Adam Mohammed wrote: Hi, I was wondering if you can give me feedback on these two photos. Thank you so much for your time.
Phone 1: I am not a fan. I do not like the the way you edited this in a dark brown color. Her arms are over exposed compared to her face and it's distracting (I have the same problem sometimes)
Also where are her feet? Lastly I do not like the angle, shot from above..
Otherwise lovely model and location.
Edit: the whole top of the image is supppper distracting (the tree reflections in the water and your watermark)
Photo 2: this is a great catalogue fashion shot, except her facial expression is terribly unflattering. It's so distracting I wouldn't use the photo.
This is obviously a beautiful shot but only because the model is beautiful, no interesting pose or lighting. I am not connecting with the model in the photo.
I think you took too much off the bottom in cropping and left too much space at the top and sides.
Steve Wall wrote: Hi Rachel. I just posted a couple of old pictures from a few years ago. What do you think - keep them or not?
Photo 1: I like the idea!
The movement in her hair is cool! As I take a closer look however, I see the models facial expression/ lighting are unflattering. Also watch for where you're cutting off models arms (I struggle w this as well)
Shot 2: again like the idea, this photo works for me .. Great model and love the tattoos BUT the skin retouching on this photo is not good in my opinion and it ruins the whole portrait.
Image 1: first impression is its a great photo!
The styling/hair/ makeup are on point,beautiful model, creative location.
However the hair dryer in the background is distracting becayse it's right next to her face. Model's expression is blah.. No connection to the viewer! And one nit picky thing, her other foot is cut off.
I think the thing that bothers me most is the models lack of expression because it could have been such a great photo!
Image 2: right away I'm thinking great shot, very elegant, even her hand and hand placement look elegant. Love the fishnet fabric adding visual interest. Model and make up are beautiful
First ill say the obvious, you're extremely beautiful!
But I will say I'm not feeling either photo too much.
First photo is ok like everything looks good except your facial expression is just not believeable. Your eyes are closed and your hand is at your face so it looks contrived.
And the second you just have this wide eyed blank expression which leaves no connection with the viewer
Model is too center in the frame.
I would say good portrait.
WAYY too much retouching. Take it down like 10 notches and see how it looks!
Also next time use a hair light because her hair/ disappears in the black background
Best of luck to you!
I looked at this models port and this photo of her is by far the best. Once she puts it in her portfolio I'm sure she will get a lot more attention.
Anyway, honestly all I have to say is there is wayyyy to much haze in this photo, makes the photo hard to look at.
Other than that awesome styling hair make up model expression!
Christinare wrote: I like this pic (obviously, since it's my avatar), but I would appreciate an outside opinion.
You're very attractive, but I think you really really really need to work on your posing and facial expression. Practice in the mirror and study your favorite models/ fashion magazine! Another thing that bothers me about this photo is that it seems there is absolutely no styling involved at all. Boring hair/makeup and dress and no accessories!
Photo 1: you are perfect! There are lighting issues in my opinion, like it's too dark for me but that's not your fault!
Photo 2: these are super lovely! Your pose/makeup,
/ styling / hair all look great! Your facial expressions are also good, good work.
I do Not like the yellow/ orangeness of these photos.. Like the yellow ness around the edges, it is super distracting and a turn off :-(
Again not your fault though.
I really enjoy this photo!
It's kind of just a simple portrait so there's not much to critique on the model.
I like the hair and LOVE the lipstick. Your facial expression is pretty normal and it works for the photo. The only thing is idlike to see about half of the shirt cropped out from the bottom, that would look much better.