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Photos By Nirav

Posts: 49

Aspen Hill, Maryland, US

I have to say this is probably best critique thread I have seen in quite some time.  helpful and positive!

So please take a look at mine.  I am going to be doing some reshuffling anyway and I need to probably delete 4-5 images not just one, more focus the port rather than random collection I have now.

Sep 13 12 06:31 am Link

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ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Photos By Nirav wrote:
I have to say this is probably best critique thread I have seen in quite some time.  helpful and positive!

So please take a look at mine.  I am going to be doing some reshuffling anyway and I need to probably delete 4-5 images not just one, more focus the port rather than random collection I have now.

Thank you for the kind introduction Nirav:)

On a positive note, your port is brief, unlike the many seen here on MM. Less is more. I would like to see you use more models as currently it seems you have worked with only one. Be prepared to provide financial compensation as it is unusual for a model to be willing to do nude or implied under tfcd terms (unless you are a very experienced photographer).

You should definitely remove this one as her expression is dead and there is no unique concept to sustain the image
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110814/17/4e4864886fa53_m.jpg

I think you should also remove this one as it dwells on a part of body most viewers are not comfortable with.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24464726

I propose only keeping the following images as they are captivating, light is great and they do provide interesting angles for people who enjoy viewing bodyscapes and I am one of those. Delete the rest.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24464728
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24464691

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110814/17/4e48648a9aa54_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110814/17/4e4864863023f_m.jpg

Sep 13 12 10:28 am Link

Makeup Artist

ImageBeautique

Posts: 169

London, England, United Kingdom

Hello!
Your advice has proven very helpful to others and i would love to here some about my work!

Thankyou
Amanda

Sep 13 12 11:15 am Link

Model

Elise Noel

Posts: 28

Midvale, Utah, US

Help me out!

Sep 13 12 11:35 am Link

Model

Savannah Drake

Posts: 18

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

O.K.  I'm game!

Sep 13 12 11:40 am Link

Model

Rollia

Posts: 13

Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia

ok, tell me, please . Thank you .

Sep 13 12 11:42 am Link

Model

Rollia

Posts: 13

Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia

ok, tell me, please . Thank you .

Sep 13 12 11:42 am Link

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Nataly G

Posts: 117

Reading, England, United Kingdom

yes please:)

Sep 13 12 04:54 pm Link

Model

BethanyKay

Posts: 139

West Jordan, Utah, US

I wanna play.

Sep 13 12 06:05 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

AmandaEllisMUA wrote:
Hello!
Your advice has proven very helpful to others and i would love to here some about my work!

Thankyou
Amanda

Amanda,
your port is nice and compact showing a good range of your capabilities. I was ready to advise you not to remove anything but if you push me I would say this one as B&W does not show your makeup art well, plus you display already the same model in a better image in color.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120906/14/50491c14712af_m.jpg

Your AVI is captivating showing superb skills. On a slightly down side, this image seems a bit overphotoshopped. Perhaps a great image to post for the model, but for you as an MUA it makes the viewer wonder how much it's your work vs the retoucher's.  Definitely do not remove it, just a thing to keep in mind in the future.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120710/14/4ffc9a82aa1dd_m.jpg

Love your work here as well
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120730/06/501689b921fd6_m.jpg

Great work overall.

Sep 14 12 08:37 am Link

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ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Elise Noel wrote:
Help me out!

This image is beautiful and great to post on FB or send to your mom. However, I do not see the point to show it in your MM portfolio. Plus you already have two variants posted. Violation of rule [2] in my original post
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/10/5050c3ebad1a3_m.jpg

Ditto for this one
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/11/50479dc935dfe_m.jpg

I like your natural beauty, location  and colors here
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120904/14/504677de762fb_m.jpg

Sep 14 12 12:58 pm Link

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ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Rollia wrote:
ok, tell me, please . Thank you .

I fly from US to China about once a year and often the flight path takes me over Novosibirsk. Next time I fly over, I will pause for a minute and smile as I will be thinking of a pretty girl on MM that lives down below smile

You are a newbie on MM so I understand you did not have achance to work with many photographers. I recommend you get together with few more photographers to get few diverse styles.

