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Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

J Norris Photography wrote:
I'm in!

Most of what I see are snapshots. Photography is more, its coming up with a concept, visualizing the lighting, planning the shoot and creating an image. You've got some work to do before you get there. Books, books, books, then magazines. Take a magazine that you love the photography in, pick a couple of shots with simple setups and "read" the lighting. Where is the light coming from, is it hard or soft, is there light from another direction as well, is it natural light or studio lighting? So many questions to answer but they are questions you have to be able to answer to be able to create photographs.

Sep 19 13 07:43 pm Link

Model

Miss Memphis

Posts: 20

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GER Photography wrote:

I guess there's potential in alt modeling, but for me and allot of photographers (not all) the ink and hair colors mean, Next!

Well yes I wasn't planning on going for commercial or runway... But thanks

Sep 19 13 08:54 pm Link

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Zorya Madalena

Posts: 14

Lodi, California, US

GER Photography wrote:

I think you have good potential, the shot on the mountain proves that. You have not worked with good enough photographers yet that would let your potential really shine. It often takes paying a really good photographer to get some great shots for your port. Do a browse of photographers in your area and PM the best of them to see if they're interested in working with you. The really good ones don't have time to browse for models, they have models knocking on their doors!:-)

Thanks for the advice! I'll get to it x)

Sep 20 13 02:28 pm Link

Photographer

StanovaA

Posts: 22

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Go hard

Jan 24 14 04:47 pm Link

Model

jongg

Posts: 50

Modesto, California, US

Curious in your opinions on me. Let me know what you think!

Jan 26 14 12:30 am Link

Photographer

notbjorn

Posts: 151

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Its always dangerous, but I would love your thoughts !

Jan 26 14 01:06 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

StanovaA wrote:
Go hard

Good technical photos in your port, now it's time to work in some feeling. Try including some empty space... Capturing a face in a picture is one thing, telling  a story is something else.

Jan 26 14 07:15 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Richard McLain wrote:
Curious in your opinions on me. Let me know what you think!

I comment on very few male models ports, but I wasn't creeped out by your avatar so I took a look. You have a good frame and show clothes well. You have a well cut physique and should do well in mainstream fashion work if you work hard enough at networking in a big enough market.

Jan 26 14 07:24 am Link

Model

Willum Lackey

Posts: 48

Dallas, Texas, US

I have several upcoming shoots to give my port more depth, which I know I lack. Aside from that, I am pursuing agency representation. Will I, in your opinion, amount to much in this business?

Thank you for your time and honest opinion

Willum

Jan 26 14 07:26 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

kreativitet-photography wrote:
Its always dangerous, but I would love your thoughts !

I love your use of light and color, your choice of interesting poses... Great port! Keep shooting!

Jan 26 14 07:28 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Willum Lackey wrote:
I have several upcoming shoots to give my port more depth, which I know I lack. Aside from that, I am pursuing agency representation. Will I, in your opinion, amount to much in this business?

Thank you for your time and honest opinion

Willum

You have a good look, but at 5'11" are just a tad short, the fashionistas prefer 6'1"-6'5"... But for print work you could do well especially in a large market like DFW.

Jan 26 14 07:34 am Link

Model

Willum Lackey

Posts: 48

Dallas, Texas, US

GER Photography wrote:
You have a good look, but at 5'11" are just a tad short, the fashionistas prefer 6'1"-6'5"... But for print work you could do well especially in a large market like DFW.

Thank you for your quick response. I've heard I'm a tad short for some things, runway specifically, which doesn't hurt my feelings too much honestly. What other ways does it limit me, typically, being under 6 feet?

Jan 26 14 07:39 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Willum Lackey wrote:

Thank you for your quick response. I've heard I'm a tad short for some things, runway specifically, which doesn't hurt my feelings too much honestly. What other ways does it limit me, typically, being under 6 feet?

Really only in high end runway where camera angle and editing don't come in to play.

Jan 26 14 08:52 am Link

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Nicole Nygaard

Posts: 795

Sacramento, California, US

Me please smile

Jan 26 14 03:08 pm Link

Photographer

JIOPIX

Posts: 1183

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

i'd like to play...

Jan 26 14 03:23 pm Link

Photographer

JK Photo Central

Posts: 71

Sparta, Wisconsin, US

why not

Jan 26 14 03:32 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Nicole Nygaard  wrote:
Me please smile

Hmm, not sure what to say, there's nicely shot pics in your port but I don't see any direction it's headed in. We need to see more!:-)

Jan 26 14 08:45 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

JIOPIX wrote:
i'd like to play...

