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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.

Tampa model Harmony Layne during a early 2007 modeling photography session in Brandon by Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Bay Photography and Design. Headshot photograph by photographer C. A. Passinault, who obviously knows more about talent photography than most other photographers in the Tampa Bay area.

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It often grows very quiet before a storm, and you can’t always see a revolution happening. The Tampa Bay modeling market is about to change, and models are going to benefit. - Chrisfucious

After this week, nothing will be the same. 08/06/14/0828 - After this week, nothing will be the same.
We are working on a series of highly secret, interconnected projects right now.
They will change everything. Everything.
Everyone will understand in 2015.
For now, just sit there and wonder what is coming, and if you made a mistake or not. We haven’t.

This site needs an overhaul. This Fall. Maybe sooner. 07/27/14/1616 - This site needs an overhaul. This Fall. Maybe sooner.
We have been looking over this site today, and it is inexcusable. Tampa Bay Modeling, now celebrating its 10th year, needs to be the relevant modeling resource site for models in the Tampa Bay area. Sadly, it’s not. By default, though, we ARE it, because no one else out there is trying to help models, and we are the only ones; we literally have no competition in what we are doing, and need to get our act together before we do get competition (and we will, eventually. Bet on it. Everything described on this site works, and others will soon realize it. Many already do. While we will not guarantee anything, and we will not claim that anything on this site constitutes advice of any kind, for legal reasons, we do admit that we practice what is on this site because it does work).
We know what we are doing, and have to start showing it.
We are at the point that we no longer care about search engine rankings or placement. It’s irrelevant if the site is useless to begin with. We are going to fix this site. We are going to make it a resource for our clients, which will be our priority, and although we could care less about who finds the site and who uses it, although they are welcome to use it, this site really isn’t for them. It’s for serious professional models.
We will be adding some security features, of course, so that “competitors” cannot benefit from the site, and that models who are not our clients will only have access to basic features (although the site will continue to be useful for them). We will be doing a lock and key arrangement, where we give our clients a key to unlock the full power of this site.
At the moment, our search engine obsession as far as this site is concerned is over. We have new, more advanced sites coming in 2015 which will have that job, and they will have relevant content to support that job. We are more concerned about making Tampa Bay Modeling useful. Again, we are going to fix this site, as there is a lot wrong with it, and a lot needs to be fixed.
Entire sections will be redone, old directories will be deleted, and new ones will be created. Navigation will be redone, and it will be easy to find what you are looking for. This site will be receiving a massive overhaul, and we could care less what it does to our search engine rankings. We will be redoing this site to be a resource for the user, and will engineer it to be useful.
This week, we will be going over what we need to add to the site (for example, the pay vouchers, of which there will be at least four different types. The vouchers have been so overdue that it is a cruel joke by this point, as they should have been available years ago, as far back as 2006!). We will create that content and those tools, and we will make it so that they can be used.
For those of you who have been disappointed with this site as a career resource, we apologize. We will soon rectify that, and make this site the best modeling resource web site that it can be.
Our 10th anniversary is coming up in October, and we need to have this site in great shape by then, at the very least, and make it even better going into 2015, especially since it needs to be compatible with our new generation talent resource sites which will be supporting it.
Ironically, our projections indicate that by fixing this site and by making it useful, that it will show others the way, and will create the competition which we have been avoiding for years. We say bring it, because, regardless, models will benefit, especially our clients, and that is all that we care about.

Keep Trying. Please Do. 07/27/14/1546 - Keep Trying. Please Do.
It is amusing to see many newcomers trying so hard to do what we have been doing for the past 14+ years. We keep doing, and they keep trying. We know what we are doing, and they don’t. Some never will, because they sell themselves short.
This business is not easy, and some are finding this out the hard way. Just because you pick up a camera does not give you the right to work with models; how are you going to help models and show them what to do when you don’t know what you are doing, yourself? Just because you are a pretty girl does not make you a model, as well. For both, when you think that you have to be “sexy”, you already cripple your career before you have a chance to start it, because pictures are forever, and cannot be undone once mistakes have been made. You do want to be able to compete, don’t you? This industry is not for those who have self esteem issues, and who are trying to find themselves. You already have to know who you are before you can do this.
Many taint themselves by becoming involved with the wrong people, as you are whom you associate with and support. Some of you will never work with us because of those mistakes, as you are tainted, and are damaged goods as far as we are concerned. Not that this is means much, “models”, as most models don’t last more than a few years even if they do well.
Also, why is it that so many who claim to work in the local modeling industry can’t seem to do anything legitimately? We are talking about those who do this knowingly, and not the majority who do so out of ignorance. How do you sleep at night and live with yourselves knowing that you hurt people? We know how to work it, legitimately, and will prove it. We wouldn’t do it any other way.
We have been.... Biding our time while we are working on something great, waiting for the economy to improve, which it has since 2008, 2008 being the time that so many decided that this was the business that they wanted to get into. Preparations are now nearing completion. Soon, very soon, we will assert ourselves aggressively upon this market, and the market will be revolutionized.
Most will fail to adapt, and will fail to be able to compete against what is coming. We are the standard; we always have been, and we will continue to be. Many of you will find yourselves out of business soon, as if you were in business to begin with. The half-baked and unbalanced shall fall before us.
Resistance is futile. Give up while you are behind, and save yourselves some embarrassment.
What is coming in 2015 will be a university course in the new way of doing business in the modeling industry, and most will fail to learn and benefit, unless they are our clients, because we will simply not allow them to study what we have engineered. They will all simply know that it works, but won’t know what makes it work. The primitives, the unethical and the unprofessional, will be kept down in the dirt where they belong.
Most will not be able to compete because their mistakes will not allow them to, and that is fine by us.
Oh, and those who rely upon others, such as agencies, will learn that it is a false economy. Those who rely upon the middleman are idiots who select themselves for professional extinction because they allow themselves to be controlled, handicapped, and limited.
So, what is coming?
A new Florida Models. A new Tampa Bay Modeling. A new Independent Modeling. An aggressive jobs program. A new photography company and related companies which will set an entirely new professional standard in the Tampa Bay area. Four new talent resource sites. Modeling photography events where professional can network.
That’s only the beginning. Oh, and it’s also only for those who we invite to participate. Remember that. We have leverage, we always will, and we call the shots. - Edited 08/06/14/0841

Lots of work to be done on Tampa Bay Modeling in August 2014 07/26/14/1217 - Lots of work to be done on Tampa Bay Modeling in August!
Along with a new Athena Class web site for Florida Models and lots of updates for Independent Modeling, Tampa Bay Modeling will also see a lot of work in August, 2014.
This is needed to support the modeling jobs initiative, obviously, because the new modeling jobs site is hours away from launch, and the modeling job boards of all of the supporting sites are going to have to come online as quickly as possible to assist.
Professional independent models need to get paid for working modeling jobs, they need to find and book paying modeling jobs, and they need to do so without going through an agency or being dependent upon one. This will go much further, too, as Passinault intends to flood the Tampa Bay market with an army of fierce, smart independent models who will directly compete with the talent agencies for jobs, and, by default, will take work away from the limited agency models who choose to be dependent upon the agencies. Passinault has also indicated that he will assist professional independent models with competing with “models” who are giving the local industry a bad name; models who are hurting the industry by working for free, assisting charity scams, enabling modeling scams, working with unethical industry people, and making professional compromises. A lot of the “established” models are about to see an end to their careers, and they brought it upon themselves.
We are not going to have the time to overhaul the content on Tampa Bay Modeling, obviously, nor deploy the new cutting-edge tools, as that will come later this year and into 2015, but all of the updates will be a good thing for this site. We WILL have time to update some of the existing content, however.

