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Model
_eMMe_
Posts: 842
Florence, Toscana, Italy


I'm really interested smile
May 21 13 09:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carle Photography
Posts: 9,227
Oakland, California, US


Before I apply to galleries I normally ask about:
What do they like to exhibit?
What are the sell through rates?
What has been selling recently?
What price range sells best?
What themes are coming up in the next few months/years?

But since this is a pretend exhibit, I'll just have to go with a general MM portfolio.
May 21 13 09:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sharfman Photography
Posts: 212
Purcell, Oklahoma, US


If you would take a look at my port I would appreciate it.
May 21 13 09:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Macan
Posts: 12,794
HAVERTOWN, Pennsylvania, US


I wouldn't mind joining in the game...
That is if your "Gallery" is still reviewing submissions.
May 21 13 09:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John Downward
Posts: 27
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom


I'm game :-)
May 21 13 10:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Anthony Photo
Posts: 199
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US


Rebellic Photography wrote:

But this is my port.

Ok. Didn't see the match. Sorry.

May 21 13 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Model
W I L L O W
Posts: 343
Portland, Oregon, US


I want to play!! What do you think, curator??
May 21 13 01:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jorge Kreimer
Posts: 2,273
Los Angeles, California, US


Sure, go ahead!
May 21 13 03:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JAE
Posts: 2,115
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US


Interested smile
May 21 13 03:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Joseph William  wrote:

Pretty much what I expected.  Just to clarify they are not pasted into the water, I actually woke up crazy early and shot these on the beach at or near sunrise.  If it looks like they were pasted in, I could have saved myself some trouble....  Not that I expect that to change your opinion

If that's the case, then I think you need to tweak your lighting some to make it look more natural and flow with the environment.  From where I'm sitting, the bright white lighting against the warm yellow sun makes it really appear like the models were superimposed onto the background.  The hard edges along the models adds to that effect.  Which is a shame, because the backgrounds have some beautiful colors in them. 

Okay, I'm bumping you back up to "Iffy".  I'd like to see you fine tune what you're doing there though.

May 22 13 01:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Duncan Cheng wrote:
Oh dear god what have i done. I'm scared..

I like your lighting skills, Duncan, so don't fret.  You're kind of all over the place as far as subjects go though. 

I think this is a very good shot...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130315/06/51431d6720ddd_m.jpg

but it feels just a bit to sterile and safe.  I want to see more out of the models eyes to make the image that much more compelling.  As it is; she looks like she's kind of having fun posing for you.  This wouldn't be bad if it was a beauty shot, but the hibjab conflicts with that; in my opinion. 

I'm not keen on the shots with this effect...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120321/03/4f69ad0b01dab_m.jpg

It's distracting and the models aren't wearing anything remotely interesting to give the orange glow any particular purpose. 

I like the direction you're going in though and see a lot of potential in you, so I'll put you in the "Iffy" category and see what else you can come up with.

May 22 13 01:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,421
Columbus, Ohio, US


Have at it...
May 22 13 01:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


BareLight Photography wrote:
Let the chips fall where they may, please.

You also seem to have a good grasp on lighting, but you don't seem to know what to do with your models and opt for basic poses. 

Take this image, for example...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#31815325 (18+)

The lighting and tones are great and the model has a beautiful figure, but I look at the pose and wonder..."what the hell is she doing??"  Is she looking for a trap door?  Is she feeling the stucco?  The pose makes no sense. 

This shot...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120601/13/4fc9233a2ca92_m.jpg

does nothing for me either.  It's a cheap gimmick on a rather gaudy looking photo.

None of your images "grab" me, but I can tell by the tones and lighting you have the potential to create some beautiful art.  Stop settling for just "good" poses and push yourself and your models to make some GREAT poses.  Break out of your cocoon and spread your wings. 

I'll put you in the "Iffy" pile for now, but if I see more of the same in the future you're apt to fall into the "Dislike" pile.

May 22 13 02:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Solus
Posts: 231
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


I'd like to hear your views if you still have time, thanks.
May 22 13 02:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Barely StL wrote:
Deal me in.

Your work reminds me of a Christmas cheese log.  Sure it's got some nice sprinkling around it and some added flavoring, but when you bite into it you find it's mainly really cheesy. 

This...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30621990 (18+)

This is just...no. 

Same goes for this...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 0#30715435 (18+)

The poses and expressions look either forced or really fake, and there's nothing overly compelling about any of your shots.  On top of that, your work looks more like T&A glam trying to pass itself off as art. 

If you want to create art, then shoot your beautiful models beautifully.  Don't settle for the typical lighting, posing and bullshit sex appeal that runs amok at most group shoots.  I mean, the only thing your shots are missing are the cheap, tacky lingerie you see at those. 

I think you want to produce artistic images, but to do that you have to break away from the settings you're used to shooting in and try other forms of lighting, like natural light in nature settings. If you do, I'm guessing even you will like your work that much more. 

