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Model

M A U I

Posts: 1587

Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

QFM.. post that too

Jul 05 12 11:33 pm Link

Photographer

Richard Alexander Melo

Posts: 27

Hoboken, New Jersey, US

Very nice post. I learned how to survive in the Model Mayhem universe.

Jul 17 12 06:37 pm Link

Model

Hannahkablamma

Posts: 1

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US

Hey everyone!

Aug 01 12 03:49 pm Link

Model

Maddison Grant

Posts: 1

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I guess you learn something new everyday. Thank you for the tips.

Aug 18 12 07:16 am Link

Model

Margarita Samsonova

Posts: 2

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

hey, check out my profile smile

Aug 19 12 02:43 am Link

Retoucher

tiansasa

Posts: 61

Feridhoo, Alif Alif, Maldives

Very nice post. I learned how to survive in the Model Mayhem universe.

Sep 07 12 10:53 am Link

Model

Nattan Pires

Posts: 9

New York, New York, US

Post hidden on Sep 19, 2012 03:36 pm
Reason: violates rules
Comments:
Vote for me threads are not allowed on Model Mayhem.

Sep 19 12 03:01 pm Link

Photographer

Reflected

Posts: 16090

New York, New York, US

Nattan Pedro wrote:
Please, vote for me? https://nothanks.html Thanks everyone! smile

Nattan, site rules prohibit this type of post.  Posting a vote for me link in this thread is considered both off topic and thread hijacking.  Posting links of a vote for me nature anywhere in the forums is considered spam, even when it's a thread you yourself start.  You may post this information on your own profile page, but nowhere else on the site.

Welcome to the forums!

Sep 19 12 03:22 pm Link

Model

Tamara Hoveling

Posts: 1

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

How can I add a profile picture?

Sep 30 12 01:36 am Link

Model

kenneth kussman

Posts: 4

Los Angeles, California, US

Post hidden on Oct 12, 2012 12:24 pm
Reason: violates rules
Comments:
spam is the people's enemy

Oct 12 12 11:29 am Link

Photographer

RickyDowlan Photography

Posts: 5

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

wow sooo many things to keep in mind to avoid trouble on here. what a great read though smile thank for having this up for others to read

Oct 26 12 12:25 am Link

Model

Christine-Joy

Posts: 1

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

This is such a brilliant post! Thank you for writing this!

Oct 26 12 09:59 pm Link

Model

Destiny Myshell

Posts: 2

Foley, Alabama, US

BEWARE of a girl whose name is "Reggie Dhrty" she is a stand in and the name is a fake. I am a victim of an online scam for child porn. Fortunately my mother was keeping an eye on what seemingly was a legit webcam interview and shoot for a so called artist. These scammers had it set up with a girl with a Facebook page and when I met her on Skype it was the girl on the Facebook profile pic. I was promised $80 per half an hour and gave her 40 min, however before completing my mother told me to provide payment before continuing. What my mother didn't know, while in the privacy of my room and via webcam, against my mothers direction they were having me pose nude and doing sexual positions and more. I was stuck, I didn't know how to just quit.As I was trying to keep them online til the police arrived I had mentioned I couldn't continue until the little girl I was babysitting was picked up. They immediately inquired of her age and asked to have her pose with me, not to tell her the web cam is on and have her try on some of my clothes so to get some video of this young girl. Of course I would NEVER even think of doing something like that. With further research my mom found where this person or persons were once on Model Mayhem but have since been removed but they still visit and pick their victims. The police have been alerted and a report filed with the FBI. PLEASE! Be Careful and not TRUST anyone! If it sounds to good and easy to be true it probably isn't. BE SAFE!

Oct 29 12 11:16 pm Link

Photographer

Lioness-Photography

Posts: 17

Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

stunning  main website

Nov 01 12 04:10 am Link

Model

Bri Delorme

Posts: 16

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Press "like" to help me get a spot on the 2013 Unigirl Canada Calendar! "Share" is greatly appreciated :p

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … =1&theater

Nov 10 12 02:26 pm Link

Photographer

Studio 57

Posts: 2

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Are there any charts available for inserting editing code in your profile?

John
http://www.studio57.ca

Nov 15 12 08:03 am Link

Model

Madara Zakalovska

Posts: 3

Mansfield, England, United Kingdom

I am llamaing for a while,but new to mm.Great guide,thanks to creator!
I can only ad (not even ad just say all over again) that i find forums can become time wasters if you get in argument and try to prove your point,use them  for information and when you find what you looking for move on and deal with daily duties,check casting calls,clean house or have a facial mask for sake of your own beauty,don't spend time and nerves on proving something.

