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Forums > Model Colloquy > Models: Use Colour Image On Profile

Model

rachel nicole

Posts: 20

Dubuque, Iowa, US

Caroline Madison wrote:
'I'm not sure a photographer with a picture of a camera as his own avatar shoud be lecturing models on their avatars.'

+1




If you want to photograph a model, not sure only one single picture is relevant. You need to browse her portfolio just like I would look at a photographer's whole work. It makes sense.

Your B&W image is stellar!!! So good.

Jan 31 13 11:22 pm Link

Model

--Ishtar--

Posts: 1254

Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:

Now all we need is a model doing a post in the photography forum on how they will not do a shoot with anyone photographer with a camera for a aviator.
I double dare any model too do that.

Actually, if I saw the OP with his camera for an aviator, I'd be laughing my head off. Sorry, couldn't resist big_smile

Apr 02 13 12:45 pm Link

Model

Danielle Reid

Posts: 4383

Little Rock, Arkansas, US

Apr 02 13 12:57 pm Link

Model

LeighN

Posts: 224

Frederick, Maryland, US

and then god gave photographers photoshop.....

and then go gave humans spray on tan....

but apparently he forgot to give MM the option to search for tan skin...it must be hard just trolling the browse category based on ONE picture for a model...

That's like ripping a page out of a book and then expecting you'll read it and you'll get the whole story

everything everyone else has posted above me +1

Apr 02 13 01:02 pm Link

Model

Rachel-Elise

Posts: 1650

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

EMILY  C wrote:
As an aside, a model could have a portfolio full of in-color shots, and still have none of those accurately represent her "true" skin color due to lighting, make-up, post work, etc.

Just one look at my portfolio proves this. I have at least three "different" hair colors in my port--all courtesy of different types of lighting! wink

Apr 02 13 02:51 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10323

Santa Ana, California, US

Kent Art Photography wrote:
I'm not sure a photographer with a picture of a camera as his own avatar shoud be lecturing models on their avatars.

An avatar is a shop window, it has to grab the viewer's attention and encourage the viewer to click through to the portfolio.  An avatar which shows skin colour might not be an attention grabber.

The OP wasn't asking for an UNSOLICITED CRITIQUE of his profile/avatar.

Apr 02 13 02:58 pm Link

Model

JessieLeigh

Posts: 2048

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

--Ishtar-- wrote:
Actually, if I saw the OP with his camera for an aviator, I'd be laughing my head off. Sorry, couldn't resist big_smile

You revived a dead thread to post this?

Apr 02 13 02:59 pm Link

Photographer

photo212grapher

Posts: 1550

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

LeighN wrote:
--snip--
but apparently he forgot to give MM the option to search for tan skin...it must be hard just trolling the browse category based on ONE picture for a model...
--snip--

MM Browse:

Model...

Skin color:
Any
Brown
Olive
Other
Tanned 

Apr 02 13 05:06 pm Link

Photographer

JOEL McDONALD

Posts: 608

Portland, Oregon, US

Just a quick message to Photographers...

... who should use an excellent model shot as their profile's main image (avatar) because it allows the MODEL to see the caliber of the photographer without viewing the whole portfolio. Thanks.

hint, hint ...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/avatars/1/0/7/8/1/6/4/4ee3c9d14328a_t.jpg
Photographer
Jim McSmith
Posts: 399
Aldershot, England, United Kingdom

Apr 02 13 05:52 pm Link

Model

LeighN

Posts: 224

Frederick, Maryland, US

212...I can't argue with that lol I didn't even know that was an option...then again I never search for llamas.

Regardless just looking at the avi is silly...and then coming here and telling llamas what avi is convenient for him is insulting when his avi isn't even a picture that would sell his photography in the least bit..

Apr 02 13 07:04 pm Link

Model

Danielle Hieronimi

Posts: 238

Chicago, Illinois, US

Kent Art Photography wrote:
I'm not sure a photographer with a picture of a camera as his own avatar shoud be lecturing models on their avatars.

An avatar is a shop window, it has to grab the viewer's attention and encourage the viewer to click through to the portfolio.  An avatar which shows skin colour might not be an attention grabber.

+1

Apr 02 13 07:11 pm Link

Photographer

Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

Jojo West wrote:

Oh there's also a new one that says models should take make-up classes so he doesn't have to hire an MUA.

I want to start one that says models should also learn to cook and clean so they can clean up before we shoot and have dinner done for when we finish.