For now, I have to put you in the "Dislike" group.  Don't call me, I'll call you.

May 22 13 02:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Maria Panina wrote:
I'm in, if you are still going.

I don't see any "Life" in your images, I just see formula.  You have good lighting skills, but that where everything stops.  You're obviously working hard at trying to create some interesting AND beautiful images, but everything falls short in the end.  You're another one who likes to play it safe, because you don't have enough confidence in your creative abilities to stretch your boundaries further than you've already tried. 

Great...you had a model flip her hair.  That's like my mom "living on the edge" when she has a mojito during Sunday brunch.  If you want me to notice your work, then I want to "The Hangover" type partying, with roofies and all.  Let YOUR hair down.  In fact, let it run wild and put on some outrageous dance tunes when you shoot, so you can get that rhythm flowing. 

For now I have to put you in the "Dislike" category, because you're just too timid.

May 22 13 02:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mphunt
Posts: 896
Missouri City, Texas, US


Sure
May 22 13 02:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Bed time.  I'll be back on tomorrow for more.
May 22 13 02:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TDSImages
Posts: 819
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Me next?
May 22 13 06:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Marin Photography wrote:
I am pretty sure my work isn't worthy of any gallery but I would like your insight anyway...  big_smile

Too much glam and cheesecake for my gallery and not enough fine tuning on your lighting skills or post work to make any of your images stand out.  I think you CAN improve, because your lighting isn't all that bad, but you're wasting what you do know on uninspired poses and cheap styling. 

This one is especially corny...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32662057 (18+)

which is a shame, but you had a good model to work with and good lighting.  I'd like to see more of that (the lighting, not the lame concept), but I'd also like to see you play with the contrast in post and create something more profound and artistic if you want to catch my eye. 

For now, I'll have to put in the "Dislike" pile, but if you work at it you just might move up a notch fairly easily.

May 23 13 12:44 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Miroslava Svoboda
Posts: 555
Seattle, Washington, US


I'll play smile
May 23 13 12:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ClashnClairty
Posts: 133
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Just wanted to know sad
May 23 13 12:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Mark Anthony Photo wrote:
I am always looking for critique...Cant seem to get it when I start my own thread...

Shoot me

Everything is just so basic and dull, but then you mix in some corny concepts and cheap/tacky filters to really ruin what you have.  Some of your shots look like the focus is off as well, and others are too blown out in the white areas. 

By the way; THIS...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130407/13/5161d8762e9c4.jpg

and the other one from the same shoot stick out like sore thumbs and don't fit at all with the rest of your work.  The "concept" is done so much on this site, it's become annoying and laughable. 

You have a long way to go, but at least you're not creating crappy porn.  So for that I'll put you in the "Dislike" category.

May 23 13 12:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Francisco Castro wrote:
Sure. Why not? I haven't had my stuff graded in a while. Maybe I've improved since the last reaming I got.

If you simply had these images in your portfolio...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#29659340 (18+)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130502/05/5182627f23937_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121111/19/50a06b905e4e2_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120323/06/4f6c76c267de6_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110404/19/4d9a79e916692_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130223/18/51297c76124f8_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120623/20/4fe68857e3476_m.jpg

I would think, "Hey!  This guy's got some talent." 

Then I look at the rest of your work though and sigh.  You have good technical skills, but the rest of your portfolio does nothing for me.  The models look very posed and any special effect in post look pedestrian at best. 

I especially dislike the the "Body Painting" album.  In my opinion, body paint is to art what mime is to acting...sure SOME people can do it well and make it entertaining, but the majority simply look silly, cheap and forgettable. 

There's too much "miss" and not enough "hit" to put you in the "Iffy" category, so I'll have to go with "Dislike" for right now.  Make more of the shots I liked and you could easily move up into "Iffy" or even higher.

May 23 13 01:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art Nudes
Posts: 82
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom


I don't usually do these things - but go for it. Thanks
May 23 13 01:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Rebellic Photography wrote:
If you like Urban Exploration Nude art made by amatuer I have some:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaeREQJBT-U

Awesome locations; great lighting; great variety; great perspectives; great color; great creativity.  I LOVE a lot of you shots; most especially the one of the model with the gas mask on near the right edge of the frame.  I would actually want a print of that so I could frame it and hang it. 

A LOT of your work is outstanding, but then you mix in some shots where the models look more like they belong in some cheesy glam shot instead of the location you chose. 

I strongly Like your work, so I'd definitely show it, but I think in a short amount of time I could come to LOVE your work.  Keep it up, it's outstanding and inspiring. 

By the way, if I ever get to visit Denmark; would you show me where some of the locations are?  I would have a field day shooting there!

