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Photographer

I Ference Photography

Posts: 1160

Rochester, New York, US

OK, there's already one for best - but best fluffs the ego, while worst spurs improvement.

What's the WORST photo of the person above you, and why is it their worst?

Jun 26 13 12:55 pm Link

Model

wrongsideofthirty

Posts: 543

Boston, Massachusetts, US

oh ho....will all feelings survive if the thread gets replies ? wink

face it, you don't have a bad photo, which is fine, go you. lol

but for me if you made me pick?
the male nude

and honestly this is because for me male nudes are just no, i never look at a male nude and see the beauty or form the photog is trying to convey
i look and say "ugh why did they use a dude?"



and obviously you have an amazing and beautiful port, you have no bad photos, but the male nude form catches my eye in a not the same way a female does

it catches my eye and disturbs it instead of enjoying it

im sexist i guess lol

Jun 26 13 01:22 pm Link

Jun 28 13 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

Laura Bello

Posts: 2030

Rochester, New York, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/25709404
I'm gonna say this one just cause blurry pictures are a huuuuuge pet peeve of mine

I'd honestly love to know my worst image lol

Jun 28 13 06:18 pm Link

Model

Sarah_

Posts: 1487

Denver, Colorado, US

Ariadne Photography wrote:

Oh goodness.  You're a tough one because I love all of them...

Anyway, I pick this one.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120430/16/4f9f1a44ecb15_m.jpg

It's just an odd angle and makes a beautiful girl look a bit short.

Jun 28 13 07:36 pm Link

Photographer

TDSImages

Posts: 906

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

I love your look and I love your port.  But if I had to pick one, it would be this one...
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130623/20/51c7c1672ace7.jpg

The lighting just doesn't quite sit well with me as there seems to be a spotlight on your face making it a lot brighter than everything else.

Jun 28 13 10:17 pm Link

Photographer

Amul La La

Posts: 875

Saint Austell, England, United Kingdom

You have nice good shots, I see emotion, lighting used to good effect, and good concepts + story-telling.

However, for me this one, albeit sweet, I just found it to be dull and bland, she's smiling, but it seems empty, as if there was no connection.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32700816

Jun 30 13 02:29 am Link

Photographer

J-PhotoArt

Posts: 822

San Francisco, California, US

Amul La La wrote:

I think that this is the weakest image in your port.  The lighting & contrast are off so much so that it is very hard to distinguish between the subjects and elements of the image.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120825/10/503906a5b7785.jpg

Jun 30 13 02:47 am Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

I'm going to have to say this one 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29144545

There's something about the male model's expression that comes off a little too pervy for the concept. The concept is fine. I'm just not sure of the execution.

To whoever responds, throw a dart at my portfolio. It's full of worst photos. wink

Jul 03 13 12:00 pm Link

Model

Moira Zhou

Posts: 380

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

This set... feel a noticeable lack of substance when compared to the rest of your port
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/22/505aac04d8772_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120906/21/50497391c7135_m.jpg

Jul 21 13 10:20 am Link

Model

E L I N

Posts: 199

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110819/17/4e4f01ffa8e1e_m.jpg

I have to pick this one. Feels bland, and I don't like the styling of this shot. Posing of the legs could have been better too.

Jul 21 13 02:12 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11356

San Pedro, California, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33243877

It is just too abstract and too narrow of a viewport (no context) for my taste. Just leaves me really flat.

Jul 21 13 02:19 pm Link

Photographer

V Jeero

Posts: 146

Saratoga Springs, Utah, US

Jul 21 13 02:44 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11356

San Pedro, California, US

V Jeero wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 574ca5.jpg

you've given her a beard!

Huh??? Don't think so.

Jul 21 13 06:38 pm Link

Photographer

V Jeero

Posts: 146

Saratoga Springs, Utah, US

J O H N  A L L A N wrote:

Huh??? Don't think so.

John you don't really have "bad" images.
This is a fun and games sub-category, so I went for a "games" approach.  You can't see the bottom of her jaw, and the hair coming over her shoulder is in JUST the right place for a long beard.

Jul 21 13 08:13 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

V Jeero wrote:

John you don't really have "bad" images.
This is a fun and games sub-category, so I went for a "games" approach.  You can't see the bottom of her jaw, and the hair coming over her shoulder is in JUST the right place for a long beard.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110927/06/4e81d41323d6c_m.jpg
The background kills it, I'm afraid.

Jul 21 13 08:17 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11356

San Pedro, California, US

V Jeero wrote:

John you don't really have "bad" images.
This is a fun and games sub-category, so I went for a "games" approach.  You can't see the bottom of her jaw, and the hair coming over her shoulder is in JUST the right place for a long beard.

Oh thanks - no problem. I was just confused as I just looked for the beard and couldn't see it after your original post, that's all.

Jul 22 13 02:18 pm Link

Model

MelissaAnn

Posts: 3958

Seattle, Washington, US

DAN CRUIKSHANK wrote:
The background kills it, I'm afraid.

