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Model

Wallace Simpson

Posts: 89

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wallace Simpson wrote:
Thoughts smile?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/18/50eb85fd20d5b_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120217/14/4f3ed65cdcae1_m.jpg

*poke*

Jan 18 13 07:00 pm Link

Model

Shelly Foster

Posts: 53

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/11/50abd38a3e01b_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/10/50abd285aa046_m.jpg

looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Jan 18 13 07:53 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Wallace Simpson wrote:
Thoughts smile?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/18/50eb85fd20d5b_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120217/14/4f3ed65cdcae1_m.jpg

Sorry I skipped you!
That one kid louie was so cute I had to address him first.

Photo 1: this is a very beautiful image! Make up/ hair/ styling/ model's expression/ lighting/ retouching is all really gorgeous. The angle doesn't even bother me.
I however do not get the black fabric, why is it there, why is it bunched up, it looks like she was climbing out of a black morbid hole ( perhaps that was intended haha)
I would like it better without the fabric

Photo 2: ok I am biased, I hate latex and pin up
So I do not like the styling at all. Besides that the lighting is interesting. The smoke makes this photo appear more amateur in my opinion. Models expression and pose are just alright for me, nothing special

Jan 18 13 08:05 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Shelly Foster wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/11/50abd38a3e01b_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/10/50abd285aa046_m.jpg

looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Do me a favor, go back to bottom of page 5  and read what I wrote to Louie Kline.
Every single word  of that applies to you as well except you're a girl.
You are stunning!

Photo one: is ... Not exciting me. It's just little a cutesy little photo of a pretty girl who's foot is cut off
Photo 2: is more interesting..the location is more exciting and the train tracks ! Your expression is ehh and the crop of this is TERRIBLEEEE.

I prefer this photo (ignoring that your feet are cut off :-/)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/11/50abd4057a341_m.jpg

I know you didn't ask for advice but I'm going to give it to you.
Practice your facial expressions and posing in the mirror , study supermodels and fashion magazines
And again work with better photographers.

Jan 18 13 08:13 pm Link

Model

Shelly Foster

Posts: 53

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Rachel Reilly wrote:

Do me a favor, go back to bottom of page 5  and read what I wrote to Louie Kline.
Every single word  of that applies to you as well except you're a girl.
You are stunning!

Photo one: is ... Not exciting me. It's just little a cutesy little photo of a pretty girl who's foot is cut off
Photo 2: is more interesting..the location is more exciting and the train tracks ! Your expression is ehh and the crop of this is TERRIBLEEEE.

I prefer this photo (ignoring that your feet are cut off :-/)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/11/50abd4057a341_m.jpg

I know you didn't ask for advice but I'm going to give it to you.
Practice your facial expressions and posing in the mirror , study supermodels and fashion magazines
And again work with better photographers.

I love that you gave me advice, thankyou! That's exactly what I wanted. So just to clarify, what your saying is, that I need a good agency? I am aware that I need to work with better photographers, I am in the process of finding ones I can work with.

Jan 18 13 08:22 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

^ Yes, you're a bit short but if you can I would get signed with an agency, that will give you the chance to work with really experienced photographers

Going back to you being shorter- doesn't mean you can't be a phenomenal beauty /glamour/ commercial model

Best of luck!

Jan 18 13 08:27 pm Link

Model

Shelly Foster

Posts: 53

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Rachel Reilly wrote:
^ Yes, you're a bit short but if you can I would get signed with an agency, that will give you the chance to work with really experienced photographers

Going back to you being shorter- doesn't mean you can't be a phenomenal beauty /glamour/ commercial model

Best of luck!

Okay, thank you so much for your input!