Passinault to increase modeling industry work. 05/29/14/0948 - Passinault to increase modeling industry work.
As reported on Florida Models this morning, C. A. Passinault will be dramatically increasing work in the
Modeling and talent expert C. A. Passinault, the leader of the independent modeling movement which is revolutionizing the modeling industry, will expand and continue the good fight. modeling industry this Summer, and will dominate all aspects of the industry in Tampa Bay soon, indisputably and rightfully so. This is especially true in regards to modeling photography by his Aurora PhotoArts company, which will continue to specialize in that field and expand upon it, as well as helping provide the tools that professional models need to find and book work without going through or being dependent upon the agencies. Passinault will deploy more job resources, as well as help fight modeling scams. He will also assist his model clients in taking work away from other models, which include agency models.
The modeling scam fighting resources which will soon be deployed on Tampa Bay Modeling, Florida Models, and Independent Modeling have been in development since 2007, and are extremely advanced; they will prove to be very effective, as well. The new generation of modeling and talent resource sites now in development, which will be deployed and fully operational by 2015 (there are four in the works for just the Tampa Bay market, and some people are not going to be happy about those new site), are built around these new tools and resources. These new sites will augment, and will not replace, current talent resource sites such as Tampa Bay Modeling.
Passinault has indicated that he is bored with what others are doing in the local modeling industry, or trying to do, especially in regards to the “fashion” scene, which, in his opinion, remains to be established here. The fashion scene in Tampa Bay will be aggressively addressed by Passinault in 2015, when it will finally get the help that it has been lacking. Fashion shows will be forced to start paying models, too, instead of using them and making money at their expense (and don’t give us this “charity” excuse. It’s B.S.).
While it is true that Tampa Bay Modeling has not been updated a lot recently, there is a reason for that. We’ve been busy preparing for what is to come. Tampa Bay Modeling will soon be overhauled and regularly updated.
In related news, we are still working on that new modeling jobs web site, and it should launch at the end of this week. For security reasons, we will not name it or link to it when it launches, although we are sure that everyone will see it when it starts turning up at the top of search engine results, which will be especially quick since it will launch as a fully operational web site with tons of content.

New modeling job site to launch this week. 05/20/14/1314 - New modeling job site to launch this week.
A huge, new modeling job web site will launch this week. This will be a marketable third generation modeling resource site specifically for modeling jobs, and will tie into the modeling job boards of Tampa Bay Modeling, Florida Models, and Independent Modeling.
The new site will be an Independent Modeling web site. We have been working on this site since August of 2013.
The modeling job boards of our three sites, which will all be formatted like the master job board on Independent Modeling, will be the place to go, eventually, for the same paying modeling jobs that models used to have to go through an agency to book, minus the agency fees. Since we are not a talent agency, the information will be made available free of charge, and we will not make any money running these boards. Why? Because we care about models! Since the most common modeling scams are modeling job scams, this new site will be critical to helping models recognize and avoid modeling job scams, too.
Several thousand business cards will be printed to support the new site this weekend. These cards will be used to get the word out to professional models whom we encounter, for starters.
Once the modeling job boards of our three sites are operational and updated, the new site will link to them.
After all, in 2014, it is all about the modeling jobs, and independent models need to get paid for their work. -

Overhaul of modeling and talent resource web sites are underway. 04/07/14/1301 - Overhaul of modeling and talent resource web sites underway.
Well, since we can’t do some things at the moment, which we cannot elaborate on, we will do what we can. The good news is that this opens the door to a whole lot of time to do what needs to be done with Tampa Bay Modeling, Tampa Bay Acting, Tampa Bay Talent, Tampa Bay Film, Tampa Bay Dancer, Florida Models, Florida Actors, Independent Modeling, Independent Acting, and several of our other sites.
The Tampa Bay Talent sites, which includes Tampa Bay Modeling, will be overhauled immediately, and the sites will be changed around with new content by the end of this month. Keep in mind, however, that the content which will be posted here will be specifically engineered to assist models (We won’t post all that we know and are using, however, regardless, and will be holding some things back. We can do that, too, without watering down the sites and reducing their effectiveness, because we are several generations ahead in development from what is being used on the sites now; we will publish content developed from technology a generation or two ago, which is at least ten years ahead of the 2002 technology on this site now). The best content and tools will be reserved for the model and talent clients of Aurora PhotoArts, although there will be plenty of great tools and information on this site, including the new interactive tutorials and the long-overdue pay vouchers for models, of which there will be at least four types (!). The content will also be organized better, and more intuitively, so that the site is easy to use, too, so models won’t get lost, but can also access deeper, more in-depth content if they need to (Frosting on the top, and a rich cake underneath).
Tampa Bay Dancer will launch this month. Florida Models and Florida Actors will relaunch in May, 2014.
Oh, and the design of Tampa Bay Modeling and the other Tampa Bay Talent sites which use the Raptor Class design (Raptor 3) will not change, although there may be some adjustments. The site designs are great (regardless of what the jealous aspiring competitors may be saying), as far as we and models are concerned. Tampa Bay Dancer, in fact, will use a brand new site using the Raptor 3 variant of the Raptor Class site which Tampa Bay Modeling is using right now.
Then there are the four huge, highly advanced, next generation talent resource sites for the Tampa Bay market in development for 2015, which will launch and deploy later in 2014, but those sites are classified. These sites will be more effective and revolutionary than anything that we have up now or in the near future, and they are going to rock the market.
That’s it for now. We need to get back to work, and have just let everyone know that the wait for new sites, and consistent updates, is almost over. - 04/08/14/2119 - 04/11/14/2108

