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Model

Lovely Wednesday

Posts: 127

Waco, Texas, US

I'm getting to the point where I've done enough shoots that putting in my few favorites from each shoot is actually too many. So, to improve my portfolio, I would like to know what should go and why.

I know people say not to have more than one photo from a set--in cases where I do, which should go and which should stay?

In turn, which photos are my strongest, and should I definitely hold on to, and why?

Thank you very much for your help and your honest critique.

Nov 06 12 03:19 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3943

Lansing, Michigan, US

What to throw?

I'd get rid of this

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 28cdb8.jpg

Nice boots... some photographers might like to shoot them... but where are you?

Nov 07 12 06:23 pm Link

Photographer

DEP E510

Posts: 1613

Miramar, Florida, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/15/508db43cbfc70.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/15/508db43a44a92.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/19/504806347457d.jpg

these are some that do you no favors...

your skin does not flatter you in these photos...

make up artists and photoshop are not over-rated...

Nov 09 12 01:57 pm Link

Photographer

Alan Bailward

Posts: 68

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

I'll add these:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1837726#29825878

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1837726#29826618

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1837726#29825877

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1837726#30443029

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1837726#30079429

Body position and facial expression yelled to me "scared model, deer in headlights".  Also I'm not sure what's up with the knife shots, but none of them do anything for me,  they all feel very GWC shots.

Nov 09 12 05:47 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/19/504806347457d_m.jpg
Terribly unflattering. I agree with the person who suggested MUA and Photoshop. Steer well clear of any photographer who would deliver you a shot like this. I mean, WTF?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/18/5047ff123af7f_m.jpg
No. Just NO.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/18/5047ff0e5d1a8_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120106/17/4f079ec7d61be_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111015/12/4e99e5fa792dc_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/16/5047e2188eab7_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/16/5047e221eb8bf_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120923/11/505f5bc3d908f_m.jpg
No.

Nov 10 12 02:27 pm Link

Model

Lovely Wednesday

Posts: 127

Waco, Texas, US

@The Effective Image, point taken, thank you, photo removed.

@DEP E510, Thank you, point taken, photos removed.

@Alan Bailward, Due to having received a lot of positive response to one of those, I've kept (I think the first) one, but point taken on the rest, so thank you for your critique.

@Orca Bay Images, Again, point taken on the first one. Thanks for pointing out the Queen of Hearts photos. I was so attached to the concept I can't say it occurred to me that they were actually pretty awful. In the last chunk of pictures you mentioned, I also removed the second just because it doesn't so much show me off, and can see that in the fourth and sixth ones as well, but what was it that turned you off from the third and fifth shots?

Thanks everyone for your help!

Nov 21 12 03:21 pm Link