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Madison P Cook
Posts: 136
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


Hey! I'm not sure if you're willing to do one more but I'd love some critique
Jun 08 13 11:32 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Melanie Rose Kazmercyk
Posts: 44
New York, New York, US


Can you help me choose my strongest photos and need a book/comp card for NY open calls next week?

you're welcome to go through all the images, or just look in 'portfolio' folder for my top favorites

see link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22517982@N … 916011207/

thank you so much for any input, your favorites will help me narrow them down!
Jun 08 13 01:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kyle Payne Imaging
Posts: 3
San Diego, California, US


I would love to hear from you.
Jun 08 13 01:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
agnuzele
Posts: 2
Alytus, Alytaus, Lithuania


yes, please smile
Jun 10 13 01:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nate C Photography
Posts: 43
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines


Please do let me know smile
Jun 10 13 07:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
winking_wonder
Posts: 5,490
New York, New York, US


Sure!
Jun 11 13 10:18 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Carlysle McNaught
Posts: 11
Tallahassee, Florida, US


Would like to know
Jun 12 13 06:44 am  Link  Quote 
Model
W I L L O W
Posts: 343
Portland, Oregon, US


Please and thank you!!
Jun 12 13 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
Model
amb300
Posts: 218
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US


Jun 12 13 01:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JWrightPhotography
Posts: 20
Twentynine Palms, California, US


I'm really green with models but give me best advice.
Jun 12 13 01:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lizzy Takahashi
Posts: 51
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


Ok!
Jun 13 13 12:03 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Onyx Divine
Posts: 23
York, Pennsylvania, US


would appreciate it....
Jun 13 13 05:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Annette Maichen
Posts: 1
Albany, Oregon, US


I'm a newbie I'm sure can use it. Thank You!
Jun 13 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
W I L L O W
Posts: 343
Portland, Oregon, US


I would love to hear your opinion!
Jun 14 13 04:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Billy Hughes
Posts: 9
Montgomery, Massachusetts, US


Yes, would appreciate you taking a look at a new MMer's portfolio.

Thanks.

BH
Jun 16 13 11:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Malina van Leuven
Posts: 85
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


Yess, please!
Jun 17 13 06:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Billy Hughes
Posts: 9
Montgomery, Massachusetts, US


Since I'm new to the MM world I would be curious to hear what you have to say.
Many thanks.
BH
Jun 17 13 08:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Billy Hughes wrote:
Since I'm new to the MM world I would be curious to hear what you have to say.
Many thanks.
BH

Billy, welcome to MM.  I hope you stick around.

When I look at all your images as a collage, I see the same thing, ad nauseum.   You have some good pictures, albeit even 1-to-1 lighting.  What I would want to see from you is some diversity.  Let's see you use some dramatic lighting.  Let's see you shoot on location and do environmental portraits that focuses on your model.

As for your current port, I love the eyes in your shot of Evangeline, but I want the image to pop more with more contrast and saturation -- but that's my style, not necessarily yours.  I also really like your shot of Sumiah.  Great work, keep it coming.

Jun 19 13 04:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Malinaa wrote:
Yess, please!

Hey Malinaa, you've got a wonderful, sensual look.   Some of the shots in your port really bring that out.  I love this head shot:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/13 … b4c8_m.jpg

I really love your artistic, creative shots.  You have some really good diversity in your port.  In terms of a port, you could really use some full body shots that really shows off your body.  You're off to a great start, can't wait to see more!

Jun 19 13 04:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


W I L L O W wrote:
I would love to hear your opinion!

Willow, please come to Chicago, I would love to do a shoot with you!

Your port is very strong with a wide diversity of looks.  If I were you, I'd only go with one shot from your new set of concept shots.  You look really great in red, I might add!  The tilts don't really help your portfolio, but that's obviously the photographer's style, just too heavy with it.  I'd probably go with the one of you on the piano.

Just keep modelling, love your stuff.  And come to Chicago!   :-)

Jun 19 13 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Leanne Harpin
Posts: 167
New Haven, Connecticut, US


What about my port?
Jun 20 13 10:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
C a m i l a
Posts: 119
Austin, Texas, US


what do I need to toss out?
Jun 20 13 11:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SHIRA
Posts: 33
Spartanburg, South Carolina, US


So, tell me. I would love to know your thoughts. Thanks in advance smile
Jun 27 13 12:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Raven Blake
Posts: 58
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


If your still critiquing, would love to hear from you smile
Jun 27 13 10:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,351
Upland, California, US


OoooooK... wink
Jun 27 13 10:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gary Altman Photography
Posts: 3
Columbia, South Carolina, US


Ron,

If you're still game, I've got only semi-thick skin.  ;-)   Let 'er rip.

Ed. Note - I've been shooting 2 1/2 years and the later stuff uploaded is better than the earlier stuff. 
Poses were all mine, so good bad or in between that falls on me, so if they missed it's on me.

Thanks in advance,
Gary
Jun 27 13 10:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


If you are still going, I'm quite thick skinned, and always find fresh eyes useful.
Jun 27 13 11:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nick record
Posts: 77
Stephenville, Texas, US


How is my port for a beginner
Jun 28 13 12:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Molly Connolly
Posts: 4
Louisville, Kentucky, US


Hi I would really like a critique of my port. Especially what kind of photos I should add.
Thanks

Molly
Jul 12 13 07:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kurly Smith
Posts: 89
Georgetown, Ontario, Canada


Me please!!
Jul 13 13 10:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Massi
Posts: 19
Los Angeles, California, US


Would be great to receive some constructive feedback on my port.  Photography is mostly a hobby for me, but I take it seriously and try to constantly improve.
Jul 13 13 11:21 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Thomley
Posts: 572
West Bend, Wisconsin, US


Sure, why the heck not.
Jul 13 13 11:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Paige Thomley wrote:
Sure, why the heck not.

