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Melodye Joy
Posts: 542
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


Love to get some input. Please!

Thanks much smile
Feb 12 13 02:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


Nina Newton wrote:
Here

I think you should strike fashion/editorial from your list of modeling you do.  What you have done feels slightly contrived in that aspect.  It's more like, I don't understand what direction really that you want to go in with your modeling.

I really wish you would get away from all the looking down at you from a high angle pictures, because they really aren't flattering to you at all.  That is the one angle for your face that I would stay away from.  You seem better suited for frontal and below shots. 

You get really weird puffy fish cheeks and lips from above.

Also quit clenching your jaw and puffing out your lips.  Your 1 step away from having duck lips.

I think you have potential to go into the fashion areas, but your modeling tends to be not so good.  You really need to learn the angles of your face and you really need to work on your modeling period.

Study poses, and not what you think are poses, and practice in a mirror to get better.  Make sure you get good photographers as well... your pictures are not so good.

You need someone who can coach you while you work.

Feb 12 13 03:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


BelezaModel wrote:
I'm always up for constructive critique smile

Girl, you are below modeling 101.  You look like your just a girl who wants to take pictures to show them to your boyfriend.

You honestly need to study modeling intensely. 

Like I tell others, grab a magazine and learn to pose by emulating some of your favorite poses.  Practice your facial expressions in a mirror.

When you take new pictures make sure to get some basic looks in.  Pull all your hair back with simple make-up and take some portraits, and also do simple body pictures.

Feb 12 13 03:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cailen Michele
Posts: 6
Marietta, Georgia, US


I would definitely welcome any advice.
Feb 12 13 03:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


Amandapaul24 wrote:
hi smile

Hello!

Alright, your modeling needs a lot of work.
You have a great body for it... but all of your pictures feel like facebook photos.  You really need to up the ante on your portfolio and really get rid of the every day pictures.  They do nothing for you and just pretty much prove that you don't get any work whatsoever.

You say you've done runway modeling... have you tried asking the photographers on these runways for the pictures of you walking? Something?

The one set where you got yours 'professionally' done look like senior portraits being taken.  You really need to start asking around for trade or save up some money for a good photographer who will touch up your photos for you as well.

I'm going to assume that you aren't great at modeling your body because your photos don't indicate anything of the sort.

You obviously also need to work on mastering your facial expressions.

You got a ton of work you need to do if you really want to model truly.

Study magazines, and practice in a mirror.

Feb 12 13 04:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Boreal Photography
Posts: 292
Duluth, Minnesota, US


CEE Productions wrote:

GUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Your portfolio is KILLER!
I don't really have too much to say about your work.
You were MEANT for modeling.
...

Apologies for jumping into someone else's thread, just wanted to say DITTO to the big thumbs up assessment of Axioma for modeling. smile

Feb 12 13 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


Saedcantas wrote:
Loved reading through your comprehensive assessments!

Bravo on your stamina too, I'm game smile

Thank you very much! I'm super surprised people are asking for such a brutal assessment.  At the same time it's comforting to know that there are people out there that really want to improve.

Now!

For your assessment!


I think you are very lovely, but I think you rely on that too much in your photos.  You do a decent job of modeling your body but your facial work can use some fine tuning.

First of all, you seem to trend what alot of other models trend in that you always look so wide-eyed.
This look only works for some models, but it doesn't quite work for you.
You need to learn to smile with your eyes and really connect with the camera.

Be careful how you angle your chin, your jawline seems to disappear into your neck like in this photo:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 3#31573743

Upper facial angles don't work for you, so I recommend you stop doing them.

I can also blame the photographer for bad editing, but it's still an awkward pose and it really does nothing for you.  Basically, I don't understand what you're trying to convey in some of your nudes.

Learn your angles, and relax your body.

Your body feels a little tensed and forced at times.

Feb 12 13 04:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


Randall_Oelerich wrote:

Apologies for jumping into someone else's thread, just wanted to say DITTO to the big thumbs up assessment of Axioma for modeling. smile

Thanks big_smile
I hope you agree with the other aspects of it too.

