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JIOPIX
Posts: 1,183
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


If you're still doing this, I'm game.  Thanks in advance for taking a look.
Sep 19 12 07:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


CEE Productions wrote:
I'm scared to do this, but I can't get any better without feedback... So here I go.

Delete this one as you've posted a MUCH stronger image from the same scene
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/07/5059db13ea75e_m.jpg

Same comment goes for the following image. Not only you posted a variant, I just dont see the connection between model's unique wardrobe and the construction site. Perhaps a witty caption may save this image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/22/505175bcf3b7b_m.jpg

Love the captivating expression, wardrobe and styling here.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/23/505182675bb38_m.jpg

Ditto here. Beauty frozen in time.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/07/5059d6fc9d5b8_m.jpg

Sep 20 12 08:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


JIOPIX wrote:
If you're still doing this, I'm game.  Thanks in advance for taking a look.

The theme of this thread is LESS IS MORE. The number one advice I give is to get rid of similar images. Please read Guideline [1] in my original post. Consequently I would delete 3 out of 4 images in your first row. E.g. this one and couple more.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120907/06/5049f62364b75_m.jpg

Ditto for the Indian lady with traditional dress. Also, I suggest getting rid of this one.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120907/06/5049f82ee040f_m.jpg
The above image is beautiful with a great concept behind but its effect is diluted just because a variant image is present. You also end up getting your comments split between two whereas a single image would likely end up getting more.

Having said that, my favorite is this one (or its variant) for its repeathing theme of spheres and the 7 B's - Big Belly, Baloons, Bokeh, Breast, Baby, and Beauty smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120907/06/5049f82adf3c8_m.jpg

Sep 20 12 11:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Hit me. bunny
Sep 20 12 11:16 am  Link  Quote 
Model
000---000
Posts: 706
Alberta, Alabama, US


I think i've been skipped..
Sep 20 12 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JIOPIX
Posts: 1,183
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


ikonas wrote:

The theme of this thread is LESS IS MORE. The number one advice I give is to get rid of similar images. Please read Guideline [1] in my original post. Consequently I would delete 3 out of 4 images in your first row. E.g. this one and couple more.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120907/06/5049f62364b75_m.jpg

Ditto for the Indian lady with traditional dress. Also, I suggest getting rid of this one.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120907/06/5049f82ee040f_m.jpg
The above image is beautiful with a great concept behind but its effect is diluted just because a variant image is present. You also end up getting your comments split between two whereas a single image would likely end up getting more.

Having said that, my favorite is this one (or its variant) for its repeathing theme of spheres and the 7 B's - Big Belly, Baloons, Bokeh, Breast, Baby, and Beauty smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120907/06/5049f82adf3c8_m.jpg

Thank you for taking the time to look and comment.  Much appreciated.

Sep 20 12 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


LizaK wrote:
I think i've been skipped..

There is nothing to delete. You have aparently deleted the images I recommended you to remove a few weeks ago. I like your port the way it is now.

Sep 20 12 01:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Hit me. bunny

Delete this one as the related image has better tonality and thus is more captivating.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110612/08/4df4e1f6216e7_m.jpg

I love the contrast, location and the model's beauty here
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29245634

This portriat is super captivating. Besides her beautiful face I like her hair blending with fur coat.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111218/00/4eeda4993f5fc_m.jpg

Sep 20 12 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Evalia wrote:
yes please:)

Besides not being a fan of collages, I do not perceive any unique concept here. It's a good image, but nothing really captivates me here, so delete it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120914/00/5052de6f0f2c5_m.jpg

Love your makeup, attitude and beauty here.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/13/4fe22f1ccb972_m.jpg

Sep 21 12 06:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Beautifully Soft Focus
Posts: 529
Peoria, Illinois, US


ikonas wrote:
As they say, your port is as good as your worst image. I'll help you get rid of it smile
This is a gentle, constructive criticism so I will highlight your strong points as well.

