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Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Lakin S wrote:
Hola!
I need some help choosing the worst of the top 3 rows, plz & ty.
Nov 05 12 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ariel Yu
Posts: 42
Los Angeles, California, US


I would like some advice please smile
Nov 05 12 10:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Krukis
Posts: 36
London, England, United Kingdom


thanks :-)
Nov 06 12 04:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,499
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


me please
Nov 06 12 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Ariel Yu wrote:
I would like some advice please smile

Greetings Ariel, thanks for stopping by. As a relative newbie to MM, I see you got a nice start, you project great look, the photography is decent and your port is still compact and manageable. Do I think it can be improve? I think so.

While your figure looks great, your pose and expression are contrived. Furthermore the pose is too similare to the image to its left (at the pier). So I propose deletig it, or at least separate the two images
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121103/16/5095aa2760577_m.jpg

Also you should get rid of this image for two reasons. It is a composite/collage and is against rule [3] spelled out in my guidelines on page 1. Furthermore I am not a fan of your expressions in either image.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121008/14/50734b8ac79c7_m.jpg

One of my favorites is this one for yor captivating pose, expression and it shows well your beautiful face and figure.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120831/17/50415b1455e5b_m.jpg

I also love this one for the artistic rendering
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121105/18/509871392f0e3_m.jpg

Nov 06 12 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Sendu wrote:
me please

Greetings Sendu. Thanks for running the Model Mayhem Forum Search - a very useful tool smile

You seem a very experienced and talented photographer, and you know how to capture your model's beauty in captivating ways. All the images you posted will surely benefit your model's portfolios as well.

As your port does not violate any of the rules spelled out in my guideles on page 1 I will not propose deleting any images but rather will propose how to improve your port. Technically speaking, your images are almost flawless. However, from concept and composition point of view you seemed to have reached a plateau. Your images sort of start looking similar - they are mostly portraits, all done in a studio under similar light. Move on, and experiment. Go on location, photograph some ethnic girls, play with unusual poses, try some crazy makeup, drastically change the light. 99% of your new experiments will be failures, but the 1% will make it worth while.

I will not highlight your weakest as there are none. My favorites however are this one for the makeup and facial beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110319/03/4d848c50efd30_m.jpg

And this B&W portrait which for some unknown reason I find super captivating
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110411/00/4da2ad252e5bb_m.jpg

Nov 06 12 02:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


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Nov 06 12 02:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sendu
Posts: 3,499
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


ikonas wrote:

Greetings Sendu. Thanks for running the Model Mayhem Forum Search - a very useful tool smile

You seem a very experienced and talented photographer, and you know how to capture your model's beauty in captivating ways. All the images you posted will surely benefit your model's portfolios as well.

As your port does not violate any of the rules spelled out in my guideles on page 1 I will not propose deleting any images but rather will propose how to improve your port. Technically speaking, your images are almost flawless. However, from concept and composition point of view you seemed to have reached a plateau. Your images sort of start looking similar - they are mostly portraits, all done in a studio under similar light. Move on, and experiment. Go on location, photograph some ethnic girls, play with unusual poses, try some crazy makeup, drastically change the light. 99% of your new experiments will be failures, but the 1% will make it worth while.

Thanks, great review. I am always trying to do something different, but apparently it is just never different enough.

Nov 07 12 08:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Neko
Posts: 284
Austin, Texas, US


When you get a chance. Please and thanks. :]
Nov 07 12 08:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zachary Carpenter
Posts: 129
Trussville, Alabama, US


When you get the time, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Nov 07 12 08:39 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ashley Canright
Posts: 45
Houston, Texas, US


Hello there!

I am game big_smile Find my worst image, I'm excited!
Nov 07 12 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Morgan Ladhar
Posts: 46
Portland, Oregon, US


Me me me!

