Frequently Asked Questions

MEMBER FAQs

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  1. What is GeekGoddess?
  2. What are the benefits of joining GeekGoddess?
  3. How much does it cost to join GeekGoddess?"
  4. Who are the Goddesses?
  5. How often do you update the site?
  6. How many pictures are in a photoset?
  7. Will you ever update more frequently
  8. Do you have videos on the site
  9. Can I talk to the Goddesses?
  10. Can I purchase prints of the Goddesses
  11. I am unable to login to the website, what should I do?
  12. I want to change my billing inforation, what do I do?
  13. I want to cancel my membership, what do I do?
  14. Who owns GeekGoddess
  15. How can I contact GeekGoddess

GODDESS/MODEL FAQs

  1. How do I become a Geek Goddess?
  2. How long will it take to review my application?
  3. I received an acceptance email. What happens now?
  4. How long do I have to get my paperwork turned in?
  5. What if I change my mind after I apply and decide I don’t want to be a GeekGoddess?
  6. How long after I’m accepted can I turn in a set?
  7. Who should I shoot my photo set with?
  8. Who views the applications?
  9. Who are the GeekGoddess staff members?
  10. What IDs do I need to supply to GeekGoddess? Why?
  11. How do I send in my IDs?
  12. What is a model release form? Why do I have to fill it out?
  13. Where do I get a model release form?
  14. How should I send in my model release?
  15. What is a W9?
  16. Do I really need to fill out a form for every set I submit?
  17. What is the intellectual property release form?
  18. What is a W9?
  19. Where do I get a W9?
  20. How do I fill out the W9?
  21. What is a Photo set?
  22. Do I have to get naked?
  23. What should my photo set be like?
  24. How should my set be photographed?
  25. What should I avoid in my photo set?
  26. How do I send you the pictures?
  27. How long until I know if my set was accepted.
  28. Will you photoshop my pictures? Can I?
  29. I’m already a member of GeekGoddess. Can I still apply?
  30. How do I get paid once my set is accepted?
  31. Where can I see my set?
  32. Who owns my photos?
  33. I’m proud of my set, can I display pictures from it anywhere else?
  34. When do I become a Geek Goddess?
  35. What does it mean to be a Demi-Goddess?
  36. Can I model for other sites/projects?
  37. Can I change my profile picture?
  38. Can I change my GeekGoddess Name?
  39. I want to use my pictures from a set on another site, can I?
  40. Who are the pre-approved Photographers?
  41. How much do I have to pay my photographer?
  42. Who owns the pictures if my set is not accepted?
  43. Is there any information that I shouldn’t give out on the site, in my blog or on the boards?
  44. A member is treating me poorly, what do I do?
  45. Can I ask for cash or gifts from members? Can I accept it if they offer?
  46. Could I get recognized in public?
  47. If my employer/family/friends find out will you take down my pictures?
  48. I’m plus size? I’m not white? I have tattoos and/or piercings? Can I still be a GeekGoddess?
  49. I have a question not listed. Who do I ask?
  50. I don’t want to be a GeekGoddess anymore!

PHOTOGRAPHER FAQs

  1. I’m a professional photographer and I want to shoot sets for GeekGoddess. How do I get started?
  2. My friend wants to be a GeekGoddess and asked me to shoot her set. Any suggestions?
  3. What is a photo set?
  4. What should the photo set be like?
  5. How should the set be photographed?
  6. What should be avoided in the photo set?
  7. Can I photoshop the set?
  8. How do I send you the photos?
  9. How long until I know if a set has been accepted?
  10. Can I be credited as the photographer?
  11. How many sets can I submit at a time?
  12. Who owns the photos?
  13. Where do I get the necessary paperwork that needs to be included with the set?
  14. What is an Intellectual Property Assignment?
  15. What is a W9?
  16. How and when do I get paid?
  17. Why do you need high resolution photos?
  18. What is a Goddess Photographer?
  19. How do I become a Goddess Photographer?
  20. How do I find models to work with?
  21. Why can’t I solicit for Models?

PHOTO EDITING FAQS & GUIDELINES

  1. I want to photoshop my set. Can I?
  2. What do I edit?
  3. Color Correction Guidelines
  4. Guidelines for Editing Skin
  5. Guidelines for Focus
  6. Editing the Background
  7. Be Consistent
  8. Image Sizing
  9. GeekGoddes Logos
  10. Adding Special Effects

MEMBER ANSWERS

1. What is GeekGoddess?

We are membership based website founded by two geeky women. We feature artistic nudes of the female figure with a geek spin. We celebrate the true beauty of the geek female and her community. We will raise her up and she will become a Goddess. We prove that Nerds and Geeks aren't just smart, they are beautifuly, powerful and SEXY!!!

