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V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

I've got some time off and I haven't been in here for a while smile.

I'll let you know your Best and Worst photo(well in my opinion).

If you're feeling generous please do the same for me(but not required), I'd be interested to hear some opinions.

I might put my reasons, or I might not, depends on how I'm feeling. Feel free to ask if I haven't.

Oct 02 12 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2393

Los Angeles, California, US

Go ahead, V.

You have better photos, but I personally like how you look in this one. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24868240

I would just leave one panda picture.

Oct 02 12 03:57 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

Jorge Kreimer wrote:
Go ahead, V.

You have better photos, but I personally like how you look in this one. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24868240

I would just leave one panda picture.

This isn't your best or worst BUT it is the photo that first caught my eye and I keep coming back to and I like it a lot! http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28254065 18+

This one really bothers me. I don't think it flatters the model at all in any way and I don't really think that the lighting or the cropping is good for your portfolio. Kinda stands out like a sore thumb.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29885289 18+

Oct 02 12 04:37 pm Link

Photographer

AlyssaMichelle Photo

Posts: 512

Lake Forest, California, US

Ok I'll try this out smile

Oct 02 12 04:40 pm Link

Model

Sakura Love

Posts: 49

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

OK

Oct 02 12 04:42 pm Link

Photographer

Huldra Photo

Posts: 67

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Please...

Oct 02 12 04:43 pm Link

Model

Colleen-

Posts: 62

Bloomington, Illinois, US

okie doke

Oct 02 12 04:53 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

AlyssaMichelle Photo wrote:
Ok I'll try this out smile

This was a hard one! I'm going to try to not be longwinded as I have a lot of opinions about your portfolio(failed).
First of all this is a beautiful capture and a great complimenting photos of her: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 6#29177056

I feel like this photo is a sore thumb for you: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 6#27940886
The framing is off, the cropping, the model's face looks uncomfortable, her hair...lots of things about this bother me.


I see 2 things that you should work on if you want to get better.
1. Hair!
I'm not sure if you have a hair stylist, if you don't this is still important. Make sure you pay attention to what the hair is doing in the photo. Is it styled to be messy? Or is it just messy and in the way? Is it textured and out of control in a sexy way? Or is it just frizzy and in need of some product?
Some hair mess ups can be fixed in post but most of them you just want to see by checking what you're getting during the shoot. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#30053159 the first photo of these shots....Why did you chose it? What is it showing off? The arm band? The armpit? Doesn't need to be in your portfolio.
Sorry if that was harsh ^_^. Learning to pick photos better for your portfolio is a good thing to learn(I still suck at it from time to time!)

2. Hands and arms.
An unfinished pose or a weird one with your arms or hands will distract and ruin a photo. Yeah this is generally the models fault but it's also your job to make sure you catch it and fix them or just not post those photos.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 4#29512464 Super cute photos! The one on the right...what are they doing with their hands? Distracted by it.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 6#24752806 photo on the right, awkward hip hand and lost the other arm to her butt it would seem ^_^.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#30053157 Hair and hands, odd cropping off of hands.


Ok enough of the harsh bluntness. I only did this cause I see a portfolio that has amazing potential. You're right on the edge of going to the next level, of stepping it up a notch. If you're selling to people who want to look good it's important to make them look good big_smile. You have a great ability to capture natural beauty and moments. I think you will do great things.

Oct 02 12 05:06 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

Sakura in HK wrote:
OK

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 3#30145203 Beautiful smile and eyes!

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29648621 Not my favorite, the wardrobe is a little awkward and so is the pose/background setting.

Oct 02 12 05:11 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

Huldra Photo wrote:
Please...

You've worked with some of my friends! Yay! Lol so hard not to pick them as my favorite.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29989201 this on though is amazingly beautiful.

Quick question, a lot of your photos are very grainy on here, is there a reason for that? Are you scanning film?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#29303465 I don't really like how her arm is cut off and she looks very worried about something. Almost dead eyes.

Oct 02 12 05:15 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

Colleen- wrote:
okie doke

I do so love this photo: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 6#30069016

What is going on here? Not a good photo tongue.:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 2#25588762

Oh and you might want to put some photos in between these two cause it's a little odd to have the same pose but different shoot right next to each other:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29990111
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29990109

Oct 02 12 05:22 pm Link

Photographer

L Raye

Posts: 5028

Petaluma, California, US

Your opinion is valued.

Oct 02 12 05:23 pm Link

Photographer

Huldra Photo

Posts: 67

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

V Nixie wrote:

You've worked with some of my friends! Yay! Lol so hard not to pick them as my favorite.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29989201 this on though is amazingly beautiful.

Quick question, a lot of your photos are very grainy on here, is there a reason for that? Are you scanning film?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#29303465 I don't really like how her arm is cut off and she looks very worried about something. Almost dead eyes.

Thanks V,
I overworked some of these. I'll look again at the one that looks worried...may remove it.

Your work is so good its hard to critique.
  This one is amazing
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/15225014

Oct 02 12 05:27 pm Link

Model

Brandeeka

Posts: 6

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I'm open to feedback! smile

Oct 02 12 05:29 pm Link

Photographer

Ashley Holloway

Posts: 568

Lutz, Florida, US

most favorite: http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120802/15/501afd94dfa03_m.jpg

I love the Mondrian theme and everything about this image is just awesome!