You could delete the following as these images are no much different from others.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110113/03/4d2ee8ad1d8eb_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110113/02/4d2ed02741304_m.jpg

I also recommend removing this one as it violates rule [5] in my original post (negative theme)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110113/03/4d2ee78f7bc1e_m.jpg

I love this image for your captivating expression and the cutness of the little beast you are holding smile I am wondering what kind of animal is it?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110113/03/4d2ee73a7e57f_m.jpg

This one, as several other images, has great light and is super alluring.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/06/5051d8e8acf78_m.jpg

Sep 14 12 01:07 pm Link

Model

Rollia

Posts: 13

Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia

Thank you so much for warm answer, I'm very glad to hear this! I will change my port soon ) Thank you! If once you would like to come - welcome to Siberia )

Sep 17 12 02:19 am Link

Photographer

Angelcliff Photography

Posts: 46

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Interested please.

Sep 17 12 07:26 am Link

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Elise Noel

Posts: 28

Midvale, Utah, US

ikonas wrote:

This image is beautiful and great to post on FB or send to your mom. However, I do not see the point to show it in your MM portfolio. Plus you already have two variants posted. Violation of rule [2] in my original post
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/10/5050c3ebad1a3_m.jpg

Ditto for this one
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/11/50479dc935dfe_m.jpg

I like your natural beauty, location  and colors here
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120904/14/504677de762fb_m.jpg

Thank you! I completely understand what you mean.

Sep 17 12 08:48 am Link

Model

RenaBeana

Posts: 1104

Lillington, North Carolina, US

Me Please! Thanks ahead of time

Sep 17 12 08:54 am Link

Photographer

George Cox

Posts: 129

Los Angeles, California, US

I'd appreciate the input smile

Sep 17 12 09:04 am Link

Model

Avalon Fell

Posts: 75

Rowland Heights, California, US

Yes please

Sep 17 12 09:08 am Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 926

San Diego, California, US

Very curious, thanks!

Sep 17 12 09:12 am Link

Model

LisaInLondon

Posts: 707

London, England, United Kingdom

Curious

Sep 17 12 09:14 am Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

RenaBeana wrote:
Me Please! Thanks ahead of time

I suggest deleting this one AND its twin image for two reasons
- Violation of my guideline [2] AVOID VARIANT IMAGES
- Violation of guideline  [7] DELETE IMAGES WITH POOR POSE OR EXPRESSION - in this case you are just smiling and I dont discern any unique concept
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120917/08/5057450e444db_m.jpg

Sep 17 12 12:54 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

George Cox wrote:
I'd appreciate the input smile

Here is one of your best and worst images at the same time. I love her expression but I find her left hand somewhat creepy to the point of being distracting. I would propose cropping the image just above her hand to focus on the portrait itself.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/071024/17/471fbd91462bd_m.jpg

Overall your work is superb, the image below is one of my favorites for it beauty, expression, pose and cinematographic quality
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090609/19/4a2f1e4141223_m.jpg

Sep 17 12 02:02 pm Link

Photographer

Jamie Velandra

Posts: 162

Tacoma, Washington, US

Please, and thank you very very much.

Sep 17 12 02:10 pm Link

Photographer

George Cox

Posts: 129

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks smile

Sep 17 12 03:13 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Mandi C wrote:
Yes please

I think you ought to get rid of all arielredblue images. They just seem too weird for my taste and they dont do justice to your beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/16/5051196333ad3_m.jpg

It seems like you are just starting out modelling so your portfolio is at a very beginning stage. I encourage you to seek more experienced photographers to work with.

This image shows your beauty quite well. Your pose and expression are very alluring. Good luck, I know you will do well.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120809/17/5024598908443_m.jpg

Sep 17 12 07:49 pm Link

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ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

dd photography wrote:
Very curious, thanks!

You are showing seven images of Jynxie. Are you "testing" them out with the audience? I am not fan of that. Pick the image that YOU like and stick to it. Even though the model is gorgeous, delete all of them except one. The first one that ought to go is this one for contived pose and expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120917/08/505741532fd24_m.jpg

My favorite (among many in your port) is this B&W for the model's beauty, location and tonality. I did actually comment on this photo few months back. Great job.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29225948

Sep 17 12 08:00 pm Link

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Bold Belle

Posts: 99

Chanute, Kansas, US

I would love to know C:

Sep 17 12 08:52 pm Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 926

San Diego, California, US

Good advice, thanks.

Sep 17 12 10:42 pm Link

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ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Savannah Drake wrote:
O.K.  I'm game!

Kudos to you Savannah for promoting youth and beauty at any age.

I propose delting this one as well as its two sister images for contrived pose and expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120918/11/5058bc145d38b_m.jpg

I very much like the following image for your natural happy smile and for your dog Tesla as tesla is one of my favorite scientists smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120917/05/50571194557ff_m.jpg

Sep 18 12 01:02 pm Link

Model

VesperAnn

Posts: 66

Omaha, Nebraska, US

Me please?