Hi Paige.  We're practically neighbors. 

Let me start with I like in your port.  No. 1, I really like the range of work shown here.  Nudes, conceptual fashion, head shots, a little on the weird, a lot on the weird, and some bordering on normal, traditional sots.  I really like most of your shots.  The avatar is great, blue dress, white dress on grass, the classical medieval painting scenes with the apple, shot on the wood pile, head shot fourth row on the right, and fifth row on the left (both just killer), nudes in dramatic shadows work well for me.  I could keep going.

What I don't like: not much.  You've got two blown out shots, far right, fourth and fifth rows.  You don't need both.  The hair in the fifth row shot works better.  Probably should've included that in the shots I really like.  Head shot with the funny face/wink, not so great.  fifth row, right hand on chest, doesn't really work for me.  fifth row, both hands on chest making great cleavage, totally works.  Beach shot with you next to big rocks, looks like an amateur P&S shot.  Some of the older shots don't really work for me either.

Too bad I didn't have more time, totally would dig coming up to Wisconsin and doing a conceptual shoot with you.

Jul 14 13 11:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Kurly Smith wrote:
Me please!!

Kurly, not a lot to say here.  Looks like you've worked with three photographers.  No offense to jetude or Hollingsworth, but they're really not helping you.  You have a really look, but a great photographer (along with stylist/mua/hair) will transform you to a whole 'nother level.  You go in that direction with your shots from Pura-Vida.

You're 16 years old.  There's no better time than now to get really serious about your modeling.  It takes a lot of work, perseverance, and learning the skill set, to make it.  But foremost on there is to find photographers who can bring out the best in you.  You ever come to Chicago, let me know and I'll see if I can free up some time.  But for the meantime, be more discerning who you are working with.  You wanna be a pro model, find photographers with those same aspirations/qualities to photograph you.

Jul 14 13 11:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Molly Connolly wrote:
Hi I would really like a critique of my port. Especially what kind of photos I should add.
Thanks

Molly

Hi Molly, you've only 7 pics in your port, so not a whole lot to talk about.  Look at the first pic in your port, far left first row, shot by David Charles.  Now go to 2nd row, 2nd pic, shot by Stephanie Anne.  See how your facial structure changes between these two shoots.  Really talented fashion photographers know how to bring out the most in your facial structure and help you look your best.  But right now, you need to tackle more shoots.  Get in as many TFP shoots as you can, and as you feel yourself getting comfortable, then start focusing in on better photographers.  Good luck!

Jul 14 13 11:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


Massi wrote:
Would be great to receive some constructive feedback on my port.  Photography is mostly a hobby for me, but I take it seriously and try to constantly improve.

Massi, you've got some interesting looks going on in your port.  But your work with light, both natural light and studio strobes (or speedlights) need some fine-tuning.  I think you do a really nice job of creating some scenes that are fitting for the concept of the shot.  The parasol shot is very nice, just don't like how the bushes behind them with the blown highlights pulls your attention away from the models.  Otherwise, very soft light on your models, creating a beautiful pastoral scene.  Shot of the redhead on the scene, you've got to learn how to harness the light even in those conditions.  Trying to save it in Photoshop doesn't usually work, and it didn't work here.  Girl in long skirt/purple shirt, trash that shot immediately.  She's under a tree with spotted direct sunlight coming down through the trees.  The Great Gatsby shot is an example of what works.  Trees shots look good, some of the others, not so.  With your studio lighting, be careful with your hot spots.  Really good studio lighting is like painting lighting onto your subject, whether you're going for a soft, feathered lighting, or harsh, dramatic lighting.  Control it, make it do what you want.

Jul 14 13 12:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron McKinney
Posts: 395
Chicago, Illinois, US


I'm sorry for those of you that I skipped, but I have no idea if you're still following this thread, and I put some time and thought into this, just don't want to waste it.  Feel free to respond again, and I'll try to get it done more timely.
Jul 14 13 12:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
C A T H Y
Posts: 5,464
Anaheim, California, US


Go for it.
Jul 14 13 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,761
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


Ron McKinney wrote:
I'm sorry for those of you that I skipped, but I have no idea if you're still following this thread, and I put some time and thought into this, just don't want to waste it.  Feel free to respond again, and I'll try to get it done more timely.

hienvy

Jul 14 13 12:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kurly Smith
Posts: 89
Georgetown, Ontario, Canada


Ron McKinney wrote:
Kurly, not a lot to say here.  Looks like you've worked with three photographers.  No offense to jetude or Hollingsworth, but they're really not helping you.  You have a really look, but a great photographer (along with stylist/mua/hair) will transform you to a whole 'nother level.  You go in that direction with your shots from Pura-Vida.

You're 16 years old.  There's no better time than now to get really serious about your llamaing.  It takes a lot of work, perseverance, and learning the skill set, to make it.  But foremost on there is to find photographers who can bring out the best in you.  You ever come to Chicago, let me know and I'll see if I can free up some time.  But for the meantime, be more discerning who you are working with.  You wanna be a pro llama, find photographers with those same aspirations/qualities to photograph you.

Thanks for the advice.  I am trying to find those photographers!  I would love to shoot with you if I ever get to Chicago . . . Who knows?

Jul 14 13 02:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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