Modelmayhem is the # 1 portfolio website for professional models and photographers. Create a profile, upload your photos and connect with other professionals. ”
The global modeling forum.
Many well-known models have used Modelmayhem as a stepping stone in the modeling world. Travel models use Modelmayhem as an employer and many photographers and retouchers are also working full-time with Modelmayhem.
Interesting articles on Modelmayhem EDU and a very active forum. Interesting to get in-depth information and meet photographers when you're on the road in far-away places.
Three types of membership:
Free: Launch your career with unlimited messages with friends. Start connecting with other professionals. Create your portfolio; build your network and apply for jobs today!
Premium: $ 6 / month Stand out from the crowd with a Premium membership. Connect with more members, and po more casting calls.
VIP: $ 10 / month Unlimited access to Model Mayhem's most valuable networking and profile building tools.
Is Modelmayhem really cool or necessary for models? Yes it is. It might be your ticket for TFP shoots or to meet serious photographers. Profiles are being checked. It is not a datingsite like many other Social Media.
Castingcalls might be interesting as well. Always check. Or leave a travelnotice of your availability yourself.
Skip the rat-race about getting comments. It is time consuming and not necessary if you have a great portfolio.
Also: checking a photographer, is very easy because other models are mentioned and there are verified credits.
Do you have to be out there?
Is it really necesary for a model to be active on a model forum?
Yes and no. Nobody is waiting for unpleasant experiences or meaningless loss of time. It has little added value for a model to do many TFP shoots that yield worthless photos. In that case: don't!
But it can be a pleasant and educational use of time if you can do fun shoots, make good contacts and gain a lot of experience. Moreover, building a portfolio is essential in the modeling world and there are often very good, friendly and helpful photographers on modeling forums.
You can often select, filter, check and communicate on model forums yourself. After all, as a model and photographer you have the same goal: to take beautiful photos, have fun experiences and learn & perform! And present; last but not least: upload the beautiful result and receive appreciation .....
We will show you a lot of modelforums in detail in the next blogs. Any additions and corrections can be made if you send an email with details. The sentence printed in italics is the promotion of the platform as it itself was initiated on the internet. The rule below is partly based on personal experience, partly on opinions of third parties or research on the internet.
Read our next blogs and learn everything about these model-societies.
Model forums jargon:
I would just like to point out that modelforums (and the modeling world) have their own jargon that is useful for understanding each other as quickly as possible.
Lists of definitions can be found on some forums, and if not, you can always check on the internet.
In short, be sure that you both intended the same before you participate in a nude photo shoot that may have the necessary consequences for your further career or privacy on the internet. The difference between "fine art" and "fine nude art" can also be very big. Fine art is everything that has to do with artistry and can also be pure and only a beautiful special black / white portrait, fine nude arts is more about the beauty of the naked human (female) body.
Conclusion: It is useful to read well and especially to thoroughly discuss the ins and outs of a photoshoot in advance. No unpleasant misunderstandings arise that could have been prevented.
Learn about the modelforums definitions and slang. It will be a big advance if you understand how to talk properly without misunderstandings.
Look on this website under the category; Definitions explained.
Let's meet on Vero (too) !
Vero is a social media platform and mobile app company. Vero markets itself as a social network free from advertisements, data mining and algorithms.
As a new or starting 40+ model is is necessary to present yourself. You probably have some Social Media already going. Facebook? Twitter/ Instagram?
But it is wise to focus on more Social Media and especially the once who makes it possible to get in contact with photoghraphers and modelagencies.
Read all about in in the Categorie: Modelforums and Social Media.
About Vero: It is relatively new. But upcoming and a lot of people are enthusiast because of it beautiful lay-out and the possibilities which are endless. You can upload video's, links, photo's and music. There are not limits, so if you want to do Nudes, no problem. Instagram does not like this genre of photography. Vero has no problems with adult content.
Let's meet on Vero!
Marga van der Vet is a model, blogger and content specialist. But mostly she is just a woman; living and loving her family, dog and horses. She lives on the countryside of the Netherlands and 'models' mainly in Europe.