Forums > Critique > Serious Critique > Help: Which do I keep, and which do i remove?

Photographer

JeanetteNyberg

Posts: 20

Reinsvoll, Oppland, Norway

Hi guys.

I'd like some help figuring out which photos i should/can remove from my portfolio. And which ones i should keep.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/2791166
#2791166

I'd really appreciate it.

Jean

Feb 09 13 02:00 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3960

Lansing, Michigan, US

I'd let this one go...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121125/10/50b262d257177_m.jpg

It's more a tractor shot than a model shot.

Depends on what your expectations for MM are.

Wanna attract models? Post great images of models.

Wanna show off your skills, post anything you want. But don't expect models to beat down your door.

Just my opinion.

Feb 09 13 06:13 pm Link

Photographer

David Kirk

Posts: 4617

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I would keep these and then build up from there:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130207/15/51143a72d62e9_m.jpg

18+   http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30022693

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120922/14/505e2e615135d_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121231/12/50e1eed6938e5_m.jpg

Feb 10 13 02:35 am Link

Photographer

JeanetteNyberg

Posts: 20

Reinsvoll, Oppland, Norway

Thank you smile Both of you. I really appreciate it. I feel it's easy, atleast for me, to be raher 'blind' for my own photos. So glad you replied smile

Feb 10 13 04:32 am Link

Feb 10 13 09:43 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12117

Tampa, Florida, US

I like a lot of your images but I would just suggest removing some of the "duplicate" shots from the same shoot. You have a couple of instances where there are two shots of same model, same outfit, same location.

I also prefer the glamour shots more than the portrait-style and am a big fan of your use of natural lighting.

Fantastic
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31587301

Feb 10 13 09:51 am Link

Model

MelissaAnn

Posts: 3957

Seattle, Washington, US

You've got some good stuff, but I would definitely get rid of the 3 with this makeup look:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121001/05/5069904638382_m.jpg
She's a beautiful model, but that makeup is terribly unflattering (mostly the eyebrows), almost hard to look at.

If you're going to shoot models with breast implants, pleeeeease retouch the scars.  Visible implant scars can ruin an otherwise gorgeous image.

This is my favorite, great lighting:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130207/15/51143a72d62e9_m.jpg

Feb 10 13 09:51 am Link

Photographer

JeanetteNyberg

Posts: 20

Reinsvoll, Oppland, Norway

MelissaAnn  wrote:
You've got some good stuff, but I would definitely get rid of the 3 with this makeup look:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121001/05/5069904638382_m.jpg
She's a beautiful model, but that makeup is terribly unflattering (mostly the eyebrows), almost hard to look at.

If you're going to shoot models with breast implants, pleeeeease retouch the scars.  Visible implant scars can ruin an otherwise gorgeous image.

This is my favorite, great lighting:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130207/15/51143a72d62e9_m.jpg

Thank you smile

I understand what you mean when it comes to the models make-up, but that's the look she's going for so the makeup's not my work. But I'll defintly take it in consideration.

When it comes to the nude shots, I am aware of the scars. the Shot's were taken to a charity project where imperfections and such should not me edited, since the women in the project should show ''their true nature''. But I see your point. Maybe I'll re-post a new retouched veriosn of them later.

Again, Thank yoU!

Feb 10 13 10:46 am Link

Photographer

JeanetteNyberg

Posts: 20

Reinsvoll, Oppland, Norway

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
I like a lot of your images but I would just suggest removing some of the "duplicate" shots from the same shoot. You have a couple of instances where there are two shots of same model, same outfit, same location.

I also prefer the glamour shots more than the portrait-style and am a big fan of your use of natural lighting.

Fantastic
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31587301

Thank you smile

Feb 10 13 10:46 am Link

Feb 10 13 10:46 am Link

Photographer

JeanetteNyberg

Posts: 20

Reinsvoll, Oppland, Norway

The Effective Image wrote:
I'd let this one go...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121125/10/50b262d257177_m.jpg

It's more a tractor shot than a model shot.

Depends on what your expectations for MM are.

Wanna attract models? Post great images of models.

Wanna show off your skills, post anything you want. But don't expect models to beat down your door.

Just my opinion.

Thank you. The tractor image was one of the shots that i felt unsure about. So i decided to remove it smile

Feb 10 13 10:49 am Link

Photographer

JeanetteNyberg

Posts: 20

Reinsvoll, Oppland, Norway

David Kirk wrote:
I would keep these and then build up from there:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130207/15/51143a72d62e9_m.jpg

18+   http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30022693

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120922/14/505e2e615135d_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121231/12/50e1eed6938e5_m.jpg

THanks!

Feb 10 13 10:49 am Link