2. What are the benefits of joining GeekGoddess?

Only by becoming a member will you gain access to the gallery and forum sections of the site. Our galleries contain hundreds of picture of our lovely Goddesses getting their Geek on for your viewing pleasure. In the forums you can speak with other members as well as the Goddesses about all things GeekGoddess related as well as a number of geeky things that have nothing to do with the site.

3. How much does it cost to join GeekGoddess?"

GeekGoddess Memberships are subscription based. For only $9.95 a month you will gain access to all of the existing photosets, the forums and be treated to new photosets that will be added on a regular basis

4. Who are the Goddesses?

All of our Goddesses are actual nerd and/or geek girls who like to play like to put on costumes and then take those costumes off for your enjoyment. Currently there are 6 Goddesses that contribute photos to the site. They are Alice Malice, Jessica Nova, Kassandra Leigh, Kearstin, Nana Valtiel, and Solara. More lovely Goddesses will be added to the roster as the site grows.

5. How often do you update the site?

At this time the site is update bi-weekly with a new photo set going live every other Saturday

6. How many pictures are in a photoset?

The number of photos will vary by set, usually between 60 and 70 images. The Goddess begins the set in costume and ends it "out of costume".

7. Will you ever update more frequently

As GeekGoddess grows we will be adding new Goddesses, new member services and more frequent updates.

8. Do you have videos on the site

At this time we do not have videos on the site. We always look to find new ways to have fun and may considering adding them in the future when the time is right

9. Can I talk to the Goddesses?

If you become a member you sure can. Members gain access to the site forum where they can converse with the Goddesses. Members can ask them questions or just share in their love of geeky things

10. Can I purchase prints of the Goddesses

There are two ways to purchse prints of our lovely Goddesses. 1)Visit us at a convention appearance and you can buy prints directly from one or more of the Goddesses. 2) If you won't be able to make it to an event we'll be attending you can still visit our Etsy store to purchase your very own print. From time to time we may even have signed prints available.

11. I am unable to login to the website, what should I do?

If you need your password reset you can request an email with instructions be sent to you through the login page. If you've reset your password and are still unable to login please contact us directly so that we can look into any problems your account may be experiencing.

12. I want to change my billing inforation, what do I do?

Billing is handled directly through the company CCBill. If you want to make changes to your method of payment you will need to login in directly to your CCBill acount. Visit CCBill Member Billing Support.

13. I want to cancel my membership, what do I do?

We are saddened to hear this. We want every member to have fun and want to stay with us for years to come. If you have decided to cancel due to any problems or concerns you have we'd appreciate hearing from you so that we have a chance to rectify the situation before you bid us farewell. If you truly must go you can access the link to cancel your membership two ways. 1) Click on the "Cancel Membership" link within your GeekGoddess Member Profile. After Cancelling your membership you should get a confirmation message from CCBill. If you do not receive this email we would recommend that you continue with step to to ensure your billing has been cancelled. 2) Visit CCBill Member Billing Support.

14. Who owns GeekGoddess

Unlike most other websites you'll find out there GeekGoddess is 100% women owned. We were founded in 2012 by two nerdy women; Oracle and Jessica Nova.

15. How can I contact GeekGoddess

You can reach GeekGoddess with any comments, concerns or problems at the following email address:

admin @ mygeekgoddess.com

GODDESS/MODEL ANSWERS

1.How do I become a Geek Goddess?

To ensure that we have enough love to go around for all of our goddesses we can only take on a limited number of Goddesses. Applications are currently open until the end of October 2015. Please see our social media for information on how to apply.

Announcements will be made both through the GeekGoddess website and social media channels when applications are open. You are welcome to email us anytime and you’ll be notified the next time they re-open.

All Geek Goddesses are real geek/nerd girls. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be well-versed in all geeky matters but we are looking for girls that can hold a conversation on at least one “geeky” topic. Examples could include comics, anime, movies, books, science, technology etc.

When you are submitting your application you will need to include 3-5 pictures so we can see what you look like. Don’t worry, we aren’t asking for nudes at this point, but we do need to get an idea of what you look like. Please include at least one headshot and one full body shot. Links to social network profiles are also helpful.

2.How long will it take to review my application?

Once applications are open on a more permanent basis We will do our best to review applications on a weekly basis.

Please know that there are time where responses could take longer.

3.I received an acceptance email. What happens now?

CONGRATULATIONS! Upon acceptance all Demi-goddesses will receive a login granting access to the GeekGoddess website including the special Goddess-Only section on the forums. Keep in mind, you are not a full Goddess yet, that only happens when your first set goes live.