Thanks in advance :-)
Nov 07 12 09:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Hey folks, I am getting behind, so please hold your questions for a day or two to give me chance to catch my breath. Apologies to those whom I may have skipped.
Nov 07 12 09:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Neko wrote:
When you get a chance. Please and thanks. :]

Hello Neko,
I see that you've worked with my good friend, and a super talented photog Paul Lara, so you get a brownie for that from the start smile

So the first image I recommend to remove is this one for couple of reasons. While a sexy image, it is a variant, and your thighs look much heavier than the rest of your port presents.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/11/505a0ae3c1ed4_m.jpg

You posted three variations of this series, so at least remove this one
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120707/23/4ff92c074baa6_m.jpg

Your best image is Paul Lara's image below, however you should remove its sister image. Even though you got 20 comment on the variant, it dilutes the effect of the best image and at the same drains comments from it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090401/18/49d4101bacc7a_m.jpg

Nov 07 12 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Ashley Canright wrote:
Hello there!

I am game big_smile Find my worst image, I'm excited!

Greetings Ashley, your port is brief and sweet. I propose removing just one image, the one below. Unlike your other images, it seems like a snapshot with no unique light, concept, or location. Just a cute image fit to post on your facebook, but not here.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/23/509a1144da316_m.jpg

My favorite is this B&W portrait for its unique light, great styling and your beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/23/509a11dade0a1_m.jpg

Nov 07 12 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tiffiney C
Posts: 569
Los Angeles, California, US


I'll play
Nov 07 12 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lucy Breeze
Posts: 49
Markham, Ontario, Canada


I'd love to hear what you think~
Nov 07 12 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DANAE
Posts: 208
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico


Please let me know !
Nov 07 12 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
BeBe Reaves
Posts: 27
Memphis, Tennessee, US


Still going?
Nov 07 12 06:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ashley Canright
Posts: 45
Houston, Texas, US


ikonas wrote:

Greetings Ashley, your port is brief and sweet. I propose removing just one image, the one below. Unlike your other images, it seems like a snapshot with no unique light, concept, or location. Just a cute image fit to post on your facebook, but not here.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/23/509a1144da316_m.jpg

My favorite is this B&W portrait for its unique light, great styling and your beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/23/509a11dade0a1_m.jpg

Thank you for the feedback! It is greatly appreciated. That photo is now gone big_smile

Nov 07 12 10:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zachary Carpenter
Posts: 129
Trussville, Alabama, US


Was I intentionally skipped?
Nov 07 12 11:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alicia Hansen
Posts: 1,744
Durango, Colorado, US


I think I was skipped as well. :c
Still interested if you have the time.
Nov 08 12 12:30 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Xaedese Storm
Posts: 2
San Pedro, California, US


whats mine?
Nov 08 12 02:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Zachary Carpenter wrote:
Was I intentionally skipped?

Hey Zach, dont worry, I never skip anyone intentionally, including you smile When I get behind in reviews, I strat skipping randomly, and if someone notices, like you did, I go back.

When I review a port, I also read the artist's profile. Your profile is written in third person "Regarded as one of Birmingham's top photographers, Zack Carpenter brings the world of photography and innovation together" I suggest you change it to first person. It is your port, take ownership.

Your images look great, there are no obvious shortcommings that I see often here like variants, collages, or contrived poses. I am almost ready to say keep them all, but if you really want to get rid of one I would say this one as  neither the expression, pose or setting seem too captivating.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121101/03/50924f326fac5_m.jpg

One of my favorites is this bridal  image as the setting is unexpected, I like the white rough wall as background complimenting in color yet contrasting in texture with her white dress
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/19/5080c16c4b6c0_m.jpg

All the best

Nov 08 12 12:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Morgan Ladhar wrote:
Me me me!