Adjusting Content. 02/25/14/1200 - Adjusting Content.
We spent some time this morning looking over our existing site content to update it and to prepare for what is to come later in 2014.
Tampa Bay Modeling, with its first generation, 2002 vintage content, which is still useful, will be upgraded to a full third generation talent resource site in 2014, with the latest technology, content, and tools which can be publically revealed (We never show our best hand, and hold things back while providing content, tools, and resources which are still cutting-edge and highly effective, as well as available free of charge), which would be 2011 and 2012 content which is a decade ahead of anything currently on the site now. The current, older content will still be maintained on the site in archives, as it is still useful, but the most effective content will be the new content. The new content will be organized well so that relevant things are easy to find, will be easy to understand, and will be easy to use; benefits which do not currently apply to the present web site (we often have a hard time finding things on this site, and we created it and maintain it!). The Raptor 3 design of the current Raptor Class site, meaning the design of the web site now, will remain, as it is good.
Florida Models and Independent Modeling will also be upgraded to full third generation talent resource sites in 2014; Florida Models, one of the oldest talent resource sites in the world, if not the first, is a first generation web site with technology and content from the 90's (1996, to be exact, with some updates up to 1999 and new content added afterwards; the site is obsolete compared to the current Tampa Bay Modeling and Independent Modeling, but deserves to be brought up to speed with the others), and Independent Modeling, which launched in 2001 as a first generation talent resource site, is currently a second generation talent resource site with technology and content from 2010. Independent Modeling, like Tampa Bay Modeling, will keep its current site design, while Florida Models will get the complete overhaul, advancing 18 years into the future with cutting-edge third generation content and tools, and obtaining a web site design, a new Athena Class web site, just like Independent Modeling. All of the sites will be true third generation talent resource sites.
Passinault has indicated that he has even more advanced content and tools already completed, which can be considered to be fourth generation, but the latest content will be withheld for his clients, and the content and tools which can be revealed are one generation behind what he is working with, as he needs to maintain some lead time, although it is still extremely effective, as well as made available free of charge. The free content and tools, however, can be further enhanced by content “keys” only made available to his clients, as that is how the third generation talent resource sites are engineered.
Another catch, too, is that third generation technology is built with tried and proven concepts, and the latest fourth generation technology is more experimental.
Before Tampa Bay Modeling is upgraded, however, four third generation talent resource sites specifically built and optimized to address the Tampa Bay market need to be built and deployed.
In other news, as we have already stated, 2014 will be all about the jobs. The modeling job boards of Tampa Bay Modeling, Florida Models, and Independent Modeling, which have been in beta form for years, and have been delayed, will be up to full speed, and a stand-alone modeling jobs web site, which will also serve to tie in with the modeling job boards, will launch in mere days. We will be aggressively marketing paying modeling jobs in 2014, and won’t charge anyone anything for the service, because we care (and also intend to put agencies and their pawns in their proper place), and we are not a talent agency. 04/08/14/2119 - 04/11/14/2109

In 2014, it is all about the modeling jobs, and money talks. 01/31/14/1004 - In 2014, it is all about the modeling jobs, and money talks.
We support professional models, as well as the legitimate modeling jobs which they are looking to book, which would be paying jobs which do not undermine the ability of models to book more legitimate, paying modeling jobs. As far as the jobs themselves go, too, we are referring to those jobs that models used to have to go through an agency to book; the exact, same jobs.
We understand that some people out there are not happy with us supporting models, and are against us actually working to help the industry; as a result, we question their integrity, ethics, professionalism, and motives, and so should you. Why would they not want us to do the right thing and help people? If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Likewise, if you tolerate unethical and unprofessional people and conduct around you, or worse, support them, you are an enabler, and are just as guilty as those who do wrong. We see too many followers, and hardly any leaders, and it is pathetic (pretending to be a leader while you are fake with everyone and try to get along with everyone is pathetic, too! If you actually knew what you were doing, and did the right thing, you are going to get some people mad at you). It is said that evil triumphs when good people do nothing, and we absolutely agree. There are too many spineless cowards in the Tampa Bay area, and we want nothing to do with them. So, you think that most of the current players are ethical and professional? Stop deluding yourself, and quit being a fake person who goes along with the same crap that everyone else either tolerates or has bought into.
These people will not last in this market, and they will do it to themselves. We will also help legitimate professionals compete with them and put them in their place, which will expedite their departure from the market.
There are too many modeling scams out there, too, and the top modeling scams are modeling jobs scams.
We would have thought that the industry here in Tampa Bay would be further along by now, but it isn’t. This will change, and it will be because of us and our supporters. We know the future of the modeling industry here in Tampa Bay because we will be the ones creating it.
What does that future contain? Glad that you asked!
No agency required. No agency fees. Free job leads exactly like the ones that you used to have to go through an agency to find and book. Models who get paid to work. Models who no longer get used or exploited. Modeling “jobs” which used to get away with not paying models will be forced to pay them, or lose their model support, as models discover that better alternatives, which pay them, exist.
Independent Modeling and Florida Models have been working on a new modeling jobs program for about a year now, and are about to launch a web site which will tie into the modeling job boards of all three sites. Agencies, middlemen, managers, exploiters, photographers, and wannabes are about to be put in their place. This site will launch imminently, and will be fully operational by mid 2014, as all of the job boards come online.
In Tampa Bay Modeling news, work on our new site is going well. Keep in mind, however, that this means that we will be getting all new content (2012 standard, replacing the 2002 content on our site, now. Some of the old 2002 content will be archived on the site in the discontinued sections where they are published. Cutting-edge 2014 content will be restricted, however, and will immediately, and exclusively, be made available to the model clients of Aurora PhotoArts, and then will be made available online by 2017, tentatively, once the next generation of tools and content have been created and are operational) and content organization. We are also working on FOUR brand new, cutting-edge 3rd generation “Tampa Bay” branded talent resource sites for 2014 (the current Tampa Bay Modeling site is actually a late 1st generation talent resource site, and the current Independent Modeling site is 2nd generation talent resource site. Tampa Bay Film, online now, is the first of the 3rd generation talent resource sites, and it has not deployed all of its features and tools, yet). The scope of these four new talent resource sites are well beyond the scope of this site, and all of the sites will overlap in their markets and agendas, supporting each other; the new sites will be much more effective and advanced than the current Tampa Bay Modeling site, and will also be easier to use. Tampa Bay Modeling will receive the same 3rd generation upgrade in 2014.
In closing, although the content of this site will be replaced with current, more effective content and tools, the design of the site itself, which you are now looking at, will NOT change. Again, we are NOT going to change the design of this web site! We have had at least one person call our site a “badly designed” site, and while their opinion may have some merit if they were referring to the organization of the content and the usability of the site, we think that they were referring to the actual design, in which case we completely disagree (and, considering the source of that opinion, they do not have room to talk). The current Raptor Class web site, other than some adjustments to the menu options, stands, and it will stand for years to come. We love the way that this site looks, and so do a lot of models out there! The current Raptor Class site which this site uses is a Raptor 3, and was brought to Raptor 3 specifications on December 16, 2007 (The original Raptor Class site was brought online on January 18, 2006, and was upgraded to a Raptor 2 on September 7, 2007. Tampa Bay Modeling itself launched on October 18, 2004, and we are ten years old this year!). Thus, this 2007 web site design will continue, and it will possibly continue well past 2017, well past it’s 4th generation web site upgrade and after 3rd, and eventually, advanced 4th generation talent resource sites are online.
Another hint: The current Raptor Class web site used by Tampa Bay Modeling is the key to the successor of the Diana Class site which Passinault.Com uses, as well as the new Celebrity Class sites.

Project Cloak initiated. 12/10/13/1115 - Project Cloak initiated.
Today, Project Cloak has begun.
This project will be in effect throughout 2014, and it has to do with the modeling industry in Tampa Bay. Project Cloak sets the groundwork for long-term Operation Clean Sweep. That’s all that we can say about it.