Jan 18 13 08:35 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Still here ;-)

Jan 22 13 07:46 am Link

Photographer

bw fotograf

Posts: 209

Plano, Texas, US

some brand spanking new work. how did i do?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/10/50fc3e0dc96be_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/11/50fc3f05e91bb_m.jpg

and one more that's not on MM...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8385096327_23bdf7ec76_m.jpg

Jan 22 13 09:38 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

bw fotograf wrote:
some brand spanking new work. how did i do?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/10/50fc3e0dc96be_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/11/50fc3f05e91bb_m.jpg


and one more that's not on MM...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8385096327_23bdf7ec76_m.jpg

No need to critique those because this shot
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/10/50fc3e09d2275_m.jpg
Blows those out of the water ... I would delete them once you get more shoots under your belt.
In the one I posted her face is lit nicely doesn't make her look old (although her eyes are in shadows, no catch lights ...I'll look past it )
And the obvious, her body looks sick (in a good way)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/11/50fc3f08c9e4c_m.jpgThis one has so much potential! I would honestly go back and re edit this one.
Edit out the smile lines by her mouth and LAY OFF the de clarifying ...
I would actually boost the contrast. You tried to make this a soft b and w but again there are no catch lights in her eyes :-( so maybe you could say it was intentional and do an edgier black and white ;-)

Jan 22 13 11:57 am Link

Photographer

Ezhini

Posts: 1615

Wichita, Kansas, US

Go for it:

http://www.ezhiniartanddesign.com/MMMainPagePics/MM-MainPage-Pic06b.jpg

Jan 22 13 12:40 pm Link

Photographer

Matt Forma

Posts: 373

Denver, Colorado, US

Here is my entry. First time I shot on a beach with a model - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … =1&theater

Jan 22 13 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Ezhini wrote:
Go for it:

http://www.ezhiniartanddesign.com/MMMainPagePics/MM-MainPage-Pic06b.jpg

This portrait is just okay!
I don't like how you messed w the wb it looks like.
Models expression /styling/ makeup could be better
And lose the hat!

Jan 22 13 03:14 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Matt Forma wrote:
Here is my entry. First time I shot on a beach with a model - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … =1&theater

I love this shot! Models face / bod look beautiful
Everything looks great although I would say I wish you took this a slightly different angle where the viewer could see more of her bod from the side

Jan 22 13 03:16 pm Link

Photographer

ELiffmann

Posts: 1415

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

Any thoughts?  I'm particularly interested in thoughts on processing. Below is the original scan from the negative.  Thanks http://ericliffmann.smugmug.com/photos/i-Sq5QRCQ/2/XL/i-Sq5QRCQ-XL.jpg http://ericliffmann.smugmug.com/photos/i-WCzjkfM/0/XL/i-WCzjkfM-XL.jpg

Jan 22 13 07:33 pm Link

Photographer

bw fotograf

Posts: 209

Plano, Texas, US

Rachel Reilly wrote:
No need to critique those because this shot
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/10/50fc3e09d2275_m.jpg
Blows those out of the water ... I would delete them once you get more shoots under your belt.
In the one I posted her face is lit nicely doesn't make her look old (although her eyes are in shadows, no catch lights ...I'll look past it )
And the obvious, her body looks sick (in a good way)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/11/50fc3f08c9e4c_m.jpgThis one has so much potential! I would honestly go back and re edit this one.
Edit out the smile lines by her mouth and LAY OFF the de clarifying ...
I would actually boost the contrast. You tried to make this a soft b and w but again there are no catch lights in her eyes :-( so maybe you could say it was intentional and do an edgier black and white ;-)

THANKS! what is it with that one bra/panty shot? what makes it stand out? you're the third model to comment on it and the reason i ask is because that was a simple, single light with a shoot-through. i can do that all day. big_smile

that portrait is soft because i'm shooting @ f/2 with an 85MM prime up close and personal. i didn't pull the clarity way off. promise! smile

Jan 22 13 09:00 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

The lingerie shot is the best bc it's the softest and her pose and facial expression don't look forced!

Jan 23 13 07:50 am Link

Model

Stitch Asylum

Posts: 1899

CLIFTON PARK, New York, US

I'd like a critique on my portfolio, if you have time.

Jan 23 13 08:09 am Link

Model

Stitch Asylum

Posts: 1899

CLIFTON PARK, New York, US

I'd like a critique on my portfolio, if you have time.

Jan 23 13 08:09 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

ELiffmann wrote:
Any thoughts?  I'm particularly interested in thoughts on processing. Below is the original scan from the negative.  Thanks http://ericliffmann.smugmug.com/photos/i-Sq5QRCQ/2/XL/i-Sq5QRCQ-XL.jpg http://ericliffmann.smugmug.com/photos/i-WCzjkfM/0/XL/i-WCzjkfM-XL.jpg

I prefer the latter- first one .. The color is horrendous .. ESP w the theme of the photo

But right off the bat, lose the huge watermark! It is such in intrusion on your art.


