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Photographer

Black Rainbow Inc

Posts: 21

Kansas City, Kansas, US

You have too many pictures.

I love this picture: I was admiring it days ago. I'd kill for this shot.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130725/18/51f1d1656c667_m.jpg

Towards the bottom of your port there are 5-10 shots I'd cut. They bring down the overall quality of your work. This has to do with the models look and lighting.

The good news is this proves you are growing as an artist as you're newer pictures are better. You want me known as your best.

Sep 06 13 04:27 pm Link

Photographer

Laura Bello

Posts: 2045

Rochester, New York, US

Black Rainbow Inc wrote:

You post work needs a lot of work, maybe try to tone it down; spot color, crazy effects and blurred skin just don't look professional.  Some of your raw event photography is really nice though.

Sep 07 13 09:14 am Link

Photographer

Foto Kammer

Posts: 629

San Jose, California, US

Not much to pick at, but here's something: you have a great looking, colorful, clean and crisp portfolio of headshots (mostly) and then you have one or two shots like this (http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28183354) that just scream "I don't belong here"...

Sep 10 13 05:18 am Link

Model

Shirin Brigitte

Posts: 379

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I do like your style but look after a few more colored shoots. You have only b/w work in your portfolio.

Sep 10 13 05:52 am Link

Model

Missy_

Posts: 9

Ashford, England, United Kingdom

Shirin McBennett-Sheen  - stunning portfolio smile I love the way you have managed to put the few pictures in your bio, which is pleasantly concise and not not too lengthy but does not contain information about your tattoos. very nice work big_smile

Missy x

Sep 10 13 06:07 am Link

Model

John Kish

Posts: 33

Bend, Oregon, US

Missy!

Some good potential! As a photographer first, I see that a lot of your photos are lacking in good quality lighting which doesn't help you at all! Also for you-relax the jaw and get into the feeling of the picture or story you're telling-don't pose and smirk, that only tells one story smile

Sep 10 13 10:06 am Link

Photographer

PhotographE

Posts: 72

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

I didnt like the drag queen pic , I would suggest to avoid heavy makeup : )

Sep 10 13 12:51 pm Link

Model

ammie

Posts: 32

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

PhotographE wrote:
I didnt like the drag queen pic , I would suggest to avoid heavy makeup : )

I think that the 3rd image in your port looks like an instagram shot and drags your port down, I would take it out. Best wishes to you. A.

Sep 11 13 06:09 am Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 944

San Diego, California, US

ammie reynolds

It was hard, you have a very good start, beautiful images, really lovely look.

I'd like to see more style and emotional variety in your images.

Basically just keep on shooting and think variety.

wish you were closer!

Sep 11 13 09:31 am Link

Photographer

Erin Dawson Photography

Posts: 334

Olney, Maryland, US

dd photography wrote:
ammie reynolds

It was hard, you have a very good start, beautiful images, really lovely look.

I'd like to see more style and emotional variety in your images.

Basically just keep on shooting and think variety.

wish you were closer!

I seriously just commented how much I loved your smoke shot on the mode's profile. Hmmm...critique...um...I love all your shots...crap...

Okay, all I got is this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120608/16/4fd2887f60903_m.jpg

I don't really like the composition. I think the line of the wall kinda cuts through the photo and the background is a little distracting.

Sep 11 13 11:01 am Link

Model

Marie Rayn

Posts: 23

Eugene, Oregon, US

I like the lighting in most of the photos, but in a few they look a bit too washed out and overwhelm the model a bit.

Sep 11 13 12:32 pm Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5367

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Most of your photos are over-saturated - especially the skin tones.

Sep 11 13 02:45 pm Link

Photographer

Erin Dawson Photography

Posts: 334

Olney, Maryland, US

deleted so I don't confuse people.

Sep 11 13 03:29 pm Link

Photographer

Erin Dawson Photography

Posts: 334

Olney, Maryland, US

Camerosity wrote:
Most of your photos are over-saturated - especially the skin tones.

I think you should get rid of this one, it's not up to par with the rest of your portfolio.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130601/21/51aacb987accb_m.jpg

Sep 12 13 07:23 am Link

Photographer

K E E L I N G

Posts: 39863

Peoria, Illinois, US

Erin Dawson Photography wrote:

Lose this, it's dragging everything else down a notch.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120812/20/502870958abc7_m.jpg

Sep 12 13 08:59 am Link

Photographer

2Banounced

Posts: 45

Grand Haven, Michigan, US

Well this is easy for me, your work is incredable!  I'm not worthy...
Seriously nice work.

If I had to pick something I don't care for though, I'd say the pink bikini shot.  Its a cool pose, lighting is good, but the ceiling is distracting.

Sep 12 13 10:44 am Link

Photographer

BestOfYou

Posts: 108

Osgood, Indiana, US

16th Floor wrote:
Well this is easy for me, your work is incredable!  I'm not worthy...
Seriously nice work.

If I had to pick something I don't care for though, I'd say the pink bikini shot.  Its a cool pose, lighting is good, but the ceiling is distracting.

Lose the Detroit ballcap pic. It's by far the weakest in your portfolio.

