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

Photographer

ELiffmann

Posts: 1414

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

yes please.

Aug 10 12 03:04 pm Link

Model

Kaia Murphy

Posts: 171

Champlin, Minnesota, US

Well after looking at your port I certainly trust your opinion! Excellent work! I'd love to hear what you think of mine, as I could use a bit of guidance here. smile

Aug 10 12 03:32 pm Link

Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2337

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

ikonas wrote:

Get rid of the rabit. While he is cute, you are infinitely more beautiful smile

I can't get rid of Penelope, but i'll take her image out of my port... eventually. smile
Or i'll just get a bigger port.

Aug 10 12 04:40 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Photo Visions wrote:
ok, tell me.

A bunch of your images are variations of the same shoot. Decide which one you like and stick to it. Dont let the viewer chose for you because he will judge you by the worst one.  A good example is JESSICA VAUGN. She is a gorgeous woman, and your photos of her are decent. But you displayed five of her in the laying down series.  Delete four out of those five.

Same goes for the twin ladies in their black dress. You are displaying not one, not two, but seven! Decide which one is the best, and delete the other six.

Also delete the open crotch photos. They definitely devalue your port.

Your mirror pregnancy image rocks. Your bathtub images are super sexy. But again, there are too many similar.

Get rid of 80% of your images and you will have a much stronger port. Good luck!

Aug 10 12 05:04 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

rosemerry wrote:
I would like to know , thx

You created a diverse port in a very short time, rosemerry - a great start. I suggest for you NOT to pose by raising your hands the way you do in the last row, like the one below.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120517/15/4fb576c840ab8_m.jpg


Dont make a pose to make it look obvious it is a forced pose. Be natural. Do something that you would normally do - such as brush your hair, run on the beach, etc.

Good luck, you will do well.

Aug 10 12 05:10 pm Link

Model

Ms Angi

Posts: 44

Modesto, California, US

I'd like to know what you think.

Aug 10 12 05:12 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Kaia Murphy wrote:
Well after looking at your port I certainly trust your opinion! Excellent work! I'd love to hear what you think of mine, as I could use a bit of guidance here. smile

You making me blush Kaia, lol.
You have a gorgeous figure and face and your images show it well.

I would propose deleting the following:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120807/18/5021c7a949d67_m.jpg
It is a beautiful casual photo, great to send to your mom. But its too much of a closeup image somewhat distorting your beautiful face and to me does not have the feel of professional work, unlike your others. Sorry, I just had to pick one.

Kudos to you for creating a nice port in a shoort time span.

Aug 10 12 05:17 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

LizaK wrote:
Interested!

You have a great look Lisa. Delete this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120726/17/5011da4be21da_m.jpg

THe reason is the other adjacent image by  Bob van der Wolk the expression is much more captivating.

I love the soft light and your expression below:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120726/17/5011da0e1bc47_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 05:21 pm Link

Model

Tonice Cartwright

Posts: 10

San Diego, California, US

I'm down !!

Aug 10 12 05:26 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Ms Angi wrote:
I'd like to know what you think.

Delete the entire second row (jeans and green top) as these are aboviously photographed by an amateur, not showing your beauty neither they have any artistic merit.

Your other images are much stronger. I would propose in your next shoot to show of your beautiful body art better. Ideally in an implied nude scene assuming you feel comfortable with that.

Aug 10 12 05:26 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Yin L wrote:
oh this sound exactly like what I need!! Yes please!

Will look at your port too ;D

You have a strong port, keep them all !
Have a friend get you VIP a membership as a birthday present to give you room for all your future masterpieces smile

Aug 10 12 05:30 pm Link

Model

Yechiela

Posts: 4

New York, New York, US

do it.

Aug 10 12 05:35 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Tonice Cartwright wrote:
I'm down !!

Get rid of some of your smiling images like this one:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111209/14/4ee28aca28328_m.jpg

I know, I know, you got over 30 comments on that one and it would hurt too much to delete it. In that case pick another smiling one with less comments.

