Forums > Critique > One thing to improve on ...

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

want my opinion on what's the 1 thing you can improve on?

You can post an image, ask opinion, specific is better than general smile

then hit me up ...
got a loooooong day of edits ahead - SAVE ME wink

Ciao
r/

Apr 15 13 02:24 pm Link

Photographer

Project4145

Posts: 338

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Absolutely.  Good luck narrowing it down.

Apr 15 13 02:29 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Project4145 wrote:
Absolutely.  Good luck narrowing it down.

Hey Lee
I like your stuff, champ !
one suggestion i have, when you shoot on location make sure you narrow the composition so the eyes doesnt wander and stays on the subject.

bonus hit
better post work can also help you isolate
R/

Apr 15 13 02:35 pm Link

Photographer

Project4145

Posts: 338

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Thank you, Robert.  I appreciate the help.

Apr 15 13 02:38 pm Link

Photographer

Erlinda

Posts: 7286

London, England, United Kingdom

I'm editing too. I feel your pain yikes

Apr 15 13 02:40 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11127

San Pedro, California, US

Ok, open for insight. Thanks.

Apr 15 13 02:45 pm Link

Photographer

ammdigital

Posts: 31

Fort Jones, California, US

I'm sure that there are at least 75 things that I need to improve, but I'd like to hear your thought on the most important one . . .

Apr 15 13 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

John Allan wrote:
Ok, open for insight. Thanks.

if you images are from tests then they are great. I would do a little more post to polish if they are final images to models/agencies or clients.

Great work btw !
R/

Apr 15 13 02:57 pm Link

Photographer

Erlinda

Posts: 7286

London, England, United Kingdom

Skipped me? I'm that awesome I don't need improvement?

Apr 15 13 02:58 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11127

San Pedro, California, US

robertXC wrote:

if you images are from tests then they are great. I would do a little more post to polish if they are final images to models/agencies or clients.

Great work btw !
R/

Thanks!
Yes, they're from tests. Suggestions on where post can improve. BTW, some of my images further down in my MM port are from before I was using micro d&b to retouch.
Retouching is still a learning process for me. I miss the days when all I had to do is deliver chromes back to the agency for tests. No post. smile

Apr 15 13 03:09 pm Link

Photographer

BlueMoonPics

Posts: 4549

New York, New York, US

I'm editing and retouching. Fun everywhere.

Apr 15 13 04:12 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

ammdigital wrote:
I'm sure that there are at least 75 things that I need to improve, but I'd like to hear your thought on the most important one . . .

ummm, i only counted 68 ... wink - LOL

quick hit one thing ... better background selection. in some cases the background ruins the image for me sad

R/

Apr 15 13 04:14 pm Link

Photographer

BIP

Posts: 3737

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Yes please mr coppa
I'd love your advice on the next thing for me to improve
Am also available to assist you any time you like
Ben
www.benpyke.com

Apr 15 13 04:16 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Erlinda wrote:
Skipped me? I'm that awesome I don't need improvement?

ooops thought you were commiserating with me wink

and hells yeah, you are THAT awesome ... I luv your port very moody and fashion oriented.
Hoping to tour UK next year, there is some amazing talent there ...

Keep up the inspirational work -- send ya an FR

Ciao
r/x

Apr 15 13 04:20 pm Link

Photographer

Craze Photography Group

Posts: 2

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

Ahhh, fuggit. I'm new here...I'll take a hit. smile

Apr 15 13 04:26 pm Link

Model

LeighN

Posts: 224

Frederick, Maryland, US

Yes! I'd love to hear!

Apr 15 13 04:44 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2393

Maumee, Ohio, US

top 3 images in my port, please? thanks smile

Apr 15 13 04:55 pm Link

Model

Inertia Creeps

Posts: 101

San Francisco, California, US

How can I improve my modeling?
Enlighten me.


Inertia

Apr 15 13 05:03 pm Link

Model

Rachael R

Posts: 154

Denton, Texas, US

Am I too late to try and save you??  smile
I'd love your take on my port.

Thanks...can't wait to see what you've been editing.

Apr 15 13 07:43 pm Link

Model

winking_wonder

Posts: 5760

New York, New York, US

let me know

Apr 15 13 08:25 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

BlueMoonPics wrote:
I'm editing and retouching. Fun everywhere.

hey bluemoon
very little wrong, if any with your images, what i think lets you down is posing. This maybe a consequence of your model direction or working with inexperienced models. Find the poses a little bland.

hope it helps -- hey i am gonna be in your neck of the woods next month smile
R/

Apr 15 13 08:37 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

BIP wrote:
Yes please mr coppa
I'd love your advice on the next thing for me to improve
Am also available to assist you any time you like
Ben
www.benpyke.com

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Hello Mr BIP
I must say, i like your new stuff better. I would try to get a bit more contrast in the b/w blacks are good, but the white are a little washed. Of course, that could be your style. Do you D & B? could use a little more.

