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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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Modeling scams can cost you your career! Don’t be misled or exploited! BONUS: Upcoming features on Tampa Bay Modeling, Summer 2011!

If they have to mislead you in order to get your business, can they really do anything for your modeling career? If they rip off Tampa Bay Modeling and their competition by plagiarizing (taking our information and passing it off as their own “advice”, without citing the source) what is published on web sites, won’t they steal from you, too? Can you trust them? Think about this the next time that they advertise a modeling job, they make you go through them in order to contact the job, and they end up selling you overpriced services, instead. Deceptive marketing and trade practices are fraud! Modeling job scams are the number one modeling scam in Tampa Bay, followed by modeling school scams, model management scams and modeling agency placement scams, the latter three which also use modeling jobs as bait to lure in prospective victims. Also, do not trust anyone who offers services which they are not licensed to do; if they cannot legally make money doing what they offer, they are either lying to you or don’t know what they are doing, and in either case, they won’t be able to do anything for you but take your money and cripple your potential modeling career. You must also consider this if you see any content from Tampa Bay Modeling, or content which is on the web sites of their competitors, before doing any business with them. Avoid them if they steal from others.
There are times in your modeling career where you will have to invest in it. Just make sure that those who you buy from are qualified, and that they are honest about what they are really in business to do. Also, check references, and make sure that their work is appropriate, and relevant, for your modeling career. New models should avoid any high-risk modeling work, especially in their modeling portfolios; avoid provocative poses (make sure that you would be comfortable showing your parents the pictures, as a rule of thumb. Sexy has no business being in the portfolio of a new model, and it CAN backfire!), skimpy bikinis, glamour modeling, boudoir modeling, and any underdressed or clothing-optional modeling. They are all legitimate fields of modeling, but they are too dangerous for new models; you have to have experience, and know what you are doing, before attempting any modeling which is high-risk. High-risk modeling work can cripple or destroy your marketability as a model, and make it much more difficult for you to book most modeling jobs. Also, pictures cannot be undone, and once they are out there, you have no control over them.
Speaking of control over how pictures will be used, make sure that you have the terms of any photography shoot, in writing, before you book the shoot, and make sure that any modeling release that you sign supports what was already agreed upon. If it is different, DON’T SIGN IT, and take both the release, and the original written information, to your attorney! A change of the terms and conditions after the job is done is a scam, because it was misleading!
Also, if you book a shoot or some modeling job, and the terms change, without warning, just before the job, let them know that it is inappropriate for them to do so, and walk away. Keep everything in writing so that you have evidence to back you up if they blame you. Stick to your guns, and do not allow anyone to take advantage of you!
Get everything is writing, and save everything for evidence. Verbal agreements have no business in a modeling career. If they mean what they say, they will put it in writing, and they will also sign it!
We published this warning now because of the recurring instances of modeling scam activity in the Tampa Bay area, because we have found some of our content and content from Independent Modeling on other web sites, and because we have a ton of new content, modeling tools, modeling pay vouchers, forms and agreements, interactive tutorials, video tutorials, and other cool features coming to all of our modeling sites the summer of 2011!
Also, as an exclusive to Tampa Bay Modeling, is a new story series about a fictional Tampa Bay model named Kat (which is short for Katherine), who is a modern independent model. Kat finds and books modeling work on her own, uses several different modeling and talent agencies as an additional source of modeling job leads to cover all of the angles, and she also takes the time to investigate modeling scams and make them accountable, taking them down! This story series, by C. A. Passinault, is very much in the spirit of Passinault’s previous modeling serial on Independent Modeling, Born Beautiful, which was published on the site back in 2004 (and, for the convenience of our readers, is now also available here on Tampa Bay Modeling). Born Beautiful was a series of two short stories about an independent model named Cammy, and dealt with her booking work as a model, her personal life, and some insecurities that she had to work through. Born Beautiful was also set in 2004/ 2005, and a lot has changed in the industry since then (Born Beautiful may be continued as a story series, continuing years later in the present day with its third episode, or maybe even continuing set in back in that time period, but Passinault has not decided, yet, if he will continue the series, as he wants to focus on new properties). Kat, the character in the new story series, is much more experienced, and a lot more sure of herself because of that experience. More accomplished, knowledgeable, headstrong and sure of herself, Kat will be spending a lot of time doing what all professionals have an obligation to do: to police the industry and to help bring accountability and order to it. Kat will be constantly balancing her career and working as a model with her scam fighting activities. Kat will also balance her modeling career with the unpleasant job of putting clueless portfolio networking site models, models who refuse to invest in their careers, in their place, while taking jobs from other models. The new story series, which is still untitled, is set in the present day. The first of these stories will be published this summer, and will also be featured in C. A. Passinault’s upcoming Advanced Model modeling book, which will, now, also have bonus sections added for actors and talent.
There’s more, too. Expect a lot more modeling stories and anecdotes to be published on Independent Modeling, Advanced Model, Florida Modeling Career, and, yes, even on Tampa Bay Modeling. We are going to inform while we entertain! Similar work, relevant to their prospective industries, will be published on the other Tampa Bay Talent and Independent Talent sites (Passinault wants to get back into writing fiction, which was his first love as a writer).
Regarding Tampa Bay modeling scams and fighting modeling scams on Tampa Bay Modeling, our new modeling scam analysis database, coming this summer, will have an easy-to-use scenario-based front end so that you can easily figure out if something is a scam or not, what could happen if you were scammed, and how to avoid and address it. It will also lead to a new generation of free, easy to use tools which can help you fight back against the modeling scams and help maintain professional standards and integrity in the Tampa Bay modeling industry!

PUBLISHED 05/13/11

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