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ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Mangey Designs wrote:
Thanks for the feedback. 

I definitely take your point that the one you chose for deletion is not the strongest from that series, however I think I will replace it with a before/after version as it is a significant improvement on an otherwise dull image from that series and as such is a good advertisement for artistic manipulation. 

I will definitely avoid any more of the 4 image retouch blocks but I did want to showcase the diverse results available from a single image with those.

smile

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Mangey. It is always great to hear post critique feedback like yours smile

Oct 22 12 12:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


RedwoodForest wrote:
Sure ...

Let's hear it ...

But keep in mind, some images may be in there for reasons you do not understand. For example, on my website, I have words purposely spelled wrong, because it serves a purpose.

But I'm game for your feedback.

"But keep in mind, some images may be in there for reasons you do not understand"

If I dont understand, then your audience will not understand either. You need to present your port so that it's images are easy to  interpret without one having to do lots of research.

Overall actually the first impression of your port is quite good. Your Redwood forest is a unique theme.

I would porpose trimming down your first three rows down to two. While the images are good, there is some repetition of portraits taken from similar angles. I recommend deleting this image of Katie. While she is a beautiful girl, you've already posted several of her in the same dress.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121015/23/507cfc531a565_m.jpg

Same goes for rows 4 and 8. I propose trimming these and leave only one row as the images with their poses are quite similar. Remember, less is more.

You have some strong images, this one is one of several favorites for its light and setting
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120707/23/4ff924654e489_m.jpg

Needles to say, this one is a super captivating image for its amazing light. I would love to see you expanding on this concept by including one of your gorgeous models in it. 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120507/22/4fa8b3dc1bae7_m.jpg

Oct 22 12 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


ArdenK wrote:
Your input would be helpful! Advice welcomed!

Hello Arden, thanks for visiting. While your port is brief there is still room to cut to present you in the best possible way and in my mind it is an easy choice what to trim.

In short get rid of all your Windswept Photography images as they do not match the level of the rest, neither from technical point of view, nor from the way they capture your beauty. The only exception would be to keep this one as long as you want to move your port into the art nude category.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29136305

From what I see at this point your port should be left with only 4 images. Your other images are beautiful. This portrait is lovely and a great way to cast  you in a corporate image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111017/21/4e9cfb66afb86_m.jpg

And I love this one for its beauty and art.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/22/500e2f22bb141_m.jpg



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Oct 22 12 04:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
richardsphotographybc
Posts: 415
Langley, British Columbia, Canada


richardsphotographybc wrote:
Let me know please.

You missed me on Aug 27

Oct 22 12 11:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
YevsyugovPhotography
Posts: 3
Everett, Washington, US


I'd love to know!
Oct 23 12 12:25 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Senator Awesomepants
Posts: 5,798
Greenville, Indiana, US


I'm pretty sure I was skipped... Or maybe you haven't gotten to me yet.
Oct 23 12 12:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


richardsphotographybc wrote:
You missed me on Aug 27

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121002/16/506b746fbad00_m.jpg

Hello Richard, thanks for stopping by again. While you've got some gems there (and some duds), I think you have too many photos for me to comment effectively. Please refer to page 1 of this forum where I spell out guidelines about how to organize one's port, paying particular attention to rule [1]. Reduce your port size, leaving no more than 20 of what you think are your very best images  (you dont need to delete images, you can just hide them). Dont be concerned about showing evey model you have shot with. It is your port, not theirs. Also, delete images of your "studio." Then  please come back and I will be glad to take a second look. Deal ?

Oct 23 12 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


YevsyugovPhotography wrote:
I'd love to know!

Greetings Yevsyugov, welcome to MM. Contrary to the gentleman before you, your port is too small. Of course this is understandable as you are just starting to put your port together, and everyone needs to start somewhere. It is very true as you say in your profile "it isn't the camera that makes the photos great, but the photographers talent". Besides talent I would add a lots of dedication and sweat is needed to create some great work smile

I propose not deleting any photos at this time. In the future, avoid your models just smiling at the camera, but rather let them offer a variety of emotions.

This image is going in the right direction showing action (rather than pose), genuine emotion, and great contrast.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121023/00/50864556ace5d_m.jpg

Good luck

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


Senator Awesomepants wrote:
I'm pretty sure I was skipped... Or maybe you haven't gotten to me yet.

Hmm, you must be the sexiest senator alive smile May I ask the origin of your unusual name?

