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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.

Time For CD, or TFCD

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Also known as Time For Print, or TFP, which is not as specific of a definition as TFCD is. TFCD came about with the advent of digital photography. Basically, instead of receiving prints like they would in what used to be TFP (TFP is just a generalized term now and not specific, as models rarely receive prints from photographers anymore of any kind), the model receives the image files on a CD or data storage device such as a flash drive. Note, however, that TFP and TFCD were hijacked by amateurs, as it used to represent a collaboration between established professionals and was never used as an attempt to avoid paying for services or to try to build a portfolio for free; no professional photographer or model is going to offer services free of charge to some who needs them and who is in the market for them, as any career is about making a living and getting paid to work, and any photographer or model who works for free is an idiot, in our opinion. Please read both definitions to avoid confusion between the terms, as there are specific differences.

See also Sex For CD for the unethical, unprofessional version of this which destroys careers.

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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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