LESS IS MORE - One of the easiest way to bring your portfolio to the next level is to delete your weaker images. Consider your portfolio your art gallery where you want to  show only your very best work. 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 carefully review your port AND your profile, as my intent is to provide thoughtful, constructive criticism. I will evaluate your port based on the following consideration:
_____________________________________________________________
[1] AVOID VARIANT IMAGES
Posting multiple similar images from the same scene is the number one sin in 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.

[2] DELETE IMAGES WITH POOR POSE OR EXPRESSION
By far, most images are ruined by uninteresting expression or contrived pose.
   ♦ Get rid of those images where you are just smiling with no unique concept behind
   ♦ Delete poses where it looks obvious it is a contrived pose

[3] AVOID COLLAGES AND COMPOSITES
These are usually detriment to your port for couple of reasons. Once again, people will judge the collage 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 to show before and after effect.

[4] LISTEN TO YOUR AUDIENCE
Get rid of all images which have been sitting there for months having received only one or two comments. Even delete an image that got say 10 comments if it was viewed over 1,000 times. A 100 to 1 view-to-comment ratio is a hint the image is marginal.

[5] AVOID CLICHE THEMES
   ♦ Railroad scenes, Images with Guitar, Car, or Caution tape is a sign that the photographer is not an original thinker
   ♦ Blood, gory stuff are negative themes. You want a viewer to walk away with a good feeling not disgust
   ♦ Too many images with large boobs make the viewer conclude you have a one-track mind
   ♦ Open crotch photos. They definitely devalue your port

[6] AVOID POSTING TOO MANY 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. 

[7] 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

Stellar guidance for self critique!

Please take a look ... feedback always welcome

Sep 21 12 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
hArtography
Posts: 2
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


If you have the time, I would love some input smile
Sep 21 12 07:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cameron Mark Lewis
Posts: 337
San Francisco, California, US


I would love to know what you think. smile
Sep 21 12 07:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


ikonas wrote:
Delete this one as the related image has better tonality and thus is more captivating.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110612/08/4df4e1f6216e7_m.jpg

I love the contrast, location and the llama's beauty here
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29245634

This portriat is super captivating. Besides her beautiful face I like her hair blending with fur coat.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111218/00/4eeda4993f5fc_m.jpg

Thank you for your time and opinion and klind words - much appreciated. smile

Sep 22 12 12:46 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Clement A
Posts: 317
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Let me know pleease :-)
Sep 22 12 12:53 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jewel E Anya
Posts: 2
Albany, New York, US


Always open to advice smile
Sep 22 12 12:55 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Kerry McLaren
Posts: 2
Winchester, England, United Kingdom


Haya would love to hear some feed back on my port thanks Kerry x
Sep 22 12 05:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Atelier57  wrote:
Stellar guidance for self critique!

Please take a look ... feedback always welcome

Thanks for the introduction smile
You have some superb photgraphy in your port although a bit crowded at 130+ images. Interestingly you have organized it placing the heavy hitters in a seperate folder. I would propise adding say 10-20 of YOUR favorites to your star folder and hide the rest.

If I were to delete any images then I would follow my rule [1]  AVOID VARIANT IMAGES. This would include, but not limited to the following:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120906/18/50494fdcc7dbd_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111113/16/4ec065dd6214a_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120820/06/5032427007c4c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120718/21/500789be72114_m.jpg

I recall commenting or listing in the past several of the following photos.

