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Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Sunday, June 16, 1:50 pm CST.  I have an hour to blow, so bring it on!

If you ask for it, I'm going to give to you exactly as I see it.  If it's hot, I'll call it hot.  If you're mostly looking good but you need a couple shots thrown out of your port, I'll not only tell you which ones but I'll also tell you what's missing in your port.

But if it's bad, I'm going to suggest you go for a new look.

Okay, sorry, that's it for today.  don't want to leave you hanging.  I'll respond to those already on there.
Apr 24 13 01:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Azia Rose
Posts: 228
Portland, Oregon, US


Yes please
Apr 24 13 01:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ginger Rothestein
Posts: 191
Wilmington, North Carolina, US


Have a look
Apr 24 13 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Azia Rose wrote:
Yes please

Hi Azia, thanks for being my first victim.  Your look has a lot of potential but the photography isn't really pulling it out of you.  You've got these great long, lithe legs and arms, and yet there isn't a single shot that really shows them off.  The shots of you on the rocks was a great opportunity to really showcase your legs, and yet you're squatting in one shot, laying on the rock, it's just not working for me.  But it's not you. 

My advice to you is to find a kick-ass photographer in your area and become his/her muse.  I look forward to seeing what you can come up with in your next shoots.

Ron

Apr 24 13 02:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MeganJeanne
Posts: 53
San Clemente, California, US


yesplease
Apr 24 13 02:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Ginger Rothestein wrote:
Have a look

Ginger, there's no doubt your look is hot hot hot!

This shot is scintillating!  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32349364

So is this one: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32334747

This one is pretty good, but not quite great: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26097764

Okay, this one is smoking hot, too: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32349422

The waterfall shot is a real disappointment as there is so much potential there, and yet light is just going everywhere and composition and pose doesn't work for me.  The shot on that boardwalk, just need a little better dramatic lighting there and that shot would kick.  Your other shots are okay.  But again, it's not you.  You've got the goods.  It's obvious you bring a lot of energy to a photo shoot, and you've got a look that kills.  You ever come to Chicago, we definitely need to do a shoot together.

Ron

Apr 24 13 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cherrie Nova
Posts: 549
Fairfield, California, US


Please and thank you.
Apr 24 13 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


MeganJeanne wrote:
yesplease

Okay, we have a photographer in the house.  All right, Megan, here's the deal.  You've got 13 pics in your port, 10 have this gauzy, kinda flared-out look that seems to be your brand.  I look at those 10 pics and think, this is who Megan is as a photographer.  Your signature look.  I think a lot of photographers try to be everything to everyone, and end up with this mixed-up look that is not really identifiable.  I think you have your look, so stick with it, keep pushing yourself in that direction. 

This is my favorite shot of yours in this style: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31810676

The others are not necessarily weaker, but more so this one just spoke to me more.

Then you've got a normal studio shot (http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32315823) and then two shots with really cool dramatic lighting.  So you've got your signature style that dominates your port as it should, and then some examples of different directions you can go.  I'm totally digging this.  I'm hope you're enjoying some success out there in San Clemente.  If not, keep plugging away, it will come your way.

Ron

Apr 24 13 02:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Nova Rai wrote:
Please and thank you.

Nova, damn, you're trying to make things difficult for me, aren't you?  Your port is all over the place.  First, get rid of those Rachel Christine photos.  They're not that good -- the second one is pretty good -- but her watermark all over the place just kills the shot.  Totally amateur. 

Your zombie shots at the end just doesn't work for me.  They don't really showcase you, just not well done.  But this one is well done: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30846966

You had a really cool look going on here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29806165 -- but the short depth of field isn't what that shot calls for.  That purse needs to be in focus. 

This is a good look: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32422113 -- but the background is just way too cluttered.  In your portfolio, the attention needs to be locked dead-on you.  It's gotta be a thing where people see your image and they can't pull their eyes away from you.  But when you have crap vying for attention, it's just not going to work in a portfolio shot.

You've got a really nice look going but you need to work with better photographers.  Get out there and get some shoots in!

Apr 24 13 02:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Danielle Reid
Posts: 3,857
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Added new photos let me know what you think please
Apr 24 13 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,773
New York, New York, US


I'm still green but go ahead...
Apr 24 13 02:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
tallmo photos
Posts: 6
Beloeil, Quebec, Canada


Yeah, please !  Go ahead with my port !
Apr 24 13 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jahanara
Posts: 124
Washington, District of Columbia, US


I'm currently updating my portfolio but yes please!
Apr 24 13 02:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John Serratelli
Posts: 451
Beachwood, New Jersey, US


hello, I'd like to hear
Apr 24 13 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Danielle Reid wrote:
Added new photos let me know what you think please

Sorry, not a lot to say here.  Your avatar shot is solid.  And that, unfortunately, is about the end of it.  Your red hair gives you a unique look, and you seem very comfortable with your body.  But you either have to find a photographer who can pose, or you have to learn some poses.  But the photography itself is just killing you.  Problem is, it's too easy these days to own a dSLR camera and call yourself a photographer.  You've been shot by GWCs.   Go find yourself a hot photographer and make some things happen.

