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

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

Peach Jones wrote:
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?

Thank you so much for the tips.

from what you said I think this one is good:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130130/14/51099ef9673e2_m.jpg

Or if B/W then this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130204/14/51103ad9d70c2_m.jpg

Feb 11 13 09:26 pm Link

Model

Nina Newton

Posts: 4

Ashland, Oregon, US

How about mine?

Feb 11 13 09:36 pm Link

Model

Chloe Haze

Posts: 25

Florence, South Carolina, US

not sure, still very new. lemme know

Feb 11 13 09:43 pm Link

Model

Acanthus Tattoos

Posts: 429

Union, New Jersey, US

Peach Jones wrote:

no, because it does noting to grab my attention

thanks for looking and letting me know!

Feb 12 13 04:05 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Ceci L wrote:

Thank you so much for the tips.

from what you said I think this one is good:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130130/14/51099ef9673e2_m.jpg

Or if B/W then this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130204/14/51103ad9d70c2_m.jpg

Yes, I think the top one will get you noticed more

Feb 12 13 06:41 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Nina Newton wrote:
How about mine?

I like that it is different, but probably not

Feb 12 13 06:43 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Zoey Blanche wrote:
not sure, still very new. lemme know

It is not bad, but I see 2 others in your port that work much better. This is one of them

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31379041

Feb 12 13 06:44 am Link

Photographer

David A Bliss

Posts: 165

Parker, Colorado, US

I'm game!

Feb 12 13 06:57 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

David A Bliss wrote:
I'm game!

50/50

I wonder if the color version would be more affective

Feb 12 13 12:31 pm Link

Model

Tiffiney C

Posts: 570

Los Angeles, California, US

I'll play

Tiff
www.TiffineyC.com

Feb 12 13 12:36 pm Link

Model

Shanel Simone

Posts: 42

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lets me know!

Feb 12 13 12:57 pm Link

Photographer

KeithDewey3

Posts: 1425

Plattsburg, Missouri, US

Peach Jones wrote:

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

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to look.  I changed my avatar to a different shot that I hope is a more appropriate choice for an avatar.

Feb 12 13 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

KeithDewey3 wrote:

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to look.  I changed my avatar to a different shot that I hope is a more appropriate choice for an avatar.

I would say this one has more "pop" than the last. I have a shoot in a couple weeks and I am going to use some of your shots as inspiration. Hope that is ok with you.....

Feb 12 13 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Tiffiney C wrote:
I'll play

Tiff
www.TiffineyC.com

It isn't bad.....about a 50/50 chance I might look more because of your avatar. you have others that I believe would be more effective

Feb 12 13 01:07 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Shanel Simone wrote:
Lets me know!

about a 50/50 chance. It would depend. You have about 3 or 4 others that would have a much better chance of getting me to see more of your port

Feb 12 13 01:09 pm Link

Photographer

Sven Lori

Posts: 276

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Would you :-)

Feb 12 13 03:35 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Flash-Joerg wrote:
Would you :-)

based on your avatar, no

Feb 12 13 09:08 pm Link

Photographer

Raoul Isidro Images

Posts: 6280

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Nice thread and very interesting!

I wanted to use Cate but the only thing focused was her eyes and teeth, so Nicole was used.

.

Feb 12 13 09:12 pm Link

Model

Nicki Micki

Posts: 267

Charleston, South Carolina, US

big_smile does mine, if not which one?

Feb 12 13 09:13 pm Link

Model

Shaunna Trisha

Posts: 13

San Luis Obispo, California, US

What do you think?

Feb 12 13 09:50 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
Nice thread and very interesting!

I wanted to use Cate but the only thing focused was her eyes and teeth, so Nicole was used.

.

I like Nicole too   :-)

Feb 12 13 09:53 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Nicki Micki wrote:
big_smile does mine, if not which one?

no

and if you can crop it so most of the clutter is gone.....and we really get to see your gorgeous legs, then I would choose this one

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120821/15/5034122130d8d.jpg

Feb 12 13 09:55 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Shaunna Trisha wrote:
What do you think?

probably not. You have others that are better

Feb 12 13 09:56 pm Link

Photographer

gre

Posts: 1331

Los Angeles, California, US

I wanna play smile

Feb 12 13 10:02 pm Link

Model

Cashe Monet

Posts: 378

Los Angeles, California, US

Go for it!

Feb 12 13 10:06 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

gre wrote:
I wanna play smile

no. too drab and no pop with a muddled background to be an eye-catching avatar. IMO this one is much better for an avi

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110519/15/4dd596c14e8af.jpg

Feb 12 13 10:18 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Cashe Monet wrote:
Go for it!

very close......about a 50/50 chance

Feb 12 13 10:19 pm Link

Photographer

KeithDewey3

Posts: 1425

Plattsburg, Missouri, US

Peach Jones wrote:

I would say this one has more "pop" than the last. I have a shoot in a couple weeks and I am going to use some of your shots as inspiration. Hope that is ok with you.....

I am honored!  I would love to see what you do with them.  Would you mind sending a pm if you add any to your port?  I have no doubt you will take the concept and do it even better!


Almost every shot I have done was inspired by something I saw someone else do and I put my own twist on it.

Feb 13 13 04:56 am Link

Model

Dane Halo

Posts: 1146

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Maybe?

Feb 13 13 04:56 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

KeithDewey3 wrote:

I am honored!  I would love to see what you do with them.  Would you mind sending a pm if you add any to your port?  I have no doubt you will take the concept and do it even better!


Almost every shot I have done was inspired by something I saw someone else do and I put my own twist on it.

sure! I will keep you informed! Thanks for stopping by and being an inspiration!!

Feb 13 13 09:18 am Link

Model

Bethany Kay Maternity

Posts: 16

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

What about mine?

Feb 13 13 09:20 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Dane Halo wrote:
Maybe?

Sorry but no. You have many shots in your port that would grab my attention much better, including this gem

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110514/07/4dce97866646d.jpg

Feb 13 13 09:20 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Bethany Kay Maternity wrote:
What about mine?

Hmmm. Interesting concept marketing yourself as maternity. Does that mean you are always pregnant? I've know some women like that......ouch!

Anyway, I might look at your port just because the maternity thing is different. So i would say 50/50 from what I see so far

Feb 13 13 09:22 am Link

Photographer

Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

what do you think?

Feb 13 13 09:24 am Link

Photographer

Jeff Goodwin

Posts: 100

Yardley, Pennsylvania, US

Interested.

Feb 13 13 09:26 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Dan K Photography wrote:
what do you think?

Sorry but probably not. Not much pop

Feb 13 13 09:27 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

Jeff Goodwin wrote:
Interested.

While I like the photo a lot, I am not sure it has the intrinsic "pop" that would make it stand out. you have others that do

Feb 13 13 09:29 am Link

Photographer

TS Imagery

Posts: 65

Allen, Texas, US

Why not?  I'll play.

Feb 13 13 09:30 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6375

Champaign, Illinois, US

TS Imagery wrote:
Why not?  I'll play.

very close. I will say 55% yes. But this one would be more like 80% yes IMO

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121224/09/50d8972e020fd.jpg

Feb 13 13 09:34 am Link

Photographer

juliarabkin

Posts: 570

Rochester, New York, US

smile

Feb 13 13 09:45 am Link