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

Model

Alice A Dylan

Posts: 143

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Please share your thoughts smile

Feb 13 13 09:58 am Link

Photographer

AndyD10

Posts: 352

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Let me know...

Feb 13 13 10:18 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Alice A Dylan wrote:
Please share your thoughts smile

Probably yes

Feb 13 13 10:26 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

AndyD10 wrote:
Let me know...

excellent quality and vision......yes

Feb 13 13 10:26 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

JuliaRabkindotcom wrote:
smile

No. actually difficult to tell what it is in avatar form. You have some other works that would be fabulous as an avatar

Feb 13 13 10:28 am Link

Photographer

Flickeringgreatness

Posts: 15

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

Why not? I'll play smile

Feb 13 13 10:32 am Link

Model

Paige Thomley

Posts: 573

West Bend, Wisconsin, US

Me! Me!

Feb 13 13 10:40 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Flickeringgreatness wrote:
Why not? I'll play smile

yep, sure does. Very eye-catching!

Feb 13 13 11:24 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Paige Thomley wrote:
Me! Me!

sorry but not. A bit too washed out IMO

Feb 13 13 11:25 am Link

Model

Rachel Aurie

Posts: 47

Albany, New York, US

How bout mine?

Feb 13 13 11:37 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Rachel Aurie wrote:
How bout mine?

about 55-60% yes. But you have others in your port that will work much better for avatars

Feb 13 13 01:19 pm Link

Model

Natallia Nia

Posts: 36

Kutno, Łódzkie, Poland

me?

Feb 13 13 02:02 pm Link

Model

Rachel Aurie

Posts: 47

Albany, New York, US

Thank you
Which one do you think should serve as my avatar?

Feb 13 13 02:05 pm Link

Photographer

kane

Posts: 1570

Albertville, Rhône-Alpes, France

So?

Feb 13 13 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Rachel Aurie wrote:
Thank you
Which one do you think should serve as my avatar?

this one because:
1. It has red and people see red more readily (especially on a site that I can see hundreds of avatars in a few minutes)
2. because you look good
3. Because you stand out well. In your current avi you are too small, and difficult to see
4. It doesn't have to be your best shot, just one to get you noticed and good enough to draw people in

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120307/14/4f57e7388014c.jpg

Feb 13 13 03:48 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Natallia Nia wrote:
me?

No, it does not make me "green with envy"

Feb 13 13 03:49 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

kane wrote:
So?

I do like the shot you use as your avi, but probably won't make me want to see more of your port. You have one or 2 shots that IMO would work much better as an avi

Feb 13 13 03:52 pm Link

Model

Natallia Nia

Posts: 36

Kutno, Łódzkie, Poland

Peach Jones wrote:

No, it does not make me "green with envy"

Maybe you can advise me smth? im newbie here.

Feb 13 13 04:19 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Natallia Nia wrote:

Maybe you can advise me smth? im newbie here.

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 trulystand out in under 1 second get more views and therefore will cause people to see you port more frequently. So these 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 13 13 04:23 pm Link

Photographer

Luke Lenz

Posts: 651

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

I wonder . . .

Feb 13 13 04:26 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Luke Lenz wrote:
I wonder . . .

Well, while I sincerely love the shot, it probably won't get my attention being an avatar. Why? because it is darker. So in a world of thousands of avatars, I could very well skip over it simply because it doesn't stand out as much. I do believe you have others in your port that may get attention a bit more readily as an avatar

Feb 13 13 04:52 pm Link

Model

Natallia Nia

Posts: 36

Kutno, Łódzkie, Poland

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 trulystand out in under 1 second get more views and therefore will cause people to see you port more frequently. So these 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?

Now it's better?

Feb 13 13 04:54 pm Link

Photographer

Moodscapes

Posts: 422

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

If you're still going :-)

Thanks

Feb 13 13 06:11 pm Link

Model

Paully S

Posts: 23

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I think I got lost in this, do you still have time  for mine? wink

Feb 13 13 06:15 pm Link

Model

Rachel Fox

Posts: 6

Scranton, Pennsylvania, US

How about me? smile

Feb 13 13 06:31 pm Link

Photographer

Bravo Magic Images

Posts: 765

Temple City, California, US

Hey take a look

Feb 13 13 06:44 pm Link

Photographer

Pierre Gussman

Posts: 165

San Francisco, California, US

Hello.

Feb 13 13 08:55 pm Link

Model

Chula_Love

Posts: 26

Louisville, Kentucky, US

I'll Play!!

Feb 13 13 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

asong

Posts: 42

Los Angeles, California, US

i just started using MM but sure let's take a shot!

Feb 13 13 10:43 pm Link

Photographer

Dontez Akins

Posts: 336

Douglasville, Georgia, US

Ill give it a go

Feb 13 13 10:57 pm Link

Model

Daphney109

Posts: 30

Orlando, Florida, US

How about me? Say why.


Instagram @creolebell.

Feb 14 13 03:37 am Link

Model

Tia Harris

Posts: 17

Eivissa, Balearic Islands, Spain

how about me? im a newbie, would really appreciate your feedback smile

Feb 14 13 03:57 am Link

Model

MilenaBatts

Posts: 1

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Maybe?

Feb 14 13 04:19 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Moodscapes wrote:
If you're still going :-)

Thanks

sorry but no. The subject is way to small and the shot is dark. Can't even tell when it is, but I am guessing it is a model.......or perhaps even an airplane....... JK

Feb 14 13 08:08 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Paully S  wrote:
I think I got lost in this, do you still have time  for mine? wink

I like the shot and your eyes are beautiful. Still it could use a bit more pop. going with 50/50

Feb 14 13 08:09 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

rachel lynn wrote:
How about me? smile

Your thigh makes this one possible. Still it is a bit dark and of horizontal orientation......both are strikes against. I would say 55-60% yes. You have a couple others that would work better as an avatar IMO

Feb 14 13 08:11 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Bravo Magic Images wrote:
Hey take a look

I like the photo very much! It looks to be a bit desaturated, so not sure if it would catch my eye. I will say 50/50 chance. IMO this one will work much better in capturing my.......and everyone else's eye much more readily.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30905872

Feb 14 13 10:00 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Pierre Gussman wrote:
Hello.

Hello,
You have good contrast in this shot, which is good for an avatar.....especially if there is little or no color. Still I doubt if I would look more because there is nothing I see to really draw me in more...........such as amazing creativity, cleavage, legs, behind, eyes........amazing headshot........know what I mean?

Feb 14 13 10:03 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

Chula_92 wrote:
I'll Play!!

It is a good shot of you, but not so sure it will draw me in to see more. If you are wanting people to see your port and get more views, then this should be your avi:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31563268

Feb 14 13 10:05 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6462

Champaign, Illinois, US

asong wrote:
i just started using MM but sure let's take a shot!

It is a good leg shot, but a bit desaturated. Usually more color is good for an avatar. If it caught my eye I would say 60% chance I would look more.....but.....IMO this one may work a bit better of the shots available in your port:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130212/10/511a8b8a0f092.jpg

Feb 14 13 10:07 am Link