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Photographer
Henley Photographic
Posts: 64
Swindon, England, United Kingdom


I'm not really interested what you think :-p
Jul 30 13 02:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
ResaVictoria
Posts: 34
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


sure, why not smile
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Photographer
V C O N W A Y
Posts: 5
Evansville, Indiana, US


Data insert error.
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Model
Kylie Alexandra
Posts: 351
Geelong, Victoria, Australia


Hi would love your input smile But I think I was skipped
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Model
Shirin McBennett-Sheen
Posts: 285
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Please wink
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Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Greetings folks. After a long hiatus, I am finally back.

Prior to posting, please read carefully guidelines spelled out on page 1.

Thanks
May 28 14 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JC Strick
Posts: 552
Dalton, Georgia, US


ikonas Boston wrote:
Greetings folks. After a long hiatus, I am finally back.

Prior to posting, please read carefully guidelines spelled out on page 1.

Thanks

I've recently deleted a lot so there's not much there, but I'd still love to hear your thoughts!

May 28 14 05:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alissa Christensen
Posts: 47
Los Angeles, California, US


I would love to know which is my weakest image. I am working hard to really build up a quality port that shows not only my modeling ability but my acting as well. Thank you in advance:)
May 28 14 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


JC Strick wrote:
I've recently deleted a lot so there's not much there, but I'd still love to hear your thoughts!

Greetings JC,

I am glad your port is brief - less work for me but more importantly, brief ports are always more captivating.
Delete this image for the following reasons, as listed in the guidelines I provide on Page 1 of this forum:
[1] AVOID VARIANT IMAGES - the image next to this one has a much better  expression
[2] DELETE IMAGES WITH POOR POSE OR EXPRESSION - her expression is contrived
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140420/23/5354b9876581c_m.jpg

Delete this image as it has the feel of a snapshot, the girls are just posing for the camera, and there is no clear concept that I can discern. Or am I missing here something? I know this image got 11 comments, but if you read them they are politely weak comments.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110711/12/4e1b4ca08318d_m.jpg


You have several great images, this one is my favorite for her thoughtful pose, styling, light and color
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140429/20/536071d992990_m.jpg

May 28 14 06:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Alissa Christensen wrote:
I would love to know which is my weakest image. I am working hard to really build up a quality port that shows not only my modeling ability but my acting as well. Thank you in advance:)

Hello Alissa, thanks for stopping by and I appreciate you specifying your goals (wanting to show your acting ability) as this helps me provide a more targeted critique. Like the port of the previous photographer, your's  is compact which is a good thing.

I propose you part with the following two images, as they violate rule [1] - AVOID VARIANT IMAGES plus your expression is week.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140407/19/534365d76e7c1_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140528/17/53867a724d6c5_m.jpg

My favorites are this one as it shows your gorgeous face in great light
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130711/11/51defb5f1c4b2_m.jpg

And this one for your amazing body and great alluring expression as you may do one on a sexy movie set:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140407/20/5343665b06d2c_m.jpg

May 28 14 06:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alissa Christensen
Posts: 47
Los Angeles, California, US


Thank you for the feedback:)
May 28 14 07:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jennifer Millikan Keene
Posts: 75
Asheboro, North Carolina, US


Let me hear it.
May 29 14 07:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sean Scarmack
Posts: 124
Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, US


I'm in
May 29 14 07:54 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Layla_B
Posts: 142
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands


Let me know smile
May 29 14 08:00 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Grady Richardson
Posts: 179
Houston, Texas, US


I'll play.
May 29 14 08:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jennifer Millikan Keene wrote:
Let me hear it.

Hello Jennifer. I propose you get rid of three images according to my guidelines I spell on page 1 of this forum

Get rid of these two images as they violate rule [1] -  AVOID VARIANT IMAGES  - same dress, same location
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140527/18/53853d03b08f7_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140424/14/53597fa167208_m.jpg


Also you should can this one for rule [2] DELETE IMAGES WITH POOR POSE OR EXPRESSION. Additionally this image make you look beyond your age and is not flattering to you true beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140413/21/534b64298b3ab_m.jpg

My favorite image is this one as you are engaging the camera well, and I love your hair and styling
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140304/00/531588734cc68_m.jpg

All the best

May 29 14 04:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Sean Scarmack wrote:
I'm in

Greetings Sean,

Firstly I propose you change your AVI. Use your best work to draw a viewer in. Keep the self portrait inside your port.