Before you can turn in a set you will need to send us some boring old paperwork. I know, how dull, unfortunately it’s a legal thing that just has to be done.

We’ll need:

  • A completed and signed copy of your 2257 Compliance Form (the government requires us to keep records proving our Goddesses are all 18 and older).
  • 2 forms of ID: One of these ID’s must be a valid picture ID (we prefer a Driver’s License or Passport). You can send us a clear High Resolution photo or a high resolution scanned copy. Please Note: The copy of your ID needs to be signed, I know annoying, but it’s not our rule.
  • A completed W-9 Tax Form. (Can’t get paid without one)

All of the necessary forms, along with instructions will be included in your acceptance email.

4.How long do I have to get my paperwork turned in?

If we have not received the necessary paperwork within one month your acceptance may be temporarily frozen. After 2 months you will need to re-apply.

Don’t worry, you’ll have up to 6 months to turn in your first set.

5.What if I change my mind after I apply and decide I don’t want to be a GeekGoddess?

We’ll be sad to see you go, but if you change your mind we won’t stop you. Our Goddesses are welcome to move on at anytime.

IMPORTANT:Once a set has been accepted for launch it can’t be pulled back, even if it hasn’t gone live. This policy is in place out of respect for our Photographers. Remember, they don’t get paid for their hard work until the set posts to the site just like our models.
If you decide to leave while you have a set in queue you will still be paid for that set once it launches. We will never withhold payment from you even if you decide to hang up your cape.

If you have any doubts we encourage you to think long and hard about becoming a Geek Goddess. We want all of our models to have fun and enjoy the experience. But making the choice to take your clothes off online should never be taken lightly.

6.How long after I’m accepted can I turn in a set?

We are happy to look at your set as soon as we have the forms for your proof of age on file.

7.Who should I shoot my photo set with?

We hand select photographers to work with our models. We’ve picked these photographers both for the safety of our girls and the quality of the imagery on our site. If we don’t have a photographer in your area please let us know and we’ll see what we can do. We are always on the lookout for new photographers that can be added to the list.

We don’t recommend shooting with a non-approved photographer, but ultimately the decision is up to the you. If you decide to shoot with someone else please know that this could cause your set to be rejected. We just can’t guarantee the quality of a photographer who hasn’t been vetted and we always want our goddesses to look their best. Our Goddess Coordinator is always willing to take a look at your photographer’s portfolio and give you an honest opinion before you shoot.

8.Who views the applications?

Applications are only viewable by select GeekGoddess staff members and will not be shared publicly. Any forms or information you submit will be kept strictly confidential.

IMPORTANT: No staff member or photographer will every ask you for your login information or for you to send nude photos to them via email. If you get an email like this forward it to us and we’ll handle it. We encourage you not to respond for your own protection.

9.Who are the GeekGoddess staff members?

Currently GeekGoddess has two full time staff members, the founders, Nova and Oracle.

10.What IDs do I need to supply to GeekGoddess? Why?

Federal law requires that all models and photographers must be over 18 at the time of the photo shoot. There are absolutely no exceptions. Before you can appear on the website we must have proof of your age and identity on file in order to comply with these regulations.

We need TWO of the following IDs. One must be a valid Photo ID that shows your birth date.

  • Government-issued Photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card (US Citizen’s only)
  • School ID (public state school)
  • National insurance card.
  • Military ID

11.How do I send in my IDs?

We prefer to receive you ideas as a single scanned document. If you have access to a scanner please scan both IDs as one file by scanning them at the same time. You should use a scan resolution of at least 300ppi and label the file YourName_scanID.jpg

Another option is to take a clear and legible photo of your IDs. If possible please photograph them both together. Label the file YourName_photoID.jpg. Please ensure that both IDs will be legible when printed. If we can’t get a printed copy we may have to request another picture.
The Government also requires that the copy of your IDs be signed by you, to prove they are your IDs. This can be made by making a photocopy and then signing it. You can also sign a piece of paper and place the IDs on top of it when scanning/photographing.

If you are unable to send an electronic copy you can mail a photocopy to an address we will provide.

IMPORTANT: Your ID scan, photo or photocopy must be CLEAR and LEGIBLE. The government is just very particular about that.

12.What is a model release form? Why do I have to fill it out?

GeekGoddess would never place your photographs on our website without your permission. And that’s exactly what the model release form does.

If you have any questions about the form please don’t hesitate to ask.

13.Where do I get a model release form?

Model Releases are included in the original acceptance email.

14.How should I send in my model release?

  • Print it out.
  • Fill out the form, it must be hand signed.
  • Scan the form and save it as a .pdf or .jpg
  • Email the form or upload it through the website.

15.How do I fill out the model release?

