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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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LOOKING FOR MODELING SCAMS: You are what you do and you are who you associate with. Talk comes cheap, especially in the modeling industry where everyone claims to be a player. Those that pay the price are the models who listen to the advice of others without checking them out beforehand. Those models lose money, time, and sometimes pay with their very careers as their reputations are tarnished and destroyed. Know WHO you are dealing with, how they operate, and what they do.


AVOID MODELING SCAMS: It is always better to avoid a scam to begin with than to suffer the consequences of being a scam victim. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Basic rules on how to avoid a model scam: CLARIFY and VERIFY. Clarify what their motivation is and who they are. VERIFY their professional credentials, work history, and references. Do this BEFORE contacting them, as you can do so without putting yourself at risk in most instances. If this proves to be difficult to do without contacting them, it is best that you skip them and deal with someone else.


FIGHTING BACK: If you have been scammed or know of a scam, it is not hard to fight them and put them in their place with little to no risk to yourself. By taking action and working to undermine the modeling scam, it makes it difficult for them to operate and hurt more models and industry professionals. We know of models who have put model scams out of business, and in most cases the scams had no idea what happened or who was behind the action that put them out of business.

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