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Photographer

PR Zone

Posts: 769

London, England, United Kingdom

For me, this one has a model that doesn't look comfortable, with very flat lighting and my eye is not sure where to go. It will score big, no doubt, for anyone with a thing for feet, but apart from that it doesn't 'pop' the way most of your stuff does...  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31111675

I love this shot (and the model), but the crop seems forced to me. Would have loved to see her just a little closer to the centre (just a touch)... http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30680120

You have a lot of good photos, but - for me - this one captures the pure GORGEOUSNESS of the model... http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28888321

Overall, you have obvious skill, and eye and a rapport with the models...   The only thing I'd change in many of them is the crop...  But that's SO much to do with personal taste - please feel free to ignore me :-)

Jan 06 13 01:32 pm Link

Model

Keira Sibali

Posts: 189

Oakland, New Jersey, US

All your photos are great, but this one just isn't as interesting to me as the others:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/19/50a9aa74f0129_m.jpg

I think this is one of your best:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121116/04/50a634a25b3eb_m.jpg

My eye was drawn to it right away!

Jan 06 13 03:10 pm Link

Model

Laura1982

Posts: 81

Eaton, Ohio, US

Goat Farm Project wrote:

You're right.  Maybe i should photoshop the background a solid color.

This is very natural and you look great:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/11/50db4cf8cf687_m.jpg

Thanks, I would like to add some color to my lips on this and brighten my eyes. A photographer did it and it looked great but I can't upload from my iPad.

Jan 06 13 04:51 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Lizzy Takahashi wrote:
I'd drop your avatar.

Okay, thanks.

I love this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130106/00/50e9376b1f0be_m.jpg

Jan 06 13 06:25 pm Link

Model

winking_wonder

Posts: 5637

New York, New York, US

Your weakest (it's just not flattering to the model):
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120621/11/4fe3635eced1a_m.jpg

Jan 06 13 06:27 pm Link

Model

Maruschke

Posts: 543

Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

You have gorgeous shots in there but i choose this one, I think this is your weakest. smile

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31111674

Jan 06 13 07:24 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

PR Zone wrote:
For me, this one has a model that doesn't look comfortable, with very flat lighting and my eye is not sure where to go. It will score big, no doubt, for anyone with a thing for feet, but apart from that it doesn't 'pop' the way most of your stuff does...  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31111675

I love this shot (and the model), but the crop seems forced to me. Would have loved to see her just a little closer to the centre (just a touch)... http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30680120

You have a lot of good photos, but - for me - this one captures the pure GORGEOUSNESS of the model... http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28888321

Overall, you have obvious skill, and eye and a rapport with the models...   The only thing I'd change in many of them is the crop...  But that's SO much to do with personal taste - please feel free to ignore me :-)

Really appreciate the feedback.  You're not the first to mention my cropping technique.  I'm working on it though, lol.

Your port was a pleasure to browse through.  (Half cup of coffee)  I love this shot:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120602/05/4fca08ab26a63_m.jpg

Jan 07 13 03:37 am Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

PR Zone wrote:
For me, this one has a model that doesn't look comfortable, with very flat lighting and my eye is not sure where to go. It will score big, no doubt, for anyone with a thing for feet, but apart from that it doesn't 'pop' the way most of your stuff does...  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31111675

I love this shot (and the model), but the crop seems forced to me. Would have loved to see her just a little closer to the centre (just a touch)... http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30680120

You have a lot of good photos, but - for me - this one captures the pure GORGEOUSNESS of the model... http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28888321

Overall, you have obvious skill, and eye and a rapport with the models...   The only thing I'd change in many of them is the crop...  But that's SO much to do with personal taste - please feel free to ignore me :-)

This one is nice too:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120122/16/4f1ca9d38ea89_m.jpg

Jan 07 13 03:40 am Link

Photographer

PR Zone

Posts: 769

London, England, United Kingdom

Lot of time/work to do what you've done here... BIG THANK YOU for the effort :-)

Jan 07 13 03:42 am Link

Photographer

Barely StL

Posts: 931

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I'll play.

You have some good stuff in your portfolio, but there are also some that, while they aren't awful, don't seem to belong in the same portfolio with your best.

