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Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Hey folks

Do you think there is anything in my port that really should not be there?

I find it difficult to be subjective of my own work (a feeling which i'm sure many of you also have) & I wanna know if theres anything in there that really shouldn't be.

Ta ta


Adam

Aug 26 13 07:12 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7249

New York, New York, US

You have a lot of head shots, I would start there. Nothing terrible in your port. It's all pretty well done in my opinion. Add some more full length shots and maybe shoot more outdoors? Get out of the studio.

Aug 26 13 07:26 am Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Marin Photography NYC wrote:
You have a lot of head shots, I would start there. Nothing terrible in your port. It's all pretty well done in my opinion. Add some more full length shots and maybe shoot more outdoors? Get out of the studio.

Thanks man, yeah thinking about it I haven't been out of the studio in months.

I think that would be a good idea to change it up a bit.

Aug 26 13 10:59 am Link

Photographer

Nor-Cal Photography

Posts: 2695

Walnut Creek, California, US

Marin Photography NYC wrote:
You have a lot of head shots, I would start there. Nothing terrible in your port. It's all pretty well done in my opinion. Add some more full length shots and maybe shoot more outdoors? Get out of the studio.

I fully agree.

But just one worthless opinion.   smile

Aug 26 13 03:13 pm Link

Photographer

dd photography

Posts: 926

San Diego, California, US

This one bugs me, does not look right:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130804/11/51fe9d35154ac_m.jpg

Aug 26 13 03:29 pm Link

Photographer

Personal Photograph

Posts: 245

Davenport, Iowa, US

I agree with the comments above.  You have good quality images, but little diversity.  You might consider some outdoor shots and more 3/4 and full body compositions.

Aug 26 13 03:33 pm Link

Photographer

JWC54321

Posts: 50

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I like your stuff. But you seem to have some similar shots, with the same model.  For example:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33635521
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33607018

It's the same model with a similar looking shot. I would just pick one.


Also the same here:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33464761
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33146470

It looks the same shot but different crop. Just pick your favorite from those 2.

I like this shot http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33653376 but I'm bothered by the hand. It looks awkward on how it's cropped. I think it would've worked if it was just a clean, beauty shot with just the face.

I don't like this one: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33097605 because it looks different from your other stuff stylistically and the retouching looks overdone.

I like your work though. It's very consistent.

Aug 26 13 04:37 pm Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

JWC54321 wrote:
I like your stuff. But you seem to have some similar shots, with the same model.  For example:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33635521
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33607018

It's the same model with a similar looking shot. I would just pick one.


Also the same here:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33464761
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33146470

It looks the same shot but different crop. Just pick your favorite from those 2.

I like this shot http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33653376 but I'm bothered by the hand. It looks awkward on how it's cropped. I think it would've worked if it was just a clean, beauty shot with just the face.

I don't like this one: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33097605 because it looks different from your other stuff stylistically and the retouching looks overdone.

I like your work though. It's very consistent.

Thanks alot! Thats a pretty in depth review. Taken on board, I shall remove the ones that are pretty much duplicates and remove that last image.

Thank you to everyone else as well, really helps when you can have some other photographers look at you work & tell you what does & doesn't work.

Cheers guys

Aug 27 13 04:23 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

9, 11, 15 and 20 - all the same model. Not up to the standard of the rest.

You have moved on. She got her pictures and I'm sure they were useful for her, but these are dragging your portfolio down now so you need to delete them.

Without having checked credits I'd guess #2 and #4 may be the same girl - keep those for a while if you want to be nice to her.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Aug 27 13 04:30 am Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

That Italian Guy wrote:
9, 11, 15 and 20 - all the same model. Not up to the standard of the rest.

You have moved on. She got her pictures and I'm sure they were useful for her, but these are dragging your portfolio down now so you need to delete them.

Without having checked credits I'd guess #2 and #4 may be the same girl - keep those for a while if you want to be nice to her.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Thank you Stefano, will take that on board.

A few of those images are ones I really love, but I will cull them down if they are hurting my port.

Cheers.

Aug 27 13 09:23 am Link

Model

Anna Kl

Posts: 189

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

You have phenomenal shots, you clearly found what works for you and you're staying within that comfort zone. Get out there ! i'm confident that you can rock any setting.

now onto the reply, i would get rid of this shot
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33261281

does NOTHING for your port - its boring

Aug 27 13 09:30 am Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Anna Kl wrote:
You have phenomenal shots, you clearly found what works for you and you're staying within that comfort zone. Get out there ! i'm confident that you can rock any setting.

now onto the reply, i would get rid of this shot
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33261281

does NOTHING for your port - its boring

Thank you Anna, it is something I find very hard to do, getting out of the comfort zone.

Cheers, i'll get rid of that shot =]

Aug 27 13 09:47 am Link

Model

Ms Annabell Brewer

Posts: 1

Vancouver, Washington, US

I am looking to clear out images from my port an was curious to know what others thought I should keep. I also have two shoots that are not posted yet waiting on images.

Thanks
-Annabell

Aug 28 13 10:21 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Honestly, I'd say your avatar.

Aug 28 13 10:41 am Link

Photographer

Michael Zero

Posts: 3

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

I like your images and I think they are very good. Overall very similar with tone and composition. Take some outside!!! More color...

mZ

Aug 28 13 10:36 pm Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Lee K wrote:
Honestly, I'd say your avatar.

Any reason why ?

Aug 29 13 09:54 am Link

Model

Kortney Kesha

Posts: 16

Denton, North Carolina, US

What hurts my port?

Sep 13 13 09:34 am Link