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Model
Gidgette
Posts: 8
Altoona, Pennsylvania, US


Hey all! I am wanting to get back into being in front of the lens. My youngest son is now old enough for me to go away and actually have the time to shoot. I'd love to hear feedback and ways I can improve for all my upcoming shoots. So, anything to add about my current photos and how I can improve is appreciated! Any photos you think I should remove, best/worst, etc.

I had a hard time choosing the "best" ones I had. I find it enlightening to hear opinions from my peers... Also, my hair has changed many times over the years and I'm ready for another change. Right now its long, dark, and about to the middle of my back. Soo thanks for taking the time to read and help out.
Thanks smile
Oct 27 12 08:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael McGowan
Posts: 3,543
Tucson, Arizona, US


Do you mean in front of the lens ... that is, being a model? Or behind the lens ... being the photographer?
Oct 27 12 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mac13
Posts: 90
Frederick, Maryland, US


Best photo
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/10/50897b385a2f8_m.jpg
Even though it is just a profile shot it is one of your strongest, and most commercial. The rest of your photographs don't make sense. Such as
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/11/50897e3f41d64_m.jpg
bad lighting. This might have worked in bw but why is she pouring water from a glass? The thing about this photo is your model looks to be also wondering why she is posing that way. What I do is I try to give a back story to the models so that they understand what is being shot and so that they can also envision what I am trying to shoot. Sometimes this works and sometimes I have to chuck it but 9/10 it works out just great.
Oct 27 12 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Gidgette
Posts: 8
Altoona, Pennsylvania, US


Oh dear lol... Yes! I meant as a model..sorry for the confusion
Oct 27 12 09:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,404
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121027/20/508caa42bac93_m.jpg
Many of your photos suffer from a busy background
The idea is to limit distractions so the viewer only sees you
This pose is making your neck appear short, raise chin, lower shoulder toward camera
Try to keep all of your fingers in the photo when possible

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121027/19/508c9eb319ccb_m.jpg
If you show me your knees, then please include your feet
Models right arm lacks pose, bend elbow, move it away from body so form of mid section stands out
Best when hips are on angle to camera

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121027/11/508c25aabd00b_m.jpg
You have lost your neck
Lower shoulders
Missing hands

Wish you well
Oct 28 12 07:51 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Gidgette
Posts: 8
Altoona, Pennsylvania, US


Is it possible for me to control what the photographer crops out while taking the photos of me? I do agree to be more aware of elongating my neck! Definitely will be more conscious of that. Thanks!
Oct 28 12 10:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,404
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Gidgette wrote:
Is it possible for me to control what the photographer crops out while taking the photos of me? I do agree to be more aware of elongating my neck! Definitely will be more conscious of that. Thanks!

You are in control of which photos get posted on your web page by your selection process, you are now armed with knowledge and may chose to do with it what you wish

Oct 28 12 01:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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