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Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Maybe a new photo or a photo you're just not sure about.


I'm just another young aspiring fashion photographer,
I will give you my own personal opinion on the photo(s)

Open to models, makeup artists and photographers :-)

Feel free to give me feedback as well if you want!
Dec 21 12 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nick Tsianos
Posts: 6
Los Angeles, California, US


Hey! Young photographer here as well. I really like your style. Mine is pretty different, but give me your honest thoughts on this photo I just took
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8217/8291982871_1773e7525e_c.jpg
What do you think about the pose and my color grading? The photo was taken purely to benefit my portfolio and the models. Thanks!
Dec 21 12 11:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ed Devereaux
Posts: 593
Portland, Oregon, US


Sure why not, my ex-wife just called my Animoto video unpolished and immature. I think she was thinking of me when she said it though.

http://www.rosecityphotographer.com/Portfolio/Personal-Favorites/i-bkMDd7f/0/L/bee-5081-edit-L.jpg
Dec 21 12 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Me-L
Posts: 108
New York, New York, US


Just started building a portfolio.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121213/12/50ca3a54574f1_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 12:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


How about these?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121211/14/50c7b59717f29_m.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121121/09/50ad15e6af47d_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Nick Tsianos wrote:
Hey! Young photographer here as well. I really like your style. Mine is pretty different, but give me your honest thoughts on this photo I just took
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8217/8291982871_1773e7525e_c.jpg
What do you think about the pose and my color grading? The photo was taken purely to benefit my portfolio and the models. Thanks!

My impression: this shot is not bad!
After some thought: the focus is great, her skin looks great her make up looks great!
However, I do not like her pose/ or facial expression both look forced and the facial expression looks a bit unflattering to the model! Do you have anymore in this series?
Cropping:I would either crop it tighter or show her full body.

Keep up the good work and best of luck to you!

Dec 21 12 01:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Photog Ed Devereaux wrote:
Sure why not, my ex-wife just called my Animoto video unpolished and immature. I think she was thinking of me when she said it though.

http://www.rosecityphotographer.com/Portfolio/Personal-Favorites/i-bkMDd7f/0/L/bee-5081-edit-L.jpg

First impression: I am partial to black and whites :-)
Great!
After some thought: the lighting is great, very classic Rembrandt. Beautiful model, great pose.
I don't know if its just me or my screen but the retouching on her face seems a bit splotchy??
Also her expression is a bit dead in my opinion.
Cropping: looks fine but perhaps could have included more of her arm and whatever is over her shoulder because it looks as if she has wide shoulders or a hunched back.

Good luck to you! :-)

Dec 21 12 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Starsquid
Posts: 356
s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Two of my latest

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121205/03/50bf370f4a501_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121205/03/50bf369b3a45a_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 02:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Me-L wrote:
Just started building a portfolio.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121213/12/50ca3a54574f1_m.jpg

First impression: looks like a typical beauty shot.
Model is beautiful, make up is good, skin looks good.

With thought: photo looks flat, and a bit dark. Models expression is dead (really need to work on facial expressions). Also I would have really liked to have seen done catch lights in models eyes to bring her expression more to life.
Over all not a huge fan of this photo .

You said you are just starting out in modeling so don't give up and I wish the best of luck to you!

Dec 21 12 02:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Scorr
Posts: 309
London, England, United Kingdom


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121220/09/50d3514c63365_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 02:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Paige Morgan wrote:
How about these?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121211/14/50c7b59717f29_m.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121121/09/50ad15e6af47d_m.jpg

Photo 1: this is easy, love everything about it!
Lighting, editing, colors. Model's pose, expression and hand placement are excellent !
I'm a big fan of your work Paige!

Photo 2: first impression, I hate it!

With thought: ok hate is a strong word!
Model is beautiful, make up is great and expression is great!
Butttt... I really dislike the styling!! The heavy makeup + orange background + white bandage wrap + white t shirt+ black outline around model is just too much for me!

Dec 21 12 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Starsquid wrote:
Two of my latest

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121205/03/50bf370f4a501_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121205/03/50bf369b3a45a_m.jpg

Your work is excellent, you've got a great eye for lighting and great retouching skills.
Less is more definitely works for you!

This is easy: both portraits are gorgeous! Photo 1:lighting is amazing and model's skin looks flawless, his expression isn't exciting and it works for the series because it was intentional. One nit picky thing .. Would have liked to see the tips of his hair+ a but more background, you know?

