I have cancelled my VIP subscription and would like to cut my port down to 20-30 photos. I would greatly appreciate any opinions on which photo(s) should go!
Thanks a bunch
Nov 13 12 09:53 am Link
Albany, New York, US
I wouldn't say your stuff "sucks" by any stretch of the imagination. But it could use a good culling based on many of your shots showing the say basic thing.
I get you've done some commercial model. Pick one & ditch the rest:
Nov 13 12 10:07 am Link
Hartford, Connecticut, US
Op, you have so much redundancy in your 96 shots that I am sure you can delete the first 40-50 all by yourself before it starts to become difficult to make decisions. You just have to get to it.
Nov 13 12 11:06 am Link
For starters, consider dumping:
Duplicates, but neither version is at all compelling or interesting.
Actually, any of that first row that are related to the tearsheets at the bottom of the general port.
You're buried in the artsy-fartsiness and in a most unflattering way.
The picture is about the makeup.
Godawful hair and makeup. Horribly unflattering look for you.
Awful makeup, bad expression and pose.
No. Just no.
Way too bright to the point of blowout.
Oh, the horror...
So much wrong with this one.
Bright/blown-out. You're buried in hairstyle and wardrobe. Very unflattering.
This might help a photographer's port. Not a model's.
Bad angle. Don't wanna see the top of your head and out-of-focus legs.
Nov 13 12 12:22 pm Link
Awesome, thanks for the input! I agree.
Farenell Photography wrote:
Yes, after going on instinct, it is a lot easier. Thank ya!
Fleming Design wrote:
I agree with a couple of your suggestions, so thanks. Some harsh words there though! haha. No worries.
Orca Bay Images wrote:
Nov 13 12 12:55 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
These are the ones I'd keep:
These show your versatility, posing skills, and should get you clients. Good luck
Nov 13 12 01:12 pm Link
You asked which images sucked. I calls 'em like I sees 'em and when I'm giving feedback on that many images I cut to the chase.
Nov 13 12 01:21 pm Link
Hartford, Connecticut, US
Come on BB, you deleted 25 shots and it didn't kill you. Take a deep breath and slash another 25! Get down to your goal of 20-30 and you will have a strong, tight portfolio. You can do it.
Nov 14 12 12:15 pm Link
Major suckage is still there. Take Fleming's advice and keep whittling. The next to go:
Terribly unflattering hair and awful makeup.
The image is soft and badly composed. Too much dead space above you and your hand is chopped off. Bad snapshot.
Top of your head is in focus. The rest of you is not. And then there are those oversized fake eyelashes. If you want to keep a shot with something close to this angle, you've got the one of you at the edge of the swimming pool. That's a well done shot.
Nov 15 12 06:01 am Link
Somerville, Massachusetts, US
Not a useful comment, but you actually do look notably great in hats and sweaters.
Nov 15 12 07:08 am Link
Greenwood Village, Colorado, US
I was going to tell you to keep the ones I shoot and pitch the rest but see I'm not there anyway.
I have a terrible time deciding who my favorite "children" are but started grouping like shots together. Start with two pics and decide which one you like best of that two. Then keep going with three piles. Keepers, maybes, nopes. Once you have sorted all your like style groups lay out all the keepers. If you need to go back to the maybes to fill in gaps.
Nov 15 12 07:58 am Link