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Model with Michael
Posts: 391
Frederick, Maryland, US


I've been a professional judge for photo competitions for many decades. I teach professional photographers at workshops, photo schools and seminars. I also teach models how to pose. So if you want honest feedback, I will pick out your best and/or your worst. If you want to know why, I'll let you know my reasoning.

If I really like your work, I'll comment and list it. But I'm hard to impress. You can look through my port and lists to see what I think has merit.

I wish you much success!

PLEASE NOTE: I am looking for artistic merit and commercial value in the images. While I enjoy creative and artistic nudes, I will pass without comment on portfolios that simply put models on display without trying to highlight the model's beauty.

It might take me awhile to get to you, as the write-ups take a bit of time and my photography work keeps me busy. I am working my way them. Top of Pg 13.

Michael
Mar 07 13 05:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Meggera
Posts: 91
South Gate, California, US


I'd like to know your opinion! *in desperate need of feedback* smile
Mar 07 13 06:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JIOPIX
Posts: 1,119
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Love to hear your opinion...
Mar 07 13 06:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,752
New York, New York, US


shoot!
Mar 07 13 06:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brendan Lally Photo
Posts: 50
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I'm game... looking forward to your feedback
Mar 07 13 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


I'll play!
Mar 07 13 06:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Watson Photograph
Posts: 52
Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia


id love to know my best and worst so im in

Cheers

Dave
Mar 07 13 06:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Joseph William
Posts: 1,959
Chicago, Illinois, US


Would love to hear your opinion
Mar 07 13 06:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Mary Zdo
Posts: 174
San Ramon, California, US


Do tell.
Mar 07 13 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
winking_wonder
Posts: 5,490
New York, New York, US


I'm in.
Mar 07 13 06:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
hs photography
Posts: 468
Houston, Texas, US


I'm next please.
Mar 07 13 06:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images by MR
Posts: 7,482
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Yes plz..
Mar 07 13 06:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Miss Leilani Jade
Posts: 2,497
Decatur, Alabama, US


I am game would like to know your opinion
Mar 07 13 06:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
fine art nudes by paul
Posts: 3,276
Berkeley, California, US


i'm curious
Mar 07 13 06:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
B E A R
Posts: 474
Riverside, California, US


Sureeeee
Mar 07 13 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A-M-P
Posts: 17,976
Orlando, Florida, US


ok lol
Mar 07 13 07:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FHS Photography
Posts: 16
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


I would like your feedback please.
Mar 07 13 07:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Warren Leimbach
Posts: 2,551
Tampa, Florida, US


I would love to hear your thoughts.
Mar 07 13 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alexander Choi
Posts: 13
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I would very much value your opinion!
I'm in
Mar 07 13 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David A Bliss
Posts: 162
Parker, Colorado, US


Yes please
Mar 07 13 07:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CireStudios
Posts: 223
New York, New York, US


Yes please. I would be very interested.
Mar 07 13 07:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Model with Michael
Posts: 391
Frederick, Maryland, US


Meggera wrote:
I'd like to know your opinion! *in desperate need of feedback* smile

Your best: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31901228

Shows your face and form well. Both of which are good and have potential. I would suggest working in this direction, but minus the weapon.

Your worst: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/11490093

Hides your face and is a candid shot. Fine for family, but not in a model portfolio.

My suggestion: You've got the height and figure to make it in this industry. Your face is fine and could look fantastic with a high quality makeup job. You auburn hair is also an asset. The longer you grow it, the more people will want to create elaborate shots using it. The money is in high fashion, not casual shots.

Seek out photographers with more experience, who have high quality portfolios to get some refined shots that flatter your height and form. Volunteer to be the face for MUAs you admire. With hustle, grit and determination, you will find opportunities with quality photographers and could build a great port!

