Forums > Critique > Post a picture or two and I will critique it.

Model

Foxy Tokala

Posts: 257

Atlanta, Georgia, US

How about these two the first one I'm not sure if it isn't getting much attention because people don't notice I'm actually in it or if the picture isn't as great as much as I love it.  The second one is one of my newest so would love your thoughts on it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130223/13/51292e96d5a6c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130224/18/512acd4ca3747_m.jpg

Feb 26 13 06:10 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Axioma wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130223/12/5129289c05b8d_m.jpg

this one is pretty new, may I get your opinion please smile?

I think you look good, pose and expression- beautiful.

I'm not a huge fan of the angle and you being upside down
Also not digging the dark corner the floor has made on the left side

Feb 27 13 06:53 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Alexander Choi wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130220/12/51252dc7e0284.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130226/08/512ce567e459f.jpg

Would love an opinion on these latest works

For the first image I would prefer the models face be in focus. This lighting is super flat bump the contrast and saturation a bit maybe? Or use travel lighting /reflectors

Second image looks like a painting. And I'm no expert on under water photography but models face and pose are rather boring as well as her outfit and surroundings.and her skin is too yellow !

Feb 27 13 07:08 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Ughh

Feb 27 13 07:10 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Foxy Tokala wrote:
How about these two the first one I'm not sure if it isn't getting much attention because people don't notice I'm actually in it or if the picture isn't as great as much as I love it.  The second one is one of my newest so would love your thoughts on it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130223/13/51292e96d5a6c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130224/18/512acd4ca3747_m.jpg

Ditch the first photo, literally can't see you


The second ditch too, this looks so sloppy and boring, you even look bored, bad lighting and unfocused!

Feb 27 13 01:56 pm Link

Model

Foxy Tokala

Posts: 257

Atlanta, Georgia, US

RachelReilly wrote:

Ditch the first photo, literally can't see you


The second ditch too, this looks so sloppy and boring, you even look bored, bad lighting and unfocused!

Thanks!

Feb 28 13 11:29 am Link

Photographer

Tim Stuart

Posts: 11

Bryan, Texas, US

Ok, i have only been photographing models for a short time.....only 2 have been "working" models and the rest are amateurs.....what do you think?

Feb 28 13 12:17 pm Link

Model

Sameer Nawaz

Posts: 7

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

I'll have a go.
I'm an apiring model, so would like to know what you think?
Which one do you prefer from the new pics...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31834088

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31845221

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31834194

Mar 01 13 07:18 pm Link

Model

Jake Kelly

Posts: 12

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mar 01 13 08:01 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Tim Stuart wrote:
Ok, i have only been photographing models for a short time.....only 2 have been "working" models and the rest are amateurs.....what do you think?

Your portfolio looks amateur and unpolished.

Pay closer attention to detail- models wardrobe, makeup/hair , pose and expression!!

Maybe invest in a travel light, it can really enhance outdoor shooting. Even a reflector, because the lighting looks flat and boring in your photos.

Mar 02 13 09:51 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Jake Kelly wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31823389
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#31651705

Hope to hear your criticism!

I'm not critiquing webcam photos.
Come back when you've done an actual photoshoot

Mar 02 13 09:54 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Sameer Nawaz wrote:
I'll have a go.
I'm an apiring model, so would like to know what you think?
Which one do you prefer from the new pics...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31834088

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31845221

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31834194

I think you look the best in the last one.
That being said.. I don't enjoy any of these!
Go to some agency's and try to get signed then start testing.
I would like to see better quality photos

Mar 03 13 11:32 am Link

Photographer

AndyD10

Posts: 350

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

I'm undecided about this one.  I haven't printed it, but on some screens I like it and on others it looks a bit cold and 'severe'.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130221/16/5126b64634b10_m.jpg

Here's a warmer and softer image of the same model from a different shoot for comparison

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120512/12/4faebbbdd9b40_m.jpg

Mar 03 13 12:23 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

AndyD10 wrote:
I'm undecided about this one.  I haven't printed it, but on some screens I like it and on others it looks a bit cold and 'severe'.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130221/16/5126b64634b10_m.jpg

Here's a warmer and softer image of the same model from a different shoot for comparison

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120512/12/4faebbbdd9b40_m.jpg

Things that stand out: her face looks pale compared to the skin on her body, while her eyes have catch lights they are in shadows (I don't mind this but could add to the cold feeling)
And the pink strap is a bit bothersome.

I like her expression, this model is obviously gorgeous!

I think your editing and retouching look good, and perhaps you darkened the shadows a bit much and that could also add to the coldness.
But mostly like I said the skin tone in her face is off..

Looking at It on my screen it does look harsh.
Over all, lighten the shadows a tad and make her skin all one color and I think it's useable
I do wish the crop we try so tight at the bottom though

Mar 03 13 12:39 pm Link

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

Mar 03 13 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Edit

Mar 03 13 11:08 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Ceci L wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130303/10/51339ab7f400c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/13 … e367c5.jpg  +18

This is a hell no. You look possessed :-/
Most awkward glamour pose ever!
You look boxed up, basically looking like a quad amputee

I think you have potential. Practice posing!!!!
And work with better photographers

Second image- i do looove the movement!!
But it lacks connection to the viewer.

The editing on this is terrible, way too orangey and wayyy over retouched!

Mar 03 13 11:08 pm Link

Model

Sally G

Posts: 25

Decatur, Georgia, US

Mar 03 13 11:44 pm Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2393

Los Angeles, California, US

Mar 04 13 12:20 am Link

Photographer

Photography by Ricky

Posts: 329

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mar 04 13 06:27 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Sally G wrote:
my port?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1578033/viewall

I'm a bigger fan of the black and white nudes than anything else.
Be careful of posing looking too contrived and perhaps work with better photographers!

