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Model

An Italian

Posts: 96

Boston, Massachusetts, US

How usable is this image, given what I have in my portfolio currently? Is it lacking in quality, or could it add something to my port? Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to critique it.


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31086114

Dec 26 12 11:44 am Link

Photographer

Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3075

Lodi, California, US

I couldn't see the image sad

Dec 26 12 11:57 am Link

Model

An Italian

Posts: 96

Boston, Massachusetts, US

My bad. I'll try to link it in.

Edit: Original Link Changed.

Dec 26 12 11:59 am Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8822

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/11/50db52a04d336_m.jpg

Of the images you have in your portfolio I would be more likely to hire you off this then the others as they look like artist renderings [This is more real and believable]

Dec 26 12 12:26 pm Link

Model

An Italian

Posts: 96

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Lee_Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/11/50db52a04d336_m.jpg

Of the images you have in your portfolio I would be more likely to hire you off this then the others as they look like artist renderings [This is more real and believable]

Thanks a bunch, I'll keep it in there then. And thanks for actually giving a critique. 20 people look at a photo and you both were kind enough to respond, thanks so much.

Dec 26 12 04:34 pm Link

Photographer

KMP

Posts: 4822

Houston, Texas, US

I think ANY other photo you have is better than this one.
The blacks are filled in. Possibly an issue with exposure or post processing. I'm not sure which,  but the image, in my opinion is technically terrible.  You almost blend into the background.

The comment about your other images having an almost "illustrated" look is true. However,  I think your current avatar is fine. It's much more likely to get you work than the B&W you posted.

Personally, I would not use it.

Dec 26 12 04:49 pm Link

Photographer

Keith S Photography

Posts: 787

Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, US

Don't waste time analyzing one picture, use that time to find better photographers. Don't let me catch you coming back to this thread! Go ... shooo

Dec 27 12 12:47 am Link