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

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Tuesday Hanson wrote:
Does mine?

It is close. But probably not. Why? colors are not really bright and the highlight of the shot is your jawline. Those are things that most likely will make me pass over

May 31 13 08:21 am Link

Model

Vinny

Posts: 95

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

Does my avatar make you wanna look? Why , or why not please!

May 31 13 08:21 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Vinny  wrote:
Does my avatar make you wanna look? Why , or why not please!

the lack of color and washed out affect hurts you for an avatar shot. If you can, color shots generally work better.

May 31 13 08:39 am Link

Model

Vinny

Posts: 95

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

Dully noted...just made the change, in fact! smile

May 31 13 09:39 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Vinny  wrote:
Dully noted...just made the change, in fact! smile

Great, thanks for stopping by!

Aug 30 13 10:13 am Link

Model

Shirin McBennett-Sheen

Posts: 285

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sure

Aug 30 13 10:16 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Shirin McBennett-Sheen wrote:
Sure

I do indeed like the B/W, but the lack of contrast will not make the shot stand out so readily on a page with brighter shots. IMO you have some great photos in your port that will much likely serve you better as an avatar.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 30 13 10:21 am Link

Photographer

arootphotography

Posts: 92

Thornton, Colorado, US

How about mine?

Aug 30 13 10:27 am Link

Model

Shirin McBennett-Sheen

Posts: 285

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Peach Jones wrote:

I do indeed like the B/W, but the lack of contrast will not make the shot stand out so readily on a page with brighter shots. IMO you have some great photos in your port that will much likely serve you better as an avatar.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for your opinion!
I´m curious to know which shots would be better as my avatar?

Aug 30 13 10:31 am Link

Photographer

Model Starr Photography

Posts: 543

Madison, Alabama, US

What about me?

Aug 30 13 10:41 am Link

Artist/Painter

philip painter

Posts: 233

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

?

Aug 30 13 10:42 am Link

Model

Skyler Bleu

Posts: 522

Albany, Oregon, US

mine?

Aug 30 13 10:43 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

arootphotography wrote:
How about mine?

Your photo shows good curves and the sun hitting her hair along with the white bikini top helps the shot stand out.

probably yes

Aug 30 13 11:38 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Model Starr Photography wrote:
What about me?

I like the creative angle along with a fair amount of skin in the foreground stand out.

Yes

Aug 30 13 11:39 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Shirin McBennett-Sheen wrote:

Thanks for your opinion!
I´m curious to know which shots would be better as my avatar?

IMO these are your top 2........in order

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33608299
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33718004

Aug 30 13 11:47 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

philip painter wrote:
?

sorry, probably not

Aug 30 13 11:51 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Skyler Bleu wrote:
mine?

You are very pretty in the shot, but not really enough there to draw me in

Aug 30 13 11:53 am Link

Photographer

d o u g l a s

Posts: 242

San Diego, California, US

I'll play.  smile

Thank you.

Aug 30 13 11:57 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Birkey wrote:
I'll play.  smile

Thank you.

The fence in front adds a fair amount of interference. If I was skimming, I am not sure it would catch my eye. However, if it did catch my eye, the fabulous content would make me say yes. Great work!

Aug 30 13 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

d o u g l a s

Posts: 242

San Diego, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

The fence in front adds a fair amount of interference. If I was skimming, I am not sure it would catch my eye. However, if it did catch my eye, the fabulous content would make me say yes. Great work!

Cool, thanks for the constructive feedback.  BTW, that's not a fence, she's locked in a cage.  yikes

Aug 30 13 01:46 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Birkey wrote:

Cool, thanks for the constructive feedback.  BTW, that's not a fence, she's locked in a cage.  yikes

A caged woman??!!
Oh I like you so much more all the time!!!!!!

;-)

Aug 30 13 01:49 pm Link

Photographer

Erin Dawson Photography

Posts: 334

Olney, Maryland, US

I'll play! :-)

Aug 30 13 01:54 pm Link

Photographer

name removed3

Posts: 264

Boston, Massachusetts, US

how about mine?

Aug 30 13 01:58 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Erin Dawson Photography wrote:
I'll play! :-)

generally collages tell me "next" when it comes to being an avatar. Still, there are exceptions. I believe yours may well be an exception. Still, I wonder how much stronger your avi would be if you just used one of those photos in that collage. I think it would be immeasurable!

Aug 30 13 02:06 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Northern Lights Images wrote:
how about mine?

sorry but probably not. IMO you have some others that would work perfectly!

Aug 30 13 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

TDSImages

Posts: 857

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Would mine?

Aug 30 13 03:00 pm Link

Photographer

Avatar Shots

Posts: 76

Los Angeles, California, US

Come see

Aug 30 13 03:06 pm Link

Photographer

Erin Dawson Photography

Posts: 334

Olney, Maryland, US

Peach Jones wrote:

generally collages tell me "next" when it comes to being an avatar. Still, there are exceptions. I believe yours may well be an exception. Still, I wonder how much stronger your avi would be if you just used one of those photos in that collage. I think it would be immeasurable!

Thank you!

Aug 30 13 03:08 pm Link

Photographer

Rik Williams

Posts: 3504

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Man this is a long thread!
Tried checking to see if I'd posted already.

Anyhoo.

Aug 30 13 03:23 pm Link

Model

Elle Fortune

Posts: 8

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Would you mind? Thanks!

Aug 30 13 03:24 pm Link

Model

anna gabriel

Posts: 120

Lexington, Kentucky, US

does it?

Aug 30 13 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

SoftLights

Posts: 332

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

I'd like to know.

Aug 30 13 03:38 pm Link

Photographer

Steve Reganato

Posts: 1680

New York, New York, US

Hopefully!

Aug 30 13 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

Mike Meadows

Posts: 55

Tempe, Arizona, US

Only you can decide that.

Aug 30 13 03:49 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

TDSImages wrote:
Would mine?

I do like the intrigue and mystery.....50/50

Aug 30 13 06:32 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Avatar Shots wrote:
Come see

I so much wanted that shot for the Breast Cancer Charity Calendar......  :-(

I would say certainly yes

Aug 30 13 06:33 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Rik Williams wrote:
Man this is a long thread!
Tried checking to see if I'd posted already.

Anyhoo.

Excellent body with drama and a gorgeous tummy.

Yes

Aug 30 13 06:34 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Elle Fortune wrote:
Would you mind? Thanks!

sorry but nothing to really draw me in........no

Aug 30 13 06:35 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

anna gabriel wrote:
does it?

While the cleavage might make me notice initially, there isn't any real pop in the photo to make me want to see more

Aug 30 13 06:36 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Soft Lights wrote:
I'd like to know.

While I do like the angle and the photo of a very pretty lady, there really isn't anything else to make me want to see more

Aug 30 13 06:38 pm Link