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Independent Modeling section navigation threads and main content area. All content is copyrighted, and may not be referenced without citing, and linking to, the source on our web site. All content, which includes modeling job leads,  is traceable, and we verify web traffic and the source of our information. Independent Modeling is a resource site for independent and agency-represented models who wish to enhance the marketability of their modeling careers, as well as have an advantage over limited models; those limited models being agency-only models who do not think for themselves, do not invest in their career, and allow modeling agencies to manage them, and to tell them what to do. Other limited models include models who try to put together competent professional modeling portfolios for free, using TFP, and who try to compete against professional models with cheap career tools. The independent models who use Independent Modeling are smart, professional models who know enough that to have an advantage over other models, that they have to invest in their careers. Independent Modeling is NOT a modeling and talent agency, and we do not claim to be. We do not directly refer models into modeling jobs for financial compensation, and do not represent models. Independent Modeling is not intended to be used for any advice, which includes legal advice, and any advice which can only be legally given by a licensed professional in a regulated profession. For information, and reference, only! Use at your own risk.

TUTORIALS

INDEPENDENT MODELING

Changing the business of modeling

MODELING INDUSTRY TUTORIALS

INDEPENDENT FREELANCE MODELS - MODELING INDUSTRY PHOTOGRAPHERS - MODELING INDUSTRY BUSINESSES

NOTE: THIS SECTION WAS BROUGHT ONLINE ON 10/20/12 AS A FOUNDATION FOR THE NEW INDEPENDENT MODELING SITE. RIGHT NOW, IT IS NOT OPERATIONAL. THIS WILL CHANGE IN THE FALL OF 2012. CURRENTLY, WE HAVE A TUTORIAL SECTION MISSION STATEMENT FOR YOU TO READ, HOWEVER.

10/20/12 - This is the tutorial section of Independent Modeling. It will be the main gateway to the tutorial sections for independent freelance models, professional photographers in the modeling industry, and the businesses which book models and photographers in the modeling industry.
The tutorials will focus primarily upon finding and booking work without going through a modeling and talent agency, and not being dependent upon them.
These tutorials are to be used as information only, and are not to be taken as advice of any kind. Use at your own risk. Anyone attempting anything described in our tutorials assumes all risks and potential liability.
The agency way is not the only way. You do not have to go through a modeling and talent agency, or be dependent upon them, to have a career and to work in the modeling industry. Agencies should only be used as one of many sources of jobs, and then, only as a last resort, because they cost money and are a middleman.
All tutorials are by Independent Modeling editor C. A. Passinault, who is a modeling industry, marketing, and business expert, as well as one of the top modeling and talent photographers in Florida. C. A. Passinault is based out of the Tampa Bay area, and is one of the pioneers of the independent talent movement.

For professional independent freelance models and everyone else. Your career is only as successful as what you put into it, especially in a highly competitive modeling industry.

Independent Freelance Models
Tutorials include getting started in modeling, investing in career tools such as an effective and relevant modeling portfolio and composite cards, competing against other models, avoiding photographers who are not good for your career, dealing with modeling agencies, finding and booking work on your own without being dependent upon an agency, evaluating and limiting risk, getting paid, and recognizing and avoiding modeling scams and poor value practices in the industry.

Modeling Industry Photographers
Tutorials include finding and working with models, evaluating and limiting risks, finding and booking commercial photography work without going through an agency, making money as a photographer, collaborating with models, putting amateur and unethical photographers in their place, and recognizing and avoiding photographer scams and poor value practices in the industry.
We are debating whether or not to publish tutorials on working a business as a modeling portfolio and talent headshot photographer, as C. A. Passinault does not want competitors to learn about his industry tactics in a competitive market which he leads in, especially as it is about to become obvious that his tactics work.

Businesses Which Book Models And Photographers
Tutorials include evaluating models and photographers for jobs, limiting risks, booking talent without going through a modeling and talent agency, paying talent, and recognizing and avoiding modeling and talent scams and poor value practices in the modeling industry.

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The agency way is no longer the only way of having a professional career as a model. There is no arguing against common-sense and proven business practices. Modern professional models think for themselves, network, and book work both as independent models and by using agencies as one of many sources of jobs. This is the future of the modeling industry.

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