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Photographer

dhp

Posts: 111

San Francisco, California, US

I've refreshed many of the images in my portfolio and looking for feedback on image selection as well as on individual photographs.

Thanks in advance.

Dec 23 12 10:18 am Link

Photographer

Jean Renard Photography

Posts: 2153

Los Angeles, California, US

Your collection/portfolio is pretty solid and I would think is the first phase of several.  You need to raise the bar on overall concept.

The headshots are ok but like most of your stuff a lot of it is static.  Model posing in a larger context, not really capturing the model and the context is not adding to the fashion, so it yields a nice photo but one that tells no story.

That might work for the internet, but not in the real world of advertising or editorial.

Working with a fashion stylist is important in contexts like the ones you are using.

My 2cents would be for you to tell more of a story in the shots and make fine tuning decision about all the details before you embark on your next shoot. 
ask the following:
Why that model?
why there?
why those clothes? 
Even understanding one of those items will tell you what the other two items must be, rather than making the best of a situation which never yields anything finished no matter how good any one element is.

Dec 23 12 11:40 am Link