In this one, the model looks pretty enough. I just don't get the point of the photo.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121130/15/50b93b481c3e7_m.jpg

The cropping of this one looks strange to me, but like I said, it isn't awful.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/09/50a9144dded1b_m.jpg

This one isn't awful, either, but it's a split profile, and it isn't very flattering to the model. Also, I would have turned the camera a little more to the left to get the model a little farther from the center of the photo (to the right). I hesitate to mentions it though, because if it were a nude, someone would just print it in black and white and submit it to a gallery.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121206/07/50c0b6cfe677f_m.jpg

Jan 07 13 04:11 am Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Kyra Elle wrote:
All your photos are great, but this one just isn't as interesting to me as the others:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/19/50a9aa74f0129_m.jpg

I think this is one of your best:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121116/04/50a634a25b3eb_m.jpg

My eye was drawn to it right away!

Thanks!

Love this - so flirty:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130104/17/50e77b508a679_m.jpg

Jan 07 13 02:37 pm Link

Model

Keira Sibali

Posts: 189

Oakland, New Jersey, US

Goat Farm Project wrote:

Thanks!

Love this - so flirty:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130104/17/50e77b508a679_m.jpg

Gracias! And thanks for listing smile

Jan 07 13 03:48 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

winking_wonder wrote:
Your weakest (it's just not flattering to the model):
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120621/11/4fe3635eced1a_m.jpg

That pic seems to be either love or hate for a lot of people.

This is my fav of yours:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130101/01/50e2b31491612_m.jpg

Jan 08 13 02:41 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Maruschke wrote:
You have gorgeous shots in there but i choose this one, I think this is your weakest. smile

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31111674

Thought i already dropped that one, lol.

This one is amazing:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130108/10/50ec699cb34bc_m.jpg

Jan 08 13 02:45 pm Link

Model

Philipp-T

Posts: 84

Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

These are my least favourite pictures from your portfolio:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121124/07/50b0e962c6515_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/19/50a9aa74f0129_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121130/15/50b93b481c3e7_m.jpg

Jan 08 13 02:48 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Barely StL wrote:
I'll play.

You have some good stuff in your portfolio, but there are also some that, while they aren't awful, don't seem to belong in the same portfolio with your best.

In this one, the llama looks pretty enough. I just don't get the point of the photo.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121130/15/50b93b481c3e7_m.jpg

The cropping of this one looks strange to me, but like I said, it isn't awful.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/09/50a9144dded1b_m.jpg

This one isn't awful, either, but it's a split profile, and it isn't very flattering to the llama. Also, I would have turned the camera a little more to the left to get the llama a little farther from the center of the photo (to the right). I hesitate to mentions it though, because if it were a nude, someone would just print it in black and white and submit it to a gallery.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121206/07/50c0b6cfe677f_m.jpg

Thanks for the feedback.  Your port is awesome.  Spent some quality time roaming around.  This is my favorite:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121113/03/50a2323799e04_m.jpg

Jan 08 13 04:36 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Philipp-T wrote:
These are my least favourite pictures from your portfolio:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121124/07/50b0e962c6515_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/19/50a9aa74f0129_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121130/15/50b93b481c3e7_m.jpg

Thanks brother!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/06/50c898b4a93f9_m.jpg

Jan 09 13 02:51 pm Link

Model

Daniel Pierce

Posts: 629

Burbank, California, US

A lot are close, but this one nails all the areas and has the dark mysterious sensibility I enjoy in art:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130108/17/50ecc7cc05f11_m.jpg

Jan 09 13 02:54 pm Link

Model

Daniel Pierce

Posts: 629

Burbank, California, US

This would be the least of the bunch:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121223/19/50d7d2ab2e200_m.jpg

The background's color and vibrancy distracts from the model.

Most of your work is solid though. Really like the dark textured material.

Jan 09 13 02:57 pm Link

Model

Loria Harrison

Posts: 1757

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, US

This is my least favorite.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121206/07/50c0b6cfe677f_m.jpg

and i left you a pic comment on my fav. Please read my profile before viewing my port.
thanks,
Loria

Jan 09 13 03:17 pm Link

Photographer

Nor-Cal Photography

Posts: 2695

Walnut Creek, California, US

This is my pick for least favorite:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121126/20/50b4480a96f7c_m.jpg

because of the smile and squinty eyes.  Just doesn't seem to fit.

But just one worthless opinion.   smile

Jan 09 13 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Depthpersuasion wrote:
This would be the least of the bunch:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121223/19/50d7d2ab2e200_m.jpg

The background's color and vibrancy distracts from the model.

Most of your work is solid though. Really like the dark textured material.