May 23 13 01:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MTRZ
Posts: 14
Washington, District of Columbia, US


(Pretend, of course)
I would like to know your thoughts on my images...
I do have some 16 x 20s ready to sell....
May 23 13 01:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


_eMMe_ wrote:
I'm really interested smile

You're an artist's model, Emme.  You have a classic European beauty and a good body of work that shows variety and class.  I'm not fond of your avatar, but I like everything else.

I would put you in the "Like" category, simply because I'm not seeing any AMAZING photos in your book just yet.  You definitely have what it takes to be part of a masterpiece, so seek out some of the best photographers in your area and try shooting with them to do exactly that.  I'd really be interested in seeing what Neil Snape would do with you.

May 23 13 01:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Death of Field wrote:
Before I apply to galleries I normally ask about:
What do they like to exhibit?
What are the sell through rates?
What has been selling recently?
What price range sells best?
What themes are coming up in the next few months/years?

But since this is a pretend exhibit, I'll just have to go with a general MM portfolio.

For my particular taste, your work is just to silly and uninspired for me to take it seriously.  Maybe the "Spanking the Monkey" and "Choking the Chicken" would be funny for a greeting card, but I just can't see anyone wanting to hang them on their wall.   

The rest of your stuff is just kind of...meh. 

You do have good control of lighting and what looks like a good studio to shoot in, but your models look stiff, posed, and aware of the camera looking at them. 

Nothing "moves" me, so I'll put you in the "Dislike" category for now.  I think you're capable of coming up with good stuff, but I think you have to loosen the reigns and let things flow more naturally so your models become part of the scene, not just actors in it.

May 23 13 01:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Sharfman Photography wrote:
If you would take a look at my port I would appreciate it.

If you showed me JUST this series...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31027858 (18+)

I would be impressed and think you have something worth showing. 

Your other albums don't do anything for me at all though and kind of show what the dark shadows and strong contrasts in the "Light Painting" album don't.  I guess for me, the white backdrop is just too sterile and reminds me too much of glam work. 

You're "Iffy" though.  If you can find a happy medium between the shadowy images and the bright ones, you just might find create something more interesting than what you have.

May 23 13 01:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Chris Macan wrote:
I wouldn't mind joining in the game...
That is if your "Gallery" is still reviewing submissions.

I can see you want to create artistic images, but nothing is really grabbing me or making me want to look any deeper at your stuff.  There's nothing interesting going on in anything there, so the models end up looking a lot like your shot of the church or the bench...lifeless. 

Let your models bring some energy into the shots, or some raw emotion. 

For now I'm going to put you in the "Dislike" column, but keep working at it and dig deeper into your soul to make those images come alive.

May 23 13 01:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ira Meyer
Posts: 423
Oxnard, California, US


I've got two portfolios here...

(The one I'm signing on from, and one solely of nudes:
www.modelmayhem.com/102105 )

Ira
May 23 13 01:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Anthony Photo
Posts: 199
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US


Eros Fine Art Photo wrote:

Everything is just so basic and dull, but then you mix in some corny concepts and cheap/tacky filters to really ruin what you have.  Some of your shots look like the focus is off as well, and others are too blown out in the white areas. 

By the way; THIS...

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32246316

and the other one from the same shoot stick out like sore thumbs and don't fit at all with the rest of your work.  The "concept" is done so much on this site, it's become annoying and laughable. 

You have a long way to go, but at least you're not creating crappy porn.  So for that I'll put you in the "Dislike" category.

Thank you for the reply. The image you speak of didn't show. I apologize but I have no idea which images you speak of.

May 23 13 01:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Anthony Photo
Posts: 199
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US


And yes, I do have a long way to go.
May 23 13 01:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


JDfotos wrote:
I'm game :-)

I like your carefree style and creative angles.  I also like that there's a hint of eroticism in your images. 

This image however...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120726/10/5011848722631_m.jpg

is a lot weaker than everything else you have, so I'd just ditch it. 

You're good, so I'd like to see more.  I think I'll put you in the "Like" category.

May 23 13 01:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,573
Torrance, California, US


Closing shop for the night.  More tomorrow.
May 23 13 02:00 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John Downward
Posts: 27
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom


Eros Fine Art Photo wrote:

I like your carefree style and creative angles.  I also like that there's a hint of eroticism in your images. 

This image however...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120726/10/5011848722631_m.jpg

is a lot weaker than everything else you have, so I'd just ditch it. 

You're good, so I'd like to see more.  I think I'll put you in the "Like" category.

Thank you for your kind words I will look to replace that image once at my PC

John

May 23 13 02:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EMB Images
Posts: 1,342
Delmar, Delaware, US


Have a looky see
May 23 13 03:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
_eMMe_
Posts: 842
Florence, Toscana, Italy


Eros Fine Art Photo wrote:
I'd really be interested in seeing what Neil Snape would do with you.

I would to!

Thanks for your very kind words and for the tips!

May 23 13 04:06 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Scarlett de la Calle
Posts: 414
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


interested in knowing smile
May 23 13 04:17 am  Link  Quote 
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