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Photographer

Kersey Caldwell

Posts: 2

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

I'm just starting to really get into photography, I'm a photographic imaging student and everything but outside sources and experienced photographers and models and anyone who wants to critique my work i would love that, I'm only looking to better myself and i can't do so without y'all. I don't do studio shots really, I'm more of natural light kind of photographer. WATERMARK IS TOO BIG, I GOT THAT NOW.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32910717

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32910827

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32910854

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32910746

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32910680

I'm pretty much starting out so they may scream "NEWBIE" or "EW" y'all be honest.

Thank you in advance.

Jun 13 13 06:18 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Read up on the basics of photographing humans
Lighting and such
And what's up with the big ass watermark?

Your photos are very amateur looking but
Study up and keep working at it !

Jun 13 13 06:43 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7305

New York, New York, US

Not so bad, you just need to work on your lighting. Fill flash or a reflector would really help. Get yourself a good portable source of light and keep practicing.

Please make that watermark smaller...HOLY COW man that's just crazy!

Jun 13 13 06:53 am Link

Photographer

Kersey Caldwell

Posts: 2

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Okay i'll go get one as soon as i can, thanks for the advice, i'll make the watermark smaller.

Jun 13 13 07:06 am Link

Photographer

RME Digital Photography

Posts: 267

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

The only one I think has real problems is this one:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32910854

The composition is great.  But I'd like to see the model either as a very dark silhouette or well lit.  It's kind of in between.

Otherwise I think the images you posted in this thread are great.

Jun 13 13 11:41 am Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8961

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130610/14/51b6466d9a0e8_m.jpg
Your horizon is quite level
Composition, you have the model almost centered left to right, usually turns out better leaving more space in front of the model so she has some place to go into
Another element in the image is the horizon might be better if lowered so it is closer to 1/3 simply crop off some of the bottom or add sky
You already know about the logo

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130610/14/51b64924a513c_m.jpg
Models head and body are facing the camera, add dynamics and face the models body on an angle to camera
For me the light that is dappled on her face is annoying, tone it down by using a scrim between sun and model [Piece of white fabric] could also add light to face with a reflector


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130610/14/51b649b09faf2_m.jpg
That logo makes it hard to look at
But you did place her so there is more space in front of her then behind so that part works out

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130610/14/51b64734e35e2_m.jpg
Busy shirts distract from the models face
Whites of eyes do not match, models left brighter then right
Over all image seems muddy
Move away from the background

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130610/14/51b645aa624ed_m.jpg
Crop the image just below ladies elbow, Photoshop out the cars
Did I say that logo bothers me?
Would also crop halfway between female models back and left photo border [get the couple out of the center of the image]

Wish you well

Jun 14 13 06:43 am Link

Photographer

Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

learn how to use reflectors and diffusers to add to your repertoire. Your composition is basically portrait for the moment. Work on maybe exploring more different compositions in your work. Not a terrible start though. I have seen way worse. good luck

Jun 14 13 07:04 am Link