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Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

For some strange reason - I'm in a positive mood - so you get the benefits! 

Tough love or sweet nothing, you decide - but I'll find something positive and honest to say about your work here.

Line forms to the left, and goes until midnight...

Ric

Nov 18 12 08:16 pm Link

Model

Mary Geraldine

Posts: 1697

Valdese, North Carolina, US

Love your work! Nice portfolio. ^_^

Nov 18 12 08:18 pm Link

Photographer

Silverstone Productions

Posts: 182

Eugene, Oregon, US

Okay............ GO!!!!!

Nov 18 12 08:23 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4122

Alexandria, Virginia, US

I learn more from "tough love" but a few sweet nothings now and again fall nicely on the ear -   let it be as you please

Nov 18 12 08:26 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Mary Geraldine wrote:
Love your work! Nice portfolio. ^_^

Well that makes it easy: YOU HAVE GOOD TASTE! Ha!

OK Seriously:

First: DREADS? (I wish!!) - and the overall enthusiasm/energy/investment into your photos. Having fun and creating!!

Nov 18 12 08:26 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Silverstone Productions wrote:
Okay............ GO!!!!!

You have a lens that can capture planets! JEALOUS! (Blue Saturn?) smile
And while "walking the line" is a train-tracks shot - it does have a nice mood/story.

Nov 18 12 08:31 pm Link

Model

Zoe Chanel

Posts: 164

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I'd like some tough love please haha

Nov 18 12 08:31 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Fotografica Gregor wrote:
I learn more from "tough love" but a few sweet nothings now and again fall nicely on the ear -   let it be as you please

Nope - you're in that tough category of "almost" - almost good enough to be jealous of, and almost glad you're not the local competition.

Probably some advice I need to listen to myself on - some of your work deserves to have some of the older (less good) stuff removed so that the newer/better work can shine. 

Tough love: details and editing. You've got the models, and the lighting is pretty good, now it's the little things that will make the big differences.

Nov 18 12 08:39 pm Link

Photographer

Silverstone Productions

Posts: 182

Eugene, Oregon, US

ByteStudio wrote:
You have a lens that can capture planets! JEALOUS! (Blue Saturn?) smile
And while "walking the line" is a train-tracks shot - it does have a nice mood/story.

Haha my lens only captured the bottom half of that picture =P

...And the pic that was used to create the planet. So I guess that still counts?

Nov 18 12 08:40 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4122

Alexandria, Virginia, US

ByteStudio wrote:

Nope - you're in that tough category of "almost" - almost good enough to be jealous of, and almost glad you're not the local competition.

Probably some advice I need to listen to myself on - some of your work deserves to have some of the older (less good) stuff removed so that the newer/better work can shine. 

Tough love: details and editing. You've got the models, and the lighting is pretty good, now it's the little things that will make the big differences.

True enough - I've culled 20 images recently and need to remove more - but I find myself *attached* to some of them even though I know they are not my best...

I've also been lazy about updating my MM port with images from new publications, which are better than the average here -

and you're spot on about details - it's always the details -

Cheers

Nov 18 12 08:44 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

zoe chanel wrote:
I'd like some tough love please haha

Tough? hmmm... Ok.
Just my suggestion...

Something someone told me when I was starting - "Shoot UP." - always work with people who will make you look better, will push you to make better images.

There's depth / intensity in a couple of the shots - you need to find photographers who can bring that out more - and don't be afraid to go get them!

Nov 18 12 08:49 pm Link

Model

B E A R

Posts: 474

Riverside, California, US

Okie! smile

Nov 18 12 08:51 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Bear wrote:
Okie! smile

Cute/innocent in some shots and independent/strong in others. Great skin color
- all kinds of "mix" - just like you.

Nov 18 12 08:58 pm Link

Model

Tyler Brad

Posts: 528

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Always a fan of tough love tongue

Nov 18 12 09:01 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

[url=http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Tyler_Waitt_2207044 wrote:
Tyler[/url] Brad] Always a fan of tough love tongue

Tough:
Get an avatar that shows you off - It's a cool pic for a photographer (moody and dark) - but as a model - it doesn't show YOU...

Love: The Bald (for the art) and the Skinny with braces (suspenders) for the vibe- i'd like to see more of that style/theme (in general not just in your portfolio) - something nostalgic about it - but I don't know why.

Nov 18 12 09:08 pm Link

Photographer

DavidCoward Photography

Posts: 629

Sandy Springs, Georgia, US

How about a little of both? I can take criticism, but it works best with a dose of encouragement. smile

Nov 18 12 09:15 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

DavidCoward Photography wrote:
How about a little of both? I can take criticism, but it works best with a dose of encouragement. smile

it only comes with the happy flavor today... (the "make them cry" thread starts tomorrow...)

You have a lot of photos.
(That's the positive way of saying get rid of most of them)
There are some nice "real" people portraits - which is fine - but for MM you might focus on "what makes the models look best and shows my skills the best."
The easy example - the woman in the suit with the swim goggles and the wrench- while it's "fun" - it might not be a good example for "selling your skill" ?

Nov 18 12 09:27 pm Link

Photographer

DavidCoward Photography

Posts: 629

Sandy Springs, Georgia, US

ByteStudio wrote:
You have a lot of photos.
(That's the positive way of saying get rid of most of them)
There are some nice "real" people portraits - which is fine - but for MM you might focus on "what makes the models look best and shows my skills the best."
The easy example - the woman in the suit with the swim goggles and the wrench- while it's "fun" - it might not be a good example for "selling your skill" ?

