Forums > Critique > What is Your Favorite Under Appreciated Photo?

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

We all have our personal favorite pics in our port. But often we have an image (or ten) that we appreciate a lot more than our colleagues who leave comments and lists. The pics stay in our port because we don’t care what anyone else thinks about them. They are for us.

Here’s a pic that I seem to like more than almost everyone else:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121213/23/50cad627b9854_m.jpg

If you want to play, post your favorite under-appreciated photo here (or link if it's 18+) and tell us why it stands out for you. I may tell you why I think it's not getting the love. And maybe others will learn to love it as much as you do.

What I like about the pic I posted above is her radiant, genuine smile and her lovely eyes. I also like the palm trees and how the turquoise colors pop.

Mar 25 13 10:40 pm Link

Model

Fit Chicago Muse

Posts: 269

Chicago, Illinois, US

I really wanted a shot in my rig for myself.. I just thought the set and the images we did were so cute I posted one on MM..
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110808/15/4e405de240a15_m.jpg

Mar 25 13 11:04 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

Jenelle Muse wrote:
I really wanted a shot in my rig for myself.. I just thought the set and the images we did were so cute I posted one on MM..
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110808/15/4e405de240a15_m.jpg

The vivid colors are cool, but I like your smile the most. Plus nice cleavage never hurts...

Mar 25 13 11:10 pm Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5357

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

This is mine. I shot it first day I used my first DSLR, when I started shooting again (without film this time). It's also the first photo I did in Photoshop. Took me seven weeks. lol  I started over about once a week.

It was the second photo I entered in POTD. The first one (my avatar) came in fifth. This one got 3 votes.

Even the model didn't like it. She wanted it bright and sunny, not dark and moody.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111211/20/4ee5814e0833b.jpg

Mar 26 13 01:05 am Link

Model

K I C K H A M

Posts: 14663

Los Angeles, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130121/00/50fcff777211a.jpg

I'm not sure if it's the image I like so much, or the experience of a successful shoot with my two best friends, but that picture is not leaving anytime soon. smile

Mar 26 13 01:07 am Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4216

Los Angeles, California, US

This image I modeled for doesn't do very well for comments/lists, but I still really like it smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130214/17/511d906858c65_m.jpg

Mar 26 13 01:22 am Link

Photographer

AgX

Posts: 1378

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

When I say that I'm striving for simple and real and a peek at the soul, this is exactly what I'm trying to find.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120921/05/505c612791407_m.jpg

Mar 26 13 01:34 am Link

Photographer

Jean Renard Photography

Posts: 2145

Los Angeles, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/00/5063fc37ab1ec_m.jpg

no views, no comments.... granted I have no idea what happened to the colors when I uploaded it to MM, still I like it...

Mar 26 13 02:31 am Link

Photographer

Amul La La

Posts: 874

Saint Austell, England, United Kingdom

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130309/13/513ba5e5a68a3_m.jpg


It's been completely ignored, though I really like it, Sssshh don't tell them it's free to leave a comment if they do happen to like one of your images :s big_smile

Mar 26 13 02:50 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

Camerosity wrote:
This is mine. I shot it first day I used my first DSLR, when I started shooting again (without film this time). It's also the first photo I did in Photoshop. Took me seven weeks. lol  I started over about once a week.

It was the second photo I entered in POTD. The first one (my avatar) came in fifth. This one got 3 votes.

Even the model didn't like it. She wanted it bright and sunny, not dark and moody.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111211/20/4ee5814e0833b.jpg

I like the detail and un-posed look. But I imagine that some might find it unnerving.

Mar 26 13 09:44 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

K I C K H A M wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130121/00/50fcff777211a.jpg

I'm not sure if it's the image I like so much, or the experience of a successful shoot with my two best friends, but that picture is not leaving anytime soon. smile

Cute image. I love the fun, carefree feel to it.

Mar 26 13 09:45 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

IDiivil wrote:
This image I modeled for doesn't do very well for comments/lists, but I still really like it smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130214/17/511d906858c65_m.jpg

I really like it too and I just left you a comment. smile

Mar 26 13 09:53 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

AgX wrote:
When I say that I'm striving for simple and real and a peek at the soul, this is exactly what I'm trying to find.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120921/05/505c612791407_m.jpg

Definitely simple & real. Some people seem to need flashiness in order to leave a comment. I like her "this is just me" expression.

