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Model

Ruqya

Posts: 65

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Hi,help me Get better. So tell what i can do better please smile it would mean alot to me. My first time here. Thanks for your time:)

Sep 05 13 12:37 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32502

Poulsbo, Washington, US

You're very pretty, but your portfolio is almost all about grinning for the camera. That avatar image may be the worst; it's a very stilted/strained expression.

Try some more serious, pensive expressions. And work with better photographers. Most of your images are snapshots.

Sep 06 13 02:12 am Link

Photographer

David J Martin

Posts: 458

Amberg, Bavaria, Germany

Honestly, I wouldn't normally look at your page based on your avatar alone.  Your hair is poorly done, no contrast palish looking, makeup is bad, and it looks like a snapshot - read don't take me seriously. 

When I looked at your avatar in your port, sure enough, it's a arms length photo for an avatar.  That alone would immediately relegate to me as TF potential, with no serious consideration of paying you for your services. 

Looking at the rest of your port just says no experience to me for many more reasons. 

You're pretty, but in your port I see no ability to express emotion or pose well or be used in a creative capacity.


You asked for help and might think I'm just being mean instead of telling you what you could do better.  I'm telling you what a photographer might think looking at your page which I hope helps. 



That being said, I would suggest working with good photographers to learn.  I'd read Billy Pegram's book, Posing Techniques for Photographing Model Portfolios.  That's a good place to start. 

I would suggest finding out what type of modeling attracts you and study it.  If fashion, for example, is what you like best, start reading Vogue, Bazar, Elle ect.  See what they do and practice what they do in the mirror. 

More than anything, find some models here that do the type of modeling you like and ask them to mentor you.

Sep 06 13 02:32 am Link

Model

ammie

Posts: 32

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

I would really like to know what you think I can do better to improve my photos and if I should delete any of my port pictures and why, it would be a massive help.

Sep 08 13 06:19 am Link

Model

ammie

Posts: 32

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Ruqya wrote:
Hi,help me Get better. So tell what i can do better please smile it would mean alot to me. My first time here. Thanks for your time:)

I think your next move would be eliminate shots that don't do you justice or show your potential and to get a shot where you are showing a deeper, more serious emotion and really connecting with the camera. Maybe a head shot? All the best of luck to you, you are beautiful! (Also working with better photographer will help!)

Sep 08 13 06:23 am Link