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GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Do you have any red flags in your profile that would give me second thoughts about working with you? I'll read your profile text and let you know.

I will not be reviewing or commenting on your portfolio images. This is strictly about the profile text.

This is mostly intended for models. I suppose photographers can post here too if they want, but I probably won't have anything useful to say, since I do not generally work with other photographers and I do not have experience in evaluating photographer profiles.
Jan 09 13 05:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Maruschke
Posts: 543
Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand


Would love to know.
Jan 09 13 06:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
B E A R
Posts: 474
Riverside, California, US


Okie
Jan 09 13 06:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


I'm game! smile
Jan 09 13 06:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Maruschke wrote:
Would love to know.

Your profile text is professionally written and there are no red flags. You say you are "100% drama free" and based on the tone of your profile I can believe that. smile

I also appreciate your honesty and detail in describing your scars and piercings. I wish all models would do that -- body modifications may or may not be a problem depending on where exactly they are located, so it is always helpful to see a detailed description from those models who have them.

Jan 09 13 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Bear wrote:
Okie

Pretty much everything I said to the last model applies to you as well -- professionally written, drama free, no red flags. Once again I appreciate the detailed description of your tattoos and current hair style. The list of genres you are willing to do is also helpful.

Jan 09 13 06:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Burlap Rats
Posts: 18,942
Riverside, California, US


Sure.
Jan 09 13 06:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Samantha Emme wrote:
I'm game! smile

Another professionally written profile with no red flags. The tone of your writing makes you sound fun and drama-free. I also appreciate the unedited photo -- that is always helpful, although a more "neutral" facial expression would be good.

Jan 09 13 07:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
reni rush
Posts: 289
Carbon Hill, Alabama, US


How does mine look?
Jan 09 13 07:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Nimue Elaine wrote:
Sure.

Since there is hardly anything written in your profile at all, I am not sure how to evaluate it, although there is certainly nothing wrong with keeping it succinct. smile

One thing I will say: If I am considering working with you, and you post a link to a YouTube channel on your profile, I am definitely going to check it out and watch some of your videos, hopefully to get a sense of your personality.

Jan 09 13 07:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


reni rush wrote:
How does mine look?

You sound like a friendly person and that you have realistic expectations about modeling. That is good.

The only thing about your profile that is slightly red-flaggish is where it says "Ask for my Do Not Recommend list" in your credits section. While it is not against MM rules, most people here consider "do not recommend" lists to be kind of petty. If you are going to put anything in your credits at all, I would prefer to see a list of the good photographers you have worked with, rather than the ones you do not recommend.

Jan 09 13 07:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
reni rush
Posts: 289
Carbon Hill, Alabama, US


Thank you. I've been thinking of removing that part.I can understand how it would seem petty as I'm sure most would assume it's due to not getting images in a timely manner or not getting them at all. It's not at all. As I'm glad that my profile comes across as friendly and realistic , I will remove it . Thank you again .
Jan 09 13 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


I'll play.
Jan 09 13 07:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sibby S
Posts: 178
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


sure smile
Jan 09 13 07:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Miroslava Svoboda
Posts: 555
Seattle, Washington, US


I'll play
Jan 09 13 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


reni rush wrote:
Thank you. I've been thinking of removing that part.I can understand how it would seem petty as I'm sure most would assume it's due to not getting images in a timely manner or not getting them at all. It's not at all.

I understand, but even if it was something more serious, it is still a "he said, she said" situation that only serves to add a note of negativity to your profile text. If someone contacts you privately for a reference on a photographer, by all means tell them you do not recommend him. I just don't think it is helpful on a public profile.

Jan 09 13 07:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DavidCoward Photography
Posts: 629
Sandy Springs, Georgia, US


OP, this is a cool theme for a critique. I wonder how many red flag-worthy people will bother to ask, as it seems like most of them have a very defiant attitude.
Jan 09 13 07:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kelsie Leigh
Posts: 968
London, England, United Kingdom


me please smile
Jan 09 13 07:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
reni rush
Posts: 289
Carbon Hill, Alabama, US


GoldRoseMedia wrote:
I understand, but even if it was something more serious, it is still a "he said, she said" situation that only serves to add a note of negativity to your profile text. If someone contacts you privately for a reference on a photographer, by all means tell them you do not recommend him. I just don't think it is helpful on a public profile.

