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Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Kendra from Canada wrote:

Thanks, my Avi is from my first ever Commercial shoot and I'm just giving it exposure!!  Haha, I change my Avi every few days!
thx

thank for the info Kendra from Canada. Best of luck to you with your modeling career, and your eyes are amazing!

Jul 27 12 09:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kayleigh Kay
Posts: 458
Chicago, Illinois, US


Does mine?
Jul 27 12 09:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kristen Rice
Posts: 19
Chicago, Illinois, US


What about my avatar?  I've just added some new images to my port and wasn't sure which to use as my eye-catcher.  Did I fail miserably or would you take a peek around?
Jul 27 12 09:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Kayleigh K wrote:
Does mine?

probably not

Jul 27 12 09:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Kristen Rice wrote:
What about my avatar?  I've just added some new images to my port and wasn't sure which to use as my eye-catcher.  Did I fail miserably or would you take a peek around?

Your present avatar? Well.......no. You do have some shots in your port that would get my attention however. This is one of them:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26708308

Jul 27 12 09:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kristen Rice
Posts: 19
Chicago, Illinois, US


Thanks for the feedback!  I really appreciate it!  smile  (That is a pretty popular shot...)
Jul 27 12 09:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Light and Lens Studio
Posts: 1,334
Sisters, Oregon, US


Yes, please.
Jul 27 12 10:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Light and Lens Studio wrote:
Yes, please.

Um.....maybe..........her eyes intrigue me. Without the pop of her eyes I would say no

Jul 27 12 10:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Pretty Deadly Stylz
Posts: 559
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I'm not sure, currently I have a more seasonal summer image posted. Thought it might be nice, instead of dark and moody, which is also good, just not as summer to me.
Jul 27 12 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Angel Marie
Posts: 2
Sacramento, California, US


Okay, So I am just starting to get a portfolio together and I need peoples opinions about my photos. please be honest smile
Jul 27 12 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
somethingproductions
Posts: 82
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


maybe? only you would know wink
Jul 27 12 10:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Pretty Deadly Stylz wrote:
I'm not sure, currently I have a more seasonal summer image posted. Thought it might be nice, instead of dark and moody, which is also good, just not as summer to me.

If you used one the the bottom shots on your present avatar.....like the one on the left is best, then I would say yes. Collages IMO don't work too well as avatar's because a person has to look too long to figure out what is going on. If I have to look longer than .5 seconds, then I am moving on

Jul 27 12 10:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Angelika Marie wrote:
Okay, So I am just starting to get a portfolio together and I need peoples opinions about my photos. please be honest smile

Your present avatar.....not really. But it shows you have some nice curves and legs. I like this a bit better:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#29330437

Get some shots that show a bit of color. Or it you go B/W make sure your best features are highlighted. And smile a bit more. You have a good smile.....us it, as right now it looks like you are always mad and depressed. Or depressed and mad.....take your pick.

Jul 27 12 10:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


somethingproductions wrote:
maybe? only you would know wink

I like the creativity. If I had time then I would click and see. If I was in a hurry then no

Jul 27 12 10:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Virginia Ann
Posts: 53
Eastland, Texas, US


I wanna play
Jul 27 12 11:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
rosemerry
Posts: 59
Glendale, California, US


I would like to know , thanks
Jul 28 12 01:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Oscar Partida
Posts: 730
Palm Springs, California, US


me
Jul 28 12 01:33 am  Link  Quote 
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punkuate
Posts: 1,558
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


I'm in!
Jul 28 12 01:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Leila Aly
Posts: 139
Exton, Pennsylvania, US


I hope so.
Jul 28 12 03:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Model Starr Photography
Posts: 527
Madison, Alabama, US


Peach Jones wrote:

100% yes!

WOW! Thank you!

Jul 28 12 04:40 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jessica Yoga
Posts: 17
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


Would love some professional advise. Thank you
Jul 28 12 04:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Martin St James
Posts: 565
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Yup
smile
Jul 28 12 05:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Neil Snape
Posts: 9,456
Paris, Île-de-France, France


My current avi?
Jul 28 12 05:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Raw and the cooked
Posts: 956
London, England, United Kingdom


Consider mine?
Jul 28 12 05:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Black Stallion Photos
Posts: 423
Amsterdam, New York, US


I wonder...
Jul 28 12 05:51 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Veronika Vitkina
Posts: 238
Brooklyn, New York, US


