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Miss-Marie-Mayhem
Posts: 65
Oxnard, California, US


I would say I am semi-new to modeling, and would like to improve the craft. I would like a full portfolio critique.

I edit my own photos/retouch (with Photographer's okay) and have had some say it is horrible, some say it is out of date, some say it's amazing. I find myself in agreement with fairly good editing, but your opinion/qritique is welcome and wanted!

If you critique make sure your really doing so correctly!

I know I have a couple of flaws, and would like to know what to work on.

Check out my portfolio, and comment if you wish!

Thanks! smile
Nov 02 12 06:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Effective Image
Posts: 3,942
Lansing, Michigan, US


Back off on the vignetting!

Just my opinion.
Nov 02 12 07:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Yep, back off on the vignetting.

Work with some photographers who know how to use light. Some of your images are totally blown-out. Others are way too underexposed. These images aren't doing you any favors.

Your expressions in most of your images are unflattering. a few are downright dour.

That shot of you on the pool table... poor lighting and your feet are chopped off.

You need to start marking your nude work as M.

If you critique make sure your really doing so correctly!

Worry less about how people give you feedback and worry more -- a lot more -- about working with better photographers and being pickier about the images you use for your portfolio.

Nov 02 12 07:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JashManuel
Posts: 644
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines


Repeating what's been said. Kill the vignettes.

Your poses somehow feel too posed. Working with other photogs should improve your port.
Nov 02 12 07:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,548
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


To vignette or not to vignette that is not the question
The answerer is not to vignette noticeably, just a subtle amount will do

Think stronger photos and modeling will  go along way to improving your portfolio

Wish you well
Nov 02 12 08:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V Laroche
Posts: 2,746
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


Maybe think about taking an online class on retouching or something? I can't even see the model, only the retouching. It kills everything.
Nov 03 12 05:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Tirado Photography
Posts: 4,225
New York, New York, US


I unfortunately have to place myself among the people who think your editing looks bad/dated. There are plenty of resources on the internet that you could use improve your retouching skill.
Nov 03 12 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brandi Thompson
Posts: 666
Dallas, Texas, US


Agreed with the others. You need some clean, quality shots if you want to do anything seriously.
Nov 03 12 07:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,797
Los Angeles, California, US


I looked through your portfolio and saw you had certainly some adventures: bodypaint and posing with a waterfall backdrop.  The waterfall shot should have been a killer moment, but the angle and expression of your face, and the actual pose doesn't sell the image and if you retouched that, then your participation in that disaster is almost complete.

You need to study your angles-what angles you look best from. Although there is a market for nude models, your portfolio doesn't represent you well. I would advise that you get ride of them soon and replace them with something that will attract paying clients, presuming you can tell what photographers will bring out your best looks, etc.

Your retouching skills are woeful at present.  It may be that the photos could not be radically improved but you don't seem to have a good retoucher's gift for balancing colours, for tonality, and I think for the future you should endeavour to find photograhers who can deliver great images to you.

Good luck.
Nov 03 12 07:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


To tell you the truth, I feel no interest in even opening a thumb nail in your port as all the pics look so flawed from the photography stand point and so heavily retouched from your stand point (trying to save the photographer I guess).  I also don't see a clean pic of your face to see what you really look like and you have no joy in your face in any photo.
Nov 04 12 08:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E M E R S O N
Posts: 1,004
Tucson, Arizona, US


+1 with everything everyone else has said, especially about marking your nudes M.
Nov 05 12 03:14 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Miss-Marie-Mayhem
Posts: 65
Oxnard, California, US


Anyone else?
Nov 08 12 06:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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