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Offline acemclynch

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Model Mayhem
« on: October 16, 2009, 09:45:54 AM »
Hey folks has anyone used this website to get models? I have just signed up but takes awhile for approval.

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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 03:26:14 PM »
I've seen it, but there's no models in my area. Strangely, there's lots in Okinawa, though. Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 07:58:44 PM »
Maybe worth giving Simon (aka springtide) a PM, as i know he has been on some shoots where models were used/hired ???

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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 09:52:21 PM »
If you signed up as a photographer, make sure you submit 4 "professional photos".  Once you do this, approval shouldn't take too long.

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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 09:34:12 AM »
Thats me approved. Found my brothers ex on it lol. So she is now my friend. Will see how it goes.

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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 10:21:21 AM »
Maybe worth giving Simon (aka springtide) a PM, as i know he has been on some shoots where models were used/hired ???

His PM is Here[url]

Rob

There are a few 'strobist' groups on Flickr (for different regions/areas), and I joined one of their 'gatherings' which I believe they got some models from 'Model Mayhem' (so I'm not registered there directly).

There was another on in Bristol this weekend, but I've had to pull out (my wife needs the time, so it's childcare rather than photography for me!)

@jmeryllman: Good tip about submitting a few 'good' photos.  Thanks

@acemclynch: Let us know how you get on :)  I'd be interested in seeing how easy it is to arrange models etc, as trying to time the 'strobist' meetings with other family activities can be pretty difficult (they always seem to clash!). I do recommend the 'strobist' meets though, as although chaotic, they do give you some ideas from talking and seeing other people work.
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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 01:09:14 PM »
You guys shouldn't have any problems booking models through MM.  You can always advertise a casting call, or talk directly to a specific model.  A lot of "models" are looking for TFP/CD. 

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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 03:42:07 PM »
I signed up and got rejected twice. I find it annoying that they dont offer an explanation to the reasons you are rejected.  I assume it was the lack of "professional looking photos" but I have see many "models" that look far from professional. Maybe photogs are held to a higher standard?

I basically gave up until I can get more high quality  shots to submit and hope for the best. In my area (Montreal) there is many MM users that I could work with potentially. For now my only option is working with strobist meetings.

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Re: Model Mayhem
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 04:29:16 PM »
They definitely have higher standards for photographers.  I guess they want to filter out the GWC (Guy With a Camera).  The stigma is that GWCs only want to take advantage of the young ladies omn MM.  We know that some GWC take better photos and better equipped than "professionals".