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Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

A Morris Photography wrote:
Hows about moi? :-)

sorry but no

Feb 27 13 01:52 pm Link

Photographer

A Morris Photography

Posts: 56

Derby, England, United Kingdom

Thanks for the feedback - what is it about the AVI you find unappealing?

Feb 27 13 01:57 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

A Morris Photography wrote:
Thanks for the feedback - what is it about the AVI you find unappealing?

There are avatars that will catch my eye when I post on another person's photo, thread or even on the main page, some avatar's will catch my eye. What makes those Avatar's stand out? Here is a short list:

1. bigger is usually better. Far away photos don't work on a small avatar. They have to grab my attention in about 1/4 of a second at most, and if my eye/brain has to figure out the avatar photo because you are too small in it or it is too busy, then it will not catch my eye

2. Colors.....bright colors catch my eye better. White (not so much a color but you get the idea) and red do the job the best. If you do a B/W then make sure that it really pops me in the face and says "HEY!! Look at me!!"  That is why I use the avatar that I use. It stands out. If the photo was smaller, it would not stand out. Do you agree?

3. Photos with curves and lines work very well. I will quantify this up front by saying I am a huge heterosexual. Just the way I am. We all have things about the opposite sex that really catch our attention. Look at the previous comments I have made... There is something in the photo that sets the female apart.......legs, curves, behind, eyes, ........those catch my eye alot. And if you can highlight them, then I will more likely look at your port.......and maybe even list  or want to work with you if even possible.

4. Males. As I said before, I am a heterosexual. So you are already at a disadvantage if you are a male model. However, I will look more if you have a very creative avatar (because I like creativity no matter what your sex is), and I also enjoy beauty. Beauty can be male or female, but once again I inherently believe that females have more inherent beauty. Just the way I am.

OK, now to your avatar. I do like the photo. But if I was quickly scanning a page, yours would not stand out. Once again, all this is my opinion, and someone else may give you a different opinion. So value this as much as you choose. It is B/W and doesn't hit me in the face and say "look at me".

Feb 27 13 02:17 pm Link

Photographer

A Morris Photography

Posts: 56

Derby, England, United Kingdom

Peach Jones wrote:
There are avatars that will catch my eye when I post on another person's photo, thread or even on the main page, some avatar's will catch my eye. What makes those Avatar's stand out? Here is a short list:

1. bigger is usually better. Far away photos don't work on a small avatar. They have to grab my attention in about 1/4 of a second at most, and if my eye/brain has to figure out the avatar photo because you are too small in it or it is too busy, then it will not catch my eye

2. Colors.....bright colors catch my eye better. White (not so much a color but you get the idea) and red do the job the best. If you do a B/W then make sure that it really pops me in the face and says "HEY!! Look at me!!"  That is why I use the avatar that I use. It stands out. If the photo was smaller, it would not stand out. Do you agree?

3. Photos with curves and lines work very well. I will quantify this up front by saying I am a huge heterosexual. Just the way I am. We all have things about the opposite sex that really catch our attention. Look at the previous comments I have made... There is something in the photo that sets the female apart.......legs, curves, behind, eyes, ........those catch my eye alot. And if you can highlight them, then I will more likely look at your port.......and maybe even list  or want to work with you if even possible.

4. Males. As I said before, I am a heterosexual. So you are already at a disadvantage if you are a male model. However, I will look more if you have a very creative avatar (because I like creativity no matter what your sex is), and I also enjoy beauty. Beauty can be male or female, but once again I inherently believe that females have more inherent beauty. Just the way I am.

OK, now to your avatar. I do like the photo. But if I was quickly scanning a page, yours would not stand out. Once again, all this is my opinion, and someone else may give you a different opinion. So value this as much as you choose. It is B/W and doesn't hit me in the face and say "look at me".

Thanks for the feedback Peach.

To relate your general comments specifically to my avi; #1, I don't think it could be much bigger without losing most of me #2 I agree, maybe a little more pop in the 'colour' and a little more presence #3 Nothing to say to that really #4  I think as a photographer, having a pic of myself as an avi shows that Im not just interested in snapping girls girls girls!


Thanks again,

Adam

Feb 27 13 02:32 pm Link

Photographer

Jennifer Francesco

Posts: 1869

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Jennifer Francesco  wrote:
I'm interested to hear what you think..?

I think I got skipped.

Feb 27 13 03:04 pm Link

Photographer

Jennifer Francesco

Posts: 1869

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Peach Jones wrote:

collages usually don't work very well as an avatar. If think if you use just one of those photos......perhaps the one in the upper L of the collage, it would be more striking IMO

opps opps, I lied, I found it!

Thanks for your input!

Feb 27 13 03:06 pm Link

Model

Kristyn Emily

Posts: 28

Albany, New York, US

Cool. So could you suggest which one I should use as an avatar? Thanks.  smile

Feb 27 13 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

A Morris Photography wrote:

Thanks for the feedback Peach.

To relate your general comments specifically to my avi; #1, I don't think it could be much bigger without losing most of me #2 I agree, maybe a little more pop in the 'colour' and a little more presence #3 Nothing to say to that really #4  I think as a photographer, having a pic of myself as an avi shows that Im not just interested in snapping girls girls girls!


