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Čaġčarān, Ġawr, Afghanistan

Out of the two images I have titled 'colour' which do you believe adds the most to my portfolio? Choose one over the other or keep both?

Here's a cropped side by side comparison but you really see it better in the full photos.

http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/528296_10152365799099041_150372463_n.jpg

Feb 25 13 03:00 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

I kind of like them put together like that too smile.

I love the colour of your skin and hair in the second one (the one on the right), left one is a bit too orangy for my taste... I find left also to be more "cute and sexy" and the right one a bit more fashion so if you just want one I'd say B!

But I'm kind of curious to see how they look like put together like you did here, in the same edit smile

Feb 25 13 04:04 am Link

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Lee_Photography

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130225/02/512b4033e5786_m.jpg
Hand is shadowing models right eye
Due to pose right hand is missing
Due to dress selection models form is lost in the material
Eyes centered in sockets would come across better
Move upper left arm away from body so it is not squished
[Bright patters distract away from the model]

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130222/19/5128393986b22_m.jpg
Not a fan of location of crop
Lower shoulder toward camera for a longer appearing neck
Due to hand pose fingers look short

Neither photo comes across as having strong expressions

You have a good look just need to bring it out in your photos more

Wish you well

Feb 25 13 07:42 am Link

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RachelReilly

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Washington, District of Columbia, US

A.
While B isnt bad.. It looks like you're an amputee and the crop is off

Feb 25 13 09:31 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

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Tampa, Florida, US

My eyes don't focus anywhere except the bold patterns of the dress...it's overwhelming the image and makes you secondary in the image. While that pattern might be good for patio furniture, it's not the best choice for an image in a model's portfolio.

Are there b&w images from this shoot? That might be a better solution. But I'm not a fan of either of the poses...they're not particularly flattering. The first image has no shape and the second image looks like you have cramps.

Feb 25 13 09:38 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

am I seriously the only one here who likes them big_smile?

wonder what other models think of this picture... or if it's a "modelview vs photographer view" thing smile

Feb 25 13 01:31 pm Link

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Michael Pandolfo wrote:
My eyes don't focus anywhere except the bold patterns of the dress...it's overwhelming the image and makes you secondary in the image. While that pattern might be good for patio furniture, it's not the best choice for an image in a model's portfolio.

The shoot was done to feature the clothes haha, I guess that's a win for them and a loss for me.

Feb 25 13 02:57 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle wrote:
am I seriously the only one here who likes them big_smile?

wonder what other models think of this picture... or if it's a "modelview vs photographer view" thing smile

I really like both of them too! I couldn't choose between which s better, now I'm thinking neither belong in my portfolio sad

Feb 25 13 02:58 pm Link

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BrandonLundby

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I say B. I don't like the hand blocking the models face or the post work. I really enjoy B, I even like the awkward crop!

Feb 25 13 02:59 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Mary Thomson wrote:
I really like both of them too! I couldn't choose between which s better, now I'm thinking neither belong in my portfolio sad

nah, a handful of opinions isn't enough smile. get some more! and make sure to also get some more llama's opinions, sometimes there's an image llamas love but photographers hate or vice versa (not saying that's the case here, but you just won't know until you ask for more opinions).

and honestly, I see what the others are saying (bright dress, amputee arm, yadayada), but it doesn't bother me at all. I love the brightness and loudness of the dress and your muah, with the innocent expression and the slightly awkward posing. the "amputee" arms and hands don't bother me at all, seems part of the pose (and I usually can't stand amputated limbs in a picture). The only thing I dislike is that they are edited differently, and I really prefer the right edit to the left smile

I'd buy the dress.

Feb 25 13 03:00 pm Link

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^^ Thank you Anna,

Does anyone else want to give me their opinion smile

Feb 25 13 05:38 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

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Portland, Oregon, US

Anna pretty much said all I would say.

Feb 25 13 09:05 pm Link

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Dan K Photography

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

I really like B.

Feb 25 13 09:10 pm Link

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MelissaAnn

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Seattle, Washington, US

Definitely B- In my opinion, your face, body, hair, and makeup look so much more beautiful than in A.  You look about 15 lbs heavier in A, and I'm not a fan of the pink hair.

Feb 25 13 09:11 pm Link

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David Kirk

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dan K Photography wrote:
I really like B.

+1

B is the better shot of you.

Feb 25 13 09:28 pm Link

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Mark

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New York, New York, US

No A is much better looks like your reaching for your amputated fore arm in B and plus A shows among other things a nice butt.

Not crazy about the crop but it still works

Feb 25 13 10:37 pm Link

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Jen B

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

Mary Thomson wrote:
^^ Thank you Anna,

Does anyone else want to give me their opinion smile

B for the fashion look of your expression yet I do like A too.

Jen
p.s. edit, yet I am learning from the good suggestions by the photographers!

Feb 25 13 10:49 pm Link

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LA StarShooter

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Los Angeles, California, US

I like B. Well done.

Feb 25 13 10:59 pm Link