Much success, Michael

Mar 07 13 07:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Aly Catt
Posts: 402
Oneonta, New York, US


me?
Mar 07 13 07:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
toesup
Posts: 999
Templeton, California, US


Sounds interesting..
Mar 07 13 07:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Icuellar
Posts: 18
Austin, Texas, US


Ok i'm in... i really have to change several of my pics now smile
Mar 07 13 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Crows Photography
Posts: 229
Dothan, Alabama, US


Have a look
Mar 07 13 07:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jessie Rand
Posts: 41
Sacramento, California, US


Im ready for it!
Mar 07 13 07:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
OmnyRa
Posts: 1,029
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Scary, but I'll take a shot...
Mar 07 13 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ceci L
Posts: 235
Villena, Valencia, Spain


Me big_smile
Mar 07 13 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Merry Jane
Posts: 986
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, US


Sweet, I'd love to know what you think are my best and worst, and why? I really appreciate it.
Mar 07 13 07:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Model with Michael
Posts: 391
Frederick, Maryland, US


JIOPIX wrote:
Love to hear your opinion...

It's difficult to pick the best and worst from your port, because you have not decided what direction you want to take. There are things in your port that various people will like.

If you are doing it for fun, your port is fine. If you are doing it for business, you need to focus on what direction you want to take to make your money, because buyers will be turned off by things that they don't like.

No matter what direction you take, focus more on composition. Composition is what makes or breaks an image.

Much success,
Michael

Mar 07 13 07:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Model with Michael
Posts: 391
Frederick, Maryland, US


Marin Photography wrote:
shoot!

Your best:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31829910

The pose, the model's outfit and her expression make this your strongest photo.

Your worst:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30725718

The photo conveys no meaning, it's just there. Photographing men is very different from photographing women. The lighting, posing, makeup, styling, everything must be different.

To improve your portfolio, take time to study lighting and posing. Don't expect the model to know how to pose. It's the photographer that is looking in the camera that directs the model.

Much success,
Michael

Mar 07 13 08:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,743
Santa Ana, California, US


Ok...
Mar 07 13 08:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fist Full of Ish
Posts: 1,904
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US


'Please!
Mar 07 13 08:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emma Faith
Posts: 3
Ambler, Pennsylvania, US


Would love to hear your advice on which direction I should take my career and where I would make the most out of it. Thank you
Mar 07 13 08:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Barry Brown Images
Posts: 185
Crossville, Tennessee, US


If you're still going, I'd like to know your opinion!
Mar 07 13 08:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,752
New York, New York, US


Model with Michael wrote:
Your best: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31901228

Shows your face and form well. Both of which are good and have potential. I would suggest working in this direction, but minus the weapon.

Your worst: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/11490093

Hides your face and is a candid shot. Fine for family, but not in a model portfolio.

My suggestion: You've got the height and figure to make it in this industry. Your face is fine and could look fantastic with a high quality makeup job. You auburn hair is also an asset. The longer you grow it, the more people will want to create elaborate shots using it. The money is in high fashion, not casual shots.

Seek out photographers with more experience, who have high quality portfolios to get some refined shots that flatter your height and form. Volunteer to be the face for MUAs you admire. With hustle, grit and determination, you will find opportunities with quality photographers and could build a great port!

Much success, Michael

wrong thread

Mar 07 13 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kozmina
Posts: 6,533
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


Took a 6 month break so no new stuff but would like to hear what you think of my older stuff and what direction I should go in.
Mar 07 13 08:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Model with Michael
Posts: 391
Frederick, Maryland, US


Brendan Lally Photo wrote:
I'm game... looking forward to your feedback

Your best:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29802396

I'm a commercial and fine art photographer. An image like this one sells. It would be even stronger if she was looking at camera with an expression.

Your worst:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28248016

There is no effort in the hair, makeup, clothing or pose.

Much success,
Michael

Mar 07 13 08:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rhiana Gray
Posts: 61
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I'd love to know your opinion on best and worst (and why!)

Thanks!
Mar 07 13 08:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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