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Model

missemmily12

Posts: 21

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Updating my portfolio.  Wondering what types of images would help book more jobs?

Nov 13 12 01:52 pm Link

Photographer

Marks Fine Art

Posts: 35986

Fort Smith, Arkansas, US

Fine art nude or implied nude.

Nov 13 12 02:12 pm Link

Photographer

Ted Sandilands

Posts: 137

Lewiston, New York, US

More art or fashion looks. Less country girl shots.

Nov 13 12 07:57 pm Link

Photographer

DVP Photography

Posts: 2874

Broomfield, Colorado, US

Provide your measurements.  You won't book jobs without those.

You can answer your own question.  Look at the genres you list.  Look at the photos you have.  Match them up so you have one really good example photo for each genre.  At this point you should narrow down the genres and add photos till you balance and match.  Your port doesn't seem to have much to do with the genres you list at this point.

Nov 13 12 10:25 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Kerrek

Posts: 1425

Orlando, Florida, US

Anything but more country poses/scenery... fashion, lifestyle, etc. Driving profile/portfolio traffic may be helped by lingerie and/or nudity. A big help would be filling in your measurements- people do searches based on measurement criteria, and you'll never come up if it's all blank. :-)

Nov 13 12 10:50 pm Link

Model

Brightonn

Posts: 234

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

I would strongly suggest shooting with someone in black and white silver gelatin film or at least show knows how to treat black and white - I think you have a great look for this mood and medium. 

This high fashion look is wonderful!  I want to see more -->
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28194873

Also, if you like the outdoors, perhaps you should try a classic fitness shot.

I would hold off on more casual natural light.

Nov 14 12 11:25 am Link

Model

missemmily12

Posts: 21

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Thanks everyone for the input.  I've got some new photos coming within the next week or so.  Some implied...some black and white.  Measurements will be updated as well.

Nov 14 12 04:28 pm Link

Photographer

Nor-Cal Photography

Posts: 3090

Walnut Creek, California, US

Michael Kerrek wrote:
Anything but more country poses/scenery... fashion, lifestyle, etc. Driving profile/portfolio traffic may be helped by lingerie and/or nudity. A big help would be filling in your measurements- people do searches based on measurement criteria, and you'll never come up if it's all blank. :-)

+1

But just one worthless opinion.   smile

Nov 14 12 04:53 pm Link

Retoucher

C Benjamin Design

Posts: 10

San Diego, California, US

missemmily12 wrote:
Thanks everyone for the input.  I've got some new photos coming within the next week or so.  Some implied...some black and white.  Measurements will be updated as well.

You have 5 photos from the same shoot.  You need to pick one, or maybe none of those, I think the country shots don't fit your other photos, especially the one used for your av.

Nov 14 12 07:04 pm Link

Model

missemmily12

Posts: 21

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Updated portfolio! Check it out, let me know what you think!

Dec 05 12 11:20 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32526

Poulsbo, Washington, US

One country girl shot is enough and I do like that larger scene of you interacting with your horse. The one of you in silhouette, though, should go. It shows nothing of you and is a drag on your portfolio.

You should also retire that outdoor shot of you on the rock. It's washed-out and softened with gaussian blur, and it's discolored way yellow.

These shots are my favorites:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121129/04/50b7519ce54a6_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121130/11/50b90f9230f0d_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120501/11/4fa02acf96606_m.jpg
...though your face borders on blowout in that last shot.

What's missing?
Straight-up headshots. Simple casual looks, full length and quarters. Maybe some glamour that involves more than lingerie. And some fun expressions that show personality.

Dec 05 12 01:19 pm Link

Photographer

DMesser Photography

Posts: 1288

Oceanside, California, US

Implied nudes and artistic nudes.  These would get you to another level.  Unless a photographer has a client that will pay the model, normally the only way to get paid from the photographer is to do nudes.

Dec 05 12 01:29 pm Link

Photographer

JMHSPhoto

Posts: 412

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Id like to see more MUA involved shoots in there, I'd 86 anything far away (with you not being the object of the photo), and add a couple implied.

More concept type shots would be great too.

Dec 05 12 01:44 pm Link