Apr 24 13 03:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Maria Panina
Posts: 139
New York, New York, US


Sure
Apr 24 13 03:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jordan Bunniie
Posts: 1,624
Los Angeles, California, US


bunny
Apr 24 13 03:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Marin Photography wrote:
I'm still green but go ahead...

Last time I did this, I got hardly any photographers.

Not sure why you call yourself green, Ruben, unless you're just politely saying that you're still learning.  We all are.  I'm extremely jealous of the dancers you've gotten to pose for you, and you've done a really nice job with them.  While you're not yet an agency photographer in NYC, you're also not green.  I like that you have a consistent look to your photography, so people know what they're going to get out of you.  I don't see shots that really blow me away, but you're getting very close to that. 

Keep pluggin' away, experiment, get out of your comfort zone, and let's see where you go.

Apr 24 13 03:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T R A N Q U I L I T Y
Posts: 13
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


I'm game yes please
Apr 24 13 03:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


tallmo photos wrote:
Yeah, please !  Go ahead with my port !

Look, I said I had to be honest, right?  Can't handle it, shouldn't be throwing yourself in my frying pan. 

See this shot: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30786658

Nice!

All others, not so.  Step away from your models, give them some space, work with the environment.   when you're shooting, slow down.  Feel the shot, don't overthink it.

Apr 24 13 03:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,773
New York, New York, US


Ron McKinney wrote:

Last time I did this, I got hardly any photographers.

Not sure why you call yourself green, Ruben, unless you're just politely saying that you're still learning.  We all are.  I'm extremely jealous of the dancers you've gotten to pose for you, and you've done a really nice job with them.  While you're not yet an agency photographer in NYC, you're also not green.  I like that you have a consistent look to your photography, so people know what they're going to get out of you.  I don't see shots that really blow me away, but you're getting very close to that. 

Keep pluggin' away, experiment, get out of your comfort zone, and let's see where you go.

Thank you! I feel green still...I try...

Apr 24 13 03:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Chynecia De Ancariis wrote:
I'm currently updating my portfolio but yes please!

Top two rows are good or decent.  Next two, not so.

These are my faves:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32180271

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31685908

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31617375

Seriously, get rid of all those pics in the bottom two rows, get with a new photographer and keep working it.  You've got a very nice look!  This first shot of you listed up there, very curvy, very sexy, just beautiful!

Apr 24 13 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


John Serratelli wrote:
hello, I'd like to hear

John, you've got access to some gorgeous models, but my first question for you is where are you going with your photography?  Are you a bikini photographer?  If so, I think you really need to study the genre and really learn how to pose your models.  You can't just expect them to know what to do.  You've got some great exposure, decent light, but you've got to help them look good. 

Keep working on it.

Apr 24 13 03:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zachary Carpenter
Posts: 129
Trussville, Alabama, US


I'd like to know.
Apr 24 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
tallmo photos
Posts: 6
Beloeil, Quebec, Canada


Ron McKinney wrote:

Look, I said I had to be honest, right?  Can't handle it, shouldn't be throwing yourself in my frying pan. 

See this shot: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30786658

Nice!

All others, not so.  Step away from your models, give them some space, work with the environment.   when you're shooting, slow down.  Feel the shot, don't overthink it.

Thanks Ron, I'll try to improve. It's cool to have someone else's eye on our work.   :-)

Apr 24 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Project4145
Posts: 338
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I'm always interested.
Apr 24 13 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Maria Panina wrote:
Sure

Maria, love seeing your dance pics.  You use light really well.  I'd like very much to rip apart your port and tell you how terrible you are as a photog.  Well, actually, wouldn't like that all that much, but maybe some.

But can't.  You rock. 

This is my fave:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32381011

This is very nice: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30752788

Keep it up!
Ron

Apr 24 13 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I would love to hear your opinion!
Apr 24 13 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
_eMMe_
Posts: 842
Florence, Toscana, Italy


Please, i will love to have your opinion.
Apr 24 13 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Jordan Bunniie wrote:
bunny

Jordan, seriously?  What am I supposed to say here?  Please come to Chicago?!!!  Does that do? 

