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

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Adam Mohammed wrote:
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

Phone 1: I am not a fan. I do not like the the way you edited this in a dark brown color. Her arms are over exposed compared to her face and it's distracting (I have the same problem sometimes)
Also where are her feet?  Lastly I do not like the angle, shot from above..
Otherwise lovely model and location.
Edit: the whole top of the image is supppper distracting (the tree reflections in the water and your watermark)
Photo 2: this is a great catalogue fashion shot, except her facial expression is terribly unflattering. It's so distracting I wouldn't use the photo.

Keep up the good work and best to you!

Jan 03 13 10:23 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

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

This is obviously a beautiful shot but only because the model is beautiful, no interesting pose or lighting. I am not connecting with the model in the photo.
I think you took too much off the bottom in cropping and left too much space at the top and sides.

Jan 03 13 10:29 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Dontez Akins wrote:
Here you go

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

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

Photo 1: not working at all for me.
Elbow in my face and no connection with the llama.. There is just a lot going on in this photo

Photo 2: I like the idea! The grit is believable because the llama has the right look in her eyes.
Great job

Jan 03 13 10:34 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Steve Wall wrote:
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

Photo 1: I like the idea!
The movement in her hair is cool! As I take a closer look however, I see the models facial expression/ lighting are unflattering. Also watch for where you're cutting off models arms (I struggle w this as well)

Shot 2: again like the idea, this photo works for me .. Great model and love the tattoos BUT  the skin retouching on this photo is not good in my opinion and it ruins the whole portrait.

Jan 04 13 05:37 am Link

Photographer

Flick

Posts: 1578

London, England, United Kingdom

Me next please :-)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110328/02/4d905b0a18845_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120219/07/4f4116ed83d73_m.jpg

Jan 04 13 05:55 am Link

Model

Maria Susanti

Posts: 546

Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

these please
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121115/19/50a5b63f00d3d_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120916/14/50564154c9ce9_m.jpg

Jan 04 13 06:31 am Link

Photographer

IIP

Posts: 413

Lumberton, New Jersey, US

I'm all in...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130103/06/50e59731c2206_m.jpg

Jan 04 13 08:02 pm Link

Photographer

Rik Williams

Posts: 3495

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130104/20/50e7b10802f2e_m.jpg

smile

Jan 04 13 08:57 pm Link

Model

Christinare

Posts: 116

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

I like this pic (obviously, since it's my avatar), but I would appreciate an outside opinion.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/15/50e4c12fd8129_m.jpg

Jan 04 13 09:11 pm Link

Jan 05 13 12:21 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Flick wrote:
Me next please :-)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110328/02/4d905b0a18845_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120219/07/4f4116ed83d73_m.jpg

Image 1: first impression is its a great photo!
The styling/hair/ makeup are on point,beautiful model, creative location.
However the hair dryer in the background is distracting becayse it's right next to her face. Model's expression is blah.. No connection to the viewer! And one nit picky thing, her other foot is cut off.
I think the thing that bothers me most is the models lack of expression because it could have been such a great photo!

Image 2: right away I'm thinking great shot, very elegant, even her hand and hand placement look elegant. Love the fishnet fabric adding visual interest. Model and make up are beautiful
Great work!

Jan 05 13 01:04 pm Link

Photographer

OmnyRa

Posts: 1029

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

My two selections for your input:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121202/21/50bc36625ae5b_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/11/5050d41ae9aeb_m.jpg

As for my input on you-
You have a few images where the model is pulling her hair, or has her hands in her hair, which implies that you like having your hair pulled during love making.
Am I close? :^)

Jan 05 13 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

MesmerEyes Photography

Posts: 3029

Tyler, Texas, US

I know you said that you aren't a fan of artistic nudes but your opinion would be appreciated anyway.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30825795 +18

Jan 05 13 02:23 pm Link

Model

S S G

Posts: 68

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/19/500cb0c825f51_m.jpg

I'm trying to do more shoots that are more sensual instead of my previous commercial/glamour work, would love your feedback smile

Jan 05 13 06:04 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Maria Susanti wrote:
these please
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121115/19/50a5b63f00d3d_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120916/14/50564154c9ce9_m.jpg

First ill say the obvious, you're extremely beautiful!
But I will say I'm not feeling either photo too much.
First photo is ok like everything looks good except your facial expression is just not believeable. Your eyes are closed and your hand is at your face so it looks contrived.
And the second you just have this wide eyed blank expression which leaves no connection with the viewer

Jan 06 13 12:22 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

IIP wrote:
I'm all in...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130103/06/50e59731c2206_m.jpg

Model is too center in the frame.
I would say good portrait.
WAYY too much retouching. Take it down like 10 notches and see how it looks!
Also next time use a hair light because her hair/ disappears in the black background
Best of luck to you!

Jan 06 13 12:25 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Rik Image wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130104/20/50e7b10802f2e_m.jpg

smile

I looked at this models port and this photo of her is by far the best. Once she puts it in her portfolio I'm sure she will get a lot more attention.
Anyway, honestly all I have to say is there is wayyyy to much haze in this photo, makes the photo hard to look at.
Other than that awesome styling hair make up model expression!

I enjoy your port!

Jan 06 13 12:30 pm Link

Jan 06 13 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Christinare wrote:
I like this pic (obviously, since it's my avatar), but I would appreciate an outside opinion.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/15/50e4c12fd8129_m.jpg

You're very attractive, but I think you really really really need to work on your posing and facial expression. Practice in the mirror and study your favorite models/ fashion magazine! Another thing that bothers me about this photo is that it seems there is absolutely no styling involved at all. Boring hair/makeup and dress and no accessories!

I wish you the best!