I propose you remove either one or both of your railroad images. railroad theme is a cliché and it devalues your port.   Furthermore there is no concept behind these images as your model just smiles at the camera.http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140528/06/5385e2f06375a_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101107/14/4cd726cbd1450_m.jpg

You have several great images. This portrait is one of my favorites for its color tones and light
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140523/05/537f402329207_m.jpg

Hope this helps

May 29 14 04:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Layla_B wrote:
Let me know smile

Hello Layla,

I think your port is pretty diverse, there are no variants. Your poses and expressions are great. I would say keep them all. If you are trying to free some space because your reached your quota, I propose you invest in your hobby and upgrade your membership. If you really insist then I would get rid of this one just because its got least comments. I know this is a copout, but sometimes it is good to listen to your audience. See rule [4]
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140317/15/532773c3ad6bb_m.jpg

One of my favorite is this one for the great contrast and your lovely legs smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131010/15/52572dee16ad9_m.jpg

Best wishes

May 29 14 04:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Random Image
Posts: 131
Denver, Colorado, US


If your still doing it open to learning more today than I knew yesterday!
May 29 14 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Grady Richardson wrote:
I'll play.

Hi Grady,

I will be a bit tougher on you because you are an experienced photog with some great images, but your port organization is poor according to my standards. Please go back to page 1 where I spell my guideline and you will see you have the following problems.

Rule [1] variant images. there are many which seriously  drag down your port.
You should delete images for rule [4] - listen to your audience.

You have way too many images in your portfolio. I propose you first delete half of them so you are left with 50 of the best ones. Then hide 30 of these and show only 20 of your very best. When you do that, feel free to come back here for a follow up evaluation

Good luck

May 29 14 04:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Thomas Joramo Sikkeland
Posts: 12
Oslo, Oslo, Norway


I love the idea of this thread!
I hope to get more pictures in the future but right now I dont have what you wanna look at.

If you still wanna take a look I would like you to tell me my one or two best pictures so I can keep them while the others disapear when I get new shoots smile

Keep up the good work!
May 29 14 04:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
HO Photo
Posts: 515
Los Angeles, California, US


Hit me with it!
May 29 14 05:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nestor Martinez
Posts: 39
Garfield, New Jersey, US


nice go for it!
May 30 14 11:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bernadette Newberry
Posts: 126
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Let me know smile
May 30 14 11:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Thomas Joramo Sikkeland wrote:
I love the idea of this thread!
I hope to get more pictures in the future but right now I dont have what you wanna look at.

If you still wanna take a look I would like you to tell me my one or two best pictures so I can keep them while the others disapear when I get new shoots smile

Keep up the good work!

Hi Thomas,
You are on the right track - delete as many as possible and only keep the best. And it really makes sense especially in your case as your port images, while excellent, are too similar.

Keep the first image as it is a great portrait showing your handsome features and your expression is quite commercial. The photography is good too.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140529/15/5387bb2d8f492_m.jpg

The second one to keep is this one as it shows your six pack in a great light.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140525/13/538250934afb9_m.jpg

Good luck and feel free to come back here once you add new images

May 30 14 02:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Layla_B
Posts: 142
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands


ikonas Boston wrote:

Hello Layla,

I think your port is pretty diverse, there are no variants. Your poses and expressions are great. I would say keep them all. If you are trying to free some space because your reached your quota, I propose you invest in your hobby and upgrade your membership. If you really insist then I would get rid of this one just because its got least comments. I know this is a copout, but sometimes it is good to listen to your audience. See rule [4]
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140317/15/532773c3ad6bb_m.jpg

One of my favorite is this one for the great contrast and your lovely legs smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131010/15/52572dee16ad9_m.jpg

Best wishes

Thankyou! smile

May 30 14 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Random Image wrote:
If your still doing it open to learning more today than I knew yesterday!

