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Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Paige Thomley wrote:
I would love to know your opinion.

Hello Paige,

You have created an artistic,  captivating port that is neither too brief nor too extended offering a great variety of expressions, poses, locations and concepts.

I would propose removing two of the three following portraits as they provide basically the same expression. Your pick.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130514/17/5192dd439e5ea_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130306/16/5137df909c116_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130514/15/5192bfca7ad2a_m.jpg

I also propose deleting one of your
Forbidden Fruit 2 images as they are basically variants.

There are plenty of beautiful images in your port. Your portrait, rightly chosen as your AVI, is truly magnificent.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130627/20/51ccfe9564834_m.jpg

Jul 11 13 06:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Robert Perez
Posts: 1,151
Brooklyn, New York, US


Ok i'm in.
Jul 11 13 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I Paul Jacob
Posts: 28
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I would like to know.
Jul 11 13 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Keith Aleksoff
Posts: 46
Anchorage, Alaska, US


Please
Jul 11 13 07:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Thomley
Posts: 573
West Bend, Wisconsin, US


ikonas Boston wrote:

Hello Paige,

You have created an artistic,  captivating port that is neither too brief nor too extended offering a great variety of expressions, poses, locations and concepts.

I would propose removing two of the three following portraits as they provide basically the same expression. Your pick.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130514/17/5192dd439e5ea_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130306/16/5137df909c116_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130514/15/5192bfca7ad2a_m.jpg

I also propose deleting one of your
Forbidden Fruit 2 images as they are basically variants.

There are plenty of beautiful images in your port. Your portrait, rightly chosen as your AVI, is truly magnificent.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130627/20/51ccfe9564834_m.jpg

Thank you so much. This helps me a lot!

Jul 11 13 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
dandylioness
Posts: 12
San Jose, California, US


ikonas Boston wrote:
...

I advise my models not to smile, because very few are actually capable of producing a genuine smile by forcing it. However, I might crack a joke and then when they don’t expect it I capture their expression.

Experiment with a variety of emotions - show anger, surprise, sultriness, etc.  Show diversity. You do have gorgeous face so I am convinced that interesting expressions will help produce amazing images.

I would not recommend deleting any images at this time as your port is still very small.

...

Another favorite of mine is your B&W. However, I propose deleting it and posting only the right side as I discourage the posting of collages in artists ports. See Rule [3] on page 1 of this thread.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130606/23/51b1846ed6b2a_m.jpg

Thanks for the great advice! I have many examples of more genuine smiles, but they all start looking the same to me since I laugh a decent amount in most of the shoots I've been in~

I have two questions for you in regards to your suggestions:

(1) The B&W that you liked isn't an image that I made into a collage; I received it that way from the photographer... If I were to alter it (i.e. re-editing and just posting the right side), would it be infringing on the photographer's work? Is it just better to ask the photographer himself?

(2) Would pictures with other people (i.e. my significant other during a couples shoot) be too distracting?

I'll update my pictures with what I have now according to your guidelines (minus the B&W since I'm not sure what to do with it...), and again as soon as I get other images from trade work (:

I simply cannot thank you enough!

Jul 11 13 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Raven Blake
Posts: 58
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Would love to hear your opinions, and not from the comments or lists.
Thanks in advance smile
Jul 12 13 10:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


dandylioness wrote:
Thanks for the great advice! I have many examples of more genuine smiles, but they all start looking the same to me since I laugh a decent amount in most of the shoots I've been in~

I have two questions for you in regards to your suggestions:

(1) The B&W that you liked isn't an image that I made into a collage; I received it that way from the photographer... If I were to alter it (i.e. re-editing and just posting the right side), would it be infringing on the photographer's work? Is it just better to ask the photographer himself?

(2) Would pictures with other people (i.e. my significant other during a couples shoot) be too distracting?


I'll update my pictures with what I have now according to your guidelines (minus the B&W since I'm not sure what to do with it...), and again as soon as I get other images from trade work (:

I simply cannot thank you enough!