I really do enjoy this image! It's very beautiful and creative. Love the models pose/styling/hair/makeup/ facial expression, it all ties in together very well! I do like the billowy fabric in the background but I'm not sure how I feel about the bars ..I get it, it's all ballet related.
And lose the what look like power outlets below the bars.
Keep up the great work!

Jan 23 13 10:52 am Link

Photographer

DRaskin Photography

Posts: 164

Sacramento, California, US

I have three that I'd like your opinion on. Really have enjoyed reading all the posts and critiques of the pictures. Very informative. I appreciate you taking the time to do this.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130123/20/5100bf2340916_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/19/50fcbae61e1a9_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/19/50fcba9520063_m.jpg

Jan 23 13 10:38 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

DRaskin Photography wrote:
I have three that I'd like your opinion on. Really have enjoyed reading all the posts and critiques of the pictures. Very informative. I appreciate you taking the time to do this.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130123/20/5100bf2340916_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/19/50fcbae61e1a9_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130120/19/50fcba9520063_m.jpg

Photo 1: it's  not a terrible shot but it is terribly boring!
Ok makeup/ hair /and styling look good but llama's expression is so blah and her pose is ehh.. Her hands are cut off, and lastly the lighting is flat.

Photo 2: lighting sucks location sucks and llamas expression /pose suck! Also her hair looks lifeless. Not a good image!

Photo 3: the best of the lot.
Models expression finally is natural and beautiful her hair/ make up and stying look good.! The light still is ehh... But I like how she is in the car, I however don't get why she laying down w her head hanging out of the car lol also her pose is a bit stiff and I would Have told her to take her hand off her stomach.
Also watch out, you cut off her feet!

Jan 24 13 03:38 pm Link

Photographer

DRaskin Photography

Posts: 164

Sacramento, California, US

Rachel Reilly wrote:
Photo 1: it's  not a terrible shot but it is terribly boring!
Ok makeup/ hair /and styling look good but model's expression is so blah and her pose is ehh.. Her hands are cut off, and lastly the lighting is flat.

Photo 2: lighting sucks location sucks and models expression /pose suck! Also her hair looks lifeless. Not a good image!

Photo 3: the best of the lot.


Models expression finally is natural and beautiful her hair/ make up and stying look good.! The light still is ehh... But I like how she is in the car, I however don't get why she laying down w her head hanging out of the car lol also her pose is a bit stiff and I would Have told her to take her hand off her stomach.
Also watch out, you cut off her feet!

Thank you. I appreciate it. I definitely see your point about lighting.

Jan 24 13 05:40 pm Link

Photographer

juliarabkin

Posts: 590

Rochester, New York, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130119/17/50fb43e26c713.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120920/15/505b958edada5.jpg

Jan 24 13 05:47 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

DRaskin Photography wrote:

Thank you. I appreciate it. I definitely see your point about lighting.

To spice up lighting outdoors I usually bring at least 1 travel light with me!

Jan 24 13 05:48 pm Link

Photographer

Mike The Hawk Hudson

Posts: 3

Ashton-in-Makerfield, England, United Kingdom

Just started to do boudoir photography as the images produced can tell a story and have plenty of emotion in them. My quandry is dark and moody.... or....light and airy......... and when to choose which one
Could you please critique this shot.....thanks in advance

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31375173

Jan 25 13 11:47 am Link

Photographer

Becca Lemire

Posts: 3

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nick Tsianos wrote:
Hey! Young photographer here as well. I really like your style. Mine is pretty different, but give me your honest thoughts on this photo I just took
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8217/8291982871_1773e7525e_c.jpg
What do you think about the pose and my color grading? The photo was taken purely to benefit my portfolio and the models. Thanks!

the only thing I would say is that she has a slightly terrified look in her eyes which comes off as a bit strange....

