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May 19, 2011 02:40 |  #676

I have had some pretty good experiences using MM...I have a good batting average when it comes to models actually showing up and being professional (knocks on wood)...

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May 19, 2011 02:42 |  #677

Not me!! :(


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May 24, 2011 18:18 |  #678

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May 24, 2011 18:43 as a reply to  @ bad karma's post |  #679

I've done well on Mayhem but it's never 100%. Every model I've actually met has been terrific but I've had a fair number of wannabees and ozones.

Right now there are 8 models who are "dying' to work with me. If 3 turn into actual shoots, I'l consider myself a success.;)

Remember, the word NEXT is your friend.


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May 25, 2011 19:43 |  #680

colormaniac wrote in post #12286537 (external link)
A model didn't show up. Her reason is that she was pulled over by a cop and then spent a day in jail. Would you schedule another session with her?

shoot her in jail.


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May 26, 2011 01:08 |  #681

PhilF wrote in post #12479388 (external link)
shoot her in jail.

LOL.

By the way, the end of the story is this: she hasn't got back to me and I was too busy. I kind of forgot this. :P



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Aug 31, 2011 14:27 |  #682

Recently a model talked to me about a possible shoot. I'm flattered that someone likes my style and come for pictures. Since the date is months away, we've spent a lot of time brainstorming. I'm that kind of people who don't have many ideas and therefore I asked her for input. But eventually I got one, and I told her. Then she ended the communication!

Upon request, she told me that part of my suggestion is to ask her to show her legs more so that she would look taller. And she takes it as a big offense (which she denies as an offense) when I said that she is not tall. She said that being short (about 5 ft 2) is not a problem for getting into the modelling business. And she doesn't like working with people trying to make her look taller. She likes presenting herself naturally.

I have no problem with model being shorter than the "industry standard". After all, I'm not doing this professionally or taking pictures for magazines. And I don't care whether she successfully gets into the business. but I'm a bit baffled and annoyed by the way she reacted. She is definitely one of the most diligent and serious (would-be) models I've seen. But this kind of abrupt shutoff is, to me, overreacting and not helpful for her career.

Oh, yes, she also is not happy when I said, for this concept, she needs to shave the legs. She said it's something that anyone would do, and it's insulting, as if asking a photographer to wipe the lens. Taken independently, she might have a point, though it still doesn't hurt to ask, as a reminder. However, then I thought, if she is so concerned to show herself naturally before the camera, shouldn't I be concerned if she might not be willing to shave? And what about makeup? And what about high heels, which again are something to make her look taller than she is not?

In retrospect, LOL.



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Sep 01, 2011 19:53 as a reply to  @ post 6616787 |  #683

http://www.modelmayhem​.com/1291059 (external link)

I love and hate the site at the same time.


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Sep 02, 2011 12:37 as a reply to  @ Ryski's post |  #684

I think one of the reasons I don't use model mayhem is because too many models on there present themselves as overly conceited primadonnas. Nothing turns me off more as a photographer/producer than when a model has a page long list of "rules" of everything he/she won't do and expects the photographer to do :rolleyes:.

My rule is you don't get to dictate the production until you actually put up the money and become the producer.




  
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Sep 02, 2011 13:11 |  #685

Ledrak wrote in post #13041521 (external link)
I think one of the reasons I don't use model mayhem is because too many models on there present themselves as overly conceited primadonnas. Nothing turns me off more as a photographer/producer than when a model has a page long list of "rules" of everything he/she won't do and expects the photographer to do :rolleyes:.

My rule is you don't get to dictate the production until you actually put up the money and become the producer.


I have a term for those models. It's called... NEXT

Honestly, I have my share of flakes, ozones and divas BUT I have yet to actually meet a Mayhem model who I haven't liked. Once they get there, they're a lot of fun.


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Sep 02, 2011 13:54 |  #686

Ledrak wrote in post #13041521 (external link)
I think one of the reasons I don't use model mayhem is because too many models on there present themselves as overly conceited primadonnas. Nothing turns me off more as a photographer/producer than when a model has a page long list of "rules" of everything he/she won't do and expects the photographer to do :rolleyes:.

My rule is you don't get to dictate the production until you actually put up the money and become the producer.

Ledrak, then where do you get models to shoot?



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Sep 02, 2011 14:11 |  #687

Sometimes models having rules is still acceptable, as long as they don't behave like the following: They come you to asking for pictures. They sound as if they don't know what they want. But after time for contemplation, when eventually I make a suggestion (that does not involve anything extreme, like nudity or dangerous location), they leave, claiming that they don't like the idea. Come on, it's just a suggestion. Since you have no strong preference, and I haven't worked with you before, of course I'll have to throw out different ideas to see what we may do.



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Sep 02, 2011 15:00 |  #688

colormaniac wrote in post #13041808 (external link)
Ledrak, then where do you get models to shoot?

Depends on what I'm shooting really. I do a lot of my own networking. I have connections with people who know and recommend a lot of models to me. I also meet a lot of models at industry events. Sometimes models I've worked with will introduce me to new models looking for work. Sometimes I'll go through an agent. Sometimes if a model has their own site, or their contact info on the web I'll reach them that way (just not through model mayhem :lol:) On a rare occasion I'll even approach someone in the street if I think they'd be perfect to shoot.

I might give modelmayhem a go in the future, but everytime I go on there and see more model profiles with their lists of "rules" it just turns me off. I mean, who wants to work with someone who's already difficult before you even get them on set? I guess if you do like johngalt says and next right over the whole lot you might find a gem. But I just don't have the patience right now I guess.




  
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Sep 02, 2011 15:14 |  #689
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I like it now that i know how to use it properly


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Sep 03, 2011 00:11 |  #690

Oh, I should say that my experience is mixed. But this is the most recent one and it happens to be pretty unpleasant.



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