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Model

Stella Dorr

Posts: 7

Buena Park, California, US

How am I doing? Any thoughts on this picture?

Any input will be much appreciated!

Xx
Stella


18+

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31256482

Jan 11 13 01:08 pm Link

Photographer

Caveman Creations

Posts: 580

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Not too shabby. Maybe work on facial expressions a bit. In this one, it would seem that you are half way between "Happy" and "sexy". But neither fully happy to be there, nor fully seductive. Love the styling, and the shot's not bad. I'd say, you're doing good!

Jan 11 13 01:12 pm Link

Photographer

Toto Photo

Posts: 2792

Belmont, California, US

Beautiful body.
Try to get your hands into the frame next time, but photographer should know never to cut hands off at the wrist.
Your eyes are unfocused and unemotional. Should be one or the other, otherwise too deer-in-the-headlights looking.

Jan 11 13 01:12 pm Link

Model

Stella Dorr

Posts: 7

Buena Park, California, US

Toto Photo wrote:
Beautiful body.
Try to get your hands into the frame next time, but photographer should know never to cut hands off at the wrist.
Your eyes are unfocused and unemotional. Should be one or the other, otherwise too deer-in-the-headlights looking.

Thanks a lot! I appreciate the input. I totally see what you mean about the hand. There are bigger crops, maybe I could ask him for one!

Jan 11 13 01:15 pm Link

Photographer

TRPn Pics

Posts: 10431

Andrews, North Carolina, US

Because it takes away from the emotion you may be attempting to portray, I'm not fond of the cropping of this particular image.

Jan 11 13 01:17 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12836

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I am obviously not shy about tight crops but this one doesn't work for me.

Jan 11 13 01:18 pm Link

Photographer

exotic photography ATL

Posts: 3

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I agree with the above comments, but I would also like to see your left eye as well.

Jan 11 13 01:24 pm Link

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Model

Damianne

Posts: 15975

Austin, Texas, US

You did fine, here.
I don't know what that photographer was doing with the cropping.

Jan 11 13 01:32 pm Link

Model

Stella Dorr

Posts: 7

Buena Park, California, US

It's funny, because I cropped the picture myself.against the photographers warning, haha! It feels really artistic to me

Jan 11 13 01:34 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38614

Portland, Oregon, US

I'm not sure that any model is going to be portrayed at her best via that angle.

I look forward to seeing more images that are much more flattering to you.  smile

You're lovely, the idea is nice, the photo isn't.

Jan 11 13 01:35 pm Link

Photographer

Toto Photo

Posts: 2792

Belmont, California, US

Stella Dorr wrote:

Thanks a lot! I appreciate the input. I totally see what you mean about the hand. There are bigger crops, maybe I could ask him for one!

You're welcome. Yes, if there is a larger crop there is enough good about the session to want it in your port. But if you can get some emotion into your eyes, it'll go from good to great!

Jan 11 13 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

sospix

Posts: 21396

Orlando, Florida, US

I like everything EXCEPT the part about livin' in Colorado  .  .  .  how the heck kin I shoot ya from way out there  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Jan 11 13 01:39 pm Link

Photographer

MichaelClements

Posts: 1739

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

As a standalone image it sucks, crop is way too tight. Saving grace is tits and fur.

Jan 11 13 01:44 pm Link

Photographer

730372

Posts: 1952

Abbeville, Alabama, US

Hopefully you'll get much better images very soon and it won't remain in your port for long.

Awful crop and the perspective isn't flattering either.

Sorry sad

Jan 11 13 01:59 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

I like it. I'd like to see more light on your face, making it the focal point and let the breast be a secondary element in the image

Jan 11 13 02:07 pm Link

Model

Daniel Pierce

Posts: 629

Burbank, California, US

Stella Dorr wrote:
It's funny, because I cropped the picture myself.against the photographers warning, haha! It feels really artistic to me

I get what you were going for, but just remember you're telling a story each time. What subtleties in the foreground and background accentuate what your subject is saying, and what does your expression convey with it all?

Other than that you have a great look and these photos aren't bad some are very nice, there's something very likable in the one in the kitchen with the dog.

Hope that can help.

Jan 11 13 02:12 pm Link

Model

Saedcantas

Posts: 445

Saint Saviour, Saint Saviour, United Kingdom

Stella Dorr wrote:
It's funny, because I cropped the picture myself.against the photographers warning, haha! It feels really artistic to me

I guess you've learnt your lesson about leaving the cropping to the photographer then!?! big_smile

Jan 13 13 07:41 am Link

Photographer

photodorset

Posts: 845

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

Not sure which one they are talking about but I love some of the ideas - especially the implied shots.

Great start to a portfolio, remember with experience you can only get better but you've started well.

Jan 13 13 07:53 am Link

Photographer

David Kirk

Posts: 4502

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Stella Dorr wrote:
It's funny, because I cropped the picture myself.against the photographers warning, haha! It feels really artistic to me

i'm sure the photographer will be suitably impressed.

Jan 13 13 09:28 am Link

Photographer

HalfMoonColorado

Posts: 771

Greenwood Village, Colorado, US

I don't mind the crop so much but the lighting doesn't give your face any life.

Jan 13 13 10:13 am Link

Photographer

Louise Cantwell

Posts: 307

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

I quite like the crop and angle from an artistic point of view when you see the big image, from the small one it looks weird the way it cuts through your face though.  It doesn't really show you off as a model in my opinion.

Jan 13 13 11:01 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

David Kirk wrote:

i'm sure the photographer will be suitably impressed.

The photographer is using the very same image -- with the model's terrible cropping -- in his own portfolio.

Jan 14 13 02:01 pm Link

Photographer

PhotographybyT

Posts: 7693

Monterey, California, US

Stella Dorr wrote:
It's funny, because I cropped the picture myself.against the photographers warning, haha! It feels really artistic to me

Well, I was going to mention that I wished the photographer pulled the camera back a bit for better composition, but nevermind, I guess. (lol)

Sorry, the cropping doesn't work for me either. It feels like it's missing part of the story. And I would've liked to have seen the original version as well for comparison.

Jan 14 13 02:26 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Terrible crop and your face looks unattractive . I looked at some of your other photos and you are not unattractive but that angle is not flattering for your face.
Keep practicing facial expression and posing and best of luck!

Jan 14 13 02:35 pm Link