Jan 25 13 03:03 pm Link

Photographer

Becca Lemire

Posts: 3

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wallace Simpson wrote:
*poke*

really cool! i like the smoke in the second one, it has a cool 80s rock n roll affect

Jan 25 13 03:05 pm Link

Jan 25 13 03:06 pm Link

Photographer

Becca Lemire

Posts: 3

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shelly Foster wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/11/50abd38a3e01b_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/10/50abd285aa046_m.jpg

looking forward to hearing your feedback!

i like the train tracks as a location, and the angle, it looks great. the only thing i would say is that everything about you in that shot is very pretty, commercial, posed, pulled together. but train tracks can have so much emotion and darkness to them. its a bit of a weird contrast. you should go back to the train tracks and do something that has more of a struggle to you! you in the same spot, same angle, same everything, just in a high fashion outfit, high fashion pose/expression would result in a much more moving and completely different looking photo. feel free to let me know what you think!
cheers

Jan 25 13 03:08 pm Link

Photographer

olideb08

Posts: 3

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Hi,

Here are a few new pics I uploaded. Would appreciate your thoughts on these. Thanks.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/00/5103981d88126_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/00/510397f193a71_m.jpg

Jan 26 13 09:19 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

JuliaRabkindotcom wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130119/17/50fb43e26c713.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120920/15/505b958edada5.jpg

Ok this is really easy. I LOVE your work!

Photo 1: this idea is fabulous and I love the movement. Your model looks fantastic as well!
2 things though, I know it's meant to be dark but I would have opened the shadows a teeny bit
And also I would have like to seen a more open crop at the top and cut off horses hooves and backside

Photo 2: I absolutely love this! The models expression is lovely and so is the hand.
Nothing to critique except there's a weird something black by the model's right shoulder.

Jan 26 13 07:21 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Mike The Hawk Hudson wrote:
Just started to do boudoir photography as the images produced can tell a story and have plenty of emotion in them. My quandry is dark and moody.... or....light and airy......... and when to choose which one
Could you please critique this shot.....thanks in advance

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31375173

Ok this photo is pretty odd!
I guess the post work is fine but I hate her expression and pose.. Looks like she's about to engage in relations.. It's just not a very flattering photo.

Jan 26 13 07:30 pm Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1801

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Rachel Reilly wrote:
Maybe a new photo or a photo you're just not sure about.
Or specify exactly what you want to be critiqued, portfolio, profile..


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!

What do you think of this image, from a purely artistic vantage point?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/19/51049f96cb395.jpg

Jan 26 13 07:36 pm Link

Photographer

DRaskin Photography

Posts: 164

Sacramento, California, US

If you have some time, here's a couple more.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/00/51038ff0b42a4_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130123/21/5100c5f73feb5_m.jpg

and I played a bit with the cropping on the one from earlier:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/00/510395d1ca093_m.jpg
I think that's better as it doesn't look like I cut off her foot. Her hand was on her stomach as she was wedged against the seat but I do see your point about moving it somewhere else.

Really appreciate your critique and as it's making me think and reassess some.

cheers,
Don

Jan 26 13 09:52 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Cole Morrison wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31364540 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30909675 18+

First link doesn't work.

I'm a fan of your work,
And  I really like this bathtub series!

Things that work: your body is great, posing, facial expressions, location
Things that don't work: I can't say much but I'm not sure about this red black pattern .. And I'm not really fond of all of these images together ( third one is iffy)

Jan 27 13 08:37 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

olideb08 wrote:
Hi,

Here are a few new pics I uploaded. Would appreciate your thoughts on these. Thanks.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/00/5103981d88126_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/00/510397f193a71_m.jpg

Both of these are just ok. seem a bit amateur. Perhaps you could have brought in a hair light ? And the black and white you put them in looks kind I'd green :-/

Jan 28 13 06:34 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Francisco Castro wrote:

What do you think of this image, from a purely artistic vantage point?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130126/19/51049f96cb395.jpg

This photo is ok. It seems a but contrasty which made the color in here face way too red and over saturated.. So if look at definitely changing that.
Other than that seems like a pretty good idea.

Jan 28 13 06:38 am Link

Model

Lauren Terese

Posts: 6

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I would love critique but unsure of how to post photos from an iPhone?

Jan 28 13 06:50 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Just go to the photo on your profile and copy a nd paste the mm forum code

Jan 28 13 07:36 am Link