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Elizabeth Marxs
Posts: 1,733
Houston, Texas, US


What do you think of this new image?

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/20707637 18+
Dec 15 10 06:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JoshuaDavisPhotography
Posts: 2,429
San Francisco, California, US


Shouldn't go in your portfolio, I think it takes it down. The fold on your torso and the shadow under your eye aren't flattering.
Dec 15 10 07:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wildplum Images
Posts: 15
Fort Worth, Texas, US


You have some beautiful photos in your portfolio.  The photo you have posted here is an attempt to do something artistic.  Some people like that sort of thing.  I don't.  I wouldn't have shot a picture of you that way.
Dec 15 10 07:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SeaSaltStudios
Posts: 125
Stanwell Park, New South Wales, Australia


I can see where you wanted to go with this shot, hard and edgy, but it doesn't work for me. Love your other work!
Dec 15 10 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nyk fury
Posts: 2,918
Port Townsend, Washington, US


honestly? cover up. perhaps an interesting corset instead of a pulled up tank top. or maybe an open jacket, but not too open.
Dec 15 10 07:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alexs Camera
Posts: 186
Mount Holly, New Jersey, US


I like the image, Just a little bit of clean up in photoshop and it will add a nice bit of diversity to your port
Dec 15 10 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chuckarelei
Posts: 9,308
Seattle, Washington, US


xElizabethx wrote:
What do you think of this new image?

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/20707637 18+

You have better photos than that.

Dec 15 10 07:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elizabeth Marxs
Posts: 1,733
Houston, Texas, US


Thank you all, if the photo was retouched differently would it look better?
Dec 15 10 07:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sandra Vixen
Posts: 878
Los Angeles, California, US


I have to disagree with some of the above, I really do like the powerfulness of the overall composition and expression. I think it's one of your better frames.

I would not retouch it, rather make a cropped version of just the head and arms (leave the chest out).

But this is just my opinion, mainly because I sometimes like strong expressions.
Dec 16 10 01:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
R.EYE.R
Posts: 2,784
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


The concept is good and I don't get stuck on technicalities of the photo, but I feel it doesn't really match those you already have in your port.
That would be my opinion, of course.

Best Regards
Dec 16 10 01:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lenny
Posts: 175
Los Angeles, California, US


Dec 16 10 01:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SingingSabre
Posts: 365
Tucson, Arizona, US


As a critique, I think it's a great concept that needs a touch of different executions.

As a model, it shows that you have some artistic chops.  If you don't have something artistic in your port in the same vein, keep it until you get one better.
Dec 16 10 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JoshuaDavisPhotography
Posts: 2,429
San Francisco, California, US


Well I guess I should just stop photography, since I know many of my photos have been done better.

Dec 16 10 07:47 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
btdsgn
Posts: 2,212
Wahiawa, Hawaii, US


There's gritty and theres sloppy... The post work makes you look sloppy. If it were done right, it could be a good image.

I have to say though... You are beautiful.
Dec 16 10 07:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dean Johnson Photo
Posts: 56,398
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


xElizabethx wrote:
Thank you all, if the photo was retouched differently would it look better?

I think the retouching is fine, considering what the intent of the photo is.

Personally I think would be much improved by some cropping, the upper half of the image works better.
And you won't find me recommend cropping out a boob, especially epic boobs such as yours!, but I find the image to be stronger if it were cropped just above your nipple.
But, there are problems with that as well....I think your eye was turned just a bit too far off to the side, the dark part of your eye just blends in with the shadow...

Overall, you have better photos already, but if you heart is set on using this one try it with a crop...

Dec 16 10 07:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Corpibelli
Posts: 37
Stockton, California, US


I disagree; better or worse is in the eye of the photographer, the concept, and the work of the model.

I like the image.  It is intense.  Sure, there are things that could have been done differently and possibly made it better, but, none the less, I think you've done a great job. 

Keep at it.  It only gets better from here.

Dec 16 10 07:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JustPhoto
Posts: 47
Fremont, California, US


Retouching of your exposed breast.. and a little overall cleanup work is required
Dec 16 10 07:58 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Elizabeth Marxs
Posts: 1,733
Houston, Texas, US


Thank you all, and I agree that it can be done a bit better, thats why I will just try again. I wanted to test an idea and the photog agreed. Different styling, better post work, and lighting.. thank you smile
Dec 16 10 08:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KMP
Posts: 4,705
Houston, Texas, US


It's not a great shot.....and in my opinion.. changing how it's been processed won't improve it.. You have better work.

I think if you loved it.. you'd not have asked for opinions.. I say trust your instincts.   smile
Dec 16 10 08:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Philip of Dallas
Posts: 781
Dallas, Texas, US


Although I like the concept and your expression, this composition doesn't work for me. Cropping out the other breast doesn't feel right to me, nor does the post work / coloring. Still, kudo's for artistic experimentation.
Dec 16 10 08:23 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Elizabeth Marxs
Posts: 1,733
Houston, Texas, US


I'm going to redo this shot today. So be on the lookout.
Dec 16 10 08:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gibson Photo Art
Posts: 7,990
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Those look like a completely different style then the image in question.

Dec 16 10 08:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
dgold
Posts: 10,269
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US


...you are far too beautiful for the image posted.
Dec 16 10 08:36 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Elizabeth Marxs
Posts: 1,733
Houston, Texas, US


Gibson Photo Art wrote:

Those look like a completely different style then the image in question.

agreed, but thanks anyway lenny, can't wait to work together next month.

Dec 16 10 08:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gibson Photo Art
Posts: 7,990
Phoenix, Arizona, US


xElizabethx wrote:

agreed, but thanks anyway lenny, can't wait to work together next month.

Well here is my take on it. I like it. It feels gritty and sexy and really does stand out. Not a pretty glamour shot and its so much better because its not. Reminds me of TH work.

Dec 16 10 08:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lucian Schmit
Posts: 401
Vancouver, Washington, US


I think you should keep it and leave it alone.

While some are commenting on the photo and have good suggestions, I am looking at this from a different angle - That is I am looking at a models portfolio, not a photographers portfolio. It's nice to see a photo that has not been photoshopped beyond reality. If a photographer wants to do that in their portfolio, then fine. I want to know what you really look like if I am considering working with you.

This photo make you look very confident and makes me think you would be someone I wanted to work with. You don't seem nervous or self-concious. That may not be the truth, but neither is photoshop smile
Dec 16 10 08:44 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Valya
Posts: 1,265
New York, New York, US


Sandra Vixen wrote:
I have to disagree with some of the above, I really do like the powerfulness of the overall composition and expression. I think it's one of your better frames.

I would not retouch it, rather make a cropped version of just the head and arms (leave the chest out).
But this is just my opinion, mainly because I sometimes like strong expressions.

+1

Dec 16 10 08:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Henri3
Posts: 7,392
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Very unflattering IMO ...... very harsh ..... I'd never make a model look like this

but it that's cool with you..... it's certainly different
Dec 16 10 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
xxMARC LOGAN
Posts: 1
Houston, Texas, US


I'd have to agree that overall, It doesn't flatter you. I know you want to push your diversity and artistic views, but it can be done in a better way.
I would crop and keep just your facial expression. It rocks!

MARC
Dec 17 10 03:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Celluloid Visions
Posts: 1,511
West Yellowstone, Montana, US


Like where you're going but I think it can look edgy without looking so harsh. Also the crop doesn't excite me. I'd either keep both breasts in or crop above them. Just the one and 1/2 looks funny to me. JMO. Can't wait to see the reshoot.
Dec 17 10 03:22 am  Link  Quote 
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