29 September 2012 02:31
Some Basic Joining Notes
Purestorm Model Portfolio Hosting is not automatic and your profile cannot be considered for Approval until a minimum of six images, depicting various different models (aged 18 or over) who have been posed and photographed by you¥, is uploaded to the profile (with Exif Data enabled) along with comprehensive profile notes in the Comments and Experience fields.
Until a photographer is able to submit a full and varied portfolio of model photographs, broadly in keeping with the general style of this site, which meet the acceptance of the Approvals Panel he or she is ineligible for Portfolio Hosting. For a flavour of the type of images the Purestorm Community produces click here.
Note that multiple images of the same model in an initial submission are usually insufficient to convince the panel that the applicant is an established Model Photographer. Images of child models under the age of 18 are also unacceptable.
Be aware that being accepted for a Photographer account on other websites will NOT guarantee Purestorm membership.
Please fill out all fields on the portfolio creation page. If you do not fill in sufficient information and/or do not upload a suitable selection of photos your profile will not be Approved
Please choose a username to sign in with. You can only use letters, numbers and the underscore character.
Your username will be visible to everyone. Please choose this carefully as usernames cannot be changed later.
Your username must not consist only of numbers. Maximum length is 20 characters.
If you would rather your real name wasn't used in your visible profile then enter an Alias (a nickname) in the box provided and it will be used instead. Please note: if you use your real name as your username in the first box on this registration everyone will see it. If you do not choose an Alias, once Google or other Search Engines pick up your name it will probably be impossible to remove it from cached / stored internet pages. It is unacceptable for Photographers to use a false identity in the Firstname and Lastname fields of the registration form but acceptable to use an appropriate Alias (nickname) for public view.
If you do not fill in the Alias box your real name will show instead
You will have the opportunity to add photos after the completion of the Registration page and you should do so prior to leaving the site to allow the Approvals process to commence. If you do not add at least six images as specified above or if images are too small or if you do not add comprehensive notes in the Comments and Experience filelds your account will not be Approved.
If you have been refused Portfolio Hosting or you have a Suspension in force do NOT create a new profile+.
NOTE: Please check that the email address you have entered is correct, this is important because any notifications of new messages and password reminders you get will be sent here. Your email address on the Registration page is NOT listed in any query results that are generated from a Search. This information is kept in the database for contact purposes only and will not be shared with clients without your consent. Also note that you must not post your email address or phone number or Facebook in forum posts, profile notes or casting calls. This is a Model Safety issue, which applies to Photographer and MUA profiles too, and is not negotiable.
Finally, if you have any queries once you have set up your account use the Contact us link when logged into the account to seek assistance. Please be patient as our Moderators are volunteer long-term members who give their spare time to help keep the Purestorm community running smoothly.
¥Any photographer who uploads another photographer's work to their portfolio will be considered as perpetrating a deception.
Updated March & May 2013
Registrants are assessed by the Approvals Panel on their submissions to this site and not on web portfolios hosted elsewhere.
Being accepted for membership of another site with different joining criteria (or having a Facebook page) is irrelevant to your application
If registration irregularities are detected you may be asked to verify your identity to prevent cloning / identity theft
Footnote: Second profile applications from Model members trying to create a Photographer account are seldom accepted by the Approvals Panel. Any Model member applying for a Photographer account will have to prove that they are indeed a well-established Model Photographer in their own right and not just somebody attempting to get around restrictions on Models 'scouting' or recruiting other Models for third party photographers. Upgraded members can read more about the problem in this Premium Section post.
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