Photo 2:again I have nothing negative to say,  It's beautiful and I love that his head is turned slightly to the camera and creates this lovely shadow on the right side of his face. Styling is great as always. cropping and angle the photo was taken at is great as well.

Love to see more of your work!

Dec 21 12 03:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Me-L
Posts: 108
New York, New York, US


Rachel Reilly wrote:

First impression: looks like a typical beauty shot.
Model is beautiful, make up is good, skin looks good.

With thought: photo looks flat, and a bit dark. Models expression is dead (really need to work on facial expressions). Also I would have really liked to have seen done catch lights in models eyes to bring her expression more to life.
Over all not a huge fan of this photo .

You said you are just starting out in modeling so don't give up and I wish the best of luck to you!

Thank you so much for the feedback. Facial expressions are something i am struggling with. If you have some tips you don't mind sharing I would greatly appreciate it !!

Dec 21 12 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ed Devereaux
Posts: 593
Portland, Oregon, US


That was fun, how about another.

http://www.rosecityphotographer.com/Portfolio/Personal-Favorites/i-fcGrvJr/1/L/Zoot%20suit-38-Edit-L.jpg
Dec 21 12 03:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kristin Howell
Posts: 101
Morehead, Kentucky, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/09/50d4a39d071e0_m.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/10/50d4a3f29eca5_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Starsquid
Posts: 356
s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Rachel Reilly wrote:
Your work is excellent, you've got a great eye for lighting and great retouching skills.
Less is more definitely works for you!

This is easy: both portraits are gorgeous! Photo 1:lighting is amazing and model's skin looks flawless, his expression isn't exciting and it works for the series because it was intentional. One nit picky thing .. Would have liked to see the tips of his hair+ a but more background, you know?

Photo 2:again I have nothing negative to say,  It's beautiful and I love that his head is turned slightly to the camera and creates this lovely shadow on the right side of his face. Styling is great as always. cropping and angle the photo was taken at is great as well.

Love to see more of your work!

Thanks for the 'critique' wink
Yeah the first one was cropped that way because I wanted to put more focus on the face and the expression so I chose a tighter crop. Our hairstylist did such a great job with the hair, but sometimes you gotta kill your darlings.

Nice that you see the angle, you have an (technical) eye for it!

Dec 21 12 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Me-L wrote:
Thank you so much for the feedback. Facial expressions are something i am struggling with. If you have some tips you don't mind sharing I would greatly appreciate it !!

You definitely have the look/ stats but that is not enough.
I suggest hiring a really great photographer to work with and practicing in the mirror/ look at fashion magazines. But modeling is acting. You must not be afraid to look weird or stupid! If the photographer wants you to be "sad" you literally need t dig down deep and think about something that makes you sad in order for its to portray as believable in the photo. If the photographer wants you to look angry you could actually growl or yell , you know?

Dec 21 12 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Starsquid wrote:

Thanks for the 'critique' wink
Yeah the first one was cropped that way because I wanted to put more focus on the face and the expression so I chose a tighter crop. Our hairstylist did such a great job with the hair, but sometimes you gotta kill your darlings.

Nice that you see the angle, you have an (technical) eye for it!

It seems your work is very pulled together and consistently successful  so I figured the crop was intentional!

Dec 21 12 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Michael Scorr wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121220/09/50d3514c63365_m.jpg

You know how I feel about your work ;-)

This photo you posted is wonderful! I am biased though because I LOVEEEEE contrasty/ moody/ black and whites.

The things that work: her expression, hair, wardrobe, background,lighting (shadows)
I personally wish she was posed differently, I know you were going for a moody look but maybe if the model created more angles w her body?

Dec 21 12 03:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Me-L
Posts: 108
New York, New York, US


Rachel Reilly wrote:

You definitely have the look/ stats but that is not enough.
I suggest hiring a really great photographer to work with and practicing in the mirror/ look at fashion magazines. But modeling is acting. You must not be afraid to look weird or stupid! If the photographer wants you to be "sad" you literally need t dig down deep and think about something that makes you sad in order for its to portray as believable in the photo. If the photographer wants you to look angry you could actually growl or yell , you know?

I will definitely do that. Thank you for your time and feedback. Happy Holidays !!