Your port will be much strong of you show a wide emotion (smiling photos are to send to your mom). Show anger, surprise, sultriness, mischief, etc. Be an  actress. Good luck, you will do well.

Aug 10 12 05:36 pm Link

Photographer

FinchEye

Posts: 22

Santa Cruz, California, US

please, very curious of your input...

Aug 10 12 05:38 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

C A T H Y     wrote:
go for it smile

I love your port Cathy and I commented on it in the past.

If I HAD to pick one to delete it would be:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120709/22/4ffbb9b758c71_m.jpg

The light is great and so is the setting, it's just there is not much unique stuff going on.

Like in my previous advice, stop spending too much time in this forum - 5000+ posts is way to many. Spend more time shooting and get yourself a VIP membership to add images. But not too many 40-50 would be max.

I love this one for its cinematic quality:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111107/09/4eb81b41350f8_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 05:42 pm Link

Photographer

Byron Chua

Posts: 231

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

I would like to know

Aug 10 12 05:45 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Veritas4Venus wrote:
Please, I'd really appreciate your opinion. I am trying to figure out which pics in my port are weakest, but nobody ever seems to want to critique me. Thanks!

Get rid of the following one and others in your port with similar smirking like expressions. Get rid of half your images, and your port will be 100% stronger.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111115/16/4ec307fe807bf_m.jpg



I love this one for your emotive expression and your lovely makeup:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120309/05/4f5a03ef16cff_m.jpg


I also love your nude sitting in the white chair for its composition. Unfortunately I am not allowed to display it here.

Aug 10 12 05:53 pm Link

Model

s u r r e a l

Posts: 46

Idaho Falls, Idaho, US

Yes please, that'd be much appreciated! smile

Aug 10 12 05:59 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Siloette wrote:
Me?

Keep them all. Your port is compact with a wide range of poses and expressions. For your future work I propose some on location shoot with interesting wardrobe just for diversity

Aug 10 12 05:59 pm Link

Model

xion Insanity

Posts: 443

Portland, Maine, US

hit me i would to know

Aug 10 12 06:01 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Scanlon

Posts: 791

Encino, California, US

K I'll bite.

Aug 10 12 06:05 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Eric Liffmann wrote:
yes please.

AS previouslymentioned, get rid of multiples from the same shoot. Decide which one is best and stick to it and not confuse the viewer.

AN example would be this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120305/09/4f54fdbf58195_m.jpg
The above is a good image but the one below is much stornger as it has some GREAT light.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120305/09/4f54fe2e7dee3_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 06:11 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Tirado Photography

Posts: 4252

New York, New York, US

Good ahead and take a look.

Aug 10 12 06:13 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Emily Smiles wrote:
Still in the process of cleaning out my port. Please, which is the worst and why?

Like I said before, I dont care for too many smiling pics as I like to see a more diverse emotive expressions in a port. Get rid of this cute school girl pics, but feel free to send it to your mom.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120531/23/4fc866068445d_m.jpg

This one is super interesting for its unusual location and it shows your mesmerizingly beautiful eyes.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110725/19/4e2e2c6635573_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 06:15 pm Link

Model

Brittney Denea

Posts: 285

Oceanside, California, US

Hmm.. Yes

Aug 10 12 06:18 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

BK Shuman Photography wrote:
I would like to know.

A pretty girl smiling, a great image to post on her facebook but has no unique concept.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110823/09/4e53d0dd221c0_m.jpg



Great pose, expression and light in the B&W below.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091026/20/4ae6667d0b8d3_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 06:18 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Dagger133 wrote:
Sure, I'm interested in hearing your opinion.

Get rid of Kim's  first image as her smile is forced
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110919/21/4e781c872ecb2_m.jpg

Kims next one has a great natural smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111018/10/4e9db4c46c1e2_m.jpg

The legs below are very alluring as the image leaves a lot to the imagination.. Keep shooting like that.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120602/10/4fca4c3ac567d_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 06:22 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Miss Bond wrote:
oki:)

I am not a big fan of composite images such as this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120727/21/501367c6334d4_m.jpg

If I cannot clearly see an image from the avatar, I move on. I know you are trying to have maximum images posted with your basic membership, but if you are serious about MM, treat yourself with a VIP membership.

