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Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I am back smile
Sep 26 12 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dae Daniels
Posts: 401
Los Angeles, California, US


ikonas wrote:

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.

I thank you very much for not only the kind words on my work, but also the time and effort put forth in evaluating it. it's much appreciated!

I agree with the rules which you had posted on your introductory page, and give them as advice to others when seeking my opinion, which is why I violate few of them wink. It is one of my biggest pet peves when i'm looking at someones port and they have 4 photos in a row of the same set/wardrobe/pose, etc. It makes me leave their portfolio... I would rather look at a port with 10 varrying shots in it than 30 shots of sequences of the same damn thing. Thus ends my rant! Ha!

In saying that, I have considered taking the "butt shot" down, which others have suggested as well... so now my thoughts on it are pretty concrete. Thank you for that. As for the other one (the first shot) i just put that up two days ago, though, have always been on the fence about it as it is quite revealing. I finally broke down, and put it up to see what others thought on the subject, and my instincts were confirmed. I like it because its a creative angle, but alas, i would like it a whole lot more had i been wearing panties, haha! The photographer was beside himself with joy that i put it up. I may actually break his heart when i take it down. I'm sure he'll understand... eventually. lol.

On the photos you like. I have quite a lot of photos, and each is different from the next, so i'm always interested to hear which are people's favorites. The "Doll-like pose" is very interesting because a few people have said that they don't like this one, and i should remove it. of course they dont give a reason which is frustrating. Perhaps its because its one of the less "professional" looking shots compared to my others? who knows! the last one picked is a little headshot with alot of photoshop done to it. very sci-fi. most people brush right by it... its cool that you listed it.


i'm curious what you think of the "organization" of my portfolio. Someone I respect from the business told me i should organize my portfolio into "photos that look like how I look right now, how i look in wigs, how i look when i do themes (like pinup, etc)". I'm curious what you think of this? I'm not sure what I think of it. smile

thanks again!

~Dae~

Sep 26 12 09:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RistPhoto
Posts: 391
Spring Green, Wisconsin, US


Wow, up to 17 pages. After weeding out a number of photos, I'm curious to get the opinion of someone else about what just doesn't work.
Sep 26 12 09:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ZEPhoto
Posts: 191
Los Angeles, California, US


I'l play.

Disclaimer: I took my first DSLR picture in August so don't go too hard on me.
Sep 26 12 10:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ocidem Graphix
Posts: 2
Cavite, Southern Tagalog, Philippines


me :-)
Sep 26 12 11:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elena Antonia Pappas
Posts: 663
Miami, Florida, US


ikonas wrote:

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 11:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elena Antonia Pappas
Posts: 663
Miami, Florida, US


Elena Antonia Pappas wrote:

Thank you so much for your advice/critique  ..done:)

Sep 26 12 11:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tima_M
Posts: 12
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


Please?smile
Sep 27 12 06:13 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Heajee Leah Kim
Posts: 1
Braintree, Massachusetts, US


I have yet to receive constructive criticism on my port. Would value your opinion. Thank you.
Sep 27 12 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ashley Alexiss
Posts: 291
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Give it a go
Sep 27 12 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
C A T H Y
Posts: 5,464
Anaheim, California, US


Go for it..
Sep 27 12 04:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Tima_M wrote:
Please?smile

Hello Timea, welcome to MM, I see you are on a great start. Your port is short and diverse, so keep it that way.

Firstly I would recommend not posting your current AVI photo as AVI. While the photography is good, you are not holding the best posture. For AVI you want to use portrait aspect ratio image rather than landscape aspect ratio. This way your viewer wil see more of you and hopefully be drawn to click and enter your port.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/09/500048860e678_m.jpg

I also suggest deleting the image you posted most recently. Unlike your other images, this one has no captivating photographic quality, furthermore it lacks a compelling concept. 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120924/01/50601b53a028e_m.jpg

Even though a bit blurry, my favorite one is this as it shows your pretty profile and legs, and the photography is quite good. Make this your AVI
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120626/14/4fea2c5222706_m.jpg

By the way my dad is Hungarian as well. Cheers smile

Sep 27 12 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Drew Batchelor
Posts: 11
Kinston, North Carolina, US


whats my best and worst image? i would love to get ur opinion, thankyou
Sep 27 12 05:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Heajee Leah Kim wrote:
I have yet to receive constructive criticism on my port. Would value your opinion. Thank you.

