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Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


(I'll be back, starting with the top of page 3, sometime late on Wednesday 12/12/12)

Post, and I'll rank your portfolio compared to everyone else who posts.

All are welcome (though I'm ranking based on overall photo quality, not specifically whatever your contribution to the photo was). I'm also only considering non-18+ images, so don't bother posting if most of your port is nudes.

You can find everyone's current rank here: http://www.sendu.me.uk/modelmayhem/photo_ranking
Keep checking back to see how you're doing!

One of the problems with trying to rank portfolios is that it becomes impossible to do consistently after a while. When you're looking at the 100th portfolio, can you really remember how good the 7th portfolio you looked at was? You could have 100 tabs open and try and compare them all that way, but you'd go insane. You'd also only be comparing small thumbnails, which too often don't tell the whole story.

To solve this, I'll pick the best and worst photo in your portfolio. I'll then feed them in to my web tool. The tool will let me automatically compare each new photo against every single other photo I've previously picked, one at a time. It will show me the new photo and one of the previous ones full-size side by side which will make it very easy to decide which of the two is better. A photo receives a point every time it is chosen as 'better'. Your portfolio rank is then based on the total points your 2 photos have received so far.

Now, the ranking is still just my personal opinion, but at least it is my opinion applied fairly, consistently and accurately over time. And since the web tool shows you how I ranked all the photos, you can decide for yourself if you agree with my opinion on photo quality, and therefore decide if the ranking means something to you.

Let's have some fun, and good luck!
Dec 08 12 02:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,455
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


This is going Hi-tech. I am in. You know what would be interesting if you are putting up a website. How about putting everyones ranking on there side by side to compare people's opinions easily?
Dec 08 12 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,776
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


Ohmylord, the "Ultimate" one - how can one walk away from this!
Do it big_smile!
Dec 08 12 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
B E A R
Posts: 474
Riverside, California, US


Okie
Dec 08 12 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,455
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Axioma wrote:
Ohmylord, the "Ultimate" one - how can one walk away from this!
Do it big_smile!

Well mine was the "definitive" one so I am not sure how that ranks against ultimate.

Dec 08 12 02:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ben Hinman
Posts: 596
Westwood, California, US


Interesting. Pray tell, how would you rank these famous artists from history?
Van Gogh
Pablo Picasso
Manet
Monet
Andy Warhol
Rene Magritte
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Leonardo DaVinci
Donald Judd

Not from 1 to 10, i presume. wink
Dec 08 12 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


I'm in. Sounds pretty interesting....and scary!
Dec 08 12 02:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Dan K Photography wrote:
This is going Hi-tech. I am in. You know what would be interesting if you are putting up a website. How about putting everyones ranking on there side by side to compare people's opinions easily?

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120526/15/4fc15ce2e1fe7_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121207/22/50c2e466e688a_m.jpg

Starting rank:
Obviously, since you're the first to post, you get #1! How long can you stay at number 1 though?...

Dec 08 12 02:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Axioma wrote:
Ohmylord, the "Ultimate" one - how can one walk away from this!
Do it big_smile!

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

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/11/508981ce6be1f_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#1 - but again, how long will that last?!

Dec 08 12 03:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
gmillerimages
Posts: 10
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Ok, Go for it!!
Dec 08 12 03:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Bear wrote:
Okie

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120926/14/50637a9863a18_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121208/13/50c3af8e8a309_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#2 ... but will it last?

Dec 08 12 03:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Ben Hinman wrote:
Interesting. Pray tell, how would you rank these famous artists from history?
Van Gogh
Pablo Picasso
Manet
Monet
Andy Warhol
Rene Magritte
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Leonardo DaVinci
Donald Judd

Not from 1 to 10, i presume. wink

They'd have to have MM portfolios and post in this thread to find out...
Did you want to be ranked? Leaving you off for now.

Dec 08 12 03:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 10,088
Santa Ana, California, US


Ok - see if I can make last place on two threads.
Dec 08 12 03:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Samantha Emme wrote:
I'm in. Sounds pretty interesting....and scary!

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110629/22/4e0c064defedd_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121123/11/50afd0cd6e936_m.jpg

Starting rank:
For now, you take over the #2 spot

Dec 08 12 03:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
jesse paulk
Posts: 3,712
Phoenix, Arizona, US


alrighty

will things be changeable if portfolios change? :p
Dec 08 12 03:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Sendu wrote:
Starting rank:
For now, you take over the #2 spot

Remind me to delete that picture after this hahha ;D
Thank you!

