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Model
BreezyCoverGirl
Posts: 51
Pomona, California, US


ikonas wrote:

Delete this one as you also posted virtually same image. Dont let it bother you that is has 20 comments, just do it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120612/12/4fd794bbc23c3_m.jpg

This one can go to for same reason.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/22/500e2e157489a_m.jpg

Being an MIT grad, I am drawn to beautiful nerdy looking models like a bee is to honey smile 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120404/15/4f7cce758d410_m.jpg

Love this one too, just because.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120729/22/501615b5b4211_m.jpg

ok thank you smile!

Aug 30 12 09:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


eRwin wrote:
I'm interested.
Thanks!

Delete most of your composites (read my previous posts about these). Delete half your port as its too bulky. One simple way to go about choosing which ones to chop is to delete old images that have one or no comments. Listening to your viewers is sometimes a wise thing to do. If you hate deleting, at least hide them.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110613/20/4df6cf9cd904c_m.jpg

I love this portrait for her expression, nice tattoo and the light.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101007/19/4cae80d1e11e2_m.jpg

Aug 30 12 09:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Madison P Cook
Posts: 136
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


Hmm what's my worst? Thanks!
Aug 30 12 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Madison P Cook wrote:
Hmm what's my worst? Thanks!

A snapshot of three bored looking girls. Delete.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120313/11/4f5f96a1a50ab_m.jpg

I love the display of your fiery red hair, and beautiful your face.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110809/16/4e41bd963e77a_m.jpg

Aug 31 12 06:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jude S-R Photography
Posts: 32
Syracuse, Indiana, US


I think I may have been missed. I did look, but there are many comments here, so maybe I'M the one who missed your response? Sorry if that was the case!
Aug 31 12 04:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jude S-R Photography wrote:
I think I may have been missed. I did look, but there are many comments here, so maybe I'M the one who missed your response? Sorry if that was the case!

Unlike the rest of your port, this one seems like a casual snapshot with no unique idea or concept. A clever caption might save this image, otherwise shred it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/21/4febe3b57b8ed_m.jpg

You created several unique images, and this B&W portrait one stands out for the POV, thoughtful expression, texture, contrast and some other intangible element. Great job.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/21/4febdd7543bdb_m.jpg

Aug 31 12 04:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sam Matta
Posts: 1,326
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom


Please Thx
Aug 31 12 04:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jude S-R Photography
Posts: 32
Syracuse, Indiana, US


ikonas wrote:

Unlike the rest of your port, this one seems like a casual snapshot with no unique idea or concept. A clever caption might save this image, otherwise shred it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/21/4febe3b57b8ed_m.jpg

You created several unique images, and this B&W portrait one stands out for the POV, thoughtful expression, texture, contrast and some other intangible element. Great job.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/21/4febdd7543bdb_m.jpg

Thank you. The one you mention to shred has been one I've been on the fence about for a while. I suppose I really should realize that if there's a question, that question being there in the first place is usually the answer.

I'm at the point where I actually get quite discouraged in my work, simply because I want it to be 'more' very badly, so hearing another's opinion is great!

Aug 31 12 04:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jude S-R Photography wrote:

Thank you. The one you mention to shred has been one I've been on the fence about for a while. I suppose I really should realize that if there's a question, that question being there in the first place is usually the answer.

I'm at the point where I actually get quite discouraged in my work, simply because I want it to be 'more' very badly, so hearing another's opinion is great!

Maybe the answer can be found by examining my port. The worst image is the image of myself. But I still keep it smile

Aug 31 12 08:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Focused_Photography
Posts: 18
Harlan, Kentucky, US


This may hurt a little...
Aug 31 12 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Miguel Portugal
Posts: 48
Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, Portugal


Have a go at it... should i keep anything??
Sep 01 12 10:38 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Abi G
Posts: 64
Port Charlotte, Florida, US


*takes deep breath*

Me?
Sep 01 12 10:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Sam Matta wrote:
Please Thx

Sam, yours is a creative and captivating port. The following images are weaker than the rest of your port.