This is my least favorite:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31196905
I love the colors, composition, and the ratio of sky vs rock....but I feel that the pose is awkward, and not very flattering to the model.  Not a terrible image by any stretch, but some of your others are so much better. smile

Jul 22 13 08:41 pm Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3409

Tempe, Arizona, US

MelissaAnn  wrote:

This is my least favorite:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31196905
I love the colors, composition, and the ratio of sky vs rock....but I feel that the pose is awkward, and not very flattering to the model.  Not a terrible image by any stretch, but some of your others are so much better. smile

Love your look and your Port!  This one made me smile so much!  :-)  Pick out the Worst?  I think not!!!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130303/21/51343497e4437.jpg

Jul 22 13 11:28 pm Link

Model

Love_mya

Posts: 278

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33003552

this one doesnt suit the rest of your portfolio, the background is kinda blurry..

Jul 28 13 07:07 am Link

Photographer

Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 533

Joplin, Missouri, US

Awesome port btw.  I suspect the photog viewed this as repeating forms but there is way too much going on in the backdrop, imo. 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130715/23/51e4e747615aa_m.jpg

Jul 28 13 10:10 am Link

Photographer

GNapp Studios

Posts: 6221

Somerville, New Jersey, US

@Jackson Frontier Photos

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121218/10/50d0bd1f656b5_m.jpg

Jul 28 13 10:15 am Link

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Model

Rockabella

Posts: 588

New York, New York, US

GNapp Studios wrote:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120617/13/4fde391d09287_m.jpg

Aug 11 13 07:43 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 8462

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

.http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130811/19/520847ccdfe53_m.jpg

Aug 11 13 07:47 pm Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2570

Los Angeles, California, US

Images by MR wrote:
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http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120810/11/502553ccd986d.jpg

Chunky, inexpressive model. Overdone flare. Hate the dress and bracelets.

Aug 11 13 08:59 pm Link

Model

Sarah_

Posts: 1487

Denver, Colorado, US

Jorge Kreimer wrote:

Even your "worst" is a work of art.  Sheesh. lol 

I had to pick this one
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120713/22/5001036b4d901_m.jpg

but only because it's just not my style in comparison with others.  smile  Love all your work!

Aug 11 13 09:34 pm Link

Model

Orion Blaise

Posts: 375

Iuka, Illinois, US

Really hard to pick one, but if I had to...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110818/15/4e4d90bfcad67_m.jpg

Only because there is so much motion with the hair, but no where else. Seems a bit unbalanced.

Aug 11 13 10:53 pm Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5367

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Lady Gigi wrote:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101025/00/4cc52c7351139_m.jpg

The lighting and expression aren't flattering, and since there's no arm, it looks like your hand is growing out of your forehead.

Aug 12 13 12:04 am Link

Photographer

Rebecca Loren Photo

Posts: 84

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111211/03/4ee491243e02b_m.jpg

It feels very much like something I'd see in a glamour shotz commercial. Just kind of cheesy. I'd get rid of all of the photos of the model bending in a sexual manner - it's just not your forte. Otherwise I love your port.

Aug 12 13 09:53 am Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 944

San Diego, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120719/21/5008dc544d7e8_m.jpg


Flat, hard to see, not a good crop or angle for the model. Distracting and competing background.

Aug 12 13 10:06 am Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 2570

Los Angeles, California, US

dd photography wrote:
Flat, hard to see, not a good crop or angle for the model. Distracting and competing background.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27635729

Not crazy about the cropping and think the shot is unflattering to the model.

Aug 19 13 10:09 am Link

Photographer

BIP

Posts: 3737

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jorge Kreimer wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27635729

Not crazy about the cropping and think the shot is unflattering to the model.

not your best
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30110703

Aug 19 13 05:18 pm Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 944

San Diego, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120514/18/4fb1b610ddb82_m.jpg


not a flattering angle and neck is way gone

Aug 20 13 09:08 am Link

Photographer

HO Photo

Posts: 522

Los Angeles, California, US

DD: Holy shit, you make it hard to pick something to critique. Strong work!

If I have to chose something as a "worst," in my eyes, it's either this polaroid-y one: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24100239 or your avatar picture: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33394159.

Not a fan of the tones or processing in either one.

Aug 20 13 03:41 pm Link

Model

Nicolette

Posts: 12701

Midland, Texas, US

HO Photo wrote:

Yours was hard. I really dig your work.
I'd have to say this one.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111227/16/4efa618d8e38a_m.jpg

It just doesn't fit with the rest of your portfolio. It's a great shot, don't get me wrong, but I don't think it's as strong as the rest.

Aug 20 13 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

Defgoose2

Posts: 7

Chicago, Illinois, US

Wow i really like all the shots in your folio and "worst" is such a sendoff term because they are all great pictures. Im being super picky with this but id have to say this shot here>>>
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32129722
only because it didnt catch my eye like all the others did. Great work tho! ^_^

Aug 20 13 03:56 pm Link

Model

Cory Croker

Posts: 19

Lompoc, California, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33525126
The editing looks amateurish and it seems a bit more like a snapshot that I'd find on MySpace, in my opinion.

Aug 21 13 02:22 am Link

Photographer

The Sweaty Sock

Posts: 465

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24528297

I don't like the angle here. It's unflattering.

Aug 21 13 02:32 am Link

Model

_eMMe_

Posts: 866

Florence, Toscana, Italy

Aug 21 13 03:51 am Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 944

San Diego, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130814/03/520b5b6f6dd36_m.jpg

not up to par with your other lovely work

Aug 21 13 07:59 am Link