(1) "If I were to alter it (i.e. re-editing and just posting the right side), would it be infringing on the photographer's work?"

I think it is OK for you to crop out a part of the finished image without infringing on the photographer's work as long as you do not edit it further. However it never hurts to ask, I don’t see any reason the photog would object. 

(2) "Would pictures with other people (i.e. my significant other during a couples shoot) be too distracting?"

You should NOT post an image with your bf UNLESS this image is top class. If you do post, please do NOT mention this is your bf as this would seem unprofessional.

Jul 12 13 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Paige Morgan wrote:
Go on and tell me. I have thick skin. smile

Greetings Paige,

You have a strong port featuring a great diversity of expressions, poses and styles. I find your androgynous look unique and interesting. I find no variants ... yay!

There are a few images that should go.

Great photography here, but your hips/thighs look heavy.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120504/05/4fa3d1e51c360_m.jpg

Cigarettes are not cool anymore in the 21st century
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111228/09/4efb513114242_m.jpg

Posting an image with a group of models in a minor fashion event is not adding value to your port.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130111/17/50f0bcb05d169_m.jpg

Remove the caption "Ad published in 02/02/2011 Village Voice Make up by Heather Wolverton, incorrectly attributed to Marta Maria in print(as she canceled)" - who cares  - why dwell on the negative ?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130111/18/50f0c5dd5baff_m.jpg

As for my favorites...

Great pose, expression and photography.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121211/14/50c7b59717f29_m.jpg

This image makes a great AVI due to styling, expression and pose that project a mannequin like image
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130626/08/51cb0502da1c9_m.jpg

Jul 12 13 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Blatant Pixels Photo wrote:
I would like to know.

Before I proceed evaluating your port, please help me understand something.
The images you currently display have all been posted very recently. These are shot in the same style, while I see many other photos in diverse styles credited to you by your models. I also note you have been on MM for a long time. So may I ask what is your objective by showing this limited set of images?

Understanding this will  give me a context in which to review your port.

Jul 12 13 07:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


ikonas Boston wrote:
Greetings Paige,

You have a strong port featuring a great diversity of expressions, poses and styles. I find your androgynous look unique and interesting. I find no variants ... yay!

There are a few images that should go.

Great photography here, but your hips/thighs look heavy.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120504/05/4fa3d1e51c360_m.jpg

Cigarettes are not cool anymore in the 21st century
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111228/09/4efb513114242_m.jpg

Posting an image with a group of models in a minor fashion event is not adding value to your port.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130111/17/50f0bcb05d169_m.jpg

Remove the caption "Ad published in 02/02/2011 Village Voice Make up by Heather Wolverton, incorrectly attributed to Marta Maria in print(as she canceled)" - who cares  - why dwell on the negative ?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130111/18/50f0c5dd5baff_m.jpg

As for my favorites...

Great pose, expression and photography.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121211/14/50c7b59717f29_m.jpg

This image makes a great AVI due to styling, expression and pose that project a mannequin like image
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130626/08/51cb0502da1c9_m.jpg

In the specific instance of the Village Voice ad, it's more a matter of the correct artist getting credit, not the artist whom canceled. Just mentioning that it was credited incorrectly might still carry the association for some people that Marta had something to do with that shoot(not the case), and they just mixed up names/attributions.


Heather did the work, Heather gets 100% of the credit that I can give her, given that it was misprinted.

Jul 12 13 10:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Beth Chambers
Posts: 465
London, England, United Kingdom


Me please smile
Jul 13 13 10:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Raven Blake wrote:
Would love to hear your opinions, and not from the comments or lists.
Thanks in advance smile

Greetings Raven and welcome to MM.

It is true that one cannot rely on comments and lists to get a constructive feedback on the quality of one's images or a fair evaluation of a port overall. This is especially true if the comments came as part of MM comment exchange game that some members enjoy playing smile

A first glance at your port shows that you have a beautiful face and sensuously curvy body. At the same time it is apparent that there is too much focus on nudity without providing a clear concept. There are also variant images that need to go.

