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Photographer

Nick S82

Posts: 19

Gillingham, England, United Kingdom

Hi,

I'm a young (wannabe) photographer from the UK looking to grow and expand as a photographer. All the work I've posted here so far was taken on 35mm and I'm now thinking of making the leap to digital.

Any comments, constructive criticism, etc would be much appreciated and also anyone who thinks we may be able to work together please do get in touch.

All the best!

Nick.

Dec 31 12 10:38 am Link

Model

Acanthus Tattoos

Posts: 429

Union, New Jersey, US

Hi Nick,

Although it is not crisp in focus (a general issue in the portfolio, not sure whether it's the conversion of them to digital and increasing size from original or what, they don't appear this way until you click on them) and body parts are cut off, I think this one is my favorite of your photos:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31097656

I like this guy's expression
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31097668

I like that the shadow on this one makes it look kind of stagey
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31097604

Think these have some appeal/character
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31097644
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31097666

I'm iffy about these
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31097658
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31097680

The rest I'd suggest taking out, because of expression, pose, and I think the ones with toes being in the foreground could work but don't in these shots in my opinion.

I think you currently run the risk of someone looking at your profile and thinking/saying, "bunch of dudes with their shirts off." Of course, people could say about lots of other profiles "bunch of chicks with their clothes off..." smile
but in many cases, there is something about the photos individually and all on one or several pages that creates an effect.

Something you mentioned in your profile interested me "Many models were performers or artists." I think photographs showing that would be cool to include!

Dec 31 12 03:52 pm Link

Photographer

Nick S82

Posts: 19

Gillingham, England, United Kingdom

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on my work, I really do appreciate it.

The images have not been transferred to digital as such, just scanned in the original 35mm prints.

I do hope they don't come across too much as "bunch of dudes with their shirts off" though, as the shoots were intended to convey certain themes or ideas, predominantly body image, "style", conscious v subconscious body language and other themes related to masculine physicality, with much imput from the models themselves.

Jan 01 13 03:49 am Link

Photographer

Nick S82

Posts: 19

Gillingham, England, United Kingdom

I've just updated my portfolio, as before any comments, feedback or constructive criticism is more than welcome!

Thank you!

Jan 04 13 04:16 pm Link

Model

Acanthus Tattoos

Posts: 429

Union, New Jersey, US

I like some of the ones you added, but you took out some I liked too! smile

Jan 04 13 05:04 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3943

Lansing, Michigan, US

"I'm now thinking of making the leap to digital."

Be prepared to shift your thinking regarding making images. For instance, shooting an image in digital gives instant feedback. Switching between color and B&W is simple, image editing is easy (OK, you DO have to learn to use some editing software.) And since pixels are cheap, you'll probably shoot more than you did when using film.

And no matter how much the film devotees say it ain't so... digital is taking over imaging. It probably already has as far as the general public is concerned. Seen any film cameras for sale lately in the discount stores?

Jan 04 13 05:39 pm Link

Photographer

Nick S82

Posts: 19

Gillingham, England, United Kingdom

Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
I like some of the ones you added, but you took out some I liked too! smile

Thank you. I removed some images that had not attracted many views or comments and replaced them with images I felt might show a slightly different creative side to the work.



And to "The Effective Image" - thank you, I've now managed to get hold of some digital equipment and intend to start work on some new shoots (albeit on a similar theme to my existing work) as soon as I can find some models to work with.

Jan 05 13 01:20 pm Link