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Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


I will tell you what I like, if anything, and how I think you could be better.  Don't post if you can't handle a little criticism.  Both photographers and models are welcome.
Feb 13 13 09:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ceci L
Posts: 235
Villena, Valencia, Spain


Okay big_smile
Feb 13 13 09:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Too Hot For Snakes
Posts: 5,589
TERLINGUA, Texas, US


OK
Feb 13 13 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JAE
Posts: 2,039
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US


Go for it smile
Feb 13 13 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,723
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Emily Hayworth wrote:
I will tell you what I like, if anything, and how I think you could be better.  Don't post if you can't handle a little criticism.  Both photographers and models are welcome.

I'm game. smile

Feb 13 13 09:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Derp
Posts: 101
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


I can take a bite or two
Feb 13 13 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


Ceci L wrote:
Okay big_smile

First of all, the good.  You have a beautiful face and legs that go on for days.  Physically, you have the potential to be very successful.  I could see you doing glamour style work AND fashion/editorial (though you will be limited in that regard due to your height).

The not so good.  Your facial expressions need work.  Some of them are good, but others are not.  I like this one, because it seems like you have good facial control, and you're using your eyes:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/10/507aeffe169b3_m.jpg

But not this one:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130104/16/50e7790a3c377_m.jpg

Find photographers that know how to flatter your angles.  This image does not:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121209/18/50c54368c29b4_m.jpg
The neck angle is awkward and it isn't flattering to your face.

This one makes your legs look short:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130201/11/510c17a0e077e_m.jpg

Basically, I'd love to see you work with some photographers that really focus on playing up your great features, and you need to learn how to play up your best angles.  You have a great face, so use it!  Use your eyes to pierce, to seduce, to look vulnerable, and so on.  Only you can figure out exactly how to do that.

Best of luck.

Feb 13 13 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MissLaurelle
Posts: 3,532
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


sure smile
Feb 13 13 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lela Jesse
Posts: 1,141
Arcata, California, US


me please? smile
Feb 13 13 09:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
LaurenKeach
Posts: 27
Danville, Kentucky, US


I would love to hear what you think
Feb 13 13 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


Too Hot For Snakes wrote:
OK

The good.  I like many of the poses, locations, and composition structures.

The bad.  Not all of those things are present in every image.

This one had potential, but I feel like the composition killed it.  Part of the chair leg/whip is cut off, and it shortened the whole thing.  Also, why does she have a whip at all?  There's no context.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/11109364 18

The composition of this one in the same series is better:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/11858320 18

But why are her boobs squished down like that?  It's good, but with a slight pose adjustment could have been much better.

It looks like you tried to venture a bit into the glamour world, but I don't like the expression on this one at all.  It's not flattering to her forehead, and her eyes just seem dead. 

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24823621

This, however is stunning:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/11987858 18

The first image really pulls your portfolio down, though this image made me forgive you.

Overall suggestion: weed out the not so good, and only keep the stunning.  You have some beautiful images -- truly.  If you decide you want to do glamour type stuff, portraits, or anything that's closer on the face, make sure you work with llamas that can give good expressions.  Sometimes it takes a little direction.

Feb 13 13 09:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,127
Upland, California, US


Cool... lets here it girlfren... wink
Feb 13 13 09:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


JAE Photography PA wrote:
Go for it smile

Your work is stunning (but you know that).  Then again, with models like Liz, Courtney, and Valerie (and others like them), it's hard to go wrong.

In a book full of stunning images, you're bound to get one or two that are ho-hum (at least to subjective taste) and I would say you have a couple of those.

This one I just don't get.  I don't feel like there's any reason for me to like it.  She's obviously beautiful, but it seems uninspired relative to your other work.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28776250 18+

This one would be great if the icky wall wasn't so distracting.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120625/15/4fe8e5330d0e7_m.jpg

And once again with the location.  What's going on here?  She's gorgeous, but why is she holding the microwave handle?  And the top of the fridge?  Since I'm straight, I guess I'm not distracted enough by the...erm...view, to not notice that she is holding on to kitchen appliances.  Kitchens are for pin-ups.  There's no story here.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29883688

Then I looked at this image and forgot all about it.  She tells a story with her eyes, and you captured it magnificently.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121224/19/50d91dce335a1_m.jpg

So, in review, you're too talented to get away with putting up mediocre "meh" stuff.  Consider this someone calling you on it.  You don't need the ho-hum images to fill out your port -- there are tons of stunning images.  Trash the not as stellar ones, and you're absolutely golden.

Feb 13 13 09:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,725
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


sure
Feb 13 13 09:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ceci L
Posts: 235
Villena, Valencia, Spain


Emily Hayworth wrote:

Thank you so much. I will work to improve on what you said and also get rid of the not good looking shoots.

