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Tampa modeling photography shootout issues and scams 1. Tampa modeling photography shootout issues and scamsRecounting history about a war with a group of Tampa photographers which was fought long ago and won, a new war begins to fight amateur shootout events and ignorance in the Tampa Bay modeling industry. Tampa Bay Modeling prepares to set the standard with a series of professional modeling and photography shootout events and workshops; our Tampa Shootouts.
Online education campaign 1a. Online education campaign
Shootout events 1b. Shootout events
Tampa Photography Society professional photography association 1c. Tampa Bay Photography Society Association
History: The Tampa Photography War 2003-2004 1d. History: The Tampa Photography War 2003-2004

The “model coach” and his May 2011 shootout 2. The “model coach” and his May 2011 shootout
Being invited and intentions. How lying = scam 2a. Being invited and intentions. How lying = scam
Amateurs pretending to be professional 2b. Amateurs pretending to be professional
Coaching, the “agent”, composition, and posing 2c. Coaching, the “agent”, composition, and posing
Children with a loaded gun 2d. Children with a loaded gun
Mean amateurs and the backlash against them 2e. Mean amateurs and the backlash against them


By C. A. Passinault, Director of Tampa Bay Modeling


It was obvious after watching the photographer who had organized the shootout work that he did not know what he was doing. In the weeks since, too, in my educated opinion, it became more obvious that he was misrepresenting his experience to models and to aspiring models, and his real intentions became obvious.
Time told all. He showed his true colors, and it was obvious that I had been misled, along with other photographers and models.
Can you say “modeling scam”?
Yes, I am a modeling scam expert, as well as a modeling expert. Modeling scams, though, are not always easy to spot, especially when you are hoping for the best.
After becoming suspicious after the way that I was treated during the shootout, and after people who were there contacted me and filled me in on some details, I did some more research on the organizer photographer, who oddly I could no longer get on the phone (and I knew that I did not do anything wrong at the event, and I have witnesses to prove it). The more that I researched him, the shadier he became. Yes, folks, in my opinion, we have yet another amateur, unethical Guy With a Camera who fakes it until he makes it, B.S. ing people into thinking that he is more than he actually is.
I hate modeling scams, too. I hate cheaters.
On one of his social media profiles, he lists himself as an agent. That alone proves that he has no clue about what he is doing. In Florida, it is a FELONY to misrepresent yourself as a talent agent if you do not have a talent agency license (TA#), or if you you do not work for a licensed agency as an employee. So, we have this photographer claiming to be an agent. Nice! (NOTE 09/02/11: Since this article was published, the photographer tried to remove his claims of being an agent off of the Internet. This does not erase the proof that he misrepresented himself as an agent before, though, as it is still there. It can also be verified by Internet archives. I'm sure that he would not want me to forward that proof to the Florida department of business and professional regulation so that they can start an investigation, too, but I'm not petty; I'd have to be inspired to do something like that. What will all of those models say that he told them if he was investigated? He made a mistake, and it looks like he is trying to fix it).
An agent or a talent agency cannot be a photographer, either. It is against the law, as well as unethical, for a modeling and talent agency to make money by selling any services or by dividing fees with any service, such as photography. This is why it is important for models to get their portfolios done before going to any agency, and to avoid paying for a portfolio from anyone that an agency refers them to. You cannot be sure that the agency is not making money illegally.
Why doesn’t he learn more about the industry that he pretends to be a part of before he tries to be a player in it?
It’s no wonder that he did not want anyone to talk to me. They would have found out, and many did find out, that I know what I’m doing, and in contrast, that he did not know what he is doing. Insecurity at its finest! Talk to me, and I’ll be able to give you answers right then and there, and that’s something that he knew because he talked to me a lot before the shootout event, and he knew that I knew a lot more than he did. Talk to people like him, and they will have to get back to you, as they have to look up the answers. In my experience, probably from reading my modeling resource sites, too.
Who do you want? The source, or some third-rate knock-off who has to learn from the source? I wouldn’t deal with a counterfeit modeling expert and coach who doesn’t really know the business like they claim, and who has to plagiarize information from real modeling experts like myself!
Then we have a photographer who claims to “coach” models and to teach them how to further their careers. How can he claim this when he needs to be taught himself? The idiot can't even turn photography into a business or a career; he spends all of his time shooting wannabe models free of charge in TFP shoots and, later, using them as free labor, ripping them off! How is he supposed to help models with their careers?!?! Does he do what modeling scams and modeling consultants do, and plagiarize information on my modeling sites, passing my information to models as their own “advice”?
I’m sorry, but when someone misrepresents themselves, their experience, and what they can do, THEY ARE A SCAM! The only thing that this guy has proven to me is that he does not know what he is doing, and that he is a liar, in my opinion.
Any models who promote this idiot and his shootout events should be ashamed of themselves, because you ARE whom you ASSOCIATE WITH! Stop enabling modeling scams and stop helping to make them more credible!
Another thing. He claims to teach models how to “pose” in front of the camera. That’s a good one. Posing is a part of composition, and you have to know composition in photography before you can instruct anyone on posing. As this so-called “photographer” has some issues with the composition of his photographs, how can he instruct anyone on posing?
I’m a professional photographer with over a decade of experience, with some of the strongest compositions in the Tampa photography market, and I even find it a challenge to pose models sometimes. It’s not easy, even for those of us who know what we are doing!
Whatever. Any models out there going to fall for his lies and his misrepresentation after reading this? I hope not!
Another thing to note: The photographer has an arrogant statement on his portfolio networking site profile. He stated that “Escorts are welcome as long as they're quiet and watch from a distance. I don't need their advice and neither do you! Please choose your escort wisely and don't bring anyone who will make you uncomfortable!” (And I quoted this because he has since removed most of this from his profile. Yes, I save everything for evidence).
Gee, that’s controlling, obnoxious, and arrogant, if I say so myself. I know what I’m doing, but I never turn down suggestions. Someone is pretty insecure, there, and I might add “amateur”. He doesn’t need advice? Models don’t need advice? Whatever, idiot! This guy might come off as laid back and nice, but something tells me that he has rage and control issues. If I were a model, I'd stay away!

NEXT: Children with a loaded gun.


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