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RobM
As my paid membership runs out soon, I have decided not to renew. When I joined the site, I did think it was going places and seemed more suited to my style, but despite trying to contribute to the site, with posts in forum threads, with loading images, rating other images and suggesting to others that they join, it seems to have slowed down to a crawl.

There are very few new forum posts these days, I have had very little success in organising shoots through this site, either via responding to castings or posting castings myself.

I am sure there are some on here who the site works for, and I wish them all the best, but for me, it is time to move on and try and find somewhere else

Rob M


Remember: - If it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing

RobM , Photographer  posted on 28/12/2011 09:03:07   Posted 572 times

Located:Leicester,Leicestershire, UK
Member Since: 24/10/2008
       
nikonuser
Hey, were sorry to lose you but i understand where your comming from, its the same for me too, this site lacks so much, so when mine runs out then i am going to have a basic port & membership, and just watch from afar to see if it improves.............................. Member Image
nikonuser , Photographer  posted on 30/12/2011 15:42:18   Posted 225 times

Located:Middlesbrough & Rugby i commute!,Warwickshire, UK
Member Since: 20/12/2009
       
RobM
Don't forget to cancel your paypal in advance, as it will automatically be taken out in adavance

Rob M


Remember: - If it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing

RobM , Photographer  posted on 30/12/2011 19:36:06   Posted 572 times

Located:Leicester,Leicestershire, UK
Member Since: 24/10/2008
       
nikonuser
Member Image thanks.
nikonuser , Photographer  posted on 30/12/2011 20:05:07   Posted 225 times

Located:Middlesbrough & Rugby i commute!,Warwickshire, UK
Member Since: 20/12/2009
       
steveemberton
This use to be my favorite site, not because it produced the most work but because it was fun. It has not been the same for a long time now. Not since they updated it which for some reason killed the chat. Best of luck for the coming year (s).
Another one bites the dust :-(
steveemberton , Photographer  posted on 30/12/2011 20:37:31   Posted 52 times

Located:Bedford,Bedfordshire, UK
Member Since: 22/08/2009
       
RedDove

Quoting post from steveemberton
This use to be my favorite site, not because it produced the most work but because it was fun. It has not been the same for a long time now. Not since they updated it which for some reason killed the chat. Best of luck for the coming year (s).
Another one bites the dust :-(


Member Image   Hear hear Steve !!!!!!

It was lovely

RedDove , Model  posted on 31/12/2011 16:06:13   Posted 522 times

Located:Chippenham,Wiltshire, UK
Member Since: 27/07/2009
       
gslphoto
I am not sure if I get much work from here but the images are displayed, in my opinion, much better than on other sites and it is easy to navigate.

I'm staying.
gslphoto , Photographer  posted on 01/01/2012 20:38:35   Posted 1 times

Located:Cullompton,Devon, UK
Member Since: 28/01/2009
       
TSS
I found this site to have lost its appeal for some reason which I do not know. Photographers post castings which seem to go unanswered. Models don't seem to post castings or are way away. having said that the other sites seem to be suffering as well. it is probably due to the times.

Chris
Stone Studio Video Productions

www.ssvp.co.uk

TSS , Videographer  posted on 01/01/2012 23:37:17   Posted 133 times

Located:Cardigan,Pembrokeshire, UK
Member Since: 15/11/2008
       
nikonuser

Quoting post from gslphoto
I am not sure if I get much work from here but the images are displayed, in my opinion, much better than on other sites and it is easy to navigate.

I'm staying.


oh i am staying, i am just not upgrading until things improve again....and the site has a positive feel to it. Member Image
nikonuser , Photographer  posted on 02/01/2012 00:11:20   Posted 225 times

Located:Middlesbrough & Rugby i commute!,Warwickshire, UK
Member Since: 20/12/2009
       
steveemberton
As it is a New Year maybe it time we all made a New Start.  Not by leaving this site as it seems obvious that we all have a soft spot for it but by trying to find ways to breath new life into it.
I have noticed that there are few real images rated now. Why are there only 7 images showen in the top 25 section? Dosn't anyone create good images anymore. What is wrong with a bit of friendy banter in the shout box. Has life really become that serious we have to be business like in all our comments? Personally I enjoyed seeing some of the silly remarks as they made me laugh or at least smile which I feel is good for ones soul.
How about everyone committing themselves to working on a TF bases with at least one other professional with whom they haven't previously worked, from this site within the next two monts and posting feedback from their experience. ie photographer plus mua or model or stylist or retoucher.
We can all benifit from the experience of working with new faces.
Just a few of my ideas but I am sure some of you can come up with even better ones.

