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Photographer

Nate C Photography

Posts: 43

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

Have only worked with 5-6 models and am brand new to photography.  Finally have a series of images I am somewhat happy with.  Any critique on the series as a whole or specific images is much appreciated.

Nate

Jun 10 13 07:48 pm Link

Photographer

Grayscale Photo

Posts: 111

Columbus, Ohio, US

You have some very strong images in your portfolio.  This is my favorite:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130609/18/51b527a4a2188_m.jpg
It's simple, well posed, and shows an excellent use of color.

This is another very good image:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130517/14/5196a37599bd3_m.jpg
It's another simple image with good lighting control.

I like the desaturated look in outdoor sunlit photos like these:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130528/05/51a4a370be73e_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130408/06/5162cab9ac94b_m.jpg

This one isn't up to the standards of the rest of your portfolio because of the sloppy post processing:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130517/14/5196a413e566e_m.jpg

Overall, great job.

Jun 11 13 08:20 pm Link

Model

Marissa St Claire

Posts: 98

Eugene, Oregon, US

I enjoy the series of shots as a whole. Most of them are gorgeous. I will have to agree with the person above me about the picture that doesn't belong and I would also get rid of the very last picture on your port. They are both of lower quality than the rest and don't add anything to your port.

Jun 13 13 12:13 am Link

Photographer

Nate C Photography

Posts: 43

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

Grayscale Photo wrote:
You have some very strong images in your portfolio.  This is my favorite:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130609/18/51b527a4a2188_m.jpg
It's simple, well posed, and shows an excellent use of color.

This is another very good image:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130517/14/5196a37599bd3_m.jpg
It's another simple image with good lighting control.

I like the desaturated look in outdoor sunlit photos like these:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130528/05/51a4a370be73e_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130408/06/5162cab9ac94b_m.jpg

This one isn't up to the standards of the rest of your portfolio because of the sloppy post processing:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130517/14/5196a413e566e_m.jpg

Overall, great job.

Dear Mike,

Thank you for the feed back, it is very much appreciated, and I agree about the shot you mentioned had the sloppy processing.  I have been meaning to reprocess and upload the new image ... this was me learning photoshop and layers using a vintage wallpaper in the background ...

Again thank you for taking the time to take a look.

Nate

Jun 13 13 07:38 am Link

Photographer

Nate C Photography

Posts: 43

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

Marissa St Claire wrote:
I enjoy the series of shots as a whole. Most of them are gorgeous. I will have to agree with the person above me about the picture that doesn't belong and I would also get rid of the very last picture on your port. They are both of lower quality than the rest and don't add anything to your port.

Hi Marissa,

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my work, your opinion is much appreciated and valued.  The last picture was from i think the third time i ever shot a model and also from the time i registered this account where you have to have four models to create an account as a photographer.  I plan to arrange another shoot with Lookwa when in Thailand next as she was great to work with.

Nate

Jun 13 13 07:42 am Link