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Bogle is off-line
06 May 2014 05:13
Bogle
Model
Bogle
Location
United Kingdom
West Midlands
Rednal

Please only honest
How I could improve it or its all right for now (I am here about 2month only)


marlham is off-line
06 May 2014 06:08
marlhamphoto
Photographer
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marlhamphoto
Location
United Kingdom
Kent
Canterbury

Your portfolio is a product of the photographers you've been working with. If you want a better portfolio then the answer is simple - work with better photographers.

I don't usually pay much attention to portfolio notes - portfolio images are all I'm really interested in. However some photographers do and what you have there at the moment is a bit of a mess and largely irrelevant. I think they need a big re-write so that you come across as more professional and aware of what photographers are looking for.

Some people will give you grief because you say paid work only and that consequently you'll never get good images. I disagree - changing it will only serve to open up the floodgates for offers of crap TF. The best approach is to keep it paid only but contact directly the photographers who you think can best help you with an offer that is suitable to you both.

Good luck


06 May 2014 09:11
Photog3000
Photographer


Hi there,

You have some interesting images on your port, but I feel like marlhamphoto, it needs tidying up. You have only been here for 2 months and it may be your newness that is deterring photographers from booking you as you only do paid work and again I agree with marlhamphoto, keep that on but trawl the togs ports and offer tfp to the ones you feel will give you the images to make your port better. Opening up to tfp will get you more offers and unlike marlhamphoto, working tfp takes the pressure off both tog and model and can allow a freedom to experiment more, but, you can still decide by the togs port if you want to work with them and whether it will enhance your port, which I feel is what you need to do.
You have a good figure, beautiful eyes and from your images, a good skin, so, you have everything a lot of togs want.
Good luck with your shoots

John


Profile Pictures is off-line
07 May 2014 02:02
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictures
Location
United Kingdom
Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds

I think much of your current portfolio is off-putting, and your notes are too weird for me. Go look for a great photographer, one who's stuff you're really into, see if you can get a shoot and then probably ditch everything else.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
07 May 2014 02:17
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

I agree that most of the portfolio is offputting (not your fault) as most of the photographers have opted to shoot at awkward angles and it looks like mostly with wide-angle lenses, the lighting & processing also leaves a lot to be desired (again, not your fault but highlights the important to be choosy who you work with if shooting TF).
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


Bogle is off-line
07 May 2014 03:14
Bogle
Model
Bogle
Location
United Kingdom
West Midlands
Rednal

Thank you guys, 2month I have been working on TFP basis, Thats where I am now, basicly nowhere.
I am very greatful for your time, will try to keep up.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
07 May 2014 04:11
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

Quote from Bogle
Thank you guys, 2month I have been working on TFP basis, Thats where I am now, basicly nowhere. I am very greatful for your time, will try to keep up.



No, you've gained experience in front of the camera.  Now you need to find some better photographers to work with cheeky
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


marlham is off-line
07 May 2014 06:12
marlhamphoto
Photographer
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marlhamphoto
Location
United Kingdom
Kent
Canterbury

Think of it this way. You only need half-a-dozen really good photos in order to start making your mark. Ideally not all from the same photographer - perhaps a couple from each. So that's only three shoots with well-chosen photographers. So forget what you've done so far - and focus entirely on where you need to go from here. It's not such a big challenge if you know what you need and have the drive to go about getting it. Don't let the past become a burden and in particular be prepared to open yourself up to each photographer's vision and way of doing things - the way you've been directed by photographers in the past is unlikely to be very productive so be prepared to start again with an open mind.

However I suspect your biggest immediate challenge will be gaining the confidence to say no to offers of TF from people who don't really have anything worthwhile to offer. That's your real lesson from everything you've done so far - which, in itself, is valuable.


David Hibberd is off-line
07 May 2014 06:21
davidhibberd
Photographer
davidhibberd
Location
United Kingdom
Highland


Quote from marlhamphoto
Your portfolio is a product of the photographers you've been working with. If you want a better portfolio then the answer is simple - work with better photographers.

I don't usually pay much attention to portfolio notes - portfolio images are all I'm really interested in. However some photographers do and what you have there at the moment is a bit of a mess and largely irrelevant. I think they need a big re-write so that you come across as more professional and aware of what photographers are looking for.

 



Excellent advice.  I think you have potential.  Take a look at other models profile notes and you will get some good ideas on how to revise/improve your own.  Good luck.

Here for a short time for a good time


07 May 2014 07:05
Socialdisaster
Photographer


Quote from marlhamphoto
Your portfolio is a product of the photographers you've been working with.



Not solely, it isn't. You need modelling skills and ability and the right look, as well, none of which is down to the photographer. You can't, as they say, polish a turd*.

Saying it's a product of the photographers is akin to saying "you don't have to do anything except turn up".


* not aimed at the OP.

Modesty is just arrogance in stealth mode



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