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Photographer

ZEPhoto

Posts: 191

Los Angeles, California, US

Lay it on me! I wonder if the ones I think are the worst match with yours.

Dec 26 12 10:23 pm Link

Photographer

AWStudios

Posts: 18

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

Thanks! Appreciate the feedback.

Dec 27 12 05:52 am Link

Photographer

Adam Mohammed

Posts: 39

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hi, I would really appreciate it if you can give me any feedback in relation to my portfolio. I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you very much for your time.

Dec 27 12 06:21 am Link

Photographer

Unseelie Allure

Posts: 230

Coram, New York, US

A best & worst would really help starting off a new year! ^_^

Dec 27 12 08:54 am Link

Model

An Italian

Posts: 96

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Thatcher Photography wrote:

Best - Great shot for your port! Cool headshot!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/21/5080d909e9c6f_m.jpg

Worst - I wish is had a bit more light on it. You also look very tired in it. Projecting more confidence in your mood would help it too.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120625/20/4fe930b95b8ab_m.jpg

Thanks so much for your critique, I see exactly where you're coming from. And WOW!!! You're portfolio is so incredible. Picking a best is impossible for me, because you have so many gems beautifully displayed. It's literally like picking the shot that isn't as radiant as the others...which means one is a hair below the other.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/21704608 I had originally thought was a tad less powerful than looking at the other thumbnails, but upon clicking on it was pleasantly surprised. You created a wonderful environment for the model, who is both beautiful and gifted at posing and expression. I cannot find a shot I would not endorse to be in your portfolio. Very well done.

Dec 27 12 11:34 am Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

TS Imagery wrote:
I have a bunch of new shots.  What should I remove now with new images?

Thanks,  Tom

I would take this one out... The pose feels awkward and I wish her face had more light on it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121225/09/50d9e3f98e9fd_m.jpg

Hotness!!! Try no flash next time to pick up some more contouring on the body. The flash flattened her out some. I still love it though!! Great comp and location!!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121225/10/50d9ea37aedc4_m.jpg

Dec 27 12 01:02 pm Link

Model

Jessie Shannon

Posts: 2004

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Hmm have I been in here yet?

ANd yes tell why smile


Your Best....because it just draws you in and is simply amazing, great post, her gaze etc:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091221/00/4b2f377557583.jpg

Your worst because it is flat and lifeless compared to your other shots it just feels limp.....maybe its the flat lighting...I dunno but not workng and doesn't rock like the rest of your work.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120924/08/506081d1ab308.jpg

Dec 27 12 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

An Italian wrote:

Thanks so much for your critique, I see exactly where you're coming from. And WOW!!! You're portfolio is so incredible. Picking a best is impossible for me, because you have so many gems beautifully displayed. It's literally like picking the shot that isn't as radiant as the others...which means one is a hair below the other.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/21704608 I had originally thought was a tad less powerful than looking at the other thumbnails, but upon clicking on it was pleasantly surprised. You created a wonderful environment for the model, who is both beautiful and gifted at posing and expression. I cannot find a shot I would not endorse to be in your portfolio. Very well done.

Thank you!! Yeah the fish eye shot is strange in a thumb nail view. I have a few that I might purge soon! But I do get attached to them!! Ha!

Dec 27 12 01:07 pm Link

Photographer

CireStudios

Posts: 223

New York, New York, US

I'd be interested in what you thought of my port. Honesty is appreciated.

Dec 27 12 01:09 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

AWStudios wrote:
Thanks! Appreciate the feedback.

No prob!!!

Dec 27 12 01:15 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Zombie Eye Photography wrote:
Lay it on me! I wonder if the ones I think are the worst match with yours.

Best - Cool style and location! I love the wallpaper!!! I wish she added a tad of sexy confidence to this shot.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/17/50ac342a6864b_m.jpg

Worst - I feel shooting this horizontally would be better. Perhaps a bit more fill light on the background to help tell the story.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121121/22/50adcc6d55e8d_m.jpg

Dec 27 12 01:21 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Adam Mohammed wrote:
Hi, I would really appreciate it if you can give me any feedback in relation to my portfolio. I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you very much for your time.

