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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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TAMPA MODELING SERVICESTampa 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.

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Please note: Tampa Bay Modeling is NOT a modeling and talent agency. That’s not what we do. We are a Tampa Bay regional modeling resource web site with information which is available at no cost to you, and with no obligation to buy anything. If needed, however, we also offer modeling career services such as model testing, modeling portfolio photography services, composite card design, portfolios, and model web sites. Our services DO cost money, but they are worth it, and they are the best investment in your modeling career that you can find in Florida. Again, too, you do not have to buy any of those services in order to use our modeling resource web site; we just have these services available if you need them, and all models need them in order to effectively market their careers and to be able to compete against other models.
If Tampa Bay Modeling WERE an agency, it would be illegal for us to sell these services or to make money referring models to services. After you see the value and the quality of our services, you will be happy that we are not an agency, too, especially when you realize that you do not need to be dependent upon an agency to find and book modeling jobs!

Convenient. Professional. Informative. Effective.
Optimized to give you an advantage over your competition, who are other models.
Agency represented or independent, you’re going to need our modeling career services.
Our model clients are educated and professional; the only modeling school that you will ever need is right here!
We are Tampa Bay Modeling, and, through Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, we also offer the best value in modeling career services in Florida!

A summary of our modeling career services

A model testing program which can evaluate your potential before you start your career.
The standard in Florida for modeling portfolios, composite cards, and model web sites.
Our services give models the advantage over models who book the services of our competitors. They will not be able to compete with you, just like our competitors can’t compete with us; we can do for models what we have already done for ourselves.
Over a decade of experience in setting the standards for modeling and talent career services.
You can also skip modeling schools, which are poor-value. You don’t need them, as you have us. Tampa Bay Modeling is here for you, and our site doesn’t cost anything to use and reference!
The quality and track record of our services speaks for itself. We are also honest about what we are in business to do. We don’t advertise modeling jobs and then make you buy something before you can be considered, and we do not manage models. Our models manage their own careers. Our information is provided at no-cost, and our services, which do cost and are an investment into your modeling career, are refined and effective.

Tampa Bay Modeling is a free modeling resource site, powered by Independent Modeling, specifically optimized for the Tampa modeling industry. Although this site is free, and can be used with no obligation to buy anything or any services, we do have services available for both aspiring and experienced professional models in the Tampa Bay area. It is our intention to provide the standard for these services for any model who needs them, and these services were designed to be the best value for any model and their career. If you are a model who is serious about your career, you need what we are offering here.
Eventually, every model needs to invest in their modeling career, and when they are ready, we are here for them. Modeling photography, composite card, and web site services are also guaranteed for quality. Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, which is affiliated with us, is the company providing these services, and they have specialized in modeling portfolio and talent headshot photography services in the Tampa Bay market since 2000. We are the standard which everyone else aspires to compete with, and we’ve been the market standard in Tampa Bay and Florida for over a decade now. You will not be able to find comparable services to what we offer anywhere else in Florida, especially since Aurora PhotoArts is the only photography and design company directly connected to Tampa Bay Modeling, Independent Modeling, Florida Modeling Career, and Advanced Model. These services are designed to be convenient and effective for models of all types and experience, and we are your true one-stop-shop for modeling career services in the Florida modeling markets. Models know this, and we’ve had models travel from outside of the Tampa Bay area book our services. The reason for our services is to give our models an advantage over other models, and to give them effective career tools of the highest quality. Models who take short cuts will not be able to compete with models who invest in our services, and that is the entire idea. We offer serious career tools for serious models.
Also, it should be noted that we’re better at evaluating new models, modeling portfolios, composite cards, and modeling career tools than any modeling agency. The reason is that these services are what we are in business to do. The agencies are in another business, the business to find modeling job leads for models and to work for them. The agencies are not in business to sell anything to models, or to refer them to anyone who they “recommend”, as it is a conflict of interest. Models should never buy anything from anyone who an agency refers them to, as the model cannot be sure that the agency is not making money from the referral; at the time of this writing, it is not only against the law for agencies to make money from referrals to anyone who sells to models, but it is a conflict of interest, too. The modeling and talent agency which makes money from modeling portfolios and other services will be less inclined to find and book models into work. Let them do what they do, and let us do what we do. As a result, Tampa Bay Modeling and Aurora PhotoArts is more qualified than any agency is for modeling career services, as well as anyone else claiming to do such services in the Tampa Bay area.
Also, unlike others, we do not mislead people to sell services, and do not charge overpriced fees for useless services such as modeling classes which many modeling scams (not legitimate modeling career services businesses) offer. Our rates are fair, middle-market rates optimized for value and effectiveness. It is our goal to provide affordable modeling career tools while also ensuring that they are the most effective, and relevant, in the market. We don’t rip models off by charging $600.00 to $1,200.00 for modeling portfolios, the latter being especially inappropriate because those are commercial photography rates. You also won’t catch us selling low quality laser composite cards to models.
Just talk to us during a consultation, and we will explain everything. We believe in what we do, and once you hear us out, you will, too!