Oct 02 13 04:43 pm Link

Photographer

juliarabkin

Posts: 600

Rochester, New York, US

overall a bit amateurish for my tastes but keep working with this model
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32741273
she could improve your portfolio

Oct 02 13 07:14 pm Link

Photographer

279 Photography

Posts: 168

Irving, Texas, US

She does the most beautiful B&W photography I have ever seen

Oct 02 13 07:21 pm Link

Photographer

juliarabkin

Posts: 600

Rochester, New York, US

ALCStudios wrote:
She does the most beautiful B&W photography I have ever seen

that just made my day... thank you so much

Oct 02 13 07:25 pm Link

Model

Malina van Leuven

Posts: 86

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Oct 03 13 05:05 am Link

Model

Malina van Leuven

Posts: 86

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

ALCStudios wrote:
She does the most beautiful B&W photography I have ever seen

I would delete the ones which are from the same shoot for sure (from your first 4 pictures I would keep 1 or maybe 2, because the look too similar).

Oct 03 13 05:11 am Link

Model

Gina Dee

Posts: 314

BRONX, New York, US

Malinaa wrote:

The second shot in your port is  a really nice art shot. You should do more of that. You've got the body for it and if you're okay with nudity or implied you'd likely end up in a museum as the definition of fine art.

Oct 03 13 05:33 am Link

Photographer

Urban Moda

Posts: 62

Sarasota, Florida, US

Gina Dee wrote:

The second shot ...

Gina Dee you are really pretty and you have a nice portfolio, some of your pictures are really powerful, the only thing I would suggest is maybe trying to develop new facial expression, to help your port look more diverse.

Oct 03 13 06:32 am Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5367

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Urban Moda wrote:

You have a recognizable and likeable style. It's different from mine, but I like it nonetheless. The thing that bothers me is where you crop some of your photos, particularly at the bottom.

Oct 04 13 02:48 am Link

Photographer

Wolfy4u

Posts: 1103

Grand Junction, Colorado, US

Your portfolio has a very high degree of quality and you have the knack of catching your model in poses that are extremely interesting, but I kept hoping I'd see a unique angle or concept are an unusual cropping or composition.

Oct 04 13 02:57 am Link

Photographer

Open Eyes

Posts: 109

Seattle, Washington, US

I LOVE your creativity.  Lots of out of the box thinking in your shoots.  Keep thinking different.

One thing that would improve your portfolio is some of the Photoshop work where you changed the background  is too obvious and not up to par with the other great work.

Oct 04 13 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

SH PhotographyAndDesign

Posts: 172

Chester, Virginia, US

Open Eyes wrote:

Your port is VERY impressive. I love the lighting techniques you use as well as the creativity of not only the regular photos but the nudes as well. You have very nice framing. My fav photos were rows 3-6.

Keep up the wonderful work!!

Nov 06 13 08:04 am Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5367

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

SH PhotographyAndDesign wrote:

In a place where expressing often seems to be a lost art, I like it that most of your models show "actual expressions," and some include emotion. It's emotion that creates a connection between the viewer and a photo.

Nov 06 13 12:14 pm Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 944

San Diego, California, US

Camerosity wrote:

In a place where expressing often seems to be a lost art, I like it that most of your models show "actual expressions," and some include emotion. It's emotion that creates a connection between the viewer and a photo.

I think you should cut your portfolio WAY down. For every good shot you have 2-3 not so good ones. I think it'd be a good excercise for you.

Nov 06 13 12:32 pm Link

Model

KT Nicole

Posts: 66

Rochester, New York, US

I like the racial diversity in your female models, and you have alot of strong unique compositions, however your portfolio would be more interesting if you had shots of male models, and couple shots in the mix. Even if it were two females. As it is although I didn't see any weak images as a compilation it feels repetitive, and although there is alot of diversity in setting alot of the images and poses are very similar. You have alot of really awesome images though, I enjoyed scanning over the thumbnails.

Nov 06 13 03:57 pm Link

Model

Kerry Maguire

Posts: 9

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

You really should do more headshots tongue So we can see you pretty face

Nov 07 13 05:22 am Link

Photographer

attila zsargo

Posts: 680

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

very expressive must be fun to work with you!!

Nov 07 13 05:30 am Link

Photographer

SH PhotographyAndDesign

Posts: 172

Chester, Virginia, US

attila zsargo wrote:

Your port is very unique and different. Not something you see on a regular basis. Very nice though!

Nov 13 13 02:04 pm Link

Photographer

HO Photo

Posts: 522

Los Angeles, California, US

You've got some strong shots and some weaker ones. One thing that could improve is eliminating (or blurring) busy backgrounds to isolate your subjects.

Nov 28 13 08:56 pm Link

Photographer

Oscar Partida

Posts: 732

San Diego, California, US

More than a critique...my observation is that the outdoor style is very L.A. and i have seen it in many other photographer's in the last 2 years.
this is my personal opinion of course because many people like those images

Nov 30 13 12:11 am Link

Photographer

Elite Photos-LA

Posts: 729

Los Angeles, California, US

Put more images on here.  smile

Dec 05 13 06:13 pm Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 944

San Diego, California, US

ahh ... add some images to your portfolio

??

Jan 06 14 10:05 am Link

Model

May_Bee

Posts: 225

Basel, Basel-Town, Switzerland

first thing i wanted to say is - I really love your work
all of your photos are great, if you take a look of each separately
as for a little critique - I was looking at your portfolio and couldn't understand, what is bothering me - some kind of a "all the time the same" feeling 
there are many different female models, different light conditions, BW, color, etc, different clothing or partly nude...
and suddenly i got it - they all are just sexy, beautiful looking women, and nothing else. Each of those photos would be good for a model portfolio, but for you - would be more interesting to have some other thematic/feelings as well

Jan 06 14 03:30 pm Link

Model

~~Cheryy~~

Posts: 1

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Love the eyes. would really enjoy seeing a shoot mostly of them ie: colors, definition, designs, ect ect

Jan 06 14 03:37 pm Link