Sep 18 12 01:11 pm Link

Photographer

ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

VesperAnn wrote:
Me please?

I propose not deleting any photos as your port is compact and at the same time diversified. Your expressions are captivating and your wardrobe is unique. You display well both your face and form. But if you push me I would say delete this image as there are two better variants of the same theme.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120918/12/5058c6647d928_m.jpg

Even though a bit over-photoshoped, I really like this image for your expression and a great display of your beautiful face, and body art
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120823/09/50365665104eb_m.jpg

Sep 18 12 05:29 pm Link

Model

Virginia Ann

Posts: 53

Eastland, Texas, US

I'd like to know

Sep 18 12 05:51 pm Link

Model

SvetlanaK

Posts: 63

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Let me know!

Sep 18 12 08:52 pm Link

Model

Michal Renee

Posts: 24

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

I would love to know!

Sep 19 12 01:10 am Link

Photographer

CEE Productions

Posts: 150

San Antonio, Texas, US

I'm scared to do this, but I can't get any better without feedback... So here I go.

Sep 19 12 08:04 am Link

Model

Avalon Fell

Posts: 75

Rowland Heights, California, US

ikonas wrote:

I think you ought to get rid of all arielredblue images. They just seem too weird for my taste and they dont do justice to your beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/16/5051196333ad3_m.jpg

It seems like you are just starting out modelling so your portfolio is at a very beginning stage. I encourage you to seek more experienced photographers to work with.

This image shows your beauty quite well. Your pose and expression are very alluring. Good luck, I know you will do well.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120809/17/5024598908443_m.jpg

Thanks for advice!

Sep 19 12 12:58 pm Link

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ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Virginia Ann wrote:
I'd like to know

When you posted your question yesterday I did not care for your AVI. Not bad enough image to delete, just not a great AVI image   But before I had a chance to reply I am pleased you read my mind and changed the AVI:)

I suggest deleting your collage for lack of interesting expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/18/500ca6e558f3e_m.jpg

My favorite one is this for so nicely displaying your curves and for your cativating expression. Great job.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120626/20/4fea8139a992a_m.jpg

Sep 19 12 01:55 pm Link

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ikonas Boston

Posts: 671

Boston, Massachusetts, US

SvetlanaK wrote:
Let me know!

Remove this one as your friend is offering sort of a dumb smile plus you posted another similar image with him.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120814/09/502a7da5ad8ed_m.jpg

Also remove this one for same reason - your weak smile and because you posted a twin image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120724/03/500e73bf67256_m.jpg

Most importantly, delete ALL your motorcycle images as they do not add any value to your port whatsoever. If you are attached to this theme at all, then keep only one.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/11/500d943b61a9c_m.jpg

Great pose, expression and pleasing slanted lines here:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/11/500d97d1ab6e1_m.jpg

I also love this image for your beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/11/500d9731ddff6_m.jpg

Sep 19 12 02:00 pm Link

Model

Virginia Ann

Posts: 53

Eastland, Texas, US

ikonas wrote:

When you posted your question yesterday I did not care for your AVI. Not bad enough image to delete, just not a great AVI image   But before I had a chance to reply I am pleased you read my mind and changed the AVI:)

I suggest deleting your collage for lack of interesting expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/18/500ca6e558f3e_m.jpg

My favorite one is this for so nicely displaying your curves and for your cativating expression. Great job.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120626/20/4fea8139a992a_m.jpg

Thanks sug!

Sep 19 12 02:05 pm Link

Model

SvetlanaK

Posts: 63

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

ikonas wrote:

Remove this one as your friend is offering sort of a dumb smile plus you posted another similar image with him.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120814/09/502a7da5ad8ed_m.jpg

Also remove this one for same reason - your weak smile and because you posted a twin image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120724/03/500e73bf67256_m.jpg

Most importantly, delete ALL your motorcycle images as they do not add any value to your port whatsoever. If you are attached to this theme at all, then keep only one.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/11/500d943b61a9c_m.jpg

Great pose, expression and pleasing slanted lines here:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/11/500d97d1ab6e1_m.jpg

I also love this image for your beauty.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/11/500d9731ddff6_m.jpg

Thank you very much for the advice! As soon as i find replacement for the motorbike images they will definitely be replaced with better work big_smile

Sep 19 12 07:45 pm Link