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K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,798
Peoria, Illinois, US


... the drama going on in Site Related has put me in that mood.  From past experience I can tell you that mood won't last long, these things are just too time consuming.

So if you're interested offer yourself up, I will speak to your work and your work only.  I will be extremely complimentary if I think you deserve it, or I will be extremely harsh if you deserve that... or anything inbetween.

Newbies to photography.... I will be forgiving of a lack of quality, I cut my teeth here when I first started and realize there is a learning curve... I will try to help you any way I can.

Veterans... good luck.


Do not ask me about how to run workshops, how to get published, or anything that doesn't pertain to your portfolio as it sits right now.  This is about your work.

Again.... this thread will most likely have a short life span.
Sep 12 13 11:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,344
Asheville, North Carolina, US


Go for it, and although I understand I don't have authority to tell you to take the gloves off, I do want you to know that it's okay with me personally and would probably be helpful.
Sep 12 13 12:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 3,011
Tyler, Texas, US


Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Go for it, and although I understand I don't have authority to tell you to take the gloves off, I do want you to know that it's okay with me personally and would probably be helpful.

Same here! Just because I have only been on here for a little over a year doesn't mean you have to treat me with kid gloves. I'm a big boy and can take it. I also know that a few of my images are "crap" so I know it's coming.

Let the games begin. wink

Sep 12 13 12:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B The Image
Posts: 45
Grand Haven, Michigan, US


Go ahead, every one laugh, but I just do this for fun......and Id like to get a lot better.  Thanks
Sep 12 13 12:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rik Williams
Posts: 3,427
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Okay smile
Sep 12 13 12:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Personal Photograph
Posts: 244
Davenport, Iowa, US


Have a look Chris.  I think you'll see some models you'll recognize.
Sep 12 13 12:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,798
Peoria, Illinois, US


Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Go for it, and although I understand I don't have authority to tell you to take the gloves off, I do want you to know that it's okay with me personally and would probably be helpful.

I like.  You have a good sense of balance and tone, and you definitely have specific thought process and direction that you are taking each image.

My only negative thought when looking at your work is sometimes things get a bit to busy within the frame.  I understand that blending different elements of the composition is the point and gets your vision across, but be careful with it, it can get to jumbled and take away from where the picture is going at times.

Sep 12 13 12:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
michael___
Posts: 303
New York, New York, US


sure thing wink
Sep 12 13 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Adam J Caldwell
Posts: 289
London, England, United Kingdom


fire away. cheeeers
Sep 12 13 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,798
Peoria, Illinois, US


MesmerEyes Photography wrote:

Same here! Just because I have only been on here for a little over a year doesn't mean you have to treat me with kid gloves. I'm a big boy and can take it. I also know that a few of my images are "crap" so I know it's coming.

Let the games begin. wink

Learn to use light as a tool instead of just shooting with no regard to it.  The pictures of the girl in the swamp are absolutely horrible in this respect, it's midday sun and all that entails.  Harsh dark shadows under the eyes, no directional light to add something to the images at all.  My advice to you is to take every one of them out of your portfolio, they are killing you. 

This picture is an example of how light can help you....

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120901/11/50425a035a394_m.jpg

It's directional and soft.  You got close to blowing out her shirt closest to the light source, but right now I think it's more important that you learn what light does as far as direction and composition in the frame than what it does in relation to exposure.

Figure it out, until you do your work is suffering.

Sep 12 13 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rudolph Uhlman Photo
Posts: 164
Pendleton, Oregon, US


I would like a critique of my portfolio.
Sep 12 13 01:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SHX Photo
Posts: 6
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


I would like love to hear what you have to say.
Thanks for taking the time to critique.
Sep 12 13 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Joseph William
Posts: 2,017
Chicago, Illinois, US


If you are still at this, I would love to hear your opinion.
Sep 12 13 01:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wordmarque
Posts: 459
Alexandria, Virginia, US


How short is short?
Sep 12 13 01:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Canvassy
Posts: 194
Saint Paul, Minnesota, US


I still consider myself a newbie, and I've never been critiqued on MM before.  I'd love to hear what you think smile
Sep 12 13 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Merry
Posts: 1,664
London, England, United Kingdom


I'm a little scared, but why not? tongue
I think I'm somewhere in between newbie and veteran, but please do!
Sep 12 13 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nyk fury
Posts: 2,918
Port Townsend, Washington, US


okay, i am IBTL and the briggings. have at it. what i personally would like to know is what i can do to possibly reach a wider and more lucrative audience. because i have been going absolutely nowhere for quite some time.
Sep 12 13 01:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Swank Photography
Posts: 19,015
Key West, Florida, US


K E E L I N G wrote:
... the drama going on in Site Related has put me in that mood.  From past experience I can tell you that mood won't last long, these things are just too time consuming.

So if you're interested offer yourself up, I will speak to your work and your work only.  I will be extremely complimentary if I think you deserve it, or I will be extremely harsh if you deserve that... or anything inbetween.

Newbies to photography.... I will be forgiving of a lack of quality, I cut my teeth here when I first started and realize there is a learning curve... I will try to help you any way I can.