I think you should delete this one as it is both a variant - rule [1] and a composite - rule [3]
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/15389710

Here is another one that ought to go. Again a variant and the sister image is much stronger.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121015/18/507cbc256a9b2_m.jpg


Love the composition here
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/14486684

And this very unique pose
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090928/20/4ac18068532cc_m.jpg

Oct 23 12 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Gita Lei
Posts: 40
Austin, Texas, US


Let me start by saying.. HOLY MACKERAL YOUR AVATAR IS BEAUTIFUL. That being said lets bring on the beatings. If you could possibly not include the yellow photos simply because theyre just filler for now and i know theyre the worst.. Thatd be great! big_smile
Oct 23 12 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Image Magik
Posts: 1,067
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


Curious.
Oct 23 12 07:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Curious :-)
Oct 23 12 08:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Gita Lei wrote:
Let me start by saying.. HOLY MACKERAL YOUR AVATAR IS BEAUTIFUL. That being said lets bring on the beatings. If you could possibly not include the yellow photos simply because theyre just filler for now and i know theyre the worst.. Thatd be great! big_smile

Hello Gita, thanks for the lovely compliment !

"lets bring on the beatings." - as you can see from my previous posts, I do not do beatings, although I do provide frequent spankings mixed with a good measure  of love smile

Your port is nice and compact. Regarding the yellow photos, you said you have them as "fillers", I see many MM members do the same. One should never pad a port just to fill the available space MM provides. Fillers alway drag a port down.

Your port tells the story of your beauty in a relatively few images, which I call an effective port. You dont have any images that drag your port down at this time. I do see a potential for you to grow and build a killer port, but the key for you to be sucessful in this effort is the level of photographer talent you choose in the future, so choose carefully. While the photographers you worked with in the past are competent, you need to move up and hook up with a brilliant photographer or two who have the vision to do full justice to your beauty.

I could pick almost any pic as my favorite, but for now I feel like choosing this one as I love your profile and pensive expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121022/15/5085c9ae53656_m.jpg

Oct 24 12 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Frances Roberson
Posts: 10
Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom


Please tell me mine! My portfolio is so week, I need to remove the worst ones asap!
Oct 24 12 01:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Professor Awesome
Posts: 12
PARLIN, New Jersey, US


Assistance greatly appreciated.
Oct 24 12 08:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RedwoodForest
Posts: 307
Portland, Oregon, US


ikonas wrote:
"But keep in mind, some images may be in there for reasons you do not understand"

If I dont understand, then your audience will not understand either. You need to present your port so that it's images are easy to  interpret without one having to do lots of research.

Overall actually the first impression of your port is quite good. Your Redwood forest is a unique theme.

I would porpose trimming down your first three rows down to two. While the images are good, there is some repetition of portraits taken from similar angles. I recommend deleting this image of Katie. While she is a beautiful girl, you've already posted several of her in the same dress.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121015/23/507cfc531a565_m.jpg

Same goes for rows 4 and 8. I propose trimming these and leave only one row as the images with their poses are quite similar. Remember, less is more.

You have some strong images, this one is one of several favorites for its light and setting
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120707/23/4ff924654e489_m.jpg

Needles to say, this one is a super captivating image for its amazing light. I would love to see you expanding on this concept by including one of your gorgeous models in it. 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120507/22/4fa8b3dc1bae7_m.jpg

Thanks for the feedback.

Yes, I recently added back the other image of Katie - other than the one you linked - and considered maybe removing the one you mentioned. The other in the top row, has a higher comment to view ratio.

On that subject about images that people don't need to interpret. I leave images up sometimes to see the number of comments per number of views so I can navigate to  portfolios of people who are commenting. That way I can see what kind of model or photographer who likes certain shots.

It's definitely getting close to culling season. I've got like 60 image up of my allotted 75 for premium. But I'm thinking about going with more like 50.

Really something to think that roughly a year ago, I only had 4 images to start. And had never done portraiture before that, until I began with the one model Alley.

Oct 24 12 08:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Image Magik wrote:
Curious.

Greetings,
You've got some super captivating images, but unfortunately quite a few are dragging your port down. Here is how you can bring your port a notch or two up.

You posted 6 or more images of this lovely girl. Keep only this one. Remember to avoid variant images, they really devalue your port and dilute the comments.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28741656

Remove all censored images. I think you did it so you can make them your AVI. Well, you still can by simply hiding the censored version and only display the adult version.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120614/12/4fda4175d9ac9_m.jpg

Delete all the other variant images, you know which ones they are.

This 3 image series is spread across two rows - that is sloppy. Treat your port with care.