Appreciate the feedback!  Your whole port is amazing but this is extraordinary:  http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090417/22/49e964c337037_m.jpg

Jan 09 13 05:37 pm Link

Photographer

New Image Creations

Posts: 414

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Awesome portfolio! I couldn't pick a least fav other than this one and it's only the shadow that bugs me...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30819630

Jan 09 13 05:54 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Loria Harrison wrote:
This is my least favorite.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121206/07/50c0b6cfe677f_m.jpg

and i left you a pic comment on my fav. Please read my profile before viewing my port.
thanks,
Loria

Thank you.  I love this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111210/22/4ee4526c7389f_m.jpg

Jan 09 13 06:00 pm Link

Photographer

Anchor Photo

Posts: 122

MCHENRY, Illinois, US

There is something in most all your shots that I like whether it is the location, lighting, pose, or emotion shown. This ones background with the brightness does seem to take the attention from the model....

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31067775#

Jan 09 13 06:08 pm Link

Model

Christoff Smit

Posts: 298

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Soooo hard to choose, you have amazing shots.

If i have to choose, this one. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30686642

Jan 09 13 06:23 pm Link

Model

Jojo West

Posts: 972

Silver Spring, Maryland, US

Probably this one, she just looks uncomfortable and not like she did it on purpose (posing). It seems a bit off in my humble opinion

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/19/50a9aa74f0129.jpg

Jan 10 13 08:47 am Link

Photographer

Catalin Palosanu

Posts: 65

Bacău, Bacău, Romania

This is definitely your worst...looks like a facebook type of picture
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/12/507f01ed8f551_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 11:38 am Link

Model

Amelia Rouge

Posts: 114

Anaheim, California, US

How about me?
I looked through your port, and I don't know if I saw any weak ones

Jan 10 13 01:47 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Nor-Cal Photography wrote:
This is my pick for least favorite:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121126/20/50b4480a96f7c_m.jpg

because of the smile and squinty eyes.  Just doesn't seem to fit.

But just one worthless opinion.   smile

But it's a neighbor...
Love this one.  So creative:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19743404

Jan 10 13 06:29 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

New Image Creations wrote:
Awesome portfolio! I couldn't pick a least fav other than this one and it's only the shadow that bugs me...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30819630

Thanks!

Hang this on the wall:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120412/09/4f8700221ca65_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 06:31 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Anchor Photo wrote:
There is something in most all your shots that I like whether it is the location, lighting, pose, or emotion shown. This ones background with the brightness does seem to take the attention from the llama....

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31067775#

Thanks!

This is awesome:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120421/14/4f93268492a67_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 06:33 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Christoff Smit wrote:
Soooo hard to choose, you have amazing shots.

If i have to choose, this one. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30686642

Thanks!

I like the MTB shot but this is badass:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120521/04/4fba227b78845_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 06:35 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Jojo West wrote:
Probably this one, she just looks uncomfortable and not like she did it on purpose (posing). It seems a bit off in my humble opinion

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/19/50a9aa74f0129.jpg

Good eye!  It was her first shoot and our 2nd or 3rd...
Love this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/17/50ac2c893c706_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 06:38 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Catalin Palosanu wrote:
This is definitely your worst...looks like a facebook type of picture
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/12/507f01ed8f551_m.jpg

That's not my picture.  But i agree with you.

Jan 10 13 06:40 pm Link

Photographer

Goat Farm Project

Posts: 339

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Amelia Rouge wrote:
How about me?
I looked through your port, and I don't know if I saw any weak ones

Thanks!

This is my favorite:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121007/18/50722642ad879_m.jpg

Jan 11 13 08:03 pm Link

Model

Brightonn

Posts: 234

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

I find you include a high number of expressive poses.  This one didn't capture me with equal passion:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121206/06/50c0ac06a482a_m.jpg

Jan 12 13 08:19 pm Link

Model

Kess M

Posts: 8464

Brooklyn, New York, US

hard to choose one that sticks out, but maybe this-
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28781713
in general it just doesn't pop, and the focus feels a little soft
or this http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30819630 because the edit on the skin feels a little plastic bunny

Jan 12 13 08:43 pm Link

Photographer

Mask Photo

Posts: 1404

Fremont, California, US

Brightonn wrote:
I find you include a high number of expressive poses.  This one didn't capture me with equal passion:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121206/06/50c0ac06a482a_m.jpg

I also think this one should go. it's a little bit muddy, a little unsharp, i'm losing her in the busyness of the background, and she doesn't look like a "model" but is wearing a fairly provocative top. She looks like a high school senior trying to "sex it up", and it just feels a little inappropriate.

Jan 12 13 08:52 pm Link

Model

Christoff Smit

Posts: 298

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

You honestly don't have any bad shots, lol!

If i have to choose now, ill say this one. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31223650

Jan 14 13 12:35 am Link