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E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Valerie Walls wrote:
salty please smile

I don't know much about make up, but here we go.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30767521
WHY did you decide to do so much. Dramatic lips, dramatic eyes, dramatic eyebrows. TOO much! I do like the eye make up, but I'd have done a frosty lip or matched the silver to the red better.

But with that said love the make up in this shot:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29821468

Jan 31 13 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
C A T H Y
Posts: 5,464
Anaheim, California, US


Skipped sad
Feb 01 13 09:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Crows Photography
Posts: 229
Dothan, Alabama, US


Have a look, you choose
Feb 01 13 09:55 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Leone P
Posts: 515
Batley, England, United Kingdom


I will have the Weenie hut critique special please. smile x
Feb 01 13 11:19 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Vasara
Posts: 526
Alexandria, Virginia, US


This is a great thread. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Don't know if I'm up to standard for a salty spitoon, but would love a brutally honest critique... so have at me with some salt, please!
Hope you mend well.
Feb 01 13 01:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Maruschke wrote:
Weenie hut critique Please big_smile

Good:
I like your pose and expression in these two shots, and I think your face is very unique and pretty. One of your best angles to me is profile.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#31235487
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31219204

Bad:
You need to work with better photographers. You have potential, but a lot of the quality in the shots is detracting from your port. I think this will help more then any other advice I could give you.

Feb 01 13 03:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


C A T H Y     wrote:
Skipped sad

I could've sworn I replied....damn computer sad
Sorry about that.

Good:
You have some good relaxed posing. There's nothing really I could say bad about your port, since no image is horrible in there.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/13 … e87604.jpg
This shot is your best.

Bad: With this said, your port doesn't have any shots that are super awesome. It's all in this safe zone of casual fashion. I challenge you to pull yourself out of this and go above just "decent shots of a girl in a dress".

Feb 01 13 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Raven-Lily
Posts: 77
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom


I will take a weenie hut please
Feb 01 13 03:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
rachel nicole
Posts: 20
Dubuque, Iowa, US


weenie hut please!
Feb 01 13 03:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


I Ference Photography wrote:
I'll take a salty spittoon critique!

SALTY IT IS!
In at least FIVE of your shots, your models are crying. YOU must be a BIG MEANIE EVIL HORRIBLE PERSON. Welcome to the salty spittoon.

But seriously, all your shots intrigue me and they are in a very unique style. Tried to find a cropped foot or a lighting flaw. No sir, your port is nitpick proof.

Feb 01 13 03:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Kirk
Posts: 4,398
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Samantha Emme wrote:

Thank you!

Critique: I'd definitely shoot with you, as I like your style of work.
You definitely have a strong suit in portraiture styles, which all though is something I love doing, it is something I am working to branch away from. For a shoot with you, I'd hope to challenge both of us to do a full body shot. I think you could do well in one of two directions. You could probably do a kickass avant garde shoot, or I would challenge you to do a soft look, such as the image below:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/13 … 79bf4e.jpg

Both styles would be something I could see you doing well.

Thanks!  Would like to try something like that.  Thanks for your thoughtful advice!

Feb 02 13 07:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I Ference Photography
Posts: 1,152
Rochester, New York, US


Samantha Emme wrote:

SALTY IT IS!
In at least FIVE of your shots, your models are crying. YOU must be a BIG MEANIE EVIL HORRIBLE PERSON. Welcome to the salty spittoon.

But seriously, all your shots intrigue me and they are in a very unique style. Tried to find a cropped foot or a lighting flaw. No sir, your port is nitpick proof.

I dodged the salty spittoon?

I DODGED THE SALTY SPITTOON?!?!?!

Seriously, though, I'm honored and flattered; thank you for your kind words.  And insider secret: I AM a BIG MEANIE EVIL HORRIBLE PERSON.  I club baby seals to get those models crying!

Feb 02 13 10:46 am  Link  Quote 
Model
V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Weenie hut critique please!
Feb 02 13 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Maggie Xia wrote:
hope u feel better soon smile

Salty Spitoon Critique pls!

Thank you. I'm doing pretty well actually.

SALTY IT IS!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … a39e9f.jpg
Why are you leaning so far back here? It looks strained.

Also EXPRESS! It is the slightly parted open mouth every shot. Do some crazy shit! Like a barrel roll. (no not really). But you get what I mean, right?

Still my favorite shot:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30800388

Feb 02 13 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Axioma wrote:
A bit salty, a bit weenie maybe? Whatever you see fit smile. Thank you. Get well soon!

Good: Just about every image in your port is interesting and well executed. You know this.
I also look at credited photos too. This shot is stunning.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 8e52d0.jpg

Bad: Nothing bad, but while this shot is interesting, its not quite as good as everything else.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31443383

Feb 02 13 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DRaskin Photography
Posts: 164
Sacramento, California, US


Samantha Emme wrote:

Thank you!

