FStop is a new web app that’s trying to do for photo shoots what Tinder did for dating. It’s basically a matchmaking app that helps to connect those involved in a shoot: photographers, models, retouchers, makeup artists, and stylists.
After signing up for an account, you’re greeted with a simple screen showing another person’s profile. Filtering options can help you find the type of person you’re looking for based on things like location, sex, job type, age, rate, body features, and even whether or not the person has tattoos.
Tapping the profile card shows you the full profile for that user.
Press the red “X” to dismiss the profile and be served another one. Pressing the blue “✓” lets you indicate that you’d like to work with that person. Like on Tinder, you can also swipe left or right when using the site on your phone browser.
If there’s a mutual match, FStop will connect the two of you via a chat, allowing you to discuss collaborating on a shoot.
After a shoot, you can leave a review for someone you found through the service. FStop is also a middleman for payments, allowing transactions to be done through the platform — payments don’t need to be made through the service, though.
If you’d rather not spend time browsing and swiping, there’s an auto-matching feature that automatically matches you to anyone who likes your profile.
FStop is a new service that’s just getting off the ground, so there may or may not be very many “hits” near you depending on where you live. If you’d like to give the service a shot, head on over to the website on your computer, tablet, or phone.