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Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Vol. 1 : 1 American Indian and 3 African Models

Free for all interested to work their magic! Please request permission to post on MM profiles.  I will have more versions of this to come with models from every part of the globe! 

All images are linked and in RAW & original formats.  The images here are cropped and downsized to ease the viewing on this site.  Should there be any issue with the links ... please send me a PM.   

American Indian Model

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Shy_7184.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?5le175xsczrx1c4

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Shy_7162.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?o7t2jxbkxljc7gs

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/shy_7159.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?4hdpgupc41d1iuv 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Shy_7166.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?z5b8ehybghee1a8 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Shy_7178.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?x2nldvr5uia3fts 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Shy_7228.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?qdxjdi5gi5bj0p3 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Shy_7230.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?3empt4ypyf7qjmd 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Shy_7233.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?ktaj4rd5zf1wkiw   

African Models!! These 3 also happen to be sisters and they are from Kenya.

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Carra_7266.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?8w44519am7zazb6 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Carra_7263.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?28fuceevm6wl36s 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Carra_7299.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?uh4794f59c3tudz 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Carra_7311.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?yoq9nwv6eg5dndd 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Carra_7259.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?84vduufd1dalxx7

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Carra_7252.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?mffge29ccg25ofa 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Carra_7251.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?1vsod6i4ravbl29 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/sisters_7418.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?flhw1b47pz591e1 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Julie_7336.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?gct4112jujfom1n 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/Julie_7349.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?k0sk7y5tvdtj6lm 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/julie_7357.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?had1oo5cs7oj49c 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/3rdsis_7385.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?e0tlkw3dvhsdyet 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/3rdsis_7376.jpg
http://www.mediafire.com/?z13vftkjt59w1ts 

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/marcjoseph1/3rdsis_7370.jpg 
http://www.mediafire.com/?ffw98i32cn1gma0

Jul 13 12 11:15 pm Link

Retoucher

Helena

Posts: 166

Pervomaysk, Mykolayivs'ka, Ukraine

Very beautiful photo.
I'll take a couple.

Jul 14 12 02:27 am Link

Retoucher

Amy Rachel Retouching

Posts: 49

London, England, United Kingdom

http://i47.tinypic.com/21ctd6s.png

Hope you like smile
May I use it in my MM portfolio with credits?

Lovely image to work on and great fun!

Jul 14 12 11:14 am Link

Retoucher

MCS Imagery

Posts: 44

Downingtown, Pennsylvania, US

May I use in my portfolio?   Will probably be posting more!  Loving these....

http://i50.tinypic.com/1217jhz.jpg

Jul 14 12 05:59 pm Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Amy Rachel wrote:
http://i47.tinypic.com/21ctd6s.png

Hope you like smile
May I use it in my MM portfolio with credits?

Lovely image to work on and great fun!

I like!!
Yes, absolutely.
Great work!
Thanks!!!!!!!

Jul 14 12 07:13 pm Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

MCS Imagery wrote:
May I use in my portfolio?   Will probably be posting more!  Loving these....

http://i50.tinypic.com/1217jhz.jpg

Yes!  Very nice work...
I definitely look forward to seeing more.  Let me know which ones you want to post when you decide and I will send you the MM credits.  I am glad you like these!

Jul 14 12 07:18 pm Link

Retoucher

MCS Imagery

Posts: 44

Downingtown, Pennsylvania, US

OK...I think I'll come back to this one.  There's something that's bothering me on it....any idea's would be great!! smile

Maybe wine and editing don't go hand in hand.  LOL. smile

http://i48.tinypic.com/16c5rtf.jpg

Jul 14 12 08:15 pm Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

MCS Imagery wrote:
OK...I think I'll come back to this one.  There's something that's bothering me on it....any idea's would be great!! smile

Maybe wine and editing don't go hand in hand.  LOL. smile

http://i48.tinypic.com/16c5rtf.jpg

The same may be true for drinking and shooting too ...