Hi Random,

I propose deleting this image as it is a variant, plus her expression is poor.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131015/20/525e0e4f995e3_m.jpg

I would also propose removing several images where it seems you used  your camera built in flash head on as this destroys the depth of the image. Your primary light source should always be from the side, back or top but never from your direction. Use your built in flash only as fill in source.

And my favorite image is this one. The primary light source is from top/behind
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131028/22/526f412ee6568_m.jpg
Seems I commented on this image just recently and this is what I said:
May 14, 2014 7:39pm - Simple yet classy. She could be a princess at a polo fame.

May 30 14 02:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


HO Photo wrote:
Hit me with it!

Please read and my guideline spelled out on page 1 of this forum which says:
"Be specific as to what are your concerns and in what areas you think you need most help. I will NOT respond to one liners such as "I'll play" or "I am in"

May 30 14 02:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Nestor Martinez wrote:
nice go for it!

Please read and my guideline spelled out on page 1 of this forum which says:
"Be specific as to what are your concerns and in what areas you think you need most help. I will NOT respond to one liners such as "I'll play" or "I am in"

May 30 14 02:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Bernadette Newberry wrote:
Let me know smile

Please read and my guideline spelled out on page 1 of this forum which says:
"Be specific as to what are your concerns and in what areas you think you need most help. I will NOT respond to one liners such as "I'll play" or "I am in"

May 30 14 02:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Miss Bond
Posts: 1,488
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


oki:)
May 30 14 02:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Random Image
Posts: 131
Denver, Colorado, US


Thank you.  I appreciate your taking the time to do this!


Made some changes, if you have more time open to feedback.

And sadly none of the pics are using direct flash, all are either OCF or direct light.

(I decided you were right about a lot of things lol, part of it being that this image made a better avatar, I think)
May 30 14 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Random Image wrote:
Thank you.  I appreciate your taking the time to do this!


Made some changes, if you have more time open to feedback.

And sadly none of the pics are using direct flash, all are either OCF or direct light.

(I decided you were right about a lot of things lol, part of it being that this image made a better avatar, I think)

I think your port is much stronger now. And I agree about the selection of the AVI - it is captivating yet  her poor expression is not visible

May 30 14 05:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Random Image
Posts: 131
Denver, Colorado, US


Thank you!
May 30 14 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Crmphotography
Posts: 21
Hillsborough, New Jersey, US


Why not I've been cutting the number of photos back.  Not sure what to cut next
May 30 14 08:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Phan Nguyen Nguyen
Posts: 194
New York, New York, US


me me me
May 30 14 08:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elyse Nicole Craft
Posts: 21
Salinas, California, US


Help meeee
May 31 14 12:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 661
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Crmphotography wrote:
Why not I've been cutting the number of photos back.  Not sure what to cut next

Greetings,
You are a talented photog but your port does need some work. firstly, like I tell most people, your variants must go - see my rule [1] on page 1. I counted at least 15. These in my mind seriously drag down one's port.

Few other images must go too. This one has poor pose and expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120703/19/4ff3aaaeb78e0_m.jpg

Same for this one. Plus you must can all the other variants of this red head, only keep one. See below.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131019/22/5263688a43dd6_m.jpg


Weak expression and poor image tonality
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140312/21/53212f661c336_m.jpg

Ok, now for my favorites. Your best image of spacepromise. Awesome light on her hair, good expression. Your audience voted for her too.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131019/22/526364cf91dc2_m.jpg

I am a sucker for ballet, and you and Julia did a great job creating this understated beauty in an urban setting
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140402/23/533d02848cfd5_m.jpg

Best of luck

May 31 14 05:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Crmphotography
Posts: 21
Hillsborough, New Jersey, US


Thanks I will make some of these changes.  I was thinking of pulling the ones you listed
May 31 14 05:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jorge Kreimer
Posts: 2,206
Los Angeles, California, US


Sure!
May 31 14 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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