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Photographer

Lovely Day Media

Posts: 4315

Vineland, New Jersey, US

Based solely on my portfolio on here, would you shoot TF with me, pay me or want me to pay you?  If you want me to pay you, what do you think I should improve?

  Inquiring minds want to know.

Nov 12 12 05:46 pm Link

Model

Tracii Taylor

Posts: 2176

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Pay me.  I'll leave the advice to photographers.  I'm not going to pretend I know what's going on on the other side of the camera.

Nov 13 12 06:39 am Link

Model

Tiffiney C

Posts: 570

Los Angeles, California, US

Pay me. There's some things that you need to work on. You mainly use natural light, but the images are dark. Try using a different ISO. Also, you should experiment more with the angles you shoot at to get a better shot. Good luck smile

Nov 14 12 06:41 am Link

Model

Brightonn

Posts: 234

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

I would say pay me, I see a lot of lifestyle-commercial and fitness and you have a few solid commercial shots, but even then they don't pop with a bit of post-processing they need.  The spinning effect in one of the shots is a serious weakpoint.  It looks gimmicky, and doesn't really obscure just the right things in this shot, or show just the important elements.

I certainly wouldn't mind if you asked to see my lifestyle portfolio, though.

Nov 14 12 11:17 am Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

If you'd inquire about a shoot I'd send rates, as I wouldn't feel confident that I'd get something for my portfolio out of a shoot based on your images here. They're unmemorable mostly and lack visual interest for my tastes.

Nov 14 12 11:24 am Link

Model

Affinity Finch

Posts: 652

Bodmin, England, United Kingdom

I'd probably ask you to pay me .smile

Nov 14 12 11:27 am Link

Photographer

Lovely Day Media

Posts: 4315

Vineland, New Jersey, US

Tiffiney C wrote:
Pay me. There's some things that you need to work on. You mainly use natural light, but the images are dark. Try using a different ISO. Also, you should experiment more with the angles you shoot at to get a better shot. Good luck smile

Can you point out an image you think is dark, please?

Nov 14 12 12:09 pm Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

I would send rates your avi is your best shot but I do not see anything in your port that would benefit me to trade with you

Nov 14 12 01:35 pm Link

Model

Alicia Hansen

Posts: 1744

Durango, Colorado, US

I do not believe at this time that you could give me anything beneficial to my portfolio, so I'd send over my rates.

Nov 14 12 02:20 pm Link

Photographer

ARTAPERTURA

Posts: 44

Miami, Florida, US

Tiffiney C wrote:
Pay me. There's some things that you need to work on. You mainly use natural light, but the images are dark. Try using a different ISO. Also, you should experiment more with the angles you shoot at to get a better shot. Good luck smile

Lol. For the whole year! You got the job. ;-)

Nov 14 12 07:29 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

Lovely Day Media wrote:
Inquiring minds want to know.

Do you want portfolio feedback from models only or is this thread open to feedback from photographers?

Nov 15 12 05:23 am Link

Photographer

The Signature Image

Posts: 12055

Gorham, Maine, US

I do not comment on a photographer's work. However, I would suggest this: your bio is too long, too wordy and too negative in places.

Shorten it up and keep it positive.

Nov 15 12 05:29 am Link

Photographer

Lovely Day Media

Posts: 4315

Vineland, New Jersey, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Do you want portfolio feedback from models only or is this thread open to feedback from photographers?

Feedback from everyone is welcome, especially if it's on topic, helpful on one level or another and/or well thought out.

Nov 15 12 05:36 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121031/00/5090d2390125a_m.jpg
You shot near high-noon (worst possible time of day to shoot in direct sun) and you didn't soften the light. This needed some sort of sunswatter or shade and even then some post work. Every flaw in the skin is emphasized and the shadows are too harsh. No postprocessing for an image that needs it desperately.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121031/00/5090d07c7bc99_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121002/21/506bc44bb330a_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120817/01/502dfd6452723_m.jpg
Cut off at the knees and two cut off at the hands as well.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121031/00/5090ccfd90e04_m.jpg
Poor lighting, messy background and, worst, you cut off the hands and the action they're obviously performing. This could have been a semi-useful editorial, but without the cutting of the bell peppers, it's not.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120616/00/4fdc387cc2901_m.jpg
Terribly gimmicky. A technique that won't serve any model's portfolio well.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111207/22/4ee059230265a_m.jpg
Would've been a good shot (very nice expression on that pretty model) except this is Finger City. Avoid facing the hands flat to the camera. Bring them in toward the model so they're exposed more on-edge. And drop her left elbow and have the left hand's fingers pointing up like the right hand.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111207/22/4ee059f07f6ad_m.jpg
By far, your most flattering job of lighting. She figures a bit too small in the image, IMO, but this is otherwise pretty great. Crop it tighter to her with the church in the background and this is a definite keeper for the model.

Nov 15 12 06:26 am Link

Photographer

Lovely Day Media

Posts: 4315

Vineland, New Jersey, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:

Thank you.  These are points to ponder on many different levels.

Nov 15 12 07:29 am Link