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Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

PHOTOS BY DILLEN wrote:
and why should we think you are qualified to judge???????

If MM offers a "qualified judge" certificate, I will take my chances and apply for it. In the meantime I will provide my opinion to whoever seeks it. This is a free country, God bless America. Cheers.

Aug 10 12 07:22 pm Link

Photographer

Ashley Holloway

Posts: 577

Lutz, Florida, US

Sure!  I'd love to hear your opinion!

Aug 10 12 07:22 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Ashley Holloway wrote:
Sure!  I'd love to hear your opinion!

You are having a great start in photography. Get rid of this one:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120613/17/4fd9362666d0e_m.jpg

Why get rid of it? Becasue you probably are maxed out at 15 so I had to pick one. You already are dispalying Taylor Montague in the image below which is way more captivating and the light and location provide dream like ambiance.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120613/17/4fd936f4ecdc2_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 07:31 pm Link

Photographer

BillSparksPhotography

Posts: 375

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I'd love to know your thoughts.

Aug 10 12 07:36 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

KristianaRose wrote:
I'm in.

I would say keep them all, buut if you really push me, get rid of your latest one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120731/12/501833c49924c_m.jpg

Why? Your other image from this series is way more captivating for the expression and composition
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120731/12/5018348807019_m.jpg

Keep up the great work

Aug 10 12 07:37 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

FinchEye wrote:
please, very curious of your input...

You have a very creative port with plenty of unique concetps. Delete the image below as there is neither concept nor expression to sustain the image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100321/01/4ba5d63e2f03f_m.jpg

I love the light and pose below:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110216/00/4d5b8d5cbb502_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 07:44 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Byron Chua wrote:
I would like to know

Keep them ALL and keep shooting.

Your pool image really rocks!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101122/06/4cea7af399676_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 07:46 pm Link

Photographer

Images by Philippe

Posts: 37

Georgetown, Texas, US

Interested in feedback...

Aug 10 12 07:48 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

s u r r e a l wrote:
Yes please, that'd be much appreciated! smile

Delete the last three inclding this one as I dont get the concept neither they are flattering:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111223/16/4ef522f7c6195_m.jpg

Your avatar was a great choice for its emotive expression and your gorgeous features. Lovely mideaval look.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120705/22/4ff677cde15b1_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 07:51 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Images by Philippe wrote:
Interested in feedback...

The model is gorgeous, the light is good, but I hate railroad shots, especially a toy railroad. So get rid of this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120802/19/501b31c724d4e_m.jpg

If you want to keep the one above, consider removing couple images of Kayla Del Valle. She is gorgeous, but do you need to keep all her similar images?

I love the following one for its light, but do you really like it so much that you are posting it in duplicates?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120802/18/501b2e5d5122b_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:01 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Marie Insanity wrote:
hit me i would to know

Keep them all Marie, but if you insist, delete the following as you look like you had one too many?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120309/12/4f5a6e4017455_m.jpg

The following one is my fave, Your makeup is great and your I love your dreamy expression
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120803/19/501c8257526a2_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:03 pm Link

Model

xion Insanity

Posts: 443

Portland, Maine, US

thank you the second one you said you liked is actual self taken believe or not lol and  yes I do believe that photo doesn't really belong

Aug 10 12 08:07 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

New Image Creations wrote:
Me please and thank you!

You have a very artistically distinct port. Get rid of the following one as there are too many similar such bodyscape images on MM

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120106/19/4f07b7377cccd_m.jpg

I love the makeup/facepaint below helping to create and incredibly beautiful portrait. 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111223/08/4ef4b107ebdcb_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:09 pm Link

Model

rosemerry

Posts: 59

Glendale, California, US

thank u so much

Aug 10 12 08:10 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Brittney Denea wrote:
Hmm.. Yes

You have a sour expression here:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120731/19/501898833e9ce_m.jpg

The following one is alluring:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/070315/05/45f916ba5479c_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:13 pm Link

Model

Emily Decoteau

Posts: 54

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Constructive criticism is always appreciated!  If you have time. Thank You!

Aug 10 12 08:15 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Brian Scanlon wrote:
K I'll bite.

Lovely girl, just smiling and no concept. Delete the image, not her fault, but yours!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111226/20/4ef94fb44b138_m.jpg

The next one is stylish with great wardrobe and accessories and is totally hot!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100616/23/4c19c7409ac5d_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:17 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Paul Tirado Photography wrote:
Good ahead and take a look.

A handsome guy smiling. Who cares if he is a salsa star? Delete him and few other guys in the "celebrity" series.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/17/500ca003dabb5_m.jpg

Needless to say, your port is amazing. I listed several of your images in the past. Here is my favorite. Why? You gave the viewer a glance of her sublime beauty through her pose, captivating expression and just some plain good photography:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090830/14/4a9aeee60ea93_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:28 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Fiat Looks wrote:
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.

I am glad you are experimenting, but I dont discern any concept in the silhouette below. Did I miss something?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120516/10/4fb3e4ff1163b_m.jpg

I love the light and luxury captured in the image below:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120208/13/4f32ea8e6335a_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:33 pm Link

Model

PigeonFoo

Posts: 284

Syracuse, New York, US

Go for it! Though I think I already know which one you'll pick. Haha.

Aug 10 12 08:33 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

PigeonFoo wrote:
Go for it! Though I think I already know which one you'll pick. Haha.

