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Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Tracy Zabriskie wrote:
I'm game

You give a mystic touch to some of your photos and your models seem to respond to you with some great poses and expressions. You are a superior art-nudes photographer with a great imagination and you’re on your way to becoming a stand-out. I saw some skin issues but that is minor. I’m sure you’ll figure it out.

Many a photographer could benefit from looking at your MM portfolio.

$45,000 per annum, You-rock-the-nude-award.

I can't wait until you put out a book.

Dec 09 12 12:41 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Lauren Sweeney-Fenton wrote:
OOh I'd love to know.. feel free to include website big_smile

An accomplished hair model, with a quite a catalogue of credits. Your hair is amazing and your face angelic and so interesting. I don’t find your full-length as effective but in expressions, angles, you induce photographic rapture.  You inspire photographers and creative people.

Le Muse Award: $65,000 per annum.

Dec 09 12 12:43 am Link

Photographer

Ben Hinman

Posts: 596

Westwood, California, US

LA StarShooter wrote:

I'm not doing anymore until next year. My apologies.

No prob haha! Theres lots of opinionated people on here, i'd have no trouble finding someone to rank me if i really wanted to.

Dec 09 12 12:48 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Wusel wrote:
Intetested

Wusel: this is good modellng: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30079863

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30875174

this could have been glorious. Your body looks awkward where your body should match the power of your hair. You’re 5 foot 11 but the proportions appear to be not quite there fashion-modelling-wise. On that shot you posed awkwardly because you don't know your angles and what looks good. 

$5000 Part-timer.  It's great-that-you're-keeping your day job-award. You can do this part-time and you may be doing it part-time. You can  model work for a small boutique for runway.

To advance: practice expressions and poses in the mirror for fifteen minutes a day. One exercise: Smile. Close the eyes. Make you face look contemplative. Open the eyes and see if you're close. If not, just close the eyes, keeping the muscles of the face the same otherwise and then open and slowly adjust, feeling where the muscles tense so you can recall it effectively. Good luck.

Dec 09 12 12:49 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Kalef wrote:
Im just starting out give me some critiques pls! lol

this looks like lens distortion, you using a lens that’s way too wide: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29968886.  You may also have your shutter speed too low, under a 100 and you’re not on a stand.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30872512

shows improvement and is worth putting in your book.

I don’t want to rate you as your just starting out as you point out.

Dec 09 12 12:51 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Garry k wrote:
I like the idea of this thread

while I don't rely on photography to make a significent portion of my income I sometimes wonder if I tried to do so how I would fare in my market ( meaning my city as I dont really consider MM to be a market )

my feeling is that I would not fare at all well in trying to shoot fashion or glamour as there are many much better photographers who themselves are challenged by the limited work available

I think though I could cut it as a wedding photographer though - shooting at the lower end of the market

but what say you regarding my fashion /glamour relative to this market of MM ?

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19902296 18+ flaw in the hot hand. You’re not far from becoming a really good fashion and glamour/nude photographer. Pay attention to skin tone in particular. I think you can compose but the skin tone is just off, which often is about lighting and exposure.
$22,000 Maybe you've-got-steam award. Still part-time but starting to occasionally dazzle. But can you afford new tires?. The roads are tough on cars here.

Dec 09 12 12:54 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

APS-Chicago wrote:
I'll play! I like LA!

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30005076

Shows your promise. You can put together interesting images but often you do mundane instead. You need to push yourself harder and communicate better with the models. When you can communicate with a model you put together interesting tonality.

You really connected with this guy: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/22029127

Yes, you directed yourself magnificently. You told yourself what to do with authority. Communicate better with models and you’ll get better poses and angles. Take your bikini shot. You got the sun to cooperate but the model has her legs too drawn up so it’s just not as magnificent as it could have been.

$35,000 per annum.  All-your-rocket-needs-is-mission-control-award.

Dec 09 12 12:57 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Thornwood Street Studio wrote:
Okay I'd like to play...

Thornwood Street Studio
Oh, you’re starting out.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30863563 if you changed the white balance on the raw image you might get an even better photo.

I'll stop there. That photo has great potential. When you see it, you'll start to become great.

Dec 09 12 12:58 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

_eMMe_ wrote:
I like your critique, let's go, please.

eMMe_
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27723619 18+ is gorgeous.

You have a nice body. You need to master facial expressions and makeup. A good makeup artist will enhance the bone structure, and really draw attention to your eyes.  You can really rock as an art nude. You’re direction is clear and that is often the path to success.

$40,000 GOOD:you're good, but we are flooded with good and how can you become great is the burning economic question.

Dec 09 12 01:00 am Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

22 Pages!  WOW!

Dec 09 12 01:01 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

EdwardKristopher wrote:
22 Pages!  WOW!

Yes. The review or "assessment" is sometimes extensive and I've done alot. I'm not going to do anymore until mid-January.

Dec 09 12 01:14 am Link

Photographer

Steven Lemmens

Posts: 137

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

well, whenever feeling like, I'm interested in your opinion!

