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A Murrain Photography
Posts: 18
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom


go for it smile
Aug 25 12 02:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JustinAllenPhotography
Posts: 324
San Jose, California, US


A Murrain Photography wrote:
go for it smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120802/23/501b6b623e7e7.jpg

this one is my least favorite, something about her facial expressions just turns me off hmm

Aug 25 12 02:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


JustinAllenPhotography wrote:
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this one is my least favorite, something about her facial expressions just turns me off hmm

Justin - the rules are: You ask questions. You dont comment on other's portfolios in this thread, thats my job smile

Aug 25 12 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


JustinAllenPhotography wrote:
do me do me and if i need to delete a few tell me i would love to get some honest input

Unless there is a compelling story line, I disapprove of composites  as they confuse the viewer. Pick the best image of the series and post that one only. MM is about photography (still images) not movie making. The only clear benefit to post composites would be for MUA's or retouchers to show before/after effect.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120604/18/4fcd5daba7e7b_m.jpg

Here is a beautiful profile and the motnotone provides a nice ambiance. Great embryonic port overall.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120824/02/503746404ea96_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Art of the nude wrote:
OK.  Welcome your thoughts.

Here is just a pretty naked girl posing with no unique concept. Yea, the photography is good (light , contrast), but no unique concept behind. Of the  7000 viewers only 7 commented, which means only 1 in 1000 viewers liked it enough to leave a note.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/14350437

I do like the light, setting, POV and use of diagonal here:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/13100210

Aug 25 12 10:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Erin Dawson Photography wrote:
I'd love your help. I have a lot that probably should go. I get attached to the photos though, and see them as a photo blog rather than a portfolio which isn't good.

Thank you!

Light is no good and neither is the concept clear

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120816/17/502d960e2b8c5_m.jpg

Pretty girls just smiling

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120730/13/5016edf7542e2_m.jpg

Obsession with fighting gloves

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120725/21/5010c924e317d_m.jpg

Three of one series is two too many

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29536924

Another room with no doors?

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29536927

Great styling, makeup and alluring expression in this beautiful portrait

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120702/15/4ff21c96d07ed_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 10:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Liquid Mind wrote:
I think with my very few images, and not being of a professional quality as is, there isn't much that can be done for me as of yet. But I'd be interested to read your take either way, as this entire thread is quite good.

Always great to get second opinions on what you do.

Once you get more images into your port, delete this image as one can see neither your face , nor your body. Also delete the one to the left.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/11/503528ef70f7a_m.jpg

I would say your best image so far is this one showing your handsome face. Aslo the image to the right is to keep

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/11/5035287109055_m.jpg

In the future, I encourage you to shoot non- guitar images for diversity and use only the very best photographers, even if it means spending some money for your first professional shoot. Its a worthwhile investment if you are serious about staying in this business.

Aug 25 12 11:04 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Tyler Hendrickson
Posts: 10
Lincoln, Nebraska, US


Go head
Aug 25 12 11:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Farenell Photography
Posts: 17,918
Albany, New York, US


If you're still doing critiques, I'd be amenable as to hearing what you have to say.
Aug 25 12 11:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


A Murrain Photography wrote:
go for it smile

Both pose and expression are clearly contrived. Delete.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120824/07/5037955feb78b_m.jpg

A beautiful setting photographed in gorgeous light is ruined by inappropriately goofy expression.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120726/04/50112783ea371_m.jpg

This one is my favorite. A beautiful model in a setting resembling a Monet painting

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120824/05/50377302749e6_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 11:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Farenell Photography wrote:
If you're still doing critiques, I'd be amenable as to hearing what you have to say.

15,000+ posts in this forum means you are spending way too much time here, rahter than using your talents shooting smile


This one should go as there is no clear concept, nor captivating photography.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120130/10/4f26dc6fb6906_m.jpg

I love both the concept and the caption here

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080115/22/478d790875df2_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 11:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


[url=http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Tyler_Waitt_2207044 wrote:
Tyler[/url] Hendrickson] Go head

Delete them all as they seem amateurish snapshots and you are just smiling in most. Feel free however to send them to your mom, she will love them.