  • The Model Release is 2 pages long. Make sure to read both pages.
  • Enter the date and your name at the top of the form.
  • Under Section 1 enter the date your photos were taken as well as the Goddess Name you will be using on the site.
  • Initial at the bottom of each page.
  • Fill out the section at the bottom of page 2 on the model side completely.
  • Have someone else fill out the witness section next to it. (The most convenient would probably be your photographer).

16.Do I really need to fill out a form for every set I submit?

Unfortunately, yes you do. We need permission each time before your photos will appear on the website.

17.What is the intellectual property release form?

The intellectual property release form is a separate form that grants permission from the photographer so that we can post your images online. If you choose to shoot with a pre-approved photographer then you don’t need to worry about this step, they already know what to do.

If you shoot with someone else you will need to print this FORM and have the photographer fill it out. You will then need to send it to us with your model release.

18.What is a W9?

The W9 is a tax form that is required by law so that we can pay you. We can’t accept your set or pay you until we have it.

This form is only required for US Citizens. If you are a citizen of a different country it is not required.

It is important to note that the United States Federal Government does require us to report any models that are paid $600 or more in one calendar year.

If this is the case you will receive a 1099 tax form and need to report the income on your taxes.

19.Where do I get a W9?

It’s included in the acceptance email.

20.How do I fill out the W9?

Remember that this form is required by the US Government. Please use your full real name and address. This should be the same location where any payment checks will be mailed.

You don’t need to submit the last three pages of the W9, just the first page.

21.What is a Photo set?

It’s how you become an official Geek Goddess. Your set needs to be a series of 60 or more pictures featuring you. The set should start with you fully clothed and end with you fully nude. It should be taken in one session with the same outfit, theme and setting. A change in location is allowable during the set if it fits the narrative.

While we require 60 or more photos for a set we highly recommend that you take many more. This allows your photographer to pick out only the best of the best. If the picture isn’t great then we won’t use it, and if there aren’t enough great photographs of you we may not be able to accept your set.

*IMPORTANT* You must be 18 years old at the time your set is taken. In other words, if someone took pictures of you before you turn 18 we don’t want them and WON’T use them.

22.Do I have to get naked?

Yes. Images should be reasonably broken down between clothed shots, shots in various stages of undress and fully nude shots. At least 1/3 of the images should be nude. You do need to end up fully nude. Depending on the costume you may leave on items such as shoes, gloves and belts in some or even all of your nude shots. Exposed breasts and tushes are a must. Our photographers will make sure you look GREAT!

Our goal is to be a classy nude site. We do not require overly explicit or pornographic poses. In fact we prefer that they are avoided. In case this isn’t clear… we don’t need you to spread your legs, we definitely don’t want you touching yourself in that special way, and there is definitely no penetration of any kind. If you really must do that kind of modeling GeekGoddess is not the place for you to do it.

23. What should my photo set be like?

First and foremost, have fun, it will show through in your pictures. We also encourage you to be creative, our members love it when a set has an implied story instead of just “this character getting naked”. While we realize that’s not always possible you should put some thought into your location and what you are going to do. If you are shooting with an approved photographer they can often help in this regard.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that your hair and make-up are camera ready. Our photographers are there to take pretty pictures not to apply your make-up. And you want to have good hair and make-up. If you aren’t experienced with applying makeup for photography a general rule is to apply a more than you think you’ll need. It never shows up quite as dramatic as you thought it would.

In some cases, such as special events, Nova is available to do make up for Goddesses. Not sure what to do for a certain character? Nova will happily walk you through it as she’s a trained make up artist. You should also feel comfortable asking your fellow Goddesses as we are all here to help each other be the best we can.

24. How should my set be photographed?

We may sound like a broken record at this point but if you shoot with a pre-approved photographer you don’t have to worry about it, they already know what to do. If you decide to go a different route here are some general guidelines.

  • Your photos must be shot using a digital camera, preferably at the highest resolution available.
  • You don’t need to photo shop your pictures before sending them in, in fact we prefer you don’t. Our staff editors will make sure everything is edited before it hits the site.
  • Lighting is crucial for a good set. Natural lighting is often easiest. If shooting outdoors, early morning and evening are best. A reflector is always a big help too.
  • Include a variety of shots. Play with angles, close-ups, full body shots and poses. Variety will make your set stand out. No one wants to look at 60 copies of the same photo. Mix it up. And don’t forget facial expressions. It’s often good to practice in front of a mirror to know what expression looks best on you.
  • Practice poses before you shoot. This is especially important if you don’t have a lot of modelling experience. Practice in front of a mirror to get an idea of how you look best.

