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Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


I love sugar coating but they are empty calories : )
If you want a stronger port and are willing to cut all but the best, let's go!

Anyone can critique too!  and please let me know how I'm doing at this, thanks!
Jun 06 13 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Effective Image
Posts: 3,943
Lansing, Michigan, US


Ahhh... the enthusiasm of newbs.

Ya know, some folks are on here to attract models, not make photography a competitive sport. Yeah, I try to show my strongest stuff, but sometimes I'll post stuff that may not be the the quality I'd like it to be, but it works to attract models. Am I gonna get rid of it? Nope.

So play the competitive game if you want. Me, I'm here only for the models.
Jun 06 13 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
sam kelly brender
Posts: 2
London, England, United Kingdom


Hit me with constructive criticism and honesty
Jun 06 13 09:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah_
Posts: 1,487
Denver, Colorado, US


I'd love your opinion. smile
Jun 06 13 09:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images by MR
Posts: 7,564
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I gotta know..
Jun 06 13 10:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nyk fury
Posts: 2,918
Port Townsend, Washington, US


too late. i just deleted everything and loaded a mere 12 images. that's enuf.
Jun 06 13 10:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Sarah_ wrote:
I'd love your opinion. smile

WOW! this is an amazing portfolio, and the best one I've seen on MM. Great modeling and photography! it looks like you already know how to edit your work. This is exactly type shots I want and I love your look.

Jun 06 13 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


nyk fury wrote:
too late. i just deleted everything and loaded a mere 12 images. that's enuf.

You have a killer style, girl holding starfish is creepy, any photo that makes you feel something is outstanding.
this could go:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#32874948

Jun 06 13 11:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Images by MR wrote:
I gotta know..

Do what Nyk did and cut out anything you don't think is your VERY best work, leave only 8 - 12 images. 
let me know and I'll look again.

Jun 06 13 11:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah_
Posts: 1,487
Denver, Colorado, US


Dennis Zeitz wrote:
WOW! this is an amazing portfolio, and the best one I've seen on MM. Great modeling and photography! it looks like you already know how to edit your work. This is exactly type shots I want and I love your look.

if you really want to cut down the number of images, I would say these could go.

Well thank you so much! smile

Jun 07 13 05:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,342
Asheville, North Carolina, US


Okay then. There're two of the horse pictures because of another critique, one will leave. Other than that, go for it.
Jun 07 13 06:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nyk fury
Posts: 2,918
Port Townsend, Washington, US


Dennis Zeitz wrote:

You have a killer style, girl holding starfish is creepy, any photo that makes you feel something is outstanding.
this could go:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#32874948

but dennis...that's my favorite shot!

Jun 08 13 07:48 am  Link  Quote 
Model
MelissaAnn
Posts: 3,876
Seattle, Washington, US


nyk fury wrote:

but dennis...that's my favorite shot!

you seem to like square images.  hmmm.

Jun 08 13 09:55 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Saxon Wit
Posts: 228
London, England, United Kingdom


haha... love the intro...

I'm game.
Jun 08 13 10:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Saxon Wit
Posts: 228
London, England, United Kingdom


Jumping in, like the OP says to do:

Images by MR wrote:
I gotta know..

You have some good images, but they're hidden behind the average ones.

Good:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111221/00/4ef1977060573_m.jpg

(interesting shapes)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100501/00/4bdbd270a0295_m.jpg

Not so good:

be careful the sun doesn't make your pictures look weird -

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130526/01/51a1c4adbe4fd_m.jpg

Why is she in the water? She needs some reasoning for being in the situation she's in for this image to work.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111101/22/4eb0d3d2d50e9_m.jpg

Jun 08 13 10:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,308
Orlando, Florida, US


I'll bet you think my portfolio is a mess.  Because it is.

But I'm not sure I'd care to work with a model who wouldn't take the time to use a finger to scroll down to find 20 things they like.

let me know what you think.
Jun 08 13 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MTRZ
Posts: 14
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Take a look..
Jun 08 13 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


nyk fury wrote:

but dennis...that's my favorite shot!

sorry I think there was mixup with link, I meant the white/red face guy, the lizard is a great shot.
hmm I just tested it copy/paste link on redface and it goes to lizard instead..  not sure why.

Jun 08 13 10:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Okay then. There're two of the horse pictures because of another critique, one will leave. Other than that, go for it.

sorry I can't critique this type of work.  try asking artists you admire with that style. or explore some new styles and see what gets the reaction you are looking for.

Jun 08 13 10:54 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Beth Chambers
Posts: 465
London, England, United Kingdom


I'd love to hear your opinion smile
Jun 08 13 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


SaxonWit wrote:
haha... love the intro...

