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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.


Friday, June 2, 2006Tampa 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.

Credibility Attacks.

To discredit someone is to render them inert. A discredited professional has a limited voice and is seldom taken seriously to those who know them. In some cases, discrediting a professional can destroy a career if the professional is inspired to give up.
Credibility attacks are annoying things. Most of the time, people who are trying to draw attention away from themselves who or are trying to avoid the issues of a debate will use such tactics to hijack debates and attempt to make others looks bad. We always say that a professional must consider the source when it comes to any opinion. The credibility attack often succeeds in discrediting others, rendering their opinions impotent even if they are right. This is just plain hitting below the belt, and any real professional will stick to the issues of the debate.
Attacking the credibility and the reputation of any professional is wrong; it is unprofessional and unethical. If someone speaks badly about another professional, and cannot back up their allegations without evidence or fact, then they should not be taken seriously as a professional. Models should work with someone else if they come across any professional who bad-mouths another. If they talk about others and spread malicious gossip, what's to stop them from talking bad about you, too?

~ Danielle Cooper, Editor

Tampa Bay Modeling

Clearwater Beach, Florida


Regarding credibility attacks, I agree with some of your points and disagree with others. Don't we always tell models to consider the source, and to know who you are dealing with? There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking questions and investigating the professionalism of others before you work with them. Are we now flip-flopping on the clarify and verify advice that models in this market have been chanting the past few years?

~ Sidney Thornton, Staff Writer

Tampa Bay Modeling

Tampa, Florida


I have a point to make, too. It seems that we go out of our way on Tampa Bay Modeling to attack the credibility of professionals and the modeling industry in general. Would this not make us unprofessional? How many complaints and hate mail do we get about being too negative about everything? I think that we need to get away from the scam fighting things and start helping models in positive ways.

~ Jessica Moore, Staff Writer and P.R.

Tampa Bay Modeling

Brandon, Florida


With everything comes balance. Just because we report on and fight scams does not mean that we are attacking the credibility of others.
There is a difference between asking questions and firing public allegations, too.
By all means, clarify the intentions of others and verify their references. Do what you have to do to be safe in your career- just stop short of attacking others. We fight scams. We help models avoid them. We don't, however, claim that certain people are running scams or publish allegations in an attempt to attack and discredit them. Publishing the behavior patterns of scams and posting our opinions cannot, and should not, be taken as a credibility attack against anyone, although we can be sure that some out there will read way too much into this site and claim that we are talking about them. It simply isn't true. This site is set up to help models and to make professionals accountable for what they do. It is not set up to discredit anyone.
I agree that much which is on this site now is negative. This will change in time, as the key is achieving a balance between the negative and the positive. The foundation for what is coming to this site is largely negative; we must first address problems and identify them before offering solutions. We will have to work on balancing the positive and the negative, as both are necessary on any modeling resource site. If we were too negative, no one would take us seriously. If we were too positive, we wouldn’t be realistic and would be no help to anyone.
Remember balance, girls. Sometimes, there is no definitive right and wrong and rather better and worse. As long as we are honest with ourselves and others and avoid going to extremes, we are on the right track.

~ Danielle Cooper, Editor

Tampa Bay Modeling

Clearwater Beach, Florida







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