Forums > Critique > First Self-Portrait!What do you think?

Model

plasticbutterfly

Posts: 157

Corby, England, United Kingdom

Should I continue or not!Any advices?Thank you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/16/50e4cc99672ec_m.jpg

Jan 02 13 04:13 pm Link

Photographer

Section 008

Posts: 98

Chicago, Illinois, US

i like it!

Jan 02 13 04:24 pm Link

Photographer

SitronStudio

Posts: 1064

Venice, Florida, US

Love it!

Jan 02 13 04:32 pm Link

Model

plasticbutterfly

Posts: 157

Corby, England, United Kingdom

thank you!smile

Jan 02 13 04:57 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11896

Olivet, Michigan, US

plasticbutterfly wrote:
Should I continue or not!Any advices?Thank you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/16/50e4cc99672ec_m.jpg

I don't like cigarettes, I do like the photography, and the model.  But overall, you'll get better feedback in "critique."

Jan 02 13 04:59 pm Link

Photographer

Shane Noir

Posts: 2332

Los Angeles, California, US

I don't like the crop, but I love the look and the lighting.  Nicely done!

Jan 02 13 05:04 pm Link

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Photographer

Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21472

New York, New York, US

I like it a lot and love the crop.

Jan 02 13 06:04 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8748

Los Angeles, California, US

plasticbutterfly wrote:
Should I continue or not!Any advices?Thank you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/16/50e4cc99672ec_m.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w30/vhon11/red_alert_classic.gif


Wrong Forum.  Please use this forum.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/t.php?forum_id=8

Jan 02 13 06:16 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 8137

Imperial, California, US

Yeah, wrong forum, but as long as it's nice, no one cares much.

I like it, is has panache!!

Here's mine!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110322/17/4d8945480fff7_m.jpg
Web cam shot!!:-)))

Jan 02 13 06:21 pm Link

Photographer

MMR Digital

Posts: 1743

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US

For a first- Bravo~~~

Jan 02 13 06:37 pm Link

Photographer

JGC Photography

Posts: 136

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

I like it!
If you are going to shoot horizontal portraits then be sure to offset your subject (rule of thirds) and use the negative space to make it interesting.
Best of luck!

Jan 03 13 05:09 am Link

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Valenten Photography

Posts: 265

Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

Lovely shot, though the cropping is a bit too much

Jan 03 13 05:28 am Link

Photographer

Dan Brady

Posts: 610

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

heck yes! that cigarette is awesome

Jan 03 13 08:09 am Link

Photographer

Kincaid Blackwood

Posts: 23451

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Noice.  I like it.  And I'm a big fan of tight crops when appropriate and here it works really well.

Nicely done.

Jan 03 13 08:16 am Link

Photographer

Gaze at Photography

Posts: 4371

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, US

Doesn't suck

Jan 03 13 08:17 am Link

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Sand Angel Photography

Posts: 569

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Keep up taking pictures and you'll end up being a "creepy photographer" instead of a model. Nice shot.

Jan 03 13 08:49 am Link

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Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

JGC Photography wrote:
I like it!
If you are going to shoot horizontal portraits then be sure to offset your subject (rule of thirds) and use the negative space to make it interesting.
Best of luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpeLSMKNFO4

I like it too - would have preferred it in portrait though.

Jan 03 13 08:58 am Link

Photographer

MCD Imagery

Posts: 25

Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

Like it, great shot

Jan 03 13 08:58 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

plasticbutterfly wrote:
Should I continue or not!Any advices?Thank you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/16/50e4cc99672ec_m.jpg

Very nice, especially for a first attempt. Next time, crop less tightly on the right side to give more negative space (in the direction the cigarette is pointed) basically so you're offset from the center. Providing that negative space allows the viewers eye to "breathe" and feels a bit less claustrophobic.

Well done.

Jan 03 13 09:06 am Link

Photographer

billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

I like it!!!
Has a very 40's,Noir look and style...I say do a whole series of em'...

