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Photographer

JaneyGarnet

Posts: 85

Portland, Oregon, US

I'm getting back into shooting models after a several year hiatus. My portfolio is currently a mix of old and new. I have a fair bit of experience, but I'm rusty.

How am I doing do far?

Jan 29 13 02:03 pm Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8820

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130129/12/510836813e3d9_m.jpg
For me this is your strongest image

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130129/12/51082f2be1bd7_m.jpg
This just seems too busy, if the idea is to showcase the model, then I do not think it is doing the job

Jan 29 13 02:09 pm Link

Photographer

JaneyGarnet

Posts: 85

Portland, Oregon, US

I agree with you, it doesn't showcase the lovely Samantha.  But I didn't intend it to. I intended it to be an interesting image. I'll be giving Sam plenty of shots where she's in focus.

Jan 29 13 02:27 pm Link

Photographer

Young Image photography

Posts: 98

Binghamton, New York, US

You need to get models more relaxed.  They have a neutral expression.  Also, even though it is your most viewed picture (and I must admit I clicked on it), I would get rid of the crouch shot.  It doesn't enhance your port.  Keep post!
Larry

Jan 31 13 06:40 pm Link

Photographer

JaneyGarnet

Posts: 85

Portland, Oregon, US

You're right that the models weren't relaxed enough - they were both very inexperienced. (But great girls!)   But what's really interesting is that I have much more range of expression from both of them, and I chose the neutral ones. Wonder what that says about me...

Feb 01 13 08:02 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Julietsdream

Posts: 642

Burbank, California, US

Hi Janey...
  I Love your port...you can tell you have a Great eye for capturing something *Wonderful* to come..!!..Keep it up..!!..You are on the right path..!!

Feb 13 13 06:52 pm Link

Photographer

BrennanOB

Posts: 10

Walnut Creek, California, US

Get yourself a full spectrum light bulb. Nothing says "doing it on the cheap" like the cool window light on one side of the model, and warm incandescent bulb for fill light. Either match the light or bounce the light, but drawing the viewer's attention to how you lit and away from what you are lighting is always a negative.

Feb 14 13 11:18 am Link