Tampa Bay Modeling site overhaul delayed to early 2014 09/13/13/1114 - Tampa Bay Modeling site overhaul delayed to early 2014.
As of today, September 13, 2013, Tampa Bay Modeling Director C. A. Passinault has ordered a delay to the overhaul on Tampa Bay Modeling until early 2014.
The delays also apply to Tampa Bay Acting, Tampa Bay Talent, Tampa Bay Film (No overhaul, but needs more content), Tampa Bay Dancer (which has not launched, and has been in development hell), Florida Independent Film (Has not launched. Will use a Revolution Class site like Tampa Bay Film uses), Advanced Model (Has not launched, and will launch as a Pioneer Class site under a new operating domain name, retaining the existing AdvancedModel.Com domain name as a branding and marketing domain name which will lead to the new web site under the new operating domain name; If you are smart, don’t bookmark the current placeholder site), and Independent Modeling (No overhaul. Just needs content). Florida Models, Florida Actors, and Independent Acting will be brought to 2nd Generation Independent Modeling specs this Fall with new Athena Class sites to match the current Independent Modeling site, and then all will upgraded to full 3rd Generation talent resource sites in early 2014. Two additional talent resource sites are on hold until Spring 2014, and they will be built as Athena Class sites with 4th Generation technology.
Regular updates on Frontier Pop, as well as the construction and deployment of the fleet of Mosaic Class marketing and support sites for Aurora PhotoArts, will proceed as scheduled (and it is the reason why resources from the talent resource sites need to be diverted, because we will not divert them from there. Massive amounts of resources will be needed for the new sites). The modeling jobs program by Independent Modeling will also not be delayed, and will proceed as scheduled, since it is scheduled to be deployed and pushed in early 2014, already.
The entire fleet of talent resource sites, which exceed 24 web sites, will be fully operational and regularly updated by the end of 2014. Many of them will hammer and police the Tampa Bay markets. Act Model Now, Tampa Bay Modeling Agency, Tampa Modeling Agency, Tampa Bay Talent Agency, and Tampa Talent Agency are among them.
The reason, which will be announced on several of our sister sites this morning, but not in the detail that we will reveal here, is as follows:
Resources for talent resource site fleet diverted for Q4 2013.
Passinault has ordered four brand new talent resource sites for the Tampa Bay market. They will all launch at the same time. One of those sites will be for professional photographers, with technology to help them avoid being ripped off and scammed by unethical photographers, models, and others. These sites will be engineered with the latest technology and tactics, and built from the ground-up around new capabilities, and new missions. These sites will be new 3rd Generation talent resource sites built with 2014 specs, using a new web site design class derived from the proven and effective Pioneer Class site (Frontier Pop, Tampa Film Revolution) and the even newer Revolution Class site (Tampa Bay Film).
To put the generation and technical leap into perspective, the current Tampa Bay Modeling is a 1st Generation talent resource site built with 2002 era Independent Modeling technology. The current Athena Class Independent Modeling site is a 2nd Generation talent resource site with 2008/2010 era Independent Modeling technology. The latest Tampa Bay Film site, which uses a Revolution Class web site design and has been online for several months, could be considered to be the prototype for a 3rd Generation talent resource site (and has clues to where we are going with this), but, due to other projects, it has not been updated much since launch, and does not have all of the technology up and running- yet. Although the current Tampa Bay Film site is a prototype of what a 3rd Generation talent resource web site is, it utilizes 2013 spec technology, and the actual 3rd Generation talent resource sites will all use 2014 spec Independent Modeling technology.
These technologies have to be further developed and finalized, and after they are deployed on the new talent resource sites, they will then be retro applied to the older talent resource sites, which will all be overhauled and brought to full 3rd Generation, 2014 Specifications.
Yes, that includes Tampa Bay Modeling.
So, we wait. All talent resource site work will be diverted to the new sites, and God help anyone who attempts to go up against these monsters.
The four new talent resource sites for the Tampa Bay market will all share a common branding, and the brands are currently classified. They are tentatively scheduled to be brought online and deployed as complete, fully operational talent resource sites within minutes of acquiring their domain names in January 2014.
Don’t expect them to support modeling and talent agencies.
2014 - The year of reckoning.

Two related articles updated, with new content added. 07/30/13 - Two related articles updated, with new content added.
"Standards have dropped in the Tampa modeling industry", and "Statement about Tampa shootouts", have been updated with a lot of new information. If you have read these articles when they were first published in 2011, read them again.

Menu changes coming with site overhaul. 07/25/13 - Menu changes coming with site overhaul.
Thinking about removing the blog from the main menu when the site is overhauled, and, regardless, are not sure if the blog will be continued. May also be updating the graphic files on the main menu. Regarding the blog, there is a lot of content here on Tampa Bay Modeling from the past nine years that some of you may have not seen. Check out our opinion, news, and mail bag (the mail bag will NOT be continued on this site, and is going to continue on one of our sister sites) sections, as well as our blog. Oh, and don't forget out favorite collection of emails from our mail bag series, the French Fry Mail Bag, which is extremely entertaining! Go ahead and read them, unless you are a washed up, jaded, agency-loving, man-hating, snobby, crass old angry model. Also, we moved most of the content on this page to an archive (Tampa Bay Modeling Page One) in preparation for the overhaul this Fall.