Best - Great natural/casual shot! Cute model, very nice comp, and excellent DOF!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121225/18/50da67326d63d_m.jpg

Worst - I wish it was brighter to help your model stand out more. Great outfit!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121225/18/50da67fac4157_m.jpg

Dec 27 12 01:25 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Unseelie Allure wrote:
A best & worst would really help starting off a new year! ^_^

Best - Oh my!!!! I love this set so much!! AWESOME style!!!! Great pose work and I would love to get my hands on a outfit like this for a shoot or 20. Ha!!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27302432 18+

Best 2 - Great team!! Awesome post work! Perfect model for the job!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120225/20/4f49bb40e805b_m.jpg

Worst - Only because I feel the crop needs a tad more breathing room on the bottom and I wish you shot it from a slightly lower viewpoint. I still LOVE the area and style!!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091101/07/4aedaebc4491a_m.jpg

Worst 2 - This one is not your fault at all... I just wish she set a mood that matched the style she was rocking! A tighter mischievous eye would have punched this way up!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120225/20/4f49b497f028d_m.jpg

Great finished out feel to your work!!! Keep it up!

Dec 27 12 01:34 pm Link

Model

Demetra D

Posts: 1133

New York, New York, US

Please let me know what to delete from my port smile

Dec 27 12 01:47 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Jessie Shannon wrote:
Hmm have I been in here yet?

ANd yes tell why smile


Your Best....because it just draws you in and is simply amazing, great post, her gaze etc:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091221/00/4b2f377557583.jpg

Your worst because it is flat and lifeless compared to your other shots it just feels limp.....maybe its the flat lighting...I dunno but not workng and doesn't rock like the rest of your work.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120924/08/506081d1ab308.jpg

Best - I would try to beat up a pack of ninja midgets to have a shot like this!! Ha! Such a HOT shot of you. Nice bum and sexy nip slip! He he!!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26389779 18+

Best 2 - Perfect mood for this style! Nice job!!! I love the finished out lingerie look here.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/25778713

Worst - It is a bit to bright for my taste. Sexy idea though!! Great MU too.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120209/05/4f33cf61a2033_m.jpg

Worst 2 - I do like the booty shot... I just feel the upper part of the pose dose not match the lower part.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121021/05/5083ec3e498a3_m.jpg

Worst 3 - I would rather see a great pro shot in it's place. I get it though... I do like seeing a REAL shot of the people I am going to work with. You both look great though!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/16/50a43d5ed15ba_m.jpg

It was very hard to pick a favorite! I could come back tomorrow and pick a totally different one. Ha!

Dec 27 12 01:54 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

CireStudios wrote:
I'd be interested in what you thought of my port. Honesty is appreciated.

Best - HOT!! Nice view point and DOF!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110128/03/4d42af8c14628_m.jpg

Worst - I wish this shot was taken on the BEST SHOT'S set. The setting does not match the story the models are telling.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111223/07/4ef4999e8693e_m.jpg

Dec 27 12 02:06 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Vanisa Dimitrova wrote:
Please let me know what to delete from my port smile

Best - Great headshot of you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090727/15/4a6e2bb6a3705_m.jpg

Worst - I don't like how your face is lit.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121227/13/50dcbfa728fc9_m.jpg

Worst 2 - Light skin with light fabric with light backdrop... Way to much light going on here. VERY CUTE SMILE! I love your hair on this one!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121227/13/50dcbec0109fa_m.jpg

Dec 27 12 02:13 pm Link

Model

Demetra D

Posts: 1133

New York, New York, US

Thatcher Photography wrote:

Best - Great headshot of you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090727/15/4a6e2bb6a3705_m.jpg

Worst - I don't like how your face is lit.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121227/13/50dcbfa728fc9_m.jpg

Worst 2 - Light skin with light fabric with light backdrop... Way to much light going on here. VERY CUTE SMILE! I love your hair on this one!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121227/13/50dcbec0109fa_m.jpg

Thank you so much!!