Dec 21 12 03:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images by MR
Posts: 7,457
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120916/23/5056bf64d5c90_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LL Photography
Posts: 5
Denver, Colorado, US


Hi, could you let me know what you think of this photo I took.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31048663

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/10/50d4a4a0cf4e6_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 03:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Photog Ed Devereaux wrote:
That was fun, how about another.

http://www.rosecityphotographer.com/Portfolio/Personal-Favorites/i-fcGrvJr/1/L/Zoot%20suit-38-Edit-L.jpg

Im not a fan of pinup styling!

model's under eye circles, the tenseness in her mouth, and that she's looking away are a problem for me.
Also model seems to be too dead center in the frame

Do you have anymore from this shoot?

Dec 21 12 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kerm and Me
Posts: 7
New York, New York, US


New
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121220/21/50d3ed17ac7e4_m.jpg

Unsure
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120623/08/4fe5e05b84ef2_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 03:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nor-Cal Photography
Posts: 2,532
Walnut Creek, California, US


I really would like your opinion on this image that has more views (almost 800 more) than any other image in my portfolio.

18+

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24208056
Dec 21 12 04:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Kristin Howell wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/09/50d4a39d071e0_m.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/10/50d4a3f29eca5_m.jpg

I prefer the first over the other.
But I'm indifferent about both photos neither really lead me to feel any kind of emotion!

I would suggest hiring a talented photographer and practice different facial expressions, as you're very beautiful :-)

Dec 21 12 04:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jhomel
Posts: 180
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Looking forward for your feedback....
http://www.modelmayhem.com/2872276
http://www.modelmayhem.com/2872276

Thxs..
Dec 21 12 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kr3ational
Posts: 1
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Dec 21 12 05:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JustinB Photography
Posts: 1
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121025/04/50891bdb30f5c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/14/50d4e8793ca04_m.jpg
Dec 21 12 05:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
WhiteIon
Posts: 360
SHERMAN OAKS, California, US


Dec 21 12 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L2Photography net
Posts: 2,494
University City, Missouri, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121120/20/50ac5f5f0177d.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121201/14/50ba816068e95.jpg
Dec 21 12 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
HEATHER 19
Posts: 1,121
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Enjoy your port/work

Please feel free to pick photos from my port-like/dislike why?
Dec 21 12 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kristin Howell
Posts: 101
Morehead, Kentucky, US


Rachel Reilly wrote:

I prefer the first over the other.
But I'm indifferent about both photos neither really lead me to feel any kind of emotion!

I would suggest hiring a talented photographer and practice different facial expressions, as you're very beautiful :-)

Thanks for the suggestion! I am very new to this smile

Dec 21 12 07:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Bobby Alonzo
Posts: 423
Lake Elsinore, California, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110618/23/4dfd91f9efe96.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120623/18/4fe6678ee70c4.jpg
Dec 21 12 07:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Clothing Designer
Chainmaille Treasures
Posts: 828
Hermitage, Tennessee, US


Dec 21 12 08:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Images by MR wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120916/23/5056bf64d5c90_m.jpg

this image is cool and nice colors!
but it doesn't excite me.
The lens flare is cool but I feel like the model holding a camera is not original and I do not like how she is looking away like you caught her at the wrong moment

Dec 22 12 02:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


LL Photography  wrote:
Hi, could you let me know what you think of this photo I took.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31048663

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/10/50d4a4a0cf4e6_m.jpg

This image is pretty and the model is beautiful.
In my opinion though there is NOTHING exciting about it.
Models expression is blah, crop is too tight and Fingers  and shoe are cut off.

Dec 22 12 02:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
_eMMe_
Posts: 842
Florence, Toscana, Italy


I'll be glad to have some critique on this two shots, who are quite controversial to me:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30729172

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30883871
Dec 22 12 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Kerm and Me wrote:
New
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121220/21/50d3ed17ac7e4_m.jpg

Unsure
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120623/08/4fe5e05b84ef2_m.jpg

New: I like the idea of this , I like the model and the shirt... Butttttt...
the lighting is not good,why isn't the model lit?!
Also I don't like the crop,  Cut off fingers and top of head.

Unsure:

I'm not a fan, it looks like you just took a picture of a random girl in the street, her hair is in her face and her expression is not good.
Also I do not like how you edited the color scheme.

Keep working at it! Best of luck

Dec 22 12 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Nor-Cal Photography wrote:
I really would like your opinion on this image that has more views (almost 800 more) than any other image in my portfolio.

18+

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24208056

The image is quite jarring in my opinion.
I am not a huge fan of artistic nudes so I am biased.
Aside from the actual figure I do like like light and shadow effects!

Dec 22 12 03:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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