package
deals), to update their portfolio or composite card, our six-look modeling
portfolio photography package is the best deal around. Modeling portfolio
photography services are guaranteed for quality, too, as the point of
the modeling portfolio photography session is to obtain professional,
modeling-relevant pictures that you can use to market your modeling career.
If you are unhappy with your pictures, we reshoot for free!*
Modeling photography rates subject to change at any time, and with no
warning, although booking any services will lock in the specified rates.
We are considering changing the rates as early as 2012, and our photography
rates could double in the next few years.
Modeling portfolio books, cases, inserts, and other support features.
Some of our modeling portfolio cases are designed to carry paperwork,
composite cards, release forms, pay vouchers, agreements, cards, and other
modeling career tools.
Our durable and professional
array of modeling portfolio books, inserts, and other tools are perfect
for marketing your career, once you obtain the pictures that you will
need to put in your book. Some of our portfolio cases even hold your composite
cards, releases, pay vouchers, and other modeling paperwork. We will even
help you plan out an effective layout and design for your portfolio presentation!
In today’s modeling industry, there are a lot of models who cut
corners and don’t bother with a printed portfolio book. They stick
with pictures on the Internet, and, at the most, cheap, low quality composite
cards. Don’t be that model. You will be competing against those
models for modeling jobs, and you want modeling tools that will make you
stand out as a serious professional model. Even in today’s wireless,
social media-driven world, a portfolio book with actual prints of your
pictures is still relevant for your career. Since modeling jobs still
require paperwork, too, you will also need something to carry your paperwork
and composite cards in. You will need this! When you finally meet the
modeling job face to face to be considered for the job, a portfolio book
with beautiful prints gives them something to look through, too, while
they interview you. Do you think that model who don’t have a book
with prints are going to be able to compete when all of their pictures
are on their cell phone?
Please note, however, that digital devices can be useful, too, as well
as convenient. Our portfolio services also include e-Portfolios, such
as digital portfolios on devices such as the iPad. We’ll optimize
your picture files for these devices, as well as give you a strategy so
that the new technology augments, and enhances, the old. You can use both,
and it will be more effective if you do. We’ll show you how.
Modeling composite cards are an 8 X 5 ½ inch, or similarly sized,
two-sided cards with pictures on the front and on the back, along with
the name, contact information, and the stats of the model. They are very
much a highlight of the overall portfolio of the model. Composite cards,
which are mandatory for any modeling career, are also known as comps,
comp cards, zeds, and zed cards. We prefer to call them composite cards.
We offer composite card set up and design services, and work with you
to give you the most effective composite card possible..
For a limited time, we are also offering Web Comps to any model who books
our composite card design and set up services. Web Comps, which are our
concept, and which have worked extremely well since 2002, are composite
card image files which can be sent instantly anywhere in the world, and
can also be used on web sites. They are like one-sided composite cards
which can also be printed from any computer in the world. Web Comps augment
and enhance conventional printed composite cards, as both have advantages
and disadvantages which overlap, and both cover the drawbacks of the other.
You’ll need both, and we’ll show you how to use them both
in an concerted career marketing effort.
Our composite card
design services are second to none in the Tampa Bay area, as well as Florida.
Although you would have to come to the Tampa Bay area for our model testing
and photography services, we service professional models from all over
The average composite card is a 8 X 5 ½ inch to a 7 X 5 inch, two-side
card with one look, usually a color headshot, on the front, and four looks
on the back. The more of a variety of looks that are on the card, the
better that it will market you. The card also has the name of the model,
an area where agencies can place their contact sticker, and the stats
of the model.
An established modeling portfolio, with professional-quality pictures,
are required for composite cards, which represent sample of the best of
your modeling portfolio. Your composite card will only be as effective
as the pictures that you use in it, just like your portfolio, although
our exceptional composite card design work can almost make anything look
For a limited time, we are also offering Tampa Bay Modeling or Independent
Modeling web comps to all models who invest in our composite card services,
at no additional charge. These web comps are image files which can be
e-mailed, or used on web sites; they can be printed from any computer
in the world. Although web comps are meant to augment printed composite
cards, and can enhance the marketing of any modeling career, they are
not meant to replace conventional composite cards. Web Comps are much
more convenient than regular composite cards, however, and can be used
in instantly sending your pictures to anyone in your initial contact.
Model Web Sites
Professional model web sites with a dedicated domain name, usually something
like (yourname).Com, are a must for any serious professional model, especially
independent models who find and book modeling jobs on their own. You will
not be taken seriously as an independent model without a real web site,
as it demonstrates professional investment into your modeling career.
Other models, who take short cuts and don’t bother investing in
their careers, and who use freebie social media and portfolio networking
site profiles as their “web site”, won’t be able to
compete with you, either. You need to set yourself apart with a comprehensive
array of effective modeling career tools, and a web site is the core of
that array. You will only get out of your modeling career what you put
into it, and investing in your career is the best investment that you
will ever make.
You’re on Tampa Bay Modeling right now, so you know that we know
web sites and web site design, as well as SEO. You will benefit from our
experience and skill.
If you are serious
about your modeling career, especially if you are smart enough to find
and book modeling work on your own AS you allow more than one modeling
agency to work for you to find modeling job leads, you are going to need
a web site. Independent models are only taken as seriously as the investment
in their career that is demonstrated through professional career tools.
With a professionally designed modeling web site, you will not only have
an advantage over models when modeling jobs look for models using a search
engine, but the models using freebie social media and portfolio networking
profiles will not be able to compete with you. With all of the noise in
the modeling industry today, you need to stand out, and the best way to
do that it with a professional web site for your modeling career.
Do web sites work? Well, you found Tampa Bay Modeling, didn’t you?
A professional model web site can do the same for you and your modeling
Please note: Models need to have a professional modeling portfolio before
they even think about investing in a web site. You are going to need professional
modeling portfolio photographs demonstrating the range of looks that you
are capable of as a model before your web site is truly effective. Like
any modeling career tool, your web site is only as good as what you put
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