MODELING CAREER SERVICES

Model Testing
Espy model testing photography sessions in the Tampa Bay area by Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, which is affiliated with us. Espy, which began in 2003, is all-new, and refined, for 2011! We’ve already worked theses model testing sessions for years, and have refined the business model. Our model testing sessions are a perfect, low-cost way of evaluating your modeling potential, and you will also get some great pictures out of the session. When you see the results of the photography from our model testing services, you will also see what you will be getting into when you decide that modeling is something that you want to do. When you step up to a full modeling portfolio photography package to give you the portfolio that you will need for your modeling career, as well as what you will need for your other modeling career tools, such as composite cards, you will get what you need to effectively market your career and take jobs away from models who are using portfolios of less quality. Special rates available for select models.

Our two-look Espy model testing services are a low cost way to evaluate your modeling potential, as well as give you excellent modeling photographs which can be used as a basis for that evaluation. The pictures, too, can be used in your modeling portfolio, which you will have to invest in if you are serious about starting a modeling career as a professional model.
Tampa Bay Modeling model testing services are done on location is the Tampa Bay area by Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, which we are directly affiliated with. Aurora PhotoArts has been specializing in modeling and talent photography since 2000, and the Espy model testing program has been used since 2003. Starting in 2011, our Espy model testing program is all-new, with special offers for models who choose to step up to a modeling portfolio if their evaluation shows them that they have modeling potential.

Modeling Photography

Either by the look, with a two-look minimum at normal rates, or a special six-look modeling portfolio photography package, our modeling portfolio photography is designed to give you an effective portfolio that will give you a competitive edge in your modeling career. Modeling portfolio photography services are guaranteed for quality, too, so there is no risk.

Although models can book our Tampa modeling portfolio photography services by the look if they wish (two-look minimum at per-look rates, which are higher than package deals), to update their portfolio or composite card, our six-look modeling portfolio photography package is the best deal around. Modeling portfolio photography services are guaranteed for quality, too, as the point of the modeling portfolio photography session is to obtain professional, modeling-relevant pictures that you can use to market your modeling career. If you are unhappy with your pictures, we reshoot for free!*
Modeling photography rates subject to change at any time, and with no warning, although booking any services will lock in the specified rates. We are considering changing the rates as early as 2012, and our photography rates could double in the next few years.

Modeling Portfolios
Modeling portfolio books, cases, inserts, and other support features. Some of our modeling portfolio cases are designed to carry paperwork, composite cards, release forms, pay vouchers, agreements, cards, and other modeling career tools.

Our durable and professional array of modeling portfolio books, inserts, and other tools are perfect for marketing your career, once you obtain the pictures that you will need to put in your book. Some of our portfolio cases even hold your composite cards, releases, pay vouchers, and other modeling paperwork. We will even help you plan out an effective layout and design for your portfolio presentation!
In today’s modeling industry, there are a lot of models who cut corners and don’t bother with a printed portfolio book. They stick with pictures on the Internet, and, at the most, cheap, low quality composite cards. Don’t be that model. You will be competing against those models for modeling jobs, and you want modeling tools that will make you stand out as a serious professional model. Even in today’s wireless, social media-driven world, a portfolio book with actual prints of your pictures is still relevant for your career. Since modeling jobs still require paperwork, too, you will also need something to carry your paperwork and composite cards in. You will need this! When you finally meet the modeling job face to face to be considered for the job, a portfolio book with beautiful prints gives them something to look through, too, while they interview you. Do you think that model who don’t have a book with prints are going to be able to compete when all of their pictures are on their cell phone?
Please note, however, that digital devices can be useful, too, as well as convenient. Our portfolio services also include e-Portfolios, such as digital portfolios on devices such as the iPad. We’ll optimize your picture files for these devices, as well as give you a strategy so that the new technology augments, and enhances, the old. You can use both, and it will be more effective if you do. We’ll show you how.

