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Model

Lauren Ellaway

Posts: 7

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Completed an album cover shoot yesterday. Can I plead get some feedback on my new avatar and other new image.

Much appreciated MMers

Oct 08 12 03:38 am Link

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Model

Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

not a fan, don't think these belong in your portfolio.

The only way I could see these being valuable is if you wait until the album is out, and then take a picture of the album with you on it, and use it as a tearsheet that way. but from a modelling portfolio point of view, I don't like the images.

Oct 08 12 03:41 am Link

Model

Lauren Ellaway

Posts: 7

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Thank you very much for your honest opinion. Much appreciated smile

Oct 08 12 03:44 am Link

Photographer

Paul Tirado Photography

Posts: 4251

New York, New York, US

I think it was a good concept but the effect you are trying to get - that moody HDR almost Joey Lawrence meet Joel Grimes (google for reference if needed) photography style needs more care in pre and post work than was done in your case.

Oct 08 12 04:24 am Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8834

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121008/03/5072aba5044fe_m.jpg
Raise chin up
Skin seems dark over all
Need to see your eyes

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120514/01/4fb0c63f16a47_m.jpg
This is great
I see a beautiful blond green eyed model [Ok Hazel]
Loose the photo border

Oct 08 12 05:36 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32233

Woodinville, Washington, US

Landscape-oriented images rarely work well as avatars, since they get squashed down to fit into a portrait-oriented slot. Compounding the problem, you figure fairly small in that image to begin with. It's pretty worthless as an avatar. It's a bit too dark and high-contrast to work on any level, IMO.

You'd do much better to use this as your avatar:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120514/01/4fb0c63f16a47_m.jpg
or even this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120427/02/4f9a6a3d39c98_m.jpg

Oct 09 12 12:42 pm Link

Photographer

Nor-Cal Photography

Posts: 2695

Walnut Creek, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120514/01/4fb0c63f16a47_m.jpg

Me likey!

But just one worthless opinion.   smile

Oct 09 12 03:01 pm Link

Photographer

Tony KnightHawk Studios

Posts: 1900

Fort Myers Beach, Florida, US

Lee_Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121008/03/5072aba5044fe_m.jpg
Raise chin up
Skin seems dark over all
Need to see your eyes

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120514/01/4fb0c63f16a47_m.jpg
This is great
I see a beautiful blond green eyed model [Ok Hazel]
Loose the photo border

pretty much what I was thinking

Oct 09 12 03:08 pm Link