Dec 08 12 03:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,344
Asheville, North Carolina, US


Okay then.
Dec 08 12 03:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


gmillerimages wrote:
Ok, Go for it!!

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121013/07/5079743b18745_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121123/16/50b0165921429_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#5

Dec 08 12 03:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MikeyBoy
Posts: 633
Milltown, Wisconsin, US


....Hit me up Sparky ! smile
Dec 08 12 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MacLeod Designs
Posts: 3,309
Mooresville, North Carolina, US


sure why not
Dec 08 12 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


John Allan wrote:
Ok - see if I can make last place on two threads.

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100905/17/4c843b9a7df91_m.jpg
(sadly your real best is 18+ by a slight nipple slip)

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/21/4fe2a9f5ac2bc_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#3 (and while your ranking might drop, you won't end up last...)

Dec 08 12 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JIOPIX
Posts: 1,183
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I'm curious.
Dec 08 12 03:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


jesse paulk wrote:
alrighty

will things be changeable if portfolios change? :p

No, to keep the ranking and scores consistent, I can't allow entries to be removed. If someone deletes a photo I chose from their portfolio, my link to it will 404, but that entry will stay in the rankings, and I'll continue to compare new entries to it (I keep a private copy of the full-size).

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110706/15/4e14e6f0d20a4_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110706/16/4e14eea05fabc_m.jpg

Starting rank:
Straight in at #1!

Dec 08 12 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Okay then.

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121003/15/506cbb0d3188e_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121003/15/506cba8c30561_m.jpg

Starting rank:
A surprise (for me) #2!

Dec 08 12 03:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Caitlin Michele
Posts: 56
Morristown, New Jersey, US


Hit me
Dec 08 12 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


MikeyBoy wrote:
....Hit me up Sparky ! smile

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111215/19/4eeabb292bd5b_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100120/21/4b57e9c65c8e4_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#6

Dec 08 12 03:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 10,088
Santa Ana, California, US


Sendu wrote:
Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100905/17/4c843b9a7df91_m.jpg
(sadly your real best is 18+ by a slight nipple slip)

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/21/4fe2a9f5ac2bc_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#3 (and while your ranking might drop, you won't end up last...)

Argh - my own fault - I've known I should ditch that 2nd image hiding at the bottom of my portfolio for awhile now.

--> EDIT: Can I get rid of it on a technicality?? If you look closely there is a bare breast with nipple showing.

Dec 08 12 03:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


MacLeod Designs wrote:
sure why not

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100708/12/4c362a3a2200b_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101113/17/4cdf378676ca7_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#4

Dec 08 12 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Maruschke
Posts: 543
Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand


I''ll play smile
Dec 08 12 03:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


JIOPIX wrote:
I'm curious.

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/03/508919902fd4f_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120701/15/4ff0d1935331a_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#6

Dec 08 12 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Caitlin Michele wrote:
Hit me

Best:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/07/506467ee13160_m.jpg

Worst:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121108/06/509bc3a4678c8_m.jpg

Starting rank:
#6

Dec 08 12 04:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,500
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


John Allan wrote:
EDIT: Can I get rid of it on a technicality?? If you look closely there is a bare breast with nipple showing.

Sorry, as I explained to jesse paulk above, I can't change the entries once chosen.

Dec 08 12 04:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lela Jesse
Posts: 1,148
Arcata, California, US


I'll gladly participate! Thank you!
Dec 08 12 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pinup Fantasies
Posts: 1,121
HIXSON, Tennessee, US


Please, this sounds almost scientific.
Dec 08 12 04:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tonic Dog Studios
Posts: 12,527
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Hmm.
Dec 08 12 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lorayne York
Posts: 2,120
Wichita, Kansas, US


is it open to nude models?
Dec 08 12 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Meghan Devlin
Posts: 682
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I would like to be involved!
Dec 08 12 06:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cynthia Serrano
Posts: 12,466
Newark, New Jersey, US


big_smile
Dec 08 12 06:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art Of Imaging
Posts: 13,101
Brooklyn, New York, US


ill play big_smile
Dec 08 12 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
You Were Hotter Online
Posts: 63
New York, New York, US


ill play too!
Dec 08 12 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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