Greetings my Boston neighbour smile Welcome to MM!

While you seem to have worked with only one photographer, you do show a suprisingly wide range of styles that nicely capture your portrait and figure in both studio and outdoor setting.

Based on the guidelines spelled out in my original post of this forum, you should delete several images. The first images to go should be two of your three railroad images.
Guideline [1] AVOID VARIANT IMAGES
Guideline [5] AVOID CLICHE THEMES - railroad is an overused theme
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120810/15/5025850d3ba7d_m.jpg

Ditto for this bikini image of which you already have two variants
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120711/17/4ffe1d711d9bb_m.jpg

One of my several favorites in your port is this one for your captivating genuine smile (often not easy to capture), splendid figure, wardrobe, setting and great photography creating pleasing retro ambiance (but remember to remove the two variants)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/21/5000fb2b29a31_m.jpg

I would like to also highlight this one for its art and mystery (again, expunge the variant)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/21/5000fb978ca88_m.jpg

Sep 27 12 05:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Ashley Alexiss wrote:
Give it a go

Hello neighbor smile

In your "All new photos" folder, delete most images - 30 or more - as they have either several variants or are just below the caliber of some of your older images. Are you "testing" them? I think you should chose the ones YOU like and stick with them.

Here is an example of a variant to delete
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/11/50649538c5294_m.jpg

Not flattering to your thighs
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/10/50648d637dabc_m.jpg

Additionally I propose removing the sad bride photo. It's twin image however is much better for its light. Also delete three of the four Playboy images as they are all close variations thus adding no value (keep the first one).

Some of your new images I recommend keeping are the following:

Beauty, cool socks and great light
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/11/506496eb5f813_m.jpg

Blissful expression, beautiful boobs
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/11/506496f4889ae_m.jpg

Sep 28 12 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GSG Photography Studio
Posts: 167
Portland, Oregon, US


I open..please
Sep 28 12 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


C A T H Y     wrote:
Go for it..

Hello again C A T H Y
I already made recommendations for you on page 2 of this forum
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … 362&page=2

You may not have seen my previous replay to you as the proposed image to delete is still up. Or perhaps you have seen my reply in that case would you like another recommendation?

Sep 28 12 12:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


K go ;-)
Sep 28 12 01:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Rist Photography wrote:
Wow, up to 17 pages. After weeding out a number of photos, I'm curious to get the opinion of someone else about what just doesn't work.

Your images are unique and captivating.  I note the view-to-comment ratio for  most of your images is less than 10:1. I find this metric to be a better indication of image quality than looking at the sheer number of comments. Your ratio is very good.

Predictably I propose to delete the following image for violating my
Guideline [1] AVOID VARIANT IMAGES
Guideline [5] AVOID CLICHE THEMES - railroad is an overused theme
Her expression is also not that good.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120409/21/4f83ba7b53984_m.jpg

Ditto for this one below but there are few others as well that ought to go
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120305/19/4f558668b4b04_m.jpg

Although you are handsome enough to be a model, as a photographer you ought to post only one image of yourself. Keep the one holding your camera but the image below is one too many of you so delete it.
(http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120208/19/4f3343eb9bb4e_m.jpg

Few of the great images I would like to highlight are your AVI for composition and concept
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120731/14/50184a42c8e02_m.jpg

Original pose, lovely light and colors
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120603/20/4fcc28eb70ea7_m.jpg

Sep 28 12 02:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Hannah Richmond
Posts: 69
Manchester, England, United Kingdom


go for it!
Sep 28 12 03:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pierre Gussman
Posts: 165
San Francisco, California, US


Me please.
Sep 29 12 03:40 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,745
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


ok
Sep 29 12 03:40 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Charlotte S
Posts: 99
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Oh this is exactly what I need!
My port is in need of a huge clean up and update.

