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Viktoriyab
Posts: 14
New York, New York, US


Hello i would like to have your oppinion about my book
Jan 01 13 02:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Veit Photo
Posts: 667
London, England, United Kingdom


It's pretty great but I would think about the order - some of your more elegant and high-end images are at the bottom and some more ordinary ones are at the top. You could definitely cut back on things that look dated and images that are very similar in feel. You could use a few strong headshots too.
Jan 01 13 03:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Viktoriyab
Posts: 14
New York, New York, US


Oh thank you for yourcomments. What shoots you like the most?
Jan 01 13 03:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
noel marrero
Posts: 433
Menlo Park, California, US


Ksenia wrote:
Hello i would like to have your oppinion about my book

You may want to re-edit your profile first.  I'm hardly one to talk since I'm usually typing faster than my brain can spell, but the text is off, like it got saved mid edit or something.

Okay for the port, I'm hardly a fashion expert so take what I have to say with a grain of salt.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090312/19/49b9ca1a52cb6_m.jpg
I like your AVI.  It's probably my favorite.  Great pose, great expression.   Works perfectly with the feel of the lighting.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121228/18/50de58d8d7c11_m.jpg
Something is wrong with this image.  Looks like a compression issue, or just strange copy problems in PS.   In addition, there's not much detail in the dark clothing.  If this is supposed to showcase the clothing, then I don't think it's really working.  Not something you can control, but something to keep in mind considering you have it in your port.   From your side, the pose is okay, but pretty straight forward, not particularly interesting.  Hard to make out the expression at that resolution, but also not especially interesting.  I don't think this image really showcases you.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121228/18/50de580fd0ee6_m.jpg
You have an amazing face.  However the tension in the lips is a bit off putting for me, so the expression in this image isn't saying anything clear to me.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/16/50db9d3fcc735_m.jpg
This outfit isn't working that great for you.   Considering how tight the top is, it causing an unpleasant crease in the skin by the shoulder.  A shame the photog didn't notice at the time and ask you to roll the shoulder back to tighten the skin there.  However it's a great thing to try to notice for yourself, and make you more valuable since you can actively help reduce shooting errors.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/17/50a447c6ed3b0_m.jpg
I think I would really love this shot if there was some more light in the face and eyes.  The dark eyes could be interesting, but based on the rest of the image, it just looks under exposed.   Perhaps he's got some better shots of you from the same set?


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120821/17/50342ae2c9264_m.jpg
Beautiful look, great pose.  I've been doing lots of beauty recently so the dark eyes just don't work for me, but I can appreciate the choice.  The outfit really shows off your wonderful lines.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120731/17/50187d26f000b_m.jpg
I don't think this shot shows you that well.  The pose is okay, but not terribly interesting.  The wrinkles in the top especially the big on in the back, ruin it for me.   I like the playfulness of pushing the hair down.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120721/09/500ad74b866a6_m.jpg
I personally dislike the over soft skin, it looks too fake to my eye.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111102/18/4eb1f0aec9ded_m.jpg
Again, I find myself disagreeing with the world at large.  I don't think this is that great of an image.   There's some loss of detail in the hair, and discoloration in the hand due to exposure issues.   The flesh colored band on the thigh highs showing really doesn't work for me.  Nor the wrinkles in the other ankle.   Part of the issue is that the flesh color makes it look like the intent was to fool the view into thinking the stocking were not there and failing.   I do like the makeup, I like the expression, and I generally like the pose.  If the hand had been perpendicular to the camera instead of flat, then you could see the rest of the fingers.  As it is, the pose makes it appear as if you've got your fingers chopped off.

The next two images are much better, and when standing, the thigh highs make more sense.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110927/16/4e825d6c67724_m.jpg
Very nice.  The pose, with the head tilt, the lips, and eye to the side, and expression all work well together.


Overall, the port is a bit mixed IMO.   You can see the strength and experience in the port, but the images are somewhat mixed bringing it down a bit.  I think you could trim it to something stronger.  In some cases, it almost seems like the images might be rough edits instead of final images. 


So basically it's strong enough for me to walk away confident that I could some really great shots working with you, so let me know if you are ever in town smile, but the port could give a bit more punch with some editting I think.

Jan 01 13 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Viktoriyab
Posts: 14
New York, New York, US


Thank you for your comments. Some of my pictures without Photoshop, becouse i want to show how i look in real life
Jan 01 13 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


Hi Ksenia- I don't like it very much.  You I like much more than the photos, well I think I do.  Upon my 2nd look at your port I really dont see many pictures of your face or at least ones that show it nicely..  The photos are not stylish, the poses are weak- awkward, odd camera angles, again I dont see enough you in your port just odd poses, poor photography

At your age I also think you need to think more about commercial print/life style photos - smiling, doing some activity, beach shots- think Ralph Laure, Banana Republic.

Best of luck in 2013
Jan 01 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Viktoriyab
Posts: 14
New York, New York, US


Amazing comments haaa:-)
Jan 01 13 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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