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

Model

Van Belson

Posts: 5

Dallas, Texas, US

Thanks!

Sep 02 13 11:33 am Link

Model

Tiffany Rae D

Posts: 7

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I am curious!

Sep 02 13 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

Open Eyes

Posts: 109

Bellevue, Washington, US

Can I play? smile

Sep 02 13 01:47 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Jennifer Millikan Keene wrote:
You tell me

The problem with that shot is that you are angling away from the camera, therefore minimizing your face/eyes. And your legs are cropped off so that isn't a drawing point. In order to have a effective avatar.....for a women anyway...generally you need to sell yourself in some way and do it with a BAM! Whey, because we skim over most avatars in about 1/2 second. If that much. So you need a shot that will either highlight your eyes, legs, curves, cleavage. Your current avi does none of those things.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Sep 02 13 02:06 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

LightDreams wrote:
I'll test the waters...

I very much like the shot. Bright color, good lighting, gorgeous model, and showing just enough cleavage to make me want to see more. Yes!

Sep 02 13 02:08 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Tiffany Rae D  wrote:
I am curious!

so sorry Tiffany. Poor lighting and white balance equals no

Sep 02 13 02:10 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Open Eyes wrote:
Can I play? smile

sorry but it is a bit to busy to be an effective avatar

Sep 02 13 02:12 pm Link

Photographer

Nor-Cal Photography

Posts: 2694

Walnut Creek, California, US

I'll take a chance.  smile

Sep 02 13 02:38 pm Link

Model

Justina Faith

Posts: 12

Los Angeles, California, US

Does mine?

Sep 02 13 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

ECN Photography

Posts: 24

Savannah, Georgia, US

How about me?

Sep 02 13 07:41 pm Link

Model

Beth Chambers

Posts: 465

London, England, United Kingdom

Mine?

Sep 03 13 02:23 am Link

Model

LouLou27

Posts: 4

Erie, Pennsylvania, US

What do you think?

I would have liked to see your reasons for why you would you wouldn't want to see the others so I know what your criteria is and can learn from that as well. smile

Sep 03 13 02:33 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Nor-Cal Photography wrote:
I'll take a chance.  smile

She has great legs.......60-70% yes

Sep 03 13 07:31 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Justina Faith wrote:
Does mine?

Killer smile, but this shot doesn't effectively show off your amazing yes......50/50

Sep 03 13 07:32 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

ECN Photography wrote:
How about me?

too busy and I can't really tell what it is..........a teddy bear?

no

Sep 03 13 07:33 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Beth Chambers wrote:
Mine?

I don't know Beth. I think your figure is fabulous! I actually have one of your shots in my Perfect Bodies list. But this current shot as avi........I don't know. IMO it just doesn't do it for me.

Sep 03 13 07:36 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

LouLou27 wrote:
What do you think?

I would have liked to see your reasons for why you would you wouldn't want to see the others so I know what your criteria is and can learn from that as well. smile

LouLou,
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 photos 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......especially the ones that say " yes". 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.

On to your avatar and port. First, you are a very pretty lady. Of that there is no doubt. And your shots show that you are very pretty. But in order for an avatar to stand out it has to have some Pop.......a drawing point, like I listed above.

Hope this helps a bit, and thanks for stopping by

Sep 03 13 07:50 am Link

Model

Marlene Potfer

Posts: 2799

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Curious... !

Sep 03 13 07:54 am Link

Photographer

mPm Studios

Posts: 108

Kansas City, Missouri, US

I'm in and thank you in advance!

Sep 03 13 08:31 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Marlene Potfer wrote:
Curious... !

Usually horizontal shots don't work as well.......but there are exceptions. yours is one of those exceptions

Sep 03 13 08:35 am Link

Model

Amelia Vane

Posts: 86

Somerville, Massachusetts, US

I'm game. :-)

Sep 03 13 08:36 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

mPm Studios wrote:
I'm in and thank you in advance!

excellent mystery and intrigue.......yes

Sep 03 13 08:39 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Amelia Vane wrote:
I'm game. :-)

Sorry Amelia, but it is a bit bland. IMO you have others in your port that would serve you much better

Sep 03 13 08:40 am Link

Model

Marlene Potfer

Posts: 2799

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Peach Jones wrote:

Usually horizontal shots don't work as well.......but there are exceptions. yours is one of those exceptions

great compliment from a photographer as talented as yourself, thank you smile

Sep 03 13 08:48 am Link

Photographer

JohnG Las Vegas

Posts: 110

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Would like to know.

Sep 03 13 08:59 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

JohnG Las Vegas wrote:
Would like to know.

it is dark without much pop.....no

Sep 03 13 11:38 am Link

Photographer

mjartphotography

Posts: 174

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

Changing your avatar is a pain as you always want to know if it is indeed string enough to capure someones attention....so yes, would love to know!

Sep 03 13 02:03 pm Link

Model

Ritavonwoo

Posts: 2

Sutton in Ashfield, England, United Kingdom

Come on be harsh! I can't use my other images as MM say they are 18+

Sep 03 13 02:07 pm Link

Model

Sweet Pea

Posts: 2

New York, New York, US

Peach Jones wrote:

yes

I'd like to know if mines does or does not?

Sep 03 13 02:13 pm Link

Model

Olivia Preston

Posts: 23

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Does mine?

Sep 03 13 07:07 pm Link

Photographer

The Art of AirHarp

Posts: 4

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Take a look at mine. If you think it sucks I'll just call you a "hater". LoL

Sep 03 13 07:16 pm Link

Model

Elizabeth Voorhees

Posts: 298

Waldorf, Maryland, US

Yes please!

Sep 03 13 07:49 pm Link

Model

Chris Carwelos

Posts: 24

Manchester, New Hampshire, US

I would love your opinion!

-CC

Sep 03 13 07:53 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

mjartphotography wrote:
Changing your avatar is a pain as you always want to know if it is indeed string enough to capure someones attention....so yes, would love to know!

I do like the shot, and you did a good job with the contrast. That is why the shot at least has a chance to draw me in. However, I must confess that the shot with red in it would most likely have the best chance of getting my attention and therefore making me want to see more.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130518/10/5197bac27181d_m.jpg

Sep 03 13 07:55 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Ritavonwoo wrote:
Come on be harsh! I can't use my other images as MM say they are 18+

Who labeled them 18+?. You or MM? Because I don't see any 18+ shots in your port.

Still, I don't see much pop in your avatar shot. coupled with flat lighting the answer would be no

Sep 03 13 07:58 pm Link

Model

Hysteria Strange

Posts: 1

New Berlin, Wisconsin, US

Does it?

Sep 03 13 08:00 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Teaton wrote:

I'd like to know if mines does or does not?

I must admit, I really love your port. Very impressive.

I do like your avi, but it suffers a bit from bad lighting. Bad lighting can work for artistic shots, but putting them as an avatar is a bit detrimental. If I would notice the shot I would say 60% chance I would look more

Sep 03 13 08:01 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Olivia Preston wrote:
Does mine?

Yes Olivia.

Good color, brightness, highlight and body

Sep 03 13 08:03 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

Hysteria Strange wrote:
Does it?

sorry, but I can't even tell what it is

Sep 03 13 08:04 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6380

Champaign, Illinois, US

The Art of AirHarp wrote:
Take a look at mine. If you think it sucks I'll just call you a "hater". LoL

I won't say it sucks, but I can't tell what it is

Sep 03 13 08:04 pm Link