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Elise Ann
Posts: 149
South Bend, Indiana, US


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31479392

What do you think of my latest photo? It is different than all the other photos in my portfolio, so I want to know if it is something I should do more of.
(No need to sugar coat your opinion, but please don't be unnecessarily brutal.)
Jan 31 13 03:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
MainePaintah
Posts: 1,703
Saco, Maine, US


Well, I really like it! I just wish it was in color!!

This is just me, but I always find it odd when a model has just 1 or 2 B&W photos in a port of color photos.

On a side note, I think you are beautiful (I love your hair color too), and I would paint you in a minute! I love models that twist and turn and can give me contorted poses!

Edit: I just went back to your port for another look. I love the 3rd photo on the 3rd row! Again, I wish it was in color!
Jan 31 13 03:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Daeda1us
Posts: 1,067
Little Rock, Arkansas, US


It is strained and unnatural... but in an interesting way.
I would definitely keep it in your portfolio!

Speaking of, you might want to remove the pics with the watermark across the middle.  Just a thought.

BTW, you are gorgeous.  Really enjoyed the variety in your porfolio!

My two cents, YMMV

Daeda1us
Jan 31 13 03:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


More shots like what? Shots that show flexibility but that aren't representative of you as a model?

I'm also not getting the concept. You're dressed in some type of ballerina outfit with high tops, on a wet pier, while contorting your body?

You have a nice portfolio but I can't think of what that image adds, unless you're trying to garner contortionist projects.
Jan 31 13 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bighorn Photography
Posts: 404
Florissant, Colorado, US


Elise Ann  wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31479392

What do you think of my latest photo? It is different than all the other photos in my portfolio, so I want to know if it is something I should do more of.
(No need to sugar coat your opinion, but please don't be unnecessarily brutal.)

Wow I love that one, very nice.

Jan 31 13 03:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Daeda1us
Posts: 1,067
Little Rock, Arkansas, US


Michael Pandolfo wrote:
More shots like what? Shots that show flexibility but that aren't representative of you as a model?

I'm also not getting the concept. You're dressed in some type of ballerina outfit with high tops, on a wet pier, while contorting your body?

You have a nice portfolio but I can't think of what that image adds, unless you're trying to garner contortionist projects.

And that is why I would leave it.
Sometimes I would love to have a very flexible model.
Sometimes knowing the model is very flexible may change the type of shots you would like to do.  (art nudes come to mind)

My two cents, YMMV
Daeda1us

Jan 31 13 03:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sven Lori
Posts: 268
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium


Hi,

Definitely, I would advise you to do a variety of these images. Apparently, you are a very gifted dancer. My legs already hurt when just looking at the image :-)

Try a number of these and keep a few in your portfolio. It makes you also stand out compared to others.

Good luck
J.

PS Different to one of the previous comment, I like it in B&W
Jan 31 13 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Daeda1us wrote:
And that is why I would leave it.
Sometimes I would love to have a very flexible model.
Sometimes knowing the model is very flexible may change the type of shots you would like to do.  (art nudes come to mind)

My two cents, YMMV
Daeda1us

Good point. I'll buy that reasoning to have a single shot that conveys the model's flexibility.

Jan 31 13 03:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Decay of Memory
Posts: 572
Asheville, North Carolina, US


It's offbeat enough to be memorable and that's helpful. It also has some elegance to it.
Jan 31 13 03:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tangent Pictures
Posts: 43
Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France


I'd tend to say, nope, leave it aside - I see more performance than elegance in this image. But Daeda1us made a good point. You already have dance pics in your port, though.

Just curious about what makes you keep the Oliver Mansion one. True, I'm heavy on pic processing, but here... Can't see the point. Really, it's more out of candid curiosity than anything else, would just like to understand/learn.
Jan 31 13 04:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elise Ann
Posts: 149
South Bend, Indiana, US


Tangent Pictures wrote:
I'd tend to say, nope, leave it aside - I see more performance than elegance in this image. But Daeda1us made a good point. You already have dance pics in your port, though.

Just curious about what makes you keep the Oliver Mansion one. True, I'm heavy on pic processing, but here... Can't see the point. Really, it's more out of candid curiosity than anything else, would just like to understand/learn.

True, I do have other dance pics in my port, but they are more subdued. I don't think it's bad to have 2 out of 15 dance pics in my port when dance is such a big part of my life.

