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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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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New Site Online!

Today, one year and three months since the original launch of Tampa Bay Modeling, and over seven months since the design of a new version of the site began, Tampa Bay Modeling launched a brand new site, designed to inspire change in the Tampa Bay modeling industry for at least the next five years. The new site is optimized to help regulate industry rates in the Tampa Bay market, and retains several experimental features, such as the successful reverse auction system for modeling industry services. We have added an opinion section, which is formatted much like a blog with posts from the models on our staff, and are currently working on a new-generation mail bag. One big addition is the inclusion of pictures in our new design, which serves to help models and photographers market themselves as the pictures are used throughout the Tampa Bay Modeling site. Currently, our new online portfolio section is offline, but the site can easily facilitate the addition of pictures and bring our portfolio online when we are ready. A series of micro-thumbnail buttons over the section headers will highlight the newest added images, which will lead directly to our online portfolio section when it becomes available. This year, we will begin to host articles and other exclusive content, as well as Tampa Bay market optimized versions of material already hosted on sites like Independent Modeling. We will also be the second site to feature the ongoing modeling series Born Beautiful, which is about the adventures of Tampa Bay freelance model Cameron Passinault. The versions of the Born Beautiful episodes on Tampa Bay Modeling will have new additions exclusive to our site, too! We will also feature model stories and anecdotes, as well as tutorials and interactive tutorials originally developed by our friends at Independent Modeling.
This year, we are improving the reverse auction system to include businesses and photographers who want to have models or each other bid for services, balancing out the process and enhancing negotiations. The newest additions to the reverse auction bidding system does not depend on our message boards, either, and can be set up on any message board forum on the Internet. As a courtesy, and an experiment, we will continue to have a reverse auction system on our message boards when available.
We will be working with leading model resource site Independent Modeling and the upcoming Advanced Model to help models and professionals in the modeling industry this year. We will tackle modeling geographically, addressing the industry in the Tampa Bay market and central Florida. Our friends at Independent Modeling are a top modeling resource on a state and national level, and Advanced Model will be an industry and world-wide resource and online magazine addressing the Independent Freelance Modeling movement as well as the old, agency-based modeling industry.
Welcome to a new era in the Tampa Bay modeling industry, and welcome to the next chapter of the Tampa Bay Modeling web site!

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