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Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


I enjoy modeling and am realistic in my aspirations. I know I fall into the plus category (on the short side according to the Model 101 link- 5'8) and will likely never be able to make this a profession. On that note any critique would be greatly appreciated. I would love to improve to the best of my abilities.
Nov 06 12 09:20 am  Link  Quote 
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Gabby57
Posts: 366
Coppell, Texas, US


Unlike the vast majority of profiles I've looked at so far, you've got plenty of nice headshots.  A photographer seeking a specific "look" will be able to see exactly what you look like, well done!

Now a variety of outfits and angles showing off the rest of you is in order.  Good luck, and always remember, free advice is worth precisely what you pay for it!
Nov 06 12 11:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


Gabby57 wrote:
Unlike the vast majority of profiles I've looked at so far, you've got plenty of nice headshots.  A photographer seeking a specific "look" will be able to see exactly what you look like, well done!

Now a variety of outfits and angles showing off the rest of you is in order.  Good luck, and always remember, free advice is worth precisely what you pay for it!

Thank you very much, I will take your comments into consideration and I appreciate you taking the time to look at my port.

Nov 06 12 11:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


Anyone else please? smile
Nov 06 12 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,319
Asheville, North Carolina, US


Cute, fresh, and too many clothes.




At a bit more length: You have a nice variety of expressions with an authenticity to them. It all seems very natural, cute or pretty by turns and a nice, direct and unpretentious connection with the viewer. You're good, my compliments.

Shame about the clothes though...
Nov 07 12 02:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,428
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/22/506e6c6bc7afa_m.jpg
Still my favorite photo of you in your portfolio
Mischievous look

Would love to see a studio style color headshot in your portfolio


Wish you well
Nov 07 12 07:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


Lee_Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/22/506e6c6bc7afa_m.jpg
Still my favorite photo of you in your portfolio
Mischievous look

Would love to see a studio style color headshot in your portfolio


Wish you well

Thanks for your feedback. Could you give me some visual examples of a studio style color headshot?

Nov 07 12 07:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,428
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:

Thanks for your feedback. Could you give me some visual examples of a studio style color headshot?

If you go to my profile there is a list called “ Fantastic Portraits” the first 4 are what I would deem as studio style Portraits. It has to do with the lighting, pose, hair and makeup

Nov 07 12 07:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


Would greatly appreciate more critiques smile
Nov 09 12 10:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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DavidCoward Photography
Posts: 629
Sandy Springs, Georgia, US


Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:
Would greatly appreciate more critiques smile

At the risk of going from "general" to "specific", I think these are your best photos.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121107/09/509a9dbb0e5c3.jpg

I like the lines of your pose. That and the outfit really show off your curves nicely.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/10/50804247bfca9.jpg

This is a beautiful portrait and very intimate. You achieved what a lot of models never do: You are looking THROUGH the camera instead of AT the camera. This creates a sense of intimacy with the viewer.

I think you have a lot to offer. Any decent photographer can work with you to achieve some really beautiful work.

Best of luck!

DCP

Nov 09 12 11:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


DavidCoward Photography wrote:

At the risk of going from "general" to "specific", I think these are your best photos.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121107/09/509a9dbb0e5c3.jpg

I like the lines of your pose. That and the outfit really show off your curves nicely.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/10/50804247bfca9.jpg

This is a beautiful portrait and very intimate. You achieved what a lot of models never do: You are looking THROUGH the camera instead of AT the camera. This creates a sense of intimacy with the viewer.

I think you have a lot to offer. Any decent photographer can work with you to achieve some really beautiful work.

Best of luck!

DCP

Thank you so very much! Any advice for improvement?

Nov 09 12 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
E H
Posts: 529
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Gabby57 wrote:
Unlike the vast majority of profiles I've looked at so far, you've got plenty of nice headshots.  A photographer seeking a specific "look" will be able to see exactly what you look like, well done!

Now a variety of outfits and angles showing off the rest of you is in order.  Good luck, and always remember, free advice is worth precisely what you pay for it!

100% Agree,,, and your body needs to be seen better,, like in a swimsuit or some lingerie,, to show your bodylines.
Be yourself/ have fun and enjoy...

Nov 10 12 12:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DavidCoward Photography
Posts: 629
Sandy Springs, Georgia, US


Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:
Thank you so very much! Any advice for improvement?

Practice, practice, practice. I think the best thing you can do is try to work with quality photographers. Look at the ports of the ones in your area and contact those whose work you like, especially if they've worked well with plus-size models. They're going to know the angles that emphasize your curves, the proper lighting, etc.

Hopefully you'll get to work with people who can give you specific direction ("drop your chin half an inch") versus vague instruction ("try to look sultry"). Don't be afraid to suggest or request to try different types of poses. In almost every picture in your port, you're looking toward the camera. Try some shots where you're looking off to the side, or far away. Some models have one expression. I don't think that will be an issue for you.

Nov 10 12 12:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/22/506e6c6bc7afa_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121016/08/507d7abaf1131_m.jpg
I don't mind being the odd man out in this, but I'm really annoyed by that pursed-lips look. It looks like you're tense and unsure, IMO.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/10/50803f929f1ac_m.jpg
Almost the same thing here. You look very uncomfortable. (And photographer's problem: your hair disappears into the background.)

These, I flat-out love:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/10/508040333987b_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121107/09/509a9dbb0e5c3_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/10/50804247bfca9_m.jpg
All very natural expressions.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/22/506e6d7d8ea8a_m.jpg
And this is adorable. You've gotten some complaints in the past about the angle of the face causing the eyes and eyeglasses to bump together, but IMO that's outweighed by the personality of the shot.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121018/11/508047137209d_m.jpg
I'd like to see this pose and expression reshot in a less cluttered setting.

In general:
You're a pretty girl and when you relax, you're beautiful. But you do tend to tense up and force the expression in some shots.
Nov 10 12 02:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


Orca Bay Images wrote:
In general:
You're a pretty girl and when you relax, you're beautiful. But you do tend to tense up and force the expression in some shots.

Thanks for your feedback, I will keep that in mind and work on being even more relaxed in front of the camera

Nov 10 12 05:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Burn The Bowery
Posts: 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


On other shoots, you'll be selling someone else's products and/or skills. For your portfolio you should certainly lead the creative process with a skilled photographer whom you envy and can collaborate with.

I think some of what you've got here shows your natural beauty, but due to framing or "almost great" wardrobe or "kinda the idea" locations, you come across as an "almost great, kinda the idea of the model I was looking for." Firm it up. You need range, yes, but we need to see you in the quality of photograph we hope to make. Every shot a winner. Four great ones > a dozen okay ones.

Success,
Burn The Bowery
http://www.modelmayhem.com/burnthebowery
Nov 10 12 07:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


Burn The Bowery wrote:
On other shoots, you'll be selling someone else's products and/or skills. For your portfolio you should certainly lead the creative process with a skilled photographer whom you envy and can collaborate with.

I think some of what you've got here shows your natural beauty, but due to framing or "almost great" wardrobe or "kinda the idea" locations, you come across as an "almost great, kinda the idea of the model I was looking for." Firm it up. You need range, yes, but we need to see you in the quality of photograph we hope to make. Every shot a winner. Four great ones > a dozen okay ones.

Success,
Burn The Bowery
http://www.modelmayhem.com/burnthebowery

Thank you for your feedback, any location/wardrobe advice for me?

Nov 14 12 09:35 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,085
Crowley, Texas, US


Give me your best/worst MM, I am here to improve
Nov 15 12 08:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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