Completely understand. I removed it .Thanks again.

Jan 09 13 07:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
reni rush
Posts: 289
Carbon Hill, Alabama, US


Forgot to mention , I like your work.
Jan 09 13 07:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
I'll play.

As I mentioned in the OP, I don't normally spend much time reviewing photographer profiles, and I probably do not see them from the same perspective as a model would. That being said, I don't see anything wrong with your profile text.

Jan 09 13 07:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


reni rush wrote:
Forgot to mention , I like your work.

Thank you. I'm glad you found the advice helpful. smile

Jan 09 13 07:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


GoldRoseMedia wrote:

As I mentioned in the OP, I don't normally spend much time reviewing photographer profiles, and I probably do not see them from the same perspective as a model would. That being said, I don't see anything wrong with your profile text.

I understand but it's nice to have a second set of eyes and to have a review once in a while

Jan 09 13 07:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Daniel Pierce
Posts: 629
Burbank, California, US


This should be fun.

Thanks,

Daniel
Jan 09 13 07:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Sibby S wrote:
sure smile

No red flags. Your profile is well written and the tone is very positive.

Jan 09 13 07:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Miroslava Svoboda wrote:
I'll play

It looks like you recently removed most of your profile text, so there is not much left to evaluate. The only thing I don't like is when there are large images in the profile that force me to scroll down to finish reading the rest of the text. In particular, I would think that your scheduling information should be near the top of your profile where people are more likely to see it. Not a red flag, just a pet peeve.

Jan 09 13 07:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jordan Bunniie
Posts: 1,674
Los Angeles, California, US


Lets do this.
Jan 09 13 07:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


DavidCoward Photography wrote:
OP, this is a cool theme for a critique. I wonder how many red flag-worthy people will bother to ask, as it seems like most of them have a very defiant attitude.

Yes, I thought about that. So far all of the participants are doing really well. On the other hand some of the "defiant" types are completely oblivious to the fact that they have red flags and will argue when you try to point it out, so we may yet hear from them. wink

Concerning your profile text (assuming you wanted me to review it), the only thing that jumps out as being a little negative is where you say, "Please don't ask to bring an escort, as it won't do anything to improve the shoot. We're adults." I feel the same way about that as I do about models who write "I will always bring an escort, no exceptions" -- it is just not helpful to put it on the profile. I do not generally allow escorts either, but I work that out in private during the pre-shoot communication when and if the model brings it up.

Jan 09 13 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Kelsie Leigh  wrote:
me please smile

No red flags here, you definitely come across as professional. It is probably a good idea that you mentioned your moving complications, so people know why you are taking a little longer than usual to respond to messages.

Okay, one small thing, since I mentioned before that I always click on YouTube links: You do not appear in that music video until well past the one-minute mark. Unless you give me a better explanation than "Look! Look! Look!" I am going to click away from the video long before that. Something simple like, "I'm in this video, my first appearance is around the 1:30 mark" would be helpful. Yes, that is a very petty peeve. smile

Jan 09 13 08:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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DavidCoward Photography
Posts: 629
Sandy Springs, Georgia, US


DavidCoward Photography wrote:
OP, this is a cool theme for a critique. I wonder how many red flag-worthy people will bother to ask, as it seems like most of them have a very defiant attitude.

Yes, I thought about that. So far all of the participants are doing really well. On the other hand some of the "defiant" types are completely oblivious to the fact that they have red flags and will argue when you try to point it out, so we may yet hear from them. wink

GoldRoseMedia wrote:
Concerning your profile text (assuming you wanted me to review it), the only thing that jumps out as being a little negative is where you say, "Please don't ask to bring an escort, as it won't do anything to improve the shoot. We're adults." I feel the same way about that as I do about models who write "I will always bring an escort, no exceptions" -- it is just not helpful to put it on the profile. I do not generally allow escorts either, but I work that out in private during the pre-shoot communication when and if the model brings it up.