Wow!! What an amazing and varied port, nothing boring in there!:-) Great stuff!! You don't need my opinion!:-))

Jan 26 14 08:52 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

JK Photo Central wrote:
why not

Nothing really jumps out at me, it's all rather predictable, try getting away from the center of the frame and using some empty space.

Jan 26 14 08:59 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Hehe, strange, this thing was dead since September!:-))))

Jan 26 14 09:01 pm Link

Photographer

Deep Visions

Posts: 17

Oceanside, California, US

I'm a noob at model shoots so light me up

Jan 27 14 12:48 am Link

Photographer

JIOPIX

Posts: 1183

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GER Photography wrote:

Wow!! What an amazing and varied port, nothing boring in there!:-) Great stuff!! You don't need my opinion!:-))

Thank you for taking the time smile

Jan 27 14 02:41 am Link

Model

Charlette Kilby

Posts: 7

Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

Ive always wanted to know the answer to this! Ok, what do you think? Kidding myself or potential? xx

Jan 27 14 02:48 am Link

Model

Gary Mitchell

Posts: 1

Miami, Florida, US

Hi, me as well if you wouldn't mind.

Jan 27 14 02:55 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Charlette Kilby wrote:
Ive always wanted to know the answer to this! Ok, what do you think? Kidding myself or potential? xx

Ahh, that depends on what your modeling goal is. If it's Paris and Milan runway shows, you're kidding yourself. If it's lifestyle, or as stated in your port cosplay you could do well. You have a lovely face, great hair, good build... There's potential there!:-)

Jan 27 14 08:39 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Gary Mitchell wrote:
Hi, me as well if you wouldn't mind.

6'4" 220lbs. Great smile... Theres a place for you in the industry, whether that's in Miami?? Not sure, never been there.

Jan 27 14 08:47 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Deep Visions wrote:
I'm a noob at model shoots so light me up

There's some white balance issues in your port, skin tones on some shots seem off. If you've been shooting for a year or so, there's potential. If you've been shooting five years or more, you may be kidding yourself.

Jan 27 14 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

DAVISICON

Posts: 487

San Antonio, Texas, US

sure , why not...................thank you..................W

Jan 27 14 09:20 pm Link

Photographer

mjartphotography

Posts: 174

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

would love to know.  thanks.

Jan 28 14 03:21 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

DAVISICON wrote:
sure , why not...................thank you..................W

You REALY DON'T want to know what I think of your "work" and I couldn't type it here without being brigged, probably permanently out of here, so I'll just say, have a good life.

Jan 28 14 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

Nathan Blaser

Posts: 14

Dallas, Texas, US

I would like to know your thoughts

Jan 28 14 09:01 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

mjartphotography wrote:
would love to know.  thanks.

Amazing top end work!! Interesting poses, perfect lighting... Another person who doesn't need my unworthy opinion. :-) Rock on!!!:-)

Jan 28 14 09:08 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7963

Imperial, California, US

Nathan Blaser wrote:
I would like to know your thoughts

Great interesting concepts, clearly shot, but some seem underexposed, at least on my iPad screen. Amazing potential shown!!:-)

Jan 28 14 09:14 pm Link

Photographer

Nathan Blaser

Posts: 14

Dallas, Texas, US

GER Photography wrote:

Great interesting concepts, clearly shot, but some seem underexposed, at least on my iPad screen. Amazing potential shown!!:-)

Thank you so much!

Jan 28 14 09:14 pm Link

Model

Holly Summers

Posts: 172

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Potential or no?

Jan 28 14 09:33 pm Link

Photographer

mjartphotography

Posts: 174

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

Thanks for the feedback!   All the best.

Jan 28 14 10:42 pm Link

Model

Alpha_Beta

Posts: 1

New York, New York, US

Qu'est-ce que vous pensez?

Jan 28 14 10:49 pm Link

Photographer

The House of Velvet

Posts: 1271

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I'd love to know your thoughts.

T

Jan 29 14 11:07 am Link

Photographer

Konjo Kalonji

Posts: 98

Washington, District of Columbia, US

interested to know

Jan 29 14 04:14 pm Link

Photographer

Charles StJames

Posts: 6

Los Angeles, California, US

Yes please, need a solid, independent perspective..

Jan 29 14 04:33 pm Link