Purestorm complimentary Studio Portfolio Hosting portfolios are ONLY offered as Secondary accounts to those of our established Premium Photographer members who are permanently trading as a Photographic Studio For Hire from suitable commercial premises. Home Studios, domestic premises and locations which are not business rated and insured as a Photographic Studio do not qualify. We reserve the right to request proof that the applicant is trading from Photographic Studio premises. Please see this Guideline forum topic:-
For an idea of the type of initial submission the Approvals Panel prefers to see please look at the Main Image and the first Gallery at the top of the photo39 portfolio registered to The Cottage Studio in West Sussex. If your application is accepted you will be able to Upgrade your secondary account, should you so choose, to present more portfolio images of the studio in use plus its sets and facilities.
Note that even if you are a Photographic Studio owner, merely registering yourself for a Photographer account and Upgrading it will not necessarily qualify you for a Studio account and you will need to establish yourself as a Photographer member of the Purestorm community before being eligible for a complimentary second profile for the Studio side of your business.
Before registering your Studio application you must log out of your primary (i.e. Photographer) account and you will need to use a second email address for your Studio application. If you do not log out of your Photographer account you will run into difficulties during the registration process.
Please fill out all fields on the portfolio creation page. If you do not fill in sufficient information and/or do not upload a suitable selection of (studio - not model) photos your profile will not be Approved. Please also choose a different username to sign in with. You can only use letters, numbers and the underscore character.
Your username will be visible to everyone. Please choose this carefully as usernames cannot be changed later.
Your username must not consist only of numbers. Maximum length is 20 characters.
If you would rather your real name wasn't used in your visible profile then enter an Alias (a nickname) in the box provided and it will be used instead. Please note: if you use your real name as your username in the first box on this registration everyone will see it. If you do not choose an Alias, once Google or other Search Engines pick up your name it will probably be impossible to remove it from cached / stored internet pages.
If you do not fill in the Alias box your real name will show instead
You will have the opportunity to add photos after the completion of the Registration page and you should do so prior to leaving the site to allow the Approvals process to commence. If you do not add at least six images as specified above or if images are too small or if you do not add comprehensive notes in the Comments and Experience filelds your account will not be Approved.
If you have been refused Portfolio Hosting or you have a Suspension in force do NOT create a new profile.
NOTE: Please check that the email address you have entered is correct, this is important because any notifications of new messages and password reminders you get will be sent here. Your email address on the Registration page is NOT listed in any query results that are generated from a Search. This information is kept in the database for contact purposes only and will not be shared with clients without your consent. Also note that you must not post your email address or phone number or Facebook in forum posts, profile notes or casting calls. This is a Model Safety issue, which applies to Photographer and MUA profiles too, and is not negotiable. There are, however, two dedicated fields provided on Studio accounts for business telephone numbers - these fields are the only place your phone numbers should be displayed on Purestorm.
Finally, if you have any queries once you have set up your account use the Contact us link when logged into the account to seek assistance. Please be patient as our Moderators are volunteer long-term members who give their spare time to help keep the Purestorm community running smoothly.
¤ If the primary account of a complimentary secondary Hire Studio account holder reverts to Free they will lose their second profile