Thanks for the feedback. As a relative newcomer it's good to get honest opinions. smile

Nov 18 12 09:34 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

If you're still going I'd love any thoughts you have smile

Nov 19 12 07:23 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:
If you're still going I'd love any thoughts you have smile

You look like you have a happy spirit - with a bright smile - but I think the picture where you seem at peace and relaxed is the one that shines!

Nov 19 12 08:56 am Link

Model

Egle Aida Damulyte

Posts: 375

London, England, United Kingdom

i'm in if you're still going !smile

Nov 19 12 09:16 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Egle Damulyte wrote:
i'm in if you're still going !smile

Way too easy - Absolutely beautiful face - I wish I could shoot in Vilnius.

Nov 19 12 09:49 am Link

Model

Carolina Goddess

Posts: 146

Augusta, Georgia, US

* Covers eyes* Tough love please. I really need help with my portfolio!

Nov 19 12 10:02 am Link

Model

LisaInLondon

Posts: 707

London, England, United Kingdom

Would love to know your thoughts! Great work you have (:

Nov 19 12 10:04 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Carolina Goddess wrote:
* Covers eyes* Tough love please. I really need help with my portfolio!

It looks like you are having fun - isn't that what this is about? smile

as far as "help with the portfolio": without knowing what you're trying to achieve, I don't have any specific guidance.
Obvious suggestions like "shoot with people who create the images you're looking for" and always try to grow are about all I can offer.

Nov 19 12 10:21 am Link

Model

Alice A Dylan

Posts: 143

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I would love to know your thoughts smile

Nov 19 12 10:29 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

LizaK wrote:
Would love to know your thoughts! Great work you have (:

What to say? Beautiful, captivating and a little goofy.

If I had known you were that close - I would have swam from West-Terschelling to shoot with you (I was there on a business trip earlier this summer).

Nov 19 12 10:29 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Alice A Dylan wrote:
I would love to know your thoughts smile

Lots of fun outfits - gotta love fancy wardrobe! smile - not what I expected when I saw Australia on your page. Nice styling!

Nov 19 12 10:35 am Link

Model

Carolina Goddess

Posts: 146

Augusta, Georgia, US

ByteStudio wrote:

It looks like you are having fun - isn't that what this is about? smile

as far as "help with the portfolio": without knowing what you're trying to achieve, I don't have any specific guidance.
Obvious suggestions like "shoot with people who create the images you're looking for" and always try to grow are about all I can offer.

Thank you! I am having lots of fun! No delusions here. Making a little money as well always helps too. Very hard finding photographers in this area with vision. sad Thanks again!

Nov 19 12 10:37 am Link

Model

Rebecca Smith

Posts: 1630

Tampa, Florida, US

ByteStudio wrote:
For some strange reason - I'm in a positive mood - so you get the benefits! 

Tough love or sweet nothing, you decide - but I'll find something positive and honest to say about your work here.

Line forms to the left, and goes until midnight...

Ric

well, sure!!! smile

Nov 19 12 10:43 am Link

Model

_eMMe_

Posts: 842

Florence, Toscana, Italy

Sweet things are ever appreciated smile

Nov 19 12 11:05 am Link

Model

winking_wonder

Posts: 5637

New York, New York, US

Sweet nothings!

Nov 19 12 11:06 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Rebecca Smith wrote:

well, sure!!! smile

Very nice variety- a little bit of everything (Bonus for the "candid" you shots so we know what we're working with! )

It's raining and gray here in Seattle - so I'm extra jealous of the sunny beach shots!

Nov 19 12 11:06 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

_eMMe_ wrote:
Sweet things are ever appreciated smile

Lovely eyes - and your hair looks like it would be fun to shoot! (That scary-shout-shot makes me laugh!)

Nov 19 12 11:10 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

winking_wonder wrote:
Sweet nothings!

There's a comfortable "relaxed" look to your photos - no stress, just enjoying the shoot and hopefully having fun making it happen!

Nov 19 12 11:14 am Link

Model

Rebecca Smith

Posts: 1630

Tampa, Florida, US

ByteStudio wrote:

Very nice variety- a little bit of everything (Bonus for the "candid" you shots so we know what we're working with! )

It's raining and gray here in Seattle - so I'm extra jealous of the sunny beach shots!

Well thank you!!!! I seem to get good feedback about my polaroid style shots so they have been serving me well smile

Sending some sunshine your way!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 19 12 11:26 am Link

Model

angie marie w

Posts: 22

Bridgeville, Delaware, US

im new so tough it is...

Nov 19 12 11:41 am Link

Clothing Designer

Chain Reaction

Posts: 529

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Hey, I'll take whatever I get.

Nov 19 12 11:48 am Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

angie marie w wrote:
im new so tough it is...

I like the more serious casual look (the brown in the field) - there's "story" in that look, some life experience  that shows through. Nice!

For all new people - I'd say: be picky, shoot with the people who can get you the images YOU want - learn posing and which angles YOU look best from - and relax and enjoy it!

Nov 19 12 12:03 pm Link

Photographer

ByteStudio

Posts: 921

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

Chain Reaction wrote:
Hey, I'll take whatever I get.

Interesting - I guess the hard part is that I can't really see any detail in the chain to see your work except for the shots on the white torso. It looks like it would be amazing to shoot (lots of details and tones with reflections and texture...)!!!

If I were you - I'd get a photographer or two who can show off YOUR work not just the women wearing your designs - after all, that's what it's about ?

Nov 19 12 12:09 pm Link