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ModelMosa
Posts: 13
Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


Basically re-worked or deleted all the 'problem' photos.  Current portfolio is purposefully depicting more female 'energy', since all my upcoming gigs are along that vein.

I want to invite you all to take a look.  All photos and post production shot and performed by me.
Jun 03 13 07:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ModelMosa
Posts: 13
Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


??  ... sad
Jun 08 13 09:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jayc Yu
Posts: 526
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Magazines sharpen their images, not blur them.
If you want a clean face, you'll have to go in with a healing stamp and remove those flying hair and makeup manually.
Then use Dodge And Burn (on 2 curve method maybe) to scrub out any blotches beneath the skin.

However, your photos are very vivid and shows a lot of variance.
Jun 08 13 10:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Marissa St Claire
Posts: 98
Eugene, Oregon, US


Your work is ridiculous to me. Far to much post editing, all of it looks like a bad comic book.

Also some of your picture choices are just strange. The picture of the girl "running" and the one following are terrible. Poor facial expression in both pictures and neither adds to your portfolio.

I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to work toward in your career but it will probably take a lot of hard work to get there.
Jun 08 13 02:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Project4145
Posts: 338
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I think they're kinda cool.  It's an illustrative look but if that's your thing you seem to be on top of it.  Or getting there.  The processing is interesting. 

The running girl fell a little flat for me too but maybe I don't get it.
Jun 08 13 02:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ModelMosa
Posts: 13
Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


Jayc Yu wrote:
Magazines sharpen their images, not blur them.
If you want a clean face, you'll have to go in with a healing stamp and remove those flying hair and makeup manually.
Then use Dodge And Burn (on 2 curve method maybe) to scrub out any blotches beneath the skin.

However, your photos are very vivid and shows a lot of variance.

Thanks Jayc Yu.  Could you tell me which ones are the problem photos in your opinion?


Marissa St Claire wrote:
Your work is ridiculous to me. Far to much post editing, all of it looks like a bad comic book.

Also some of your picture choices are just strange. The picture of the girl "running" and the one following are terrible. Poor facial expression in both pictures and neither adds to your portfolio.

I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to work toward in your career but it will probably take a lot of hard work to get there.

Ouch!!  lol.  I'm going for key art, which is typically dynamically-lit and a tad eccentric.  Video game box art, movie posters, promo shots for TV shows, ads and select mags.  I'm trained under the Slickforce retouching technique.


Project4145 wrote:
I think they're kinda cool.  It's an illustrative look but if that's your thing you seem to be on top of it.  Or getting there.  The processing is interesting. 

The running girl fell a little flat for me too but maybe I don't get it.

Thats the second time about the running girl.  I've tossed her and replaced her with a composite shot.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32893519

Also replaced the Pink Pinup girl with a different shot of her.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32893427

Jun 08 13 11:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,737
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130608/22/51b4194610b10_m.jpg
Of your images this one comes across the strongest
Issues with lighting, both hands are in shadow, harsh lighting on models right cheek
Lower models left shoulder and move hair behind for longest appearing neck
A better crop would be above her knees


Wish you well
Jun 10 13 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ModelMosa
Posts: 13
Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


Lee_Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130608/22/51b4194610b10_m.jpg
Of your images this one comes across the strongest
Issues with lighting, both hands are in shadow, harsh lighting on models right cheek
Lower models left shoulder and move hair behind for longest appearing neck
A better crop would be above her knees


Wish you well

Thank you, Lee.  I completely agree with everything you point out, although for some reason I kind of liked the way the hand shadow looked, personal preference I guess. 

--  BTW, I just shifted to VIP status, so now there's lots more photos up.  If anyone else has some honest critiques for me

Jun 11 13 12:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Miss Photog
Posts: 287
VALLEY VILLAGE, California, US


Marissa St Claire wrote:
Your work is ridiculous to me. Far to much post editing, all of it looks like a bad comic book.

Also some of your picture choices are just strange. The picture of the girl "running" and the one following are terrible. Poor facial expression in both pictures and neither adds to your portfolio.

I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to work toward in your career but it will probably take a lot of hard work to get there.

thought that was a little on the harsher side, but I kind of have to agree; just not really my style.
Honestly my favorite shot of yours is the group shot in the bar.
good luck.

Jun 11 13 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ModelMosa
Posts: 13
Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


Thank you as well, Miss Photog.

If anyone is up for telling me which photos are my weakest, feel free to take a shit on me.  I would like to attempt to switch them out.
Jun 11 13 12:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
VonTuck
Posts: 54
Marietta, Georgia, US


Man I like what you have going on in a LOT of your work. It's a different gig than mine, but I dig it.

and this shot:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32944955

is fucking amazing.

and these are not far behind for me.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32944959

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32835831
Jun 16 13 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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