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Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


Some photos, I would love your opinion on what should stay and what should go in my portfolio.

In return, if you have a question
Want to know which my favorite & not favorite are.
Just state that.

smile
Feb 25 13 11:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Effective Image
Posts: 3,908
Lansing, Michigan, US


What can go?

This one...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100407/15/4bbd093a4a4f2_m.jpg

I'm not a fan of collages. I think they are generally collections of so-so images, and the strong images are diluted by the weaker images. In this collage, I don't think there is a stand alone image, and the collage doesn't improve any of them.

BTW, Please change your avatar. In thumbnail size it's hard to figure out what it is.
Okay, you've been bitten by the 'back light flare is cool' bug. You'll get over it. But in the meantime, folks will be skipping over your portfolio because they can't immediately sort out your avatar.

Just my opinion.
Feb 26 13 12:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Stormee
Posts: 2,463
San Antonio, Texas, US


Feb 26 13 12:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


The Effective Image wrote:
What can go?

This one...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100407/15/4bbd093a4a4f2_m.jpg

I'm not a fan of collages. I think they are generally collections of so-so images, and the strong images are diluted by the weaker images. In this collage, I don't think there is a stand alone image, and the collage doesn't improve any of them.

BTW, Please change your avatar. In thumbnail size it's hard to figure out what it is.
Okay, you've been bitten by the 'back light flare is cool' bug. You'll get over it. But in the meantime, folks will be skipping over your portfolio because they can't immediately sort out your avatar.

Just my opinion.

Thank you for your opinion smile

Feb 26 13 12:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/23472537

She looks a little yellowed and I don't really care for that exact crop,sorry.

Thank you for your opinion smile

Feb 26 13 12:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Velvet Paper Photo
Posts: 468
Lexington, Kentucky, US


I love your work! I honestly wouldn't get rid of anything, but if I absolutely HAD to choose, I would get rid of this one. I can't pinpoint why exactly, I just don't care for it.

EDIT: Maybe it's the outfit, fur coat & high-waisted pants.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/09/508d5a1796328_m.jpg
Feb 26 13 12:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


Velvet Paper Photo wrote:
I love your work! I honestly wouldn't get rid of anything, but if I absolutely HAD to choose, I would get rid of this one. I can't pinpoint why exactly, I just don't care for it.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/09/508d5a1796328_m.jpg

Thank you smile

Feb 26 13 12:59 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,665
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/23472537

I would have to say this one, as it meshes the least with your natural happy sunlit style. If you're going to do something that is sticking out, is has to be spectacular, and this one just isn't in my opinion. It looks a little contrived, I'm not really sure about the tones, the comp and the few fingers in the upper corner, and the expression doesn't engage.

Feel free to stab back at me smile.
Feb 26 13 01:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


Axioma wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/23472537

I would have to say this one, as it meshes the least with your natural happy sunlit style. If you're going to do something that is sticking out, is has to be spectacular, and this one just isn't in my opinion. It looks a little contrived, I'm not really sure about the tones, the comp and the few fingers in the upper corner, and the expression doesn't engage.

Feel free to stab back at me smile.

Thank you, You know those fingers in the upper corner, is probably the reason why i never completely fell in love with that photo.

Your portfolio is wonderful, of course. I have seen your work before.
What a beauty.

I love the emotion in this
18+ http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/09 … 77f9a6.jpg

Out of your whole portfolio, there is really only photo that didn't really care for
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120122/10/4f1c52f0a8f6e_m.jpg
I can't really pinpoint a reason why, i just think the rest of your portfolio is far better

Feb 26 13 01:13 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,665
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


smile thank you!
Feb 26 13 01:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,279
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


For me these are your strongest images
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120324/17/4f6e6b1055672_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/02/506d594cb8554_m.jpg
Would be more about the model if you crop this to a square format
[Remove some of the top of photo]
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100717/16/4c4238b26ee1e_m.jpg
Wish eyes were not blocked by hair

Like the story line behind these images
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110825/15/4e56cb728a187_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110709/15/4e18d259dab46_m.jpg

You do have a flair for photography
Feb 26 13 05:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,076
Catskill, New York, US


Seems like we just did this. Actually you have about three of these thread going.
Feb 26 13 05:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DScottPhotography
Posts: 141
Bradford, England, United Kingdom


Love these two
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130226/00/512c784f4a652_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130207/19/51146dcfce7ab_m.jpg

Not a fan of this
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130208/15/511585505cb6c_m.jpg
Nothing wrong with it technically, love the colours and that, it's just that his smile seems very forced, which isn't a good look.

If you could let me know best and worst too that'd be awesome smile
Feb 26 13 06:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
Seems like we just did this. Actually you have about three of these thread going.

Technically two, the last one which is similar to this one, never got any responds besides yours. The other one isn't even about my work. :]

Feb 26 13 09:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


Lee_Photography wrote:
For me these are your strongest images
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120324/17/4f6e6b1055672_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121004/02/506d594cb8554_m.jpg
Would be more about the model if you crop this to a square format
[Remove some of the top of photo]
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100717/16/4c4238b26ee1e_m.jpg
Wish eyes were not blocked by hair

Like the story line behind these images
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110825/15/4e56cb728a187_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110709/15/4e18d259dab46_m.jpg

You do have a flair for photography

Thank you for your opinion smile

Feb 26 13 09:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


DScottPhotography wrote:
Love these two
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130226/00/512c784f4a652_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130207/19/51146dcfce7ab_m.jpg

Not a fan of this
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130208/15/511585505cb6c_m.jpg
Nothing wrong with it technically, love the colours and that, it's just that his smile seems very forced, which isn't a good look.

If you could let me know best and worst too that'd be awesome smile

Thank you smile

Best (My favorite)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130226/08/512ce3f295ef5_m.jpg
I know most people on here wouldn't be too into it, just because its a family portrait, but i love the storytelling in this. Its such a beautiful family portrait.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130210/08/5117c9cf3f94b_m.jpg
I really like the colors and the models expression.

Worst
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130226/08/512ce03eaadbf_m.jpg
Too much hair covering her neck, it wouldn't be as bad if there wasn't that eye cut. but the mixture of both just keep me from liking this photo.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130226/08/512cdc4935da1_m.jpg
Its not bad, but the lighting could have been a lot better.

Feb 26 13 09:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matt Forma
Posts: 373
Denver, Colorado, US


This is my least favorite - http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27343356

Not bad technically, just kinda boring.

I also think on your avatar shot the model has a slightly strained expression. Love what you did with the tree branches and the light, her face could just be better. Maybe you have another one from that shoot where she looks more at ease?

Best to you
Feb 26 13 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SFG Photography
Posts: 2,468
Oceanside, California, US


Matt Forma wrote:
This is my least favorite - http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27343356

Not bad technically, just kinda boring.

I also think on your avatar shot the model has a slightly strained expression. Love what you did with the tree branches and the light, her face could just be better. Maybe you have another one from that shoot where she looks more at ease?

Best to you

Thank you smile

Feb 26 13 10:12 am  Link  Quote 
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