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Jan 10 13 03:01 pm Link



Posts: 1892

Saco, Maine, US

Your links do not work, AND I got stuck in Flicker. Had to close my browser and log in to MM again.

Show your photos some way else or a lot of people will probably get mad.

Jan 10 13 03:10 pm Link



Posts: 13750

Brooklyn, New York, US

My opinion (in the interest of being helpful):

Of the three, the second one is the strongest, though I can't honestly recommend submitting any of them. 

From a photographic standpoint, the cropping is troublesome and the images are somewhat flat. 

Far more importantly, your energy itself is flat as well.  I don't get any kind of presence or connection, which isn't to say you have to look at the camera for that.  There's a little bit in your face in that second shot, which is why I picked it as the strongest, but the rest of you is just "there" from the neck down.  It feels like you're just kind of halfway between one thing and another - there's no real moment being captured.  That goes for all three of those shots, but your expressions in the standing shots don't work for me in addition to that.

I suggest studying models you admire and paying attention to the way they express and carry themselves in the shot.  Even if they're standing stock still with a blank expression (which isn't really blank, actually), or even with the most fluid posing styles or continuous action shots, the model's job is to hit those moments with everything she's got.  Try to find the difference between your work and theirs, and practice.

I know that's not really what you want to hear, but there's my feedback for whatever it's worth.  I do think you have a good commercial look and you can make it work for you.

Jan 10 13 08:55 pm Link



Posts: 98

Portland, Oregon, US

#1 - by far.  IMHO, it's shows the most complexity in posing.  Something different going on with each limb and it all comes together well.  Next would be #3, but it's not near as strong IMHO.

Jan 10 13 09:02 pm Link


Ted Wen

Posts: 60

Sherwood, Oregon, US

Here is my take.

#1 in. #3 out. #2 maybe.

#3 is mainly because of the eye looking away from the camera, yet there is nothing it lead the viewer to.

#2 is a good nice photo, just a little weak on posing.

#1 has an interesting pose and still feel engaged.

Jan 10 13 10:51 pm Link


Digital Photo PLUS

Posts: 5503

Lorton, Virginia, US

#2 is the least sucky.

Jan 15 13 07:45 pm Link


ksn modeling

Posts: 24

Tarrytown, New York, US

#2 in my opinion has the strongest pose and face out of all 3.

Jan 21 13 08:14 am Link


SEI Photos

Posts: 314

Kalispell, Montana, US

#1 is best pose to me, but #2 is best face.  Cropping is not good on any of them.

Jan 21 13 10:00 am Link