I wasn't asking for it, but I don't mind that you took time to comment. smile

You're probably right about the escort part. I tried to keep the tone friendly, but it's probably best to discuss that when planning a shoot. Thanks for the feedback. smile

Jan 09 13 08:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Depthpersuasion wrote:
This should be fun.

Thanks,

Daniel

Your profile text is very brief, not much to comment on one way or the other.

Jan 09 13 09:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kristin Howell
Posts: 101
Morehead, Kentucky, US


Hm, I'm curious! smile
Jan 09 13 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Jordan Bunniie wrote:
Lets do this.

No red flags, nor did I expect to find any. Pro models generally do not have red flags in their profiles, that is one reason why they are pros. smile

Jan 09 13 09:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CSW Photography
Posts: 750
Los Angeles, California, US


Do I?
Jan 09 13 09:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images of Light
Posts: 254
Westlake, Louisiana, US


I would like to know. Please and Thank You I know I am not a model.
Jan 09 13 09:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Calypso Moon
Posts: 848
Banning, California, US


I'm interested to know what you think.  I try to be specific in my profile, but I also want to make sure that potential clients know that I'm easy going to work with.  Would love to hear what an outside perspective sees.
Jan 09 13 09:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Kristin Howell wrote:
Hm, I'm curious! smile

There is nothing wrong with your profile text, but it is not very useful either. It is a typical newbie profile -- lots of enthusiasm (which is good!) but little direction. What are your goals in modeling? Which genres interest you the most? Are you open to shooting TF? If someone wanted to book you, what days/times are you available?

You say you have worked with many "accredited photographers." I have no idea what that means. If any of the photographers you have worked with are on MM, get their MM numbers and list them in your Credits section.

I don't know how much of a market there is for models in Kentucky, but I am guessing it is not very large. You say you were "born to travel", but have you made any specific plans to visit other cities? You cannot sit back and wait for photographers to buy you plane tickets. You will need to make it happen yourself. I realize you are in school right now, but maybe you can plan a trip over the summer.

I hope this critique does not sound overly negative. You are very beautiful, and if you were in my area I would probably take a chance on you, even though your profile text is only giving me a vague idea of who you are. I wish you much success in modeling! smile

Jan 09 13 09:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


CSW Photography wrote:
Do I?

Your profile has one of my pet peeves -- huge images at the top that force me to scroll way down to read the text. Once I got down there, though, I did not spot any red flags. It all sounds professional to me.

Jan 09 13 09:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Images of Light wrote:
I would like to know. Please and Thank You I know I am not a model.

Well, reading it from the perspective of a photographer, this is kind of a red flag: "I give models all the high resolution pictures on CD's." This has been discussed on the forum many times, and most photographers here would tell you that's crazy and you shouldn't do it. I am sure the models love it, though.

The two things giving your profile credibility are your longevity (you have been a member since August 2007), and your long list of model credits which includes some names I recognize. Obviously whatever you are doing is working for you, so who am I to question it? smile

Jan 09 13 09:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,938
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Emily Hayworth wrote:
I'm interested to know what you think.  I try to be specific in my profile, but I also want to make sure that potential clients know that I'm easy going to work with.  Would love to hear what an outside perspective sees.

There are no red flags in your profile, certainly nothing that makes you sound like a diva or difficult to work with, but it is very long -- maybe a little too long. The more you write, the less likely people are to read it all. It's good information but it could do with a little editing and tightening up.

Some sections could be moved out of the profile and into the pre-shoot communication, for example the paragraph on your preferred methods of payment. Also I don't think you need to discuss your allergies unless the photographer is actually planning something involving major makeup, in which case that would be the appropriate time to bring it up. A few changes like that, plus editing a superfluous word here and there would help a lot.

But in general, it all sounds very professional. I would not hesitate to contact you about setting up a shoot.

Jan 09 13 10:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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