Forums > Critique > among the rubble.. which shot is better?

Photographer

SugarSharai photography

Posts: 387

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

im unsure if either are any good at all, or benefit my portfolio.

any comments or suggestions?

which photo of the two is better?? (if at all)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30588984

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30588953

Nov 10 12 12:39 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7826

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sugar Sharai wrote:
im unsure if either are any good at all, or benefit my portfolio.

any comments or suggestions?

which photo of the two is better?? (if at all)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30588984

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30588953

The first link doesn't work.

I'd toss the second shot.   Poor/strange pose & expression, plus not diggin the post work.

I think you can do much better working with the right photographer.

Just my thoughts ~ MR

Nov 10 12 12:42 pm Link

Photographer

SugarSharai photography

Posts: 387

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Images by MR wrote:

The first link doesn't work.

I'd toss the second shot.   Poor/strange pose & expression, plus not diggin the post work.

I think you can do much better working with the right photographer.

Just my thoughts ~ MR

thanks!!: ) also fixed the other link as well.

Nov 10 12 12:45 pm Link

Model

Rachael Bueckert

Posts: 1121

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Neither add to your portfolio, you already have much better work.

Hey, we are in the same province! big_smile

Nov 10 12 12:46 pm Link

Model

GenesisAn

Posts: 109

Milpitas, California, US

Sugar Sharai wrote:
im unsure if either are any good at all, or benefit my portfolio.

any comments or suggestions?

which photo of the two is better?? (if at all)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30588984

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30588953

i think the second link is better pose wise but overall shot isn't that hot. The quality of these photos are not that great and the make up looks harsh not flattering at all compared to your other shots. I suggest working with a professional photographer and mua. Be picky too and contact people who can help benefit your photos, good luck smile

Nov 10 12 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7826

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sugar Sharai wrote:

thanks!!: ) also fixed the other link as well.

I think the first one is worst then the second with regards to the post work.

Once again just my thoughts ~ MR

Nov 10 12 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32363

Woodinville, Washington, US

The second is better, IMO, but neither is portworthy.

The lighting, composition and makeup are terrible.

Nov 10 12 12:49 pm Link

Photographer

richardsphotographybc

Posts: 415

Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Great location, but the post work is awful. Looks like HDR toning which I am not a fan of. You are a beautiful young lady but those don't do you justice. Bet there is lots of photogs in Edmonton that would do a whole lot better,and maybe when I visit there at XMas we can shoot together.

Richard

Nov 10 12 12:50 pm Link

Photographer

SSR Designs

Posts: 471

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, US

I have to agree...your existing portfolio is much better than these two shots.  I'm not crazy about the "HDR" effect in these two photos.

Nov 10 12 12:52 pm Link

Photographer

SugarSharai photography

Posts: 387

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

richardsphotographybc wrote:
Great location, but the post work is awful. Looks like HDR toning which I am not a fan of. You are a beautiful young lady but those don't do you justice. Bet there is lots of photogs in Edmonton that would do a whole lot better,and maybe when I visit there at XMas we can shoot together.

Richard

thanks everyone!! its too bad!! waited awhile for these, i myself was a bit dissapointed with the HDR and makeup turn out as well. (yes its HDR she did)



ill definitely be getting rid of them today then!!! : )

Nov 10 12 12:53 pm Link

Model

Toria Royale

Posts: 145

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

If the second pose was taken from a different angle, I think I'd like it a bit more. You've got some great work in your port, and you look like you had fun with this shoot, but you've got so much more going for you babes!

Nov 10 12 12:55 pm Link

Photographer

SSR Designs

Posts: 471

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, US

I wouldn't use the word disappointed...you tried something that didn't work.  And there are many cases where the "HDR" effect can be used but in order to do it right on skin, the photo has to be treated a certain way and in this case it wasn't.

I like where you were trying to go...sadly it just didn't come together.

Nov 10 12 12:56 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sugar Sharai wrote:

thanks everyone!! its too bad!! waited awhile for these, i myself was a bit dissapointed with the HDR and makeup turn out as well. (yes its HDR she did)



ill definitely be getting rid of them today then!!! : )

Yup, definitely toss them. Your port is clean, you don't need cheesy edits and concepts in it smile

Nov 10 12 12:57 pm Link

Photographer

SugarSharai photography

Posts: 387

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

SSR Designs wrote:
I wouldn't use the word disappointed...you tried something that didn't work.  And there are many cases where the "HDR" effect can be used but in order to do it right on skin, the photo has to be treated a certain way and in this case it wasn't.

I like where you were trying to go...sadly it just didn't come together.

thank you so much!! i LOVED the pose and the location and my wardrobe, the makeup somehow got a bit messed up in the post processing..( not my doing of course!)    so it looks worse unfortunatly!!

i will keep trying harder like always!! adds to the experience, and MY experience.


thanks so much for your input and positive reassurance : ) its wonderful to be encouraged sometimes!!

Nov 10 12 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

SSR Designs

Posts: 471

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, US

Sugar Sharai wrote:
thanks so much for your input and positive reassurance : ) its wonderful to be encouraged sometimes!!

Hey no problem! smile  I have a full hard drive of concepts that just didn't work.  But I did learn something from each and every shoot.  And you are right...keep movin forward you are doing just fine smile

Nov 10 12 01:10 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32363

Woodinville, Washington, US

Sugar Sharai wrote:
i will keep trying harder like always!! adds to the experience, and MY experience.

When I first started out, my photographer sister with 30+ years experience gave me some invaluable advice: Don't be afraid to make mistakes. We learn faster from mistakes than from successes. And when time and opportunity allow, go ahead and screw up a shot on purpose; you never know if it might result in something interesting and end up as a new trick in your arsenal.

Nov 10 12 01:19 pm Link