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AYC Photo

Posts: 122

Seattle, Washington, US

My goal for 2013 is to raise the bar in terms of my look. I'm currently focusing on composition, posing the models, and post processing. Any feedback on how to improve would be greatly appreciated. Feedback on what works and doesn't work in my portfolio. Images that are heading in the right direction and images that are doing the opposite. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing the feedback, both good and bad.

Jan 13 13 02:52 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7939

Imperial, California, US

No ( @ Y @ )'s ??:-))))))))) JK!

Jan 13 13 03:03 pm Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8831

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Eliminate the logo

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/22/50c979ca40da3_m.jpg
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Clasp on necklace [Photoshop out and or keep it behind llamas neck]
Raise camera to level near llamas eyes
The llamas pose looks confusing as to which way she is going, body to photo left, face to photo right
Raise crop to just above elbow
Where is the llamas right arm?
Lighting seems a bit flat
Whites of eyes look over processed

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120719/20/5008d13586d1e_m.jpg
You are not getting any light into the llamas eyes, too high as indicated by nose shadow,
Every time you repose the llama check the lighting

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120719/21/5008da285bd43_m.jpg
Too much head tilt
Cropping you seem to like cutting off the fingers

Jan 13 13 03:17 pm Link

Photographer

AYC Photo

Posts: 122

Seattle, Washington, US

Thanks for the input Lee. Much appreciated.

Jan 15 13 01:45 am Link

Photographer

AYC Photo

Posts: 122

Seattle, Washington, US

George Ruge wrote:
No ( @ Y @ )'s ??:-))))))))) JK!

Haha, still trying to figure out how to respond to this. smile

Jan 15 13 01:45 am Link

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Light Writer

Posts: 18387

Oakland, California, US

Pay attention to the crops, where you cut people's appendages off, where the line of the head ends; pay attention to the background poles and highlights which steal attention from the subject.

Jan 15 13 07:30 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7248

New York, New York, US

George Ruge wrote:
No ( @ Y @ )'s ??:-))))))))) JK!

I believe he is asking where the boobs are?....just my guess! haha

Jan 15 13 07:41 am Link

Photographer

AYC Photo

Posts: 122

Seattle, Washington, US

Light Writer wrote:
Pay attention to the crops, where you cut people's appendages off, where the line of the head ends; pay attention to the background poles and highlights which steal attention from the subject.

Thanks. I'm unfamiliar with the term "line of the head ends". Would you have an example with one of my images?

Jan 15 13 10:16 am Link

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Elle Hanley Photography

Posts: 25

Seattle, Washington, US

I think your images are lovely.  I do feel that they all look very similar to each other though.  many are cropped like the one before and all have the subject dead center.  maybe try some close beauty shots or farther away full body shots with the rule of thirds?  and I'm sorry but I agree, I think your watermark is large and distracting. 

cheers to my Seattle neighbor~  smile

Jan 18 13 03:41 pm Link