You're gorgeous, you get it, can't wait to see how far you go with this.  If I listed my faves, I'd be here the rest of the afternoon/evening.

Apr 24 13 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MeganJeanne
Posts: 53
San Clemente, California, US


Ron McKinney wrote:

Okay, we have a photographer in the house.  All right, Megan, here's the deal.  You've got 13 pics in your port, 10 have this gauzy, kinda flared-out look that seems to be your brand.  I look at those 10 pics and think, this is who Megan is as a photographer.  Your signature look.  I think a lot of photographers try to be everything to everyone, and end up with this mixed-up look that is not really identifiable.  I think you have your look, so stick with it, keep pushing yourself in that direction. 

This is my favorite shot of yours in this style: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31810676

The others are not necessarily weaker, but more so this one just spoke to me more.

Then you've got a normal studio shot (http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32315823) and then two shots with really cool dramatic lighting.  So you've got your signature style that dominates your port as it should, and then some examples of different directions you can go.  I'm totally digging this.  I'm hope you're enjoying some success out there in San Clemente.  If not, keep plugging away, it will come your way.

Ron

Hey Ron, thanks so much for the encouraging feedback smile

Apr 24 13 04:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


T R A N Q U I L I T Y wrote:
I'm game yes please

Holy cow, you've got some pictures in your port -- but I'm talking about quantity over quality.  Your port currently has like 109 pics, but a lot of them are replicates of each other.  At most, pick your best 2 or 3 pics from each model and go with that, and your port will actually get better with fewer pictures.

It kills me that this picture is soft:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30853142

Maybe soft is your style, as I noticed it in a  few pics, but man, just not my thing usually.

Apr 24 13 04:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Zachary Carpenter wrote:
I'd like to know.

Zach, WTF?  I look at your port, and I think, "wow!" this guy's a seasoned pro.  Great lighting, great models, great composition, and great posing of the models.

Then I go to your website and you look like you've just graduated from HS, and the pictures on your website are nothing like on your MM port.  It's like multiple personalities. 

If you controlled the models, designed the lighting, in your MM port, you're a stud, and every MM model should be clamoring to do a shoot with you, even if you were 14 years old.  (hyperbole for effect)

And if those are your shots as I presume they are, you need to work on your website and get these on there.

Ron

Apr 24 13 04:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Joseph William
Posts: 1,968
Chicago, Illinois, US


hows about me?
Apr 24 13 04:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JAE
Posts: 2,080
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US


Interested. Let me know smile
Apr 24 13 04:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Project4145 wrote:
I'm always interested.

Dude, you're simply good.  Really nice artistic shots.  Girl standing in doorway, gorgeous.  Legs coming up out of bathtub, gorgeous.  Woman looking up with single breast lit up, gorgeous.

Why don't you have more?

Apr 24 13 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


In Balance Photography wrote:
I would love to hear your opinion!

The four shots on the bottom row are absolutely freakin' killer.  Just killer.  The rest of the shots in your port are good.  We just need more from you, that's all, but continue to be selective in who you shoot.  So far, your choices have been phenomenal.

Apr 24 13 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zachary Carpenter
Posts: 129
Trussville, Alabama, US


Ron McKinney wrote:
Zach, WTF?  I look at your port, and I think, "wow!" this guy's a seasoned pro.  Great lighting, great models, great composition, and great posing of the models.

Then I go to your website and you look like you've just graduated from HS, and the pictures on your website are nothing like on your MM port.  It's like multiple personalities. 

If you controlled the models, designed the lighting, in your MM port, you're a stud, and every MM model should be clamoring to do a shoot with you, even if you were 14 years old.  (hyperbole for effect)

And if those are your shots as I presume they are, you need to work on your website and get these on there.

Ron

I agree with you. I haven't updated my site in forever. I usually just use it for proofing. Thanks!

And I'm 17 and did just graduate from HS. wink

Also, I love your profile shot.

Apr 24 13 04:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


_eMMe_ wrote:
Please, i will love to have your opinion.

You're gorgeous.   I don't care for your avatar.  But I love this shot:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32041450  -- I'd like it better in B&W.

This shot is lovely:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27723632

But I don't really care for the rest of the shots in your port.  But it's not you, you just need to find better photographers to work with.  The indoor shots in the direct sunlight and shadows, that's tough to pull off. For me, it just doesn't work for you.   Get some better shots in there, and let's see where you go!

Apr 24 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lou DiGesare
Posts: 156
Scotia, New York, US


I'm up for it... Thanks    smile     Lou
Apr 24 13 04:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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