The only one of any merit that showing your handsome face capable of producing an engaging expression is this one. The photography looks decent too.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/13/50353e10378d0_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 11:30 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rosemarie Bennet
Posts: 144
Warrington, Pennsylvania, US


I was skipped as well. If you could give me some advice, that would be great smile
Aug 25 12 11:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
justforfunphotography
Posts: 120
Los Angeles, California, US


Yes, please let me know - I am trying to clean up my port... If you have time, I would be open to (2) images smile
Aug 25 12 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Rosemarie Bennet wrote:
I was skipped as well. If you could give me some advice, that would be great smile

Delete all MedievalIce images (except the purple dress, which I love). While the setting is great, a standing pose is not the best way to display large boobs like yours as they are bound to droop. If you want to show your bare breasts,  do so in a laying position. The results will be very alluring. Similar position like the photo with the purple dress would be ideal


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29552205

My favorite images for light, location and display of your pretty face:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120814/09/502a82277bbab_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110830/07/4e5cf3d33efa9_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 12:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


justforfunphotography wrote:
Yes, please let me know - I am trying to clean up my port... If you have time, I would be open to (2) images smile

As mentioned again and again previously, delete images that are just variations of the same shoot. This includes, but not limited to:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120312/21/4f5ec67460973_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120726/22/5012282072fa6_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120529/21/4fc5a7a1b7afa_m.jpg

The only exception shoud be XANA KAi. Keep all the variations and permutations of this temptress and even add more smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120516/21/4fb47b272af09_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 12:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JashManuel
Posts: 644
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines


Please? smile

I have very stuff on here tho. Heh.
Aug 25 12 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ForealsPhotography
Posts: 21
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


if you could i'd muchly appreciate it smile (i posted yesterday as well but i understand its easy to miss some smile)
Aug 25 12 04:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Erin Dawson Photography
Posts: 334
Buffalo, New York, US


Thank you I appreciate it!
Aug 25 12 06:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


ForealsPhotography wrote:
if you could i'd muchly appreciate it smile (i posted yesterday as well but i understand its easy to miss some smile)

The light seems very harsh in this and its sister image and I just frankly dont see anything unique or captivating.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/01/4feac82816636_m.jpg

This one is a great sunset shoot with nice back light, beautiful setting and the model is gorgeous. Keep shooting like that.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120310/05/4f5b5368b4020_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 06:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


JashManuel wrote:
Please? smile

I have very stuff on here tho. Heh.

This photo is ok, but its just one step above from a snapshot. THe background is blurry yet enough seen to confuse - is it perhaps a cemetery? Just delete it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120611/11/4fd63cc776211_m.jpg

This portrait is truly gorgeous, including the model, her downright glance and the light.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/03/4ffff9ebd4868_m.jpg

Aug 25 12 06:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


im curious, as ive done a lot of weeding and revamping
Aug 25 12 07:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MidnightSun Designs
Posts: 337
WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, US


lets do this
Aug 25 12 08:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Cole Morrison wrote:
im curious, as ive done a lot of weeding and revamping

This nude one does not stand out as you offer similar expression like in several other photos, plus you have another, better composed image from the same stairell scene. If I were to advise one thing for you that would be to work on a wider range of emotive expressions as you develop your port.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28609838#

Love this wardrobe and your beauty. Yeah, as your caption says no introductios needed smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120621/00/4fe2c7cf08005_m.jpg

Aug 26 12 06:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


MidnightSun Designs wrote:
lets do this

Your entire top row ought to go as the girls just stand there and smile. This particular one's smile is most visibly contrived. Ddi you tell her to say cheese ?  smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120619/05/4fe077751ab29_m.jpg

Your AVI is your best image as it is captivating and there is an attempt to offer a concept. Keep experimenting.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090829/07/4a993533dfc9b_m.jpg

Aug 26 12 06:13 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ms Cupcake Couture
Posts: 123
Los Angeles, California, US


Yes please smile
Aug 26 12 06:17 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Becki H
Posts: 15
Boston, Massachusetts, US


My port has alot of bad images, good luck trying to find the worst one. Lol!
But sure, i would love to know
Aug 26 12 06:28 am  Link  Quote 
Wardrobe Stylist
H Jules
Posts: 303
Brooklyn, New York, US


Love this. Lets play.
Aug 26 12 06:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Becki H wrote:
My port has alot of bad images, good luck trying to find the worst one. Lol!
But sure, i would love to know

Congratulations Becki. Yours just got selected as poster child of poorly constructed ports. Your portfolio in its current form is like a flower garden needing intense tender loving care to rid it of overgrown bushes and its encroaching weeds. The good news is that some basic trimming and weeding can   clean it up to expose some of its gems and offer visitors a positive viewing experience.

There are plenty such ports on MM which are easy to clean up through some simple remedies which is the main topic of this blog. The key principles, discussed before, are as follows:

    1. Clean up the duplicates and variations of the same shoot, including
   
    http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100607/13/4c0d5c5ae0aab_m.jpg
   
    http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100818/16/4c6c714b142d5_m.jpg
   
   
    http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110325/20/4d8d58e831f39_m.jpg
   

    2. Get rid of composites
   
    This is a good example, but there are a few more
   
    http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110325/20/4d8d5879ef31d_m.jpg
   
    3. Get rid of ALL old images that have low comment-to-view ratio. For example, this one had 293 views and only one comment (incidentally from a marginal photographer) meaning 292 people rejected it. I also hate car pictures.
   
    http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100801/08/4c558f5dc8d5f_m.jpg
   
I propose trimming your port by at least 50% (leave no more than 30 images) helping to expose your port's gems and increase its value by 200%. Here are some of your images that shine:

Great light and location help enhance your beauty

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100527/19/4bff2a55a9884_m.jpg

Good photography

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100818/16/4c6c733b6bbbf_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110325/20/4d8d58c8eb29c_m.jpg

Beautiful profile, captivating expression, superb light.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100521/09/4bf6b2a9ae8d8_m.jpg


Cheers.