I'm game.

thanks!

I like this, wish it was focused on your eye, but it has nice feel
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110331/15/4d9503655ca73.jpg

this is the best
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111005/03/4e8c2b8a64e3f.jpg

the white balance is so different in these two,  I would match to the top one.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110331/09/4d94ab08b075b.jpg

do you have others from this shoot, with a different expression? 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111003/13/4e8a1e494c2f0.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110411/11/4da34f1713a3d.jpg

cut the rest.

How did you make the smaller photo links in your critique? thanks

Jun 08 13 12:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Stefy Ray
Posts: 6
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Im ready.....I know you will see it in my port.......Im ready....will you help me make the transition?  Gratitude~
Stefy
Jun 08 13 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Danielle Reid
Posts: 4,083
Miami, Florida, US


My port looks "amateur" and "mediocre" at best. But you should have seen what I looked like in High School.

With that said, crush me! Everyone else has smile
Jun 08 13 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Good Egg Productions wrote:
I'll bet you think my portfolio is a mess.  Because it is.

But I'm not sure I'd care to work with a model who wouldn't take the time to use a finger to scroll down to find 20 things they like.

let me know what you think.

Yes, you should edit. see if you can cut half and make folders.

be careful of your fisheye use, the girl in the red bikini's feet look huge, not attractive.  it does work for the guy reaching for the ball.   try planing your shot so their head is in the very center and then crop half the photo so the distortion is only on one side. the distortion makes her head look strange but the shoe works.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091102/18/4aef98fb3382c.jpg

Jun 08 13 12:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Stefy Ray wrote:
Im ready.....I know you will see it in my port.......Im ready....will you help me make the transition?  Gratitude~
Stefy

I'd like to see you cut this down to no more than 18 - 24 images,  pick the single best on from each shoot.  remember people don't have time to look through 80+ images
let me know..

Jun 08 13 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Come on people JUMP IN  if you already got one, do someone else.

I want this to be open for everyone to jump in and do each others top list. so if you join then try to do at least one other, but not the one that did you, to keep it fair.
Jun 08 13 01:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MTRZ
Posts: 14
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Dennis Zeitz wrote:
Come on people JUMP IN  if you already got one, do someone else.

I want this to be open for everyone to jump in and do each others top list. so if you join then try to do at least one other, but not the one that did you, to keep it fair.

I am still waiting for your opinion....on my images

Jun 08 13 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


MTRZ wrote:
I am still waiting for your opinion....on my images

Based only on this port, I don't believe you've been shooting pro for 20 years.  cut the rest, and upload some new images.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130526/17/51a2a47998210_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120928/19/506661b0cdb6c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/081220/21/494dd5246fa73_m.jpg

Jun 08 13 01:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pistol Dreams
Posts: 75
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


I'm looking for as many opinions as I can get! I'm rather (read very) new to photography but I'm wanting to improve. I'm also learning to make fashion films... Take a run at me and let me know what I've got to do to get better!!  Thanks guys!

Video:
https://vimeo.com/66370309
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-b8vnDm7Sc
Jun 08 13 01:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Saxon Wit
Posts: 228
London, England, United Kingdom


Dennis Zeitz wrote:
thanks!

I like this, wish it was focused on your eye, but it has nice feel
...

cut the rest.

How did you make the smaller photo links in your critique? thanks

I didn't! I think I just have larger images on my profile. You are using the forum link under the images, right?

I'm planning on removing most of the rest asap - though I hadn't considered the one in the red blouse as being quite the same quality as the others you mentioned. Will consider keeping it in, now.

I don't think I do have expressions that are much different from that shoot - the photographer was after something in particular. Not sure I achieved it- but hey, I tried, and he wants to work with me again, so maybe?

Thanks for the feedback smile

Edit: found another image from that shoot, similar expression though: http://www.purestorm.com/view-image.asp … u=SaxonWit

Jun 08 13 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nyk fury
Posts: 2,918
Port Townsend, Washington, US


MelissaAnn  wrote:

you seem to like square images.  hmmm.

i grew up staring at record album covers. aren't all pictures square? hmm

Jun 08 13 06:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Check out these killer critiques by an amazing photog: 
http://zackarias.com/category/for-photo … ographers/
Jun 08 13 07:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Pistol Dreams wrote:
I'm looking for as many opinions as I can get! I'm rather (read very) new to photography but I'm wanting to improve. I'm also learning to make fashion films... Take a run at me and let me know what I've got to do to get better!!  Thanks guys!