Jan 03 13 10:13 am Link

Photographer

Snowmonkey Design

Posts: 4633

London, England, United Kingdom

hmm, I love it, beautifully lit, love the contrast of the image...personally I don't mind the crop..and as a first self portrait it is very good.. you look stunning in it...keep doing them and creating different styles.
Best wishes. smile

Jan 03 13 10:19 am Link

Photographer

Hero Foto

Posts: 878

Phoenix, Arizona, US

i dig the cig ...

Jan 03 13 12:08 pm Link

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Jon Winkleman Photo

Posts: 105

New York, New York, US

You have a great face that photographs well. Definitely do more!
Perfect model with great availability.
Hopefully she will do TFP.

Jan 03 13 12:11 pm Link

Photographer

paragonfl

Posts: 292

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

plasticbutterfly wrote:
Should I continue or not!Any advices?Thank you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/16/50e4cc99672ec_m.jpg

This is a what do you/ don't you like response... I like the B&W and over all image... I don't like the cig or your eye being covered.  Nice artistic touch, but a nice head shot in your port would improve it . my 2 cents.

So, keep on shooting, its fun.

Jan 03 13 12:25 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15890

Orlando, Florida, US

Bonus points for shooting yourself completely wide open (was it f/1.4 or f/1.8?) and having what you wanted in focus.

That couldn't be easy.

Jan 03 13 12:31 pm Link

Photographer

Kevin Connery

Posts: 17130

El Segundo, California, US

Moderator Note!
Moved from Photography forum.

Jan 03 13 06:50 pm Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

plasticbutterfly wrote:
Should I continue or not!Any advices?Thank you!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130102/16/50e4cc99672ec_m.jpg

Yes, bloody well continue. This is better than at least 50% of MM ports I see.

Jan 03 13 06:58 pm Link

Photographer

925 image

Posts: 284

Martinez, California, US

love it

Jan 03 13 07:00 pm Link

Photographer

New Image Creations

Posts: 415

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Well done!

Jan 03 13 07:31 pm Link

Model

plasticbutterfly

Posts: 157

Corby, England, United Kingdom

I am sooooo happy.Thank you so much...especially for taking the time of commenting.I will definitely  don't stop.

Jan 05 13 01:23 pm Link

Model

plasticbutterfly

Posts: 157

Corby, England, United Kingdom

Good Egg Productions wrote:
Bonus points for shooting yourself completely wide open (was it f/1.4 or f/1.8?) and having what you wanted in focus.

That couldn't be easy.

Honestly,I don't know...I I just tried a few shots(around 30)and I was looking from time to time to see how they works...smile
same with this one smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130103/11/50e5d66c1ce49_m.jpg

Jan 05 13 01:27 pm Link

Model

allison mindy

Posts: 1495

New York, New York, US

I like it smile

Jan 05 13 01:31 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10659

San Pedro, California, US

As I commented on one of your images, I think that your self-portraits are some of the best in your MM portfolio

Jan 05 13 01:32 pm Link

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JGC Photography

Posts: 136

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Drew Smith Photography wrote:
I like it too - would have preferred it in portrait though.

I don't like that rule. smile
I liked your Dead Poets clip!

To the OP: Hell yes you should continue!!

Jan 06 13 03:34 am Link

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Model

Damianne

Posts: 15978

Austin, Texas, US

I like it, and I like smoking shots, but the angle of your hand makes it look weird and so you're mostly just covering up your face.

I think it would be better without.

Other than that, great job. Keep going for sure.

Jan 06 13 03:49 am Link

Photographer

Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10548

Glendora, California, US

Other than the already mentioned format, I love it!  Great shot.

Jan 06 13 04:39 am Link

Photographer

KOLMANS STUDIOS

Posts: 400

Lüderitz, Karas, Namibia

I love it.Would just take it in portrait mode.You on the right track,and with your looks and ideas,would love to see more self portraits in your port.New dimention you adding.

Jan 06 13 05:25 am Link

Model

plasticbutterfly

Posts: 157

Corby, England, United Kingdom

Thank you!I will definitely try more!

Jan 06 13 09:51 am Link