What do you think of mine?
Jul 28 12 06:34 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
__V__
Posts: 108
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Look at mine please. I have not changed it in several weeks.
Jul 28 12 06:44 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jacob Chandler
Posts: 11
Chicago Heights, Illinois, US


It does, but it's playing on the fence.
Jul 28 12 06:48 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Maria Susanti
Posts: 540
Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, Indonesia


Peach Jones wrote:

Maria, you look like a little toy doll in your avatar. The answer is no

omg haha, i'll take that as a compliment bcause you mention 'doll' in it
thankyouu =]

Jul 28 12 07:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LookattheBirdie
Posts: 15
Austin, Texas, US


try mine?
Jul 28 12 07:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
OmnyRa
Posts: 1,029
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Moi?
Jul 28 12 07:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Virginia Ann wrote:
I wanna play

can't really see you......no

Jul 28 12 07:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


rosemerry wrote:
I would like to know , thanks

nice and bold......yes

Jul 28 12 07:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Oscar Partida wrote:
me

depends on how much time I have......maybe  50/50

Jul 28 12 07:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


punkuate wrote:
I'm in!

no

Jul 28 12 07:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Byron Chua
Posts: 231
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines


smile
Jul 28 12 07:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Leila Aly wrote:
I hope so.

I'm a sucker for gorgeous and exotic eyes.......yes

Jul 28 12 07:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Merry
Posts: 1,652
London, England, United Kingdom


Let me know if you're still going! :B
Jul 28 12 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


Jessica Yoga wrote:
Would love some professional advise. Thank you

Well, I will tell you what I think. That is pretty much all I can do, and you can choose what to do with what I tell you.

I have avatars that will catch my eye when I post on another person's photo, thread or even on the main page, some avatar's will catch my eye. What makes those Avatar's stand out? Here is a short list:

1. bigger is usually better. Far away photos don't work on a small avatar. They have to grab my attention in about 1/4 of a second at most, and if my eye/brain has to figure out the avatar photo because you are too small in it or it is too busy, then it will not catch my eye

2. Colors.....bright colors catch my eye better. White (not so much a color but you get the idea) and red do the job the best. If you do a B/W then make sure that it really pops me in the face and says "HEY!! Look at me!!"  That is why I use the avatar that I use. It stands out. If the photos was smaller, it would not stand out. Do you agree?

3. Photos with curves and lines work very well. I will quantify this up front by saying I am a huge heterosexual. Just the way I am. We all have things about the opposite sex that really catch our attention. Look at the previous comments I have made......especially the ones that say "100% yes". There is something in the photo that sets the female apart.......legs, curves, behind, eyes, ........those catch my eye alot. And if you can highlight them, then I will more likely look at your port.......and maybe even list  or want to work with you if even possible.

4. Males. As I said before, I am a heterosexual. So you are already at a disadvantage if you are a male model. However, I will look more if you have a very creative avatar (because I like creativity no matter what your sex is), and I also enjoy beauty. Beauty can be male or female, but once again I inherently believe that females have more inherent beauty. Just the way I am.

OK, now to your avatar. I do like your avatar. But if I was quickly scanning a page, yours would not stand out. Once again, all this is my opinion, and someone else may give you a different opinion. So value this as much as you choose. It is B/W and doesn't hit me in the face and say "look at me". In order to do that you are going to need a serious flexibility shot as your avatar and I don't see one of those in your port as of now. These are the ones I think would perhaps make me want to see more of your work if I saw one of these as your avatar:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#28866637
the skin glow from the perfect sun, your slightly exotic lips and some cleavage make me want to see more. It is very very beautiful, and reflects your true beauty perfectly

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#11908135
your leanness if really evident in this shot! The brightness of your shirt and chair along with the black contrast come very close to slapping me in the face and wanting me to see more. The only problem is you would perhaps be too small in the avatar, so you would need to crop the photo to show you more/better

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 0#12431150
your eyes, love your eyes (remember what I am a sucker for.......)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#11741919
Did I mention your eyes? Yes, them again and your coy little smile that will get anyone's heart racing.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 4#11741934
I don't think this is a great shot for an avatar because the composition and lighting are not good. But it shows you have some great legs......duh!! use them, they can be a fabulous selling point for you.

OK, I hope I haven't wore you out. You have done some great work and I very much respect your fitness ability. Let me know if you have any more questions that you want an essay on  ;-)

Jul 28 12 08:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Peach Jones
Posts: 6,228
Champaign, Illinois, US


OmnyRa wrote:
Moi?

oui

Jul 28 12 08:26 am  Link  Quote 
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