Nov 28 12 12:01 pm Link

Photographer

Reflected

Posts: 16090

New York, New York, US

Studio 57 wrote:
Are there any charts available for inserting editing code in your profile?

John

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=401128

This thread should answer your questions, John.  If you still need additional information, browse the containing forum (site related).

Nov 28 12 12:08 pm Link

Model

MissDistress

Posts: 2

Ventura, California, US

CLT wrote:
Please keep this thread clean and informative.

*This is a read-only thread. If you have a newbie question, please start a new thread in an appropriate forum*

Welcome to my survival guide for MM newbies. This thread contains some tips and advices especially useful for people who are new to Model Mayhem. This thread will not help you become successful. This thread is designed only to help you stay out of trouble.

The guide contains mostly tips for people who are fairly new to modeling. Some tips are for models only, while some are universal and apply to photographers and stylists as well. There are two main components at this time.

1. Bio Do's and Dont's - talks about what are some of the things to avoid when you write your bio, as well as some other tips.

2a. The Ecology of MM Forums - learn the types of creatures that post in the forums.

2b. Basic Forum Survival Tips - avoid getting torn apart. It's not pretty.

Supplement:
- Acronym List
- FAQ on Forums

Disclaimer: This guide was written and provided to Mayhem members on volunteer basis. I, and other contributors, are not directly affiliated with ModelMayhem.com, its parent entity, or its subsidiaries.

Notes to other MM survivors:
If you have other survival tips, please feel free to provide them in the form of a reply. I will continue to add to this guide per your suggestion. I also reserve the right to choose which tips to include. Thanks in advance.

Last Update: Feb 15, 2011

Nov 29 12 10:22 pm Link

Model

MissDistress

Posts: 2

Ventura, California, US

Hello everyone! My name is MissDistress. I'm not sure if I'm posting this properly-clearly I'm new to this site. I'm an experienced model, from pin up work to tastefully done nudes & lingerie shoots. I do charge an hourly rate, but will consider trade or whatever promotion is involved in the shoot. If you'd like to work with me, feel free to contact me. I have quite a few shoots coming up soon, but I have a lot of free time. I live in Ventura. Although I have a mohawk now (I cut all my hair off to donate to locks for life) I can wear wigs for any retro or pin-up style work, as is shown in one of the photos on my profile. Hopefully I can meet people on here I can work with, either for buisness or to build my portfolio! (I also hope I posted this correctly!) Feel free to contact me via my page! As soon as I can I'll be upgrading my profile so I can add more pictures.....I really don't feel like 15 photos shows enough variety in the shoots I've done. Hope to get to know & work with some of you!   : )

Nov 29 12 10:30 pm Link

Model

Book The Precious

Posts: 31

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Thank you. This was very helpful.  :-)

Dec 20 12 01:20 am Link

Model

Donta J Norman

Posts: 6

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Hi, I am 19 and also knew to MM. I do have some type of experience with the modeling world. I also interned with a company called DIFFA in NYC. But I would like some help with getting myself out there I am always in NYC and I'm currently here now for some work. Thank you.

Jan 03 13 01:47 pm Link

Model

Peta Watson

Posts: 1

Akron, Ohio, US

Diego Alegre wrote:
Oh No! I was just about to get to #7...  sad

No, but seriously, thank you SO much for posting this, i Like to see how some experienced members are interested in helping those who've just started, and also i think it will open eyes to those who are new to forums/communities in general and act like fools, make senseless posts and end up gaining a bad reputation that is usually hard to get rid of.
I'm new, and I'm not exactly the best example of a great MMer, but at least i'm trying my best to show that i'm a person with more than 3 brain cells. i'm here to learn, and will follow this thread!

once again, thank you, and i can't wait to see more tips.

Agreed!

Jan 14 13 06:38 am Link

Model

Josefine Haglund

Posts: 2

Malmö, Skåne, Sweden

Haha im new and this site is really complicated sad

Jan 19 13 12:06 pm Link

Clothing Designer

evelinagalli

Posts: 17

Glendale, California, US

Post hidden on Jan 29, 2013 10:28 pm
Reason: other
Comments:
please do not post links

Jan 27 13 10:28 pm Link

Clothing Designer

evelinagalli

Posts: 17

Glendale, California, US

Hi ,
I am new , nice to meet you all!
Would love to do experimental street style photos with a photographer, for exchange for some pictures.
CHeck Out some of the previous photos at

http://evelinagalli.wordpress.com/2013/ … s-you-are/

Jan 31 13 09:22 pm Link

Model

Magda Bemke

Posts: 3

London, England, United Kingdom

Morning to you all..
i'm brand new here..will take any advice..!!