Your first three images are variants as you wear the same outfit and very similar expression. I propose keeping the first one, which happens to be my favorite.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130704/22/51d6562ce8fe1_m.jpg

The other three variants are your outdoor brook images same wardrobe (or lack of it in this case smile I would delete the first two as you are just blankly staring at the camera. For nudes you should favor laying down position or have your arms/shoulders up to prevent your breasts from drooping. Keep this one as your expression is the best of the three as your expresion is the best
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33004934

While Ron Spackman is a great photographer, this image provides too much light on your nose and breast to the point it is distracting.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32808206

I propose you rather display the image currently posted on Ron's page, however before posting I would advise some photoshop work to thin your arm plus make few other changes. Private message me and I will be happy to photoshop this for you if you provide me the original.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130531/09/51a8cc558b124_m.jpg

Lastly I would remove (or just hide) this one as your expression is stiff, and so is your pose
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33156707

For future work you ought to de-emphasizing the nuded, while diversifying to lingerie and some classy wardrobe.

Cheers!

Jul 13 13 11:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kierran5
Posts: 73
Bainbridge, Georgia, US


My port is really just getting up off the ground, But I'm in ^^
Jul 13 13 11:18 am  Link  Quote 
Model
dandylioness
Posts: 12
San Jose, California, US


ikonas Boston wrote:
(1) "If I were to alter it (i.e. re-editing and just posting the right side), would it be infringing on the photographer's work?"

I think it is OK for you to crop out a part of the finished image without infringing on the photographer's work as long as you do not edit it further. However it never hurts to ask, I don’t see any reason the photog would object. 

(2) "Would pictures with other people (i.e. my significant other during a couples shoot) be too distracting?"

You should NOT post an image with your bf UNLESS this image is top class. If you do post, please do NOT mention this is your bf as this would seem unprofessional.

(1) Agreed; I'll just ask as a courtesy call tongue
(2) Makes sense. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

Jul 13 13 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Beth Chambers wrote:
Me please smile

Hello Beth,

Having a 15 image limit on MM account is an advantage - it forces one to select and post only the very best images as is evident in your port. You have done a good job working within these constraints providing a good overview of your figure, portrait, poses and expressions. This is all a photographer or a potential client needs to make a decision whether to move forward or not.

I would not recommend deleting any image, but if you insist, I would say this one as it does not offer anything more than your other images. Unlike your other images, neither your pose nor your expression are that much captivating.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130603/10/51acd170e119c_m.jpg

I love your fiery red hair, and this image nicely sums it up all.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120416/03/4f8bee3eabcbf_m.jpg

Jul 14 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
Model
_BlossomFairy_
Posts: 155
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


would love to hear your thoughts smile
Jul 14 13 06:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ruth Gray
Posts: 48
Greensboro, North Carolina, US


I'd love some critique. How can I be better?
Jul 15 13 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I Ference Photography
Posts: 1,152
Rochester, New York, US


Oh, I'm game.  So much more useful than "best image"!
Jul 15 13 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


_BlossomFairy_ wrote:
would love to hear your thoughts smile

Hello Blossom,

Welcome to MM. Firstly, I like your profile as it provides a good overview of where you stand and what you are looking for as a model. Same with you newly created portfolio providing a good glimpse of indoor outdoor shoots with a good range of poses and wardrobe.

I even like the way yo organized your images by alternating landscape and portrait. Was that intentional? Personally I try to match their height by placing one row all landscape, one row all portrait. Many MM'ers simply disregard this small aesthetic issue and just randomly place their icons, which can be a distraction.

If there is any weak point it would be that you offer a similar smiling expression in most of your photos. I will not ask you to delete any for this reason, just not in the future to select images with a more diverse set of expressions. Show diversity - anger, surprise, sultriness, etc.

I propose deleting this image with your lovely friend MLT as you are already displaying two other images with her. Worse, your expression is sort of blank and you don’t seem to be looking in the direction of your pointing hand.The image serves no purpose.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/20/51df72568d9df_m.jpg

My favorite is this one for your wardrobe, makeup and beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/20/51df735ea9832_m.jpg

And this one your nice side glance, beauty and great B&W photography.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130616/19/51be70ad23211_m.jpg

Best of luck!

