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Photographer

TMA Photo and Retouch

Posts: 728

New York, New York, US

Im sure my port has way too many images in it.  I think im due for an outside critique.

Ive been thinking in the last few weeks of deleting some images and cleaning house to create an even stronger portfolio.  Some of my stuff may even be redundant.  I may be Ok at creating images...but even my wife says I need work at throwing stuff away. LOL. 

What do you think?  Is there a type or a kind of image that I can delete?  Do several images stand out for deletion or annoy you?  Ive heard fewer is better...but ive never tried it yet.

I do Photography... and Retouching... and Image Compositing... so there are examples of each that I should keep.

Thank you very much for your time and your opinions.

Jul 14 13 08:31 pm Link

Photographer

L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8791

Seattle, Washington, US

i would remove this one:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091028/09/4ae86c1e38c1a_m.jpg

it seems uninspired. and it's just not up to par with your other work.

Jul 15 13 03:04 pm Link

Photographer

Solas

Posts: 9537

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30747796

This one really stands out for me, to remove, because it looks like a passing street photo and not a beauty-related headshot compared to the rest of your portfolio

The borders around the images are very dated and look really tacky, lose them and the text. There's no need for it. Free the frames and let the images do the talking alone.

Rather than having the gold plaque advertisements consider separate folders.

Or ...different accounts marketed differently. One as a retoucher, one as a photographer.

Jul 15 13 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3943

Lansing, Michigan, US

Images with HUGE logos... not good.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130618/14/51c0d73207b64_m.jpg

Just my opinion.

Jul 15 13 10:08 pm Link