Collage:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120708/07/4ff99defc989f_m.jpg

Just a nudie:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27839461

Good light, not ideal female form - contrary to other's opinion smile
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/14978569

As far as my favorites I would say is your self portrait in your profile which draws one right in.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2483/3976284273_5712d55340.jpg

Beautiful setting, great composition and light that create an etherial feeling:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111031/13/4eaf09fbbf787_m.jpg

Sep 01 12 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Focused_Photography wrote:
This may hurt a little...

You seem to be a newbie so I will try to be gentle smile

The light is really not so good here, pluse you posted already several images of this lovely blonde in the same red dress. Repeat images tend to devalue one's port.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120424/19/4f975fb66174c_m.jpg

This image should also be deleted. Her pose is contrived, and you have already posted multiple images of her.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120810/13/502570ce2eaed_m.jpg

Here is a great portrait. Your skillful capture of the man's emotive expression in good light shows there is a latent great talent within you ready to burst out. But as always, it will take thousands of images, and lots of sweat work.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120819/19/5031a7b8aaede_m.jpg

Sep 02 12 05:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Miguel Portugal wrote:
Have a go at it... should i keep anything??

THe lighting is just not cutting it here. If she faced the other way it could of ade the difference. Delete.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/060413/15/443eb5bf3bc5a_m.jpg

5 images of this girl is just too many in a small port like yours. Delete this and a couple more of her.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091013/09/4ad4adf971872_m.jpg

I like the mix of art and photography here:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24024221

The light and perspective make this a very captivating image:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/060508/09/445f5ac68d14e_m.jpg

Sep 02 12 08:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Focused_Photography
Posts: 18
Harlan, Kentucky, US


ikonas wrote:

You seem to be a newbie so I will try to be gentle smile

The light is really not so good here, pluse you posted already several images of this lovely blonde in the same red dress. Repeat images tend to devalue one's port.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120424/19/4f975fb66174c_m.jpg

This image should also be deleted. Her pose is contrived, and you have already posted multiple images of her.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120810/13/502570ce2eaed_m.jpg

Here is a great portrait. Your skillful capture of the man's emotive expression in good light shows there is a latent great talent within you ready to burst out. But as always, it will take thousands of images, and lots of sweat work.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120819/19/5031a7b8aaede_m.jpg

Thank you for all of your insight!

Sep 02 12 08:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Abigail Gladwell wrote:
*takes deep breath*

Me?
Sep 03 12 07:36 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Love_mya
Posts: 276
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Oh i think you missed my port on page 12....
Sep 03 12 07:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Love_mya wrote:
Oh i think you missed my port on page 12....

Ooops, sorry for skipping you Mya.

Since I am not a fan of collages and open crotch shots, as neither adds value to ones port, I would propose deleting this one:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28628880

I also suggest deleteting at least half or more of your art nudes as your current 4 pages of this stuff makes a viewer tired. There a several great images, so you decide which ones to keep.

Since art nudes and workshops is your forte, I think this image nicely illustrates your beautiful figure to allure potential clients.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28792220

Sep 04 12 09:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
omgcancelme
Posts: 16
London, England, United Kingdom


Oh, this looks valuable - could I also undergo the knife, as it were?

Comments much appreciated - how can I improve? What can I axe? And what should I work on to make the whole thing better?

thanks!

LM
Sep 04 12 11:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


LIGHTmatter wrote:
Oh, this looks valuable - could I also undergo the knife, as it were?

Comments much appreciated - how can I improve? What can I axe? And what should I work on to make the whole thing better?

thanks!

LM

At the first impression (which is most important) one gets the feeling you are a competent phtog able to create beautiful glamour images. I am sure any model seeing your work would be happy to work with you and will be sure to get great images.