This B&W portrait is my favorite, you did a truly superb job here. Keep shooting like that.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121019/20/508217e6c5800_m.jpg

Oct 24 12 08:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jo Weston wrote:
Curious :-)

Thanks for stopping by Jo and welcome to MM. Your port is tiny and in all your images you are wearing the same dress which is a no no in a port. Please read my original post on page 1 which talkes about this. Also I note  your images are shot by an amatuer. It is ok for now, but your task in the future should be to hook out with a few talented photographers.

While you seem heavier that your stereotypical stick llama, you should take advantage of your amazing stats and curves by creating tasteful implied or wearing revealing dress. But only allow a top notch photographer to help you.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/12/507f087f8f112_m.jpg

Best of luck and have fun!

Oct 24 12 08:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Merry Jane
Posts: 986
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, US


I'm interested. Thinking about weeding some images out of my port. So this might help.
Oct 24 12 11:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SvetlanaK
Posts: 63
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Go ahead, i would love to know what my worst image is. I will be uploading more work soon
Oct 25 12 12:10 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rochelle Belanger
Posts: 13
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada


i'd love to hear your thoughts!
Oct 25 12 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


RedwoodForest wrote:
Thanks for the feedback.

Yes, I recently added back the other image of Katie - other than the one you linked - and considered maybe removing the one you mentioned. The other in the top row, has a higher comment to view ratio.

On that subject about images that people don't need to interpret. I leave images up sometimes to see the number of comments per number of views so I can navigate to  portfolios of people who are commenting. That way I can see what kind of model or photographer who likes certain shots.

It's definitely getting close to culling season. I've got like 60 image up of my allotted 75 for premium. But I'm thinking about going with more like 50.

Really something to think that roughly a year ago, I only had 4 images to start. And had never done portraiture before that, until I began with the one model Alley.

Glad to hear your thoughts.
"I leave images up sometimes to see the number of comments per number of views so I can navigate to  portfolios of people who are commenting."
You can keep these images for your records while they do not show up in your port by hiding them. You can do this in the Manage Photos menu.

Keep up the great work!

Oct 25 12 02:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


SvetlanaK wrote:
Go ahead, i would love to know what my worst image is. I will be uploading more work soon

Nice to see you back Svetlana. I am not sure you are aware that I already critiqued your port on Page 15. Seems like you deletedd a few images I recommended to delete, but you still kept those motorcycle images. There are at least 5 variants. I strongly recommend you remove either all of them or at the most keep just one.

Oct 25 12 02:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Frances Roberson wrote:
Please tell me mine! My portfolio is so week, I need to remove the worst ones asap!

For a beginner, your portfolio is NOT weak as you say, but is there room for improvement? Yes, I think there is.

I propose deleting this one as your pose is contrived - rule [2] and ther is a variant - rule [1]. Furthermore the image is not flattering to your thighs.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120709/02/4ffaa0caa1a8c_m.jpg

Here, there is a snapshot feel to this image and your expression is lacking
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120325/08/4f6f36af9eb2c_m.jpg

Remove this one as well as you already posted a better variant
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120325/07/4f6f31b759171_m.jpg

This is yoour strongest image for showing your beauty, dress and great location
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111011/09/4e9471825b0a7_m.jpg

For the near future, your priority ought to be to connect with talented photographer or two who will help you bring your port to the next level.

Oct 25 12 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SvetlanaK
Posts: 63
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


ikonas wrote:

Nice to see you back Svetlana. I am not sure you are aware that I already critiqued your port on Page 15. Seems like you deletedd a few images I recommended to delete, but you still kept those motorcycle images. There are at least 5 variants. I strongly recommend you remove either all of them or at the most keep just one.

Oh yes you did, you see i got a mixed message with the motorbikes one. Some love it and others hate it. I am developing the port and then removing the images that get out dated big_smile thanks again for the reply! appreciate it!

Oct 25 12 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Zoe Pinheiro
Posts: 83
Los Angeles, California, US


smile
Oct 25 12 05:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


SvetlanaK wrote:

Oh yes you did, you see i got a mixed message with the motorbikes one. Some love it and others hate it. I am developing the port and then removing the images that get out dated big_smile thanks again for the reply! appreciate it!

Your motorcycle images got about 500 views with zero comments. So are you going to follow me or the other guy who recommended keeping them?

Oct 25 12 05:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Merry Jane wrote:
I'm interested. Thinking about weeding some images out of my port. So this might help.