Good: You have some good use of natural light, and for the most part good composure. Only one shot had a cropped foot, which shows you're focusing on decent cropping. I can say there weren't any really bad shots.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31365976

This shot is absolutely lovely.

Bad: You only appear to have 3 shoots under your belt. Honestly I thought it was only two at first since two of the shoots blend so much in together. This means for what you have, it is very repetitive. Branch it out! Either do something indoors, or a different background/look.

Hello, hope your recovery is going well.

I meant to say thank you for the critique a bit of time ago, but my "real" job took over. Yeah, I've got a day job, while I do photography on the side. You are mostly correct, in that I don't have a lot of official photo shoots at the moment. Probably around four, but I'm not really counting the one as I haven't uploaded any pics from it. My goal for this year is to do more and more and more. Anyhow, I just wanted to say I appreciate the feedback, not only on my port, but on all the others that have posted here.

cheers.

Feb 02 13 10:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fox and Owl Studio
Posts: 7
Asheville, North Carolina, US


Salty Spitoon Please!

I feel like my port on MM is rough, neglected, and meh the bottom half is my way early work.

Mainly I do weddings and family.
I am looking to book some more model and boudoir shoots. I have only a slight idea what appeals to models and the fashion industry. And I don't I really know what industry I fit into other than the wedding/family. Thanks for the critique.

I hope you are healing up well.
Feb 03 13 12:38 am  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Archie Campbell wrote:
Can I get some salty feedback.

Just started out and looking to improve as much as I can so the harsher the better!

Salty it is!

Cull these two shots:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30484708
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#30484671
Why? The lighting is awful. And whether done intentionally or not, it does not work for the llamas. Why are they in swimsuits when they are obviously not near a pool?

Your outdoor work currently is your best.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#30484719
this is my favorite shot.

Feb 03 13 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,750
Los Angeles, California, US


Samantha Emme wrote:
Salty it is!

Cull these two shots:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30484708
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#30484671
Why? The lighting is awful. And whether done intentionally or not, it does not work for the models. Why are they in swimsuits when they are obviously not near a pool?

Your outdoor work currently is your best.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#30484719
this is my favorite shot.

My shoulder is killing me. The right one. It was already wonky and I put it out in my sleep about three weeks ago.  And today hasn't been very wonderful, so weenie, if you please. I hope your shoulder is going to be stronger and you're feeling good.

Feb 03 13 03:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Heaven Leigh D wrote:
Salty Spitoon please (: and what industry should I be aiming toward?

Salty it is:
You have 4 shots from the same look...twice. WHY IS THIS?!? Pick the best look and stick to it. Another problem, is all of your shots give the same feel. Outdoor hipstery freespirit. I get it, those types of shots are fun. But you need to branch out. I recommend a studio shot, with more fierceness to balance out the hipster. Also FACIAL expressions! Next shoot, I want to see some fire, be it sexy, or silly, or mean. With this said, none of your shots are horrible. Just most not awesome....yet.

This shot is awesome and shows the potential I see you could really achieve.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 9ea797.jpg

Also, never pose on railroad tracks again. They're cliche and you're better then that.

Feb 03 13 03:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Maggie Xia
Posts: 452
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Samantha Emme wrote:

Thank you. I'm doing pretty well actually.

SALTY IT IS!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … a39e9f.jpg
Why are you leaning so far back here? It looks strained.

Also EXPRESS! It is the slightly parted open mouth every shot. Do some crazy shit! Like a barrel roll. (no not really). But you get what I mean, right?

Still my favorite shot:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30800388

the first pic pose actually didn't feel very straining lol but i know what you are talking about smile

Will def work on the expression smile

Thank you

Feb 03 13 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Kristin Howell wrote:
Weenie hut critique smile

Good: You have a really pretty girl next door thing going on, that I really think you could use to your advantage. I think if you were interested in this category, glamour might be a great genre for you to go into, since you have the face and hair and eyes for it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … da40ca.jpg
This shot is gorgeous.

Bad: While you have a lovely smile, I notice it seems to be what you fall back on. While smiles definitely help a port, it can be overbearing when in too many shots.

Feb 03 13 07:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Hailey Gauthier
Posts: 24
Lafayette, Louisiana, US


Hi smile could you tell me what kind of modeling you think I'd suit best?
Feb 03 13 08:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Selene Viktoria wrote:
Moi, silvouzplait.

I am ignorant of the french language, and google translate didn't help me so heeerrreee we go.

Good: You obviously know how to model. It shows in your expressions and poses. Plus I am seriously jealous of your hair. You take ridiculously good care of your hair, which is definitely something you could market. I'd see you in a herbal essences add.

