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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.

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INDEPENDENT MODELING

Changing the business of modeling

Aurora PhotoArts, which is directly affiliated with Independent Modeling, offers composite card design and printing services, the printing being subcontracted through a third party. They have specialized in modeling composite cards since 2001 (and C. A. Passinault, who is the owner and lead photographer and designer, wrote all of the content on Independent Modeling). Although Aurora PhotoArts is located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, composite card design services are available, through the Internet, worldwide. Of course, you are not obligated to buy any services from them to use Independent Modeling or to be considered for any modeling job.

Composite cards are two-sided cards, usually about 5 X 7 inches in size, which serve as a highlight card of the overall portfolio of the model. The average modeling composite card has a headshot on the front with the model’s name and a place to place the agency sticker, if applicable; independent freelance models place their web site domain name and their contact information in the agency sticker area, which agencies can place their sticker over, if allowed The back of the average composite card has four more pictures from the portfolio of the model, at least one of which is a long shot of the model, along with the stats of the model, which include measurements and height.
The best composite cards, and the ones which are most effective, show the widest range of looks that the model can achieve. If the pictures are all the same, or variations of a few pictures (a common mistake), the model will probably not book the job.
Composite cards are important because they are used as an initial point of contact between the model and the prospective modeling job (regardless of if an agency is involved or not), and serves as a first impression.

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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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