Jul 16 13 05:25 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Sunblossom
Posts: 45
Manchester, England, United Kingdom


Hello!
Could I have your opinion? smile
Jul 16 13 05:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Ruth Gray wrote:
I'd love some critique. How can I be better?

Another newbie smile Greetings and welcome Ruth!

As I glance through your embryonic port I am immediately impressed by your poses. Personally I love to work with ballet dancers like yourself who are trained to display this level of elegance and grace.

No need to remove any images now as you probably have limited set of images at this point. In the future I propose deleting your tree branch pose as you are already wearing the same bikini in your AVI portrait. Furthermore the photography here is a bit weaker compared to your other images..
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130713/17/51e1eddeba87d_m.jpg

I propose rearranging your port placing the four door images to align in the same row. As a group they are a captivating series.

Two favorite are this one for the awesome pose and setting
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/21/51df827aaa3ec_m.jpg

And this portrait for its art and beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130620/20/51c3c3b3c2029_m.jpg

Looking to see more in the future.

Jul 16 13 06:04 am  Link  Quote 
Model
E L I N
Posts: 199
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


I'd love your feedback. Thanks!
Jul 16 13 06:17 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Elena Antonia Pappas
Posts: 743
Miami, Florida, US


Me too smile
Jul 16 13 08:06 am  Link  Quote 
Model
_BlossomFairy_
Posts: 155
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


ikonas Boston wrote:

Hello Blossom,

Welcome to MM. Firstly, I like your profile as it provides a good overview of where you stand and what you are looking for as a model. Same with you newly created portfolio providing a good glimpse of indoor outdoor shoots with a good range of poses and wardrobe.

I even like the way yo organized your images by alternating landscape and portrait. Was that intentional? Personally I try to match their height by placing one row all landscape, one row all portrait. Many MM'ers simply disregard this small aesthetic issue and just randomly place their icons, which can be a distraction.

If there is any weak point it would be that you offer a similar smiling expression in most of your photos. I will not ask you to delete any for this reason, just not in the future to select images with a more diverse set of expressions. Show diversity - anger, surprise, sultriness, etc.

I propose deleting this image with your lovely friend MLT as you are already displaying two other images with her. Worse, your expression is sort of blank and you don’t seem to be looking in the direction of your pointing hand.The image serves no purpose.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/20/51df72568d9df_m.jpg

My favorite is this one for your wardrobe, makeup and beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/20/51df735ea9832_m.jpg

And this one your nice side glance, beauty and great B&W photography.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130616/19/51be70ad23211_m.jpg

Best of luck!

Thank you so much for your feedback, I organized my photos the way they are on purpose. I must admit, you were the only person who remark that. As for expressions, I am still trying to work on it. Not many photographers wanted to shoot any negative emotions but I do have some of these emotions coming. I always jump on opportunities where I have the chance to show my ability to show more emotions. I am going to take note of everything you said, it's really helpful.

Wish you great success always,
-Amy smile

Jul 16 13 04:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I Ference Photography wrote:
Oh, I'm game.  So much more useful than "best image"!

I applaud you for your very original work. The insane asylum/ abandoned building concept is super unique and your images are quite captivating - the theme and style are very consistent. Your execution is superb.

To be even more consistent with your own style/theme, I recommend you abandon the abandoned  resort hotel's skating rink as the light, unlike the rest does not seem to be natural.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130610/11/51b61e65660fd_m.jpg

For consistency sake, you ought to caption this image as the viewer expects to learn where each image location is as the theme of your port is location.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120814/12/502aa75b321bd_m.jpg

Ditto for this one. An abandoned dental office perhaps ?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19714764

Hard to pick a favorite but here is one for its superb light
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101022/18/4cc234227cc1a_m.jpg

Same goes for this one
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30087139

Thanks for sharing.