Dec 27 12 02:16 pm Link

Model

Jessie Shannon

Posts: 2004

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Thatcher Photography wrote:

Best - I would try to beat up a pack of ninja midgets to have a shot like this!! Ha! Such a HOT shot of you. Nice bum and sexy nip slip! He he!!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26389779 18+

Best 2 - Perfect mood for this style! Nice job!!! I love the finished out lingerie look here.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/25778713

Worst - It is a bit to bright for my taste. Sexy idea though!! Great MU too.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120209/05/4f33cf61a2033_m.jpg

Worst 2 - I do like the booty shot... I just feel the upper part of the pose dose not match the lower part.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121021/05/5083ec3e498a3_m.jpg

Worst 3 - I would rather see a great pro shot in it's place. I get it though... I do like seeing a REAL shot of the people I am going to work with. You both look great though!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/16/50a43d5ed15ba_m.jpg

It was very hard to pick a favorite! I could come back tomorrow and pick a totally different one. Ha!

Thanks Luv smile

Dec 27 12 07:38 pm Link

Photographer

New Image Creations

Posts: 414

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

I'd love to hear your feedback!

Dec 27 12 07:59 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Vanisa Dimitrova wrote:

Thank you so much!!

Not a problem!!

Dec 27 12 08:56 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Jessie Shannon wrote:

Thanks Luv smile

Your welcome!

Dec 27 12 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

New Image Creations wrote:
I'd love to hear your feedback!

Best - Stunning!! Love the model and soft light!! SWEET!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27939707 18+

Worst - To much dark space.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110421/12/4db0859f8a1f3_m.jpg

Dec 27 12 09:01 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Bumpy!!

Dec 28 12 11:26 am Link

Photographer

New Image Creations

Posts: 414

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Thatcher Photography wrote:
Best - Stunning!! Love the llama and soft light!! SWEET!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27939707 18

Worst - To much dark space.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110421/12/4db0859f8a1f3_m.jpg

Thanks so very much!

Dec 28 12 11:37 am Link

Model

Miss-Marie-Mayhem

Posts: 65

Oxnard, California, US

Best photo's & Worse ones's please!

Dec 28 12 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

New Image Creations wrote:

Thanks so very much!

No problem!!

Dec 28 12 03:39 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Marie-Mayhem wrote:
Best photo's & Worse ones's please!

Best - Love the style it's a great match for you!! Super hot curve on this pose!!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121213/22/50cac569ab0c3_m.jpg

Worst - Not a fan of selective color. I also don't think this one does much for your port.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121213/22/50cac6d97c6a4_m.jpg

Dec 28 12 03:42 pm Link

Photographer

Quentin Skyking

Posts: 296

Lancaster, Massachusetts, US

Fuck it! Do your worst!

Dec 28 12 04:01 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Quentin Skyking wrote:
Fuck it! Do your worst!

Best - Very cute model! I wish the the new car was not on the left. I want the whole image to have vintage feel to it. One that matches the time of the main car.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110925/14/4e7f9c8488c6e_m.jpg

Worst - Sexy pose and style! WOW! - I get the play with shadows... that is cool. However, I can't stop looking at the wrinkles on the paper roll. I also wish the model had a bit more light on her and a more frisky mood!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101014/17/4cb79dd982f71_m.jpg

Dec 28 12 11:57 pm Link

Model

Samantha Liana

Posts: 2634

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

me??? please/??/

Dec 28 12 11:58 pm Link

Model

Shelly Foster

Posts: 53

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Lets do it! smile
And if you could why my worst shot is my worst please!

Your best:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28715299

Your Worst:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31042930

I had a hard time finding your worst shot, I chose this one because the picture looks a little off to me, kind of awkward.

Dec 29 12 12:51 am Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Samantha Liana wrote:
me??? please/??/

Best - Awesome color play!! I am in love with these shots!!!! Super sexy and you set a perfect mood! WOW! Stunning MU too.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111226/01/4ef8426420c58_m.jpg

Worst - It looks to forced/posed.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120305/13/4f5530d7ce04a_m.jpg

Dec 29 12 06:35 am Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Shelly Foster wrote:
Lets do it! smile
And if you could why my worst shot is my worst please!

Your best:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28715299

Your Worst:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31042930

I had a hard time finding your worst shot, I chose this one because the picture looks a little off to me, kind of awkward.