Video:
https://vimeo.com/66370309
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-b8vnDm7Sc

when posting here. try to make all your images 800 pixel wide.

like this, best light, but try not to crop hands in half, darken the background a lot and take out highlights like on top of her head and under his arm.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130608/13/51b39529ebaa0_m.jpg

good concept but location donesn't work with the outfits.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130227/15/512e9782427d3_m.jpg

again hands chopped. cropped to tight
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130228/09/512f94e18c92c_m.jpg

start hanging a dark sheet in the background, block inside windows. this would be better with only the 3 front people.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130301/15/513136b1272ba_m.jpg


cut
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130227/15/512e96cb5e424_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130302/20/5132d07b7735d_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130608/13/51b39737cd000_m.jpg

Jun 08 13 08:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Danielle Reid wrote:
My port looks "amateur" and "mediocre" at best. But you should have seen what I looked like in High School.

With that said, crush me! Everyone else has smile

Don't have have a blurry photo on the profile, and just say you don't do nudes and leave it at that.
cut everything but this one, it will force you to seek better work.  look for a good photog in your area and pay him/her for a shoot focused on getting images of the type of work you want to get.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130504/22/5185ea5d28596_m.jpg

Jun 08 13 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


SaxonWit wrote:

I didn't! I think I just have larger images on my profile. You are using the forum link under the images, right?

I'm planning on removing most of the rest asap - though I hadn't considered the one in the red blouse as being quite the same quality as the others you mentioned. Will consider keeping it in, now.

I don't think I do have expressions that are much different from that shoot - the photographer was after something in particular. Not sure I achieved it- but hey, I tried, and he wants to work with me again, so maybe?

Thanks for the feedback smile

Edit: found another image from that shoot, similar expression though: http://www.purestorm.com/view-image.asp … u=SaxonWit

thanks for the tip.
sometime you have to put all the photos together and see how it works as a whole. let me know when it's updated. 
keep the blue one, maybe try taking a bunch of self portraits with different expressions then show your friends and see if they can guess what you were going for. something like this:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/575256

Jun 08 13 08:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pistol Dreams
Posts: 75
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


Dennis Zeitz wrote:

when posting here. try to make all your images 800 pixel wide.

like this, best light, but try not to crop hands in half, darken the background a lot and take out highlights like on top of her head and under his arm.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130608/13/51b39529ebaa0_m.jpg

good concept but location donesn't work with the outfits.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130227/15/512e9782427d3_m.jpg

again hands chopped. cropped to tight
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130228/09/512f94e18c92c_m.jpg

start hanging a dark sheet in the background, block inside windows. this would be better with only the 3 front people.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130301/15/513136b1272ba_m.jpg


cut
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130227/15/512e96cb5e424_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130302/20/5132d07b7735d_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130608/13/51b39737cd000_m.jpg

Thank you so much for writing back!  Hmm I've never looked at the hand thing but now that you point it out yikes! I've got to work on that! Being a model I know to think about those things but as a photographer it's seemed to escape my memory lol.  Wonderful idea about hanging a sheet in the background, again I guess it all the little details I'll have to start looking at. I always assume I'll fix it in post but most times forget.  Anyways thank you very much and two of those pics you said are gone, good riddance wink.

As for the second shot, can I ask why you don't like it? I feel there's something kind of off too.  I feel the male model (whom I work with all the time) looks a little young, maybe thats it? But I love the girls expression.   What throws you off about it?

Thanks again!

Jun 08 13 09:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Danielle Reid
Posts: 4,083
Miami, Florida, US


Dennis Zeitz wrote:

Don't have have a blurry photo on the profile, and just say you don't do nudes and leave it at that.
cut everything but this one, it will force you to seek better work.  look for a good photog in your area and pay him/her for a shoot focused on getting images of the type of work you want to get.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130504/22/5185ea5d28596_m.jpg

But I do shoot nudes, are you telling me I shouldn't?

Jun 09 13 12:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Danielle Reid wrote:

But I do shoot nudes, are you telling me I shouldn't?

No, sorry  I just glanced at your profile text and I thought you were saying something about not wanting to do nude anymore. blurry photos make me leave, so I didn't really read it.

Jun 09 13 01:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Maegan Rose
Posts: 47
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Would like to have an opinion also smile
Jun 09 13 02:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dennis Zeitz
Posts: 98
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Maegan Rose wrote:
Would like to have an opinion also smile

That's a great port. You have 12 shots and have been working since 07 so you know how to edit.  the black glasses shots are in different locations so keep both, but the studio full length you should pick one. I would cut this and see what else you have that you might want to add. A port like this makes it easy for me, and potential employers. : )
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100925/21/4c9eceb9d1711_m.jpg

Jun 09 13 06:07 am  Link  Quote 
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