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Lezli Moore
Posts: 42
Orlando, Florida, US

I would really like for honest and specific critiques. What I should add, take out, my current shots, etc...please and thank you!!
Dec 28 12 02:27 pm  Link  Quote 
noel marrero
Posts: 441
Menlo Park, California, US

Lezli Moore wrote:
I would really like for honest and specific critiques. What I should add, take out, my current shots, etc...please and thank you!!

Serious critique is not the greatest place to get lists of images to keep or toss.  That's really more for regular critique.   Serious critique is about what's wrong with your images.  Once you know that, you can hopefully figure out which images to get rid of.

It's amazing how often I disagree with how well received I think images should be.   This image isn't really emotive to me.  Part of the issue, is the poor capture quality (focus, hot spots), but it just isn't feeling real to me.

The image also looks very 2D to me like you've been super-imposed onto a background.  From your side, the pose is not very strong.  Not a big enough 'S' to be interesting.  The forward shoulder and knee are hurting the balance and look a big strange. 

I like this natural image which shows your shape and skin.   The pose is much better than the should forward from the previous.

Generally shooting up the nose is a bad thing.  The super smooth skin looks fake.   The baggy shirt causes you to loose your shape.  The expression has to meaning for me.  While you got away with it in this image, watch your hands.  If they are the closest thing to the camera (especially on a shorter lens), this will look disproportionately large.

Dec 29 12 10:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 8,519
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Use a camera with a polarizing filter to reduce the glare and reflections, if you can rotate the sign also.

Try not to blast the camera with the whites of your eyes, skin looks fake

Step away from the background, an out of focus background is less distracting, but make sure the photos you select have your eyes in focus

Try not to use photos with cut off parts of hands, or ones that look washed out

If I can not see you then a photo has minimal value in a models portfolio

When posing try not to point toes at camera, because of the body positions you have selected you have no apparent neck

When selecting photos for your portfolio, make sure your eyes are in focus, try to keep the skin real, the idea if I’m selecting a model for a shoot I need to make sure she can pull it off, when the skin is over retouched I have no idea if you are trying to hide something.

Remember the photos are trying to sell you as a model
Dec 30 12 04:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Lezli Moore
Posts: 42
Orlando, Florida, US

Thank you so much!!
Dec 31 12 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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