Tampa Bay Modeling overhaul scheduled for Fall 2013. Site to be, essentially, new by 2014. 07/24/13 - Tampa Bay Modeling overhaul scheduled for Fall 2013. Site to be, essentially, new by 2014.
2014 specifications for Tampa Bay Modeling were announced today.
The current site, a Raptor 3 Raptor Class site, will stay the same, as the design is good, until it is replaced
by a cutting-edge 4th generation Centurion Class site by 2016 or later (all of the current Raptor Class sites will be replaced by Centurions. There probably will not be a Raptor 4, but if there is, it will be a completely new site sharing the current design layout but utilizing 4th generation technology). The Centurion Class, which is now in development, is a 4th generation web site built on PHP databasing, Flash, and multimedia technology. The current Raptor Class site is a late 3rd generation web site, several years old, and will continue to be the workhorse of the regional talent resource site fleet. The Raptor 3, being a 3rd generation web site, uses HTML, CSS, Java script, mouseovers, and JPEG image and graphic files; it is a static online document (The new 4th generation web sites are dynamic documents, with modular design, contextual interfaces, and full interactivity and multimedia). A new Raptor Class site, in fact, has been ordered for sister site Tampa Bay Dancer, and it will be a Raptor 3 like this one, so new Raptor Class sites will be built and deployed; Raptor Class web sites are proven, they work, and they have years of life left in them.
With the web site design remaining, what will the overhaul involve? Glad that you are wondering.
There is nothing wrong with the current web site for Tampa Bay Modeling. It’s just that the content is outdated, and what is there is not organized well, at all.
Development of new technology, content, and tools for Tampa Bay Modeling has been in the works since 2007, and we have simply not had the chance to build and deploy that content, yet. In the meantime, however, we have done some experiments, some additional development, and have refined the technology in those six years. The 2002 technology and content that we have been using is going to be retired or archived.
The overhaul will cover new navigation, organization of content, content, modeling career tools, interactive
Tampa Bay Modeling model, actor, and writer Somali Rose was a featured guest on the July 7 FOX 13 Lightning Round. Click image to watch. All links open new browser windows. tutorials, tutorials, articles, interviews, releases, vouchers, marketing material, a new scam analysis database, a risk analysis database, references to relevant tools, and exciting new technologies, such as technology specifically engineered to help models and industry professional keep modeling and talent agencies in check (independent modeling works, and we are going to prove it. We believe in it, and models will, too. Genuine smart models already do. Models no longer have to be dependent upon the agencies, and an open market is superior, in every way, to the closed, limited market that the agency system and the old modeling industry uses. They realize this, too, even if they do not want to admit it, and this independent talent movement terrifies them. They should be scared, as this can put most of them out of business, and, frankly, this may be exactly what they deserve, and what the industry needs. What do you suppose will happen in the Tampa Bay modeling market when the agencies have, literally, thousands of competitors competing with them for those modeling jobs, and the modeling jobs themselves start cutting out the middle man and deal directly with the models? These are not cheapo promotional modeling jobs that we are talking about, either, as we will be gunning for the modeling jobs that traditionally were booked by going through an agency. What will happen to the idiot models who choose to be dependent upon the agencies for work? Those models will be forced to go the independent route in order to compete, that’s what, or they won’t work. Anyone who tells you that the agency way is the only way is, in our educated, smart opinion, either an idiot, or is trying to scam you. It is also our opinion that the agency-centric modeling industry enables, and is the root of, all modeling scams. Don’t worry, we will explain this all in the coming months, and it will be easy to understand). There will also be new tools specifically engineered to help models address high-risk photographers such as glamour photographers, modeling agency placement scams, model management schemes, and modeling job scams. A lot of the site will also specialize in helping models deal with modeling “photographers”, which currently rank pretty high up there in the risk and scam categories. Some photographers are going to hate us, and we would not have it any other way (right Jonathan, Larry, Alex, Darryl, Dewayne, Jeff, and Rick? Right? Some of you will be going out of business, if you ever really were in “business”, and you deserve it).
Modeling and talent expert C. A. Passinault, the leader of the independent modeling movement which is revolutionizing the modeling industry.The existing content on Tampa Bay Modeling will remain on the site, but will either be moved to archive sections, or will be updated and used, accessible from the new navigation system. There is way too much clutter on the site, and it is not easy to use, at all. This will change. We are even overhauling the new image file format. For example, see that picture of Brandon model Megan that we added to the site today on the upper right? It is a placeholder. This image will be the last using the old templates currently in use, despite the new watermarking technology used. The new templates, using new techniques developed and perfected for the new Mosaic Class marketing and support web sites used by affiliate Aurora PhotoArts, will be a general format used for Tampa Bay Modeling, Tampa Bay Acting, Tampa Bay Talent, Tampa Bay Dancer, Tampa Bay Film, and some other Raptor Class talent resource sites. It will be ready and deployed this Fall throughout our powerful fleet.
By 2014, Tampa Bay Modeling will, essentially, be a new web site, with new content and tools far outweighing what is on the site now. The site will be what it was always intended to be, and will finally reach its full potential. It will also be easy to navigate and use. It will be highly effective. The site will also be 100% free of charge to use, too!
Development of the new content and tools will be spread out cost-effectively by developing the new resources through Independent Modeling. The content and tools, developed for our mother site, will then be optimized for use on Tampa Bay Modeling. The same resources will also be used for Florida Models and our other sister sites. All of this work will especially be cost-effective with all of the talent resource sites being used for client support of the model and talent clients of Aurora PhotoArts and its projects, including Tampa Shootouts and its workshops, as well as a new ongoing modeling and talent jobs program rolling out in 2014.
The current fleet of modeling and talent resource sites will not only be improved and expanded, but there will be more of them. A lot more.
This overhaul, and a renewed Tampa Bay Modeling web site, is appropriate, especially with Tampa Bay Modeling celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014.

Licensed Florida Modeling and Talent Agency in the Tampa Bay area removed from Florida Models for being part of a modeling scam. 06/26/13 - Licensed Florida Modeling and Talent Agency in the Tampa Bay area removed from Florida Models for being part of a modeling scam.
Add this page to our growing book of why modeling and talent agencies should not be trusted until they have earned your trust. Just because they are licensed does NOT make them legitimate. Stay away from modeling and talent agencies affiliated with, or which endorse or refer models to, modeling schools, workshops, classes, boot camps, modeling portfolio photographers, or any other services which models would have to buy. There is a reason that this is specifically addressed in the State Statutes, models; read and learn it!
Agencies are only allowed, and supposed to, make money by finding models work and referring them into modeling jobs!
Also, in our educated and experienced opinion, anyone who tells you that the agency way is the only way either does not know what they are doing, or is trying to scam you.
For more, please check out our sister site Florida Models, where the scam agency was addressed today.