25. What should I avoid in my photo set?

  • Seamless/studio backdrops: They are just dull and boring.
  • Bad wigs! Yes we know you might be wearing a wig, but a bad wig can ruin a set. Not sure what makes a bad wig vs a good wig? Ask! Nova has been styling wigs for years and would love to answer any questions you may have.
  • Too Explicit!- Please do not submit overly graphic sets. Your set should be tasteful nude pin-up, not porn.

26. How do I send you the pictures?

If you are working with an approved photographer they will take care of it. Otherwise you will need to arrange to upload the set to our site. Instructions will be provided.

27. How long until I know if my set was accepted.

Response times will vary based on the number of sets currently under review and the time of year. We will always try to respond as quickly as possible but their are times when it could take a month or more to receive an answer. Once your set has been reviewed you will receive an email letting you know.

*IMPORTANT* we keep a running list of sets in the model section. This includes sets that we have received , sets under review and accepted sets.

28.Will you photoshop my pictures? Can I?

At this time, all accepted sets will be edited by our staff editors before they appear on the site. We actually prefer that you do not edit your set. We will make you look great.

If you absolutely must edit your own photos please follow the guidelines HERE. It is important to note, at this time we can’t pay for photo editing. This is why we don’t ask you to do it.

29.I’m already a member of GeekGoddess. Can I still apply?

Members are welcome to apply to be a GeekGoddess as long as they are female. There may be a time in the future when we accept male models or Geek Gods. Now is not that time.

30.How do I get paid once my set is accepted?

Models are paid for accepted sets only after they have gone live on the website. We will always aim to pay you as fast as possible, ideally the Monday after your set launches. We will never pay you more than 30 days after the launch of your set.

At this time we have two methods for payment available:

Check: Your payment will go out via check to the address that was supplied to us. This is the preferred payment method

Paypal: If you provide us with a paypal account we will send your payment electronically. Please be aware that Paypal will charge you a fee for the convenience.

31.Where can I see my set?

Once your set goes live it will automatically post to the front page. After a few weeks it will no longer appear on the front page but will be accessible through the gallery.

32.Who owns my photos?

GeekGoddess owns all rights to your photographs once a set has been accepted and paid for. If the set is not accepted ownership stays with the photographer and/or model.

33.I’m proud of my set, can I display pictures from it anywhere else?

As a paid membership site we can’t allow sets to be displayed elsewhere. We do understand that models and photographers may want to use the images in their portfolio, online and elsewhere. For this reason we allow both choose 1 image from your set along with any images GeekGoddess has already released publicly for such purposes. Any online use must not display the images larger than 900 pixels on the longest side. In addition, the GeekGoddess logo must remain visible.

IMPORTANT: The terms and conditions on many sites (such as facebook) may prohibit you from posting nude images. Please keep this in mind before posting a picture from you set. Failure to do so could result in your facebook account being suspended or deleted.

34.When do I become a Geek Goddess?

You will officially become a Geek Goddess on the day that your first set goes live.

35.What does it mean to be a Demi-Goddess?

A Demi-Goddess is a model that has had her application accepted but hasn’t had a set go live.

36.Can I model for other sites/projects?

Geek Goddess considered this question long an hard. After less debate than you’d expect we are happy to announce that we will not be requiring our models to remain exclusive. There are only so many sets we can post on our site and we just don’t feel right limiting their income potential. There is, however, one tiny little catch.

If a set has been accepted by GeekGoddess you can’t sell it to another site. Once a set has been accepted it is now owned by GeekGoddess and not the Goddess or the photographer.

Otherwise you are welcome to work for other sites, even if they are competitors, and you are certainly welcome to have your own personal paid website.

Really and truly, we aren’t joking.

We hope that the attention and care you receive from GeekGoddess will keep you coming back to us and offering us the best of you. But if we can’t use a particular set we aren’t going to keep you from going elsewhere.

IMPORTANT: Many other sites do have exclusivity clauses for their models. While we may not mind if you work with them, they may have a problem with you working for us. If this happens we hope you choose GeekGoddess where we will always strive to give you the best options to fulfill your potential.

If you already have a contract with another company make sure you check it before applying. While it won’t affect your acceptance with us we wouldn’t want you to cause problems for yourself.

37.Can I change my profile picture?

At this time the only way to change the photo on your Goddess profile would be to email us the new photo.

38.Can I change my GeekGoddess Name?

No. We can’t allow a change in your GeekGoddess name once it’s been chosen. There are a lot of reasons that include technical aspects of the site and such. But even more important.... once your fans know you by one name, why would you want to confuse them.

39.I want to use my pictures from a set on another site, can I?

No. Once your set is accepted GeekGoddess owns the rights. This prevents you from selling, or even granting rights to anyone else. Keep in mind, we do allow you to use a few images for personal promotion and your portfolio (Read More).