Super captivating beauty, great expression, pose and tonality
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101026/20/4cc798d399823_m.jpg

dress pattern accentuates her curves
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111228/20/4efbea84ccb69_m.jpg

Sep 22 12 05:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elena Antonia Pappas
Posts: 743
Miami, Florida, US


Ok ...smile
Sep 23 12 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ashley Holloway
Posts: 563
Lutz, Florida, US


I'd appreciate the help!
Sep 23 12 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Trecey Cunningham
Posts: 29
New York, New York, US


Please tell me mine :-)

Thank you!
Sep 23 12 01:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Broughton
Posts: 2,229
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


do me.
Sep 23 12 01:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alixx Rose
Posts: 225
Atlanta, Georgia, US


if youve got a minute, do mine too! I'm new on here and am down for all the advice i could get
Sep 23 12 03:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Gemma louise heyes
Posts: 12
Wakefield, England, United Kingdom


go on tell me? xx
Sep 23 12 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


hArtography wrote:
If you have the time, I would love some input smile

83 images is too many. Start by deleteting ALL your white background images (or simply hide them if you have any attachment). These sort of images are not sufficiently captivating due to lack of concept and light.

Post only 10 images to start with and build your port by adding images that are significantly stronger than the original 10. Few that I propose being part of the initial group would be these:


Interesting concept
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110221/06/4d6270cdb9282_m.jpg

Beauty, light, pose, location
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110206/04/4d4e97b334d0f_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110206/04/4d4e96d711365_m.jpg

Soul
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110206/04/4d4e8ea265a18_m.jpg

Concept, beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110111/23/4d2d5c40cabec_m.jpg

Sep 23 12 07:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jewel E wrote:
Always open to advice smile

I think you have a decent mix of style, wardrobes and locations. Your port is rather compact so I would say keep them all. If you really want to remove some to make room for others then I would say this one as there is a better variant of the same scene/wardrobe:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120719/21/5008e2ca88b6c_m.jpg

Ditto:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120920/21/505bedf8c0434_m.jpg

I am in love with this super cute retro style image
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120907/12/504a44659468f_m.jpg

Sep 23 12 07:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Gemma louise heyes wrote:
go on tell me? xx

The first image that should go is the barstool image as your boobs look fake.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30034075

Next thing you should do is delete all images showing your nipples. Believe me it adds NOTHING to your port. Leave some to our imagination and your port quality will go way up.

I like the following for great POV and expression
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/16/4feb9236b46c5_m.jpg

Sep 23 12 07:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Ashley Holloway wrote:
I'd appreciate the help!

Besides not being a fan of collages, I think the presence of both color and mono images make things a bit confusing due to lack of a unified style
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120801/19/5019e313db532_m.jpg

I love this image due to its superb composition, great contrast, lovely pose and expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120505/06/4fa526cc29044_m.jpg

Sep 25 12 08:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
hArtography
Posts: 2
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Awesome feedback - thanks - I will get onto that smile
Sep 25 12 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kortney Spencer
Posts: 7
BOISE, Idaho, US


I am interested in making my port the best it can be. Still working on getting other work, but would love your input on if certain images need to go.
Sep 25 12 02:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Kortney Spencer wrote:
I am interested in making my port the best it can be. Still working on getting other work, but would love your input on if certain images need to go.

Welcome to MM Kortney! I see that you are on a great start here. I propose deleting two images:

1. Even though your face looks beautiful, this image is rather unflattering to your belly. Also it seems a bit overphotoshopped.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/17/505a5c8297a0f_m.jpg

2. This one could be great to send to your mom, but your cute smiling expression is not something to put in a prfoessional portfolio. In general, as you are advancing your port, avoid images with smiling expressions. Experiment with a variety of emotions.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/16/50526e2a522f9_m.jpg

This image projects your natural beauty, displaying both your nice figure (and flat stomach) as well as your beautiful face offering a relaxed expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120923/19/505fc8b75defc_m.jpg

Your goal should be to shoot with more photographers in different styles. Best of luck and enjoy!