I kept the Oliver Mansion one because I hadn't ever seen a photo effect like it in any of my other pictures, and I liked the demure quality to it. I also didn't have any side view pictures of my face when I posted it. But I have since put up another side view of my face that is more interesting, so the Oliver Mansion picture is the next one to go.

Jan 31 13 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elise Ann
Posts: 149
South Bend, Indiana, US


Flash-Joerg wrote:
Hi,

Definitely, I would advise you to do a variety of these images. Apparently, you are a very gifted dancer. My legs already hurt when just looking at the image :-)

Try a number of these and keep a few in your portfolio. It makes you also stand out compared to others.

Good luck
J.

PS Different to one of the previous comment, I like it in B&W

Thank you for your feedback! (As a random unrelated side note, I see you are from Belgium; my dad is Belgian. Very cool.)

Jan 31 13 05:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,236
Orlando, Florida, US


Only if you do it nude (and under my light).

I feel like it's really strained and confusing for the wardrobe and setting.


by the way, is that a composite?  It doesn't really look like you were on that pier for the shot.
Jan 31 13 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


yes but with wardrobe that is better/makes more sense
Jan 31 13 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tangent Pictures
Posts: 43
Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France


Thanks Elise.

And if dance is a passion of yours, obviously I understand. It gives another dimension to your llamaing profile, too. Go for it! smile
Jan 31 13 05:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kelleth
Posts: 2,511
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


No.
Jan 31 13 05:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TDL
Posts: 579
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Kelleth wrote:
No.

+1

Jan 31 13 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kens Lens
Posts: 804
Aurora, Colorado, US


You should keep trying but that pose does not work for me. Clearly you have the ability you just need to find positions that look less strained.
Jan 31 13 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
S W I N S K E Y
Posts: 24,315
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


Elise Ann  wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31479392

What do you think of my latest photo? It is different than all the other photos in my portfolio, so I want to know if it is something I should do more of.
(No need to sugar coat your opinion, but please don't be unnecessarily brutal.)

dont do more of it...

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Jan 31 13 05:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elise Ann
Posts: 149
South Bend, Indiana, US


I'm not quite sure why multiple people say it looks strained. It was easy-peazy.
Jan 31 13 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


Well its not such an attractive photo but being able to move like that is a talent.
Jan 31 13 05:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elise Ann
Posts: 149
South Bend, Indiana, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
Only if you do it nude (and under my light).

I feel like it's really strained and confusing for the wardrobe and setting.


by the way, is that a composite?  It doesn't really look like you were on that pier for the shot.

It wasn't strained, I had to stay like that for 2 minutes during a performance once. Now that was strained. lol

The background wasn't photo-shopped or anything. It's on a dock under a bridge.  I have seen the original image and the only thing different is it has been cropped a tad and the shadows darkened. 

(Nice portfolio by the way)

Jan 31 13 07:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Supermodel Photographer
Posts: 3,309
Oyster Bay, New York, US


Elise Ann  wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31479392

I want to know if it is something I should do more of.

It's not.

Jan 31 13 07:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
William Kious
Posts: 8,841
Delphos, Ohio, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
by the way, is that a composite?  It doesn't really look like you were on that pier for the shot.

To me, it looks like someone tried to create the illusion of depth in PS and didn't do all that great of a job.

OP... this image could have been very interesting. The less-than-stellar post production work is really distracting to me. I think the image could have been a lot stronger without the tulle skirt, too (or the lace leggings.)

Should you have more of this? Absolutely... but better executed on the photographer's end of things.

Jan 31 13 08:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elise Ann
Posts: 149
South Bend, Indiana, US


William Kious wrote:

To me, it looks like someone tried to create the illusion of depth in PS and didn't do all that great of a job.

OP... this image could have been very interesting. The less-than-stellar post production work is really distracting to me. I think the image could have been a lot stronger without the tulle skirt, too (or the lace leggings.)

Should you have more of this? Absolutely... but better executed on the photographer's end of things.

Thank you for your input, but I swear, it's not photoshopped. I've seen the original. It's just cropped and the shadows darkened.


I get what you mean about the outfit.

Feb 01 13 04:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sven Lori
Posts: 268
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium


Elise Ann  wrote:
Thank you for your feedback! (As a random unrelated side note, I see you are from Belgium; my dad is Belgian. Very cool.)

Funny, how small the world is:-)

Feb 01 13 08:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Risen Phoenix Photo
Posts: 1,230
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


You should try shooting fine art nudes where this pose would make you a superstar!
Feb 04 13 05:19 am  Link  Quote 
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