Jan 06 13 05:01 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Laura1982 wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31085836

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31155506

Great photo! Perhaps you could have possibly emoted a tad more , but your face really is lovely!
There are some technical (photographer) issues but not your fault!

Jan 06 13 05:05 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

OmnyRa wrote:
My two selections for your input:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121202/21/50bc36625ae5b_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120912/11/5050d41ae9aeb_m.jpg

As for my input on you-
You have a few images where the model is pulling her hair, or has her hands in her hair, which implies that you like having your hair pulled during love making.
Am I close? :^)

Photo 1: I personally just don't get it.
Photo 2: beautiful
Model and everything but I guess the styling is a bit boring as well as your post work

And no comment on the hair pulling ;-)

Jan 07 13 06:24 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

MesmerEyes Photography wrote:
I know you said that you aren't a fan of artistic nudes but your opinion would be appreciated anyway.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30825795 +18

I don't know, it too dark for me.
And it doesn't really Evoke any emotion from me

Jan 07 13 10:28 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Lizzy Takahashi wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31185281

First off, my favorite photos of yours are 6 and 8.
Your bone structure/ face are really lovely!

But the photo you posted is not your best work.
And most of it is the photographers fault because it's out of focus!

Jan 07 13 10:31 am Link

Photographer

Ania Volovique

Posts: 19

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Would love to hear your opinion on this one.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31131645

Jan 07 13 10:39 am Link

Model

Samantha Liana

Posts: 2634

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120527/17/4fc2ccbeb4900_m.jpg

what you think? smile

Jan 07 13 12:10 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Samantha Liana wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120527/17/4fc2ccbeb4900_m.jpg

what you think? smile

A more opened crop of top left is it!
Forget the other ones, tell the photographer to give it to you separate.
NO COLLAGE! ;-)

I love the location and your pose in the little crevice in the wall. The male model looks good but not better than you  and your connection with him looks believable. I really enjoy the photo.

Jan 07 13 12:24 pm Link

Model

Samantha Liana

Posts: 2634

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Reilly wrote:

A more opened crop of top left is it!
Forget the other ones, tell the photographer to give it to you separate.
NO COLLAGE! ;-)

I love the location and your pose in the little crevice in the wall. The male model looks good but not better than you  and your connection with him looks believable. I really enjoy the photo.

Thanks!

This is my ultimate favorite picture in your port...
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/16/5089c83b8b6b1_m.jpg

The angle and crop is just perfect. It adds to that sexy energy, and the lighting is great. Brilliant choice for B&W as well.

Jan 07 13 12:35 pm Link

Model

Elaine Ford

Posts: 2045

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/12/50eb35b08eb06_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/14/50e4b2721fbbd_m.jpg

Jan 07 13 01:26 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

S S G wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/19/500cb0c825f51_m.jpg

I'm trying to do more shoots that are more sensual instead of my previous commercial/glamour work, would love your feedback smile

Not a fan
Your pose and expression are way too contrived, in my opinion.
Also the way your mouth is opened is not flattering to your face, as well as the under neck area.

Keep practicing!

Jan 08 13 06:08 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Samantha Liana wrote:

Thanks!

This is my ultimate favorite picture in your port...
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/16/5089c83b8b6b1_m.jpg

The angle and crop is just perfect. It adds to that sexy energy, and the lighting is great. Brilliant choice for B&W as well.

Thanks so much Samantha!

Jan 08 13 06:12 am Link

Model

Philipp-T

Posts: 84

Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Ok, go for it smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/06/50c89925188f7_m.jpg

Jan 08 13 06:14 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Ania Volovique wrote:
Would love to hear your opinion on this one.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31131645

I do enjoy this photo! I wish it were a bit more glamorous though!
Maybe in the editing or makeup..

Jan 08 13 06:34 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Elaine Ford wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/12/50eb35b08eb06_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/14/50e4b2721fbbd_m.jpg

Ok you rock, I'm in love!

Photo 1: you are perfect! There are lighting issues in my opinion, like it's too dark for me but that's not your fault!

Photo 2: these are super lovely! Your pose/makeup,
/ styling / hair all look great!  Your facial expressions are also good, good work.
I do Not like the yellow/ orangeness of these photos.. Like the yellow ness around the edges, it is super distracting and a turn off :-(
Again not your fault though.

With the right photographer, you'd kill it ;-)

Jan 08 13 06:40 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Philipp-T wrote:
Ok, go for it smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/06/50c89925188f7_m.jpg

I really enjoy this photo!
It's kind of just a simple portrait so there's not much to critique on the model.
I like the hair and LOVE the lipstick. Your facial expression is pretty normal and it works for the photo. The only thing is idlike to see about half of the shirt cropped out from the bottom, that would look much better.

Jan 09 13 09:56 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Bump!

Jan 10 13 03:19 pm Link

Jan 10 13 03:31 pm Link

Model

Daniel Pierce

Posts: 629

Burbank, California, US

All you:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130109/15/50edf962c5b3b_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 03:46 pm Link

Photographer

A Virtual Inferno

Posts: 20

San Jose, California, US

What do you think?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121229/23/50dfe96a4641e_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 05:23 pm Link

Photographer

Caveman Creations

Posts: 580

Fort Worth, Texas, US

I'll have a go.....

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/20/4febd46f09784_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 05:41 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Cyn Michelle wrote:
Unsure about these...
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31227979

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30955213

Image 1: it's just kinda boring. The colors the photographer used on editing do not work.
Boring expression/hair/make up Nd styling.

Image 2: wayyyy better. I loveee the location/ background.
The scarf really works :-)
I  wish your foot wasn't cut out though!

One think ill suggest is working on posing and facial expression!
Best of luck :-)

Jan 10 13 05:58 pm Link