Things to like about Pure Storm

Things to like about Pure Storm

49 posts
17 May 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
stolenfaces

.... seem to think that posting 'luvly' in response to a review request for a mediocre photo/portfolio is somehow positive and any realistic opinion is negative. My view would be that false praise is the most negative response possible as it offers no incentive to address weaknesses.

Do they still have a portfolio review forum? I thought it had been replaced with something where only positive comments were allowed. Which would probably precipitate the kind of commentary you're referring to.
Posted 20 May 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
marlhamphoto
Do they still have a portfolio review forum? I thought it had been replaced with something where only positive comments were allowed. Which would probably precipitate the kind of commentary you're referring to.
I don't know, I was referring to how things used to be when those people hung out here.
Posted 20 May 2014
PHP_Photography
Photographer
PHP_Photography
OldMaster

The fact is many on here enjoy their photography. Its not all about "art" or even "relevance", it's about obtaining some pleasure through process and stepping onto a learning curve. Any criticism of the results by self appointed critics is subjectivist and irrelevant.

Unfortunately this is often forgotten.
Posted 20 May 2014
I can make my profile page a pretty colour.
Posted 20 May 2014
Mr_Catz
Photographer
Mr_Catz
JennyWren

I can make my profile page a pretty colour.


Yes there is another one I had forgotten about because we take it for granted.
 
It seems that almost every thread I read seems to be bashing Pure Storm. My thread is merely to help redress the balance.
 
It's just so easy to criticise an image hosting website like this without taking into account the enormous task of keeping it running smoothly. 
 
It's good to see that so many members took the time to write positive things about Pure Storm. I'm pretty sure there's still 1 or 2 things that we have still yet to mention.frown
Posted 22 May 2014
Bob
Photographer
Bob
Oh, and another thing I like is that it helps me find precisely the right model for a shoot inside a few hours.


Model: xxmrmthxx

I sourced Melissa through Purestorm just ten days ago to allow me to take this shot today.

Bobcheeky
Posted 22 May 2014
Edited by Bob 22 May 2014
Mr_Catz
Photographer
Mr_Catz
Great image Bob. Another big plus for Pure Storm is that you can block people who irritate you on the forum.
Posted 25 May 2014
artistoli
Photographer
artistoli
Has anyone mentioned that the site functions better than the competition. I mean like literally, I often find that certain other bigger sites get very slow at times. PS seems to always be pretty fast, even when the apologise for it being slow.

Posted 25 May 2014
arkady001
Photographer
arkady001
Socialdisaster

Absolutely. No offence to anyone but if one more fat / ugly / hideous / talentless model / photographer starts a thread begging people to validate them, I'll implode. Oh wait, I won't, I'm banned for being honest and not having a brown nose.


I don't believe that for a moment...
You? Honest?
Oh you mean 'The Other Place'?
...yeah, well, there is that...



Posted 31 May 2014
Mr_Catz
Photographer
Mr_Catz
artistoli

Has anyone mentioned that the site functions better than the competition. I mean like literally, I often find that certain other bigger sites get very slow at times. PS seems to always be pretty fast, even when the apologise for it being slow.


I think the smooth running of Pure Storm is taken for granted.
 
I particularly like the way they try to keep any needed maintenance to very late at night, which means disruption is kept to a minimum.
Posted 8 June 2014
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisaster
One of the main reasons for liking PS is that certain back stabbing members who spend ages cultivating relationships with a group of people and then drop them like ebola victims can't change their usernames here and so remain hated by most - never again will I trust anyone so petty, needy and given to gossip.

Posted 9 June 2014
Edited by Socialdisaster 9 June 2014
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisaster
Or to put it another way, one of the best things about PS is that it's always been quite black and white and honest in that regard.

Posted 9 June 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
Socialdisaster

One of the main reasons for liking PS is that certain back stabbing members who spend ages cultivating relationships with a group of people and then drop them like ebola victims can't change their usernames here and so remain hated by most - never again will I trust anyone so petty, needy and given to gossip.

Jeez it sounds like you need a healthy dose of therapy - I hope you come to terms with whatever is responsible for so much angst.

Posted 9 June 2014
Rawandthecooked
Photographer
Rawandthecooked
artistoli
Has anyone mentioned that the site functions better than the competition. I mean like literally, I often find that certain other bigger sites get very slow at times. PS seems to always be pretty fast, even when the apologise for it being slow.
I concur with the above observations!
Posted 10 June 2014
mph
Photographer
mph
marlhamphoto

Jeez it sounds like you need a healthy dose of therapy - I hope you come to terms with whatever is responsible for so much angst.



I think he would rather come face to face! 
Posted 10 June 2014
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