Forums > Critique > Your Worst image. Ask and I'll tell you why.

Model

J M Wills

Posts: 159

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

please let me know smile

Aug 28 12 02:23 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Cory Tyndall wrote:
I'd love to know!

You already asked once and I said no. Please scroll back.

Aug 28 12 02:24 pm Link

Photographer

eRwin

Posts: 202

Sunnyvale, California, US

I'm interested.
Thanks!

Aug 28 12 02:25 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Clay Kerri wrote:
Bring it on! Thanks big_smile

Nice compact port. Delete this one, as it is a near duplicate.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120828/12/503d1d278627d_m.jpg

And this one as the two images in this composite have nothing in common except the name of the model

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120105/20/4f067b5f1e202_m.jpg

Love Devery's long hair, and the blue background is a perfect match to her olive complexion

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120828/11/503d151c8934a_m.jpg

Aug 28 12 02:58 pm Link

Photographer

name removed3

Posts: 264

Boston, Massachusetts, US

thank you so much! I trimmed down my portfolio from 75 to 40 images, removing duplicates etc, thank you again for your help.

Aug 28 12 02:59 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Amber Leigh S wrote:
How about me? :p

Remove this one as in my mind the image does not illustrate great makeup skills. It only repulses the viewer. I hate to see blood in a port.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120827/14/503be611360ea_m.jpg

Your AVI is a great image illustrating your skills quite well

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120706/15/4ff7645bed71f_m.jpg

Aug 28 12 03:02 pm Link

Model

Cheyenne Marie Modeling

Posts: 2

Ithaca, New York, US

Alright, hopefully if you can tell me my worst maybe you could tell me my best too ?

Aug 28 12 03:06 pm Link

Wardrobe Stylist

H Jules

Posts: 303

Brooklyn, New York, US

ikonas wrote:

Wardrobe is not my expertise, but since you asked....

I see nothing unique or appealing about this wardrobe. I think you just want to drop names here. Delete.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110517/12/4dd2c5f4e54de_m.jpg

I suggest using slimmer models to promote your services. Delete

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19470916

I do LOVE this styling and setting.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120104/17/4f04f65f67563_m.jpg

And this styling as well as the model turly rock

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101130/12/4cf55d7c7ae33_m.jpg

thanks dude

Aug 28 12 03:07 pm Link

Model

Porcelain Dollface

Posts: 230

Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland

me!

Aug 28 12 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

CC Monroe wrote:
Alright, hopefully if you can tell me my worst maybe you could tell me my best too ?

If you scroll up you will learn that I dislike composites and why.Consquently, this one should be deleted. Furthermore your expressions are lackluster.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120804/11/501d6e15c9312_m.jpg

Also delete two of your last three images - smae set, same wardrobe, same concepts.

This blurry one adds nothing of value.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110823/09/4e53d07b39d11_m.jpg

Here you look gorgeous, keep it, although I wish your photog photoshopped this image remove the bottle as it is distracting a bit. Always check your photographer's work for such annoying details and have them edit the imge accordingly.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110823/08/4e53ce3bcbcc2_m.jpg

As much as I hate smoking, here you look totally cool. Great job.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120718/18/50075c3c4ab6e_m.jpg

Aug 28 12 04:04 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Porcelain Dollface wrote:
me!

My mom is Polish, so you get a bonus point smile
I totlly dislike this image as it shows no talent on your part while portraing you in a very negative way. Delete asap as well as its related image.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110630/04/4e0c5ecfae43d_m.jpg

I love the analogy here and you look lovely.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120828/12/503d17908713d_m.jpg

This portrait is super captivating due to your stunning eyes and facial beauty.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090904/14/4aa187eaf23e3_m.jpg

Aug 28 12 04:09 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Eleanor R wrote:
Me please!

Nice photography but unfortunately you look much heavier in this image as compared to your other images. I suggest removal.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29202218

Superb light and figure:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26901844

Awesome composition:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27738667

Aug 28 12 05:29 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

Go for it big_smile

Aug 28 12 06:43 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Aug 28 12 07:57 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

eRwin wrote:
I'm interested.
Thanks!

Delete most of your composites (read my previous posts about these).