Jul 16 13 07:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
CarinD
Posts: 18
Fort Meade, Maryland, US


Criticize me please!!
Jul 16 13 07:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


CarinD wrote:
Criticize me please!!

Welcome to MM Carin. Your starter portfolio provides a good glimpse into your beauty. Your expressions are for the most part good.

I evaluate ports based on several principles spelled out in my original post on Page 1 of this thread. It is easy to greatly improve a portfolio at any level - from beginner like yours to advanced as well - by following these simple rules.

Most artists try to fill their ports to the maximum images allowed. To do so they often use variant images. But this is a detriment. Rule [1]. In your case I would remove two of images 1, 2 and 4 in first row as your expression is similar. I will leave it up to you which of the three to delete.

I would also remove one or two of your images in the grass. Same location, same dress.

Also remove your collage - Rule [3]. It also is a variant of the above mentioned images and has a snapshot feel to it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/09/51deda32bb509_m.jpg

You have couple very strong images. This B&W I love for your beauty and superb photography
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130714/16/51e33ac65a1f6_m.jpg

This one is great for your attitude. It should be your AVI. Great caption too.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/09/51dedbd1d8f36_m.jpg

Best wishes

Jul 19 13 06:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Mares
Posts: 517
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


You give incredible feed back. If you're still going with this, I would appreciate your opinion.
Jul 19 13 08:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Beth Chambers
Posts: 465
London, England, United Kingdom


I deleted the photo you suggested last time smile what now?
Jul 20 13 01:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Laura Bello
Posts: 1,499
Rochester, New York, US


I'd love your opinion, I always find it more helpful to know my weak spots than my strengths.
Jul 20 13 04:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gustavo Escanelle
Posts: 200
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


tell me why why why
Jul 20 13 04:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jupiter Red
Posts: 521
New York, New York, US


I'd like to know, please!
Jul 20 13 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Mea Culpa
Posts: 353
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


I'd love some feedback.
Jul 20 13 07:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elena Antonia Pappas
Posts: 743
Miami, Florida, US


Skipped sad
Jul 21 13 11:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gilmore Photography
Posts: 14
Brooklyn, New York, US


I would like to know your thoughts… thanks p.
Jul 21 13 11:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Mares wrote:
You give incredible feed back. If you're still going with this, I would appreciate your opinion.

Greetings Mares and thanks for your kind introduction, much appreciated.

If you read my rules and scroll back to see some of my previous reviews you will realize that I have been preaching against posting variant images. So as not to sound like a broken record player, I am going to do something new. I will ask you to actaully keep your variants and make a best use of them just by simply rearranging your port. Lets turn your weakness into a strength.

I went through the trouble of actually taking a snapshot of your current portfolio - image group #1. I then deleted three images and rearrange everything for you - see image group #2.

Image group #1 below shows you have lovely figure and can produce some captivating poses. However you have three classes of variant images, carelessly arranged. Some are in the forest, others are B&W and rest are on the beach.
The eye is confused due to the random haphazzard arrangement.
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n510/ikonas1/MM%20Profile/Capture1_zpsbcbf2c27.jpg

First, lets delete three of your weakest images. The image below is OK (1st row, 2nd image) but nothing really captivates the viewer. We dont want to post just OK images, we must post only great images.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130718/23/51e8db3797f24_m.jpg

Next, in this nude image (2nd row, 4th image) your pose shows that you can't stretch like a professional ballerina or gymnast. Your leg is crooked in your pose. Focus on your strengths, and avoid weaknesses. Delete it.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33167863

The image below (the lower of the two) shows they way to do the pose properly, at least in my mind smile
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n510/ikonas1/index_142_18118468111_zps9353fe05.jpg

Lastly delete the image below (3d row, 2nd image) as you have one too many to arrange your port the way I want you to.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33167758
It is a beautiful image, so if you are attached to it, dont delete, but simply hide it and when you have room in the port later on as you expand it, you can simply unhide it.

Here is image group #2 showing how your port ought to look like. I arranged it in three groups of variant images, however each group has a nice consistent theme.