This one is by far the most challenging in my opinion.  It was actually raining for this shoot and this one was done at the very end of the day.  I think we all sort of called it quits mentally prior to this shot.  2 hours outside with 95 degree weather and rain was a challenge.  However, these young ladies were fantastic!  Great attitudes the entire time.  I am not sure what they were saying when they spoke in their own language to each other ... but it sounded beautiful.

Ideas you ask ... Hmmm?

Maybe make this one smaller and part of a collage type image?  Maybe mid size of the llamas individually and this one bringing them all together? (IDK) As for the image itself ... maybe less blur overall on the hair and leaving in the detail?  Woman top left leave more detail on the eyes and right side of her face and nose.  Also maybe less lighting of her skin tone to give contrast from the other llamas.  Woman top right ... just the blur on her hair.  Woman at bottom maybe less blur in general and over the ear area.  Maybe a BW? (IDK)

Again this is a really difficult one in my opinion ... my fault for sure!

Jul 14 12 08:57 pm Link

Retoucher

MCS Imagery

Posts: 44

Downingtown, Pennsylvania, US

I'm going to look at it again tomorrow!  I was just looking for a challenge to pass the night with my bottle of wine!! smile   I'll inbox you when I settle of something that I am really happy with.  I don't remember blurring the hair so will have to look at original again.

Jul 14 12 09:02 pm Link

Retoucher

Helena

Posts: 166

Pervomaysk, Mykolayivs'ka, Ukraine

May I use for my portfolio?

http://cs305613.userapi.com/v305613890/1549/m2WJtIes7FI.jpg

Jul 15 12 01:32 am Link

Retoucher

Old-timer

Posts: 237

Arzamas, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/1551/upi7418900.jpg

Jul 15 12 04:47 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Helena  wrote:
May I use for my portfolio?

http://cs305613.userapi.com/v305613890/1549/m2WJtIes7FI.jpg

Absolutely! Nice!!

Jul 15 12 09:55 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Old-timer wrote:
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/1551/upi7418900.jpg

WoW! I am impressed ....

Jul 15 12 09:56 am Link

Retoucher

Old-timer

Posts: 237

Arzamas, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

marc joseph wrote:
WoW! I am impressed ....

bless you smile

Jul 15 12 10:18 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Old-timer wrote:

bless you smile

The same & thank you! smile

Jul 16 12 07:15 am Link

Photographer

Lena Kellner Fotografie

Posts: 47

Dormagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

my try:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/27833834/retouch%20african1%20klein.jpg

Jul 17 12 05:09 am Link

Retoucher

Kiorsa

Posts: 110

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

My attempt.

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6400/66304141.0/0_7a1e5_619d24df_XXL

Jul 17 12 10:04 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Ailin13 wrote:
My attempt.

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6400/66304141.0/0_7a1e5_619d24df_XXL

Outstanding ... Love this image!!

Jul 17 12 03:34 pm Link

Retoucher

Miguel Rivas

Posts: 6

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

I still need to work with the hair. But could I use these in my portfolio?

http://i.imgur.com/s1DcG.jpg

Jul 18 12 01:41 am Link

Retoucher

Kiorsa

Posts: 110

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Can I use this picture for my portfolio?
If so, how identify the author and model?

marc joseph wrote:

Outstanding ... Love this image!!

Jul 18 12 03:15 am Link

Retoucher

Kiorsa

Posts: 110

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6403/66304141.0/0_7a21f_9063155d_XXL

Jul 18 12 06:20 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Ailin13 wrote:
Can I use this picture for my portfolio?
If so, how identify the author and model?


Photographer (me)
MUA: http://www.modelmayhem.com/849666
Model: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2030216
Hair Stylists: Hair Stylists:  T.L. Snyder And
Deanna Grantt

Jul 18 12 07:14 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Ailin13 wrote:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6403/66304141.0/0_7a21f_9063155d_XXL

I have been looking forward to seeing what you guys do with this model ... Love it!