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110613/20/4df6cf9cd904c_m.jpg

Delete half your port as its too bulky. One simple way to go about choosing which ones to chop is to delete old images that have one or no comments. Listening to your viewers is sometimes a wise thing to do. If you hate deleting, at least hide them.

I love this portrait for her expression, nice tattoo and the light.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101007/19/4cae80d1e11e2_m.jpg

Aug 28 12 08:07 pm Link

Model

BreezyCoverGirl

Posts: 51

Pomona, California, US

my worst image please

Aug 28 12 08:09 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

SayuriLilly  wrote:
my worst image please

Delete this one as you also posted virtually same image. Dont let it bother you that is has 20 comments, just do it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120612/12/4fd794bbc23c3_m.jpg

This one can go to for same reason.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/22/500e2e157489a_m.jpg

Being an MIT grad, I am drawn to beautiful nerdy looking models like a bee is to honey smile 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120404/15/4f7cce758d410_m.jpg

Love this one too, just because.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120729/22/501615b5b4211_m.jpg

Aug 28 12 08:22 pm Link

Model

Diamond Alexia Simpson

Posts: 12

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

How about me??

Aug 28 12 08:28 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Diamond Alexia Simpson wrote:
How about me??

6'1" - wow!

I would say poor expression is your weakest point. Delete this one and the two images to the right as your expression is forced. There ae several other images in your port with this same expression. Be natural, be sad, be happy, be surprised. You ought to work with some talented photographers that can coach you in this area.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120827/16/503c024f8c93f_m.jpg

Beautiful figure well displayed here:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120824/20/50384cdce21b3_m.jpg

Aug 28 12 08:35 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

I know mine is new but I'd love your input

Aug 28 12 08:55 pm Link

Model

GenesisAn

Posts: 109

Milpitas, California, US

ikonas wrote:

Have some ice cream Anneliese smile

http://nicolesyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/IceCream_2338-21.jpg

:DDDDDDDDD U know how to make a girl smile and my favorite flavor too, THANK YOU!!!

Aug 29 12 01:36 am Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Anneliese Yang wrote:

ikonas wrote:
Have some ice cream Anneliese smile

:DDDDDDDDD U know how to make a girl smile and my favorite flavor too, THANK YOU!!!

Glad you enjoyed it smile

Aug 29 12 05:11 am Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

A Autumn Rose wrote:
I know mine is new but I'd love your input

This one looks too much like highschool class photo. I recommend removing it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120828/10/503d052756bde_m.jpg

Delete this one for two reasons. you already posted a very similar image and the green cloth background looks unprofessional. There is a way to fix it with editing. I do it all the time. If you send me the original image, I would be glad to fix it for you.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120827/18/503c233b4d305_m.jpg

I love your pose and expression here (but you ought to delete couple of the related images)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120826/16/503aac210bb9e_m.jpg

Aug 29 12 06:50 am Link

Model

Charlotte Dacia

Posts: 156

Runcorn, England, United Kingdom

Would love to know your thoughts please!! smile

Aug 29 12 06:55 am Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Charlotte Dacia  wrote:
Would love to know your thoughts please!! smile

You posted six images of the same shoot and in the same outfit. Delete five, keep only one.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/09/5035087ba0d70_m.jpg

You should also delete the following as ballet dancing in what seems to be a grarage is inappropriate. Plus your expression is not captivating.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120704/08/4ff46027d4e8b_m.jpg

I do love your graceful ballet poses. This one is one of my favorites for its pose, captivating expression and great photography.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120217/05/4f3e513058b72_m.jpg

Aug 29 12 10:43 am Link

Model

Veronika Vitkina

Posts: 241

Brooklyn, New York, US

Im sure i have more then one. Tell me what you think.

Aug 29 12 11:01 am Link

Photographer

Beyond the Physical

Posts: 903

HAZLET, New Jersey, US

Ready .... Aim .... FIRE

Aug 29 12 11:07 am Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Veronika Vitkina  wrote:
Im sure i have more then one. Tell me what you think.

