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Model
Rachel Aurie
Posts: 47
Albany, New York, US


Just wondering how I am doing/ Would love some feedback on my photos and my info and what you might suggest I improve on adn whats right just the way it is.
Please be nice and constructive.
Thanks
Feb 13 13 10:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sospix
Posts: 21,140
Orlando, Florida, US


I think you should come to Florida and shoot with everyone named "SOS" immediately  .  .  .  wink  Okay, okay, if that isn't gonna happen, I'd cull down the "hand in hair" shots a bit, add some more fashion, and variety, and continue on  .  .  .  nicely done  .  .  .

SOS
Feb 13 13 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Aurie
Posts: 47
Albany, New York, US


Wow, I never noticed that I have a thing for the hands in the hair before. And I do agree about doing more fashion.
Thank you for your input SOS and when I get to Florida well shoot together
Feb 13 13 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sospix
Posts: 21,140
Orlando, Florida, US


Rachel Aurie wrote:
Wow, I never noticed that I have a thing for the hands in the hair before. And I do agree about doing more fashion.
Thank you for your input SOS and when I get to Florida well shoot together

Yep, just a few too many of the same pose  .  .  .  variety is a good thing, it'll help you grow your looks, and potential client base  .  .  .  it's nice and warm down here right now, so beach, surf, island are all workin'  .  .  .  you've got an open invite  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Feb 13 13 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jackson frontier photos
Posts: 531
Joplin, Missouri, US


Looks like a professional port to me, I think you belong on a magazine cover.  Based on your port I'd consider myself very fortune to work with you.

Editing to add that your profile is consistent with the conclusions above. It's direct and specific, tells me what I'd need to know.  Good job!
Feb 13 13 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Tirado Photography
Posts: 4,205
New York, New York, US


I think you are doing well so far. Looking forward to seeing more shots from you. You should shoot with that photographer in NYC when you are there...what's his name...Paul...Paul Tirado....yeah I hear he is a nice guy and can take a decent shot.
Feb 13 13 01:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Boreal Photography
Posts: 292
Duluth, Minnesota, US


I think you are quite stunning, and I do not see that with many of the models here on MM. I think you must live down the street from me, lol, because it is winter here 5 months out of the year (northern MN) and your portfolio seems to be almost all indoor shots.  When I look at your portfolio I think to myself wow she is so beautiful, but the photos (compositions, poses, lighting) to be frank look somewhat mediocre (and I can relate to that myself-- I have mediocre fashion photos in my portfolio, so my goal is to work hard on this in 2013, use a MUA, style models, etc).

The one photo I really liked
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … a0211f.jpg
disappointed in that I wanted your eyes to have been looking at me (at the camera lens).

Other photos had way too harsh of shadows on the wall, too many shot with you in wrinkled bedsheets. This is in no way a reflection of your beauty or potential as a model, just that I would like to see you work with more photographers and really boost the quality of your portfolio, as I think you could go far in non-runway modeling (editorial, fashion, swimsuit modeling).

I would like to see waaaaay more photos of you styled in high fashion, lit proper, posed, eyes on the camera lens, and shot out and about like you see with fashion shots of urban fashion, editorial and grunge fashion, and on the beach.

I so wish you lived up here near me because as a photographer I would absolutely love to photograph you! (actually today I was thinking at some point I might just travel to a big city like NYC so I could do some work with professional models, pickings are slim here in Duluth MN, sigh).
randall
Feb 13 13 01:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,224
Champaign, Illinois, US


I think you have a great start! Branch out a bit more. Fashion, bikini, lingerie, beauty headshots, high class, couples......I think you can pull off about anythings with your looks and smile
Feb 13 13 01:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Aurie
Posts: 47
Albany, New York, US


thank you all for responding and giving me your feedback. I respect the opinions of everyone here on MM and look forward to continuing to improve. And Paul, anytime, just let me know!
Feb 13 13 01:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Boreal Photography
Posts: 292
Duluth, Minnesota, US


Randall_Oelerich wrote:
...Other photos had way too harsh of shadows on the wall, ...

Like this one
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 88014c.jpg
If I were to have done this pose, which I like actually, a lot, I would have had you lose the shirt/bra underneath that knit top

EDIT: And replace that leopard spot bottom with a simpler solid color bottom that goes with the top; bad combo of spotted brown bottoms and orange-red top.

to create a more Kate Upton sensuous pose more like this one to fully utilize that knit top
http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4926341254088787&pid=1.7
and pull away from the background and put the lighting closer to you to lose that shadow.

