I've started having a proper go at Modelling for about the last 4 weeks?
I've had various Shoots and feel that I'm learning with each one (Practice makes perfect ay? lol.)
I know I'm not everyone's taste on here but if you have constructive criticism and tips for a Beginner, that is very welcome :-).
I'm also unsure what a good Avatar would be, tips for this also?
Apr 22 13 11:02 am Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
I would recommend a good high quality headshot for your avatar
This I would call a distracting background, would rather look just at you not the microwave
Would also suggest 1 or at most 2 photos per shoot / look
Wish you well
For avatar in a photographer’s case it is not as critical whether it is a full body or head shot, but for a model, a color headshot of quality will grab attention, which is why most performers have headshots to get fast attention
Apr 22 13 11:13 am Link
Thanks for the advice ^ - ^. I've cut out the Microwave now (Obvious I'm a noob lol).
Deleting photos will take me longer, I always find it hard to choose the best pics :-S.
Would you recommend a head shot over a body shot as an Avatar?
Further Critique by all is still welcome also :-).
Apr 22 13 11:58 am Link
Colchester, Connecticut, US
full shots would be better for an avatar IMO I like the one you have now! It grabbed my attention right away. I'm sad that you live so far away, I would have shot you a message in a milisecond!
Apr 23 13 05:22 pm Link
Beckley, West Virginia, US
Full body for avatar is best for getting attention.
Apr 23 13 06:47 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
My advice is figure out which few photos are your absolute best and measure all the others to the same standard if it doesn't meet it, ditch it. Quality over quantity.
Apr 23 13 08:43 pm Link
New York, New York, US
Ditch the folders - keep two of each and that should narrow it down.
I like this!!
Ditch the Heroine folder, ditch the lip tatoo folder, ditch the horror folder too...ditch the pretty in blue, ditch the misc fashion folder too...with all photos too. That should be enough for you to narrow it down to your best and keep shooting. Those folders contain amateur shots in my opinion and don't help you at all.........
Apr 23 13 08:51 pm Link
Marin Photography wrote:
I've now deleted all of them folders lol.
Apr 24 13 12:05 pm Link
Seattle, Washington, US
I like this as an avatar
You definitely only want one image from each session. The more of them there are devalues each image. Think scarcity.
Quality is always better than quantity - you are only as good as your worst photo.
Don't be afraid to hurt people's feelings either, like you said as you get better, delete the old stuff.
Apr 24 13 01:57 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
the wedding dress caught my eye. It looks more like a whimsical take on the modern wedding? If that was the intent ok, If it wasn't I would have expected something more alternative.
*imagine what could have been done with some fun digital artistry.
Apr 24 13 02:01 pm Link
These are actually pictures taken from my own Wedding, I love the style of them and I was going for a whimsical feel ^ - ^.
Apr 24 13 02:06 pm Link
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
You have a lovely figure and face, and your portfolio is above average for a lot of new models on this site, so you are off to a great start
I would advise practicing your posing and expressions, and studying some makeup tutorials - you never know when they will come in handy.
And because you are an alt model, something extra - don't fall into the trap a lot of new alt girls do. Don't do the same ideas that everyone else has. They might look cool, but they don't look cool to the photographers who have already seen them a hundred times. Don't pigeonhole yourself in alt, because versatility is the only thing that will keep you afloat in a very tough market. Shoot some beauty, invest in some good quality wigs to add to your looks. If you are comfortable with lingerie shoot that, as tattooed alt girls have the highest earning potential in glamour alt - plus it will get you noticed. Also, network like crazy! Meet and be nice to as many industry folk as you can, especially other alt models. You never know who already s knows the people you want to know
Apr 24 13 02:09 pm Link
Alivia Autumn wrote:
Thanks, I'm still trying to cut down but I'm being very indecisive lol. I've got more Photos on their way, so hopefully they'll help me compare and cut down more :-).
Apr 24 13 02:11 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Allthoe I really like the red hair with the wedding dress I would have loved to see another background.. I understand these were real wedding pictures. If you still have the dress I would shoot in it again as it looks very lovely on you and shows another softer side to your work.. Till then I would still keep both of them.
LOVE the shoot with the blue dress in the woods but you could delete a few..
Your main pic with the black top and pants is a true keeper! Very Kat Von D inspired!
But I would do like others stated and delete allot of the other pictures..
Apr 24 13 02:17 pm Link
Seattle, Washington, US
Sarah Stitches wrote:
keep first 2 images in row 1
Apr 24 13 02:19 pm Link
Thanks Evie :-D,
Apr 24 13 02:24 pm Link
Salem, Oregon, US
Yeah, I agree with what some of the others have said. I think you have a fantastic look, and you are gorgeous, but I would say keep working on your poses and expressions.
I see repetition in your modeling, and I think the hallmark of an alt model should be creative poses. Learn to create angles and work your curves.
Too bad you live on the other side of the pond. I would definitely work with you.
Apr 24 13 04:11 pm Link