Beautiful but your expression is better in the twin image.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120325/16/4f6fac333711a_m.jpg

This one does not add a significant value to your port.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120718/10/5006f8b5ddf4b_m.jpg

I love the concept here - gorgeous woman being a girl. The theme in white is quite appealing. Great job.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120403/19/4f7bad4cb515c_m.jpg

Aug 29 12 01:21 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Photography by Daniel wrote:
Ready .... Aim .... FIRE

I will throw the ball back in your court. You read my comments in this and the previous page, and delete (or hide) the images you think I would recommend deleting. Come back to me then, and I will propose more. Deal ? smile

Aug 29 12 01:26 pm Link

Model

Jade Freckleton

Posts: 4

Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Let me know smile

Aug 29 12 01:57 pm Link

Model

Alexandra Arruda

Posts: 31

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Alexandra Arruda wrote:
lets do it

i was missed sad

Aug 29 12 03:08 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Alexandra Arruda wrote:

i was missed sad

Alexandra, if you read my previous posts you will see I dislike composites and I the reason why - they images are too small to see on the thumbnailplus you will get judged by the worst image in the group. delete this one not only because it is a composite, but you already have a similar image from the same scene. DOnt confuse the viewer.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28653157

You should delete this oe as well, but post a blowout vesion of the left image of this two peice collage.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110404/06/4d99c2fce2a3c_m.jpg


There are several great images but my favorite is this sublime protrait for your expression, light and beauuty

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080413/19/48029995c081d_m.jpg

Aug 29 12 07:39 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jade Freckleton wrote:
Let me know smile

Get rid of this one Jade, as it does not do justice to your beauty.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120827/06/503b7130e08fe_m.jpg

I do agree with all the viewers who voted this very captivating portrait. Amazing eyes.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120519/13/4fb7ff17ac7cf_m.jpg

Aug 29 12 07:43 pm Link

Model

Dana Suzanne

Posts: 5

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'd like to know what you think.

Aug 29 12 07:46 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Dana Suzanne wrote:
I'd like to know what you think.

Dana, please take time to read the last couple pages of this forum and you will see what kind of images I alway recommend removing. Based on that you should know to remove about 10 images from your port. Once you do that, please get back to me and I will be glad to point the 11 th image to remove. Then I will also tell you my favorites smile  Deal ?

Aug 29 12 07:53 pm Link

Model

Dana Suzanne

Posts: 5

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Okay, I really cut a lot out of my portfolio your suggestion.  The first five were liberating to delete, the last 4 or 5 painful.  But, I do want to improve my portfolio, so any opinion or advice would be appreciated.

Aug 29 12 08:13 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Dana Suzanne wrote:
Okay, I really cut a lot out of my portfolio your suggestion.  The first five were liberating to delete, the last 4 or 5 painful.  But, I do want to improve my portfolio, so any opinion or advice would be appreciated.

You seem a quick learn and you have done a great job picking the weak ones thus greatly improving your port. Now I am ready to pick a few more to delete.

Bad makeup, lackluster expression, duplicate scene

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120811/16/5026f10247101_m.jpg


Lackluster expression, boring pose

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120419/13/4f906fdd122b6_m.jpg

Third praying image in your port (or is this a yoga pose?), unflattering to your beauty

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120419/14/4f907ea6d0494_m.jpg

Now here are some of the images that make your port shine. This retro  has good photography, great wardrobe and so is your expression.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120202/09/4f2ac8837c30e_m.jpg

Sexy

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120606/11/4fcfa8444f7a1_m.jpg

Nice silhoutte to promote your fitness theme

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111013/07/4e96f5107eca7_m.jpg

Aug 29 12 08:28 pm Link

Model

Dana Suzanne

Posts: 5

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thanks, very helpful.

Aug 29 12 08:57 pm Link

Model

D Massey

Posts: 33

San Javier, Murcia, Spain

Please let me know!

Aug 30 12 02:27 am Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Dharnee wrote:
Please let me know!

Welcome to MM Dharnee

Delete this image as it is the same expression and photographed from the same angle as your first image. As a general comment, as you develop your portfolio, be mindful you need to experiment with a wider range of expressions.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120821/05/503379928e42f_m.jpg

This B&W is one of my faves. Nice pose, thoughtful expression, shows your curves well, great photography

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120817/06/502e457f44e77_m.jpg

Aug 30 12 06:45 am Link