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Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


I feel like my portfolio is getting too large or maybe I'm just tired of staring at it.
What would you delete from my portfolio if you had the power?

I'll return the favor.
Oct 07 12 12:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


I like 3, 18 & 21.

I'd lose the rest.
Oct 07 12 12:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Oct 07 12 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Cole Morrison wrote:
hmm. most would disagree about that, but thats ok.

Sorry my critique upset you to the extent that you needed to invoke the 'and everybody else thinks so too' justification.

Oct 07 12 12:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Sorry my critique upset you to the extent that you needed to invoke the 'and everybody else thinks so too' justification.

Ok cool. Back on topic now?

Oct 07 12 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Monday Morning
Posts: 338
Norman, Oklahoma, US


I would probably delete these: (all 18+)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30025752 several other of the same look this one is less dramatic

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30080474 & http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29620607 the centered composition is a bit bland and the lighting gives it a bit of a fake background look

That's just my simple opinion. You have some beautiful work.
Oct 07 12 12:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron - photographer
Posts: 35
London, England, United Kingdom


Oct 07 12 12:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Monday Morning wrote:
I would probably delete these: (all 18+)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30025752 several other of the same look this one is less dramatic

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30080474 & http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29620607 the centered composition is a bit bland and the lighting gives it a bit of a fake background look

That's just my simple opinion. You have some beautiful work.

Thanks! You picked a couple I've been on the fence about so I'm definitely taking your opinion into consideration.
And thank you for the compliment as well.

For you:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/20122859 it doesnt make sense to me!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18985027 his bad posture is driving me nuts
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/22407712 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27645738 something about her pose is just strange...



http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27274298 18+ in turn, this is absolutely fricken stunning. my favorite.

Oct 07 12 12:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Thanks! Heh one was covered by someone before you tongue Not sure which one.

You have way too much hand bra.
I would rid of these two for starters (the rest are better)
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30032673
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27862231
this because the crop is super weird
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27907162
and, your trio is better so this isnt needed
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24462465

Oct 07 12 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GNapp Studios
Posts: 6,192
Somerville, New Jersey, US


I would get rid of your avatar....you are beautiful and that shot is not flattering to you at all.
Oct 07 12 01:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


GNapp Studios wrote:
I would get rid of your avatar....you are beautiful and that shot is not flattering to you at all.

Heh if I do that, what should I use instead? Most of my work is nude so Im never sure what to use while still keeping current.

Oct 07 12 01:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Oct 07 12 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L Raye
Posts: 4,996
Petaluma, California, US


I, too, would get rid of your avatar.  The light doesn't flatter you.  But I love the rest.  If another had to go, it would be the mine entrance shot.  I love it but think it probably works better in the photographers portfolio.
Oct 07 12 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,787
Portland, Oregon, US


I would probably kill:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 3#30065653

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 4#29741954

and

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#29748045


as for mine, I have a few I plan to kill off...

as soon as I have pics of you to replace them with. wink
Oct 07 12 01:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


L Raye wrote:
I, too, would get rid of your avatar.  The light doesn't flatter you.  But I love the rest.  If another had to go, it would be the mine entrance shot.  I love it but think it probably works better in the photographers portfolio.

Thats a kind critique hehe.
If I took down the avatar, what should I replace it with?
I mostly have nudes and dont really know what to use thats PG and still current.

I'm already a fan of your work so its a hard pick here as well.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#25157489 18+
I picked this one because it's not quite as good as the other shot of Eleanor next to it smile

Oct 07 12 01:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


DougBPhoto wrote:
I would probably kill:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 3#30065653

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 4#29741954

and

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#29748045


as for mine, I have a few I plan to kill off...

as soon as I have pics of you to replace them with. wink

Hah! You want to kill Jonathan off. tongue

For you, lets see if mine line up with the ones you planned to take down:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 25#7152525 you have two of her next to eachother! i like the other one better.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 80#7971580 i love water shots but i dont know what it is about the actual pool showing that really bothers me

Oct 07 12 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,787
Portland, Oregon, US


Cole Morrison wrote:

Hah! You want to kill Jonathan off. tongue

For you, lets see if mine line up with the ones you planned to take down:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 25#7152525 you have two of her next to eachother! i like the other one better.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 80#7971580 i love water shots but i dont know what it is about the actual pool showing that really bothers me

That is funny, I didn't even look whose was whose (and I try not to let that influence my opinions.)

