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Artemis is off-line
18 September 2014 18:59
artemis
Model
artemis
Location
United Kingdom
Tyne and Wear


Thank you mph and w4pictures for comments. They are appreciated xx


Mike  is off-line
19 September 2014 03:14
illuminate
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
North Yorkshire


I can't see their being confusion, the 2 models are in different parts of the country to start with .
I'm sure there's ample work for both.

IMHO, one of the VERY best models on PS ( and other sites ) is Rachelle Summers... " ChaosofTrouble". I don't recall seeing any gripes from her over other user names with "Chaos" in them?

Continued good luck to both models.


Alan Johnson is off-line
19 September 2014 03:58
Alan_Jay
Photographer
Alan_Jay
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire


Quote from ArtemisFauna
It does to those who have spent years building up a name, a strong reputation- a brand essentially.



Oh I don't doubt it! Doesn't stop it being a tad frustrating. I am sure if you (or anyone here) put yourself in my situation you would fully understand how I might feel. 

cheeky

I am aware there is nothing I can do about it, you don't seem to be interested in changing it, sadly, despite the comments- so it's something I am going to just have to get over and hope no confusion occurs.



Quite honestly, there is no problem here.  Artemis has chosen a name which is different from yours - your name has 12 characters and hers has just 7,  quite a difference!  Web sites have forever had different people with the same first name and it hasn't been a problem. This is no different from me complaining about someone using a name of Alan Jones, or Alan Smith etc etc etc

If someone chooses to contact Artemis,  thinking that they are contacting ArtemisFauna and without even the very basic check to see who they are contacting,  then they are probably not that bothered about who they are contacting!
One might go as far as to say that if having another model around with half your name is going to cause you a problem,  then maybe your brand isn't very strong?

Artemis, to answer your question,  I would just add that you should decide on a rate which is acceptable to you and maybe be prepared to be flexible with it,  should you be contacted by someone who has a budget which may not be 'your rate' but may still be acceptable.
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Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
19 September 2014 04:04
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

There's two rather well known models who specialise in art-nude who have glamour/adult models with similar names, I don't think it's too much of a bother for a photographer to check who you are (I'd always look at a profile anyway as usernames can and will be confused) *.

* - that said, I do recall one of them saying they turned up to a shoot and the photographer saying something along the lines of "oh, I though you were the booby one"
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marlham is off-line
19 September 2014 04:48
marlhamphoto
Photographer
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marlhamphoto
Location
United Kingdom
Kent
Canterbury

Well there is the curious incident of Ella Rose who changed her moniker to Ella Rose Muse in order to distinguish herself from another model called Elle Rose. Shortly afterwards, upon discovering that Elle Rose had since changed her moniker to Arabella, Ella Rose Muse tried to change her moniker BACK to Ella Rose only to find that another model had already snapped up Ella Rose!

If anybody's confused by all that join the club!

Rule of thumb - think very carefully about what name to adopt at the outset and be very wary of changing it thereafter.


Artemis is off-line
19 September 2014 05:14
artemis
Model
artemis
Location
United Kingdom
Tyne and Wear


Well I fail to see what all the fuss is about, such an unimportant matter.
Alan, thank you for the advise regarding rates.And Redchecker,that really made me laugh.Priceless
As Marlhamphoto pointed out so succinctly,it can all get ridiculously blown out of proportion x


Bob is off-linePlatinum Member
19 September 2014 11:30
Bob
Photographer
Bob
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Honiton

Quote from artemis
Does a name really matter?

Quote from ArtemisFauna
It does to those who have spent years building up a name, a strong reputation- a brand essentially.



Hang on a mo, ArtemisFauna. Wasn't much of your reputation built up under earlier and different usernames?

I suppose it must be infuriating if somebody accidentally chooses a truncated version of one's compound username, but the answer to that would surely be to pick a 3-letter name for oneself from the outset; e.g. Art or even Artemis. On the other hand, it can be just as infuriating when (as happens on some other sites) one's short username gets confused with that of models and photographers whose first name happens to match - indeed it can me more infuriating for a photographer as, unlike a model, our profile images are not all of ourselves.

In my opinion, anyone confusing a 50yo, 5foot2, F-cup model from Tyne & Wear with a 25yo, 5foot7, C-cup model from Bedfordshire probably needs to visit SpecSavers rather promptly.

As for the original question posed by Artemis, modelling rates are not cast in stone as there are so many variables involved. My advice would be to 1] browse through casting calls placed by models requesting work in the fields which interest you to see what rates they quote and 2] use the Search facility to find models with similar stats to yours and ask them for advice. Most of the 'less young' models on here seem to be pretty friendly.

Bob

PS I know of two models on here who don't shoot porn but through coincidence have the same usernames as performers' internet names. One of these non-porn models actually uses her real name as her username and modelling name across the internet - forget the hyphen when visiting her website and you are greeted by a lesbian paysite!





Pentti Pohjonen is off-lineSilver Member
19 September 2014 13:32
PHP_Photography
Photographer
PHP_Photography
Location
Europe
Finland
VAASA

Quote from artemis
This is ridiculous. The name was available.


Agree.

No need to defend your choice of name.




Artemis Fauna is off-lineSilver Member
19 September 2014 14:46
ArtemisFauna
Model
ArtemisFauna
Location
United Kingdom
Bedfordshire
Great Barford

Quote from Bob
Quote from artemis
Does a name really matter?



Hang on a mo, ArtemisFauna. Wasn't much of your reputation built up under earlier and different usernames?








No idea what you are talking about, I have always been 'Artemis' of sorts (bar two or so months back in 2009)

Nice to see a bit of life here on PS, was getting a bit boring watching the tumble weeds float past. Feels a bit like old times, Nawww. crying
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Ella Rose is off-line
20 September 2014 06:17
EllaRose
Model
EllaRose
Location
United Kingdom
Oxfordshire


I'm with ArtemisFauna on this. It is incredibly irritating having numerous models choose similar or near-identical names (whether deliberately or not), precisely because people (surprisingly, I know) DO actually get confused. There is also the matter of people building up an idea of what a person is like via forum comments, conflating different personalities together in a way which is sometimes not ideal for someone who has carefully build their style/portfolio/brand through hard work and genuine passion, for so long.
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