On the down side you seem to be at a standstill as an artist. This is based on what you show in your port (perhaps you deleted or are hiding older images which may show otherwise). I would like to see more new concepts, more diverse scenes, new techniques.

For example, you are showing too many images of a girl standing next to the white blinds. Here is one of several such images and I recommend deleting it (due to the presence of the blinds plus the fact that her pose seems contrived in the way she raises her hands).
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120730/16/501712dbccd58_m.jpg

There are too many images with a contrived pose (I know I am somewhat guilty of this too). Avoid this in the future. Instead of just telling her to pose, ask her to do something simple such as walk, jump, fix her hair, scream, or throw you a kiss smile

Back to my point about repeat scenes. I know it is a challenge when you have a studio, like myself, to keep the set changing, but you need to do that. My personal goal is that no two images in my port will show the same setting, even if done in my studio. It takes some work. I change the curtains, I bring stuff from home, I build things and I make my models bring stuff too. Even your beautiful outdoor photos seem to be in a similar type setting - a field. Consider adding an urban landscape, beach, etc.

Besides the blinds images I recommend removing this one, not for contrived pose, but due to being guilty of our other common sin... capturing contrived expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120629/00/4fed580265aaf_m.jpg

I do love this image for its delicious light and pastel colors.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120815/17/502c3e37d2b2a_m.jpg

And I love the sensuality of this image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120904/11/50464424b76d9_m.jpg

A great port overall.

Sep 04 12 01:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan Brady
Posts: 605
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Hello friend

Please review mine.

As a helpful counter comment.  Out of yours, I love this

http://www.modelmayhem.com/661522#25800220

My eyes instantly fall on the model. The extra objects in the shot are added eye candy if I so wish to look.
Sep 04 12 01:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
JoannaMae
Posts: 1
Fullerton, California, US


I'd like to know!
Sep 04 12 01:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Dan Brady wrote:
Hello friend

Please review mine.

As a helpful counter comment.  Out of yours, I love this

http://www.modelmayhem.com/661522#25800220

My eyes instantly fall on the model. The extra objects in the shot are added eye candy if I so wish to look.

Thanks for the note Dan smile

Delete this one for marginal expression, plus you posted a much better image of this lovely model in the same fitness scene.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120831/07/5040c62b73930_m.jpg

Same goes for the image below. Its  twin image offers much better light and expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120810/06/50250f3745922_m.jpg

I love this image for the makeup, expression, beauty and post work. Great job!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120823/08/50365161e4c9e_m.jpg

Sep 05 12 12:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


JoannaMae wrote:
I'd like to know!

You ought to delete half the images posted in the first four rows as there are multiple variations of the same scene. Please read my previous posts regarding htis subject. The following image is one example but there are at least 6 or 7 such examples. Rememeer LESS IS MORE.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111025/03/4ea6912257a1b_m.jpg

I would also advise you NOT to use a composite for AVI as you want AVI clearly to show such image that a viewer can easily see, be impressed and want to click on it to see more. Collages dont do that.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/05/50474b12ec25d_m.jpg

I would recommend this image to be your AVI. It would definitely draw me in.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120813/21/5029ce73f1c4c_m.jpg

Sep 05 12 12:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rik Williams
Posts: 3,340
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Do tell smile
Sep 05 12 01:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Rik Image wrote:
Do tell smile

Great light but I find her fake boobs distracting. Delete.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18427038

This twin image is ok, but nothing extraordinary. Plus you posted a much more captivating image of Anjelica already. Delete.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110625/03/4e05b55211a91_m.jpg

Great pose, and wardrobe and I love the Lolita feel here.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120610/00/4fd449015805b_m.jpg

Good photography and I like the morning-after story line.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110624/18/4e053a9465982_m.jpg

Sep 05 12 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rik Williams
Posts: 3,340
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


ikonas wrote:

Great light but I find her fake boobs distracting. Delete.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18427038

This twin image is ok, but nothing extraordinary. Plus you posted a much more captivating image of Anjelica already. Delete.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110625/03/4e05b55211a91_m.jpg

Great pose, and wardrobe and I love the Lolita feel here.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120610/00/4fd449015805b_m.jpg

Good photography and I like the morning-after story line.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110624/18/4e053a9465982_m.jpg

Done and done

Thank you big_smile

Sep 06 12 03:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


DraytonKennedy wrote:
I would love to read your thoughts!

