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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.

Standards have dropped in the Tampa modeling industry 1. Standards have dropped in the Tampa modeling industryStandards have dropped in the Tampa modeling industry. By C. A. Passinault.
Agency TFP and dumping the modeling portfolio market 2. Agency TFP and dumping the modeling portfolio market
The difference between TFP and professional collaboration 3. The difference between TFP and professional collaboration
Amateurs pretending to be professionals 4. Amateurs pretending to be professionals
Studio training wheels 5. Studio training wheels
Stumbling in the light 6. Stumbling in the light
The aftermath 7. The aftermath

By C. A. Passinault, Director of Tampa Bay Modeling



Standards have dropped in the Tampa modeling industry

The spreading misconception of TFP / TFCD, why it is a false economy, the unprofessional chaos of portfolio networking sites which enable unqualified amateurs to do what they want to, the possibility of a modeling agency angle on TFP and dumping the portfolio market, amateurs pretending to be qualified professionals, the blind leading the blind, and insecurity, slander, and discrimination in Tampa modeling today.
The low standards of the modeling industry in Tampa Bay, and, as we are in the position to do so, what we’re going to do about it.

In the summer of 2009, I was working on a project in a rural area of the city, and after finishing, I walked into a top Tampa modeling and talent agency and talked to their head booker. He knew who I was, and was an avid reader of Tampa Bay Modeling, Independent Modeling, and my other sites. We discussed modeling and jobs, and I noticed that there were two bookers working in the agency, which was a lot different than in 2005, when there were four times that number. The phone wasn’t ringing nearly as much as I remembered, too; the recession was in full effect.
Of course, the collapse of modeling jobs and advertising, due to the collapse of the rest of the market, wasn’t really the topic. Everyone knew that the market, and the economy, was bad, and it would have been bad form to discuss something that was so depressing.
The topic, of course, was the perception of what “my” independent models were doing.
The booker chuckled. “Obviously, when models go around the agencies to get jobs on their own, book a job, and then work for free, it’s not really a threat to us. Sure, it temporarily robs us of the job, but when they realize that you get what you pay for, and the model isn’t that great, well, they come back. A career of free work is hardly sustainable”. I agreed, but told him that those were not my models doing that. The booker then added that they refer new models to photographers who shoot TFP, as there were plenty of them. I didn’t like that. Why were they dumping my market?


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