Forums > Critique > Ultimate Portfolio Ranking: how do you compare?

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

(I'll be back, starting with the top of page 3, sometime late on Wednesday 12/12/12)

Post, and I'll rank your portfolio compared to everyone else who posts.

All are welcome (though I'm ranking based on overall photo quality, not specifically whatever your contribution to the photo was). I'm also only considering non-18+ images, so don't bother posting if most of your port is nudes.

You can find everyone's current rank here: http://www.sendu.me.uk/modelmayhem/photo_ranking
Keep checking back to see how you're doing!

One of the problems with trying to rank portfolios is that it becomes impossible to do consistently after a while. When you're looking at the 100th portfolio, can you really remember how good the 7th portfolio you looked at was? You could have 100 tabs open and try and compare them all that way, but you'd go insane. You'd also only be comparing small thumbnails, which too often don't tell the whole story.

To solve this, I'll pick the best and worst photo in your portfolio. I'll then feed them in to my web tool. The tool will let me automatically compare each new photo against every single other photo I've previously picked, one at a time. It will show me the new photo and one of the previous ones full-size side by side which will make it very easy to decide which of the two is better. A photo receives a point every time it is chosen as 'better'. Your portfolio rank is then based on the total points your 2 photos have received so far.

Now, the ranking is still just my personal opinion, but at least it is my opinion applied fairly, consistently and accurately over time. And since the web tool shows you how I ranked all the photos, you can decide for yourself if you agree with my opinion on photo quality, and therefore decide if the ranking means something to you.

Let's have some fun, and good luck!

Dec 08 12 02:50 pm Link

Photographer

Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

This is going Hi-tech. I am in. You know what would be interesting if you are putting up a website. How about putting everyones ranking on there side by side to compare people's opinions easily?

Dec 08 12 02:52 pm Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

Ohmylord, the "Ultimate" one - how can one walk away from this!
Do it big_smile!

Dec 08 12 02:52 pm Link

Model

B E A R

Posts: 474

Riverside, California, US

Okie

Dec 08 12 02:53 pm Link

Photographer

Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

Axioma wrote:
Ohmylord, the "Ultimate" one - how can one walk away from this!
Do it big_smile!

Well mine was the "definitive" one so I am not sure how that ranks against ultimate.

Dec 08 12 02:54 pm Link

Photographer

Ben Hinman

Posts: 596

Westwood, California, US

Interesting. Pray tell, how would you rank these famous artists from history?
Van Gogh
Pablo Picasso
Manet
Monet
Andy Warhol
Rene Magritte
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Leonardo DaVinci
Donald Judd

Not from 1 to 10, i presume. wink

Dec 08 12 02:56 pm Link

Model

E e v a

Posts: 1724

Nashville, Tennessee, US

I'm in. Sounds pretty interesting....and scary!

Dec 08 12 02:57 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Dan K Photography wrote:
This is going Hi-tech. I am in. You know what would be interesting if you are putting up a website. How about putting everyones ranking on there side by side to compare people's opinions easily?

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120526/15/4fc15ce2e1fe7_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121207/22/50c2e466e688a_m.jpg

Starting rank:
Obviously, since you're the first to post, you get #1! How long can you stay at number 1 though?...

Dec 08 12 02:57 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Axioma wrote:
Ohmylord, the "Ultimate" one - how can one walk away from this!
Do it big_smile!

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110221/00/4d621c4fe8da8_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/11/508981ce6be1f_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#1 - but again, how long will that last?!

Dec 08 12 03:02 pm Link

Photographer

gmillerimages

Posts: 10

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Ok, Go for it!!

Dec 08 12 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Bear wrote:
Okie

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120926/14/50637a9863a18_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121208/13/50c3af8e8a309_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#2 ... but will it last?

Dec 08 12 03:06 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Ben Hinman wrote:
Interesting. Pray tell, how would you rank these famous artists from history?
Van Gogh
Pablo Picasso
Manet
Monet
Andy Warhol
Rene Magritte
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Leonardo DaVinci
Donald Judd

Not from 1 to 10, i presume. wink

They'd have to have MM portfolios and post in this thread to find out...
Did you want to be ranked? Leaving you off for now.

Dec 08 12 03:07 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10322

Santa Ana, California, US

Ok - see if I can make last place on two threads.

Dec 08 12 03:09 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Samantha Emme wrote:
I'm in. Sounds pretty interesting....and scary!

