Forums > Critique > I pick your best (if I can find it)

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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EDIT: I've decided to make this an ongoing threat (I announce here and at the end when I change my mood), so be patient and I'll get to you. But as I have a lot to go come back from time to time to see if I meanwhile answered you.
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I'll pick your best image out of your port (if I can find it) and maybe give an overall critique if I feel in the mood for it (and it seems important).
EDIT: I gave one to almost everyone till now, so be prepared for it!
If you want to give me a comment as a "thank you" I'd be delighted (it's not a requirement though).

But BE AWARE:
Please look at my port first and decide if you find me worthy and fitting of critique. I tend to be harsh and very picky!

Feb 08 13 04:03 am Link

Photographer

JIOPIX

Posts: 1183

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I guess I'll be the first casualty smile

Feb 08 13 04:13 am Link

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

ok, I'm in smile

Feb 08 13 04:16 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

JIOPIX wrote:
I guess I'll be the first casualty smile

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of your port altogether, so it was kinda hard for me to pick the best image.
In the end it was pretty clearly this one, though it could still be better with an even a little better lighting, color and post:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120701/15/4ff0d113ba456_m.jpg

Feb 08 13 04:21 am Link

Photographer

DavidCoward Photography

Posts: 629

Sandy Springs, Georgia, US

I'll play. Hopefully my work shows some progress.

(Oh, and your port is not only worthy, it's inspiring.)

Feb 08 13 04:23 am Link

Photographer

AaronPawlak

Posts: 2708

New York, New York, US

ok

Feb 08 13 04:24 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Ceci L wrote:
ok, I'm in smile

First of all: Your pictures all seem to suffer from either compression or to heavy (detail-losing) retouching, which is a shame as you seem to look great overall.

That being said I think your avatar is a pretty bad choice as your port looks better than your avatar suggests with it's heavy color cast edges and the smeared details.

I could not decide between these very different two that I think are your best:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130114/13/50f47c31e7b70_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130204/16/5110502c13a3c_m.jpg

Feb 08 13 04:28 am Link

Photographer

JIOPIX

Posts: 1183

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MiGel wrote:

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of your port altogether, so it was kinda hard for me to pick the best image.
In the end it was pretty clearly this one, though it could still be better with an even a little better lighting, color and post:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120701/15/4ff0d113ba456_m.jpg

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Feb 08 13 04:34 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

DavidCoward Photography wrote:
I'll play. Hopefully my work shows some progress.

(Oh, and your port is not only worthy, it's inspiring.)

I couldn't pick a best, I only have some general advices for you:

Honestly, I think you still have along way to go.
Get lost of a lot pictures, concentrate on the best ones of a shoot. Get more variety and excitement in your port.
Get a little more inventive in your themes (I can see traces of you trying).
You have to work on your exposure and WB. Both are too much off in a lot of pictures.

Feb 08 13 04:36 am Link

Model

HEATHER 19

Posts: 1156

Boston, Massachusetts, US

More then worthy, please do let me know.  It would be nice to have you take a look and share what you see.

Feb 08 13 04:38 am Link

Photographer

DavidCoward Photography

Posts: 629

Sandy Springs, Georgia, US

MiGel wrote:

I couldn't pick a best, I only have some general advices for you:

Honestly, I think you still have along way to go.
Get lost of a lot pictures, concentrate on the best ones of a shoot. Get more variety and excitement in your port.
Get a little more inventive in your themes (I can see traces of you trying).
You have to work on your exposure and WB. Both are too much off in a lot of pictures.

Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep working on it. smile

Feb 08 13 04:39 am Link

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

MiGel wrote:

Thank you smile Can you suggest me, in the visible port, which my avatar should be??

Feb 08 13 04:40 am Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

I'm still working on progressing (as I feel everyone should be. Always) but please let me know smile

Feb 08 13 05:16 am Link

Photographer

Glenn Worton

Posts: 1444

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I'd be interested in your opinion  -

Feb 08 13 05:21 am Link

Photographer

L2Photography net

Posts: 2539

University City, Missouri, US

Go for it.
L2

Feb 08 13 05:22 am Link

Model

Ashayla Webster

Posts: 525

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Alright, fire away

Feb 08 13 05:23 am Link

Photographer

The Dark Side

Posts: 309

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Me next?

Feb 08 13 05:24 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

I'll play :-)

Feb 08 13 06:05 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

AaronPawlak wrote:
ok

I like this best:

18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/12019415

I like the drama and contrast of it as well as the mysterious theme.

Feb 08 13 06:08 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

HEATHER 19 wrote:
More then worthy, please do let me know.  It would be nice to have you take a look and share what you see.

Very nice port and model - on a first glance.

I picked this one, but it was hard to pick a best:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/05/4fe1c311c89eb_m.jpg

In general: You still have to work on your posing and especially on your facial expression. You look a little tensed (not in a good way) in most pictures and insecure in some.
The facial expression seems quite limited yet.

Feb 08 13 06:16 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Ceci L wrote:

Thank you smile Can you suggest me, in the visible port, which my avatar should be??

