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Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Bijoux_Noire wrote:
smile

No. The shot appears to be very low quality

Nov 06 13 09:12 pm Link

Photographer

Expression Unlimited

Posts: 1140

San Diego, California, US

I want to change this avi, do you hate it?

Nov 06 13 09:15 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Expression Unlimited wrote:
I want to change this avi, do you hate it?

I don't "hate" it, but the subject doesn't stand out as much as she should for an avatar

Nov 06 13 09:19 pm Link

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Photographer

Justin

Posts: 21916

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

I recently changed my avatar from this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111016/10/4e9b17b80905e_m.jpg
to the current one. I think I had the leggy one up per suggestions by a couple people, including you.

I guess I got bored, and I do like this head shot. So I'm curious about any reaction to it.

Nov 06 13 09:23 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Justin wrote:
I recently changed my avatar from this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111016/10/4e9b17b80905e_m.jpg
to the current one. I think I had the leggy one up per suggestions by a couple people, including you.

I guess I got bored, and I do like this head shot. So I'm curious about any reaction to it.

Its not a bad shot....obviously, but don't think it quite has the appeal that 2 or 3 of your shots have that would most likely make me want to see more

Nov 06 13 09:25 pm Link

Photographer

Expression Unlimited

Posts: 1140

San Diego, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

I don't "hate" it, but the subject doesn't stand out as much as she should for an avatar

You're right

I'm not sure any of these do....
is there one you'd suggest?

Nov 06 13 09:33 pm Link

Photographer

JC Strick

Posts: 708

Dalton, Georgia, US

Peach Jones wrote:

yes I am. And honestly, probably not. I just can't see the model that well. Perhaps a closer crop would help

Thanks for the suggestion smile

Nov 06 13 09:34 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Expression Unlimited wrote:

You're right

I'm not sure any of these do....
is there one you'd suggest?

IMO......these
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131107/04/527b848437900_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130320/14/514a259ba1997.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130320/13/514a2100d1e4f.jpg

I would crop in on all of them....esp the outdoor ones.....vertical shots generally work better as an avatar so crop those outdoor ones accordingly. Really enjoy your work........thanks for stopping by and asking!!

Nov 07 13 08:08 am Link

Model

Beth Chambers

Posts: 465

London, England, United Kingdom

Me please smile

Nov 07 13 10:03 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Beth Chambers wrote:
Me please smile

No Beth.....to be honest it looks a bit "cheap"......IMO you have some very nice works that would serve you better as an avi

Thanks for stopping by

Nov 07 13 10:09 am Link

Photographer

Expression Unlimited

Posts: 1140

San Diego, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

IMO......these
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131107/04/527b848437900_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130320/14/514a259ba1997.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130320/13/514a2100d1e4f.jpg

I would crop in on all of them....esp the outdoor ones.....vertical shots generally work better as an avatar so crop those outdoor ones accordingly. Really enjoy your work........thanks for stopping by and asking!!

Many thanks
**blush**

I will!

Nov 07 13 11:20 am Link

Photographer

KeithDewey3

Posts: 1425

Plattsburg, Missouri, US

I would like to hear your opinion.

Nov 07 13 08:26 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

KeithDewey3 wrote:
I would like to hear your opinion.

I like it alot. Just don't know if the positioning and lighting is of the right depth to really get my attention. But don't get me wrong, it is a very nice shot. IMO you have some others that would get you more attention without any doubt!

Thanks for stopping by and asking......enjoy your weekend!

Nov 08 13 12:45 pm Link

Photographer

Beautiful Boudoir

Posts: 115

Quincy, Massachusetts, US

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Nov 08 13 12:50 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Jade Brady

Posts: 18

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Would love your opinion! Jade - makeup artist

Nov 08 13 12:51 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

beautifulboudoir wrote:
Would love to hear your thoughts.

The red would get my attention initially. But not sure if the content would bring me the rest of the way.........I will say 50/50

Nov 08 13 12:54 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Jade Brady wrote:
Would love your opinion! Jade - makeup artist

Good color, but your subject is too small in the shot to make her stand out as an avatar. Probably not

Nov 08 13 12:55 pm Link

Photographer

KeithDewey3

Posts: 1425

Plattsburg, Missouri, US

Peach Jones wrote:

I like it alot. Just don't know if the positioning and lighting is of the right depth to really get my attention. But don't get me wrong, it is a very nice shot. IMO you have some others that would get you more attention without any doubt!