Composite Cards
Modeling composite cards are an 8 X 5 ½ inch, or similarly sized, two-sided cards with pictures on the front and on the back, along with the name, contact information, and the stats of the model. They are very much a highlight of the overall portfolio of the model. Composite cards, which are mandatory for any modeling career, are also known as comps, comp cards, zeds, and zed cards. We prefer to call them composite cards.
We offer composite card set up and design services, and work with you to give you the most effective composite card possible..
For a limited time, we are also offering Web Comps to any model who books our composite card design and set up services. Web Comps, which are our concept, and which have worked extremely well since 2002, are composite card image files which can be sent instantly anywhere in the world, and can also be used on web sites. They are like one-sided composite cards which can also be printed from any computer in the world. Web Comps augment and enhance conventional printed composite cards, as both have advantages and disadvantages which overlap, and both cover the drawbacks of the other. You’ll need both, and we’ll show you how to use them both in an concerted career marketing effort.

Our composite card design services are second to none in the Tampa Bay area, as well as Florida. Although you would have to come to the Tampa Bay area for our model testing and photography services, we service professional models from all over the world.
The average composite card is a 8 X 5 ½ inch to a 7 X 5 inch, two-side card with one look, usually a color headshot, on the front, and four looks on the back. The more of a variety of looks that are on the card, the better that it will market you. The card also has the name of the model, an area where agencies can place their contact sticker, and the stats of the model.
An established modeling portfolio, with professional-quality pictures, are required for composite cards, which represent sample of the best of your modeling portfolio. Your composite card will only be as effective as the pictures that you use in it, just like your portfolio, although our exceptional composite card design work can almost make anything look professional.
For a limited time, we are also offering Tampa Bay Modeling or Independent Modeling web comps to all models who invest in our composite card services, at no additional charge. These web comps are image files which can be e-mailed, or used on web sites; they can be printed from any computer in the world. Although web comps are meant to augment printed composite cards, and can enhance the marketing of any modeling career, they are not meant to replace conventional composite cards. Web Comps are much more convenient than regular composite cards, however, and can be used in instantly sending your pictures to anyone in your initial contact.

Model Web Sites
Professional model web sites with a dedicated domain name, usually something like (yourname).Com, are a must for any serious professional model, especially independent models who find and book modeling jobs on their own. You will not be taken seriously as an independent model without a real web site, as it demonstrates professional investment into your modeling career. Other models, who take short cuts and don’t bother investing in their careers, and who use freebie social media and portfolio networking site profiles as their “web site”, won’t be able to compete with you, either. You need to set yourself apart with a comprehensive array of effective modeling career tools, and a web site is the core of that array. You will only get out of your modeling career what you put into it, and investing in your career is the best investment that you will ever make.
You’re on Tampa Bay Modeling right now, so you know that we know web sites and web site design, as well as SEO. You will benefit from our experience and skill.

If you are serious about your modeling career, especially if you are smart enough to find and book modeling work on your own AS you allow more than one modeling agency to work for you to find modeling job leads, you are going to need a web site. Independent models are only taken as seriously as the investment in their career that is demonstrated through professional career tools. With a professionally designed modeling web site, you will not only have an advantage over models when modeling jobs look for models using a search engine, but the models using freebie social media and portfolio networking profiles will not be able to compete with you. With all of the noise in the modeling industry today, you need to stand out, and the best way to do that it with a professional web site for your modeling career.
Do web sites work? Well, you found Tampa Bay Modeling, didn’t you? A professional model web site can do the same for you and your modeling career!
Please note: Models need to have a professional modeling portfolio before they even think about investing in a web site. You are going to need professional modeling portfolio photographs demonstrating the range of looks that you are capable of as a model before your web site is truly effective. Like any modeling career tool, your web site is only as good as what you put into it.

* Terms and conditions apply. Please read your service agreement. We will also discuss details with you.

PUBLISHED 06/09/11

UPDATED 06/09/11

   

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