Mar 26 13 09:55 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

Jean Renard Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120927/00/5063fc37ab1ec_m.jpg

no views, no comments.... granted I have no idea what happened to the colors when I uploaded it to MM, still I like it...

Now you have 49+ views and my comment. I really like it.

Mar 26 13 09:56 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

A  M  U   L  wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130309/13/513ba5e5a68a3_m.jpg


It's been completely ignored, though I really like it, Sssshh don't tell them it's free to leave a comment if they do happen to like one of your images :s big_smile

It's a classy, sexy shot, but I think the background shadows blend too closely with the black outfit and make the model look thicker. It's an unfortunate optical illusion. That's my theory anyway.

Mar 26 13 09:59 am Link

Photographer

eyefocusimages

Posts: 275

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/12/50a3fec066ea6_m.jpg

Mar 26 13 10:03 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

fastpics wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/12/50a3fec066ea6_m.jpg

I like this image. The model is great, nice setting, good sexy pose, good DOF. The image could be brighter. Maybe it's just the funky big collar on the right that throws people off?

Mar 26 13 10:11 am Link

Photographer

Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

PDMedia Photography wrote:
tell us why it stands out for you.

It's famous model with her hair in a once-in-a-lifetime arrangement by an unforeseen sudden act of God:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080514/21/482b98aa10370.jpg

Mar 26 13 10:26 am Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

Supermodel Photographer wrote:
It's famous model with her hair in a once-in-a-lifetime arrangement by an unforeseen sudden act of God:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080514/21/482b98aa10370.jpg

It's a good image, but it doesn't qualify as under-appreciated with 4,479 views, 708 comments & 40 lists. Your pic is VERY appreciated.

Mar 26 13 10:31 am Link

Photographer

I Ference Photography

Posts: 1152

Rochester, New York, US

(18+) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19984678

I consider this to be one of the best photos I've ever taken of a model, but it just hasn't gotten the love that a lot of my other photos have.

Mar 26 13 11:53 am Link

Photographer

I M N Photography

Posts: 2342

New York, New York, US

One of my favorites in her portfolio:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100818/06/4c6bde46f0ade_m.jpg

It might be that, unlike other shots in her port, this is the least amount of her that is visible to the visitors.

Mar 26 13 12:02 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

I Ference Photography wrote:
(18+) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19984678

I consider this to be one of the best photos I've ever taken of a model, but it just hasn't gotten the love that a lot of my other photos have.

I really like that one. The copper color with her red hair looks great. Maybe she's too small in the frame for people to appreciate the thumbnail version.

Mar 26 13 01:22 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

MnPhoto wrote:
One of my favorites in her portfolio:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100818/06/4c6bde46f0ade_m.jpg

It might be that, unlike other shots in her port, this is the least amount of her that is visible to the visitors.

That's great. I like how she's below the horizon line. I agree with your theory, but it's still one of the most commented on pics in her port.

Mar 26 13 01:24 pm Link

Photographer

I Ference Photography

Posts: 1152

Rochester, New York, US

PDMedia Photography wrote:

I really like that one. The copper color with her red hair looks great. Maybe she's too small in the frame for people to appreciate the thumbnail version.

Thanks!

I suspect you might be right; the 800 px width limitation on MM is really limiting for those of us who shoot a good number of landscape-format shots.  Might have made sense in 2005, but these days who still uses a tiny litte monitor?  This shot looks killer on my wall at 24x36", but I can see how it might get overlooked given the lack of detail in an 800x533 px version.

Mar 26 13 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

Will Snizek Photography

Posts: 1387

Beckley, West Virginia, US

Here's my favorite photo that I've ever taken.  People don't seem to like it a lot.  May e I just really liked the model.  I dunno.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z394/wdsnizek/225cf211e3b5690c17fd317d5e078526_zpse1800910.jpg

Mar 26 13 02:21 pm Link

Photographer

Sven Lori

Posts: 276

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/09/507ae3ddc0858.jpg

I like this one - the fragile feeling. However, this image does not seem to be as popular as others...

Mar 26 13 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

cannysage

Posts: 115

Los Angeles, California, US

Mar 26 13 02:23 pm Link

Photographer

Will Snizek Photography

Posts: 1387

Beckley, West Virginia, US

cannysage wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canny3D/508813235827480

http://cannysage.smugmug.com/People/Models/i-KzwnVk3/0/X2/046_scaled-X2.jpg

I actually like most of the photos above, but love this one the most especially being a nerd like I am.

