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Model
Shauni Mary Jane
Posts: 986
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, US


Got some more images back from working with Billy Monday #7980. I was wondering if I should add any. I already have a couple, but I am actually quite fond of these as well.

Let me know what you think, I will give your port a glance and comment on my favorite image.

http://imgur.com/R9fbT 18+

http://imgur.com/plalN 18+

http://imgur.com/jDZi3 18+
Nov 04 12 06:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
toesup
Posts: 1,034
Templeton, California, US


I prefer #1..
Love the colors and your figure in with all the natural features..

Not keen on #2 and #3..
#2 your thigh looks distorted where you are against the rock..
#3 the pose looks 'stiff' and un natural
Nov 04 12 06:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AWHill Photography
Posts: 151
New York, New York, US


The first shot is the best one. The colors and the mystical nature of the water work great with your pose. It is really beautiful. I would like the third one more if your shoulders were slightly down and your hair was not covering your neck - other then that they are really well done.
Nov 04 12 06:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
jkcphotography
Posts: 50
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


#1 is your best shot. As much as I love B&W I think your pose just misses it, perhaps your shoulders as someone else said

Keep up the good work, you look is evolving and you are going some great work.
Nov 04 12 06:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Red Baron Photography
Posts: 319
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


1st one please:)
Nov 04 12 06:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
dgold
Posts: 10,273
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US


I am liking #1 and #2...
Add both!
Nov 04 12 06:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
terrysphotocountry
Posts: 4,094
Rochester, New York, US


#1
Nov 04 12 07:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Aperture Studio
Posts: 95
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


#1
Nov 04 12 07:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gippingvalleyphotograph
Posts: 41
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom


The first is best and most interesting. Love the movement and the fact that the models nudity is not "in your face", but rather arty and appealing.

No 2 does not have the same punch, No 3 (sorry) the model looks as is she is freezing.
Nov 04 12 07:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J Welborn
Posts: 2,552
Clarksville, Tennessee, US


They are all nice but number one is the best by far smile
Nov 04 12 07:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PhotoDynamics
Posts: 55
Martinsburg, West Virginia, US


I like #1 first, #2 second !!
Nov 04 12 07:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L2Photography net
Posts: 2,526
University City, Missouri, US


Yes to 1
Nov 04 12 07:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Klassic Photo
Posts: 1,308
Golden Valley, Arizona, US


#1  absolutely
Nov 04 12 07:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MKPhoto
Posts: 5,665
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Seems MM has spoken wink ..and one more vote for #1
Nov 04 12 08:04 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Bengali
Posts: 45
Amsterdam, New York, US


seems you've already decided on #1 but it gets my vote also.
Nov 04 12 08:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan OMell
Posts: 1,335
Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia


#1
Nov 04 12 08:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David D Photography
Posts: 230
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I like #1 the best. Very nicely done!
Nov 04 12 08:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eclectic
Posts: 281
Toledo, Ohio, US


I freaking love number 1!!!
Nov 04 12 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Don Garrett
Posts: 4,360
Escondido, California, US


OK, I'm going against the grain here, not because it is my nature, (which it is), but because #1 displays one of my pet peeves - running water that is blurred because of a slow shutter speed. I also think the colors are a bit too saturated and unnatural, and the composition is not to my liking, (I haven't exactly figured that one out yet).
  I favor #2. I like the position of the subject crossing what would otherwise be a boring, horizontal composition. I also like the light on the subject, just the right amount, in my opinion.
-Don
Nov 04 12 08:28 am  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
MainePaintah
Posts: 1,738
Saco, Maine, US


I really love #1, and I really like #3.
So I would add both!

Great job, nicely done, kudos to all involved!

Wished you lived closer, I have been dying to paint an outdoor nude, either in a stream or in a pond!
Nov 04 12 08:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sharfman Photography
Posts: 213
Purcell, Oklahoma, US


#1 and #3
Nov 04 12 08:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Personally, I think #2 is over-processed and not flattering to your hips. #3 is also not a flattering pose.

And while #1 is the most sound image overall, it's more about the technique of the photographer than it is any representation of you as a model.

