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

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Jhomel wrote:
Looking forward for your feedback....
http://www.modelmayhem.com/2872276
http://www.modelmayhem.com/2872276

Thxs..

Since you didn't give me actual photos I'll just critique you in general.

I think you have a great look, fantastic body!
I would work in facial expression and posing, study popular men's fitness magazines and practice in the mirror.
Hire a really great photographer and see what it's like on a real professional fitness photo shoot!

Best of luck!

Dec 22 12 03:19 pm Link

Photographer

AndyS

Posts: 170

Hampton, Illinois, US

How about a couple of new ones...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121217/18/50cfd0e5bedf6_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121209/17/50c535b1f00bd_m.jpg

Working on my editing skills (yeah, I know, keep working on them...). Another opinion couldn't hurt!

Dec 22 12 03:21 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

JustinB Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/04/50891bdb30f5c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/14/50d4e8793ca04_m.jpg

Image 1: it's a cute photo in general but i cant get past the excessive blur or loss of clarity..

Image 2:  looks extremely amateur to me.
The model is beautiful but I just don't get what the point of this photo is.
Also in the background doesn't look natural.

Dec 22 12 03:28 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

WhiteIon wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31051608  18+

Lovely photo! I like the black and white and the pose. I just wish the model was better lit!

Dec 22 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

L2Photography net wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/20/50ac5f5f0177d.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121201/14/50ba816068e95.jpg

First photo: I enjoy to background but I do not like the models pose at all! Can't see her face and limp hands! But I so like the idea behind this perhaps you have more w different poses!?

2nd: I do not like this photo, the wardrobe , hair and make up, pose and editing are boring!
The one thing I do like is the background and how you positioned the model under the arches

Best of luck to you!

Dec 22 12 03:38 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

HEATHER 18 wrote:
Enjoy your port/work

Please feel free to pick photos from my port-like/dislike why?

[url=http://modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28291455
Thanks!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120508/14/4fa990587daab_m.jpg[/url]
This photo is too boring to be in your portfolio! It doesn't show off your figure or beautiful face!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110712/06/4e1c532a95b5e_m.jpg
This is such a lovely photo! Looks high fashion.
I love the the dress, the hair , the make up and your pose!
The only thing is I wish I could see the bottom of the dress is or something it just looks like you're sunk in the the sand a bit!

Big fan of you photos and wish you the best!

Dec 22 12 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

Kerm and Me

Posts: 7

New York, New York, US

I always did feel the photo I was unsure about wasn't that great. But I did kinda like it. I'll most likely replace it with something else.

As for the new one I got inspiration and wanted to try that style after going to a Hasselblad/Bron Color event. The image I pulled my inspiration from: https://vimeo.com/31500512
time code= 2:03

or Amber Gray
http://www.ambergrayphotography.com/beauty/beauty.html

I saw the image and felt I had to try it myself. I have others I'll use one of those instead. Since the cropping is a bit off.

Thank you again. I will keep at it for sure!

Dec 22 12 03:50 pm Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

Sure

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/08/5050a81c6ec17_m.jpg
&
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120426/07/4f9959bc440e4_m.jpg

Dec 22 12 03:56 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Kerm and Me wrote:
I always did feel the photo I was unsure about wasn't that great. But I did kinda like it. I'll most likely replace it with something else.

As for the new one I got inspiration and wanted to try that style after going to a Hasselblad/Bron Color event. The image I pulled my inspiration from: https://vimeo.com/31500512
time code= 2:03

I saw the image and felt I had to try it myself. I have others I'll use one of those instead. Since the cropping is a bit off.

Thank you again. I will keep at it for sure!

I see your inspiration, very cool!
I think for your image to be more successful you need a white board or reflector in front of the model
Because it is unfortunately too dark! Also your rim light should have been more powerful!

Dec 22 12 03:58 pm Link

Photographer

Ali Choudhry Photo

Posts: 176

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121211/22/50c82a67de0d1_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121002/16/506b7583bcbb1_m.jpg

Dec 22 12 07:22 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 902

San Francisco, California, US

Please..
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121219/14/50d2440341120_m.jpg

Dec 22 12 07:35 pm Link

Photographer

Joseph William

Posts: 2027

Chicago, Illinois, US

Here is a new one.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/07/50d47be1d27dd_m.jpg

Dec 22 12 07:48 pm Link

Photographer

Fist Full of Ish

Posts: 1918

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US

Dec 22 12 09:30 pm Link

Photographer

LL Photography

Posts: 5

Denver, Colorado, US

Thanks for the earlier critique.  So what's your input on these images.  Thanks again.http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120308/12/4f591bb5be645_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111214/04/4ee89c3b54a7a_m.jpg

Dec 22 12 10:31 pm Link

Photographer

Ron Musser Photography

Posts: 107

Sacramento, California, US

Dec 22 12 10:46 pm Link

Photographer

Ron Musser Photography

Posts: 107

Sacramento, California, US

Dec 22 12 10:47 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Salvador Alonzo wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110618/23/4dfd91f9efe96.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120623/18/4fe6678ee70c4.jpg

Image 1: cool color effects
Don't like the hair ,makeup, hat or facial expression.

