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Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Since it's almost Christmas, I think that I will do a Santa style critique. I will pick your best naughty or nice picture and give you a lump of coal for your worst.

****EDIT****
Just because you get a lump of coal doesn't mean that the image is bad.  As we all know, our portfolios are only as good as the weakest picture.  I can already see that it is going to be difficult in many cases to find that weak image. I know that I have images that I should get rid of but I keep them for one reason or another. Anyway, my opinion is highly subjective and take it for what it's worth.


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Have a great Christmas everyone!

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Dec 24 12 07:28 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4122

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Why not?  but the lump of coal is supposed to come on St. Nicholas feast day 6 December smile

Dec 24 12 07:37 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Fotografica Gregor wrote:
Why not?  but the lump of coal is supposed to come on St. Nicholas feast day 6 December smile

You get an extra lump of coal under your Festivus tree for correcting Santa. smile
I love your avatar.  It's a little bit naughty and a little bit nice.  You really have quite a nice portfolio.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121219/20/50d298bac1f0d.jpg

This one, while not without artistic merit does not add anything to your portfolio that will make someone want to shoot with you. T least in my opinion so it gets the lump of coal.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121224/08/50d884148f2f7.jpg

Dec 24 12 07:49 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ok!

Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!

smile

Dec 24 12 07:54 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

DAN CRUIKSHANK wrote:
Ok!

Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!

smile

You are so right!  Christmas does not come from a store.  It does mean so much more!

Wow!  I didn't even have to get into your portfolio before you knocked my socks of with this little bit of naughty.  A very powerful image!

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h389/dancruikshank/mmprofileimage.jpg

Your lump of coal goes to this one.  Not because it's a bad image but because you have so many others that are so much better to use as an avatar. ***EDIT*** Upon further review, I see the problem.  You have been naughty and wont let the nice girls have any clothes on.  That does limit your avatar choices a bit.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121016/20/507e2b910dfd3.jpg

Dec 24 12 08:08 pm Link

Model

Melodye Joy

Posts: 542

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

Oh! Do tell?

Dec 24 12 08:13 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4122

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Shades Of Gray wrote:

You get an extra lump of coal under your Festivus tree for correcting Santa. smile
I love your avatar.  It's a little bit naughty and a little bit nice.  You really have quite a nice portfolio.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121219/20/50d298bac1f0d.jpg

This one, while not without artistic merit does not add anything to your portfolio that will make someone want to shoot with you. T least in my opinion so it gets the lump of coal.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121224/08/50d884148f2f7.jpg

Thank you Santa - I did not realize I had been quite that nice this year smile

Cheers

Dec 24 12 08:16 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Thank you Santa - I did not realize I had been quite that nice this year smile

Cheers

I think if you look closely, you will find a nice new train set under your tree as well. smile

Dec 24 12 08:45 pm Link

Photographer

Rik Williams

Posts: 3492

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Oki

Merry Xmas

Dec 24 12 08:52 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

Me please big_smile

Dec 24 12 08:53 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Melodye Joy wrote:
Oh! Do tell?

Santa knows that you have been naughty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120229/09/4f4e5aa2376d6.jpg

and nice
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121117/20/50a86305bc93d.jpg

You get a lump of coal for this one because even though Santa likes that it's a little naughty, it just does not flatter you.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121116/10/50a685e25d45e.jpg

Dec 24 12 09:04 pm Link

Model

Melodye Joy

Posts: 542

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

Thanks much smile

Dec 24 12 09:10 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Rik Image wrote:
Oki

Merry Xmas

Well you already know that you've been naughty.  I can't even post some of my favorite images on this thread but this is nice
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120617/18/4fde7ef8c68a5.jpg

You definitely get a lump of coal for this one.  Not because it's bad but because you have raised the bar too much with your other images.  This one just doesn't rise to the same level.
[imghttp://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30700484[/img]

Dec 24 12 09:25 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:
Me please big_smile

This is a nice fall shot. Love the colors, nice wardrobe and pose too.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121107/09/509a9dbb0e5c3.jpg

This one gets a lump of coal.  It just doesn't do much for you.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121224/21/50d93603bde88.jpg

Dec 24 12 09:37 pm Link

Photographer

WSSPhotography

Posts: 5

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

I like the Christmas theme. Merry Christmas.

