I'm not too keen on this shot, I see what you're trying to achieve but I dont think it was excecuted as well as it could have been, light wise. and it also looks like you put a filter over it, as it looks a bit smudgey. It's not bad, but it could have been much better.
All in all I really like your work, and you should keep striving to get better and better
All of these shots to me, just don't seem like they were honestly the strongest or most interesting images out of their shoots. I'm not saying they are bad, but they just don't shine out to me. I feel like their could have been a better shot, or if there wasn't then you weren't trying your best.
I do like your current avi, and I think you do have some quite strong work in there, but I honestly don't see a stand out style or process that would make me look at an uncredited image and think "yeah that's a Paul Tirado".
Not sure if that's because you are still experimenting with different styles and working on diversity, or just experimenting, but that's just my opinion.
It's either the model could have been moved slightly or altered her pose, you could have framed or angled the shot better. Just the little things that end up making what could have been a fairly strong image into an ok, or meh seen it before image.
Ok, first off: The bio!!!
Oh my word of words, I made myself read it all even though my eyes started to cross over. Paragraphs people!
I don't need to know about your grandfather or how you attend car shows, I just need to know roughly what type of modelling work you are after, and what your limitations/genres are.
Now onto your portfolio. Not much to say right now. You have a nice look, and if you stick with it then I guess you could do fairly well as a hobbiest model, maybe branch out into the older commercial side
None of your photos right now are overwhelming or stand out, but they aren't turds either.
I think you would do well to shoot with a commercial/beauty photographer and get some clean portraits and beauty shots in your portfolio. Nothing fancy or over styled/processed. This would definetely help your portfolio and workflow grow in quality.
Maria Panina wrote: I'm all for improvement. Please, have a look
Your work is nice, but to me it doesn't seem 'alive'
It doesn't have focus in the sense that you could have made more of an effort.
Most of your portfolio, especially the first two beauty closeups bother me.
I don't feel they were the best from that shoot, they could have been much better, better framed, even better cropped.
It's not unflattering or bad, but there is nothing that stands out or pops to me.
Not sure if it's also your toning, allot of your photos seem to have the vibrance pulled down? and or desaturated in some way and highlights have been pulled down, which doesn't always work.
I think just testing more and working on post prod techniques will even out a style that will work the best for you soon.
Dakota Maverick Photo wrote: Would definitely love the latter, please!
Firstly, Not sure why you have experienced in your profile, you elude that you are quite new to photography, haven't worked with too many people. Maybe it was a mistake.
Secondly, the portfolio:
I don't really know what sort of direction you hope to take, or that you are still experimenting with different genres and trying to find a strong point, I get that.
Right now your work just screams "safe", you want to shoot darker, edgier and more intense work, you're not going to get very far without learning a few things about direction and models.
There's nothing intense about any of the photos you have up right now.
Ok so the models expressions vary slightly from "sexy eyes" to blank stare or slight awkward smile. I'm guessing you don't really plan out a shoot idea too well, or talk to the model(s) about how you want them to model before you go ahead.
I guess all I can really say is, keep shooting, try to pick maybe 1 or 2 genres to strengthen yourself on and test solely on that sort of thing for a while, and work on perhaps hiring a professional model and getting some good "intense" shots, as I'm sure you will be happier with the results.
I'm just returning to shooting, after taking almost two years off, so yeah, I could probably benefit from a critique.
What I have in terms of new work (what you see in the "unassigned" album) is probably sort of limited and crappy, since I just resumed modeling again. I am doing a trip out of region next month and will be shooting some trade work with several people who are actually above the skill levels of those I shot ALL the trade work with (both new and old stuff) you see currently in this portfolio. I'm hoping after that, I will be all set in terms useful updating.
Regardless, it's been awhile and modeling again still feels strange. Feedback is probably good to have.
Thomas Prusso wrote: i'm in! please let me know what i can do better.
Your bio gives me a head ache, I'm no grammar Nazi and I myself have terrible grammar but paragraph man!
I got through maybe 2 sentences and my eyes were rolling.
As for your portfolio:
Not much to say really, very amateurish. I guess everyone starts somewhere, even it's trying to copy every cliché done.
E.g. Girl with gun, Girl on train tracks, girl getting out of car & girl with shopping bags trying to look commercial yet has a weird almost concerning facial expression???
So far you have proven you can take a photo, now you have to prove you can take a GOOD photo.
There's not much I can critique separately other than just saying;
You need to keep testing, maybe assist some GOOD photographers in your local area and generally keep practising.
I don't think you have a natural good eye, as your whole portfolio is just so hit and miss.
I don't think you're challenging yourself artistically or technically enough.
I'm looking at some photos (especially the beauties) and thinking "is this truly the best from the shoot?"
I didn't think so.
You have worked with some lovely models and makeup concepts, yet the results seem so half assed.
They look like the extras from the shoot you'd end up deleting or archiving in a harddrive for ever more.
I think you can do much better, but I'm concerned since you view yourself as experienced in your field that you may not want to.
Which is fair enough if you just do it as a hobby and don't see yourself as a competing photogtapher.
There are a few really nice 'finished' photos I will call them, that are in there, but most of it just looks unfinished and like outtakes I guess.
Need to push and motivate yourself harder as an artist!