Of course they must also do the dishes.

I do hate doing the dishes.

Apr 02 13 07:14 pm Link

Photographer

Revenge Photography

Posts: 1830

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jim McSmith wrote:
Many photographers don't shoot black and white. When searching profiles I look for tanned models but if the avatar is in b/w I then need to view the whole portfolio which wastes time and slows down the search process.

Models tend to be inconsiderate like that. I agree they shouldn't use the best shot they have as their avi. They should choose the one that makes your model selection easier.

Apr 02 13 07:24 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Lord people corrected the OP when this necro thread was stated let it die.  Hell even the Walking Dead has had its season finally...

Apr 02 13 07:24 pm Link

Photographer

Revenge Photography

Posts: 1830

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

LeighN wrote:
212...I can't argue with that lol I didn't even know that was an option...then again I never search for models.

Regardless just looking at the avi is silly...and then coming here and telling models what avi is convenient for him is insulting when his avi isn't even a picture that would sell his photography in the least bit..

That's a bit harsh don't you think?

Surely there are a few models on here looking for updated photo's of their camera.

Apr 02 13 07:26 pm Link

Photographer

photo212grapher

Posts: 1550

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

LeighN wrote:
212...I can't argue with that lol I didn't even know that was an option...then again I never search for models.

Regardless just looking at the avi is silly...and then coming here and telling models what avi is convenient for him is insulting when his avi isn't even a picture that would sell his photography in the least bit..

Lots of "hidden" features that not everyone has found. I wonder how many models actually make seasonal adjustments to the "tanned" setting? I know a few who write it into their profile. Same goes for "hair color" - those that change often need to alert people their current color.

Totally agree with you on selection by an avatar is silly. The total portfolio including the profile words are important in selecting someone to work with here.

Apr 03 13 07:56 am Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Jim McSmith wrote:
Just a quick message to models to say they should use a colour shot on their profile main image because it allows the photographer to see the skin colour without viewing the whole portfolio. Thanks.

That BIG lens in your avatar is very impressive.  wink

Apr 03 13 08:00 am Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

This thread made me LOL

So basically the OP likes fake boobs and tanned women....says alot about him.


But hey, if thats your cup of tea, fair enough...but to preach...well thats another thing.


I vote that all Models should now have a B&W avatar, just to piss the OP off.

Apr 03 13 09:29 am Link

Model

LeighN

Posts: 224

Frederick, Maryland, US

Adam J Caldwell wrote:
This thread made me LOL

So basically the OP likes fake boobs and tanned women....says alot about him.


But hey, if thats your cup of tea, fair enough...but to preach...well thats another thing.


I vote that all Models should now have a B&W avatar, just to piss the OP off.

lol im with you on this idea...and one step ahead hahah

Apr 03 13 09:34 am Link

Photographer

Jim McSmith

Posts: 762

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thanks for reviving this thread. I now see a lot more models using a colour avatar instead of monochrome and this is aiding me no end in my search for tanned models. Thanks to those who made the effort to change.

Apr 03 13 01:58 pm Link

Model

LeighN

Posts: 224

Frederick, Maryland, US

Jim McSmith wrote:
Thanks for reviving this thread. I now see a lot more models using a colour avatar instead of monochrome and this is aiding me no end in my search for tanned models. Thanks to those who made the effort to change.

lol I'm sure it has lmao

My suggestion to you is find a better avi picture considering I only now work with photogs that have a good color photo of their work as their avi...I decided your method MUST be best...

Apr 03 13 04:10 pm Link

Photographer

Jim McSmith

Posts: 762

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

LeighN wrote:

lol I'm sure it has lmao

My suggestion to you is find a better avi picture considering I only now work with photogs that have a good color photo of their work as their avi...I decided your method MUST be best...

Glad you've seen the light and using my method. However, when I'm paying then I set the terms, so you see, there really isn't a need for me to change my avatar.

Apr 03 13 04:40 pm Link

Model

Olga Matviyenkoski

Posts: 2

WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, US

Jim McSmith wrote:
Just a quick message to llamas to say they should use a colour shot on their profile main image because it allows the photographer to see the skin colour without viewing the whole portfolio. Thanks.

This is racist against pale people and Eastern Europeans

Apr 03 13 05:16 pm Link

Model

druidess

Posts: 53

Houston, Texas, US

Jim McSmith wrote:

Glad you've seen the light and using my method. However, when I'm paying then I set the terms, so you see, there really isn't a need for me to change my avatar.

