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Photographer
Trialsinner
Posts: 151
Somerville, Massachusetts, US


Hi.  I feel like my portfolio is presently a little all over the place.

Any ideas for creating a more uniform image? Or do you like that it's so varied?

Where do you see my strengths and weaknesses?

Thanks!
Nov 14 12 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DEP E510
Posts: 1,535
Miramar, Florida, US


Trialsinner wrote:
Hi.  I feel like my portfolio is presently a little all over the place.

Any ideas for creating a more uniform image? Or do you like that it's so varied?

Where do you see my strengths and weaknesses?

Thanks!

Your port is amazingly creative. You have one of the most interesting ports I have seen on this site.

Your composition, your choice of models, and your use of props is inspirational.

I don't think anyone who could criticize your port would have anything in their port anywhere near as interesting as yours.

Your work shows great imagination, skill, and design ability.

Very impressive.

Nov 14 12 09:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Trialsinner
Posts: 151
Somerville, Massachusetts, US


DEP E510 wrote:

Your port is amazingly creative. You have one of the most interesting ports I have seen on this site.

Your composition, your choice of models, and your use of props is inspirational.

I don't think anyone who could criticize your port would have anything in their port anywhere near as interesting as yours.

Your work shows great imagination, skill, and design ability.

Very impressive.

Haha wow thanks! Quite the review. If you were curating my port, how would you change it?

Nov 14 12 10:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DEP E510
Posts: 1,535
Miramar, Florida, US


Trialsinner wrote:

Haha wow thanks! Quite the review. If you were curating my port, how would you change it?

I think you have done a great job on your work-- and port already.

If there is a weakness in it-- I haven't seen it.

The one thing I would do is to make sure you put your work on sites where you can sell prints and get paid.

Your work really should be for sale, and on display in galleries.

Very impressive body of work.

Nov 14 12 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ken Marcus Studios
Posts: 8,456
Los Angeles, California, US


Your use of rope is very good and shows a lot of your knowledge, creativity and sense of humor (especially the shot of your dead computer).

Your photography is good. You have a good sense of composition. You have a good sense of light.

That being said, your compositions sometimes detract from the actual subject matter and especially the ropework. Including too much surrounding areas of the background sometimes works, and sometimes detracts.

I'd also like to see more direction with your models. For the most part they are just looking blankly at the camera or somewhere else. I don't see any connection between the emotions they are experiencing and the situations that they are in.

You are definitely on the right track . . .  Keep up the good work !

KM
Nov 14 12 10:34 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Trialsinner
Posts: 151
Somerville, Massachusetts, US


Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
Your use of rope is very good and shows a lot of your knowledge, creativity and sense of humor (especially the shot of your dead computer).

Your photography is good. You have a good sense of composition. You have a good sense of light.

That being said, your compositions sometimes detract from the actual subject matter and especially the ropework. Including too much surrounding areas of the background sometimes works, and sometimes detracts.

I'd also like to see more direction with your models. For the most part they are just looking blankly at the camera or somewhere else. I don't see any connection between the emotions they are experiencing and the situations that they are in.

You are definitely on the right track . . .  Keep up the good work !

KM

Thanks Ken! I definitely feel the same way as you. Direction is without a doubt my weak point. In the majority of my rope interactions (non photographic), the emotions are very real and it shows, but when I'm shooting models in staged situations, I need to direct a lot more than I do.

In regards to the background, that is a debate I often have with myself.  I love interesting backgrounds, and I sometimes I want to feature them as much as the model, but I completely agree that it can detract focus from the model/rope. I suppose time and experience will solve this one.

I should probably start shooting a lot of practice portraits.

Nov 14 12 10:54 am  Link  Quote 
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