As they say, your port is as good as your worst image. Let me help you get rid of it. This is a gentle, constructive criticism that will highlight your strong points as well. Consider your portfolio your art gallery with limited space where you want to show only your very best work. A portfolio in general should show less than 50 images. A common mistake is for a VIP member to show 200 images just because he/she can.
LESS IS MORE - One of the easiest way to bring your portfolio to the next level is to delete your weaker images. Post only your star images. Don’t let your viewer play treasure hunt by having to sort through volumes of marginal images to find your gems.
Prior to responding, I will carefully review your port AND your profile, as my intent is to provide thoughtful, constructive criticism. Your port will be evaluated based on the following consideration:
Rule  AVOID VARIANT IMAGES
Posting multiple similar images from the same scene is the most common problem of poorly constructed ports. Decide which one you like and stick to it. Don't let the viewer chose for you because he will judge you by the worst one.
Rule  DELETE IMAGES WITH POOR POSE OR EXPRESSION
Too many images are ruined by uninteresting expression or contrived pose.
♦ Get rid of images where you are just smiling with no unique concept behind
♦ Delete poses where it looks obvious it is a contrived pose
Rule  AVOID COLLAGES AND COMPOSITES
These are usually detriment to your port for couple of reasons. Like your port, your collage will be judged by its worst image, not by its best. Furthermore, the thumbnail of the composite does not show enough detail to invite a visitor in. An exception in using collage would be for a retouch artist or MUA to show before and after effect.
Rule  LISTEN TO YOUR AUDIENCE
Get rid of images that have been sitting there for months having received only one or two comments. Actually it is neither the number of comments nor the number of image views that counts. Rather, what really matters is what I call "view-to-comment ratio". For example if you got 10 comments but it was viewed over 1,000 times this is a 100 to 1 ratio, a hint the image is marginal. The lower the ratio, the better is the image. A score below 20 I consider quite good.
Rule  AVOID THESE THEMES
♦ Cliche themes like Railroad scenes, Images with Guitar, Car, or Caution tape is a sign that the artist is not an original thinker
♦ Blood, gory stuff are negative themes. You want a viewer to walk away with a good feeling not disgust
♦ Overcrowding your port with large boobs hints that you have a one-track mind
♦ Open crotch photos. They definitely devalue your port
Rule  AVOID OVER-POSTING IMAGES OF THE SAME MODEL
It is YOUR port, not your model's. Show some diversity. If you are an inexperienced photographer just starting out it may be a challenge to find models willing to work on TFCD basis. Invest in your hobby and hire an experienced model or two.
Rule  MALE MODELS AVOID
♦ Baring your chest. Unless you have an amazing physique, you have no chance of competing against the multitude of hulks lurking on MM
♦ Underwear shots, all male genital shots
Please READ CAREFULLY the above guidelines and try to update your port accordingly, as best as you can, prior to seeking my help. When you are ready, be specific as to what are your concerns and in what areas you think you need most help. Be thoughtful in your inquiry as I will be thoughtful in my answers.
Once your review is posted, I encourage your comments, whether you agree or not. The readers would like to know your thoughts.
While I see creative composition throughout your port using nice soft light, you've got too many images in your port. For example I would delete this one: While Gabrielle8 and Lauren Amante are two pretty girls, they are just posing for the camera. You have a better image of them laying downd in the grass.
I do love some of the poses and light in your indoor work. Keep it up!
Drew Smith Photography wrote: DO IT (to be read in the voice of Arnold Schwarzeneggar).
Get rid of the first two B&W images of the first row. While Laura is gorgeous, and you have done a great job capturing her in a natural setting with some great light, you are showing three similar photos of her. Make up your mind and decide which you like, and dont confuse the viewer. Her third image is the best, so keep it.
Chainmaille Treasures wrote: I'll play. though i hope i have some good ones that you can find a worst shot.
I am not sure MM is the best forum to advertise your product, and I am here to critique the art and creativity of photos as opposed to have input on marketing. Having said that I would delete all images except keep 4. To me the images all look similar, and so does the jewelery. The model is attractive, but lacking appealing expression. In your future photos you should make point to have the image sharply focused. Good luck in your business.
Firstly I see you have registerd 5990 forum posts, meaning you are spending too much time here in the forums. You should be spending more time doing photography. I love the color in some of your images.
Get rid of this one.
You already showed this guy's hairdo in the previous image, so why show his limp body too ?
I propose getting rid of two images. Here your expression is dead plus there are too many guitar images on MM, you want to be unique.
The image below is a snapshot, showing your huge boobs. Is that your intent?
I do like your B&W image in the first row.
Your expression is captivating, it shows your beautiful face in great light. You should continue working with professional photographers like Jeffery Timbrell. Have fun!