Row 1 - in the forest
Row 2 - B&W
Row 3 - on the beach

Each row is sort of like a collage (which I am against) except much more effective.
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n510/ikonas1/MM%20Profile/Capture2_zps2e7e994d.jpg
Personally I have over 150 images uploaded in my MM account, however I never show more than 50 at a time to keep my port trim and also to fit a certain theme. I spend lot of my time arranging and rearranging my port images. There are hidden images with over 100 comments just because I want to keep the port compact as I practice what I preach here - less is more.

In your case I think the final results are much more pleasing to the eye, and it shows that you put effort not just into making each individual photo, but that you also organized your entire port thoughtlfully.

Whew, I think I said enough, I am tired, lol. Best of luck!

Jul 22 13 02:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Hannah Loop
Posts: 3
New York, New York, US


It looks like you're very busy replying to lots of individuals, but I'm new to MM and modeling period, and would greatly appreciate any feedback! Thank you!
Jul 22 13 04:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Mares
Posts: 517
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


ikonas Boston wrote:

Greetings Mares and thanks for your kind introduction, much appreciated.

If you read my rules and scroll back to see some of my previous reviews you will realize that I have been preaching against posting variant images. So as not to sound like a broken record player, I am going to do something new. I will ask you to actaully keep your variants and make a best use of them just by simply rearranging your port. Lets turn your weakness into a strength.

I went through the trouble of actually taking a snapshot of your current portfolio - image group #1. I then deleted three images and rearrange everything for you - see image group #2.

Image group #1 below shows you have lovely figure and can produce some captivating poses. However you have three classes of variant images, carelessly arranged. Some are in the forest, others are B&W and rest are on the beach.
The eye is confused due to the random haphazzard arrangement.
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n510/ikonas1/MM%20Profile/Capture1_zpsbcbf2c27.jpg

First, lets delete three of your weakest images. The image below is OK (1st row, 2nd image) but nothing really captivates the viewer. We dont want to post just OK images, we must post only great images.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130718/23/51e8db3797f24_m.jpg

Next, in this nude image (2nd row, 4th image) your pose shows that you can't stretch like a professional ballerina or gymnast. Your leg is crooked in your pose. Focus on your strengths, and avoid weaknesses. Delete it.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33167863

The image below (the lower of the two) shows they way to do the pose properly, at least in my mind smile
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n510/ikonas1/index_142_18118468111_zps9353fe05.jpg

Lastly delete the image below (3d row, 2nd image) as you have one too many to arrange your port the way I want you to.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33167758
It is a beautiful image, so if you are attached to it, dont delete, but simply hide it and when you have room in the port later on as you expand it, you can simply unhide it.

Here is image group #2 showing how your port ought to look like. I arranged it in three groups of variant images, however each group has a nice consistent theme.

Row 1 - in the forest
Row 2 - B&W
Row 3 - on the beach

Each row is sort of like a collage (which I am against) except much more effective.
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n510/ikonas1/MM%20Profile/Capture2_zps2e7e994d.jpg
Personally I have over 150 images uploaded in my MM account, howevert I never show more than 50 at a time to keep my port trim and also to fit a certain theme. I spend lot of my time arranging and rearranging my port images. There are hidden images with over 100 comments just because I want to keep the port compact as I practice what I preach here - less is more.

In your case I think the final results are much more pleasing to the eye, and it shows that you put effort not just into making each individual photo, but that you also organized your entire port thoughtlfully.

Whew, I think I said enough, I am tired, lol. Best of luck!

Thank you so very much. I've lots of work to do now too!

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Beth Chambers wrote:
I deleted the photo you suggested last time smile what now?

I love when my readers actually listen to me by deleting images which I recommend to delete and then come back for more smile

I think your port is perfect now. If you reached your limit of 15, its time to treat yourself and upgrade to VIP membership. However, even if you get the 200 image limit, NEVER disply more than 50-60. Use the spare space to hide images as I do - see my previous post.

Keep up the great work Beth.

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