Granting of portfolio hosting is not automatic and only about one in three applicants are accepted.
If the Approvals Panel is unconvinced by any aspect of an application they err on the side of caution.
Registrations which have not been initially Approved are usually left open to allow the applicant
time to add more variety, provide more notes, or just improve their initial submission*.
For obvious reasons the panel does not reveal how applications are assessed but it is worth noting that
Photographer and MUA initial submissions have to meet more stringent standards than Models.
Applications which do not meet the requirements on the Joining page are not approved.
Model accounts which appear to be run / managed by Photographers are not accepted.
Photographer accounts created by members' partners are only accepted if the partner is established in the field.
* Applications which have lain dormant for months without sufficient images or notes are only approved in exceptional circumstances