One of the two I picked are ok when you're fine with horizonals for now.
In the long term you need a good portrait for that which you are lacking at the moment.

Feb 08 13 06:18 am Link

Photographer

Hector Pachas

Posts: 92

Stamford, Connecticut, US

Great stuff there, but this has to be the one that catches my eye http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120212/06/4f37d2790e562.jpg

Feb 08 13 06:20 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:
as I feel everyone should be. Always

Couldn't agree more.

I like this cause it looks like you're having fun and you seem relaxed:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/22/506e6d7d8ea8a_m.jpg

In General: Get loose of some pictures, work on your posing (get lost of the "hand-in-the-hair"-pose, it doesn't work 90% of the time) and work on even more variety in your port from high quality photographers.

Feb 08 13 06:25 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Hector Pachas wrote:
Great stuff there, but this has to be the one that catches my eye http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120212/06/4f37d2790e562.jpg

You're not required to pick one from mine, but thanks. wink
I'll get to you soon.

Feb 08 13 06:26 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Glenn Worton wrote:
I'd be interested in your opinion  -

I couldn't find one that's especially sticking out.
Your port looks like one of a small area commercial portrait photographer (I hope that's the right expression - I'm not a native speaker).
You should reach for a little higher. Try something more bold, more creative, more exciting.

Feb 08 13 06:32 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

L2Photography net wrote:
Go for it.
L2

I could not a great one sticking out.

Your text doesn't seem appropriate to your port in my opinion.
Your port needs structure, it's totally mixed up and at least the top half looks like you don't know much about lighting. I can't see any particular style or direction in your port.
You need to do some serious work on your port.
Sorry to be harsh on you.

Feb 08 13 06:38 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Ashayla Webster wrote:
Alright, fire away

I love this one, but that might be a personal matter: wink

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130119/15/50fb301d0d249_m.jpg

I like the colors and the contrasty effect.
And I like Superman.

Feb 08 13 06:40 am Link

Photographer

Dontez Akins

Posts: 327

Douglasville, Georgia, US

Ill give it a go

Feb 08 13 06:43 am Link

Photographer

JAE

Posts: 2145

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

Interested smile

Feb 08 13 06:43 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

The Dark Side wrote:
Me next?

I pick this as my favorite:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110106/17/4d2665d931931_m.jpg

I'd advice you to get lost of two pictures in your port, as they look quite amateur-ish and put your port down: the second one and the third counting from the last.

Feb 08 13 06:44 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Rachel Reilly wrote:
I'll play :-)

Great port and pictures, I pick this as my favorite:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/16/5089ca2796aa3_m.jpg

You could use some more FASHION in your pics as an aspiring fashion photographer. wink

Feb 08 13 06:47 am Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

you're worthy alright smile

Feb 08 13 06:51 am Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

Sure hope you can find one lol smile

Feb 08 13 06:52 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Hector Pachas wrote:
Great stuff there, but this has to be the one that catches my eye

I like the avatar the most, it's quite good lit and the hairdress adds some suspense.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130103/13/50e5fb360b1d6_m.jpg

I don't like the soft-effect in some of your pictures. Looks outdated.
Also I have the impression you need more quality lighting equipment.
The "beauty headshots" are not your strength (apart from your avatar) as they look not much like beauty and -sorry to tell you- in most cases not very professional.
The swimwear-section is not that pretty as well.

Feb 08 13 06:56 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Dontez Akins wrote:
Ill give it a go

This is cool:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111025/12/4ea7100eeb64a_m.jpg

Apart from that I personally don't really like your style of glamour photography. Looks kind of cheap to me. But that is strictly my personal opinion.

Feb 08 13 07:00 am Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

MiGel wrote:
In General: Get loose of some pictures, work on your posing (get lost of the "hand-in-the-hair"-pose, it doesn't work 90% of the time) and work on even more variety in your port from high quality photographers.

Thanks so much for your input. I have a shoot coming up next week and I will keep your advice in mind. Best wishes to you smile

Feb 08 13 07:00 am Link

Photographer

Dontez Akins

Posts: 327

Douglasville, Georgia, US

MiGel wrote:
This is cool:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111025/12/4ea7100eeb64a_m.jpg

Apart from that I personally don't really like your style of glamour photography. Looks kind of cheap to me. But that is strictly my personal opinion.

Thanks and by glamour are you referring to the bikini type shots are something else

Feb 08 13 07:11 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

MiGel wrote:

Great port and pictures, I pick this as my favorite:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/16/5089ca2796aa3_m.jpg

You could use some more FASHION in your pics as an aspiring fashion photographer. wink

I want to do fashion but its hard to get decent designers and stylists to work with me :-(
And thank you!
I think we have the same method for outside shoots. One travel light w a beauty dish right? Lol

Feb 08 13 07:58 am Link

Photographer

MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

JAE Photography PA wrote:
Interested smile

This I picked as favorite, but there's lots of great 18+-work:

18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31349313

Great port overall! Keep up the good work!

Feb 08 13 08:19 am Link

Photographer

Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

I'm in but please don't repost the image here, thanks!

Feb 08 13 08:22 am Link