Thanks again,

Adam

haha, you are quite right. And that is a good shot of you  :-)

Feb 27 13 04:45 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

Kristyn Emily wrote:
Cool. So could you suggest which one I should use as an avatar? Thanks.  smile

I think you got it nailed right now!!......*gulp*

and......I so much LOVE your eyes and lips. they are fabulous!!

Feb 27 13 04:48 pm Link

Model

Kristyn Emily

Posts: 28

Albany, New York, US

Thanks! smile

Feb 27 13 05:05 pm Link

Photographer

PhotoByOve

Posts: 42

San Francisco, California, US

me ?

Feb 27 13 05:18 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4604

Jacksonville, Florida, US

catch me if you can, I change my avi. often smile lol

Feb 27 13 05:27 pm Link

Photographer

nerdlinger

Posts: 30

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Ok, maybe?

Feb 27 13 05:29 pm Link

Model

Lesya Gawryluk

Posts: 22

Dickinson, North Dakota, US

Hmm I wonder...wink

Feb 27 13 05:34 pm Link

Model

TrevorBolton

Posts: 19

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Mine?

Feb 27 13 05:41 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

PhotoByOve wrote:
me ?

very pretty. I am going with 50/50

Feb 27 13 06:00 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
catch me if you can, I change my avi. often smile lol

right now no

Feb 27 13 06:00 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

Oddlittleworld Arts wrote:
Ok, maybe?

you have some very interesting creativity. I like that. But right now I will say no to your avi

Feb 27 13 06:01 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

Lesya Gawryluk wrote:
Hmm I wonder...wink

Def yes. and I did look.........WOW!

Feb 27 13 06:02 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

TrevorBolton wrote:
Mine?

sorry but no

Feb 27 13 06:03 pm Link

Photographer

Lee Barnes 2

Posts: 20

Atlanta, Georgia, US

does it?

Feb 27 13 06:05 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

Lee Barnes 2 wrote:
does it?

hmmm, very close. I do like your quality. I will go with 60% yes

Feb 27 13 06:11 pm Link

Photographer

Lee Barnes 2

Posts: 20

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Peach Jones wrote:

hmmm, very close. I do like your quality. I will go with 60% yes

Thank you, I'm very new and could use all the help and advise I can get.

Feb 27 13 06:14 pm Link

Photographer

Lee Barnes 2

Posts: 20

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Peach Jones wrote:

hmmm, very close. I do like your quality. I will go with 60% yes

Two months in the game

Feb 27 13 06:15 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

Lee Barnes 2 wrote:

Two months in the game

You look like you know what you are doing. Best of luck to you!!

Feb 27 13 06:19 pm Link

Photographer

Lee Barnes 2

Posts: 20

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Peach Jones wrote:

You look like you know what you are doing. Best of luck to you!!

Thanks a ton!!! smile

Feb 27 13 06:23 pm Link

Photographer

Andy Welch

Posts: 277

Richmond, Virginia, US

I'll jump in.

Feb 27 13 06:25 pm Link

Model

julia00

Posts: 57

Rochester, New York, US

smile

Feb 27 13 06:33 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

Viral Photo wrote:
I'll jump in.

If I cannot tell what the shot is when it is in avatar size then I will most likely move on

Feb 27 13 08:43 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

julia00 wrote:
smile

You are a bit too dark in the photo to really get attention IMO. But you do have a couple that I think would serve you better

Feb 27 13 08:45 pm Link

Model

Mae Martin

Posts: 10

Chatan, Okinawa, Japan

too plain?

Feb 28 13 12:02 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

Mae Martin wrote:
too plain?

It isn't horrible, but I doubt it would get my attention

Feb 28 13 04:03 am Link

Model

cathxoxo

Posts: 136

Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom

go on then what do you think of mine? smile

Feb 28 13 05:19 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

cathxoxo wrote:
go on then what do you think of mine? smile

It isn't a bad shot by any means, but you have others in your port that would do so much better at bringing attention to your port

Feb 28 13 05:22 am Link

Model

cathxoxo

Posts: 136

Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom

Peach Jones wrote:

It isn't a bad shot by any means, but you have others in your port that would do so much better at bringing attention to your port

fair enough smile thanks
i only changed it yesterday haha!
im assuming you mean the one with the lollypop? smile

Feb 28 13 05:24 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

cathxoxo wrote:

fair enough smile thanks
i only changed it yesterday haha!
im assuming you mean the one with the lollypop? smile

actually IMO you have others that would do even better than that

Feb 28 13 05:26 am Link

Model

cathxoxo

Posts: 136

Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom

Peach Jones wrote:

actually IMO you have others that would do even better than that

wow thanks for your feedback! think i may have to chnage my avi now! smile

Feb 28 13 05:29 am Link

Model

cathxoxo

Posts: 136

Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom

hope you like my new one! hah

Feb 28 13 05:35 am Link

Photographer

sofiane korichi

Posts: 16

London, England, United Kingdom

And mine ? smile

Feb 28 13 05:57 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6684

Champaign, Illinois, US

cathxoxo wrote:
hope you like my new one! hah

I am sure that will get a lot of attention.  ;-)

I am not so much into the girl/girl this, but I know many of those who are. So like I said, if traffic to your port is what you seek, then this avi will def work. The one I like the best is this IMO

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111208/05/4ee0bde09a034_m.jpg

I actually listed it. thanks for stopping by and best of luck!!

Feb 28 13 06:32 am Link