Your best one is this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100616/11/4c191a29eb33e_m.jpg
You makeup and expression rock, and your exposed bra against the stylish coat are unexpected.

Aug 10 12 06:27 pm Link

Photographer

Fiat Looks

Posts: 1

New York, New York, US

It's really cool of you to take the time to help prune ports.  I'd love your thoughts on my port and what I should focus on.

Aug 10 12 06:28 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Loria Harrison wrote:
please read my profile first and then pkease me!
thanks,
Loria

Yours is an incredible story Loria and I tip my hat to you for a great job!!!

I would suggest removing duplicates such as the one in the green dress. Keep only one of the five.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120707/13/4ff898f4648e9_m.jpg

I love this one, the light is great and your wardrobe is SEXY!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120607/11/4fd0ecd5e9f69_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 06:34 pm Link

Model

Lela Jesse

Posts: 1148

Arcata, California, US

me please and thank you? smile

Aug 10 12 06:36 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Joseph William  wrote:
am I too late?

You have three similar images of Valtiela. The weakest one of her is this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111214/15/4ee92fab7b7d4_m.jpg

Keep the following one below as she shows emotive expression and her beauty can be visualized even though she wears a mask.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111214/15/4ee92faf1c6ad_m.jpg

I love the angles, light and location below:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101013/17/4cb64fd9e3822_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 06:43 pm Link

Photographer

PHOTOS BY DILLEN

Posts: 616

Cartersville, Georgia, US

ikonas wrote:
As they say, your port is as good as your worst image. I'll help you get rid of it smile

This is a gentle, constructive criticism so I will point the good part of your work as well.

and why should we think you are qualified to judge???????

Aug 10 12 06:47 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

annabella wrote:
Great!

This image is ok, but lacks the quality of expressions seen in your other images, so delete it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120609/21/4fd4265039f5d_m.jpg

The following image is my favorite - it put me in a trance
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120517/22/4fb5e463da916_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 06:47 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Nuance Photography wrote:
Please and thank you.

You have way too many images in your port. I will say it again and again, remove similar images from the same shoot. Decide which is the best and show this one and one only. As first mentioned, people will judge you by your worst image. If you have too many, a viewer may, and probably will miss the best one. After all, who has the time to go through so many?

It is YOUR port, not your model's port. You are posting 14 of Starla's images. Most of her expressions are same - she looks Lost, pun intended! Keep only 2 and get rid of the other 12.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120805/11/501eb9d931df4_m.jpg

I do like her older work, keep this one as it shows her nice curves and her expression is rather sultry:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120523/16/4fbd758cac823_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 07:00 pm Link

Photographer

Gpro

Posts: 649

Salisbury, Maryland, US

Ok, thanks.

Aug 10 12 07:04 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

TallPix wrote:
I will play

I will repeat my comment from my previous post....
You have way too many images in your port. I will say it again and again, remove similar images from the same shoot. Decide which is the best and show this one and one only. Your first nine images of your port is from the same shoot. Why?? Keep them archived on a CD and show me only your best one of this un-named woman.


As first mentioned, people will judge you by your worst image. If you have too many, a viewer will miss the best one. After all, who has the time to go through so many? I certainly dont.

Do you like comments. We all do. Then get rid of 110 of your 145 images (keep 35) and your port will become 200% stonger. People will start commenting more. Good luck.

Aug 10 12 07:09 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

A N D E R S O N wrote:
Yes please.

Nice compact port. Delete the first image of britnee as her second one is similar but stronger, and people voted it with their comments.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120719/21/5008d9f89c444_m.jpg

The following image has captivating expression and depth of field. Love it. http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120616/21/4fdd5fc969608_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 07:14 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
please feel free, thanks

Keep them all. All your images are unique and artistic, whatever that means.

Aug 10 12 07:19 pm Link

Photographer

New Image Creations

Posts: 414

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Me please and thank you!

Aug 10 12 07:20 pm Link