We see the slow shutter speed technique on the water and highly saturated colors and it would make a good image for a photographer's portfolio. But it isn't an upgrade to a model's portfolio where the images should be about you.

So, for different reasons, I wouldn't add any of them.
Nov 04 12 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TS Imagery
Posts: 65
Allen, Texas, US


Number 1.  Much more vibrant.  More art than the other two.  Thanks for sharing.
Nov 04 12 08:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Black Dog Studios RI
Posts: 279
Providence, Rhode Island, US


Michael Pandolfo wrote:
Personally, I think #2 is over-processed and not flattering to your hips. #3 is also not a flattering pose.

And while #1 is the most sound image overall, it's more about the technique of the photographer than it is any representation of you as a model.

We see the slow shutter speed technique on the water and highly saturated colors and it would make a good image for a photographer's portfolio. But it isn't an upgrade to a model's portfolio where the images should be about you.

So, for different reasons, I wouldn't add any of them.

+1

Nov 04 12 08:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FJR Photography
Posts: 6,619
Pekin, Indiana, US


# 1 for sure.
Nov 04 12 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Light and Lens Studio
Posts: 1,363
Sisters, Oregon, US


toesup wrote:
I prefer #1..
Love the colors and your figure in with all the natural features..

Not keen on #2 and #3..
#2 your thigh looks distorted where you are against the rock..
#3 the pose looks 'stiff' and un natural

+1

And, the backgrounds are distracting in #2 and #3

Nov 04 12 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Managing Light
Posts: 1,902
Salem, Virginia, US


I prefer #1 as well, but I would consider cropping a bit off the top and maybe a bit of the right side too.
Nov 04 12 09:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The F-Stop
Posts: 1,491
New York, New York, US


1 or 2..

both are very nicely done.
Nov 04 12 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
E H
Posts: 645
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Don Garrett wrote:
OK, I'm going against the grain here, not because it is my nature, (which it is), but because #1 displays one of my pet peeves - running water that is blurred because of a slow shutter speed. I also think the colors are a bit too saturated and unnatural, and the composition is not to my liking, (I haven't exactly figured that one out yet).
  I favor #2, it is solid. I like the position of the subject crossing what would otherwise be a boring, horizontal composition. I also like the light on the subject, just the right amount, in my opinion.
-Don

I have to agree with Don,,, and blows my mind why so many photographers voted 1.
  I have to agree the slow shutter speed could be done better but the thing at blows be away is that the photograph is for a model port. It is done to benefit her and,,, well,,, few things:(1) your face is covered, (2) pet peeve you are unsexed,(3) and my biggest pet peeve you are photographed dead.... (4) the photograph shows the landscape not you... hmm  etc. etc.   Just makes me,,,, well, just sad...
Images you need will/and should benefit you. You need to work with photographers who do benefit you and understand how and why the image benefits you... This image does not benefit you....

My 2 cents

Nov 04 12 12:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Digital Hands
Posts: 928
Milton, Ontario, Canada


I'd choose number 1.  You are sort of blending with the leaves on the rock.  The pose is lovely and sweet.
Nov 04 12 12:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BanzaiStudios
Posts: 17
Evansville, Indiana, US


Yes.  #1 is definitely the most interesting and balanced.

Thanks for sharing.
Nov 04 12 12:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DanaBarrett Photography
Posts: 1,030
Franklin, Tennessee, US


I agree with the masses 1
Nov 04 12 12:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


The first photo is OK- but wouldn;t use it as an avatar

2nd photo- dont like how your right leg looks and the exposure is off

3rd odd pose looks like you aren't relaxed- shoulders hunched
Nov 04 12 07:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Shauni Mary Jane
Posts: 986
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, US


Thank you all for the feedback. I really appreciate your time, and the thought you put into your replies. I chose to put the first image into my portfolio.

Some have replied that the image is not beneficial for me because it does not show me off as a model. I am an art model, so this does not concern me. I am in it for the art, and occasionally make good money posing nude. I won't be successful in any other genre due to my stats and look. Bill and I collaborated and made artwork that I am very, very happy with, not just meaningless images that "show me off" as a model. It is in no way his fault for not making me the "main subject", or "showing me of", this was a mutual agreement to create wonderful artwork.

