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Photographer

Living Canvas

Posts: 2039

Denver, Colorado, US

Looking for some constructive feedback on
my current profile image.

Positive/Negative feedback welcome.

Oct 08 12 06:46 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3943

Lansing, Michigan, US

Bad choice.

1. It's landscape orientation. Shows up smaller in the MM scheme of avatars.

2. Complex background. Harder to 'read' image in a small thumbnail.

3. It's B&W. Color attracts attention. Black is NOT a color.

You have a lot of images that will serve as much better avatars. An avatar should attract viewers to your portfolio. Since Model Mayhem is a facility for networking with models, pick an image a model will respond to. I guess you are looking for male models who can float in the air based on your avatar. But I'll bet you really want attractive females with both feet on the ground...

Save that image for a gallery exhibition where you are showing off for other photographers.

Just my opinion.

Oct 08 12 07:06 pm Link

Photographer

Laurence Moan

Posts: 7783

Huntington Beach, California, US

I'd like to see this print to see if it holds up. Pretty interesting. It stops me and makes me think. I'm digging the butterfly clocks too.


My only question is: where's his shoes? He's got a tie, sunglasses, a watch... but no shoes?

You don't have to answer, but I'm left wondering...

Oct 08 12 07:13 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12836

Atlanta, Georgia, US

As an image it's interesting, I would also like to know how it holds up as a print.  As an avi it's not good, aside form the above reasons it doesn't project you or your work.  Someone interested in it clicks, goes to your portfolio and sees what?  Nothing like the avi that's for sure, so they need to match; change the avi or your book.

Oct 08 12 07:37 pm Link

Photographer

Living Canvas

Posts: 2039

Denver, Colorado, US

Thanks all. Good points all around. smile

Oct 08 12 08:24 pm Link