I would delete your AVI. Are you surprised? The image is not really flattering display of your thighs/ legs although I do like the background.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/23/4fe2becc792e3_m.jpg

A much better display is in the tub below:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100511/17/4be9fd55e3421_m.jpg

By the way I listed several of your images in the past. My favorite one is here:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110515/22/4dd0b7a49c183_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:40 pm Link

Photographer

New Image Creations

Posts: 415

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

ikonas wrote:

You have a very artistically distinct port. Get rid of the following one as there are too many similar such bodyscape images on MM

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120106/19/4f07b7377cccd_m.jpg

I love the makeup/facepaint below helping to create and incredibly beautiful portrait. 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111223/08/4ef4b107ebdcb_m.jpg

Thank you very much!!

Aug 10 12 08:42 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Lela Jesse wrote:
me please and thank you? smile

No expression and a rather bad lighting:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111229/00/4efc21ef7e4b6_m.jpg

And here is my fave:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110627/23/4e0974815f9a5_m.jpg

Lovely port overall, keep shooting!

Aug 10 12 08:43 pm Link

Model

Brittney Denea

Posts: 285

Oceanside, California, US

Thank you.  I was wondering about that photo myself.

Aug 10 12 08:49 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Gpro wrote:
Ok, thanks.

Smiling models with no concept should be avoided. like this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110821/17/4e51a43d12d80_m.jpg

Alia's expression is much beter here and so is her pose and setting:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110821/17/4e51a3ffab7df_m.jpg

My favorite though is Joyce's portrait due to her sultry expression, saturated colors, and curves:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110610/11/4df25ec5091df_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:49 pm Link

Model

PigeonFoo

Posts: 284

Syracuse, New York, US

ikonas wrote:

I would delete your AVI. Are you surprised? The image is not really flattering display of your thighs/ legs although I do like the background.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/23/4fe2becc792e3_m.jpg

A much better display is in the tub below:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100511/17/4be9fd55e3421_m.jpg

By the way I listed several of your images in the past. My favorite one is here:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110515/22/4dd0b7a49c183_m.jpg

Very surprised! Hahaha. Thank you much.
Glad to see someone who appreciates the demon picture as it's not generally MM's speed.

Aug 10 12 08:53 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Emily Decoteau wrote:
Constructive criticism is always appreciated!  If you have time. Thank You!

Get rid of this one. Its just a pretty girl posing, but no real interesting expression neither concept.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120728/20/5014ab7e53c71_m.jpg

I do love your vintage style image:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120606/20/4fd01bcc514aa_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 08:54 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

BillSparksPhotography wrote:
I'd love to know your thoughts.

You have too many images of Elizabeth. THis is YOUR port, not a display of her fancy wardrobe. Delete at least this one as there is a better variation:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120617/17/4fde735356342_m.jpg

The image below is superb on many levels - curves, expression, pose, wardrobe and just some damn good photography.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120219/00/4f40acbedd144_m.jpg

Aug 10 12 09:00 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Marie Insanity wrote:
thank you the second one you said you liked is actual self taken believe or not lol and  yes I do believe that photo doesn't really belong

You are multi talented !

Aug 10 12 09:11 pm Link

Model

Lela Jesse

Posts: 1148

Arcata, California, US

ikonas wrote:

No expression and a rather bad lighting:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111229/00/4efc21ef7e4b6_m.jpg

And here is my fave:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110627/23/4e0974815f9a5_m.jpg

Lovely port overall, keep shooting!

smile thank you very much! its gone!

Aug 10 12 09:16 pm Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

ikonas wrote:

Get rid of the first two B&W images of the first row. While Laura is gorgeous, and you have done a great job capturing her in a natural setting with some great light, you are showing three similar photos of her. Make up your mind and decide which you like, and dont confuse the viewer. Her third image is the best, so keep it.

Yup - you are correct. Only reason all three are in is because the shoot was only a week or so ago and I was 'testing' them out.

Appreciate your time.  smile

Aug 10 12 11:25 pm Link

Model

Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Aug 10 12 11:29 pm Link

Photographer

2SIX2 photography

Posts: 12

London, England, United Kingdom

Please have a look at mine too - Thanks...

Aug 11 12 03:51 am Link

Photographer

Maria Panina

Posts: 139

New York, New York, US

I'll play

Aug 11 12 03:59 am Link

Model

Veritas4Venus

Posts: 135

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Thanks!

Aug 11 12 06:32 am Link

Model

HEATHER 19

Posts: 1156

Boston, Massachusetts, US

would love to

Aug 11 12 06:40 am Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5331

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Lay it on me.

Aug 11 12 06:45 am Link

Photographer

BK Shuman Photography

Posts: 430

Springfield, Ohio, US

ikonas wrote:

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

Thanks for your input.

Aug 11 12 08:50 am Link

Photographer

Picture This 808

Posts: 525

Aiea, Hawaii, US

let me know your thoughts.

Aug 11 12 08:54 am Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 672

Boston, Massachusetts, US

HEATHER 27 wrote:
would love to

Greetings neighbor. I suggest getting rid of ALL Dina K images, perhaps keep one. I counted 14 making me wonder if it is your port or DinaK's. Below is one example that should go.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120811/05/502650cbabcb0_m.jpg

I love your AVI as well as it's relative image
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110615/14/4df921758458c_m.jpg

but why did you post both. Wouldnt you rather prefer getting 22 comments on one image rather than getting 10+12 comments? too late now but a lesson for the future.

You do have a great look and your port does show it. Would love to work with you.

Aug 11 12 09:49 am Link