Jul 18 12 07:16 am Link

Digital Artist

Lady Astariel

Posts: 107

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

I've been doing commissions lately so i haven't had the chance to do something for myself so thank you! Your photo's inspired me and it was great to work with.

Can I place in my ports? And if so does the model have an MM #?

http://i47.tinypic.com/dbmfbo.png

Jul 18 12 10:34 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Lady Astariel wrote:
I've been doing commissions lately so i haven't had the chance to do something for myself so thank you! Your photo's inspired me and it was great to work with.

Can I place in my ports? And if so does the model have an MM #?

Interesting twist ...
I am pleased to read my work inspired you.
In your port ... Sure!

Model: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2554908
The rest are the same as above for MUA and Hair

Jul 18 12 10:51 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Miguel Rivas wrote:
I still need to work with the hair. But could I use these in my portfolio?

I think you did a pretty good job w the hair.
Left side is my fav of the two.
OK to use in port!

Jul 18 12 10:53 am Link

Retoucher

Kiorsa

Posts: 110

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

I really liked your work.
These pictures have inspired me!
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6405/66304141.0/0_7a245_50a0cd2_XXL

Jul 18 12 11:16 am Link

Retoucher

CLICK retouch

Posts: 224

Denver, Colorado, US

I've spent an hour and a half or so on this.

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6200/upi7418.jpg

Jul 18 12 11:24 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Ailin13 wrote:
I really liked your work.
These pictures have inspired me!

Thank you for your kind words.  I like the natural feel of the work you did on this one.

Jul 18 12 12:04 pm Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

MJM retouching wrote:
I've spent an hour and a half or so on this.

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6200/upi7418.jpg

Incredible work!  A very challenging image in my opinion.  You guys always amaze me with your magic.  I love how you kept this one clear and crisp!  The colors flow off the screen.

Jul 18 12 12:06 pm Link

Retoucher

CLICK retouch

Posts: 224

Denver, Colorado, US

I can send you a full-res if you wish?

Jul 18 12 12:25 pm Link

Retoucher

Oksana Kos

Posts: 274

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Jul 18 12 04:21 pm Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Oksana Kos wrote:
Here is my try:)

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/732/1retouch.jpg

Size: 1000px:1506px

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4497/201000.jpg
http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/1079/211000.jpg

Beautiful work ... I cannot decide which of the two are my favorite.  I like what you did with the water color!!

Jul 18 12 08:16 pm Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

MJM retouching wrote:
I can send you a full-res if you wish?

Sure!! smile Email is in your email.

Jul 18 12 08:17 pm Link

Retoucher

Oksana Kos

Posts: 274

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

marc joseph wrote:
Beautiful work ... I cannot decide which of the two are my favorite.  I like what you did with the water color!!

If you need hi res versions just let me know smile

Jul 19 12 04:55 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Oksana Kos wrote:

If you need hi res versions just let me know smile

Cool! Just sent you a Friend add! Thanks!!

Jul 19 12 06:12 am Link

Retoucher

Rene Haas

Posts: 3

Frankfurt, Hassia, Germany

http://www.abload.de/img/abload09um9.jpg

Before and After smile.

Simple question: Can I also use it in my Port outside of MM? Sure, I will place a Link and credit you as the Photographer smile

Regards, Rene

Jul 19 12 09:18 am Link

Photographer

MARC JOSEPH

Posts: 117

East Lansing, Michigan, US

Rene Haas wrote:
Before and After smile.

Simple question: Can I also use it in my Port outside of MM? Sure, I will place a Link and credit you as the Photographer smile

Regards, Rene

Nice work!! Yes, enjoy!!!!!

Jul 19 12 10:12 am Link

Retoucher

pinoyretouch

Posts: 61

Reading, England, United Kingdom

My humble try tongue

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7610172104_a76570dff9_b.jpg

Can I use it for my port? Thanks!

Jul 20 12 09:25 am Link

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ReN SaNcHeZ

Posts: 11

Huntsville, Alabama, US

May I please use for my port?

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1553/renupi7162copy.jpg

Jul 20 12 12:10 pm Link