Veterans... good luck.


Do not ask me about how to run workshops, how to get published, or anything that doesn't pertain to your portfolio as it sits right now.  This is about your work.

Again.... this thread will most likely have a short life span.

Sure why not...and thank you Keeling...always been a fan of your work (not ass kissing, just being honest).

Sep 12 13 01:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 3,011
Tyler, Texas, US


K E E L I N G wrote:

Learn to use light as a tool instead of just shooting with no regard to it.  The pictures of the girl in the swamp are absolutely horrible in this respect, it's midday sun and all that entails.  Harsh dark shadows under the eyes, no directional light to add something to the images at all.  My advice to you is to take every one of them out of your portfolio, they are killing you. 

This picture is an example of how light can help you....

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120901/11/50425a035a394_m.jpg

It's directional and soft.  You got close to blowing out her shirt closest to the light source, but right now I think it's more important that you learn what light does as far as direction and composition in the frame than what it does in relation to exposure.

Figure it out, until you do your work is suffering.

Thanks, those were the exact images that I thought were crap and taken over a year ago. wink

Sep 12 13 01:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,798
Peoria, Illinois, US


16th Floor wrote:
Go ahead, every one laugh, but I just do this for fun......and Id like to get a lot better.  Thanks

Everything is bland... it's just kind of there.  Nothing pops off the page.  Your composition within the frame is ok, your light is kinda ok but nothing creative.  But exposure is a bit dark for no reason and there's no contrast... not because you were trying to be creatively flat... just because there's no contrast.

Push yourself a bit.

Sep 12 13 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,798
Peoria, Illinois, US


Rik Williams wrote:
Okay smile

Meh, you don't need me.

Ok, wth, I gotta say something or I'm not doing my job.  I don't like her hand or the way when she pulls down the shirt it makes her legs look misshapen and thin.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120610/00/4fd449015805b_m.jpg

Other than that... you don't need me.  smile

Sep 12 13 01:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Foto Kammer
Posts: 614
Amado, Arizona, US


Interested in reading what you have to say.
Sep 12 13 01:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
W Hughes Studio
Posts: 27
Fort Collins, Colorado, US


If you're still reviewing, I'd like to know your thoughts.
Sep 12 13 01:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Connor Photography
Posts: 6,481
Elkton, Maryland, US


WTF, I need some serous insults.  Go for it with no mercy.  big_smile
Sep 12 13 01:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Film/TV Producer
Val LOUIS
Posts: 28
Paris, Île-de-France, France


Do I dare ?
But as a filmmaker.. may I play ?
Sep 12 13 01:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L Raye
Posts: 5,011
Petaluma, California, US


Fire away!
Sep 12 13 01:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,798
Peoria, Illinois, US


Personal Photograph wrote:
Have a look Chris.  I think you'll see some models you'll recognize.

I love that chair in your port!

Sep 12 13 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 38,229
Portland, Oregon, US


Excluding MelissaAnn and Brennan, are there any photos I should keep?
Sep 12 13 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dave McDermott
Posts: 361
Coill Dubh, Kildare, Ireland


OK fire away.
Sep 12 13 02:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Geek Photography
Posts: 87
Montgomery Village, Maryland, US


I'm always looking to improve. Let me know what you think.
Sep 12 13 02:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,798
Peoria, Illinois, US


Ok, clients here.. gotta go.  Thanks guys, might come back to this tomorrow cause as of now I've got nothing scheduled.
Sep 12 13 02:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mjartphotography
Posts: 174
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom


Go for it!  Been ripped to shreds in some threads (one especially that's just been locked!) so I am interested in more opinions whether glowing or scathing.

Regards
Martin
Sep 12 13 03:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,344
Asheville, North Carolina, US


K E E L I N G wrote:

I like.  You have a good sense of balance and tone, and you definitely have specific thought process and direction that you are taking each image.

My only negative thought when looking at your work is sometimes things get a bit to busy within the frame.  I understand that blending different elements of the composition is the point and gets your vision across, but be careful with it, it can get to jumbled and take away from where the picture is going at times.

Thanks, and it's a good point, I do find I'm trying to pare them down and clean them up more as I go on. I think it's a confidence issue.

Sep 12 13 03:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JAE
Posts: 2,134
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US


Interested smile
Sep 12 13 04:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Managing Light
Posts: 1,902
Salem, Virginia, US


I can always use a critique, and you're a good guy to do it.  Thanks.
Sep 12 13 05:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,592
Torrance, California, US


I'm curious to hear your point of view, so sure...let me have it.
Sep 13 13 01:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Gaffney
Posts: 48
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


I would greatly appreciate your input.

Thanks in advance,
Michael
Sep 14 13 07:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images by MR
Posts: 7,675
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Yes plz...
Sep 14 13 07:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dallas J. Logan
Posts: 2,182
Brooklyn, New York, US


LETS HAVE A GO AT IT.
Sep 15 13 12:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Massi
Posts: 19
Los Angeles, California, US


I would appreciate the critique if you're still offering
Sep 15 13 07:26 am  Link  Quote 
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