Your help is appreciated. smile
Sep 29 12 04:34 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Tanya Trianta
Posts: 67
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland


Hiya, i really need to know opinions on which of mine to delete as im updating my portfolio soon and ive been told which ones to delete (posing/expression), would like to hear what others think, thanks
Sep 29 12 09:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Divine Origins
Posts: 90
Brooklyn, New York, US


please have a look
Sep 29 12 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Drew Batchelor wrote:
whats my best and worst image? i would love to get ur opinion, thankyou

I propose deleting the following two images:

1. Just a snapshot with lackluster expression
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/17/505a65c430874_m.jpg

2. This image seems overphotoshopped plus you already posted a more captivating variation
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/17/5064eb80a921f_m.jpg

This one is my favorite. Confident expression with attitude, and the photography is superb. 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/17/505a678b31aab_m.jpg

Sep 29 12 05:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


GSG Photography Studio wrote:
I open..please

Hey pal I see some uniqe, captivating images however before I comment you need to help me by removing a bunch of images that violate rule [1] spelled out in my original post - variant images. For example there are several models where you posted their images a dozen of times. Once you reduce your port from your current 83 to less than 50 send me a note here and I will be glad to help.

Sep 29 12 06:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Drew Batchelor
Posts: 11
Kinston, North Carolina, US


thanks for ur input! big_smile
Sep 29 12 06:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Mosst
Posts: 208
Miami, Florida, US


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Sep 29 12 06:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Zombie Eye Photography wrote:
I'l play.

Disclaimer: I took my first DSLR picture in August so don't go too hard on me.

Welcome to MM. You are on a great start with some captivating work.
You should delete your first image as the wrinkled sheet in the background makes this captivating image look unprofessional. Or just edit it by blurring  the background
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/21/505aa085bd2b2_m.jpg

I love this image for its beauty, art and creativity. Great job!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120902/00/50430be234e05_m.jpg

Sep 29 12 06:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Ocidem Graphics wrote:
me :-)

You have done some great capture of Asian beauty, dude.

Even though the model is gorgeous, delete your first picture as I am not a fan of subjects posing against white background which in my mind is quite unnatural. Seems like many photographers here are guilty of same. As a matter of fact, I will make white backgrounds a new rule in my original post.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120926/22/5063ea93d6a8b_m.jpg

This one is superb. I find it interesting how an image can be this erotic while actually revealing nothing. This is the power of our imagination!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120926/22/5063e8b131a9a_m.jpg

Sep 29 12 06:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
winking_wonder
Posts: 5,481
New York, New York, US


Mine?
Sep 29 12 09:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James Geiger
Posts: 19
Tampa, Florida, US


I'd like feedback
Sep 29 12 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Hannah Richmond wrote:
go for it!

You have overloaded your port with 15 versions of this http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngclown image. Only keep one.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120818/04/502f7b6639153_m.jpg

Lackluster expression, variant image:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120515/11/4fb2a43cc0864_m.jpg

I love this image for its beauty, light and tonality (but delete its variant).
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111109/08/4ebaa63a75a0d_m.jpg

Sep 30 12 09:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dae Daniels
Posts: 401
Los Angeles, California, US


Pierre Gussman wrote:
Me please.

Not doing too badly here as far as portfolios go! wink

First, try to remember rule number 1) on variant images. It may be hard sometimes, but pick the strongest shot and put only that one up. It will make your portfolio look more diverse. This is especially important as your portfolio really begins to grow. For example, I would remove this one:



It isnt as striking as your other, and her abdomen looks slightly bloated in this shot, which is a bit distracting. Also, as a general rule... try and keep collages to a minimum. Really try and pick one strong photo. There are exceptions to this rule... but they better all be damn strong shots because collages shrink the photos considerably and make them not as striking to look at in the port compared to the others. I would definitely keep the one like it though, its beautiful.

I would also get rid of this shot:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/18/5000ce9241e6b_m.jpg

It just isnt as strong as your other photos.

And perhaps not right now... but as your portfolio grows, this would be the next to go:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/18/5000cbef7d230_m.jpg

She looks stiff and awkward, and there are photos with much better composition in your port.

Your avatar is lovely, and I adore this shot:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/18/5000c928e24b2_m.jpg

Hair, Makeup, composition, wardrobe, pose, the model herself. It all comes together nicely!

All in all, not too shabby! wink

~Dae~

Sep 30 12 11:20 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dae Daniels
Posts: 401
Los Angeles, California, US


_Mini wrote:
ok

Beautiful portfolio! Really lovely work!

There are a handful I would let go of in order to make it look its best! These photos just aren't as strong as the rest and tend to pull it down a bit.

