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Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

seriously tear it up. I can't get better if people are just nice. let me know what's really great and what really sucks.

I'll return crit if you ask.

Apr 14 13 01:26 am Link

Photographer

wendy haigh

Posts: 517

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Love your port, fantastic work.  The second image, I find the hand/arm distracting from the models beautiful face, also a distracting shadow on the same arm.  But apart from that, love it...but I am no expert!!!

Apr 14 13 01:48 am Link

Model

Meghan Hale

Posts: 335

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hey fellow Megan/Meghan! smile

I fell in love with some of your images. But, since you want to be torn apart, I'll only tell you the bad stuff.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32315823
Both of these photos lack detail. And I don't like the dark corners.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30908895
Once again, not enough detail, specifically in the headband. This might be just because of crappy MM quality, though.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30877200
I don't like the llamas arms in this, though that's not totally your fault. Also the camera should have been positioned better.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30656443
The lips should have been more visible. Now it just looks too white and bland.

I'd love a returned critique smile

Apr 14 13 06:10 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3943

Lansing, Michigan, US

I'll tell you up front I don't like collages.

So the three you have in your portfolio can go IMHO.

Collages are collections of images that can't stand on their own. Collages drain any strength from strong images by associating them with weaker images, and they sure don't help the weak images.

Just my opinion.

PS - Have fun modeling!

Apr 15 13 05:36 pm Link

Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

Meghan Hale wrote:
Hey fellow Megan/Meghan! smile

....

I'd love a returned critique smile

Hehe same name smile

First of all your look is clean and gorgeous! This is a perfect shot to show off your features and nice skin to bookers:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130418/18/51709c935bb25_m.jpg

Also very pretty but the hands are awkward and would look good if your palms were towards your face, more natural, because that's too high fashion of a pose for such a simple look:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130418/18/51709c4d57df3_m.jpg

SO COOL amazing ljdifh84yraiufhe! Seriously love this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130415/17/516ca1ddb1acc_m.jpg

Beautiful pose. Could be even better notched up.... like arch your back, stretch your neck, get all dramatic! It would fit the pic.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130413/09/5169892772227_m.jpg

The rest of your port is really really lovely smile

Maybe only have one picture of the shoot with that big chair!

Anyways, good luck with your modeling,

Megan

Apr 20 13 09:29 pm Link

Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

The Effective Image wrote:
I'll tell you up front I don't like collages.

So the three you have in your portfolio can go IMHO.

Collages are collections of images that can't stand on their own. Collages drain any strength from strong images by associating them with weaker images, and they sure don't help the weak images.

Just my opinion.

PS - Have fun llamaing!

I've heard that a lot from people! I agree if they are weak pictures trying to bulk each other up, but what if you're trying to show the feel of an editorial shoot with multiple images that all go together?

I suppose even in an editorial an image should be able to stand alone smile

Apr 20 13 09:31 pm Link

Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

wendy haigh wrote:
Love your port, fantastic work.  The second image, I find the hand/arm distracting from the models beautiful face, also a distracting shadow on the same arm.  But apart from that, love it...but I am no expert!!!

Thanks for the feedback Wendy smile

Apr 20 13 09:31 pm Link

Photographer

Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

honestly, I don't see anything other than portraits of attempts to use hipsterish trends to call it art. sorry. My best suggestion for you would be to see how many different ways that you can create art with a camera. Art is about a moment that conveys feeling and emotion rather than trying to make everything look a certain way just because there is some form of style/fad out there right now. For instance, can you shoot a clean image where everything is sharp/in focus/well lit (can be any environment studio or otherwise), and convey the emotion to make art? I'm not saying every artistic image has to be exactly like that, but to me it looks like you are more stuck on trying to make everything look like a style rather than working on your images at this point. I would be interested to see where your work evolves though. I have another friend that is stuck on shooting everything just like Terry Richardson right now for example too. I am trying to break him of his patterns too to try other things. mix it up a little. good luck

Apr 20 13 09:40 pm Link

Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

Charlie-CNP wrote:
honestly, I don't see anything other than portraits of attempts to use hipsterish trends to call it art. sorry. My best suggestion for you would be to see how many different ways that you can create art with a camera. Art is about a moment that conveys feeling and emotion rather than trying to make everything look a certain way just because there is some form of style/fad out there right now. For instance, can you shoot a clean image where everything is sharp/in focus/well lit (can be any environment studio or otherwise), and convey the emotion to make art? I'm not saying every artistic image has to be exactly like that, but to me it looks like you are more stuck on trying to make everything look like a style rather than working on your images at this point. I would be interested to see where your work evolves though. I have another friend that is stuck on shooting everything just like Terry Richardson right now for example too. I am trying to break him of his patterns too to try other things. mix it up a little. good luck

Apr 24 13 01:53 pm Link

Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

Charlie-CNP wrote:
honestly, I don't see anything other than portraits of attempts to use hipsterish trends to call it art. sorry. My best suggestion for you would be to see how many different ways that you can create art with a camera. Art is about a moment that conveys feeling and emotion rather than trying to make everything look a certain way just because there is some form of style/fad out there right now. For instance, can you shoot a clean image where everything is sharp/in focus/well lit (can be any environment studio or otherwise), and convey the emotion to make art? I'm not saying every artistic image has to be exactly like that, but to me it looks like you are more stuck on trying to make everything look like a style rather than working on your images at this point. I would be interested to see where your work evolves though. I have another friend that is stuck on shooting everything just like Terry Richardson right now for example too. I am trying to break him of his patterns too to try other things. mix it up a little. good luck

Hey thanks for the feedback. I'm confused though, what the heck is a hipsterish trend? Although having to ask that question is probably the root to my problem in the first place haha. Keep trying to get published somewhere, but only get denials. And are you referring to post processing, or styling, or model choices, or just overall?

Apr 24 13 01:54 pm Link