Dec 09 12 05:16 am Link

Photographer

Kevin Connery

Posts: 16913

El Segundo, California, US

LA StarShooter wrote:
Conclusion: you’re capable but not exciting.  You do have some retouching skill.   

I think you more capable than what I have seen. I looked at the woman-in-the-box-series. One or two standout but I feel you could work on your lighting.

Thanks! Other than the 'young man' part, I agree entirely. smile

Dec 09 12 01:19 pm Link

Model

_eMMe_

Posts: 842

Florence, Toscana, Italy

LA StarShooter wrote:

eMMe_
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27723619 18+ is gorgeous.

You have a nice body. You need to master facial expressions and makeup. A good makeup artist will enhance the bone structure, and really draw attention to your eyes.  You can really rock as an art nude. You’re direction is clear and that is often the path to success.

$40,000 GOOD:you're good, but we are flooded with good and how can you become great is the burning economic question.

Thanks, do the difference is difficult, your opinion is mine.

Dec 09 12 02:18 pm Link

Model

Outlaw

Posts: 8

Beaumont, Texas, US

I'm relatively new to this, but I would love to hear your opinion. smile

Dec 09 12 03:16 pm Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Outlaw  wrote:
I'm relatively new to this, but I would love to hear your opinion. smile

I'm not doing anymore until January.

Dec 09 12 03:21 pm Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

LA StarShooter wrote:

Yes. The review or "assessment" is sometimes extensive and I've done alot. I'm not going to do anymore until mid-January.

:-)

Dec 10 12 04:00 pm Link

Model

Lauren Sweeney-Fenton

Posts: 468

London, England, United Kingdom

LA StarShooter wrote:

An accomplished hair model, with a quite a catalogue of credits. Your hair is amazing and your face angelic and so interesting. I don’t find your full-length as effective but in expressions, angles, you induce photographic rapture.  You inspire photographers and creative people.

Le Muse Award: $65,000 per annum.

Thank you very much! I'll have to get some more full lengths done and work on my posing etc & I hope that'll be the case each year lol

Dec 11 12 06:58 am Link

Model

Cherrie Nova

Posts: 549

Fairfield, California, US

Hahaha. I'm curious...

Dec 11 12 07:00 am Link

Model

JT Model NYC

Posts: 3

New York, New York, US

I'd love your input. My profile has a link to my website if you'd like to critique that as well. Thanks for offering your services!

Dec 11 12 09:02 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

I won't be able to do this again until January.

Dec 11 12 01:00 pm Link

Model

EmilyDoll

Posts: 399

Fontana, California, US

!?!?!?!

Dec 11 12 01:12 pm Link

Photographer

Thomas Sellberg

Posts: 140

Bloomington, Illinois, US

Not much to offer yet as far as the fashion world, but give it a shot.

Dec 11 12 01:54 pm Link

Photographer

Divine Origins

Posts: 90

Brooklyn, New York, US

Please have a look

Dec 11 12 11:10 pm Link

Photographer

Samsational Photos

Posts: 38

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I am always open to what others have to say

Dec 12 12 12:08 am Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

Interested in Honest crit....

Dec 12 12 06:38 am Link

Model

Christine J Summers

Posts: 12

Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Thanks for the honest replies! I took your advice, did a lot of work. and am back for round 2!

Dec 28 12 12:51 am Link

Model

Jhomel

Posts: 180

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Me??

Dec 28 12 01:52 am Link

Model

Bronte Ann

Posts: 23

Detroit, Michigan, US

looking for some honest advice!

Dec 29 12 10:07 am Link

Model

Foxy Tokala

Posts: 257

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I'd love to hear your opinion.

Dec 29 12 03:11 pm Link

Model

Kelly Ann Carter

Posts: 93

Hollywood, Florida, US

what about my portfolio?

Dec 29 12 03:13 pm Link

Model

Laura1982

Posts: 81

Eaton, Ohio, US

I'll play:)

Dec 29 12 05:35 pm Link

Model

Sibby S

Posts: 178

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Me please smile

Dec 29 12 05:37 pm Link

Model

Demetra D

Posts: 1133

New York, New York, US

Let me know please smile

Dec 29 12 05:44 pm Link

Photographer

Cameron J Wright

Posts: 34

Los Angeles, California, US

Why not! I live in LA

Dec 30 12 02:01 am Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2393

Los Angeles, California, US

And now?

Dec 30 12 02:12 am Link

Photographer

XCP

Posts: 121

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Please tell me ?

Dec 30 12 02:17 am Link

Model

Elesha Eden

Posts: 477

Southampton, England, United Kingdom

Hiya
oh my what am i letting myself in for
im sure you will tell me
Elesha

Dec 30 12 02:40 am Link

Model

Mercy Saidi

Posts: 2

Los Angeles, California, US

If you're still critiquing portfolio worth, please have a look at mine. ANY comments appreciated.

Apr 23 13 04:00 pm Link

Photographer

MichaelClements

Posts: 1739

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

I smell dead people. Quick get the guns!

Apr 23 13 04:14 pm Link