This photo is vague... I know why you probably personally like it, however the lighting equipment in the background is a distraction, your face is overexposed compared to the rest of you, and its generally not a strong image compared to say your first row.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/10/503517d8a43d2_m.jpg

This should not have been a collage. The photo on the right is stronger... your eye goes directly to it because of the lighting.  and the poses are way to similar.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27661048

This does not do you justice. It is not flattering to either your figure or your face. You are a much more beautiful woman than this photo shows. its not incredibly interesting either, so it kind of creates a "lull" in your portfolio as your eye moves along your work.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120531/04/4fc7538990490_m.jpg

while this is a lovely shot, you do a bunch of figure work on similar sets, and this just isnt as strong or striking as the others.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110912/04/4e6de9e2ce278_m.jpg

On the flip side, you have a ton of stuff that I simply LOVE. Most of them I can't post here cause of boobies hmm  haha! Your first row is stellar, and I think you know what your best shots are!

this is an example of a fantastic collage (and others should take note) the variations in pose and setting make it work. The composition, wardobe, hair and MU make this a gorgeous set! just wonderful!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110928/03/4e82f95f74e46_m.jpg

sublime figure work!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110211/06/4d554b55a67cb_m.jpg

great shot!! pose, colors, composition, everything POPS! again, people should take note!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110221/00/4d621c4fe8da8_m.jpg

You have a gorgeous set of work! I think if you just get rid of a few things (like i had to do) it would make it perfectly devine! thanks so much for visiting the forum, it was great fun to look through your images! hope this helped! wink

~Dae~

Sep 30 12 11:52 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dae Daniels
Posts: 401
Los Angeles, California, US


Charlotte S wrote:
Oh this is exactly what I need!
My port is in need of a huge clean up and update.

Your help is appreciated. smile

Hi there! thanks for visiting!

first and foremost, this new one you just put up I think, needs to go! Its amateur looking... doesnt stand up to the other photos in your port, and the other models makeup was done poorly. never a good sign when you have nearly 100 views but no comments or lists. Her face looks yellow compared to the rest of her skin. Though on a personal note I'm loving the bat tatts on her chest!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120411/07/4f85937da0856_m.jpg

This should not have been a collage! the shots are almost exactly the same. you need to pick the strongest one and only put that up. I wold suggest the shot on the right. though its not a terribly strong shot in and of itself, and once your port starts to grow it could be deleted all together. look at the critique above yours for an example of a good collage.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110619/22/4dfeda2fcd2c7_m.jpg

These are the only two i would get rid of right now! the rest are good photos! and normally I would say to pick between the two shots below because you're wearing the same outfit. However! both are different sets, and feels, and are strong images. So, the way to get around this is to not put them next to eachother... distance them. they will be stronger.
this water shot is great!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110310/22/4d79bf3478bf7_m.jpg

very marilyn monroe!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110310/22/4d79bf898e353_m.jpg

The rest of your shots are strong! and you have a versatile face!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120318/20/4f66a77931181_m.jpg

hope this helped! wink

~Dae~

Sep 30 12 12:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Many thanks to you Dae Daniels for helping out and kudos to you for providing such insightful critique. It's great having you onboard and welcome to the team !
Sep 30 12 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pierre Gussman
Posts: 165
San Francisco, California, US


Dae Daniels wrote:

Thank you for the critique. You're right. Less collages, more single strong shots.

~ciao!

Sep 30 12 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Tanya Trianta wrote:
Hiya, i really need to know opinions on which of mine to delete as im updating my portfolio soon and ive been told which ones to delete (posing/expression), would like to hear what others think, thanks

Hey Tanya, thanks for stopping by. Your port is clean and compact already smile

Having said that, I propose deteting your bathtub image as it only shows your face which is not as strong as some of your other portraits. However, you do want to replenish the B&W image with other B&W's for diversification and creativity. As they say - when you photograph in black and white you capture the color of the soul.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090408/06/49dca538d2c23_m.jpg

I also propose deleting this one as you have a stronger variant providing a much clearer display of your beautiful blue eyes.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090306/05/49b12b9cb9cab_m.jpg

I love this implied image for your gorgeous genuine smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090411/06/49e09f6fc9b7a_m.jpg

This reflection image provide a super view of your front and back.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090410/17/49dfe9b48f989_m.jpg

One final comment. When organizing your port, try to match the protrait aspect ratio images in the same row and ditto for landscape images. For guidance, check out my port.

Sep 30 12 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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