Thanks in advance :-)

Wow, you are a tall girl Morgan, lucky you smile Your port is put together quite well - it is compact, yet diverse, and it has a professional finish to it. There is no image that scream out there to be deleted. If anything, I would recommend removing this one for two reasons - 1. the way the light is, it seems to distort your breasts to an unflattering pointy shape 2. your face beauty is not matching that of the rest of your port.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/5411027

You have beautiful images throughout your port, so I could chose almost any of them as my favorite. Right now I will slect this B&W portrait, just because
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120730/10/5016c79a0bf03_m.jpg

Nov 08 12 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Alicia Hansen wrote:
I think I was skipped as well. :c
Still interested if you have the time.

Greetings Alicia, sorry for skipping you, but dont worry, it was not intentional.  When I get behind in reviews, I start skipping randomly, and if someone protests, like you did, I go back smile

You project a great look in a brief port, which is always a plus. If you read my guidelines on page 1 you will see that I discourage the use of collages - rule [3]. However, in your case you seem to use them quite effectively, as they have a coherent story to tell. Your comment to view ratio on some of your collages is quite good - rule [4]

The exception is this one. The bottom image does not seem to fit - your wardrobe changed and I dont know why. In the future you should avoid a collagee/composites, only post that one image from a series which you see as best. Less is more.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/01/508f92a793793_m.jpg

I see several superb images in your port. I randomly pick this portrait for your expression, styling and great light
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100607/07/4c0cff4bb258b_m.jpg

Nov 08 12 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Neko
Posts: 284
Austin, Texas, US


ikonas wrote:

Hello Neko,
I see that you've worked with my good friend, and a super talented photog Paul Lara, so you get a brownie for that from the start smile

So the first image I recommend to remove is this one for couple of reasons. While a sexy image, it is a variant, and your thighs look much heavier than the rest of your port presents.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/11/505a0ae3c1ed4_m.jpg

You posted three variations of this series, so at least remove this one
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120707/23/4ff92c074baa6_m.jpg

Your best image is Paul Lara's image below, however you should remove its sister image. Even though you got 20 comment on the variant, it dilutes the effect of the best image and at the same drains comments from it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090401/18/49d4101bacc7a_m.jpg

Thanks! :] I absolutely loved working with Paul; he is by far one of my favorite photographers.

I appreciate the advice!

Nov 08 12 02:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Tiffiney C wrote:
I'll play

Happy Friday to you Tiffiney,

You seem an experienced and talented model, and your port shows your beauty in a captivating way. Your port does not "violate" any of the rules spelled out in my guidelines on page 1 with just one exception. This image is a variant (rule [1] - same wardrobe and same setting) so delete it as its sister image is a bit stronger. 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120925/08/5061cac9ce460_m.jpg

I propose also deleting another image, for a completely different reason, not covered in my guidelines. While the photography is decent and so is your expression, your lovely breasts are not portrayed in an appealing manner - they are mis-shaped due to the pose. Your belly is also not showing in a most flattering way. I note you've got plenty of comments on this image, but if you read them, most are not thoughtful comments.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27534013

You have several fantastic images in your port, one of them I recall listing last year
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110707/19/4e1668b622042_m.jpg

Keep up the great work!

Nov 09 12 11:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Black Cat Modeling
Posts: 22
Greenville, South Carolina, US


Me please!
Nov 09 12 11:18 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Tiffiney C
Posts: 569
Los Angeles, California, US


ikonas wrote:

Happy Friday to you Tiffiney,

You seem an experienced and talented model, and your port shows your beauty in a captivating way. Your port does not "violate" any of the rules spelled out in my guidelines on page 1 with just one exception. This image is a variant (rule [1] - same wardrobe and same setting) so delete it as its sister image is a bit stronger. 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120925/08/5061cac9ce460_m.jpg

I propose also deleting another image, for a completely different reason, not covered in my guidelines. While the photography is decent and so is your expression, your lovely breasts are not portrayed in an appealing manner - they are mis-shaped due to the pose. Your belly is also not showing in a most flattering way. I note you've got plenty of comments on this image, but if you read them, most are not thoughtful comments.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27534013

You have several fantastic images in your port, one of them I recall listing last year
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110707/19/4e1668b622042_m.jpg

Keep up the great work!

