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Posts: 28

London, England, United Kingdom

I can't help feeling that there's a couple of shots missing from my portfolio, but not sure what.
What sorts of shots would you say I need to contribute to my portfolio in order for it to be successful?

Nov 04 12 01:16 pm Link


The Effective Image

Posts: 3965

Lansing, Michigan, US

Well, first of all, who says your portfolio is not 'successful'? It shows you off pretty well... I don't think many photographers would pass on you because of your portfolio.

What would I suggest as additional shots? Shoot some full length stuff standing at a 45 degree angle to a line between you and the camera wearing some well fitting casual clothes (translation - show off your figure!), and looking into the camera.

Maybe a few shots sitting, kneeling, or squatting with one knee down on the ground in casual clothes. Adds a little visual variety.

Good luck!

EDIT: Well, your profile says you don't do nudes... but the 'credited images' link in your portfolio says otherwise as do a couple of shots in your portfolio. Maybe, you missed those?

Oh, and MM finally caught up with your avatar. A little too much bottom showing I suspect...

Nov 04 12 02:08 pm Link


Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32599

Poulsbo, Washington, US

You've got a pretty darned good portfolio right now. If anything, you might consider adding some images showing a lot of personality. Your expressions so far are all pretty muted.

Nov 04 12 02:12 pm Link



Posts: 17

Evansville, Indiana, US

I agree with others that you have some gorgeous pictures in your portfolio.  Photographers would be thrilled to work with you.

My primary suggestion is to branch out from some of the perfect model types of shots.  In each of your shots, you look nearly perfect.  Get some variety of expressions and activities.  Outdoor shots or possibly other props like elegant furniture.

Good work all the way through.

Nov 04 12 05:41 pm Link



Posts: 2919

New York, New York, US

a nice subtle make up head shot.  Bikini on the beach- some nice American Eagle style lingerie shots (more fun).

i'm not crazy about the photography in your port- you should be able to test with better photographers given that your attractive and have a nice figure which you don't mind showing off.

Nov 04 12 06:50 pm Link



Posts: 28

London, England, United Kingdom

Thanks for all the positive feedback! I'll bare that in mind.
I just always see girls portfolios and just am in awe, so wondered if my needed anything more.

Nov 09 12 02:33 am Link


Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Angelique Luff wrote:
Thanks for all the positive feedback! I'll bare that in mind.
I just always see girls portfolios and just am in awe, so wondered if my needed anything more.

When you find our what that 'more' is, please drop me a line as I'd love to shoot it for you. smile


Nov 09 12 02:55 am Link


Dynamic Mobile Photo

Posts: 171

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

your port is pretty impresive already, but perhaps you may like to try some location shots, get out of the studio...just a thought...good luck with all

Nov 09 12 03:02 am Link



Posts: 9422

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
This image shows you as a beautiful model.  Bravo!

To add
Head facing straight into camera
Body on angle facing toward photo right

Full length in some outstanding dresses

Some “Pin-Up” possibly, you have such a cute look it might work

Wish you the best!

Nov 09 12 04:45 am Link



Posts: 21900

Orlando, Florida, US

I'd keep #s 1, 4, 5 & 10 of your current crop, then add some variety according to what your modeling intent is  .  .  .  you should also take a look at some good comp cards, and fill out the image needs to create one of those, an E-comp card is any easy way to send something to potential clients, and give them a quick overview of your look  .  .  .  they're also printable if you have them in a PDF form  .  .  .  nice look, and shape, not sure you've shown either off to their best levels as yet  .  .  .  add some variety, and a really good head shot  .  .  .  you've got an open invite to shoot if you're ever over in this direction  .  .  .  much continued success!!!!


Nov 09 12 05:30 am Link