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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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Sunday, March 30, 2008Tampa Bay model photographed at a Tampa Bay location during a model portfolio photography session by Tampa Bay photography company Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Bay Photography and Design. Photograph by modeling portfolio photographer Chris Passinault.

Plans For Our Web Site Armada.

In 2007, our brand new sister site, Tampa Bay Film, became, by far, the fastest growing site in the history of the Tampa Bay Talent site group, overtaking our site, Tampa Bay Modeling, and becoming the largest site by the end of the year.
This will change this year. In 2008, Tampa Bay Modeling will take the lead once again. Of course, this does not mean that Tampa Bay Film and Tampa Bay Acting will be as neglected as Tampa Bay Acting was last year. Each site will see a good amount of updates.
Back in 2001, when Independent Modeling launched as Tampa Bay Independent Model, it was a lot different. Looking back and at what we have today, Tampa Bay Modeling has become the site that Independent Modeling aspired to be back then. The years have proved to be interesting, and Independent Modeling is going the database / professional marketing/ tutorial/ resource route, stripped of anything controversial, as most of the things which were introduced as controversial are now an accepted part of the modeling industry. Tampa Bay Modeling now has a solid purpose that kind of grafted, took, and then grew on us. We are the evolution of Tampa Bay Independent Model, supporting what is to become of Independent Modeling, and we are on track to becoming one of the most popular modeling web sites ever. As a matter of fact, some of the original plans that Tampa Bay Independent Model made back when it launched are now becoming reality for Tampa Bay Modeling (as many professional models who are now starting a project for us will confirm in front of thousands of people). We now proudly carry their torch, and it is brighter than they ever imagined it could be.
A lot is going on here. We are gearing up for a new phase in our fight to change the modeling industry. Some changes are planned for the Tampa Bay Modeling web site, too (I'll post about that later).
This month, Tampa Bay Modeling has acquired several domain names for some of our projects (don't bother looking them up right now, as they have placeholder indexes placed in their directories by the Eos web team). Among them are TampaModelingAgency.Com, TampaTalentAgency.Com, and TampaModelSearch.Com. While we do not have the time or the resources to turn each of these web sites into large resource web sites which are heavily updated, each of them will be turned into useful web site resources which will serve a purpose. Each will become a large series of relevant articles and tutorials designed to educate the modeling industry and address some professional issues. The model and talent agency sites, for example, are not our attempt to start our own modeling agency, and they will not be marketed as an agency. They will be marketed as a resource addressing model and talent agencies. Tampa Modeling Agency will become the project of Tampa Bay Modeling, and Tampa Talent Agency will be run by Tampa Bay Acting, Tampa Bay Film, and Tampa Bay Photographers. Tampa Model Search will serve a dual purpose for us. It will be our way of searching for professional models to help out with Tampa Bay Modeling (especially for an ongoing project which no model will be able to refuse), and will also address some issues with all of the shady model searches that you keep hearing advertised on the radio, on television, and in print. To put it bluntly, we have never, ever seen any of these model searches work out for anyone. They only seem to be in business to take money from aspiring models. We intend to upset the balance of these schemes by introducing a legitimate, professional alternative to all of the scams.
If you can read between the line you may guess that Tampa Bay Acting will finally become fully operational this year. They are suddenly as important as we are as a talent resource, and this year they will see a lot of updates and growth. Tampa Bay Film will also continue to grow, although nowhere near the pace that they were at last year. They are established now, and that kind of support just cannot be maintained. Tampa Bay Film will see regular updates to their site and additions to their online film festival, but nowhere near what we will be doing. Tampa Bay Acting will also be addressing some of the issues that Tampa Bay Film began to address last year.
Oh, yes, and here is something for all of you Tampa modeling agency owners to think about. You need to fire your web marketing people. We just snagged the best domain names possible, and they missed out. The domain names that we own are the most useful for any modeling agency web marketing campaign, and now we control them. It may not seem that important now, but a year from now when EVERYONE is learning that you don't need a modeling agency to control your career, etc, from us, before they ever find you on the Internet, it will become very important. We intend to dominate and control any online resource having anything to do with the Tampa modeling industry. This will have a pronounced effect on the modeling industry here for a long, long time.
Go ahead. Fire your web people. Find someone who knows what in the hell they are doing. If our web people dropped the ball like yours did, we would be pissed. We would fire them and retire to a quiet corner so we could weep.
Another thing for you agency people to ponder. Many of you have discounted Independent Modeling as a has-been attempt that had its day and is now a failed, abandoned site. This is not true, it is a misconception, and it will become obvious in the future that they will be larger and more effective than ever. Independent Modeling has to be completely redone, and this will take time. It also has to be separated from the other Independent Sites, and this will take time. Independent Performer will lose its name and acquire a new one, which will take some work to re-brand their efforts. The new sites will be based on databasing technology, and, you guess right, that will take time to code and implement. They should be ready for a re-launch this fall. Until then, we get extra updates, and something else may happen, too.
The staff over at Independent Modeling has discovered that their job board sections are at the top of search engine results for modeling jobs. This cannot be ignored. It is obvious that job and audition databases are going to become very important, as Independent Modeling and the Independent Sites recently acquired a domain name for a massive job and audition board (I think it is TalentOnlineAuditions.Com). This new site will combine all of the job and audition boards of the Independent Sites, and will tie into the new TALON site (TalentOnlineDatabase.Com). As you can see, the future is going to be interesting.
Independent Modeling decided last week that, while they cannot update their sites due to work on their new web sites, that they would have to do emergency updates to their job/ audition boards to build web traffic that could be infused into the new databases this fall. They are planning to add jobs to their boards by rigging the listings to bypass the existing TALON directories, which is a stop-gap band-aid measure, but one which should prove to be effective. They can't ignore the Internet traffic going to their boards any longer. Can't wait to see what happens as they update those boards.

~ Danielle Cooper, Editor
Tampa Bay Modeling
Clearwater Beach, Florida

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