Feb 13 13 09:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


JAE Photography PA wrote:
Go for it smile

Ugh, I wrote this whole long thing for you, and for some reason, it's not showing it posted.  Maybe it will pop up later.  To summarize what I already said, your work is stunning.  Truly amazing.  Gorgeous models, great styling, light, composition, everything.

Only problem -- a couple of your images are ho-hum.  With a port full of stunning images like you have, you don't need them.  This one, for example, looks amateur:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28776250 18+

And the dirty wall ruins this one for me:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120625/15/4fe8e5330d0e7_m.jpg

Don't let those mediocre-ish images pull down a port that is full of images like this, which show off the glorious beauty that is Liz!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121224/19/50d91dce335a1_m.jpg

Feb 13 13 09:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
TaylorHaze
Posts: 185
Dallas, Texas, US


I'd love feedback!
Feb 13 13 09:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JAE
Posts: 2,039
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US


Thanks for the feedback Emily smile I have some cleaning I know I need to do and agree with you.

Forums are acting kind of stupid now so your posts may not show until someone posts after it.
Feb 13 13 09:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


Samantha Emme wrote:

I'm game. smile

Hmm -- what to do with you?  There are a couple images that started to make me say "work on your facial posing", but then I see something as stellar as this:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130106/12/50e9defac6200_m.jpg
In which the face is very, very good.

So, my advice has changed to simply weeding out the ones that don't express that facial control and ability. 

This one is not flattering to your pretty face at all -- I would dump it.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121209/15/50c5253522984_m.jpg

This one is just not good, especially in comparison to everything else.  You're prettier than it makes you look, and the jeans look like they're cutting your rear end in half.  If you dump nothing else, I would definitely dump this one.  Trust me.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31618036 18+ (sort of)

This, on the other hand, is stunning.  A natural, relaxed, yet beautiful and elegant pose.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110729/22/4e339a23d5254_m.jpg

Good work.  Best of luck.

Feb 13 13 09:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


Miser Photography wrote:
I can take a bite or two

No big complaints.  You have a distinct style, which is cool.

Don't like the expression in this one at all.  I can tell what it should have been, but it's not that.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130116/20/50f7845201490_m.jpg

This is also sort of mediocre and meh.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130104/08/50e7030162da9_m.jpg

This is a cool pose, and I like the light.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130131/13/510ae08fe54fe_m.jpg

Overall, your edgy stuff is really cool and has a nice vibe to it.  If you want to get more into the cutesy glamour style stuff (which is what it seems the second photo I posted was trying to be), you have some work to do.  Definitely pick a location other than the bathroom.

Feb 13 13 10:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Derp
Posts: 101
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Emily Hayworth wrote:
No big complaints.  You have a distinct style, which is cool.

Don't like the expression in this one at all.  I can tell what it should have been, but it's not that.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130116/20/50f7845201490_m.jpg

This is also sort of mediocre and meh.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130104/08/50e7030162da9_m.jpg

This is a cool pose, and I like the light.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130131/13/510ae08fe54fe_m.jpg

Overall, your edgy stuff is really cool and has a nice vibe to it.  If you want to get more into the cutesy glamour style stuff (which is what it seems the second photo I posted was trying to be), you have some work to do.  Definitely pick a location other than the bathroom.

Thank you. I honestly was expecting to be thrown to dogs so your critique came as a nice surprise. :-)

Feb 13 13 10:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


MissLaurelle wrote:
sure smile

You're beautiful, and your portfolio represents you well.  There's a little bit of everything, and all of it is high quality.  That's hard to find.

This, however, I don't like:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121008/08/5072ee936dfe2_m.jpg
Sort of cool, but the expression comes across a little forced and unnatural.

I also think that this pose leaves something to be desired:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120910/10/504e266242806_m.jpg
The way your pelvis is sort of tucked under isn't really flattering to your figure, which we know is good from all the other images.

Other than that, great stuff.  It's hard to find people who can pull off versatility the way that you do.

Feb 13 13 10:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bravo Magic Images
Posts: 765
Temple City, California, US


Please give me your Bulls eye thanks.
Feb 13 13 10:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


Lela Jesse wrote:
me please? smile

You're gorgeous, but your work is just okay.  With a face like that, you could definitely work with some photographers that could give you higher quality images that would be more than just take it or leave it.  There's nothing really terrible about any of yours, but you have the potential to get some much better work.  Take advantage of that.

Feb 13 13 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lela Jesse
Posts: 1,141
Arcata, California, US


Emily Hayworth wrote:

You're gorgeous, but your work is just okay.  With a face like that, you could definitely work with some photographers that could give you higher quality images that would be more than just take it or leave it.  There's nothing really terrible about any of yours, but you have the potential to get some much better work.  Take advantage of that.