Least favorite:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110705/14/4e1386b355eaa_m.jpg

This just leaves me kind of cold...? It's a bit boring among such exciting images in your portfolio!

Oct 02 12 06:25 pm Link

Model

Corey OP

Posts: 36

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Whoa. I tried to do yours and was ASSAULTED by your portfolio, yours are all amazing. LOVElovelove your images zomg. buuut ya do me if you have time. thanks!

Oct 03 12 04:53 am Link

Photographer

TDSImages

Posts: 857

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Me next?

Oct 03 12 06:44 am Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

I'll start again tonight or tomorrow. Working today.

Oct 03 12 02:09 pm Link

Model

Rhiana Gray

Posts: 61

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I'm interested to know your opinion.
thanks smile

Oct 03 12 03:33 pm Link

Model

MickCetera

Posts: 276

Chicago, Illinois, US

Yes please!

Oct 03 12 09:29 pm Link

Model

Nikita Rumyantseva

Posts: 343

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Please smile

Oct 06 12 08:08 am Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

L Raye wrote:
Your opinion is valued.

All of her is amazing this one is my favorite! http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#27291085 18+

This one needs to go. It's not very flattering of her imo (she looks tired and her hair is faded)and it's been there a while. Out with old, in with new! http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#17372927 18+

Oct 06 12 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

I'm in smile

Our styles are vastly different but I can still appreciate your work.  My least favorite is this one http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30172751  I am not crazy about the crop or lighting. I can't seem to limit myself to one favorite so I will grudgingly limit myself to two.  This one is outrageous http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/14771691 and this one which is just exceptional http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/25972503
I just ran across a couple more "best ones" but that would further dilute the purpose of this, wouldn't it?

Oct 06 12 04:05 pm Link

Model

Virginia Ann

Posts: 53

Eastland, Texas, US

Oct 06 12 07:31 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

Brandeeka wrote:
I'm open to feedback! smile

This series is really great for you! http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29475141
Great eye contact!

You have an amazing smile! I would love this the most except the tilt in the photograph is really really weird and distracting. Shoot another full smile photo like this one and replace it: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#29889548

Oct 08 12 02:55 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

Ashley Holloway wrote:
most favorite: http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120802/15/501afd94dfa03_m.jpg

I love the Mondrian theme and everything about this image is just awesome!

Least favorite:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110705/14/4e1386b355eaa_m.jpg

This just leaves me kind of cold...? It's a bit boring among such exciting images in your portfolio!

Thanks for the insights.
This one I keep wanting to see in color or slight color? I feel like it's too muddied down by all the things in the photo to be good black and white. There's just so many things in it. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 0#28245000

I love this one, so simple and beautiful: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 6#26838086

I think it's time for you to take some risks. Either with color, setting, poses...Not sure what but it's time. It'll help you go to the next level.

Oct 08 12 03:10 pm Link

Model

Beth Chambers

Posts: 465

London, England, United Kingdom

Me please? smile

Oct 08 12 05:51 pm Link

Photographer

Dwayne Adams

Posts: 17

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Yes please!

Oct 11 12 03:49 pm Link

Model

Jenny Jannetty

Posts: 449

Roanoke, Virginia, US

I'd love to know!

Oct 12 12 11:16 pm Link

Photographer

Bek Ruszin

Posts: 6023

Levittown, Pennsylvania, US

I'm interested in hearing what you think.  smile

My ABSOLUTE favorite of yours:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100722/09/4c486c512ea90_m.jpg

Hard to pic a least favorite, but I've gotta go with this one only because I don't care for the crop:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/20/506e4fe34063c_m.jpg

Oct 12 12 11:23 pm Link

Photographer

MidnightSun Designs

Posts: 358

WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, US

go for it

Oct 14 12 11:21 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Tell me.

Oct 14 12 12:12 pm Link

Model

V Nixie

Posts: 2049

Los Angeles, California, US

ack I forgot about this! I'll try to get back to it soon!

Oct 17 12 02:51 pm Link

Model

Michaela-Ann

Posts: 161

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

I'd love to hear your opinion!

Oct 17 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

Eclectic

Posts: 281

Toledo, Ohio, US

Please


You have so many amazing images, but I think this is your best. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/15225014 18+

It was hard to find one that I didn't like, but this one fell flat for me.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/19/506e496c8d180_m.jpg

Oct 17 12 05:56 pm Link

Model

Dev Dove

Posts: 5

Wilmington, North Carolina, US

I would love to hear your opinion. c:

Oct 18 12 04:27 pm Link

Model

EmilyDoll

Posts: 399

Fontana, California, US

sure

Oct 19 12 06:39 am Link

Model

Shilo Von Porcelaine

Posts: 227

Chicago, Illinois, US

Please?

Oct 19 12 12:33 pm Link

Model

Brandeeka

Posts: 6

Atlanta, Georgia, US

V Nixie wrote:

This series is really great for you! http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29475141
Great eye contact!

You have an amazing smile! I would love this the most except the tilt in the photograph is really really weird and distracting. Shoot another full smile photo like this one and replace it: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#29889548

Thanks so much for your time and feedback. I agree with the tilt and requested for a better shot.

Your work is amazing and I love the profile in this series:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18673720

And I love the emotion and pose here:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/23824102

Nov 13 12 11:34 am Link

Model

Sylph Sia

Posts: 34

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I'm interested smile

Nov 13 12 06:31 pm Link