Bad: There's nothing bad about your port. But I'd definitely urge you to do more like your avatar and some strong beauty shots just to give some more kick.

Feb 03 13 08:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Heaven Leigh D
Posts: 15
Saline, Louisiana, US


Samantha Emme wrote:

Salty it is:
You have 4 shots from the same look...twice. WHY IS THIS?!? Pick the best look and stick to it. Another problem, is all of your shots give the same feel. Outdoor hipstery freespirit. I get it, those types of shots are fun. But you need to branch out. I recommend a studio shot, with more fierceness to balance out the hipster. Also FACIAL expressions! Next shoot, I want to see some fire, be it sexy, or silly, or mean. With this said, none of your shots are horrible. Just most not awesome....yet.

This shot is awesome and shows the potential I see you could really achieve.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 9ea797.jpg

Also, never pose on railroad tracks again. They're cliche and you're better then that.

I've been working on some of that lately and I hope to get some new pictures up soon. Thanks for your time and advice! And I hope you're feeling better!

Feb 03 13 09:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Barely StL
Posts: 754
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Go for it! I respect your opinion.

Just tell me what you think, okay? Good, bad, ugly or all or the above.
Feb 03 13 09:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Camerosity
Posts: 5,023
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Me too. Same as above.
Feb 03 13 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


zssphotography wrote:
Salty Spitoon please (:

I have critiqued you before with a salty type critique, but I will reemphasize.
STAHP with the oversaturation HD effect. It ruins shots that otherwise might've been ok shots.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/13 … 89b827.jpg
See the green on the trees? Neon. Neon colors overwhelm the human eye, because they are not often found in nature. Some people like this, but when you bunch a ton of crazy colors or make things too contrast-y it will look ugly.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/13 … 1ece4e.jpg
This shot you overcontrasted it so much you lost the detail of her skin and her eye. Why did you do this? You also cropped her feet. Negative!

http://www.zssphotography.com/wp-conten … r-girl.jpg
This image was honestly the only image I liked. In this one the cropping isn't bad, the lighting is good, and she looks lovely, and real. It is also the only image you didn't over process to death.

I know once again my critique is harsh, but it is what it is. Go in the direction of the last shot and don't try to overcompensate your photography with photoshop.

Feb 04 13 08:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Madison P Cook wrote:
I'd love to learn, super new to modeling so any help is great appreciated! smile  And be as honest as you'd like!!

Good: For being new you're doing very well. You have really gorgeous features and a very nice complexion.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 0#29764140
This shot is my favorite. Your expression is awesome and nothing seems forced about the pose. Well done.

Bad: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31354512
This shot does nothing for you. Most of your face is covered and it doesnt show you off well.

I also see you have a lot of body shots. I want to see a head shot in there to balance those out.

Feb 04 13 08:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Seth MF
Posts: 5
Aurora, Missouri, US


Salty Spitoon Critique for the win
Feb 04 13 11:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Delvin Wilborn
Posts: 826
San Francisco, California, US


Dam that sucks!  Weenie hut critique for me please
Feb 04 13 11:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adam Mohammed
Posts: 39
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Hi, can I please get the salty spitoon critique? I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time.
Feb 05 13 06:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jaywalk_Photo
Posts: 17
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Weenie hut critique, please.  smile
Feb 06 13 01:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gutschi
Posts: 118
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Please some critique about my avatar.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130206/10/51129dd8f0725_m.jpg
Feb 06 13 04:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
JP09
Posts: 32
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Weenie Hut please! (if your still playing)
Feb 06 13 06:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ambre Gray
Posts: 4
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Weenie hut critique? smile
Feb 06 13 07:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Ceci L wrote:
Critiquize me big_smile

Good: Your glamour posing is spot on. You have a good bone structure and most of your images are good quality.

Best shot:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31290985

Bad:
Your posing in fashion, however, is a little too stiff. You look a little uncomfortable/nervous. Rellllaaaaaaxx.

Example: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31511970

Feb 06 13 08:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Beth Chambers wrote:
Weenie hut critique please wink

Good: You have a good handle on your modeling so far. You are extremely good with making your stomach and body look good on camera, and that is something I sometimes still struggle with. So I commend you for that.

Best shot: http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/13 … 1a07_m.jpg

Bad: Your hand posing needs some work. The later shots in your port you are doing better, but some of the ones have an awkwardness to them, and some you fall back on the cliche. Say no to hand bra.

Drop this shot:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31532528

Feb 06 13 08:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MidnightSun Designs
Posts: 324
WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, US


Weenie hut critique
Feb 06 13 10:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
RachelYDooley
Posts: 12
Bothell, Washington, US


Salty for me!
Feb 06 13 11:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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