Mar 26 13 02:28 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31772639

I really love the concept both I and the Model came up with and the caption fits well with the theme smile, just feel.....pardon the pun this image just didn't get the "exposure" I thought it would ??? sad

Mar 26 13 02:30 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

Will Snizek wrote:
Here's my favorite photo that I've ever taken.  People don't seem to like it a lot.  May e I just really liked the model.  I dunno.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z394/wdsnizek/225cf211e3b5690c17fd317d5e078526_zpse1800910.jpg

She is a cute model. Maybe the image feels a little claustrophobic being between the ladder and wall?

Mar 26 13 02:35 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

I Ference Photography wrote:

Thanks!

I suspect you might be right; the 800 px width limitation on MM is really limiting for those of us who shoot a good number of landscape-format shots.  Might have made sense in 2005, but these days who still uses a tiny litte monitor?  This shot looks killer on my wall at 24x36", but I can see how it might get overlooked given the lack of detail in an 800x533 px version.

I agree. Landscape oriented shots get the short straw on MM.

Mar 26 13 02:36 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

Flash-Joerg wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/09/507ae3ddc0858.jpg

I like this one - the fragile feeling. However, this image does not seem to be as popular as others...

I agree that the feeling of fragility is excellent. I also like the pose, backdrop and sepia tone. At the same time I can almost guarantee you that people don't comment on it because her face is not in full focus. That's a turn off for many unless it's an obvious artistic choice.

Mar 26 13 02:43 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

cannysage wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canny3D/508813235827480

http://cannysage.smugmug.com/People/Models/i-KzwnVk3/0/X2/046_scaled-X2.jpg

She's super cute and the costume and colors are great. People might not appreciate it because it was taken at an event rather than part of a private shoot.

Mar 26 13 02:47 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31772639

I really love the concept both I and the Model came up with and the caption fits well with the theme smile, just feel.....pardon the pun this image just didn't get the "exposure" I thought it would ??? sad

Pretty model and cool rocking chair. I have a feeling that the soft focus is why people don't comment on it. It's hard to tell if it's intentional.

Mar 26 13 02:49 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

PDMedia Photography wrote:

Pretty model and cool rocking chair. I have a feeling that the soft focus is why people don't comment on it. It's hard to tell if it's intentional.

Thank you, and yes the softness was intentional to give it the "home feeling and sadness" of having to sew clothes for this nude beauty smile

Mar 26 13 02:53 pm Link

Photographer

Wolfy4u

Posts: 1103

Grand Junction, Colorado, US

If you're still around, I'd love you take on this one.

Here's a photo and concept that I really like a lot that gets very little
attention. It might be the fact that everything seems so far away. Maybe I should
print it in a very wide format?

18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26121670

Edit: I think I've fixed the link now.

Mar 26 13 09:41 pm Link

Photographer

PDMedia Photography

Posts: 1474

San Diego, California, US

Wolfy4u wrote:
If you're still around, I'd love you take on this one.

Here's a photo and concept that I really like a lot that gets very little
attention. It might be the fact that everything seems so far away. Maybe I should
print it in a very wide format?

18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26121670

I like that shot too & the concept behind it. Yes you could probably crop it so she's more visible. Either way I'll bet she gets a ride.

Mar 26 13 11:01 pm Link

Photographer

AgX

Posts: 1378

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

AgX wrote:
When I say that I'm striving for simple and real and a peek at the soul, this is exactly what I'm trying to find.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120921/05/505c612791407_m.jpg

PDMedia Photography wrote:
Definitely simple & real. Some people seem to need flashiness in order to leave a comment. I like her "this is just me" expression.

A photographer who recommended Brooke to me remarked on her piercing gaze, and that was one thing I was hoping to capture. This shot was the first frame of the day (and the first roll of my new-to-me Pentax 6x7), within 10 minutes of meeting her. Yeah, she's that good.

Mar 27 13 04:48 am Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2473

Los Angeles, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130123/07/510006cb919ce.jpg

80 views, no comments. Still, I really like this photo, and really don't care. smile

Mar 27 13 05:08 am Link

Photographer

Rick Dupuis Photography

Posts: 6822

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

This one means the most to me. In a contest here the topic of the weekend was 'reflections' and I knew people were going to use water or mirrors. I went into my basement with a photo of me and my first girlfriend circa 1980. She died of kidney failure in 1994.
I got a lot of views early and a few comments but its one of those photos that I love and as long as I am on MM it will be part of my portfolio.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/081123/10/49297beb1788c.jpg

Mar 27 13 05:25 am Link