Forums > Critique > Does your Avatar make me want to see your port?

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Sterling Clairmont wrote:
^^^^ Thank you! You make very good points.

Glad I can help. have a great day!!

Nov 19 12 04:34 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Studio Chiaroscuro wrote:
Me too, if you are so inclined to keep on with this.

probably yes. Good clean lines and I like the lighting. Sexy legs always helps  ;-)

Nov 19 12 04:37 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Black Stallion Photos wrote:
??

good legs and good show of curves. Still just a bit drab with the lighting.....50/50

Nov 19 12 04:39 am Link

Photographer

Renaissance Photography

Posts: 9

Jacksonville, Florida, US

I'm game!

Nov 19 12 06:13 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Sakura Suicidal wrote:
How about me? I'm different than the average "mainstream" model.

the vivid color may get attention. Looks a bit cheap. I would say 50/50

Nov 19 12 12:37 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Charles Parks wrote:
If you are still inclined. I would appreciate knowing. Thanks

the color is the right choice and the model is hot. Still a bit more vivid would make it a sure thing. I actually think others in your port would work better. at this point I would say 50-60%

Nov 19 12 12:56 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Renaissance Photography wrote:
I'm game!

Intriguing and I like the lighting of her exotic face. Probably yes

Nov 19 12 12:59 pm Link

Photographer

JohnEnger

Posts: 783

Jessheim, Akershus, Norway

Peach Jones wrote:
In my mind (obviously), does your avatar pack a punch that makes me want to see more?

.........and I'll tell you why

Mine? lol


J.

Nov 19 12 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

Charles Parks

Posts: 178

Newport Beach, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:
the color is the right choice and the model is hot. Still a bit more vivid would make it a sure thing. I actually think others in your port would work better. at this point I would say 50-60%

Thank you for your critique, Peach Jones (50-60% is an honor).
It's very much appreciated.
Switching avatar now, but would like to impose upon you once more and ask you for a suggestion.
previous avatar:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121007/10/5071b9779a2ca_m.jpg

Nov 19 12 01:47 pm Link

Model

PENELOPE MACHINE

Posts: 7

New York, New York, US

I wanna play!

Nov 19 12 01:53 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36232

Upland, California, US

Hmmmm... lets see... wink

Nov 19 12 02:01 pm Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

Tory Cardin wrote:
I wanna play!

Her Avatar. no it would not make me curious to shoot her. but her port is solid, and this image would...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag113/torycardn/headshot.jpeg

Nov 19 12 02:21 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Scott Sullivan Photo wrote:

Her Avatar. no it would not make me curious to shoot her. but her port is solid, and this image would...

Please do not hijack Scott.

Thank you

Nov 19 12 04:26 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

JohnEnger wrote:

Mine? lol


J.

It is intriguing and creative, but probably will not want me to see more. Actually I would most likely pass it over and not see it because of the lack of color and contrast. You have much better choices in your port

Nov 19 12 04:27 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Charles Parks wrote:

Thank you for your critique, Peach Jones (50-60% is an honor).
It's very much appreciated.
Switching avatar now, but would like to impose upon you once more and ask you for a suggestion.
previous avatar:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121007/10/5071b9779a2ca_m.jpg

Thanks for stopping in again Mr. Parks. I believe the one you switched to is probably the 2nd or 3rd best choice in your port. Good legs and dramatic action. Better lighting. But I think that perhaps this one is your best bet:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120908/10/504b803e3eec0_m.jpg

Nov 19 12 04:35 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Tory Cardin wrote:
I wanna play!