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steveemberton , Photographer  posted on 02/01/2012 09:49:59   Posted 52 times

Located:Bedford,Bedfordshire, UK
Member Since: 22/08/2009
       
GlossyPinkLipstick
Steve we have tried to breath life into this site for months:I remember when it was vibrant and stuff going on all the time. Yaroda and NIge! (NWWP). Even Nige came back and went.It is'nt us it's the moderators. I complained i wasn't getting casting notifications and it has never been resolved. I have an image in my mind of an empty office that someone pops into now and again. The second issue is Models. I only shoot TF which is my choice but i have had almost no shoot bookings through this site despite the fact thats its probably the best laid out and featured site. Im happy to shoot first timers for free but Models don't seem to join this site and if they do they are half hearted. (this seems to be the same on the others as well. Some days on this site there are only a handful of new images. ( i changed my job and havn't uploaded for 3 months but i will soon).There were times when i posted a shout and it would dissapear in 10 mins. i recently posted a shout that was still there days later.Not sure what the answer is TBH.


Regards Paul


www.glossypinklipstick.co.uk
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GlossyPinkLipstick , Photographer  posted on 02/01/2012 10:22:21   Posted 288 times

Located:Harlow,Essex, UK
Member Since: 12/10/2008
       
steveemberton

Quoting post from GlossyPinkLipstick
Steve we have tried to breath life into this site for months:I remember when it was vibrant and stuff going on all the time. Yaroda and NIge! (NWWP). Even Nige came back and went.It is'nt us it's the moderators. I complained i wasn't getting casting notifications and it has never been resolved. I have an image in my mind of an empty office that someone pops into now and again. The second issue is Models. I only shoot TF which is my choice but i have had almost no shoot bookings through this site despite the fact thats its probably the best laid out and featured site. Im happy to shoot first timers for free but Models don't seem to join this site and if they do they are half hearted. (this seems to be the same on the others as well. Some days on this site there are only a handful of new images. ( i changed my job and havn't uploaded for 3 months but i will soon).There were times when i posted a shout and it would dissapear in 10 mins. i recently posted a shout that was still there days later.Not sure what the answer is TBH.


Regards Paul


www.glossypinklipstick.co.uk
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GlossyPinkLipstick FB Models (facebook closed group).


I too remember the good old days here. It had a real buzz as you said and you had to wait your turn to get another shout posted. I am willing to give it another try and I hope you and others will do the same. 
Happy New Year. I hope its a good one for you. Member Image
steveemberton , Photographer  posted on 02/01/2012 10:39:13   Posted 52 times

Located:Bedford,Bedfordshire, UK
Member Since: 22/08/2009
       
nikonuser

Quoting post from steveemberton

I too remember the good old days here. It had a real buzz as you said and you had to wait your turn to get another shout posted. I am willing to give it another try and I hope you and others will do the same. 
Happy New Year. I hope its a good one for you. Member Image


i used to love the Best strobist Shot on the forums and the fact that others on this site were freindly unlike a n other site where bichyness between togs seem to rule over sound advice.





ok, so i will make a concerted effort on this site henceforth, my membership has now been paid for another year so i will now talk to the models that i know to see if i can breath some life into the place.



i wholeheartedly agree with the comments regarding admin, or lack of, its their site after all and they should be pushing to promote it as well.



So, a new year & a New start.





Lets start pushing 

  Member Image Member Image Member Image /______/ And promoting!
nikonuser , Photographer  posted on 02/01/2012 12:06:58   Posted 225 times

Located:Middlesbrough & Rugby i commute!,Warwickshire, UK
Member Since: 20/12/2009
       
steveemberton
That makes two of us. Any more of you willing to help kick start this site into action?
steveemberton , Photographer  posted on 02/01/2012 15:26:16   Posted 52 times

Located:Bedford,Bedfordshire, UK
Member Since: 22/08/2009
       
TSS
I would like to help but having moved more into video work may not be what everyone wants. I posted a few days ago on this subject and have had NO interest at all

Chris
Stone Studio Video Productions

www.ssvp.co.uk

TSS , Videographer  posted on 02/01/2012 17:06:25   Posted 133 times

Located:Cardigan,Pembrokeshire, UK
Member Since: 15/11/2008
       
steveemberton
Hi Chris, To me it dosn't matter rather you shoot stills or video. rather you are a MUA, a stylist or a model, rather you specialize in photo retouching or run a studio, rather you have loads of experience or you are new to the industry. Everyone has something to offer and we can all benifit from sharing our experiences and ideas. Lets use this site to better ourselves and hopefully have some fun at the same time.
Thats enough from me I just hope more of you will join in and help spread the word.
steveemberton , Photographer  posted on 02/01/2012 19:44:23   Posted 52 times

Located:Bedford,Bedfordshire, UK
Member Since: 22/08/2009
       
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