Forums > Critique > Yay Nay or Meh

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

It's been a LONG time fellow MMr's. To commemorate me wasting the last 3-4 hours of my time looking through the forums today lets play what I call; Yay, Nay, Or Meh. No critique. No reason why (Cuz im lazy). Post a photo and I will give you just a simple Yay, Nay, or Meh.

I know you guys have the stuff. I am setting my expectations pretty damn high. Let the games begin!

Nov 07 12 11:01 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

Tough crowd today for no takers :-I.. I will even throw in a sentence Critiques.

Nov 08 12 12:23 pm Link

Model

Agent_Zero

Posts: 108

New York, New York, US

Vincente Lopez wrote:
Tough crowd today for no takers :-I.. I will even throw in a sentence.

aw hmm

Nov 08 12 01:14 pm Link

Model

Jojo West

Posts: 972

Silver Spring, Maryland, US

I'll take it smile

Nov 08 12 01:23 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3943

Lansing, Michigan, US

Jojo West wrote:
I'll take it smile

I think he wants you to post or link to an image. I'll pass...

Nov 08 12 10:00 pm Link

Photographer

LittleWhiteRabbit Photo

Posts: 134

Columbus, Ohio, US

I'll play.  I took this at a group shoot - 16 year old glamor model in a red sequined thigh high minidress that didn't really fit.  I tried to make it look more high fashion.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/19/5035996207e8e_m.jpg

Nov 09 12 07:48 am Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120426/07/4f9959bc440e4_m.jpg

Nov 09 12 07:49 am Link

Model

Alicia Hansen

Posts: 1744

Durango, Colorado, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100503/05/4bdec8c7e653b_m.jpg

c: ?

Nov 09 12 07:51 am Link

Model

MelissaAnn

Posts: 3956

Seattle, Washington, US

Nov 09 12 08:07 am Link

Photographer

TDSImages

Posts: 859

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

This...?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110813/10/4e46af4769eb5.jpg

Nov 09 12 08:16 am Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

LittleWhiteRabbit Photo wrote:
I'll play.  I took this at a group shoot - 16 year old glamor model in a red sequined thigh high minidress that didn't really fit.  I tried to make it look more high fashion.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120822/19/5035996207e8e_m.jpg

Meh.. While the ambiance of the photo seems promising (I always dig a throw back vibe) The model does nothing for the photo and the black crushing along the bottom of the skirt is a little heavy.

Nov 09 12 01:49 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

Cynthia Serrano  wrote:
smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120426/07/4f9959bc440e4_m.jpg

Meh.. While the tonal grundge qualities of the photo is nice. It seems like an editorial type shot that is lacking the rest of the photos in the series. In by itself is meh.

Nov 09 12 01:52 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

Alicia Hansen wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100503/05/4bdec8c7e653b_m.jpg

c: ?

Top Photo: Meh.. Better cropping would of helped this photo.
Bottom Photo: Nay

Nov 09 12 01:53 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

MelissaAnn  wrote:
smile

18+

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29663071

Meh.. Honestly not a bad photo but the crop could of killed the dead space on top. On top of that the photographers angle required you to bring you chin up a little on that shot. Remember to never forget to accentuate your neck if the shot is at a downward angle.

Nov 09 12 01:56 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

TDSImages wrote:
This...?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110813/10/4e46af4769eb5.jpg

Meh... Remember neckline. If the model is bringing arms forward as in the model of this case. What happens is the back hunched masks a lot of the neckline. So instead of a long slender neckline you get chin then all of a sudden shoulders. When shooting come down slightly below the model and make sure the chin is positioned to bring out the neckline.

Nov 09 12 01:59 pm Link

Photographer

LittleWhiteRabbit Photo

Posts: 134

Columbus, Ohio, US

Thanks for your honest feedback - I think you're great at critiques...

Nov 09 12 02:16 pm Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

Vincente Lopez wrote:

Meh.. While the tonal grundge qualities of the photo is nice. It seems like an editorial type shot that is lacking the rest of the photos in the series. In by itself is meh.