Greetings Merry,
I think you have a pretty strong and diverse port. No obvious violation of the port org guidelines posted on page 1 except this collage - rule [3]. I would much prefer if you posted just the top image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111103/11/4eb2e2d21c838_m.jpg

I would also can this image as neither your face nor your figure are shown in the best way.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30250062

My favorites are this erotic nude for the unusual pose
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29724235

And this image for light and composition
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30400469

This portrait is gorgeous
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121009/15/5074a216af272_m.jpg

Oct 25 12 05:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Rochelle Belanger wrote:
i'd love to hear your thoughts!

Hello Rochelle,
While you posted only 9 images, there is still room to delete a few and make your port a bit stronger. There are three sets of variant images so delete one from each set - see rule [1]

My favorite is this one as it shows your shapely legs and pretty face in a great composition - the TV is quite unexpected in its setting (but delete the variant, not because its bad, it is just its presence is distracting)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120926/19/5063bef9e067f_m.jpg

You do need to work with more photographers to diversify your port. Good luck and have fun.

Oct 25 12 06:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


TIP OF THE DAY: Did you know you can hide some of your images? Go to the ' Manage Photos' menu and click the 'Hide' button in the images you want to hide. You can bring a hidden image back to view by simply clicking the 'Uhide' button. You can still use a hidden image for your AVI.
Oct 26 12 10:11 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Sir Prepster
Posts: 80
New York, New York, US


Let me know
Oct 26 12 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


ikonas wrote:

Thanks for stopping by Jo and welcome to MM. Your port is tiny and in all your images you are wearing the same dress which is a no no in a port. Please read my original post on page 1 which talkes about this. Also I note  your images are shot by an amatuer. It is ok for now, but your task in the future should be to hook out with a few talented photographers.

While you seem heavier that your stereotypical stick model, you should take advantage of your amazing stats and curves by creating tasteful implied or wearing revealing dress. But only allow a top notch photographer to help you.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/12/507f087f8f112_m.jpg

Best of luck and have fun!

Thank you for the feedback! I am working on getting some shoots with more experienced photographer that will be able to emphasize the better features, I hope to have a few more images to add to my port soon.

:-)

Oct 26 12 05:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Image Magik
Posts: 1,067
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


ikonas wrote:

Greetings,
You've got some super captivating images, but unfortunately quite a few are dragging your port down. Here is how you can bring your port a notch or two up.

You posted 6 or more images of this lovely girl. Keep only this one. Remember to avoid variant images, they really devalue your port and dilute the comments.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28741656

Remove all censored images. I think you did it so you can make them your AVI. Well, you still can by simply hiding the censored version and only display the adult version.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120614/12/4fda4175d9ac9_m.jpg

Delete all the other variant images, you know which ones they are.

This 3 image series is spread across two rows - that is sloppy. Treat your port with care.

This B&W portrait is my favorite, you did a truly superb job here. Keep shooting like that.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121019/20/508217e6c5800_m.jpg

Thanks for the tips Julius. I cleaned house and it looks a lot better:-)

Oct 26 12 06:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Sir Prepster wrote:
Let me know

Hello Mr Prepster a nice compact port you've got there.

I propose deleting this one as you already posted a similar image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110303/15/4d7022c47651b_m.jpg

And this snapshot as well
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110329/10/4d92139af0ed0_m.jpg

Your Luis Rafael photos are superb, including this B&W. Great photography here.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101230/15/4d1d0f6661b7c_m.jpg

Oct 26 12 07:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I am back folks.
Oct 28 12 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Christina Josephine
Posts: 121
Warsaw, Indiana, US


Points to self!!
Oct 28 12 05:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
FrancescoF
Posts: 54
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina


I'd like to get judged;)
Oct 28 12 05:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Christina Josephine wrote:
Points to self!!

Welcome to MM Josephine. You've got already a great start on your port. Keep in mind that a port is always stonger if it does not include variants - see rule [1] provided in the guidelines of my original post on page 1 of this forum. Thus, I recommend removing images 2 and 3 as the related fan image is stronger.

You have several very strong images, this one is one of them for your intense expression and beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/15/50807f2d0330e_m.jpg

Good luck!

Oct 28 12 06:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


FrancescoF wrote:
I'd like to get judged;)

Hello Francesco, thanks for stopping by. I am a bit confused as to the purpose of  making a composite of image 1 and 2. Normally an MUA will use composite to show before and after like you did in your last images. However in your first two images both sides seem identical. Or am I missing here something?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121021/23/5084e25d61327_m.jpg

You've done a great job here, and effectively showed before and after.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120921/20/505d37a8581dc_m.jpg

Oct 28 12 06:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Maria Panina
Posts: 139
New York, New York, US


I'd like to hear your opinion
Oct 28 12 06:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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