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03/15/2007 08:01:37 PM · #1
If you could design a site like Model Mayhem or One Model Place (OMP) what features would you want to see?

Is there anything missing from these sites that you'd implement?

Other types of "artists" that you would represent?

Throw out some ideas :-)
03/15/2007 08:03:59 PM · #2
Yeah...models for country areas. I need a male model for next week...client is very specific.
03/15/2007 08:28:14 PM · #3
I'd like to see a newbie section so that new models and photographers can work together.

The one thing I've noticed on Model Mayhem is that if you don't have a bunch of examples, you're not likely to get anyone to work with you. Well unless you're a hot looking girl.

Someplace where someone new to portrait photography can get people willing to work with them. A person needs to start out somewhere, right.

And a TFP/CD section. Where people know going in that there is no money involved.
03/15/2007 08:47:12 PM · #4
Originally posted by Marc923:

I'd like to see a newbie section so that new models and photographers can work together.

The one thing I've noticed on Model Mayhem is that if you don't have a bunch of examples, you're not likely to get anyone to work with you. Well unless you're a hot looking girl.

Someplace where someone new to portrait photography can get people willing to work with them. A person needs to start out somewhere, right.

And a TFP/CD section. Where people know going in that there is no money involved.


Even if you have some Dynamic work.. its hard to get people to work with you. Funny, my models get way more comments on the images I do than I do on my own. But yeah...
03/15/2007 08:49:41 PM · #5
Some sort of screening capability so I don't get random creepy emails from random creepy people. I have been quite put off of all model sites because of this.
03/15/2007 08:50:01 PM · #6
me!!! Sorry what?
03/15/2007 08:57:14 PM · #7
Originally posted by idnic:

Some sort of screening capability so I don't get random creepy emails from random creepy people. I have been quite put off of all model sites because of this.

Yeah, I'd be a lot happier if Model Mayhem wasn't so "MySpacey". I checked out the forums there when I first signed up and I was not impressed. And you always get that guy asking for a friend request and it turns out he's like in some far off country and has like a bajillion "friends".... Stupid.

I don't even know if it's possible, but some sort of Feedback/rating/screening type thing. Like if someone set's up a shoot with a model/photographer and it turns out they were creepy or unprofessional or just looking for a "date". Then you could leave feedback or rate them so to warn others or rave about them. Ya know?
03/15/2007 08:59:25 PM · #8
Originally posted by jenesis:


I don't even know if it's possible, but some sort of Feedback/rating/screening type thing. Like if someone set's up a shoot with a model/photographer and it turns out they were creepy or unprofessional or just looking for a "date". Then you could leave feedback or rate them so to warn others or rave about them. Ya know?


Ooooh, I like that idea.
03/15/2007 09:07:54 PM · #9
Originally posted by jenesis:


...just looking for a "date".


I'm perfectly happy to go out with any of the models that want to go on dates ;)
03/15/2007 09:16:35 PM · #10
Originally posted by rob_banks:

Originally posted by jenesis:


...just looking for a "date".


I'm perfectly happy to go out with any of the models that want to go on dates ;)


It's not all it's cracked up to be :-)
03/15/2007 09:23:41 PM · #11
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

It's not all it's cracked up to be :-)


You mean it's not like all the beer commercials?
03/15/2007 09:32:11 PM · #12
Originally posted by rob_banks:


You mean it's not like all the beer commercials?


Well, sorta... it will make you want to drink more :-)

Darn it, you've got me hi-jacking my own thread.
03/15/2007 09:56:41 PM · #13
Oh! Oh! And a Flake-o-meter!!! :)
03/15/2007 09:58:16 PM · #14
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Darn it, you've got me hi-jacking my own thread.


GOOD ONE!!! LOL :)
03/15/2007 10:00:04 PM · #15
you might want to have all users optimize their images so it doesn't slow down the site and people viewing it.
03/15/2007 10:00:23 PM · #16
Originally posted by Marc923:

And a TFP/CD section. Where people know going in that there is no money involved.


That's already available on OMP ("Willing to work for:"), though not on MM.

My main complaint about OMP is that it's _such_ a commercial site. You have to pay simply to have an account with the barest set of features.
03/15/2007 10:05:15 PM · #17
MM and OMP BOTH have incredibly bad, unintuitive navigation. How about Saved Searches? The ability to "turn off" a model in your search if you know it's someone that you don't want to work with. A Don't View Again button I guess. Icons on the thumbnail view that show you what types of compensation they will accept. You could use a dollar sign, a CD and a picture frame. That way you won't have to open up 10 profiles to find one willing to work TFCD. If they want paid gigs, require them to list a base rate. Have that rate appear over the $ when you mouse over it. You could make it optional too.

Message edited by author 2007-03-15 22:07:42.
03/15/2007 10:23:52 PM · #18
Oooh, now we got some ideas flowing. I'm looking for a new pet project. And like most of you, I'm not completely happy with the "model" sites. Hell, I find Myspace more useful and it's not designed for such.
03/15/2007 10:27:50 PM · #19
Oh, btw... I'm thinking about adding Creative Directors and Art Buyers to the list of member types.

Model
Photographer
Hair
Make Up
Wardrobe
Set Design
Creative Director
Art Buyer

Any other ideas?
03/15/2007 10:30:29 PM · #20
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Oh, btw... I'm thinking about adding Creative Directors and Art Buyers to the list of member types.

Model
Photographer
Hair
Make Up
Wardrobe
Set Design
Creative Director
Art Buyer

Any other ideas?


Manager / Firm ?
03/15/2007 10:37:23 PM · #21
Originally posted by Lowcivicman99:

you might want to have all users optimize their images so it doesn't slow down the site and people viewing it.


MM has to be one of the slowest sites I've ever been to! And OMP really isn't much better.

03/15/2007 10:40:34 PM · #22
Originally posted by chimericvisions:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Oh, btw... I'm thinking about adding Creative Directors and Art Buyers to the list of member types.

Model
Photographer
Hair
Make Up
Wardrobe
Set Design
Creative Director
Art Buyer

Any other ideas?


Manager / Firm ?


Artists
03/15/2007 10:46:09 PM · #23
Originally posted by littlegett:


Artists


Such as Painters and sculptors?
03/15/2007 11:06:18 PM · #24
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by littlegett:


Artists


Such as Painters and sculptors?


Painters/Sculptors/Figure Artists and such. So yeah...
03/16/2007 12:21:55 AM · #25
bump before bed
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