Best - AWESOME STYLE! Love how it matches the area!! Wish the photog didn't chop your shoes out of the shot. They are part of the look!! I also wish it had a tad more light.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/11/50abd4057a341_m.jpg

Worst - Not sure if this was on purpose... I wish the shot was turned the correct way. Your fingers are to ridged, a more natural delicate hand pose would help it some.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121229/00/50deacdaad1a9_m.jpg

Dec 29 12 06:38 am Link

Model

Bronte Ann

Posts: 23

Detroit, Michigan, US

let me know with reasons please!

Dec 29 12 10:12 am Link

Model

galaxia bender

Posts: 2

London, England, United Kingdom

is this a fair thing to say, based on my bio?

Hi Sam,

I've just spent 10 minutes on your portfolio and blog site - so it's fair to say I know nothing about you, your life, what you want etc - so here's a series of thoughts that you should feel free to ignore...

Model Mayhem is all about connecting photographers, make up artists and models so they can shoot/create

Your profile does not really 'sell' you on any level. Example? The pictures you've included (and thoughts you've written) project a junkie-hippy chick with a slight bi-polar disorder. That may or may not be you - but i'm just telling you how it all reads

Why tell you? Because what you put on MM will dictate your creative/collaborative opportunities.

If all you're looking for is an extension of your blog - and a way to tell a wider audience how you think/feel - then you've probably nailed it... By it won't maximise your connections here.

Looks-wise, you're certainly going to find it easier to shoot in the alt genre, but that doesn't need to limit you, I'm just saying that when anyone starts something - it's easier to build experience etc by hitting the lowest hanging fruit.

If I had to pick someone famous that your look reminds me of, then it would be Patricia Arquette (overall, but mainly in Stigmata - check this link http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=patric … e+stigmata then click 'images')

I don't think 'sitting room with a phone-cam' is going do it... You seem to be creative - so tap into that creativity.

Get 5 GOOD shots of you, retouch them and post those in your portfolio. Use the 'Profile' section to explain what you want to do and what interests you - rather than too much about how your brain works.

You probably spend a lot of time thinking about what books/music etc interest you...  If you want to progress on MM, then you need to 'build your own opinion'. The easiest way to do that is with LISTS. They are easy to use and free :-)

Find ANY picture you like on MM. Top right on the page is 'ADD TO LIST'. The browser will ask you what you want to call it. You can have as many lists as you like - and add as many shots as you want to each one. Personally, I'd suggest you start with:-
1) Shots I'd like to try (helps people understand if your ideas match theirs)
2) People I'd like to work with (gives them a nudge)
3) Amazing - Love it!  (for stuff that's pro-class and way cool)

Finally, if you tick 'No' to nudity in your profile, then stick to it.

Your profile reads 'I want to get my kit off - please convince me'.
You're young and have LOADS of time.
Start BASIC modelling first - build your lists - understand more about what YOU want from this and WHY you're doing it.
That's your 'core'.
Start there, build up your portfolio, connections and ideas THEN decide that you want to be naked, swinging from a chandelier by your ankles...  But START SLOW and DON'T send mixed messages.

Dec 29 12 12:44 pm Link

Model

Kat Lehto

Posts: 36

Riverside, California, US

Please let me know my best, worst and why. thanks!

Dec 29 12 02:21 pm Link

Model

Foxy Tokala

Posts: 257

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Me please and yes I would like to know why. smile

Dec 29 12 03:01 pm Link

Model

Laura1982

Posts: 81

Eaton, Ohio, US

Me please:)

Dec 29 12 07:58 pm Link

Photographer

Thatcher Photography

Posts: 1033

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Bronte Ann wrote:
let me know with reasons please!

Best - I love that this shot hints at super glam sexy but falls in the natural beauty range! Such an amazing photo of you! It will leave your viewer with a "dang she was/is stunning" feeling!! Nice job!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/21/50dbdc8cd99ee_m.jpg

Best 2 - Just a great all around shot! Nice job!! The only thing that could help it is if you found a way to show your other arm in the pose.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/21/50dbddef136dd_m.jpg

Worst - Your arm has been foreshortened in this shot and make the pose feel un- natural. It is also to bright for my taste.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/21/50dbdda98fa6d_m.jpg

Dec 29 12 10:12 pm Link