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Help me improve my portfolio

hello DT comunity, i would like to receive a critique on portfolio in order to get better images in the future.

thank you
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6. Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm ...
Posted: 07/10/2013, 03:42:37 AM
Hi, I am probably not the best one to be giving advice. But when I look at your portfolio I see dog images and spices. And that is all I remember. Your images are very good, but you don't have much of a variety of images. Your portfolio is still pretty small also especially when a lot of the images are of almost the same thing. Maybe try to get images with people, dogs are fine but you need variety of different breeds of dogs, love your spice images, food images sell well, maybe do more food images with your traditional foods from your area. Take your camera with you everywhere, shoot everything that looks interesting, and grow your portfolio. I hope this helps at least a little. Good luck, I wish you the best in the future.
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Posted: 07/10/2013, 07:08:17 AM
You have good lighting and colors, better than most people have around here. :)
But there is a little problem with your photos... shooting angle. Food shots, be it spices or other cooked food, they are best photographed from the horizontal level. The style of keeping food on the table and shooting it from a standing position makes the shot look like what you see daily...and thus they aren't attractive enough. A slightly lower angle is always better.
Example, this image I shot has a sale with only 144 views and is very new. It isn't even properly isolated and has a grey background.
   Indian traditional sweets   

Here's an image that was found on the same page with 0 sales and 517 views:
   Indian sweets   

Angles make a difference. You may even try to lie down below a glass table and shoot while someone picks up a spoon full of spices from a glass jar of spices. Such images tend to have a greater impact.
You're doing great already, but get some more diverse content. Work with models maybe. And if you can't, build a port of good general images, especially seasonal.
Good luck! We're all always learning, I sure have learned from your portfolio too. :)
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Edited: 07/10/2013, 17:07:29 PM
Thanks Robin and Suyerry for the advices so far :)
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6. Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm ...
Posted: 07/11/2013, 05:29:21 AM
Some of your images are cropped too tight as well. Give the buyers more space for adding text, their own graphics, etc. and let them crop if need be.

Robin, I thought your photo was fine. I think the grey in the background appears to be window blinds behind the image and adds to it.
Posted: 10/13/2013, 10:02:09 AM
Look at what is in people potfolios and shoot more of that. NOt to say copy what they ahve, but put your own spin on the shot. Remember, People shots sell the best.
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Posted: 10/22/2013, 15:29:38 PM