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Jan 31, 2009 11:33 |  #1

Hi guys,

I am on MM as both a model and a photographer, and I am finding that a lot of the models bug out of TFCD shoots - we have had 5 out of 7 models cancel on us. Is any one else a member of the sight as a photog, and if so how do you find the cancellation rate?

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Jan 31, 2009 11:45 |  #2

We use MM to staff our workshops and for commercial shoots... We never have any real problems, but we always pay our models - at least something. The problems always come from TF people.

When we do get someone asking to do a TF with us, we'll only have them along if we know the shoot is already adequately covered, that way if they blow it off we're not up a creek.

We have found referrals from models we like and use regularly to be priceless. We get reliable people, and the models know that we are a serious studio that will create some good pieces.


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Jan 31, 2009 11:56 |  #3

*Mike* wrote in post #7226760 (external link)
We use MM to staff our workshops and for commercial shoots... We never have any real problems, but we always pay our models - at least something. The problems always come from TF people.

When we do get someone asking to do a TF with us, we'll only have them along if we know the shoot is already adequately covered, that way if they blow it off we're not up a creek.

We have found referrals from models we like and use regularly to be priceless. We get reliable people, and the models know that we are a serious studio that will create some good pieces.

Cool - I found that the models who usually do paid work are always spot on, it tends to be models and photographers who are just starting out. We always have the fall back of being able to use me as a model, though I get frustrated when I put the planning in and it gets wasted.


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Jan 31, 2009 19:54 |  #4

Rachel, we have a fairly large thread running on MM here:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=594031

What are your profiles there?

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Feb 01, 2009 10:11 |  #5

Thanks, I'll check it out.

My model one is: http://www.modelmayhem​.com/rejs7 (external link)
My photog on is: http://www.modelmayhem​.com/rachelsaunders (external link)


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Feb 02, 2009 14:45 |  #6

I only had 1 model cancel on me. And that was a week before the meet. I have been lucky. I make sure to get details and have a backup plan. If the model wants a real studio shoot where I have to rent I make sure she supplies the MUA.


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Feb 03, 2009 18:20 |  #7

rejs7 wrote in post #7226698 (external link)
Hi guys,

I am on MM as both a model and a photographer, and I am finding that a lot of the models bug out of TFCD shoots - we have had 5 out of 7 models cancel on us. Is any one else a member of the sight as a photog, and if so how do you find the cancellation rate?

Thanks,

Rachel

Well, at least they have the courtesy to cancel with you (I know it's not much consolation, but...). I've had "supposedly" professional, "paid" models just flat out not show up to a shoot at all. No calls, no cancellations, no nothing. That really boils me over.




  
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Feb 04, 2009 20:20 as a reply to  @ Ledrak's post |  #8

Had a very high rate of non-bailing models on Model Mayhem. Thanks to it, I've been able to meet some amazing people. :-)


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Feb 05, 2009 16:18 |  #9

Never had a problem with Models canceling. I have had trouble getting the darn shoot just scheduled!!


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Feb 05, 2009 16:57 as a reply to  @ scorpio_e's post |  #10

Just out of curiosity, how can someone be 5'9" and weigh 10 pounds? Look at the details/bio on your model page.


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Feb 05, 2009 19:05 |  #11

I am there as well. Flake rate is about half and half. Just have to deal with it.

Best of luck.

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Feb 07, 2009 18:58 |  #12

I joined MM last year and I've shot tf with 18 models now. One showed up about an hour late once, but the others have all been on time and very professional. I guess I'm lucky.


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Feb 08, 2009 19:11 |  #13

I have had few problems with models on MM who are new. However, its the ones who are not new and have been shot my several photographers that I find the most difficult either because they think they are so important they can just show up late or the attitude ruins the entire shoot. If I'm doing TF at the least they should be on time and prepared...I can deal with the attitude pretty well.:p


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Feb 09, 2009 04:20 |  #14

hey, how about this iStudio.com? similar to MM, anyone tried this? its kind of a ripoff from MM.


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Feb 09, 2009 12:57 |  #15
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