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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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ATTENTION PROFESSIONAL MODELS: Network with local modeling industry professionals. Learn more about modeling risks and scams. Attend the next Tampa Bay Modeling Tampa Shootouts modeling photography and networking shootout event!

Update 09/02/11 - New Risks section launched. This new section replaces the Scams section as the primary section for educating models on unethical, unprofessional, and poor value practices in the modeling agency. The Risks format will become the main scam and bad-business fighting format for all of the our talent resource sites. This section will soon have a scenario based front end, and will use this as a back end.

Welcome to the new Risks section of Tampa Bay Modeling, which will soon become the standard general replacement for the Scams sections on our sister talent resource sites. This education and countermeasure section was engineered in 2011, using the latest 2011 tools, which makes it more advanced than the second generation cam fighting resource engineered for Florida Modeling Career. It is state of the art.
Over the years, it became obvious that modeling scams were not the only thing that models had to worry about. With amateurs now saturating the market, and social media giving everyone a voice, even if that voice was never earned, there is not a lot of noise in the industry for the independent model. High-risk modeling and low-value modeling opportunities are everywhere now, and while many of them are not outright scams, they need to be recognized and avoided.

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