Yup, those are on the chopping block.

Oct 07 12 01:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
OwenImages
Posts: 3,806
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US


When I review a portfolio, I always like to check if the model has teeth!  So, when you are finished deleting stuff, I would suggest adding a nice head shot that proves you have teeth.

I was shooting a new model once and she was paying me.  She looked good from her port but when she showed up for the shoot I quickly found out that half her teeth were rotten.  I was rather put off by it and would not have agreed to the shoot had I known this ahead of time...pay or no pay.  Now, I always check to see if the model has teeth!  LOL!
Oct 07 12 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


OwenImages wrote:
When I review a portfolio, I always like to check if the model has teeth!  So, when you are finished deleting stuff, I would suggest adding a nice head shot that proves you have teeth.

I was shooting a new model once and she was paying me.  She looked good from her port but when she showed up for the shoot I quickly found out that half her teeth were rotten.  I was rather put off by it and would not have agreed to the shoot had I known this ahead of time...pay or no pay.  Now, I always check to see if the model has teeth!  LOL!

Well it is a side view does it count for anything?
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#29912479

Oct 07 12 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


I would delete  1,8,9,12,14,17,22,27

some of these are just snap shot like and dont give your port a professional look, or are just bland except for a naked androgynous woman in it.  A good guide is to imagine an old man in a tshirt and jeans as the subject rather than a nude woman and then ask is it a strong image. 

Many of the photos don;t reveal what else you can do except get naked.

I dont think you have a smiling photo in your port or one that shows any sense of joy- lots of despair, nihilism etc

As for your avatar I would suggest the head shot in the bath tub with fingers clenched.  It's a strong shot - it is more in line with all the work in your port (the current avatar seems out of place)
Oct 07 12 05:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Amelia Rouge
Posts: 114
Anaheim, California, US


What about me?
Oct 07 12 06:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Mark wrote:
I would delete  1,8,9,12,14,17,22,27

some of these are just snap shot like and dont give your port a professional look, or are just bland except for a naked androgynous woman in it.  A good guide is to imagine an old man in a tshirt and jeans as the subject rather than a nude woman and then ask is it a strong image. 

Many of the photos don;t reveal what else you can do except get naked.

I dont think you have a smiling photo in your port or one that shows any sense of joy- lots of despair, nihilism etc

As for your avatar I would suggest the head shot in the bath tub with fingers clenched.  It's a strong shot - it is more in line with all the work in your port (the current avatar seems out of place)

Thank you for the review, I am definitely going to take that into consideration. I'm still falling into my niche as far as nude genres go, and working on expressing so hopefully that will improve as my portfolio continues to grow (and the reason I'm trying to downsize it to most popular or best representing photos).

As for you I picked
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#21874178
Its the only photo in yours that I didnt like, and I really dont like it. Your work is so high quality but this shot is out of focus, grainy, too dark, unposed.

Oh and I thought about using that one as my avatar but I wasnt sure if it would be allowed. I have it marked 18+ even though you cant quite see anything more than pubic hair through water.

Oct 08 12 05:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Little Rouge wrote:
What about me?

I cant seem to find your contribution to this thread.

Oct 08 12 05:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Oscar Partida
Posts: 730
San Diego, California, US


keep this one

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#30149789
delete all the rest and start shooting all over
Oct 08 12 06:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Oscar Partida wrote:
keep this one

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#30149789
delete all the rest and start shooting all over

I am not ONLY a fetish model. Keeping just a fetish or rope shot would send the wrong message .

Oct 08 12 06:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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