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

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Atelier57  wrote:
What's up PJ ... so what does you keen eye say?

Be easy,

Alvin

I like it Alvin! Creative POV......I will say 70% yes

Feb 17 13 03:04 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

-fpc- wrote:
perhaps ?

Even thought I like the work I think it is just a wee bit dark and not sure if I would notice it if I was skimming over a lot of avi's

IMO you have other works that will work a whole lot better as an avatar

Feb 17 13 03:06 pm Link

Photographer

Image Worx ii

Posts: 13

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I guess it all matters what your taste is.

Feb 17 13 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Image Worx  ii wrote:
I guess it all matters what your taste is.

to an extent yes. But there are certain things that catch almost everyone's eye.

Feb 17 13 03:14 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 529

Peoria, Illinois, US

Peach Jones wrote:

I like it Alvin! Creative POV......I will say 70% yes

Appreciate that PJ smile

Feb 17 13 03:14 pm Link

Photographer

-fpc-

Posts: 620

Port Chester, New York, US

thanks for the input
I have been thinking of changing it, its been up a while

if you have time, which 1 or 2 would make you click it..

Feb 17 13 03:16 pm Link

Photographer

BrendaMagee Photography

Posts: 1

Los Angeles, California, US

Hmmm....mine?

Feb 17 13 03:34 pm Link

Photographer

PicturePerfectImage

Posts: 80

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Curious to hear smile

Feb 17 13 03:34 pm Link

Photographer

sensual light studios

Posts: 45

Hollywood, Florida, US

?

Feb 17 13 04:09 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

-fpc- wrote:
thanks for the input
I have been thinking of changing it, its been up a while

if you have time, which 1 or 2 would make you click it..

IMO this one would catch my eye much more readily

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130116/16/50f73f573bdb9_m.jpg

Feb 17 13 07:00 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

BrendaMagee Photography wrote:
Hmmm....mine?

I very much like the intrigue and the creativity. Very nice work. But.......I feel the subject is too small and it is of the horizontal orientation, both of which don't work as well for an avatar. So I most likely would not even notice the avatar, because it does not stand out

Feb 17 13 07:02 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

PicturePerfectImage wrote:
Curious to hear smile

50-55% yes. However.......IMO......you have others in your port that would catch my eye at a much higher rate of success

Feb 17 13 07:04 pm Link

Model

Shemmai Torres

Posts: 39

Los Angeles, California, US

??? I wanna know

Feb 17 13 07:11 pm Link

Photographer

What Fun Productions

Posts: 20192

Phoenix, Arizona, US

I am interested in your opinion.

Feb 17 13 07:20 pm Link

Photographer

R Fraticelli

Posts: 115

San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

sure

Feb 17 13 07:27 pm Link

Photographer

PicturePerfectImage

Posts: 80

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Peach Jones wrote:

50-55% yes. However.......IMO......you have others in your port that would catch my eye at a much higher rate of success

Thanks! I am completely open to suggestions as to what a new Avatar should be, if you are willing to share smile

Feb 17 13 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

-fpc-

Posts: 620

Port Chester, New York, US

exactly what I was thinking

switched/ and thanks

Feb 18 13 03:25 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

PicturePerfectImage wrote:

Thanks! I am completely open to suggestions as to what a new Avatar should be, if you are willing to share smile

absolutely! I will get back to you tonight. Leaving now for an all day thing. Thanks for stopping by again!!

Feb 18 13 05:08 am Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

Peach Jones wrote:

the darkness of the whole photo means it probably would not catch my eye. So the answer is no

thx...

Feb 18 13 06:14 am Link

Photographer

Dwight Smalls

Posts: 82

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Let me know.

Feb 18 13 10:50 am Link

Photographer

MisterChristian

Posts: 43

Centreville, Virginia, US

People seem to like the image itself, but how do you feel it stacks up as an avatar?

Feb 18 13 11:53 am Link

Model

Attica faye

Posts: 33

Austin, Texas, US

I am very interested to see what your advice is on mine?

Feb 18 13 12:03 pm Link

Photographer

Michael McGraw

Posts: 23

Beaumont, California, US

Very curious to  hear your thoughts.

Feb 18 13 12:16 pm Link

Model

Kanahara23

Posts: 49

Fort Smith, Arkansas, US

Please tell me!

Feb 18 13 12:17 pm Link

Model

Made by May

Posts: 3

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

What about me?

Feb 18 13 12:27 pm Link

Model

Kristian Haighton

Posts: 2

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

hey people big_smile

please check me out and let me know what you think.....which shot should be my Avi
Looking for work too

thank you

Feb 18 13 03:19 pm Link

Model

Kristian Haighton

Posts: 2

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

hey people 

please check me out and let me know what you think.....which shot should be my Avi
Looking for work too

thank you

Feb 18 13 03:21 pm Link

Photographer

Richard Knightly

Posts: 68

Warwick, England, United Kingdom

I'm in!  Thank you in advance smile

Feb 18 13 05:49 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

PicturePerfectImage wrote:

Thanks! I am completely open to suggestions as to what a new Avatar should be, if you are willing to share smile

A successful avatar has 2 "jobs"......

1. Get attention. A person can see hundreds of avatars on MM in a very short time. How will your get attention

2. Once it has gotten my attention, will it make me want to see more of your port? IMO, these are the shots that will not only get my attention, but be the best ones at getting me to see more of your port:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31576887
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31576901
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31576907

Feb 18 13 07:02 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Shemmai Torres wrote:
??? I wanna know

very beautiful shot. But the lack of "pop" would probably not get my attention. You have a couple others that I think would work better as an avatar

Feb 18 13 07:04 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

What Fun Productions wrote:
I am interested in your opinion.

sorry, probably not

Feb 18 13 07:05 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

R Fraticelli wrote:
sure

I like it......heck, I like all of your work! I will say 65-70% yes

Feb 18 13 07:07 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Dwight Smalls wrote:
Let me know.

Sorry, but if I cannot even tell what it is, the answer will be no

Feb 18 13 07:08 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

MisterChristian wrote:
People seem to like the image itself, but how do you feel it stacks up as an avatar?

I like the shot very much. But the lack of bright color may cause me to skip over the shot. Still the curves and lighting give it a fighting chance. 60-70% yes

Feb 18 13 07:10 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Attica faye wrote:
I am very interested to see what your advice is on mine?

the lack of color hurts you. But......I did look and I like a lot of works in your port. Good job! With this avi I would say less than 50% yes

Feb 18 13 07:13 pm Link

Photographer

BlueMoonPics

Posts: 4440

New York, New York, US

I just changed mine today.
Curious to see what you think. Thanks

Feb 18 13 07:14 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Michael McGraw wrote:
Very curious to  hear your thoughts.

while I like the shot very very much, I am not sure there is enough color or "pop" to get my attention and get me to see more

I do see a couple others in your port that I think would work better as an avi

Feb 18 13 07:15 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Kanahara23 wrote:
Please tell me!

Kim, these are my own personal rules for selecting an avatar:

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

I fully understand that you are new on MM and probably haven't had many decent shots yet to have a good avatar. When you get some good shots, ck out these rules when selecting on of your works to be an avi

Good luck!!

Feb 18 13 07:21 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Made by May wrote:
What about me?

Yes, and I did look. Very beautiful and very impressive!

Feb 18 13 07:22 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Kristian Haighton wrote:
hey people big_smile

please check me out and let me know what you think.....which shot should be my Avi
Looking for work too

thank you

the one you have up now is not bad, but IMO this one is even better

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130218/14/5122b12b4d15a.jpg

Feb 18 13 07:23 pm Link