Columbia, South Carolina, US
Please give me your first opinion. I have recently made several changes to my portfolio and page. It still is not where I would like it to be but it is in much better shape for the beginning of 2013. I don't take offence easily, but please be kind.
I am working to improve my photography skills so that I can shoot my own port, the photographers around here like to retouch things to death and I want clients to be able to see the actual texture of the makeup so that they know realistically what they will look like.
Jan 02 13 08:33 am Link
London, England, United Kingdom
If I was looking to hire you, then this kind of photo would give me the best idea of what you can do:
This is probably a phone picture or from a low-end camera and there are all sorts of odd colour zones going on on the skin:
The result is pretty poor and gives little idea of what the makeup is like.
In this one the yellow of the top is actually reflecting back onto the skin:
This is why beauty is so often shot with bare shoulders when it's meant to focus on makeup alone. I'm not a great fan of the overall look here, I don't think the various elements hang together.
In this one, again, the skin colour is strange pink / yellow / green - possibly the room lighting is a mix of tungsten and daylight or some such ugly combination.
Lovely girl - but why is she doing that face? No decent photographer would stand for it!
This one makes me doubt my sanity and my equipment. Can anyone verify that there is a yellow colour cast on the face from below?
Maybe it's from a gold reflector?
It's not a great light to highlight the makeup as the colour kills whatever you're trying to do.
This is sensible but so lo-res!
I don't think you've really solved all of this lady's beauty issues:
The portfolio should be of this standard but bigger:
Why not just get a whole portfolio shot in this style? Or on location but using clothes and reflectors that won't kill your makeup? Take control! Direct the shoot yourself.
You don't need a massively sophisticated photographer, just someone who can use one light properly. I'd do it but I'm on the other side of the earth. Shame - I love shooting beauty.
Jan 04 13 06:08 pm Link
Greenville, South Carolina, US
I agree with Viet....
I would love the opportunity to work with you sometime too... I'm not so far away
Jan 06 13 11:40 pm Link