Image2: I like the background and styling
The pose is boring and and your hand is covering your mouth

Dec 23 12 10:59 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Chainmaille Treasures wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 968ca4.jpg 18+

Whoa! Love the body chains!
I looooove body chains lol.
Your designs are awesome and I would strongly suggest hiring a photographer/ models/ wardrobe stylist and getting your designs out there!
The photos you have right now are not good :-(
I wish you weren't so far I would snatch up a couple if those :-)


Best of luck to you!

Dec 23 12 12:13 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

_eMMe_ wrote:
I'll be glad to have some critique on this two shots, who are quite controversial to me:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30729172

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30883871

Photo 1: I have to say I am not a fan.
As far as the photos technical side, I do not like the colors or the crop.
I do like your pose but I think your face could have been more expressive! I get you're going for the moody look but still. That being said the photo does present a loneliness and If that's what you and the photographer were going for I get it!



Photo 2: I LOVEEEE ! Again, I am partial to edgy high contrast black and whites ;-)

I love the wardrobe, hair, makeup, pose, environment ,composition and the orange/ grape fruit works for me

One thing I have to say is I do think the angle works for this but I wish your head was tilted up a but more, because angle your face is in is unflattering.
Just my opinion and I'm guessing it was intentional !

But I do love your portfolio! I wish you the best

Dec 23 12 12:24 pm Link

Photographer

Terrell Gates

Posts: 1042

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120218/14/4f402b92a8801.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121109/14/509d7e6ac95ad.jpg

Dec 23 12 12:37 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

AndyS wrote:
How about a couple of new ones...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121217/18/50cfd0e5bedf6_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121209/17/50c535b1f00bd_m.jpg

Working on my editing skills (yeah, I know, keep working on them...). Another opinion couldn't hurt!

Photo 1: do not like the crop and all the negative space. I just don't get the photo.. It looks like they are sharing a scarf and the their bodies are connected :-/

Photo 2: it's way too underexposed and the model is too center in the frame

Dec 24 12 07:42 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Cynthia Serrano  wrote:
Sure

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/08/5050a81c6ec17_m.jpg
&
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120426/07/4f9959bc440e4_m.jpg

Photo 1: I'm not a fan.. It's boring in my opinion, I don't get the extremely long pink hair and leotard. Reminds me of a 80's aerobic video.
The model and the background are poorly lit and the models expression/ pose are ehhhh

Photo 2: I like it! Different and interesting, I like the location styling and makeup.
Only thing I wish was models lower half was lit better.

Best of luck to you!

Dec 24 12 07:58 am Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

Rachel Reilly wrote:

Photo 1: I'm not a fan.. It's boring in my opinion, I don't get the extremely long pink hair and leotard. Reminds me of a 80's aerobic video.
The model and the background are poorly lit and the models expression/ pose are ehhhh

Photo 2: I like it! Different and interesting, I like the location styling and makeup.
Only thing I wish was models lower half was lit better.

Best of luck to you!

Thanks I am the model not the photographer smile

Dec 24 12 09:31 am Link

Photographer

Felipe Jimenez

Posts: 407

Chicago, Illinois, US

My newest stuff. What do you think?!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/18/50c93cdd6bc8a_m.jpg

Dec 24 12 10:33 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121211/22/50c82a67de0d1_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121002/16/506b7583bcbb1_m.jpg

Photo 1: I like it! Very artistic, it's a bit dark for my likeing (needs more light and shadows)
But I like the pose and the location!
Great job

Photo 2: I hate it. The angle is just terrible ... Abd the editing or lack of on the face is distracting!

Dec 24 12 01:21 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

RenatoJr - RJ wrote:
Please..
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121219/14/50d2440341120_m.jpg

This image has potential!
3 things bother me; over retouching of the photo, the models pose and the models expression .. It's just boring! Perhaps you have other shots from this series?

Best wishes to you!

Dec 24 12 01:26 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Joseph William  wrote:
Here is a new one.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/07/50d47be1d27dd_m.jpg

This photo does nothing for me:-/
I suppose this would be a great commercial shot advertising undies and sweaters.
3 things though, lose the hat, model's facial expression is unflattering and the way her hands are positioned they look like stubs.
That being said the model is beautiful and she has a great figure!

Best wishes!

Dec 24 12 01:30 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Fist Full of Ish wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30979945  (possibly 18+)

Ok I hate this as a college! Let the middle photo stand by itself .

I love the idea, the chocolate,  the lack of color,editing, and model's pose/ facial expression
I just wish the models arms weren't cut off!