Thanks for stopping by and asking......enjoy your weekend!

Thank you!

Nov 08 13 01:07 pm Link

Model

Faune Addams

Posts: 42

Vancouver, Washington, US

Yes! Does it?

Nov 08 13 01:11 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Faune Addams wrote:
Yes! Does it?

I like it......great legs....pretty model.....equals great combination. The only problem is that the lack of bright color might mean it may not grab my attention. 70% yes

Nov 08 13 02:42 pm Link

Photographer

GSG Photography Studio

Posts: 178

Portland, Oregon, US

Im Game!

Nov 08 13 05:16 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

GSG Photography Studio wrote:
Im Game!

nice creativity and sensuality........yes

Nov 08 13 07:10 pm Link

Photographer

Jeffry Pittman

Posts: 35

Woodland Hills, California, US

I bet the answer is no, but I for some reason I like the avi. If not this one, which image should replace it? Thanks for your feedback.

Nov 08 13 07:17 pm Link

Photographer

Laura Bello

Posts: 1626

Rochester, New York, US

Lemme know, I like having my newest work up so it gets some attention but I know some of my other images are more popular so maybe they're a better choice.

Nov 08 13 07:23 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Jeffry Pittman wrote:
I bet the answer is no, but I for some reason I like the avi. If not this one, which image should replace it? Thanks for your feedback.

while I like the shot, the lack of color and flatness to the shot means I would most likely not notice it. Which is your best for an avi? Well.......IMO......if you can get the legs on the ottoman shot to go vertical then that is your best bet. Thanks for stopping by and asking. Enjoy your weekend!

Nov 08 13 07:44 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Ariadne Photography wrote:
Lemme know, I like having my newest work up so it gets some attention but I know some of my other images are more popular so maybe they're a better choice.

While she is beautiful, I am not sure the one color orientation works so well in this shot as an avi........IMO you have some other works that may work better. Like your creativity!

Nov 08 13 07:45 pm Link

Model

Klara Bjork Adamsson

Posts: 39

Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden

Does mine?

Nov 09 13 01:25 pm Link

Photographer

Pooka photography

Posts: 6

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Not sure? Just changed it as well.

Nov 09 13 01:44 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Klara Bjork Adamsson wrote:
Does mine?

so sorry Klara but no

Nov 09 13 02:23 pm Link

Model

Nestor Martinez

Posts: 47

Garfield, New Jersey, US

Does mine?

Nov 09 13 03:28 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Pooka photography wrote:
Not sure? Just changed it as well.

too dark...........no

Nov 10 13 05:17 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Nestor Martinez wrote:
Does mine?

probably yes.....nice work!

Nov 10 13 05:22 pm Link

Photographer

David D Photography

Posts: 230

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sure why not. smile

Nov 10 13 05:25 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

David D Photography wrote:
Sure why not. smile

the lack of color and contrast would probably mean no

Nov 10 13 09:11 pm Link

Photographer

Dorola

Posts: 310

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

pull the trigger on what you think

Nov 10 13 09:21 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Dorola wrote:
pull the trigger on what you think

a bit too much going on and little contrast/color

sorry but no

P.S.---I do indeed enjoy your port......you are obviously very talented! IMO you have some fabulous works in your port that would make Sure Thing avis

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Nov 11 13 03:10 am Link

Model

Angelskaya

Posts: 83

Richmond, Virginia, US

Over here.

Nov 11 13 05:59 am Link

Model

Eila Calvert

Posts: 6

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

I would love any advice you can offer.

Nov 11 13 07:09 am Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Angelskaya wrote:
Over here.

very enticing and alluring.....nice confidence

Yes I would and I did......great work!!

Nov 11 13 05:29 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6400

Champaign, Illinois, US

Eila Calvert wrote:
I would love any advice you can offer.

thanks so much for stopping in Eila! Well, no, your present avatar would not make me want to see more of your port. Why? Well, first off......the subject......you.....if barely discernable in the shot. I think that is you in the right hand side, but I can't see much of you. So in some way the subject you are looking to highlight must hit me in the face because there are dozens of avatars that we see almost every minute. BAM!!! and then I will see it and want to see more if I like what I see

Second....horizontal or landscape orientation generally does not work well as an avatar. There are exceptions, but this is not one of them.

Hope that helps a bit. Keep up the good work and thanks again for asking!!

Nov 11 13 05:34 pm Link