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110629/22/4e0c064defedd_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121123/11/50afd0cd6e936_m.jpg

Starting rank:
For now, you take over the #2 spot

Dec 08 12 03:11 pm Link

Photographer

jesse paulk

Posts: 3712

Phoenix, Arizona, US

alrighty

will things be changeable if portfolios change? :p

Dec 08 12 03:12 pm Link

Model

E e v a

Posts: 1724

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Sendu wrote:
Starting rank:
For now, you take over the #2 spot

Remind me to delete that picture after this hahha ;D
Thank you!

Dec 08 12 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4344

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Okay then.

Dec 08 12 03:14 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

gmillerimages wrote:
Ok, Go for it!!

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121013/07/5079743b18745_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121123/16/50b0165921429_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#5

Dec 08 12 03:17 pm Link

Photographer

MikeyBoy

Posts: 633

Milltown, Wisconsin, US

....Hit me up Sparky ! smile

Dec 08 12 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

MacLeod Designs

Posts: 3309

Mooresville, North Carolina, US

sure why not

Dec 08 12 03:19 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

John Allan wrote:
Ok - see if I can make last place on two threads.

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100905/17/4c843b9a7df91_m.jpg
(sadly your real best is 18+ by a slight nipple slip)

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/21/4fe2a9f5ac2bc_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#3 (and while your ranking might drop, you won't end up last...)

Dec 08 12 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

JIOPIX

Posts: 1183

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm curious.

Dec 08 12 03:26 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

jesse paulk wrote:
alrighty

will things be changeable if portfolios change? :p

No, to keep the ranking and scores consistent, I can't allow entries to be removed. If someone deletes a photo I chose from their portfolio, my link to it will 404, but that entry will stay in the rankings, and I'll continue to compare new entries to it (I keep a private copy of the full-size).

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110706/15/4e14e6f0d20a4_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110706/16/4e14eea05fabc_m.jpg

Starting rank:
Straight in at #1!

Dec 08 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Okay then.

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121003/15/506cbb0d3188e_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121003/15/506cba8c30561_m.jpg

Starting rank:
A surprise (for me) #2!

Dec 08 12 03:35 pm Link

Model

Caitlin Michele

Posts: 56

Morristown, New Jersey, US

Hit me

Dec 08 12 03:36 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

MikeyBoy wrote:
....Hit me up Sparky ! smile

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111215/19/4eeabb292bd5b_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100120/21/4b57e9c65c8e4_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#6

Dec 08 12 03:41 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10322

Santa Ana, California, US

Sendu wrote:
Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100905/17/4c843b9a7df91_m.jpg
(sadly your real best is 18+ by a slight nipple slip)

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/21/4fe2a9f5ac2bc_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#3 (and while your ranking might drop, you won't end up last...)

Argh - my own fault - I've known I should ditch that 2nd image hiding at the bottom of my portfolio for awhile now.

--> EDIT: Can I get rid of it on a technicality?? If you look closely there is a bare breast with nipple showing.

Dec 08 12 03:44 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

MacLeod Designs wrote:
sure why not

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100708/12/4c362a3a2200b_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101113/17/4cdf378676ca7_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#4

Dec 08 12 03:47 pm Link

Model

Maruschke

Posts: 543

Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

I''ll play smile

Dec 08 12 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

JIOPIX wrote:
I'm curious.

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/03/508919902fd4f_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120701/15/4ff0d1935331a_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#6

Dec 08 12 03:54 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Caitlin Michele wrote:
Hit me

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/07/506467ee13160_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121108/06/509bc3a4678c8_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#6

Dec 08 12 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

Sendu

Posts: 3502

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

John Allan wrote:
EDIT: Can I get rid of it on a technicality?? If you look closely there is a bare breast with nipple showing.

Sorry, as I explained to jesse paulk above, I can't change the entries once chosen.

Dec 08 12 04:08 pm Link

Model

Lela Jesse

Posts: 1148

Arcata, California, US

I'll gladly participate! Thank you!

Dec 08 12 04:14 pm Link

Photographer

Pinup Fantasies

Posts: 1159

HIXSON, Tennessee, US

Please, this sounds almost scientific.

Dec 08 12 04:16 pm Link

Photographer

Tonic Dog Studios

Posts: 12527

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Hmm.

Dec 08 12 05:28 pm Link

Model

Lorayne York

Posts: 2120

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

is it open to nude models?

Dec 08 12 05:40 pm Link

Model

Meghan Devlin

Posts: 683

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I would like to be involved!

Dec 08 12 06:03 pm Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

big_smile

Dec 08 12 06:36 pm Link

Photographer

Art Of Imaging

Posts: 13101

Brooklyn, New York, US

ill play big_smile

Dec 08 12 06:48 pm Link

Photographer

You Were Hotter Online

Posts: 63

New York, New York, US

ill play too!

Dec 08 12 06:48 pm Link