LET THE MAN HAVE A CAMERA IN HIS AVI THEN...if he thinks thats the best move then so be it.

however, I personally would never choose to view more photos of someone with a weird avi like that.

Apr 03 13 05:18 pm Link

Model

druidess

Posts: 53

Houston, Texas, US

Olga Matviyenkoski wrote:
This is racist against pale people and Eastern Europeans

HAHAHHA love it. im pale, and totally okay with it.

Apr 03 13 05:19 pm Link

Model

Olga Matviyenkoski

Posts: 2

WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, US

Jim McSmith wrote:

Glad you've seen the light and using my method. However, when I'm paying then I set the terms, so you see, there really isn't a need for me to change my avatar.

Apparently we don't see the light because we aren't tan enough ...tread carefully about criticizing pale people -vampires are out there somewhere

Apr 03 13 05:23 pm Link

Photographer

Lora Weaver

Posts: 3541

Alexandria, Virginia, US

I hope people think I'm as fun as the OP.

Apr 03 13 05:30 pm Link

Photographer

Jim McSmith

Posts: 762

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Olga Matviyenkoski wrote:

Apparently we don't see the light because we aren't tan enough ...tread carefully about criticizing pale people -vampires are out there somewhere

What's the big deal? You can go and get a tan using sunbeds or a spray tan.

Apr 03 13 05:56 pm Link

Model

Seneca Thompson

Posts: 55

Anaheim, California, US

I like my B&W avatar:P

But then again I'm pale so I don't care about my skin looking tan.

Apr 03 13 06:02 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Its a wonder top agencies book any clients; they have been using B&W headshots on the boards for 20+ years...

Apr 03 13 06:05 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10323

Santa Ana, California, US

Yep, that's my new criteria for models - a good tan - Yep hit'n the big time.

Apr 03 13 06:10 pm Link

Model

LeighN

Posts: 224

Frederick, Maryland, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
Its a wonder top agencies book any clients; they have been using B&W headshots on the boards for 20+ years...

+1 I know and their photographers' avis probably have actual pictures of their work...it's the 8th world wonder

Apr 03 13 06:58 pm Link

Model

Bunny Bombshell

Posts: 11752

Huntington, West Virginia, US

Loool, I remember this thread! Still hilarious

Apr 03 13 09:33 pm Link

Photographer

Darren Brade

Posts: 2831

London, England, United Kingdom

Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:

It's all the messaging that slows it down for me. When is this site going to add a shopping cart to put the models in when you want to order one?

Mbay?  Where we can bid for models? Some also could have "Shoot me now"  buttons.

Apr 04 13 04:10 pm Link

Photographer

Adrian Carmody

Posts: 202

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dear Models,

Please continue to use the image that best defines your style, and your personal taste when setting your avatar. It helps give us an instant feel of what images you are drawn to. Understand that we will also look at other shots in your portfolio before making a decision

Thanks
From every other Photographer

Apr 04 13 04:20 pm Link

Photographer

Darren Brade

Posts: 2831

London, England, United Kingdom

Jojo West wrote:

Oh there's also a new one that says models should take make-up classes so he doesn't have to hire an MUA.

Is there going to one where all models must help the tog push the shutter?

Apr 04 13 04:25 pm Link

Photographer

Darren Brade

Posts: 2831

London, England, United Kingdom

Dear models,  I insist you start using colour for your avatars this instant.

The colours,  black and/or white.

By order of The Management

Apr 04 13 04:26 pm Link

Model

Paige Morgan

Posts: 4058

New York, New York, US

Kent Art Photography wrote:
I'm not sure a photographer with a picture of a camera as his own avatar shoud be lecturing models on their avatars.

An avatar is a shop window, it has to grab the viewer's attention and encourage the viewer to click through to the portfolio.  An avatar which shows skin colour might not be an attention grabber.

/thread

Apr 04 13 04:27 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8381

Olney, Maryland, US

Adam J Caldwell wrote:
This thread made me LOL

So basically the OP likes fake boobs and tanned women....says alot about him.


But hey, if thats your cup of tea, fair enough...but to preach...well thats another thing.


I vote that all Models should now have a B&W avatar, just to piss the OP off.

fake boobs and tanned women.... and BIG lenses

Apr 04 13 04:32 pm Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7248

New York, New York, US

Keep the threads coming Jim....great for laughs!

Apr 04 13 04:43 pm Link