Gotcha thanks!

Nov 09 12 03:11 pm Link

Nov 09 12 03:20 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

Kit DeLite wrote:
This one?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … dc4cb1.jpg

Or this one?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 2#30565592 18+

First link. Nay... In order to pull off "girl in the bed" look you have to have two prerequisites in place. 1) Interesting shooting location if you aren't manipulating your crop or 2) in close crop on the subject. Neither of these fill that requirement. In the first photo since the location isn't great the photographer really needed to over extended the depth of field. Especially in a empty room if he wasn't going to crop. But all the DOF in the world wouldn't have helped the nonchalant ambiance of the room.

Second link. Meh.. Better on the depth of field. See how cropping give better stature to the photo. The angle of the shot is still too high from the photog position and there is too much black dead space towards the bottom of the photo.

Also remember all rules i mentioned above or tips are meant to be broken to achieve a good photo. Nothing is ever set in stone.

Nov 09 12 03:35 pm Link

Model

Kit DeLite

Posts: 69

Westminster, California, US

Vincente Lopez wrote:
First link. Nay... In order to pull off "girl in the bed" look you have to have two prerequisites in place. 1) Interesting shooting location if you aren't manipulating your crop or 2) in close crop on the subject. Neither of these fill that requirement. In the first photo since the location isn't great the photographer really needed to over extended the depth of field. Especially in a empty room if he wasn't going to crop. But all the DOF in the world wouldn't have helped the nonchalant ambiance of the room.

I completely agree that the first one would have been better if it was cropped more. Thank you for your input.

Nov 09 12 03:37 pm Link

Model

Alicia Hansen

Posts: 1744

Durango, Colorado, US

Vincente Lopez wrote:

Top Photo: Meh.. Better cropping would of helped this photo.
Bottom Photo: Nay

Drat, haha.
Thank you for your thoughts. c:

Nov 09 12 05:20 pm Link

Photographer

unexpected captures

Posts: 268

San Francisco, California, US

Nov 09 12 05:30 pm Link

Model

Lauren Grace

Posts: 1906

Louisville, Kentucky, US

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj243/laurendambros/LG0126retouch.jpg

Nov 09 12 05:40 pm Link

Model

Tracii Taylor

Posts: 2176

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Nov 09 12 06:50 pm Link

Photographer

Alicia Hansen Photo

Posts: 1964

Durango, Colorado, US

New;
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121109/18/509db83367df2_m.jpg

Nov 09 12 06:53 pm Link

Photographer

Deirdre Holmes

Posts: 1264

San Pedro, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121109/21/509de502787ac_m.jpg

Nov 09 12 09:46 pm Link

Photographer

Shearwin Photography

Posts: 27

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Nov 09 12 10:19 pm Link

Photographer

DavidCoward Photography

Posts: 629

Sandy Springs, Georgia, US

Nov 09 12 10:22 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

Lauren Grace wrote:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj243/laurendambros/LG0126retouch.jpg

Yay.. Speaking strictly to your modeling it's a good look so for that you get a Yay. As far the lighting (which nothing after this is your fault), the kicker light in the rear needed higher placement or angled up and gridded. Then turned down a stop. Because of that you get quite a bit of light mid frame, and magnified because the hair is down. Also placing a rear light with no clothing really makes white hairs stand out. This could of been processed out by your photographer.

Nov 09 12 10:28 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121107/09/509a9dbb0e5c3_m.jpg

This?

Nov 09 12 11:26 pm Link

Model

Jena Joy

Posts: 93

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Nov 10 12 02:56 am Link

Model

KristianaRose

Posts: 585

Denver, Colorado, US

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a285/JumboShrimp4U/546944_4609550078071_1913765391_n.jpg

Nov 10 12 10:05 am Link

Model

Brandy Selene

Posts: 17

Williston, North Dakota, US

yeh

Nov 10 12 05:30 pm Link