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Model
Brandy Alexandrea
Posts: 8
Barrie, Ontario, Canada


Im a new model and would like to have some critique on my portfolio, comments will be returned wink
Oct 11 12 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Garry k
Posts: 26,950
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


You are Cute

but your photos look quite amatuerish

what are your goals with respect to modelling ?
Oct 11 12 10:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Brandy Alexandrea
Posts: 8
Barrie, Ontario, Canada


Thank you and I actually just started this 3 months ago so i'm trying to find my look still, any suggestions ?
Oct 11 12 10:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Garry k
Posts: 26,950
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Brandy Alexandrea wrote:
Thank you and I actually just started this 3 months ago so i'm trying to find my look still, any suggestions ?

two suggestions

Keep your Hair under control

FInd better Photographers

Oct 11 12 10:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
E H
Posts: 585
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Brandy Alexandrea wrote:
Thank you and I actually just started this 3 months ago so i'm trying to find my look still, any suggestions ?

Be yourself,,,work with as many photographers you can and you should   learn what makes a good image. All the best.

Oct 11 12 10:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Brandy Alexandrea
Posts: 8
Barrie, Ontario, Canada


E H wrote:

Be yourself,,,work with as many photographers you can and you should   learn what makes a good image. All the best.

Thanks for the advice, im excited to start my journey baby steps lol !

Oct 11 12 11:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Effective Image
Posts: 3,942
Lansing, Michigan, US


How to tell a good 'model' image in one step.

If there is 'stuff' in the image that gets more attention than the model, it's not a good 'model' image.

For example, in the shot of you with the car... folks are going to be looking at the car's wheel more than you. Besides, the lighting is terrible for you (looks like bright sunlight in your face), but okay for the wheel. Obviously, the wheel is what the photographer wanted to show.
Oct 12 12 02:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Shirley Zhong
Posts: 2,156
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Get a good headshot, a good headshot goes a long way.
Be selective with who you shoot with, shoot with photographers who are able to add value and improve your portfolio.
Oct 12 12 02:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Brandy Alexandrea wrote:
Thank you and I actually just started this 3 months ago so i'm trying to find my look still, any suggestions ?

Like others have said:
- Learn what makes a good image

- Work with better photographers

- Start with a good headshot (even if you have to pay for a good photographer and hairstylist/makeup artist)

Also:
- Work on your range of expressions That's a biggie. Your port will get boring real fast if you have the same stoic expression in every shot. Show some personality.

And a few other comments:
- You're 5'4". Fashion might not be in the stars for you.

- Your selected genres include Erotic, but your profile indicates a reticence for some nudity, a willingness to do some nudity, but No to Nudes. My guess is you're not ready to do nude work at all at this point. It's okay to take that off the table until you're sure.

- Consider that your escort requirement will reduce the number of photographers who will work with you. If you're paranoid for your safety and don't trust photographers, ask if you can be involved with multi-model shoots or shoots with hair/makeup specialists where you won't be alone.

Oct 12 12 03:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sospix
Posts: 21,227
Orlando, Florida, US


I think you should come to Florida  .  .  .  immediately  .  .  .  wink

SOS
Oct 12 12 09:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,559
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


You have to define your goals, then figure what it will take to achieve your goals

The way I look at a models portfolio is the photographs are advertisement saying hire me, hire me, see me I’m so beautiful.

So your job is to find out what makes a great photograph and what you have to do to create one.

One way is to buy a photographers book on model posing, this will help you figure out some poses, plus give you some inside on photography technique


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121011/23/5077b39584906_m.jpg
Models pose are the fingers long or hidden behind the arms?
Are the eyes bright and in sharp focus?
Watch out for distracting wrinkled backgrounds

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121009/08/507446137bbb4_m.jpg
Models legs will look their longest when extended
Eyes dark
Extend you fingers
Busy pillow, a solid dark color would be less distracting


Wish you great success!
Oct 12 12 09:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


I agree with the previous poster who suggested getting a good headshot. I recommend a nice headshot that is on a simple, uncluttered background and a full body with you in some sort of form-fitting clothing, like skinny jeans and a tank -- again, on a simple backdrop.
Oct 12 12 06:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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