And thank you for the offer, i am gonna be in sydney for a fitness gig tomorrow, but already engaged with assist. Will keep it in mind tho'

Ciao
R/

Apr 15 13 08:41 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

[url=http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Tyler_Waitt_2207044 wrote:
Tyler[/url] Craze] Ahhh, fuggit. I'm new here...I'll take a hit. smile

So Tyler, first thing right up, I read your profile and you say your a fashion Tog, but not much of any fashion-wise in your portfolio. Mainly glam ...

You need to work with your lighting to bring in some drama in your images. Your images are somewhat flat for my taste. technically good, but lack whooophhh ! , yes?

best, champ !
R/

Apr 15 13 08:44 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

LeighN wrote:
Yes! I'd love to hear!

Hi leigh
two thing you need to concentrate on ... see already giving you 200% smile

1. you need to learn how to pose, especially if you want to do fashion/editorial work.
2. you need to work on your facial expression. You only have 2 in your whole port.

hope that helps smile
R/x

Apr 15 13 08:46 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Caustic Disco wrote:
top 3 images in my port, please? thanks smile

Hey caustic
images 1 and 3 are ok. 3 should have been b/w with that treatment, its not as effective in color IMO. Image 2 is a miss, its soft ... no actually its out of focus, i'd ditch that

also i know you didnt ask ... but you gotta trim your port, too long ... keep it to just the wow images

Ciao
R/x

Apr 15 13 08:49 pm Link

Photographer

robertXC

Posts: 1243

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Inertia Creeps wrote:
How can I improve my modeling?
Enlighten me.


Inertia

SO inertia
You're a hard way. By your accounts you are getting close to be featured in galleries, thats great and it seems to be your goal. You have a great aloof look, great face and some great poses. But others are cliche ... you are doing everything right smile

R/x

Apr 15 13 08:57 pm Link

Model

Shelly Foster

Posts: 53

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

I would like to know what I can improve on! Thank you smile

Apr 15 13 10:20 pm Link

Model

W I L L O W

Posts: 343

Portland, Oregon, US

Please. smile

Apr 15 13 10:37 pm Link

Model

ebbfauna

Posts: 44

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Sure!

Apr 15 13 10:50 pm Link

Model

Mary Zdo

Posts: 176

San Ramon, California, US

Do tell! (:

Apr 15 13 11:00 pm Link

Model

Scarlett de la Calle

Posts: 414

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

I am scared but I want improvement

Apr 16 13 12:01 am Link

Model

Maruschke

Posts: 543

Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

I would love to know smile

Apr 16 13 02:27 am Link

Photographer

Quentin Skyking

Posts: 296

Lancaster, Massachusetts, US

I am also curious...

Apr 16 13 02:46 am Link

Photographer

BlueMoonPics

Posts: 4549

New York, New York, US

robertXC wrote:

hey bluemoon
very little wrong, if any with your images, what i think lets you down is posing. This maybe a consequence of your model direction or working with inexperienced models. Find the poses a little bland.

hope it helps -- hey i am gonna be in your neck of the woods next month smile
R/

Thank you very much for your critique and advice.
Maybe we can meet up once you are here in NYC.

Apr 16 13 05:31 am Link

Photographer

Craze Photography Group

Posts: 2

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

robertXC wrote:
So Tyler, first thing right up, I read your profile and you say your a fashion Tog, but not much of any fashion-wise in your portfolio. Mainly glam ...

You need to work with your lighting to bring in some drama in your images. Your images are somewhat flat for my taste. technically good, but lack whooophhh ! , yes?

best, champ !
R/

I appreciate it! I've been working a lot of glam recently, and concentrating on my technique. I want to have the tech down before I let the artsy out. smile

Apr 16 13 05:03 pm Link

Model

Azia Rose

Posts: 228

Portland, Oregon, US

I'd love to know!

Apr 16 13 05:19 pm Link

Model

HEATHER 19

Posts: 1156

Boston, Massachusetts, US

would like to know

Apr 17 13 03:15 am Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2393

Maumee, Ohio, US

robertXC wrote:

Hey caustic
images 1 and 3 are ok. 3 should have been b/w with that treatment, its not as effective in color IMO. Image 2 is a miss, its soft ... no actually its out of focus, i'd ditch that

also i know you didnt ask ... but you gotta trim your port, too long ... keep it to just the wow images

Ciao
R/x

thank you!! please let me know if there's any in particular that i should cut, i have a hard time trimming it down smile

Apr 17 13 05:08 am Link

Model

Sharkie Mac

Posts: 133

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

If you're still doing this, I'd really appreciate your opinion!

I know I need to cull my images, but am getting mixed feedback on what should go.
My questions are - Approx how many images do you think my port should have?
Which ones, in your opinion, should definitely be deleted?

Many thanks!

Apr 17 13 06:22 am Link

Photographer

Mr Biluxi

Posts: 10

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Maruschke wrote:
I would love to know smile

great figure. 

and you have great emotion in most shots. 

try and find the best angles for photographers to capture you.
just because you are 5'4'', doesn't mean you have to look that
way in your pictures.

just my needless advice.  smile

Apr 20 13 10:19 am Link