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

Photographer

Steve Lim

Posts: 63

Falls Church, Virginia, US

I am new here, so a lil' help would be appreciated smile

Feb 20 13 01:15 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Steve Lim wrote:
I am new here, so a lil' help would be appreciated smile

Welcome Steve, and you do some very nice work! I do indeed like the shot, but it is just a bit too busy for an avatar. Plus it is of the horizontal orientation, which usually doesn't work so good. You have a couple others that I think would work better. Thanks for stopping

Feb 20 13 01:31 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Miller Studios

Posts: 1

Mount Arlington, New Jersey, US

I'm new here as well. What do you think?

Feb 20 13 01:40 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Mark Miller Studios wrote:
I'm new here as well. What do you think?

I like the shot, but probably not enough to draw me in.

Feb 20 13 01:53 pm Link

Photographer

Steve Young Photos

Posts: 557

Cocoa, Florida, US

I used to be here then I took a leave now I'm back kinda! Thoughts?

Feb 20 13 02:19 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Steve Young Photos wrote:
I used to be here then I took a leave now I'm back kinda! Thoughts?

It is a good shot, and I think if he had a bit more muscle defenition he could be a sure thing. Thinking maybe 50/50

Feb 20 13 02:20 pm Link

Photographer

Steve Young Photos

Posts: 557

Cocoa, Florida, US

Peach Jones wrote:

It is a good shot, and I think if he had a bit more muscle defenition he could be a sure thing. Thinking maybe 50/50

Thanks, I appreciate it! The one in my port with the white background was my background before.

Feb 20 13 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

DScottPhotography

Posts: 141

Bradford, England, United Kingdom

Peach Jones wrote:

I like the shot very much but IMO it doesn't work very well as an avatar. The subject is smaller in the shot and the colors are not real bright. You have a couple in your port that I believe would get much better attention as an avatar

Thankyou smile I change it quite often, but keep getting told to change it back to this one haha

Feb 20 13 02:26 pm Link

Photographer

SoftLights

Posts: 332

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

How about mine please?

Feb 20 13 02:34 pm Link

Photographer

Steve Lim

Posts: 63

Falls Church, Virginia, US

Peach Jones wrote:

Welcome Steve, and you do some very nice work! I do indeed like the shot, but it is just a bit too busy for an avatar. Plus it is of the horizontal orientation, which usually doesn't work so good. You have a couple others that I think would work better. Thanks for stopping

Thanks for the kind words. I will definitely search for some others. wink

Feb 20 13 02:47 pm Link

Model

Inertia Creeps

Posts: 101

San Francisco, California, US

I'd like to know your opinion, along with maybe which photo would be a better representation of myself as a llama.

Thank you.

Feb 20 13 02:55 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Steve Young Photos wrote:

Thanks, I appreciate it! The one in my port with the white background was my background before.

Yes, IMO this one is stronger

Feb 20 13 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

DanielScott2191 wrote:

Thankyou smile I change it quite often, but keep getting told to change it back to this one haha

I can see why!  :[P

Very beautiful shot of a very beautiful woman!!

Feb 20 13 03:13 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Soft Lights wrote:
How about mine please?

Hmmm, close, but probably not

Feb 20 13 03:17 pm Link

Photographer

SoftLights

Posts: 332

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Thank you, much appreciated.
Any better?

Feb 20 13 03:21 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Inertia Creeps wrote:
I'd like to know your opinion, along with maybe which photo would be a better representation of myself as a model.

Thank you.

would your current avatar get me to look at your port?

no

and that would be a shame, because I did look and I very much like your port. I even listed a couple. Impressive.

Your current avi is too dark and does nothing for you. IMO this would be a fabulous avatar for you:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31462336

Feb 20 13 03:22 pm Link

Model

Inertia Creeps

Posts: 101

San Francisco, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

would your current avatar get me to look at your port?

no

and that would be a shame, because I did look and I very much like your port. I even listed a couple. Impressive.

Your current avi is too dark and does nothing for you. IMO this would be a fabulous avatar for you:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31462336

Thank you. I've been struggling to pick out a flattering avatar.
Your portfolio is beautiful.

Thank you,
Inertia

Feb 20 13 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Soft Lights wrote:
Thank you, much appreciated.
Any better?

Yes.....better!

Feb 20 13 03:51 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Inertia Creeps wrote:

Thank you. I've been struggling to pick out a flattering avatar.
Your portfolio is beautiful.

Thank you,
Inertia

thank you so very much, and I feel the same about your port. Just wish you lived a bit closer, as a good model like you are few and far between!

Feb 20 13 03:52 pm Link

Model

Lela Jesse

Posts: 1148

Arcata, California, US

I just added new pictures. How does this avatar do? smile

Feb 20 13 04:01 pm Link

Model

Sky Donohue

Posts: 265

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Peach Jones wrote:

Sky, I must be totally honest......you are by far one of the best, if not THE best art nude models on MM. I listed many of your works and your port is very inspirational.

