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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.


Suggested Model Photography Service Rates for Tampa Bay

Model TFP (Time For Print) or TFCD (Time For CD) Photography
Suggested Rate: $0. Free exchange of services. Neither model nor photographer profits. Not recommended for models who are just starting out, and working professionals should seek professional collaborations instead of the much-overrated TFP.
What you should get: Free portfolio pictures with no hidden fees or agendas attached. You should not be obligated to buy anything, and if you want to buy prints, this should be addressed well before the session and put into writing. The agreement for TFP should have a clause that prevents the sale of any images without a written stock photography agreement, which is separate from the TFP release.
Offering TFP has no bearing on how professional a photographer is. Their work defines them. This said, most professionals avoid TFP and do professional collaborations with other professionals instead. If a working professional photographer offers TFP, then that's fine. If working for free is all that they do, however, and the profession is actually a hobby, then it's best to stay away.
What kind of photographers offer this: Three kinds.
1. The first is an aspiring photographer who has not yet turned pro and is building their book. You should know this type easily, and if their work shows promise or talent, working with them might be worth it if you are an established professional model and know what you are doing. Otherwise, you can hurt your career more so than help it as a classic case of the blind leading the blind develops. Take newbie photographers with a grain of salt.
2. The second type is the professional photographer who is using TFP services as a marketing tool. The professional photographer may want to demonstrate what they are able to do for the model, and while there should be no obligation to buy a portfolio shoot in the future, the model should be open to considering book their services in the future. Since the professional photographer will not want to undermine their other services, these "demonstration" TFP offers are seldom for more than one look.
3. The third type of photographer is the one who is in the business to scam models and con them. They might be out for money, sex, or to exploit models in some way. Some of them are model molesters or fetish photographers. Look at their work and check their references, and look at their work, and you should be able to figure them out. Never do nude work for free!
Use Caution: If the photographer does nothing but TFP. If they cannot make money doing photography, how can they help you? Charities are not businesses, they have little to offer real professionals, and it's really hard for them to offer any real support and follow through on anything that they promise. Other red flags include if the photographer shoots a lot of glamour/ nude work that seems to exploit models, shoots parts such as hands and feet, is affiliated with a teen modeling web site, does not have references that check out, does work that is low quality, presents a portfolio that seems to good to be true and has tears from "well known fashion companies", has a release which does not limit the possible sale of images, tries to sell pictures off their web site, offers you too much for nothing (such as a full portfolio shoot), invites you out on a date, wants you to come alone to the shoot, makes you uneasy, tells you too much personal information, or is not specific and fails to communicate the intentions of the offer.

Copyright: Both model and photographer should own equal rights. Pictures should not be able to be sold without a signed agreement outlining royalties or stock photography rights.







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