Feb 12 13 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
GracePage
Posts: 9
Reading, England, United Kingdom


Go on then smile ! I am now curious xx
Feb 12 13 04:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rosemarie Bennet
Posts: 143
Warrington, Pennsylvania, US


It definitely seems like you're giving some really great, constructive advice here, and I could use some of that. Fire away.
Feb 12 13 04:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


haughtysammy wrote:
If you still going I would love to hear what you have to say. smile

Well haughtysammy...
I gotta say you don't got a reason to be haughty really.
I think you should nix fashion out of your portfolio and just stick to pin-up since that seems to be the direction you are going, and I really don't see you going beyond that.

Even with the pin-up work though, you really need to work on your expression.  You have the lifeless blue-eyed blank slate look for most of your photos you need to work on.

You need to learn to give face.

With pin-up it's supposed to be fun and flirty, and you don't give any of that.

I see that you're trying to be demure, but it's really not working for you at all.  Like I said... you're giving me dead face.

You need a lot of coaching, and you should practice in a mirror on your facial expressions more often.

Feb 12 13 04:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


Anne Miles wrote:
Hi there.  Let me know what you think smile

Thank you in advance!

You have a beautiful face for modeling, but you don't have one that can hold a lot of make-up.  You need to be careful because your face can easily translate from model to porn star with a snap of the fingers.

I'm half and half with your modeling.
You obviously know how to connect with the camera however some of your photos are lacking.  It's not completely your fault, it has more to do with the photographer, but I think you still have a strong aesthetic in it.

However, some of your posing feels a bit contrived, and tries too hard going into the, "I know... I'm pretty... take a picture of me!" instead of trying to make that connection.  Be very careful.

Feb 12 13 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ray Adair
Posts: 5
Tacoma, Washington, US


Go for it!
Feb 12 13 04:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Laurelle Retouch
Posts: 45
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


I'd love one  if your not done big_smile
I've only been doing it for about 2-3 months now (part-time)
Feb 12 13 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


Will resume this later.
Don't worry I will get to all of them I just need a break from my computer.
Feb 12 13 05:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
_eMMe_
Posts: 842
Florence, Toscana, Italy


CEE Productions wrote:

I think you have really expressive eyes.
Whenever I go to your photos I notice that your eyes really capture the moment.
Surprisingly, I'm okay with you being an older model because you know how to work your body and face at times and you're honestly really stunning.

At other times you have to be careful though.  Sometimes your lips have a tendency to curve down too much and you look like your frowning.  And it looks like you are more comfortable out of your clothes than in them. 

This seems to be an odd common trend with mostly nude models.

As well, even though you seem to mostly have control of your eyes, you have a tendency to look a little surprised in some photos.  Smile with your eyes, they are your best asset for sure.  I will say that at no time did your eyes ever look dead in your photos, especially someone with blue eyes. 

I see that it tends to be a common trend with blue eyed people and you seemed to have stepped over that hurdle.

I love that your an actress because I'm sure that helped with that tremendously.

Photos I would get rid of that do nothing for your portfolio:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27990610 
Feb 13 13 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
Model
LaurenKeach
Posts: 27
Danville, Kentucky, US


I would love to hear what you have to say smile
(given my very limited, at this time, portfolio)
Feb 13 13 11:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Danni P
Posts: 89
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


I would love to know your thoughts smile Thank you!
Feb 13 13 11:34 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Magnus Hedegaard
Posts: 3
Orlando, Florida, US


Me please!
Feb 13 13 11:36 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Alice A Dylan
Posts: 143
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Your thoughts are kindly appreciated. smile
Feb 13 13 11:38 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Cashe Monet
Posts: 378
Los Angeles, California, US


🙈 Me please
Feb 13 13 11:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Eric Angelo
Posts: 38
Los Angeles, California, US


Hit me.
Feb 13 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
Model
winking_wonder
Posts: 5,481
New York, New York, US


Okay!
Feb 13 13 12:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah Vamp
Posts: 84
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


CEE Productions wrote:

What I love about you is just how well you've embraced your curves!
Feb 13 13 09:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Katie Pagani
Posts: 239
New York, New York, US


CEE Productions wrote:
Girl, you are below llamaing 101.  You look like your just a girl who wants to take pictures to show them to your boyfriend.