You should delete the following image as you posted a near duplicate.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120815/19/502c61e8a1106_m.jpg

I do love this portrait for the light and her mesmerizing gaze. Great job.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120120/12/4f19cd8e597bf_m.jpg

Sep 06 12 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vivendi Studio
Posts: 249
Los Angeles, California, US


go ahead.
Sep 06 12 07:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Vivendi Studio wrote:
go ahead.

I recommend removing two images. Here, her expression is hard to interpret, and her swimsuit design has been overused.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100828/10/4c794790f197b_m.jpg

Here, while the model is cute, I dont perceive any unique concept. Your other images got better photogrphy such as light, composition, etc.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091018/07/4adb2a6a70c8c_m.jpg

This image I find super captivating for the styling, angle and expression
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090621/12/4a3e8b5855787_m.jpg

Sep 06 12 08:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Harlequins Mask
Posts: 18
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia


I'll play. Which is my worst...?

Be as harsh as you wish?
Sep 06 12 09:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Pardue Photography
Posts: 5,457
San Francisco, California, US


i'm game
Sep 06 12 10:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Richard Morris
Posts: 6
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


I'm in
Sep 06 12 11:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


The Harlequins Mask wrote:
I'll play. Which is my worst...?

Be as harsh as you wish?

I propose deleting this beach image for three reasons. It has the feel of a casual snapshot, there is no unique concept that I can decypher, and the angle is not flattering to the model's figure.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/21076315

This image also does not offer a unique concept and is below the caliber of your other work.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/17757968

Now on the positive end of things...You show great talent for composition. This B&W image is one expample:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/16557540

I love the tonality and ambiance here:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100301/15/4b8c4c713847e_m.jpg

Sep 07 12 06:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Paul Pardue Photography wrote:
i'm game

I propose deleting either your AVI or it's related image. I am not in favor of posting similar images. Furthermore, while the model is beautiful, photographically, your other images are stronge for various reasons which I would be happy to discuss in a PM.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120906/22/5049863873b30_m.jpg

You have several superb portraits including this one. Her expression is playful and alluring and just simply sexy.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/081129/19/4931e0f76fe03_m.jpg

Sep 07 12 02:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Harlequins Mask
Posts: 18
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia


ikonas wrote:

I propose deleting this beach image for three reasons. It has the feel of a casual snapshot, there is no unique concept that I can decypher, and the angle is not flattering to the model's figure.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/21076315

This image also does not offer a unique concept and is below the caliber of your other work.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/17757968

Now on the positive end of things...You show great talent for composition. This B&W image is one expample:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/16557540

I love the tonality and ambiance here:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100301/15/4b8c4c713847e_m.jpg

Thank you VERY much indeed, I really appreciate it!

Sep 07 12 10:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Rich__ wrote:
I'm in

Since you posted 3 almost identicl images, delete two.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120808/00/502211a742c78_m.jpg

I would also delete this one as your muscle tone is no where near as well defined as in some of your other images.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120906/23/50498e3cf3656_m.jpg

Delete this one as your pose is contrived.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120808/00/502212aa0e33d_m.jpg

This one is my favorite for your well sculpted body and handsome face.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120715/18/500369696bfb2_m.jpg

Sep 08 12 06:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Greetings folks. I am back from vacation. Ready and eager to answer your new questions
Sep 13 12 06:11 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carlo Garcia Photo
Posts: 139
San Francisco, California, US


Ok!
Sep 13 12 06:18 am  Link  Quote 
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