Aug 26 12 08:17 am  Link  Quote 
Model
KyleeBelle
Posts: 37
Los Angeles, California, US


I would like to know what photo(s) I should remove :-)
Aug 26 12 08:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


KyleeBelle wrote:
I would like to know what photo(s) I should remove :-)

Unlike your other images, this one is amateurish so get rid of it. I know your intent was to highlight your interest in fitness modelling, but you need to maintain certain minimum standards of photography which this image does not meet. I suggest in the future you create a snowboarding scene with some action as well. BTW I am an avid snowboarder myself smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120825/15/503950960a55a_m.jpg

I would also suggest getting rid of one or two of your flowered dress images as you posted too many. One more thing...in half your images you pose with your hands up. Dont do this in the future as contrived poses are annoying.

Love your pose, flowing hair and artistic rendering here:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120817/17/502ee75addbf3_m.jpg

Aug 26 12 10:29 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jessie_
Posts: 3
London, England, United Kingdom


I've not been able to update with my latest professional jobs yet, so when I do I'll definitely be wanting to delete a lot of my current portfolio. As such, I'd love your opinion!
Aug 26 12 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Ms Cupcake Couture wrote:
Yes please smile

Hey Ms Cupcake. First I would suggest removing "Couture" from your name because it makes things confusing. Couture indicates you are a wardrobe stylist, however it is apparent from your port that you are a model. Thus I will critique you as a model only.

I would not suggest deleting any image as your port is compact, showing diverse styles and the photography is quite decent. But if you insist I would say this one is your weakest as it does not show any of your strong points.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100912/21/4c8dac83c70fc_m.jpg

This one is my fave for its wardrobe, setting and POV and so is your nude photo for featuring your gorgeous body art.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100914/20/4c903afc2f3c9_m.jpg

Aug 26 12 12:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jessie Talulah wrote:
I've not been able to update with my latest professional jobs yet, so when I do I'll definitely be wanting to delete a lot of my current portfolio. As such, I'd love your opinion!

While the photography is good, your first 6 images offer the same expression. At the least, delete this one:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120824/13/5037e9901dcd3_m.jpg

Also delete this one as it show absolutely nothing of value (unless you want to be a hands model)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120824/14/5037ebb9a0ee0_m.jpg

I do appreciate the art here;

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120824/14/5037ec25abb81_m.jpg

Aug 26 12 01:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


H Jules wrote:
Love this. Lets play.

Wardrobe is not my expertise, but since you asked....

I see nothing unique or appealing about this wardrobe. I think you just want to drop names here. Delete.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110517/12/4dd2c5f4e54de_m.jpg

I suggest using slimmer models to promote your services. Delete

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19470916

I do LOVE this styling and setting.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120104/17/4f04f65f67563_m.jpg

And this styling as well as the model turly rock

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101130/12/4cf55d7c7ae33_m.jpg

Aug 26 12 03:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
M A B
Posts: 6,504
Richmond, Virginia, US


I need to clean house anyway. Have at it.
Aug 26 12 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


ikonas wrote:

This nude one does not stand out as you offer similar expression like in several other photos, plus you have another, better composed image from the same stairell scene. If I were to advise one thing for you that would be to work on a wider range of emotive expressions as you develop your port.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28609838#

Love this wardrobe and your beauty. Yeah, as your caption says no introductios needed smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120621/00/4fe2c7cf08005_m.jpg

thanks!

Aug 26 12 04:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ADOImaging
Posts: 128
La Porte, Indiana, US


I would love to know if you have the time.
Aug 26 12 04:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rosemarie Bennet
Posts: 144
Warrington, Pennsylvania, US


ikonas wrote:

Delete all MedievalIce images (except the purple dress, which I love). While the setting is great, a standing pose is not the best way to display large boobs like yours as they are bound to droop. If you want to show your bare breasts,  do so in a laying position. The results will be very alluring. Similar position like the photo with the purple dress would be ideal


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29552205

My favorite images for light, location and display of your pretty face:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120814/09/502a82277bbab_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110830/07/4e5cf3d33efa9_m.jpg

Yeah, I totally know what you mean. Thank you!

Aug 26 12 04:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Macaria
Posts: 74
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US


Help me out?  Thanks smile
Aug 26 12 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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