So sorry, not meaning to be too critical, just throwing out ideas to think of for future poses/shots, you can tell me to go to hell if you want, just one GWC's opinion, lol. Want you to be the best you can be, you are going to go far in modeling I am sure!
randall

Feb 13 13 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Boreal Photography
Posts: 292
Duluth, Minnesota, US


EDIT (can't figure out hot to delete this, my previous post got posted twice so i edited it here to delete what I could)
Feb 13 13 02:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Aurie
Posts: 47
Albany, New York, US


Thanks again. Please keep the comments coming. I want to be the best that I can and have as close to a perfect port as possible.
Feb 13 13 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Boreal Photography
Posts: 292
Duluth, Minnesota, US


Rachel Aurie wrote:
Thanks again. Please keep the comments coming. I want to be the best that I can and have as close to a perfect port as possible.

I would like to see you find a couple of really good fashion photographers (I ain't the one, lol, I am still learning that genre!) who have great portfolios and know their sheeet, who would shoot you using stylists and MUAs and a variety of locations. I think even if you paid 1-3 such photographers (i doubt you would have to, i am sure they would do TFP) that $ outlay would come back to you ten times over in a year. My critique of your photos was more about the shots, the photographers, styling, composition--- you have the beauty though, so again, imho you could go far fast if you get the portfolio. As a photographer I can see through the photos in your portfolio and would be excited to work with you (unfortunately I am stuck here in the land of snow and ice, sigh)-- so maybe you get a few nice head shots and such and approach some agencies in NYC? I'll stop now on my five cents of advice (quite certain I owe you change),
R

Feb 13 13 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SKITA Studios
Posts: 1,563
Boston, Massachusetts, US


More of this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121209/10/50c4d3b66a655_m.jpg
and your avatar.


Less of this:
(bad lighting)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121231/23/50e28c395e4b7_m.jpg
(bad expression)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121210/17/50c68edb6dae3_m.jpg

I'd start culling your portfolio...
Feb 13 13 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,043
Columbus, Ohio, US


If I had shot those photos you have posted, I might only have edited 2-4 of them.

However, the preponderance of the problems don't lie in your lap.
Feb 13 13 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David M Russell
Posts: 1,085
New York, New York, US


You've got some very strong stuff and some that's less strong. I'm guessing it's the difference in experience levels of the photographers you're working with, but there are also some in which (to me) you look like a whole different person. I think it has something to do with the way you wear your hair...?

Not sure.

In any case, I think you're off to a good start. More more more. Keep shooting.

-D
Feb 13 13 04:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ph-photo
Posts: 31
London, England, United Kingdom


Rachel Aurie wrote:
Just wondering how I am doing/ Would love some feedback on my photos and my info and what you might suggest I improve on adn whats right just the way it is.
Please be nice and constructive.
Thanks

Gorgeous look, smiley, happy and innocent! Very commercial looking images! The hands in the hair is a fair point, as thats a very glamour girl pose. You are incredibly beautiful!

Feb 16 13 09:29 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rayne Tupelo
Posts: 21
Louisa, Virginia, US


You have a charming look, and you are great at posing yourself for a newer model.  I especially like this image: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31034077

What I dislike about your portfolio is a lot of bad cropping, which isn't your fault.  But cropping at the ankle or toes makes my eyes bleed.

Also, you might want to do some location shoots, as all of your images right now have a similar feel.  Or maybe hire an MUA and get some creative portraits?  Anything so it's not just images shot in front of a white, grey or black backdrop.  Even your clothes are mostly the same color in the images.

Great work! :-)
Feb 16 13 11:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Diana Grigore
Posts: 17
Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania


I love the black and white image best : http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31670178
Not because it's in black and white, but because I think your expression is the most professional there, I would love to see more of those.
I have to agree with the hand in the hair, but that's no biggie. I like that you have different expressions with each of the photos, and they don't seem forced. Also, your smile is beautiful and I think, good for commercial shots.
I would, of course, want to see more fashion images of you, I think you'd rock them smile
Keep up the good work!
Feb 16 13 03:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ken Marcus Studios
Posts: 8,427
Los Angeles, California, US


Rachel Aurie wrote:
Just wondering how I am doing/ Would love some feedback on my photos and my info and what you might suggest I improve on adn whats right just the way it is.
Please be nice and constructive.
Thanks

You are doing just fine . . . . now all you have to do is move up a step or two in the caliber of photographer you shoot with.

KM

Feb 16 13 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Aurie
Posts: 47
Albany, New York, US


Thank you all for your input. The reason I love this site is not only the networking with some of the best in the business but the honest feedback that I get. It can only make me better as I strive to be the best that I can be at what I do.
Again, a sincere thank you to everyone for leading me in the right direction on my quest
Feb 19 13 08:15 am  Link  Quote 
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