Sep 25 12 03:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kortney Spencer
Posts: 7
BOISE, Idaho, US


Thank you so much for your advice!!
Sep 25 12 05:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Elena Antonia Pappas wrote:
Ok ...smile

Delete the following two images as you posted variants of the same outfits in similar scenes. This is in consideration of guideline [1] in my original post.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/12/5035323f99d4d_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120112/11/4f0f3393e3f8c_m.jpg

My favorite pick is this portrait for your unique beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120918/13/5058db14ac8f5_m.jpg

And this one for your exquisite figure
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/03/5050623d3049c_m.jpg

Sep 26 12 07:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Cameron Mark Lewis wrote:
I would love to know what you think. smile

From some of your port images one would think you have a nice muscle tone. Except this image which you should remove. Additionally there is a weird dotted pattern over your body that I find disturbing:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120826/16/503ab812d9460_m.jpg

Additionally you ought to remove images that a a variant of the same shoot. Believe me, less is more.

This one is a great captivating portrait
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/23/50483c810496a_m.jpg

Sep 26 12 05:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


I'd like to know.
Sep 26 12 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Cole Morrison wrote:
I'd like to know.

I have advised you (see page 11 of this thread) to remove the following nude image as you offer similar expression in several other photos from the same stairell scene which are better composed. But you did not listen, which is perfectly Ok, but I would love your feedback.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28609838#

Furthermore you should remove your recently posted image as the model is not you so it is very confusing what you are trying to accomplish here.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30041348

Sep 26 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dae Daniels
Posts: 401
Los Angeles, California, US


I have a forum going now on this exact theme... trying to make some cuts to the ol' portfolio. Curious which photos YOU personally think are my weakest, and could stand to be forgotten.

~Dae~
Sep 26 12 05:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


ikonas wrote:
I have advised you (see page 11 of this thread) to remove the following nude image as you offer similar expression in several other photos from the same stairell scene which are better composed. But you did not listen, which is perfectly Ok, but I would love your feedback.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28609838#

Furthermore you should remove your recently posted image as the model is not you so it is very confusing what you are trying to accomplish here.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30041348

I must have missed that other post (I did look through, my apologies. So I wasnt 'not listening', I simply did not see or forgot)

Sep 26 12 06:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Dae Daniels wrote:
I have a forum going now on this exact theme... trying to make some cuts to the ol' portfolio. Curious which photos YOU personally think are my weakest, and could stand to be forgotten.

~Dae~

It is rather a challenging task to identify your "weakest" image as your port is diverse, the photography is good and ALL your images are sensuously captivating with creative element to back them up.

Of the 7 rules I posted on page 1 of this thread you are not violating any except  part of rule [5]  "Open crotch photos". My opinion is that these devalue one's port. I prefer images that leave some to the imagination.

Specifically about your butt shot, I don’t think this seems to be your strongest asset (pun intended), or maybe the photographer has not taken the best angle.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/11209287

Here I see some creativity but again think whether you want your port to head in this direction.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30007788

If your main goal is to get lots of comments, you are going to get plenty of them, albeit low quality one-liners from aroused males. I value comments coming from females (who are apt to weigh art and beauty above eroticism) or if the photographer commenting is a competent one. 

As hard as it is to choose your worst it is difficult to choose the favorite as there are plenty.

Here I love your face, expression, amazing curves and the latex
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/22718327

Doll-like pose
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/20189864

Great light and captivating beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090314/17/49bc4b97ead89_m.jpg

Please feel free to comment on what I just said as I would love to hear your feedback.

Sep 26 12 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Karl Ray
Posts: 494
Chicago, Illinois, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120925/20/50627a7a1bf56_m.jpg

Because people keep comparing it to Grace Jones...
Sep 26 12 08:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Cole Morrison wrote:

I must have missed that other post (I did look through, my apologies. So I wasnt 'not listening', I simply did not see or forgot)

True, it is hard to search for these posts and easy to miss them. I wish MM notified a member if there is a reply to their post as facebook does.

One of my severl favorites is this one for the great capture of your beautiful eyes. expression and delicate features. I like the tonality here as well.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30025752

Sep 26 12 08:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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