Dec 24 12 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Terrell Gates wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120218/14/4f402b92a8801.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121109/14/509d7e6ac95ad.jpg

These are both fantastic!
I love the idea, and I do like the darkness and coolness of the colors.
And I like the model's pose in both photos.

You need  a hair light on the model in both photos and a faint light on the background. I wish they were more polished looking overall (in editing phase)

Photo 1: the color difference between models face and body are very bothersome!

Keep up the good work!

Dec 24 12 01:40 pm Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2393

Los Angeles, California, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31003846 18+
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121217/06/50cf32474d951.jpg

Both from a shoot last week.

Dec 24 12 06:44 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Felipe Jimenez wrote:
My newest stuff. What do you think?!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/18/50c93cdd6bc8a_m.jpg

I love everything about this picture except that I can't see her face. In my opinion It disconnects me.
But let's talk about that reflection in the water...it's lovely! Haha

Jan 03 13 06:13 am Link

Photographer

Adam Mohammed

Posts: 39

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hi, I was wondering if you can give me feedback on these two photos. Thank you so much for your time.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121002/12/506b3e863de3d.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121229/00/50dea8bd288c4.jpg

Jan 03 13 06:22 am Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1735

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Rachel Reilly wrote:
I'm just another young aspiring fashion photographer,
I will give you my own personal opinion on the photo(s) Open to models, makeup artists and photographers :-) Feel free to give me feedback as well if you want!

Here are some of mine:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111227/20/4efa98059acdf_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110519/12/4dd56d1eab6ce_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101118/17/4ce5d81aa956c_m.jpg

As for you, you really have a good eye and technical ability. This is beatiful:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121217/06/50cf2eea523a9_m.jpg

If you really want to be a fashion photographer-- shoot more FASHION! Implied are great, and you certainly know how to light a subject based on their pose. But where's the fashion? Also, fashion deals a lot with color. Don't be afraid of color. Use it to create visual texture and a feast for the eyes.

Jan 03 13 06:58 am Link

Photographer

Byron Chua

Posts: 231

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130101/08/50e313fb9b186_m.jpg

Jan 03 13 07:01 am Link

Photographer

Dontez Akins

Posts: 327

Douglasville, Georgia, US

Here you go

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121208/13/50c3b5747a6eb_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101015/11/4cb89fc132277_m.jpg

Jan 03 13 07:20 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

If you really want to be a fashion photographer-- shoot more FASHION! Implied are great, and you certainly know how to light a subject based on their pose. But where's the fashion? Also, fashion deals a lot with color. Don't be afraid of color. Use it to create visual texture and a feast for the eyes.

Thanks so much!
You are definitely right, it's so hard to find good designers/ stylists
That is my dilemma right now... I'm still very new to this biz so I'm just getting my foot in the door!
I am definitely scared of color and I don't trust my eye when it comes to editing! Anther thing that just comes with experience that I look forward to!
n

Ok  back to the critiqus!

Jan 03 13 07:53 am Link

Photographer

sospix

Posts: 21396

Orlando, Florida, US

Likin' your port, nice start, clean, well lit stuff  .  .  .  how's my new AVI lookin' to ya  .  .  .

SOS

Jan 03 13 08:03 am Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1735

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Rachel Reilly wrote:

Thanks so much!
You are definitely right, it's so hard to find good designers/ stylists
That is my dilemma right now... I'm still very new to this biz so I'm just getting my foot in the door!
I am definitely scared of color and I don't trust my eye when it comes to editing! Anther thing that just comes with experience that I look forward to!
n

Ok  back to the critiqus!

Here's what I did. I went to Goodwill and the Salvation Army stores and found the most outrageous pieces that DID NOT MATCH. The crazier the style, the better I liked it. After that, it was just a matter of getting models to wear it. It didn't matter that it wasn't "street wearable". The point was, I was shooting looks no one has ever seen and leaving people stunned.

The fashion many not have been cutting edge, but the photos were very memorable.

Example. This was just 3 tutus I found in a bin. $2 each.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110626/15/4e07afd62bd3a_m.jpg

Once you get a reputation for pulling out great shoots from bad situations, they will start seeking you out.

Jan 03 13 08:04 am Link

Photographer

Steve Wall

Posts: 623

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hi Rachel. I just posted a couple of old pictures from a few years ago. What do you think - keep them or not?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/14/50e4b6b08f774_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/14/50e4b75bb466d_m.jpg

Jan 03 13 09:52 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Jorge Kreimer wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31003846 18+
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121217/06/50cf32474d951.jpg

Both from a shoot last week.

First photo: I am in love!
I love the harshness, her hair, the pose, her expression, her makeup!

Second photo: not as provocative as  the above, so I would ditch it.
If you do keep it I would do retouching on her face

I am a fan of your work, best wishes!

Jan 03 13 10:16 am Link