You honestly need to study llamaing intensely. 

Like I tell others, grab a magazine and learn to pose by emulating some of your favorite poses.  Practice your facial expressions in a mirror.

When you take new pictures make sure to get some basic looks in.  Pull all your hair back with simple make-up and take some portraits, and also do simple body pictures.

Though I politely disagree with your first statement nonetheless your advice was much appreciated. Thank you for taking you time out to look over my port smile (as tiny as it is)

Feb 14 13 02:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Tia Harris
Posts: 17
Eivissa, Balearic Islands, Spain


if you get time... i want the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth wink
Feb 14 13 04:30 am  Link  Quote 
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HEATHER 19
Posts: 1,122
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Very helpful, yes please
Feb 14 13 05:55 am  Link  Quote 
Model
gracie_lou
Posts: 709
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


go on so tongue
Feb 14 13 06:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CEE Productions
Posts: 150
San Antonio, Texas, US


Sarah Vamp wrote:

Thanks so much for your honesty! I appreciate it! Pinup is definitely my passion and I absolutely love it! I really enjoy variety so I am always trying different things when it comes to modeling. I do see what you mean with other genres besides pinup. I feel more experienced and comfortable when it comes to those types of shoots. But I am gaining more and more experience in editorial and continue to work on posing, angles, etc. What do you mean exactly by if I hooded my eyes more?

Thanks again and if we ever cross paths I'd love to work with you!

Hooded eyes are where your eyes are open but to a smaller degree.  Your lids are lowered casting a slight hood over your eyes.  Marilyn Monroe was the master of this.

Feb 14 13 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Maruschke
Posts: 543
Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand


Please smile
Feb 14 13 12:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Maria Susanti
Posts: 533
Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, Indonesia


me please
Feb 14 13 12:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
RachelYDooley
Posts: 12
Bothell, Washington, US


I would love to play! Let me know?

Thanks so much,
Rachel Dooley
Feb 14 13 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
HEATHER 19
Posts: 1,122
Boston, Massachusetts, US


maybe skipped ?
Feb 14 13 06:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,887
Los Angeles, California, US


If you are still going, I'd be interested.
Feb 14 13 06:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MisterChristian
Posts: 41
Richmond, Virginia, US


I'll add my name to the list of those interested in hearing what you think when you've had a break...
Feb 14 13 10:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Michael Ceorgoveanu
Posts: 41
Los Angeles, California, US


Haha, ok let's hear it..
Feb 14 13 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dani-Mae
Posts: 59
Bladenboro, North Carolina, US


I know I have a very small port but I would still love a critique.  Thanks. big_smile
Feb 15 13 05:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
-Nadya-
Posts: 325
Houston, Texas, US


CEE Productions wrote:

You have what I'm gonna start calling, "Pretty girl syndrome"... which means you are a pretty girl, but instead of really focusing on modeling your face, for the majority of the photos you have a, "Don't I look pretty? I look pretty right? I know I know I'm pretty..."

You don't know how to speak with your eyes in the majority of your photos.  You seem to be able to do it in a couple of your photos, but you should concentrate more on doing it in ALL of your photos.  Be careful you also have a tendency to go dead.

You need better control of your mouth too.  Most of the time it looks like you are clenching your jaw, but not in the proper way.  There is too much tension in your face and you really need to relax the lower half of your face.

Not to sure about your actual posing either.  I feel like a majority of it is kind of 'meh'... nothing to really get excited over.  I feel like you're going more for a catalog/commercial look but it's like some of it is over-posed.

I think you are super pretty though, and you look nice and long.  And hey there fellow Texan! XD  Just work on learning to relax your face and body more and I think you'd make a good career of commercial photography.

I'd also recommend you get some stronger photographers.

thats really good advice, thanks a ton! really!

Feb 15 13 07:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Katie Mundinger
Posts: 121
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


I'm game if you're still going!

Thanks smile
Feb 15 13 10:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Stormee
Posts: 2,463
San Antonio, Texas, US


Feb 16 13 12:38 am  Link  Quote 
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