The Torch Has Been Passed. New Independent Modeling Site. 01/12/13 - The Torch Has Been Passed. New Independent Modeling Site.
It took an additional two months of work, due to other projects, but the new Athena Class Independent Modeling site is now online, and as of this moment, the torch has been passed from Tampa Bay Modeling back to Independent Modeling, and Tampa Bay Modeling is now officially an Independent Modeling site. The information below is still accurate, but displaced two months, and the late 2012 schedule dates have now become early to mid 2013. Effective immediately, work on this web site is on hiatus as we await our overhaul in the next few months. The Independent Talent sites, which includes Independent Modeling, must be up and running, with their new tools and technology, before it can be applied to the Tampa Bay Talent sites, which includes Tampa Bay Modeling. Tampa Bay Modeling had a ton of updates the past few years, and it’s been a good ride, but now the site has been scheduled for an overhaul, with the addition of the latest tools and technology from Independent Modeling, so we are now idling. There will be few, if any, updates to this site until our overhaul. When the overhaul happens, which is currently scheduled for Spring 2013, Tampa Bay Modeling will have its content reorganized, and the site will be much easier to use. We have a lot of cool things coming to the site, too. It’s just that it won’t ever be like it was between 2005 and 2012 again, with Tampa Bay Modeling taking the lead, as Independent Modeling is now taking the lead, again. Oh, and what a beauty the new Athena Class Independent Modeling site is, too! It’s as beautiful as the models whom it supports. We could literally stare at it all day long, as it is finally the site that it should have been when it originally launched in September of 2001.
Obviously, before we get our overhaul, Independent Modeling has to get up to speed, as tools developed for it will be ported to Tampa Bay Modeling for our use, with those tools optimized for this web site. At the moment, Independent Modeling is online and operational, but only barely, and it will be months before it become fully operational, as a lot more needs to be done.
Now that Independent Modeling has re launched with its new Athena Class site, this opens the door to more Athena Class sites, and those sites will be built and deployed much faster than Independent Modeling was. Independent Modeling was a very old site with a lot of outdated content and directories, and it took a lot of work to get the site to where it is now. Now that the old files are sealed off, updates should be faster on that site, too. There are some of you out there who may not know that we took over Florida Models and Florida Actors back in September 2012, and that was a LOT of added work which had a direct impact on work on Independent Modeling and our other sites. Additionally, we were backed up with a lot of emergency work on over 50 web sites at the time from an issue going back to May 2012, which has finally been resolved (Let’s just say that we have a lot of brand new web sites launching this year, with none of the mistakes that were made before happening again, none of the baggage from old files, and all of our experience coming to bear to make sites which will be unstoppable. By 2014, issues going back to 2008 will be resolved in addition to the issues from May 2012. A lot of revolutionary breakthroughs in web site tactics were made in 2012, and we are now applying them to our work). At the moment, Florida Models and Florida Actors are using emulated versions of their old (classic) sites which were rushed online. There will be one more update to those classic sites before brand new sites are built on top of, and over, the original sites (the classic sites and directories will be left online and intact as an archive and an online museum). With the first Athena Class site now online for Independent Modeling, it opens the door for the others to be built and deployed. Because those other sites are much smaller and simpler (initially), we can pretty much start from scratch, and do this right. Each of the new Athena Class sites can be built and deployed in less than a week, and we have a total of six more on order for the first half of 2013, which makes seven, and we may add an additional one by the end of the year, which will make eight (that last one would be a regional professional photography and photographer resource site, the only Athena Class site used for the Tampa Bay region). Right now, we are working on the Aurora PhotoArts web sites for the rest of January, which means that Independent Modeling will not see many updates for a few weeks. Independent Acting will use the second Athena Class site, and should be online in February, followed by the third Athena Class site for Florida Models, and the fourth Athena Class site for Florida Actors. The remaining three Athena Class sites on order (all of those sites are currently classified, and we cannot name them at this time), will be built and launched in the Spring of 2013. With Aurora PhotoArts, we will have a total of 12 state-of-the-art Mosaic Class marketing and support web sites up and operational by the Summer of 2013, and the first three of those will be operational by February.
Which brings us to Tampa Bay Modeling and the other Tampa Bay Talent sites.
All of the Tampa Bay Talent sites, with the exception of Tampa Bay Film, which will use a new Revolution Class site because of its online film festival (a lot of resources are being invested in Tampa Bay Film, too), will use the current Raptor 3 variant of the Raptor Class site, so other than some minor aesthetic chances, such as colors on some of Tampa Bay Modeling’s sibling sites, the site designs will remain the same. The content and the organization of the content of all of the sites, however, will dramatically change. All of the sites will be loaded up with the latest tools and technology from the mother Independent Talent sites. The new content and tools will be organized well, making the sites easier to use. Oh, and we will be building and deploying a brand new Raptor Class site for Tampa Bay Dancer in 2013, when our newest sister site finally launches. This new Raptor Class site, too, will utilize a Raptor 3 variant.
2013 is going to be an exciting year.

Passing the torch. 10/23/12 - Passing the torch.
Since 2005, work on Independent Modeling was diverted to Tampa Bay Modeling as some of the latest, and most experimental, modeling resources and support technologies were tested through our site. Some of these technologies were proven, and became operational. During that 7 year span of time, Independent Modeling itself became largely dormant, with two site upgrades, but little content published.
This is about to change.
Just over 2 years ago, in October 2010, a new Athena Class site (not to be confused with the original) was developed for Independent Modeling, with plans on using the new class of site, which is a cutting-edge, late 3rd Generation site, on Independent Acting and other talent resource sites. This new site has been tested and adjusted since, and sometime this week, Independent Modeling will re launch with the new site. At that time, the work from Independent Modeling which had been published on Tampa Bay Modeling will be diverted back to the main mother site. At first, due to the fact that Independent Modeling is a huge, and old, modeling resource site, being 11 years old, the new Independent Modeling site will be barely operational, as old outdated files have been sealed off. In the coming months, however, certainly before the end of 2012, new resources, tools, and technologies will be added to the site. These new tools and technologies are completely developed, and will be deployed as operational, and some of them will revolutionize the modeling industry (if you could only see what we have seen. Independent Modeling has developed, tested, and has been sitting on mature technology for the past 2 years). By the end of 2012, Independent Modeling will eclipse Tampa Bay Modeling, and will become the most advanced modeling resource site in the world once again.
And, with that, Tampa Bay Modeling passes the torch back to Independent Modeling this week.
It’s not the end of Tampa Bay Modeling, however. It’s just the end of this site being used as a test bed for new concepts. It will also be the beginning of less frequent, and more strategic, updates. Tampa Bay Modeling will be overhauled with the latest Independent Modeling technology in the coming months, technology edited and optimized for the Tampa Bay Modeling market, and formatted and adapted for this Raptor Class web site, which is a different design than the much newer Athena Class site, but no less important, or effective (this is a Raptor 3 version of the Raptor Class, which, like the current Athena Class site for Independent Modeling due online this week, is a late 3rd Generation web site, and it is still a front line site. The Athena is more advanced that this one is, but, with an overhaul, the Raptor will have no problem keeping up, as well as being an appropriate and effective platform for the latest Independent Modeling tools and technologies. This Raptor 3 came online on December 16, 2007, and the original Raptor Class site was commissioned on January 18, 2006, with the Raptor 2 online on September 7, 2007. Although the new Athena Class site used by Independent Modeling was designed in October 2010, the Raptor 3 is still a front line site, able to handle whatever Independent Modeling gives it, and the Raptor 3 Raptor Class sites, used by Tampa Bay Modeling, Tampa Bay Acting, Tampa Bay Talent, and Tampa Bay Dancer will be used until replaced by a 4th Generation site sometime around, or after, 2014). After the content and directory organization of Tampa Bay Modeling in late 2012, site updates will be less frequent than before, as most of the work will be over at Independent Modeling. Tampa Bay Modeling, however, will continue to be important, and regularly updated, as it is the Tampa Bay regional modeling resource site of Independent Modeling, and with Independent Modeling also published and operated out of the Tampa Bay area, but optimized for the national and international modeling industry, the Tampa Bay market is very important, especially with the concepts of Independent Modeling being developed and proven here. Tampa Bay is ground zero of the independent talent revolution, and the main ones who will pay for this would be talent agencies in the area, as well as modeling and talent scams. All of the regional modeling and talent resource sites of Independent Modeling are ensured continued support.
On the subject of regional talent resource sites, we have become much more powerful, too. Remember the earlier report that we closed down Florida Modeling Career and obtained a much better site in return? Well, if we had retained Florida Modeling Career, we would have still had to close it down, as this newer site is more established, and we would not have had the time to run two Florida regional modeling resource sites. As of September 27, 2012, we are now the proud owners and publishers of Florida Models and Florida Actors, legendary modeling and talent resource sites that literally started it all years before Independent Modeling was ever thought of. The sites are currently online and operational as emulated versions of the classic web site design (notice that there is no design class specified on the sites, even though C. A. Passinault put together the emulated sites), and, in a few weeks, those original site files will become an online museum and an archive, as both Florida Models and Florida Actors will be re launched as new Athena Class talent resource sites, just like the one used by Independent Modeling.
With that, it is back to work for us! Tampa Bay Modeling will not see any major updates until the overhaul, which will happen after the Athena Class web sites for Independent Modeling, Independent Acting, and the Independent Talent sites are up and running, the new Revolution Class site for Tampa Bay Film is operational, and at least the first 3 Mosaic Class photography and design marketing and support sites for Aurora PhotoArts are online (which would bring us to sometime in December). Advanced Model, which uses a Pioneer Class site like the ones used for Frontier Pop and Tampa Film Revolution, is scheduled to be brought online as an online modeling resource magazine and site in early 2013. The Pioneer Class site, which was proven to be extremely effective since being initially deployed for Frontier Pop in 2010, directly led to the innovation and the technology used be the new Athena Class sites.