Thank you!

Feb 13 13 10:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


LaurenKeach wrote:
I would love to hear what you think

You're pretty, but fairly new to this whole thing, so my expectations aren't as high as they otherwise might be -- especially considering your great stats!

I'm not sure how many great photographers there are out where you are, but find some.  You look like you have great potential for fashion/editorial looks -- and someone will be willing to test with you to get you some better images.  You don't have anything up right now that I would consider particularly good, but it at least shows that there's a lot of promise.

It will take some time and work, but I think you can build a really beautiful portfolio that you can be proud of.

Eventually, when you get better stuff, you'll want to dump basically everything you have up right now.

Feb 13 13 10:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


Select Models wrote:
Cool... lets here it girlfren... wink

Oh Gary, how can you expect me to critique someone that I know?!  Ah, I guess I'll do it anyway...but only because I actually like your stuff, haha!

You have beautiful images.  Some of them are breathtaking.  Only problem in my eyes is that you have about a thousand of them up, which sort of decreases the ease of navigating your port.  All your stuff is good, but if you pared out a few of the ones that aren't as magical as your best work (all that gorgeous makeup!), you would definitely up your ante.  Then again, there aren't many that I would want to cut.

I think this one is my favorite.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100303/07/4b8e7ec545ed5_m.jpg

Feb 13 13 10:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


NicoleNudes wrote:
sure

I've always loved your work.

You're obviously stunning.  You have some of the best breasts on MM (is it weird that I just said that?).  I always like to see another woman with natural breasts.  The whole rest of your body is awesome too, of course, and you're definitely an adept and experienced poser.  You exude confidence in front of the camera.

Only real suggestion?  Cut this.  It's good, but not as good as the rest of your portfolio.  I don't think it shows how beautiful you really are.  The bright pink ear sort of threw me off at first glance, and the rest of the image is just sort of okay.  You have much better stuff.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31596901 18+

Feb 13 13 10:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


I am interested to hear your opinion smile
Feb 13 13 10:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


TaylorHaze wrote:
I'd love feedback!

First of all, you're beautiful.  This next comment has nothing to do with that aspect of things -- but all your work is pretty mediocre.  I'd say you're still in a fairly beginning stage of building up a good book.  There's nothing wrong with that, but there's a lot of room for improvement.

This is your best shot right now:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130212/01/511a119bf34dc_m.jpg

You've probably heard and/or read this a lot, but you want to keep working with better photographers, as you're able.  Build up a collection of high quality photos, and pare out the not so good ones as you go.  Practice your posing, and look at lots of images of models that you admire.  Mimic their expressions and poses, and look at all the elements of images that you do/don't like.  I think if you do those things, you can put together an awesome book!  You can do it!

Feb 13 13 10:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


Bravo Magic Images wrote:
Please give me your Bulls eye thanks.

First of all, I like that you're trying to instill a sense of fun in your work.  With that said, I'm not adverse to a good pin-up, but I think your styling and processing leaves something to be desired.  I would definitely suggest improving your lighting skills -- that will go a long way. 

This is the only one I really like:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121207/15/50c281891474d_m.jpg

Though this is sort of cute too:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121208/13/50c3b3f92a716_m.jpg

Feb 13 13 10:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 847
Banning, California, US


SFG Photography wrote:
I am interested to hear your opinion smile

I really, really like your stuff.  It has a great bohemian feel.  I felt happier just scrolling through it. 

Nothing negative to say.  Keep doing what you do.

Feb 13 13 10:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Natallia Nia
Posts: 36
Kutno, Łódzkie, Poland


me please )
Feb 13 13 11:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SPV Photo
Posts: 739
San Diego, California, US


Go!
Feb 13 13 11:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rainbow Candy
Posts: 118
Seattle, Washington, US


smile I'd like some critique. I'm really starting to think about what kind of direction I want to head now that I have more experience under my belt and some great people to work with! So thanks in advance.
Feb 13 13 11:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lone Pine Photography
Posts: 38
Savannah, Georgia, US


I'd really appreciate your opinion. I just started back with mm, so I don't have any non client work to post yet. Thank you!
Feb 13 13 11:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MCB Imagery
Posts: 93
Portland, Oregon, US


Please - if you're still going!
Feb 14 13 12:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ray Adair
Posts: 5
Tacoma, Washington, US


Go for it! Criticism and all!
Feb 14 13 01:17 am  Link  Quote 
Model
GenesisAn
Posts: 109
Milpitas, California, US


Feb 14 13 01:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ArtisticallySexy
Posts: 86
Coconut Creek, Florida, US


I would like to play.....

also, please vote for this pic of mine in today's POTD
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30558873
thank you
Feb 14 13 01:27 am  Link  Quote 
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