2 questions

11 posts
8 May 2014
Hi, I'm new here and I've got 2 questions:

Q1. Casting calls- I see there is an option to choose adult work, however it doesn't include nudity in general. Majority of castings here include nudity so I have to read it through just to find out it's a nude shoot, which doesn't interest me. Is there any way to exclude castings that require nudity from the search?

Q2. Why is it forbidden to include your facebook name in description? I do it on every other site, simply because I want photographers so see my most recent look and pictures without PS, my every day look- so they know exactly what to expect. Why is it wrong?

Moderator Input
A1. The only two categories on Purestorm are General and Adult
This was decided a little time after Casting Call introduction after other alternatives proved to be unworkable.
A2. Clause 6.1.4 of the Terms of Use was introduced as a Model Safety measure as a result
of problems (some quite serious) which members (mostly models) experienced from external pests.

Many of Purestorm's rules and guidelines were created as a Model Safety precaution
in response to past issues and ALL members are expected to comply with them.

 

 

Posted 8 May 2014
Edited by Love 8 May 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
MartaBrixton

1. Casting calls- I see there is an option to choose adult work, however it doesn't include nudity in general. Majority of castings here include nudity so I have to read it through just to find out it's a nude shoot, which doesn't interest me. Is there any way to exclude castings that require nudity from the search?


Not so far as I know.

MartaBrixton

2. Why is it forbidden to include your facebook name in description? I do it on every other site, simply because I want photographers so see my most recent look and pictures without PS, my every day look- so they know exactly what to expect. Why is it wrong?


I can't comment on why the site has that policy in place but certainly from my point of view I wouldn't want to have to visit your FB simply to establish your current look. Your portfolio should show it.
Posted 8 May 2014
Well, I don't want to get rid of all my pictures every time I change hair cut, color or I put/ loose some weight. Also, I just think it is helpful for photographer to see natural pictures, without PS and strong make up. I've seen models who look NOTHING like their portfolio pictures, you would never recognize them. It's not really a problem in my case because my pictures are not photoshopped much BUT I still think it's fair to show the most current and natural pictures. Nobody has to visit my fb but if somebody wants to, why take this opportunity away from them?

Posted 8 May 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
MartaBrixton

Well, I don't want to get rid of all my pictures every time I change hair cut, color or I put/ loose some weight. Also, I just think it is helpful for photographer to see natural pictures, without PS and strong make up. I've seen models who look NOTHING like their portfolio pictures, you would never recognize them. It's not really a problem in my case because my pictures are not photoshopped much BUT I still think it's fair to show the most current and natural pictures. Nobody has to visit my fb but if somebody wants to, why take this opportunity away from them?


You have to look at it from the photographer's point of view though. If he's ploughing through dozens of portfolios trying to decide who to book, having to look elsewhere to establish your current look is just as likely to result in a click on the 'close tab' button.
Posted 8 May 2014
Edited by marlhamphoto 8 May 2014
Obviously out of all these portfolios he will choose a few and this could actually help him make the final decision. Plus you can't expect from models to delete all their previous work every time they change something in their look.

Posted 8 May 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
MartaBrixton

Obviously out of all these portfolios he will choose a few and this could actually help him make the final decision. Plus you can't expect from models to delete all their previous work every time they change something in their look.


I wouldn't necessarily suggest you update everything unless your weight/figure has changed significantly. A headshot clearly identified as being your current look would probably be enough for most people.
Posted 8 May 2014
frankpht
Photographer
frankpht
Well you could have a paid membership which will give you a bigger port and a better option to add newer images. Personally I don't bother with links to FB. If a port here doesn't grab me then there's no reason to go to FB. It is a good idea not to have links to a model's FB as explained by the Mods.

Posted 9 May 2014
CliveLawrence
Photographer
CliveLawrence
If a model changes her look, she (or he) must change their pictures accordingly, otherwise it's a misrepresentation. Profile notes to indicate the changes are acceptable, but to be referred to other websites is not.

Posted 9 May 2014
Edited by CliveLawrence 9 May 2014
Not necessary to have posted a link on facebook ,twitter etc ...Professional photographers normally request casting pix without high heels and make up .So,they know how you look like exactly .

Posted 12 Oct 2014
You could always have an up to date "casual snap" in your portfolio.

I had one that was a headshot but it got out of date and I'm too much of a "photoe snob" to put a snapshot up now.

Another thing I think is good about having a premium membership is that people can click the "view work on other portfolios" so people can see all my tagged images, most of which I have no control over so they range from being good to being "not so good" - it means photographers of all levels can see what they are likely to be able to achieve from working with me.



Posted 12 Oct 2014
UKcolin
Photographer
UKcolin
I agree going to other sites is not an option when looking for someone, pop up a current photo to update the look. I once booked a model who had Dark hair and looked stunning, at the shoot she was bottle blonde with black eye makeup... not what was expected. Yes Models update your folio even with a headshot to show new hair colour etc and length too!
Posted 21 April 2015
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