Reviewed 2016-03-17 l Last update on 2023-08-26
True Amateur Models is the brainchild of a guy called Ray. He's an amateur photographer and enthusiast who manages to persuade some hot looking chicks to get nude and dirty for him so he can film them and present us with the results. The collection is mainly photographic, but there are some videos too, updates are, currently, rare, but downloads are possible. There is also access to a blog which is pretty up to date and there is a model index where you can find out a more about the girls.
We are looking at amateur models here and an amateur photographer/webmaster who has gathered together a collection of exclusive photo galleries and some videos. It is mainly about the galleries and these are being added to fairly regularly, whereas the movies only get occasional updates. The models are all amateur girls, we are told, and Ray himself appears in some of the movies. The girls are a varied mix from 18 upwards, with a selection of your typical Milfs and housewives, some saucy college lasses and plenty of Miss Average, all willing to take their clothes off for his camera. There are also some lovely big, busty women in here and in most cases the personality of the girls comes through as they strip, play solo style or get down to some humping hardcore with Ray.
There were 720 galleries when I was at the site and they were easy to find; recent updates are on the home page with a menu link taking you to the main photos area. Each gallery has an average 100 to 150 pics each, though numbers may vary and you can see them set out in simple thumbnail format to start with. There are write-ups and descriptions of how the shoot came about, and links to the model in the model index. What's also good is that the images are now offered in three sizes, 1,024 px, 1,280 px and 1,600 px. (Older sets may not have the same options.)
Simply using the default size, and clicking one of the thumbnails, you find images at 1,600 x 1,200, which is a little large for the screen in my case, but the quality is good. You can tell these are at-home shoots, there's nothing studio about them, including the lighting which sometimes shows us flash shadows. It's very natural though and just what you would expect from an amateur site. It's got a kind of raw feeing to it that suggests home-made and that means definitely amateur, just as we were hoping. You can also run slideshows with these galleries (though there are no zip files for full-set downloading), and navigation through them is easy enough.
The movies collection is smaller with only 75 videos, and these date back a few years now, so you can see that updates are not frequent here. But again, the quality is fine, it's home shot amateur style filming and everything comes across as good fun, good porn and natural. There are various viewing options in use, depending on the age of the video. I found some Flash streams, though not every video had a stream option, and then there were WMV downloads for older files and Mp4 for newer ones. The top resolution was at 1,280 x 720 @ 3,000 kbps, and the average Flash presentation was at 960 x 540. On the whole you can see and hear everything and the chats and fun stuff is well played out, and these are good, solid amateur videos.
There is on other content and nothing else to see apart from the model index where 240 + girls are shown with good portrait shots that then lead to a page with some details. This is contained in a write-up, and it's good to see Ray has gone to the trouble to present these descriptions; you'd be surprised how many big porn sites don't bother with model details, including some of the larger studios. The girls then have a list of their videos and/or galleries.
There are a few extra features and functions that make the member area interesting to use. It runs on that standard template design we see in a lot of member areas, with a set look and shape to the pages, but the site does make use of the interactive functions available with the template. There are places to put comments and you can rate the content as you see it. You are able to add things to a favourites collection and then go and search through that. The very top menu lets you find the blog and site news is also posted on the home page along with top lists and recommended scenes.
Navigation is easy enough, thanks to the menu and clear links on the pages, and downloading was not a problem. There's no advanced search options though, but there is a search keyword box if you want to look for something specific. You also have a FAQ page and a private message service through which you can contact the site should you have any hassles.
You have three sign-up options for True Amateur Models. The monthly one is a good standard price for a site like this, the two-monthly one gives even better value at $39.95, and the three-monthly one even better at $59.95 for the period. All memberships are recurring and handled through a well-known and trusted company and here are no hidden charges or cross sales.
True Amateur Models is just that: a collection of exclusive photos and videos, made by an amateur porn enthusiast and showing off genuine amateur girls who have not been photographed nude, blowing or fucking, before. The quality is fine, there are loads of images but not so many videos, though updates are happening, the site is easy to use and there were no technical hassles. It's also a good price for this size of collection and there are no nasty surprises, just hot amateur girls.