Probably yes. Your eyes are exotic and will most likely pull me in. But your lack of contrast or color could cause me to pass it over. I think you have one or two better ones in your port

Nov 19 12 04:37 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Select Models wrote:
Hmmmm... lets see... wink

Probably not. I like the shot, but the lines are not super clean because of the brush and the colors are not real vivid. You have several in your port that are miles better for an avatar

Nov 19 12 04:39 pm Link

Photographer

Charles Parks

Posts: 178

Newport Beach, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

Thanks for stopping in again Mr. Parks. I believe the one you switched to is probably the 2nd or 3rd best choice in your port. Good legs and dramatic action. Better lighting. But I think that perhaps this one is your best bet:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120908/10/504b803e3eec0_m.jpg

One of my favorites as well! Thank you so much. Greatly appreciated.

Nov 19 12 04:40 pm Link

Model

Greeneyed Goddess

Posts: 228

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

I think I was skipped. sad

Feb 10 13 09:21 pm Link

Body Painter

ArtsieFartsie Facepaint

Posts: 42

Chino Hills, California, US

i wanna play!! big_smile if your still into it.. O_o?

Feb 10 13 10:44 pm Link

Model

CL-Panda

Posts: 7

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Ohhh please tell me!

Feb 10 13 10:47 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Jennifer Thrasher

Posts: 2

Los Angeles, California, US

I hope so : )

Feb 10 13 10:47 pm Link

Photographer

AndyD10

Posts: 350

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

How about mine?

Feb 11 13 04:17 am Link

Photographer

Edward Shaw Photography

Posts: 317

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Let me know, please!

Feb 11 13 04:22 am Link

Model

Acanthus Tattoos

Posts: 429

Union, New Jersey, US

tell me and tell me why, thanks!

Feb 11 13 02:32 pm Link

Model

Rene Bugatti

Posts: 259

Fresno, California, US

Does it?

Feb 11 13 02:39 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Greeneyed Goddess wrote:
I think I was skipped. sad

Nope. IMO this is 1000x better

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120728/12/5014418e3a573.jpg

Feb 11 13 08:56 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

ArtsieFartsie Facepaint wrote:
i wanna play!! big_smile if your still into it.. O_o?

no

Feb 11 13 08:56 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Carrie Gail wrote:
Ohhh please tell me!

nope

Feb 11 13 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Jennifer Thrasher wrote:
I hope so : )

close, but probably not

Feb 11 13 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

AndyD10 wrote:
How about mine?

close, but probably yes

Feb 11 13 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Edward Shaw Photography wrote:
Let me know, please!

It is very beautiful, but probably not

Feb 11 13 08:58 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
tell me and tell me why, thanks!

no, because it does noting to grab my attention

Feb 11 13 08:59 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Rene Bugatti wrote:
Does it?

going with 50/50

Feb 11 13 08:59 pm Link

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

Mine?

Feb 11 13 09:01 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Ceci L wrote:
Mine?

probably not

Feb 11 13 09:03 pm Link

Photographer

KeithDewey3

Posts: 1425

Plattsburg, Missouri, US

I'd like to know! 


Keith

Feb 11 13 09:04 pm Link

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

Peach Jones wrote:

probably not

Would you suggest me which one I should use??  smile

Feb 11 13 09:05 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

KeithDewey3 wrote:
I'd like to know! 


Keith

I really enjoy your work and fabulous shots. But I doubt if this current avatar will want me see more of your work

Feb 11 13 09:07 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Ceci L wrote:

Would you suggest me which one I should use??  smile

I will let you chose but keep these things in mind:

There are thousands of avatars on MM. So we go over most of them very fast. Only those that stand out in under 1 second get more views and therefore will cause people to see you port more frequently. So they are the "rules"

1. Red. people always notice red. We are wired that way
2. clean lines. The more "stuff" in your photo the less you will stand out and be noticed
3. brighter colors
4. If using a B/W photo, use one that has higher contrast.
5. attractive body parts stand out......for obvious reasons.......cleavage, legs, curves, eyes all will make people stop and look
6. close the better. Don't make yourself small in the photo. Make yourself closer and bigger
7. vertical is usually better......not horizontal photo orientation

so with those rules which one will you choose?

Feb 11 13 09:13 pm Link