Big changes coming. New sites. 09/11/12 - Big changes coming. New sites.
This fall, Tampa Bay Modeling and its sister sites will undergo an overhaul, with the latest modeling career tools and new organization of all of the site content so that the site is easy to use. It will also be easy for our readers to find what they are looking for.
Currently, Tampa Bay Modeling is the most advanced modeling resource site in the world, with Independent Modeling work done on this web site over the past 7 years as we put our mother site on hold. This will change. Independent Modeling is about to be relaunched with the most current modeling resource tools and information, and we have another new sister site coming, a Florida regional modeling site, which is old, but will now be new.
In 2008, new modeling resource technologies and formats were developed for our then-Florida regional resource site, Florida Modeling Career. Florida Modeling Career had some very advanced tools developed for it, and they were to become the standard. The tools were never deployed, however, and over time, work on Independent Modeling developed tools even more advanced, building on the tools developed for Florida Modeling Career. Florida Modeling Career launched, but was in limbo as the years progressed. Recently, in a domain name shakeup from the spring, we decided to close Florida Modeling Career, which left a gap in our regional coverage, and let the domain name go. This was a small mistake, however, not because of the regional modeling resource gap for Florida, but because a cybersquatter took our domain name and attached it to a scraper site (a type of spam site). They then wrote up some phoney archive section going back to when we owned the site. This is more annoying than it is a threat to us, however, because the site is now full of gibberish. As a result of this, we will now be burning any domain names that we are planning on getting rid of before we do so, making them worthless to anyone trying to acquire them. Regarding the domain names for Tampa Bay Modeling, Independent Modeling, and Advanced Model, however, these are strong brands, and they are not going anywhere.
As fate would have it, we now have a new Florida regional modeling resource site in the works which is even better that Florida Modeling Career was, and we are committed to this site because of its legacy, as it is already well-established. It will fill the gap. That is all that we can reveal right now, but everyone will be stunned when we reveal what the site is.
Now, for news about our overhaul.
This site design will not change. It currently uses a Raptor 3 Raptor Class site, and will continue to use one. Tampa Bay Modeling, Tampa Bay Acting, Tampa Bay Dancer, and Tampa Bay Talent will also use Raptor 3's. Although we had one person complain about the design of the site, and they said that it was bad, it isn’t, as we disagree (ironically, the detractor has no web sites). These sites have good designs.
Our content, however, will change, and it really needs to be organized. We will also be adding the latest, most advanced tools for models.
Independent Modeling, Independent Acting, our upcoming Independent Talent site, and our Florida regional modeling resource site will use Athena Class sites, and will have the most advanced modeling and talent career tools in the world. The new tools on Tampa Bay Modeling will be based upon the latest from Independent Modeling. Advanced Model, which officially has not launched yet, will use a Pioneer Class web site, much like the ones used by the successful Frontier Pop and Tampa Film Revolution sites, but more refined.
It will be a while longer before we will have time to overhaul Tampa Bay Modeling, however, as one of our sister Tampa Bay Talent sites will be the first to be equipped with the latest advancements, and it will work out all of the details before our site is worked on. Ironically, this sister site will be the only Tampa Bay Talent site which will not use a Raptor Class site. It will use a Revolution Class site, which was derived from the Athena Class, as it has an online film festival which is more compatible with the new design class. That site is Tampa Bay Film, and you only need to look at that site to preview what is coming to Tampa Bay Modeling.
Our Florida regional modeling site will retain its old site files in a legacy archive section (emulated, of course, because the original owner coded it weird. The new web site directories and files will use a new, state of the art Athena Class site like the one that Independent Modeling will use later this year, but the design aesthetics will pay respects to the original design, so it will look different from any of our other sites. We will be using our trademarked slogan “Where Florida models build their careers”, which was originally used for the now-closed Florida Modeling Career site, on the Florida regional modeling resource site. Also note that we still own the trademark for Florida Modeling Career, so we don’t know what the person who took that domain name is thinking, as they can’t really use it for anything). The Florida modeling resource site will also support its original founders, and pay the proper respect to them.
We have posted pictures of the upcoming, new Independent Modeling site, as well as the upcoming new Tampa Bay Film site. Again, keep in mind that Tampa Bay Modeling’s design will not change, but those new resources, content, and tools will be coming to this site later this year.

Overhaul On Site Content 05/02/12 - Overhaul On Site Content
Tampa Bay Modeling director C. A. Passinault ordered an overhaul on overall site content on not just this site, but over 60 others. Most links to other affiliated sites will be disconnected, and excessive content will be removed. This is an effort to stabilize overall SEO performance and position us for the long term. We are abandoning the meta site strategy, and are going to do more of a stand-alone site strategy with content overlap; we will no longer telegraph our web site resources to hostile parties, especially as old domains are dumped and new ones are invested in. This is also in preparation for the overhaul of the Tampa Bay Modeling site this summer, which will make this site easier to use and more relevant for the careers of independent models.

New Emphasis On Modeling Resources 04/24/12 - New Emphasis On Modeling Resources
Tampa Bay Modeling is planning an overhaul this spring and early summer, with a more ....

Tampa Bay Modeling Overhaul Scheduled For Spring 2012. Tampa Bay Modeling overhaul in Spring 2012, Tampa modeling jobs, Independent Modeling, new technologies and tools, web site project, talent resource sites, and the next Tampa Bay Modeling site. 02/18/12 - Tampa Bay Modeling Overhaul Scheduled For Spring 2012.
Tampa Bay Modeling overhaul in Spring 2012, Tampa modeling jobs, Independent Modeling, new technologies and tools, web site project, talent resource sites, and the next Tampa Bay Modeling site.

A thought: In our opinion, although models should use agencies as one of many sources of finding and booking work, they should never be dependent upon an agency, allow an agency to manage them, or allow an agency to tell them what to do, as the agency is supposed to work FOR models.
Do not accept the limitations of modeling agencies, and take charge of your modeling career! An open market is superior to a closed, limited market, especially when a closed market is corrupt. Do not sell yourself short!

WARNING! Tampa Bay models are getting exploited and ripped off by working for free at fashion shows, events, workshops, and charity events. If THEY make money, so should you!

Tampa Shootouts and Tampa Workshops. Tampa Bay Modeling photography and modeling events, and the professional alternative to what others are doing in the Tampa Bay market. The standard in modeling photography shootout events and in modeling and photography industry workshops.Get involved, today! 12/10/11 - Tampa Shootouts and Tampa Workshops. Tampa Bay Modeling photography and modeling events, and the professional alternative to what others are doing in the Tampa Bay market. The standard in modeling photography shootout events and in modeling and photography industry workshops.
Get involved, today!

