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Photographer
Lovely Day Media
Posts: 4,067
Vineland, New Jersey, US


Based solely on my portfolio on here, would you shoot TF with me, pay me or want me to pay you?  If you want me to pay you, what do you think I should improve?

  Inquiring minds want to know.
Nov 12 12 05:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tracii Taylor
Posts: 2,176
Bordentown, New Jersey, US


Pay me.  I'll leave the advice to photographers.  I'm not going to pretend I know what's going on on the other side of the camera.
Nov 13 12 06:39 am  Link  Quote 
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Tiffiney C
Posts: 569
Los Angeles, California, US


Pay me. There's some things that you need to work on. You mainly use natural light, but the images are dark. Try using a different ISO. Also, you should experiment more with the angles you shoot at to get a better shot. Good luck smile
Nov 14 12 06:41 am  Link  Quote 
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Brightonn
Posts: 234
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


I would say pay me, I see a lot of lifestyle-commercial and fitness and you have a few solid commercial shots, but even then they don't pop with a bit of post-processing they need.  The spinning effect in one of the shots is a serious weakpoint.  It looks gimmicky, and doesn't really obscure just the right things in this shot, or show just the important elements.

I certainly wouldn't mind if you asked to see my lifestyle portfolio, though.
Nov 14 12 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,776
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


If you'd inquire about a shoot I'd send rates, as I wouldn't feel confident that I'd get something for my portfolio out of a shoot based on your images here. They're unmemorable mostly and lack visual interest for my tastes.
Nov 14 12 11:24 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Affinity Finch
Posts: 652
Bodmin, England, United Kingdom


I'd probably ask you to pay me .smile
Nov 14 12 11:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lovely Day Media
Posts: 4,067
Vineland, New Jersey, US


Tiffiney C wrote:
Pay me. There's some things that you need to work on. You mainly use natural light, but the images are dark. Try using a different ISO. Also, you should experiment more with the angles you shoot at to get a better shot. Good luck smile

Can you point out an image you think is dark, please?

Nov 14 12 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cynthia Serrano
Posts: 12,466
Newark, New Jersey, US


I would send rates your avi is your best shot but I do not see anything in your port that would benefit me to trade with you
Nov 14 12 01:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alicia Hansen
Posts: 1,744
Durango, Colorado, US


I do not believe at this time that you could give me anything beneficial to my portfolio, so I'd send over my rates.
Nov 14 12 02:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ARTAPERTURA
Posts: 44
Miami, Florida, US


Tiffiney C wrote:
Pay me. There's some things that you need to work on. You mainly use natural light, but the images are dark. Try using a different ISO. Also, you should experiment more with the angles you shoot at to get a better shot. Good luck smile

Lol. For the whole year! You got the job. ;-)

Nov 14 12 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Lovely Day Media wrote:
Inquiring minds want to know.

Do you want portfolio feedback from models only or is this thread open to feedback from photographers?

Nov 15 12 05:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Signature Image
Posts: 12,055
Gorham, Maine, US


I do not comment on a photographer's work. However, I would suggest this: your bio is too long, too wordy and too negative in places.

Shorten it up and keep it positive.
Nov 15 12 05:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lovely Day Media
Posts: 4,067
Vineland, New Jersey, US


Orca Bay Images wrote:
Do you want portfolio feedback from models only or is this thread open to feedback from photographers?

Feedback from everyone is welcome, especially if it's on topic, helpful on one level or another and/or well thought out.

Nov 15 12 05:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121031/00/5090d2390125a_m.jpg
You shot near high-noon (worst possible time of day to shoot in direct sun) and you didn't soften the light. This needed some sort of sunswatter or shade and even then some post work. Every flaw in the skin is emphasized and the shadows are too harsh. No postprocessing for an image that needs it desperately.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121031/00/5090d07c7bc99_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121002/21/506bc44bb330a_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120817/01/502dfd6452723_m.jpg
Cut off at the knees and two cut off at the hands as well.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121031/00/5090ccfd90e04_m.jpg
Poor lighting, messy background and, worst, you cut off the hands and the action they're obviously performing. This could have been a semi-useful editorial, but without the cutting of the bell peppers, it's not.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120616/00/4fdc387cc2901_m.jpg
Terribly gimmicky. A technique that won't serve any model's portfolio well.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111207/22/4ee059230265a_m.jpg
Would've been a good shot (very nice expression on that pretty model) except this is Finger City. Avoid facing the hands flat to the camera. Bring them in toward the model so they're exposed more on-edge. And drop her left elbow and have the left hand's fingers pointing up like the right hand.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111207/22/4ee059f07f6ad_m.jpg
By far, your most flattering job of lighting. She figures a bit too small in the image, IMO, but this is otherwise pretty great. Crop it tighter to her with the church in the background and this is a definite keeper for the model.
Nov 15 12 06:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lovely Day Media
Posts: 4,067
Vineland, New Jersey, US


Orca Bay Images wrote:

Thank you.  These are points to ponder on many different levels.

Nov 15 12 07:29 am  Link  Quote 
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