Dec 24 12 09:43 pm Link

Photographer

JustTheDarkness

Posts: 59

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

All my models are naughty. Otherwise, we don't shoot smile LOL

Dec 24 12 09:43 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

WSSPhotography wrote:
I like the Christmas theme. Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you too.

This is nice.  It has an undeniable warmth to it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121209/09/50c4d0b767d3e.jpg

You are the naughty one for taking otherwise lovely images and chopping off your models feet.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120812/19/50286a071903f.jpg
You are off to a great start.  Just spend a little more time composing your shots and it will pay big dividends. When is doubt, just stand back a little more and crop the images a little in post.

Dec 24 12 10:10 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

JustTheDarkness wrote:
All my models are naughty. Otherwise, we don't shoot smile LOL

You have been, well, naughty isn't a strong enough word.  Don't count on that new chainsaw or vial of anthrax that you were so wanting for Christmas.

Your avatar is a hoot and this one is nicely done and interesting http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/10/50c8d355a71c7.jpg

This one get a lump of coal http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/10/50c8d37f5065f.jpg

Dec 24 12 10:33 pm Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

It's Christmas in 4 minutes so I am ending the thread.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

Dec 24 12 10:57 pm Link

Model

Rachel Love

Posts: 293

Los Angeles, California, US

I will give it a go!

Oh, and Santa should be a little easy on me. My birthday is Christmas Eve. ;-)

Dec 24 12 11:04 pm Link

Model

Rachel Love

Posts: 293

Los Angeles, California, US

Shades Of Gray wrote:
It's Christmas in 4 minutes so I am ending the thread.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

You have a Merry Christmas also! :-)

Dec 24 12 11:05 pm Link

Photographer

HarryL

Posts: 1582

Chicago, Illinois, US

I give a try smile

Dec 24 12 11:05 pm Link

Photographer

Imageography

Posts: 6768

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

And how about me ?

Dec 26 12 12:54 am Link

Model

B E A R

Posts: 474

Riverside, California, US

okie

Dec 26 12 01:11 am Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

I see that there were some latecomers so I will revive the thread to get them covered.  The thread will really be closed after these ones. smile

HarryL wrote:
I give a try smile

Naughty

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100314/16/4b9d710b671fb.jpg

Nice

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100104/09/4b4221601a27a.jpg

You get your lump of coal for your naughty picture.  How many times has Santa told you to quit making the models llama herder walk the plank for trying to direct the shoot!  Bad Harry! BAD!

Dec 29 12 11:06 am Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Imageography wrote:
And how about me ?

Naughty because Santa has told you and told you to quit taking pictures of the neighbor girl through her window.  I know she doesn't have shades but that's no excuse! Even though Santa likes the shot and plans to reward her with lots of goodies next year smile  Please surrender any other shots you have of her to Santa@Northpole.com

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … b7501a.jpg  18+

Nice.  Great choice for an avatar

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/17/50a98550efe7b.jpg

You get your lump of coal for this one. It's SOOO 1960s with the paneling background and all. 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121210/00/50c59e92ad8b0.jpg

Dec 29 12 11:22 am Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Bear wrote:
okie

Naughty and nice.  Would you like to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what you would like for Christmas next year?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121015/10/507c42eaaf980.jpg


You get your lump of coal for this one.  Yes, I know it has comments and all but Santa still doesn't like it much.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/02/50dacd121562e.jpg

Dec 29 12 11:28 am Link

Photographer

Shades Of Gray

Posts: 1054

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

This thread is officially closed until December 2013 smile

Happy New Year everybody!

Dec 29 12 11:32 am Link