Thanks smile

Nov 09 12 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Morgan Ladhar
Posts: 46
Portland, Oregon, US


ikonas wrote:

Wow, you are a tall girl Morgan, lucky you smile Your port is put together quite well - it is compact, yet diverse, and it has a professional finish to it. There is no image that scream out there to be deleted. If anything, I would recommend removing this one for two reasons - 1. the way the light is, it seems to distort your breasts to an unflattering pointy shape 2. your face beauty is not matching that of the rest of your port.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/5411027

You have beautiful images throughout your port, so I could chose almost any of them as my favorite. Right now I will slect this B&W portrait, just because
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120730/10/5016c79a0bf03_m.jpg

Thanks so much, Julius! I can't believe you have the energy to do this for each of us. I really appreciate it :-)

Nov 09 12 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kaley King
Posts: 1,027
Jefferson City, Missouri, US


Stick it to me : )
Nov 09 12 01:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Earth Bound Art
Posts: 1,313
Lake Wylie, South Carolina, US


Sure.
Nov 09 12 01:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Black Cat Modeling wrote:
Me please!

Please read the guideline spelled out on page 1 of this forum, reorganize your port accordingly, paying extra attention to rule [1], and then come back

Nov 09 12 02:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Morgan Ladhar wrote:

Thanks so much, Julius! I can't believe you have the energy to do this for each of us. I really appreciate it :-)

Its kind comments like yours that keep me going smile

Nov 09 12 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LittleWhiteRabbit Photo
Posts: 134
Columbus, Ohio, US


You are really a gracious and insightful critic - I enjoyed reading this thread.

If you would look at my page I could use feedback - most of these are from group shoots where I had to do my best in a short timeframe.  I need to transition to working w/models on my own but these are at least a start...

Thanks! Debra
Nov 09 12 03:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dave Luyando
Posts: 22
Spring, Texas, US


I have a feeling you could be a big help to me.  Please if you have the chance.
Nov 09 12 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alicia Hansen
Posts: 1,744
Durango, Colorado, US


ikonas wrote:

Greetings Alicia, sorry for skipping you, but dont worry, it was not intentional.  When I get behind in reviews, I start skipping randomly, and if someone protests, like you did, I go back smile

You project a great look in a brief port, which is always a plus. If you read my guidelines on page 1 you will see that I discourage the use of collages - rule [3]. However, in your case you seem to use them quite effectively, as they have a coherent story to tell. Your comment to view ratio on some of your collages is quite good - rule [4]

The exception is this one. The bottom image does not seem to fit - your wardrobe changed and I dont know why. In the future you should avoid a collagee/composites, only post that one image from a series which you see as best. Less is more.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/01/508f92a793793_m.jpg

I see several superb images in your port. I randomly pick this portrait for your expression, styling and great light
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100607/07/4c0cff4bb258b_m.jpg

Thank you, love.
I definitely appreciate the feedback!
c:

Nov 09 12 05:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Leela Murray
Posts: 145
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


Would love your input... (:
Nov 09 12 10:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ikonas Boston
Posts: 662
Boston, Massachusetts, US


La Lana  wrote:
Stick it to me : )

Hmmm, how can any man resist such a request ? I do promise though I will be gentle smile

seriously now. I love your top two rows, as your wardrobe, styling, makeup and poses are great as well as is the photography.

I suggest deleting two of the following as your face is distorted in both, and neither projects interesting expression.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121024/08/50880f0ba0bfe_m.jpg

Additionally the pose here is vitually the same as the image to the right.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120810/09/502530ab6fb23_m.jpg

I love this image for the wardrobe and ornaments
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/08/508fef02ca1d8_m.jpg

And the tight fitting latex dress here is just perfect to show off your sexy curves.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120730/19/50173dcd8fce9_m.jpg

Nov 10 12 07:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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