Now, the problem with having a port such as your is that it leaves little room for an avatar. I have the same problem with my port. So in a nutshell, your avatar would not get my attention or want me to see more of your port. Which is a shame because it is simply sublime. So if you are looking for more traffic, I would suggest getting a avatar that will draw people to your port.

congrats on being open to making super art. I am doing an art nude shoot this weekend and your work has greatly inspired me!!

I'm so happy I've been able to inspire you! I'm definitely not the best, but I'll get better. smile

Yes, that's exactly my problem! Sometimes I censor a really good photo, but I hate doing that. And implieds with boobs this size are surprisingly difficult so I don't have nearly enough. Maybe I'll start doing some shoots specifically geared towards creating good avatar material. Thanks for your input!

Btw, sorry I posted twice. I completely forgot I did the first one--derp.

Feb 20 13 04:26 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Lela Jesse wrote:
I just added new pictures. How does this avatar do? smile

I always enjoy looking at your port. You have not only unique, but magnificent beauty. This avi is not bad......but the horizontal orientation I think will hurt you a bit. It is not bad, but IMO I think this is your best for an avi

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110117/00/4d33fd1641b84_m.jpg

Feb 20 13 05:04 pm Link

Model

Lela Jesse

Posts: 1148

Arcata, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

I always enjoy looking at your port. You have not only unique, but magnificent beauty. This avi is not bad......but the horizontal orientation I think will hurt you a bit. It is not bad, but IMO I think this is your best for an avi

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110117/00/4d33fd1641b84_m.jpg

Thank you very much! smile

Feb 20 13 05:29 pm Link

Photographer

Model with Michael

Posts: 391

Frederick, Maryland, US

Also new to MM. So would you look?

Feb 20 13 05:36 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Model with Michael wrote:
Also new to MM. So would you look?

probably yes......65-70%

Feb 20 13 07:21 pm Link

Model

Elaine 45

Posts: 50

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Would you take a peek?

Feb 20 13 07:32 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Elaine 45 wrote:
Would you take a peek?

WOW! Very pretty and love your smile. So if you were to get my attention initially I would say yes, I would look. however, the largest first challenge is to catch the eye. I am not sure that avi would catch my eye in a world of hundreds of avatars. I do believe this one may be a bit better at getting yourself noticed initially:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121214/04/50cb1d2b3d803_m.jpg

Feb 20 13 07:59 pm Link

Photographer

Model with Michael

Posts: 391

Frederick, Maryland, US

Thanks Peach Jones! Good to know.

Feb 20 13 08:50 pm Link

Model

Leela Murray

Posts: 145

West Palm Beach, Florida, US

would love your input (:

Feb 20 13 11:47 pm Link

Model

Whatelse

Posts: 8

Purmerend, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Mine?

Feb 21 13 01:09 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

leelamurray wrote:
would love your input (:

While I like the shot quite a bit, I think the business and lack of color will probably get me to not notice it

Feb 21 13 09:10 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Whatelse wrote:
Mine?

Good contrast
gorgeous eyes
hint of good cleavage
excellent quality

all adds up to 70-80% yes

Feb 21 13 09:11 am Link

Photographer

Dwight Smalls

Posts: 82

Jacksonville, Florida, US

I'm in

Feb 22 13 10:21 am Link

Retoucher

Luke from Photoggle

Posts: 20

Independence, Kentucky, US

I'm new. If my current avatar is no good, please let me know which photo from my port I should use.

Feb 22 13 10:44 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Dwight Smalls wrote:
I'm in

I like the shot, but don't think the pop involved would want me to see more. You do have a couple in your port that I do think would draw attention as an avatar. You do great work, perhaps you can choose those

Feb 22 13 11:28 am Link

Model

cheyen

Posts: 15

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Sure, feel free to judge xx 

Feb 22 13 12:29 pm Link

Model

Elle Preston

Posts: 3

Killeen, Texas, US

Please do tell smile

Feb 22 13 12:49 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Luke from Photoggle wrote:
I'm new. If my current avatar is no good, please let me know which photo from my port I should use.

Would your current avatar make me want to see your port?

no

What current artwork in your port would make me want to see your port?

this is the best one IMO
http://www.redtube.com/264738

Feb 22 13 03:31 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

cheyen wrote:
Sure, feel free to judge xx 

Feb 22 13 03:32 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

Elle Preston wrote:
Please do tell smile

sorry Elle but no. the shot is too washed out and does not look professional.

You have some amazing eyes as well as a beautiful face and smile. Use them with a good photographer and I have no doubt at all that your port will be getting dozens of hits every day!

good luck!

Feb 22 13 03:34 pm Link