Mar 05 13 05:02 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Jorge Kreimer wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31865942 18+
"Orchid"

I love this
The composition And the whiteness of her skin.
Her hand and her expression work perfectly!

Mar 05 13 05:04 am Link

Photographer

Curtis M LeBlanc

Posts: 64

San Antonio, Texas, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121229/08/50df140ac7a8d_m.jpg

Mar 05 13 05:16 am Link

Photographer

Curtis M LeBlanc

Posts: 64

San Antonio, Texas, US

My second one...thanks.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121102/09/5093f1966ab6b_m.jpg

Mar 05 13 05:18 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Melb Rick wrote:
What about my port?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/2620263/viewall

Looks like you've got your hands on some good males models.. Take advantage of that!
The Calvin Klein undies.. Looks awesome, Careful thoughbc you could have chosen one with a more attractive facial expression.

The teal blanket photo looks a bit unpolished and seriously ditch the blanket!

Ditch all the photos w the female, they look way too contrived and over edited
In general keep practicing and good start.

Mar 05 13 06:15 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Curtis M LeBlanc wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121229/08/50df140ac7a8d_m.jpg

This is a good idea but at your skill level I'm going to say keep it simple until you've mastered lighting and composition (people tell me this as well, and it helps!)
There is wayyy too much going on in this photo. I really dislike it especially the fact that her blonde hair is out ., its disturbing. Why didn't you pull get hair up into a bun or something?

Mar 05 13 06:18 am Link

Model

Aly Catt

Posts: 402

Oneonta, New York, US

My avatar.
and the top row of new images in my nude album
thank you smile

Mar 05 13 07:01 am Link

Photographer

Matthew John

Posts: 25

London, England, United Kingdom

Mar 05 13 08:26 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Just Aly wrote:
My avatar.
and the top row of new images in my nude album
thank you smile

I'm sorry I don't like any of them,
You've brought nothing exciting to the table.
Boring poses  and expressions.
Also the retouching is terrible and way too much of it!
Work with better photographers as well.

Mar 05 13 12:21 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Curtis M LeBlanc wrote:
My second one...thanks.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121102/09/5093f1966ab6b_m.jpg

Awkward pose and crop!
Also might just be me but the tattoo portraits are weird (like too personsl)and distracting. Also distracting is her boobs are being cut in Half by her shirt

But the main thing is the retouching!! Holy heavy hand, try that again!

Mar 05 13 12:25 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Matthew John  wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31883969

Ok obviously the lighting and models skin are on point!..
However her expression ruins everything!
She looks way too happy.. It just doesn't match w this dark/beautiful image.
Also Her fingers are splayed in an unattractive  way , remember delicate hands!

Mar 05 13 07:57 pm Link

Photographer

Photography by Ricky

Posts: 329

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

RachelReilly wrote:

Looks like you've got your hands on some good males models.. Take advantage of that!
The Calvin Klein undies.. Looks awesome, Careful thoughbc you could have chosen one with a more attractive facial expression.

The teal blanket photo looks a bit unpolished and seriously ditch the blanket!

Ditch all the photos w the female, they look way too contrived and over edited
In general keep practicing and good start.

I'm actually more keen on getting some good female models, but where are they??
The Calvin Klein undies, yeah I know, it's a shame, I have replaced his whole head thou, but hey the focus is on the physique.
The teal blanket - ditch the blanket, polish the model and shoot? Wait, he's Polish!
The female models, have I over edited their face, eyes or?
Thank you for your time. Appreciated.

Mar 05 13 09:41 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Melb Rick wrote:

I'm actually more keen on getting some good female models, but where are they??
The Calvin Klein undies, yeah I know, it's a shame, I have replaced his whole head thou, but hey the focus is on the physique.
The teal blanket - ditch the blanket, polish the model and shoot? Wait, he's Polish!
The female models, have I over edited their face, eyes or?
Thank you for your time. Appreciated.

You are welcome.

Yeah Im not digging your choice of females and the skin looks like you edited

Mar 06 13 05:48 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

bump wink

Nov 15 13 06:43 am Link

Nov 15 13 09:17 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Opinion? big_smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110626/03/4e070ce8c13a4.jpg

Nov 15 13 09:20 am Link

Photographer

Dave McDermott

Posts: 451

Coill Dubh, Kildare, Ireland

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131110/10/527fd11f808a7_m.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131110/10/527fd148888bd_m.jpg

Nov 15 13 02:47 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

HEATHER 19 wrote:
1st bathing suit shoot.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33422222

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/34158749

First shot: such a natural beauty! smile
Second: unfortunately this one is all kinds of awkward, most of all your face.
I noticed in your port you REALLY need to work on facial expressions.
You lack all emotion or you look scared/confused, screams amateur.

Nov 15 13 05:56 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Opinion? big_smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110626/03/4e070ce8c13a4.jpg

I like it! Really cool idea.
The Alien tthing is kind of disturbing wink
And I do like the processing you did in photoshop to give it that dirty look.

Nov 16 13 09:52 am Link

Model

wrongsideofthirty

Posts: 543

Boston, Massachusetts, US

RachelReilly wrote:

The image is quite jarring in my opinion.
I am not a huge fan of artistic nudes so I am biased.
Aside from the actual figure I do like like light and shadow effects!

so obvious.
the photographer now has 801 views of his own package "tastefully lit" lol

jeez

kudos to the op bravery!

Nov 16 13 10:44 am Link