Sometimes MM really confuses and disappoints me. Isn't a model there to help complete the image, bring it together, and make it work? I don't see why I shouldn't use an image that would be beneficial to a photographers portfolio as well? Wouldn't that show that I work and take direction well, and can mold into what the photographer has in mind?

Sorry for the rant, but I felt the need to get this out of the way and feel better for getting it out.
Nov 04 12 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Camerosity
Posts: 5,300
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Merry Jane wrote:
Thank you all for the feedback. I really appreciate your time, and the thought you put into your replies. I chose to put the first image into my portfolio.

Some have replied that the image is not beneficial for me because it does not show me off as a model. I am an art model, so this does not concern me. I am in it for the art, and occasionally make good money posing nude. I won't be successful in any other genre due to my stats and look. Bill and I collaborated and made artwork that I am very, very happy with, not just meaningless images that "show me off" as a model. It is in no way his fault for not making me the "main subject", or "showing me of", this was a mutual agreement to create wonderful artwork.

Sometimes MM really confuses and disappoints me. Isn't a model there to help complete the image, bring it together, and make it work? I don't see why I shouldn't use an image that would be beneficial to a photographers portfolio as well? Wouldn't that show that I work and take direction well, and can mold into what the photographer has in mind?

Sorry for the rant, but I felt the need to get this out of the way and feel better for getting it out.

+1

Yes, and it can work both ways. Not all models see it that way.

I'd use the first image for sure. The second one is a distant second to the first one.

Nov 04 12 09:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James Barry
Posts: 681
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I really like #1
Nov 04 12 09:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
E H
Posts: 645
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Merry Jane wrote:
Thank you all for the feedback. I really appreciate your time, and the thought you put into your replies. I chose to put the first image into my portfolio.

Some have replied that the image is not beneficial for me because it does not show me off as a model. I am an art model, so this does not concern me. I am in it for the art, and occasionally make good money posing nude. I won't be successful in any other genre due to my stats and look. Bill and I collaborated and made artwork that I am very, very happy with, not just meaningless images that "show me off" as a model. It is in no way his fault for not making me the "main subject", or "showing me of", this was a mutual agreement to create wonderful artwork.

Sometimes MM really confuses and disappoints me. Isn't a model there to help complete the image, bring it together, and make it work? I don't see why I shouldn't use an image that would be beneficial to a photographers portfolio as well? Wouldn't that show that I work and take direction well, and can mold into what the photographer has in mind?

Sorry for the rant, but I felt the need to get this out of the way and feel better for getting it out.

If you both are happy with the work then I am happy for you,,, you aked if you should add these I was just giving my 2 cents,,, that's all. As for the benefical??? You are the model trying to work so you need images that show you as a model,,, to inspire more and other photographer to use you not someone else. It is like sending your model friend's port to a job you want...We don't go to Moxie's and ordering a Big Mac, kinda thing. Why can't the photographer use an image that benefits you and him in, his or her port.  Makes a win win that's all I was saying.
  If your happy with your work, that is the main thing, enjoy what you do...

Nov 05 12 04:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Waldemar Zagorski
Posts: 584
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


toesup wrote:
I prefer #1..
Love the colors and your figure in with all the natural features..

Not keen on #2 and #3..
#2 your thigh looks distorted where you are against the rock..
#3 the pose looks 'stiff' and un natural

Same here.

Cheers,

WZ

Nov 05 12 04:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brett Hunt
Posts: 1,805
Washington Court House, Ohio, US


toesup wrote:
I prefer #1..
Love the colors and your figure in with all the natural features..

Not keen on #2 and #3..
#2 your thigh looks distorted where you are against the rock..
#3 the pose looks 'stiff' and un natural

pretty much my thoughts but I like 3 too

Nov 05 12 04:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Steven A Thompson
Posts: 549
Los Angeles, California, US


+1 for #1
Nov 05 12 05:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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