Feb 03 13 02:49 am Link

Clothing Designer

ZDS

Posts: 2

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Hi everyone. 
I LOVE MM already. smile
I just wanted to thank you all for making such a wonderful and fantastic place in internet. I would love to be part of it.
Wish you all success in your business for the future and please forward my thanks for everyone! All the best! smile

Feb 09 13 11:28 am Link

Model

Melle Gabriella

Posts: 7

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Thanks for the info. I am new to MM

Feb 16 13 04:37 pm Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Lisa Tatum

Posts: 1

Los Angeles, California, US

Although I am not technically new, I really have no clue how to really use this site. I finally set up the photos and but do not know how to request friends. I am a costume designer, fashion stylist and an upcoming makeup artist.

I would like to do photo shoots so if anyone is in LA then please contact me and lets work together.

Mar 05 13 09:09 pm Link

Photographer

Horacio Hamlet

Posts: 4

South Orange, New Jersey, US

HEY CHECK OUT MY PAGE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ALL THINK https://www.facebook.com/HoratioPhotos

Mar 09 13 08:41 pm Link

Model

Elias Reez

Posts: 1

Los Angeles, California, US

Hey Guys newbie on MM here. Cheers from Cali

Mar 28 13 08:06 pm Link

Model

Tema Loveless

Posts: 2

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

WATCH MY NEW MUSIK VIDEO WHEN YOU CAN BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!
THANKS.

t-Weezy - 5am In BOSSton [Drake - 5am In Toronto Remix] -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DsmMJGIXJU

Apr 14 13 07:15 pm Link

Photographer

WAINUS

Posts: 10

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

I am a sort of Newbie and i said hi on the Newbie Forum, first reply and only reply was from a Jessy Pauke or Paulke. Ranting on about my post was a con in a word....... "what a way to be welcomed into MM,  can you get away with remarks like his, im a Qualified photographer of 28 yrs with 130+ awards and Fuji distinctions........... who is this idiot.

I am thinking about leaving MM "what a welcome"

W B

Apr 17 13 08:29 am Link

Photographer

WAINUS

Posts: 10

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

WOW!  is this site about Models and Photography dont put this in the wrong place dont write this dont do this Jesus what a place ive come from the SWPP and im gob smacked,  is it about size and head space.....real pro's dont behave like this.

Some of the people commenting on here are so unprofessional. It makes this site look bad, to those who's manners and professional comments was pathetic and Nasty especially Mr Puke..... dont waste your time as you will never make it as professionals as they are too far up themselves.

To those who are professional and helpful thanx...

Wayne

Apr 21 13 06:57 am Link

Photographer

WAINUS

Posts: 10

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Fiona Lee90 wrote:
The Bunnies
Also known as forum junkies. Bunnies are lovable creatures who hop from one forum to the other. They post playful, and often meaningless, posts. They post all the time, and they multiply. Bunnies are mostly harmless, but in large number, they can still easily overrun any newbie.

That is the cutest thing....ever >< :Hops:

Apr 21 13 07:49 am Link

Photographer

WAINUS

Posts: 10

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

And some are on a "TOTALLY DIFFERENT PLANET" BUNNIES ?

Apr 21 13 07:52 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

WAINUS wrote:
WOW!  is this site about Models and Photography dont put this in the wrong place dont write this dont do this Jesus what a place ive come from the SWPP and im gob smacked,  is it about size and head space.....real pro's dont behave like this.

Some of the people commenting on here are so unprofessional. It makes this site look bad, to those who's manners and professional comments was pathetic and Nasty especially Mr Puke..... dont waste your time as you will never make it as professionals as they are too far up themselves.

You're not looking all that professional here, either, Wayne. Quit whining.

Apr 21 13 02:01 pm Link

Photographer

Nature Coast Lightworks

Posts: 1873

Brookridge, Florida, US

Tema Oconnor wrote:
WATCH MY NEW MUSIK VIDEO WHEN YOU CAN BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!
THANKS.

t-Weezy - 5am In BOSSton [Drake - 5am In Toronto Remix] -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DsmMJGIXJU

I am not going to watch it. So don't thank me.

jf

Apr 21 13 02:10 pm Link

Photographer

WAINUS

Posts: 10

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Orca Bay Images wrote:

You're not looking all that professional here, either, Wayne. Quit whining.

Apr 22 13 11:22 pm Link