Beware of unethical bait and switches in Tampa Bay modeling photography workshops and shootouts!
Get the full pay that they promised as well as pictures from the workshops! Don’t let them hold things from you to talk down your pay rate, and NEVER allow them to sell you anything at a modeling job!

06/09/11 Older updates which are moved from the front page to the archive section. Click here for some of the older newer content updates on Tampa Bay Modeling, the new look of modeling in Tampa Bay!

C. A. Passinault: Tampa Bay’s original, and best, model maker.
Writer. Photographer. Innovator. Pioneer. The leader of the modeling industry revolution known as the independent modeling movement. The one who has changed markets and industries, and continues to do so.
Modeling and talent expert C. A. Passinault, the leader of the independent modeling movement which is revolutionizing the modeling industry.Tampa Bay Modeling is directed by C. A. Passinault, owner and lead photographer of Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design. Since 2000, for over a decade, C. A. Passinault has been the original model maker in the Tampa Bay market, and he still is. He is also the best, a modeling and talent expert with no equal in Florida. C. A. Passinault has more leverage in the market than all of the modeling agencies and schools combined, as well as more credibility; you only have to ask the models who work with him to verify this. C. A. Passinault, unless otherwise indicated, is the author of all of the content published on Tampa Bay Modeling, as well as the photographer behind the photographs and the models.
C. A. Passinault is the man behind the best models in this market, as well as Florida. Those models will be the ones taking away work from less professional models who do not invest in their careers, or who choose to be dependent upon modeling agencies which are supposed to be working for the models whom they represent. Balance and true integrity will be maintained in the market.
Tampa Bay Modeling supports the Passinault agenda, and it is the first, middle, and final word on modeling in Tampa Bay. This our market, and we are the gatekeepers. Agencies, schools, scams, and amateurs fall before us. Follow the leader, and learn the lessons of what we do, or lose your way. - 06/09/11

The Latest, Newest Tampa Bay Modeling Content Updates

Amateurs VS Professionals 11/09/11 - Amateurs VS Professionals - Now online.


In May 2011, Tampa Bay Modeling director C. A. Passinault, who is also a top modeling and talent photographer in this market, was invited to attend a modeling photography shootout event in the Tampa Bay area. Organized by a man claiming to be a model coach, the organizer assumed that Passinault owned a modeling agency, which was not the case. Thinking that was the case, he invited Passinault to his event, although he was aware, too, that Passinault was a professional photographer who had over a decade of experience working with models. 11/09/11 - Statement about Tampa shootouts - In May 2011, Tampa Bay Modeling director C. A. Passinault, who is also a top modeling and talent photographer in this market, was invited to attend a modeling photography shootout event in the Tampa Bay area. Organized by a man claiming to be a model coach, the organizer assumed that Passinault owned a modeling agency, which was not the case. Thinking that was the case, he invited Passinault to his event, although he was aware, too, that Passinault was a professional photographer who had over a decade of experience working with models.
Hours before the event began, Passinault was talking to the organizer, who offered to refer his models to
Tampa Shootouts: The first shot is fired in the Tampa shootout war!Passinault’s modeling agency. Passinault stressed that he did not have a modeling and talent agency, and that anyone who read Tampa Bay Modeling would know that. The organizer asked Passinault what he did. Passinault told him that Tampa Bay Modeling was a modeling resource site, and not an agency, and that he was a modeling expert and a photographer who was in business to provide models with the career tools that they needed. The organizer then said “That’s what I do!”, even though he had only been doing TFP photography sessions with mostly amateur models for only two years, and had yet to turn it into any kind of business. Passinault had been in business as a professional modeling and talent photographer for over a decade, and the organizer already knew that; in a previous conversation, he told Passinault “You are where I want to be as a photographer”. Although Passinault knew that the organizer did not do what he did professionally, and was not capable of it, he was polite to him. The invitation to attend stood, though, and Passinault informed him that he would try to attend if he could.
Passinault was able to attend, and the organizer, according to witnesses, was very insecure about Passinault being around his shootout event. The organizer was rude to Passinault, keeping Passinault away from the main shootout area, and denying to the other attendees, behind Passinault’s back, that he had invited Passinault, insisting that Passinault had “invited himself”. He also told the photographers and the models to avoid talking to Passinault, and to not accept any cards or other material from him.
Passinault stayed around, hanging out outside of the main shootout area. Passinault realized that many of the models and photographers at the event were amateurs, but he was polite to them. He decided to observe the shoot as best as he could, as he was noticing mistakes. Passinault was also not impressed that the organizer had new models doing high-risk modeling, which crippled their marketability, raising serious credibility issues about the organizer knowing what he was doing. At least one of the models was rude to Passinault, and Passinault could not understand why she had such an attitude. Still, others did talk to him. Two others, who’s ability to model was questionable, gave him dirty glances. At the end of the day, as he left, not aware that the organizer had told the others to avoid him, he asked the organizer if it was ok to pass out business cards and Tampa Bay Modeling flyers. The organizer told him that Passinault could give the material to him, and that he would make sure that everyone received them. Of course, Passinault and already talked to a lot of them, and many of them already had exchanged cards with him or asked for cards and flyers.
Many of the attendees knew that Passinault had been invited, as it was obvious, and that the organizer was being rude to him for no reason. They also knew who he was. Afterwards, they read an article that he had written about the shootout, and confirmed his suspicions; they filled him in on things that he was not previously aware of.
Passinault was fed up with the unprofessional nature of not only this shootout event, but with others that he had studied over the past five years. Enough was enough. Passinault realized that the material that he had given to the organizer was probably destroyed, and that the organizer had lied to him and misled him, which made it a scam. This known, Passinault began organizing the professional standard for shootout events in the Tampa Bay area, and he would do it with the help of professional photographers and models who were also fed up with the unprofessional mayhem in the industry; mayhem caused by amateurs who pretended to be professionals.
The first shot in the Tampa shootout war began, and Passinault moved to finish it.

Standards have dropped in the Tampa modeling industry 11/09/11 - Standards have dropped in the Tampa modeling industry - What happens when Tampa Bay Modeling’s C. A. Passinault pays a visit to a Tampa modeling agency and travels to an amateur modeling photography shoot? He discovers that standards really have fallen in the Tampa modeling industry! The research was worth it, though, as it leads to a new generation of modeling career tools to be developed for Tampa Bay Modeling and Independent Modeling.

You can thrive in a modeling market full of free alternatives. 06/09/11 - You can thrive in a modeling market full of free alternatives! - The way for both professional models and photographers to make it in a saturated market full of hobbyists and amateurs who are enabled by cheap technology and free online profiles in today’s modeling industry. Free or low cost is a false economy, and professionals who position themselves in the market properly, and who market their services by demonstrating true value, have a career where they can make a living despite others trying to drop the bottom out of the market, as free is no alternative to professional and effective work. Professionals do not work for free when those who are in the market for what they provide need it.

Blast from the past! Tampa modeling jobs to avoid. Real models get paid, and the jobs are worthwhile! 06/09/11 - Blast from the past! Tampa modeling jobs to avoid. Real models get paid, and the jobs are worthwhile!

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