40. Who are the pre-approved Photographers?

At this time we have three pre-approved photographers. If you do not see a location near you please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

  • Oracle - Florida (travel available to almost every part of the state)
  • Brenin Hurley - Georgia
  • Synthetic Shadows - Tri-State Area
  • Jasemine Denise - Chicago
  • Candy Lust - New York
  • Katrea Lux - New York

41.How much do I have to pay my photographer?

You DON’T !!! Unlike some other sites, GeekGoddess will pay your photographer directly and you don’t have to worry about a thing. All the money that you are paid will stay with you... until you spend it :).

42.Who owns the pictures if my set is not accepted?

Most likely your Photographer. Any sets that aren’t accepted by GeekGoddess revert back to the original owner. Depending on the agreement with your photographer this may be you, or them.

43.Is there any information that I shouldn’t give out on the site, in my blog or on the boards?

We take your safety seriously. To this end, there are some things you should never reveal through your profile, blog, the forums, or even your personal social media site (If you have one for your Goddess persona).

  • Real Name
  • Address
  • City (We’d recommend sticking to state unless you live in a large metropolitan area. For example, living in New York City doesn’t really tell anyone anything).
  • Personal/Private information you aren’t ready for the whole world to know. Members can talk, amongst themselves and with strangers. Keep that in mind before airing any dirty laundry.
  • Problems with any members, fellow Goddesses or GeekGoddess staff. We hope everyone will get along, but every once in a while disagreements happen, after all, we are all human. Rather than causing a public scene we ask that you come directly to staff and we’ll do every within our power to resolve the problem.

44.A member is treating me poorly, what do I do?

Don’t take matters into your own hands. Contact GeekGoddess staff immediately and we’ll handle the problem. If you are working a booth at a convention report the problem directly to your Security God.

45.Can I ask for cash or gifts from members? Can I accept it if they offer?

Lets be honest. Begging is just tacky, and we are all about being classy. Nothing is more uncomfortable than a beggar asking for your change, and you don’t want to come across like that. This means you should not be approaching members for money or presents.

We understand costumes can be expensive and sometimes members might want to help out their favorite model. For this reason we do permit Goddesses to display a wish list on their Goddess profile. If a member decides that they would like to purchase an item from this list or make a donation towards it they can do so by sending it to GeekGoddess directly (remember, we don’t give out Goddess’ addresses)

Although not currently possible, we may permit Goddesses to sell extra content directly to members through the website. This will ultimately depend on whether it will provide a benefit both to our members and our Goddesses. It has to be good for both before we can make it happen.

46.Could I get recognized in public?

Yes. Some models get recognized, some don’t. Where you are is going to be a big determining factor. Getting recognized at a convention is much more likely than getting recognized while buying groceries. But it could happen. This is why it is so important to make sure you are comfortable appearing nude online.

47.If my employer/family/friends find out will you take down my pictures?

No. While you have our sympathies if you get caught in such an awkward bind we can’t remove a set once it has hit the site. While we will never divulge your true identity we can’t guarantee that people won’t find out. If it is really that big of a fear that your family might find out I would reconsider getting naked on the internet.

48.I’m plus size? I’m not white? I have tattoos and/or piercings? Can I still be a GeekGoddess?

Sure! We love beautiful women, all beautiful women in all shapes, sizes and colors. We have models with tattoos and piercings. We have curvy girls, and thin girls and we are always looking for diversity. If we wanted all our models to look the same we’d have one model.

If you do have piercings and/or tattoos it is good to note that in some cases these will be photo shopped out for the sake of the character, or they may remain in all their glory.

49.I have a question not listed. Who do I ask?

Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions here.

50.I don’t want to be a GeekGoddess anymore!

While we will be sad to see you go, that is your right. You are welcome to leave us at any time. While we can remove your profile information from the site, please remember that we can not remove your past photo sets or your GeekGoddess name which will still be listed with them.

PHOTOGRAPHER ANSWERS

1.I’m a professional photographer and I want to shoot sets for GeekGoddess. How do I get started?

To ensure the safety of our models as well as the quality of the photography GeekGoddess carefully picks the photographers that will recommend to our Goddesses.

If you are interested in becoming a photographer please begin by checking the current list of photographer locations. If we do not have a photographer in your location this increases your chances, especially if we have models in your area. You should also be sure to notify us of any locations you are willing to drive to.

Before we can recommend you to our models we will need to see a portfolio of your photographic work. If you have experience with nude photography this will be taken into account. There is a significant difference between making a clothed model look beautiful and making a naked one look and feel great.

