iModel models pledge to work with and promote only model approved photographers, helping to drive known predatory photographers out of business.
Within iModel, models anonymously rate and review their photographers.
Ratings and reviews are anonymous allowing each model the ability to honestly rate and review without fear of retaliation.
Each photographer receives a model approval rating.
These model approval ratings are displayed publicly, allowing consumers and models and parents of models advanced knowledge of the photographer's professional reputation.
The reviews written by models are not displayed publicly.
The reviews are monitored privately within iModel by the models themselves to help identify recurring problems with misconduct and abusive behavior.
(the author of each review remains anonymous even within iModel to the models monitoring the reviews)
Should a pattern of misconduct or abusive behavior appear, the photographer will be added to iModel's
do not hire list.
Highly rated photographers working within iModel helps to give consumers and models and parents of models a safe model approved choice when hiring a photographer.
Full disclosure, highly-ethical photographers sponsor the iModel service.
These sponsoring photographers desire to help eliminate predatory photographers out of their industry.
iModel's ratings and reviews are done blind.
In other words, sponsoring photographer ratings and reviews are not effected by their financial support.
Without the generosity of the sponsoring photographers, iModel could not operate.
Again, by pledging to work with and promote only model approved photographers, models themselves can help drive known predatory photographers out of business.
By eliminating job opportunities for known predatory photographers, these photographers must seek employment elsewhere, driving them out of business.