To ensure the safety of our models we may also request a reference from a model you have worked with in the past. This could be a Goddess or another model that is willing to provide such a reference.

**IMPORTANT** If the main reason you want to work with us is because you want to take pictures of naked ladies then you aren’t what we are looking for. We are looking for professional photographers not horny hobbiests looking for some excitement. If you are a professional that is comfortable around nudity and works well with models, then you may be a good fit.

2.My friend wants to be a GeekGoddess and asked me to shoot her set. Any suggestions?

We generally recommend that our Goddess’s shoot with photographers that have already been approved by GeekGoddess. But if your friend trusts you to make her look good then we are willing to give you a try. Please keep in mind that the photos you turn in will have to stand up to the quality our members expect or the set won’t be accepted.

3.What is a photo set?

A set is a series of 60 or more pictures. The set should start with the model fully clothed and end with them fully nude. It should be taken in one session with the same outfit, theme and setting. A change in location is allowable during the set if it fits the narrative.

While we require 60 or more final photos for a set we highly recommend that you take many more. This allows us to pick out only the best of the best. If there aren’t enough great photographs we may not be able to accept the set. We would prefer that a photographer turn in no less than 200 RAW photos. We’ll edit the number down from there.

*IMPORTANT* You must be at least 18 years old at the time you shoot the set. No exceptions.

4.What should the photo set be like?

First and foremost, the model should have fun, it will show through in the pictures. If she is uncomfortable in anyway this will also show through and may get a set rejected. So make sure she is comfortable with you.

We encourage you to be creative, our members love it when a set has an implied story instead of just “this character getting naked”. While we realize that’s not always possible you should put some thought into the location and what the model is going to do.

*IMPORTANT* Please make sure that the models hair and make-up are camera ready. While we will be editing the photos the model should still show up prepared just like any other shoot.

5.How should the set be photographed?

Here are some general suggestions

  • Photos must be shot using a digital camera, preferably at the highest resolution available and in RAW. Unless you are shooting with a Canon or Nikon camera please convert them to uncompressed TIFF files before sending them in. We don’t have software for every camera manufacturer.
  • You don’t need to photo shop the pictures before sending them in, in fact we prefer you don’t. Our staff editors will make sure everything is edited before it hits the site.
  • Lighting is crucial for a good set. Natural lighting is often easiest. If shooting outdoors early morning and evening are best. A reflector is always a big help too. If you are shooting indoor with lights please make sure your color settings are properly set.
  • Include a variety of shots. Play with angles, close-ups, full body shots and poses. Variety will make the set stand out. No one wants to look at 60 copies of the same photo. Mix it up. And don’t forget about facial expressions.

6.What should be avoided in the photo set?

  • seamless/studio backdrops: They are just dull and boring.
  • Bad wigs! Pay attention to what may be happening with any wig the model may be wearing.
  • Too Explicit!- Please do not submit overly graphic sets. The set should be tasteful nude pin-up, not porn. We don’t need spread shots, we actually prefer they were avoided. And we definitely don’t allow any sexual activity up to and including penetration. Keep it clean and classy.

7.Can I photoshop the set?

At this time, all accepted sets will be edited by our staff editors before they appear on the site. We actually prefer that you do not edit the set.
If you really want to edit the photos please follow the guidelines HERE.

It is important to note, at this time we can’t pay for photo editing. This is why we don’t ask you to do it.

7.How should the photos be sized and named?

Photos should be shot at the maximum resolution in RAW format. They can be converted to uncompressed Tiffs before sending them to GeekGoddess however they must remain full resolution. As we will be selecting the photos that will appear on the site from those provide there is no specific numbering scheme required at this time.

8.How do I send you the photos?

FTP instructions will be provided upon approval as a photographer.

9.How long until I know if a set has been accepted?

Response times will vary based on the number of sets currently under review and the time of year. We will always try to respond as quickly as possible but their are times when it could take a month or more to receive an answer. Once your set has been reviewed you will receive an email letting you know.

10.Can I be credited as the photographer?

Of course, just make sure to tell us what name to use.

11.How many sets can I submit at a time?

There is no limit to the number of sets you can submit, however please make sure that each is in it’s own folder and all paperwork is included for EACH SET. If we don’t have all the paperwork we can’t accept the set.

It is also important to note that variety is the spice of life. If you turn in multiple sets of a single model and they are accepted their release will be broken up.

12.Who owns the photos?

GeekGoddess owns all rights to the photographs once a set has been accepted and paid for. If the set is not accepted ownership stays with you unless some other arrangement is made between you and the model.

13.Where do I get the necessary paperwork that needs to be included with the set?

The necessary paperwork will be forwarded to you once you are approved as a photographer.

14.What is an Intellectual Property Assignment?

This is a release form that all photographer's must submit with each set. It grants GeekGoddess the right to use your photographs. We can’t release a set, or pay you for it until we have the signed form.

15.What is a W9?

The W9 is a tax form that is required by law so that we can pay you. We can’t accept any sets or pay you until we have it.

This form is only required for US Citizens. If you are a citizen of a different country it is not required.

It is important to note that the United States Federal Government does require us to report any photographers that are paid $600 or more in one calendar year. In this case you will receive a 1099 tax form and need to make sure to report the income on your taxes.

16.How and when do I get paid?

Photographers are paid for accepted sets only after they have gone live on the website. We will always aim to pay you as fast as possible, ideally the Monday after the set launches. We will never pay you more than 30 days after the launch of your set.

At this time we have two methods for payment available:

Check: Your payment will go out via check to the address that was supplied to us.

Paypal: If you provide us with a paypal account we will send your payment electronically. Please be aware that Paypal will charge you a fee for the convenience.

17.Why do you need high resolution photos?

While the images on the GeekGoddess website will only be offered at screen resolution we may use certain images from a set for prints, merchandise and books. For this reason we need high resolution copies just in case.

18.What is a Goddess Photographer?

Goddess Photographers are individuals that have been individually vetted by GeekGoddess Models and staff. They have proven to that they can consistently shoot sets that live up to the quality standards our members expect. They are also recommended by our Goddesses so that we know they are professional and easy to work with.

19.How do I become a Goddess Photographer?

Goddess photographers are chosen only after they have proven they have what it takes. This generally means a proven portfolio, accepted sets and a good recommendation from one or more Goddesses.

20.How do I find models to work with?

Please do not approach any Goddesses directly to offer your services. If you are interested in making yourself available as a potential photographer please contact GeekGoddess directly and provide us with a link to your online portfolio. Preference will always be given to photographers with a proven portfolio and experience shooting nudes.

21.Why can’t I solicit for Models?

GeekGoddess takes the respect and safety of our Goddesses very seriously. Nothing is more uncomfortable than a stranger asking you to take pictures of you with your clothes off. The photographers we choose to recommend are professionals first and not just people interested in taking pictures of hot naked chicks. If you are the former we want to hear from you. If you are the later.... we don’t.

PHOTO EDITING ANSWERS & GUIDELINES

1.I want to photoshop my set. Can I?

At this time GeekGoddess is not able to pay for photo editing. For this reason we don’t require or even request that you complete this step yourself. If your set is accepted we will be happy to edit it for you. If you really want to edit the set yourself you are welcome to give it a try. Please keep in mind the editing much match the quality of the editing in our other sets.

2.What do I edit?

Talk to your Goddess either before, during or after the shoot to find out what things she would prefer be edited out. Some Goddess may want scars and tattoos edited out, some may be fine leaving them in. We want our Goddesses to look like real women... overly smoothing skin and the like should be avoided. In the end you should just have a better version of your photo that still looks like the Goddess.

3.Color Correction Guidelines

A good place to start when checking the accuracy of colors is the whites of the Goddesses eyes or her teeth. If these aren’t white (or at least close) then you Goddess either needs to visit a doctor or your colors are off.

Use adjustment layers to tweak the colors. If you don’t know what adjustment layers are... let us do the editing.

4.Guidelines for Editing Skin

Good editing should correct obvious imperfections like dark circles or skin blemishes but it shouldn’t go to far. The end result should still show the texture of the skin. While our models may be Goddesses they aren’t Barbie Dolls and shouldn’t look like they are made of plastic.

If you don’t know how to use the various healing and cloning tools to remove blemishes while maintaining the overall skin texture..... let us do the editing for you.

5.Guidelines for Focus

It is important that your photos be in focus. The eyes are generally the best place to check for proper focus. Sharpening can be used to make an already focused picture pop just that much more. Make sure not to overdo it though.

6.Editing the Background

Check the background for obvious distractions like outlets, cords or blemished on the walls that can make the picture look sloppy. These imperfections can be removed much in the same way as skin imperfections, often using the same tools.

7.Be Consistent

The pictures in a set should be consistent from one picture to the next to ensure a natural flow through the whole set. Use adjustment layers to make the necessary changes. Making them directly to the picture can degrade the quality. Don’t flatten until EVERYTHING is done.

8.Image Sizing

Don’t resize, include the picture at the resolution it was shot at, which should be the highest resolution available in your camera.

9.GeekGoddess Logos

We’ll take care of putting the logos/watermark on the images after you submit them.

10.Adding Special Effects

If the set calls for it we will accept special effects but they must be done effectively. If you can’t do it without it looking cheesy or forced.... don’t do it.