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Alanah Utopia
Posts: 1
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Hi - these are the first art nudes I've done - all with the same the photographer. I'd never thought of myself as an art nude model but I've been really enjoying it. Love to hear what you think:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592656
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33844629
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592630

Thanks

Alanah
Sep 12 13 07:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Casey Phillips
Posts: 52
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


I prefer implied. I like to leave a bit to the imagination! Check out my port, I have one in there...

If full on nude, I like black and white better.

I do like the setting though
Sep 13 13 11:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeff Fiore
Posts: 9,224
Pelham, New York, US


Alanah Utopia wrote:
Hi - these are the first art nudes I've done - all with the same the photographer. I'd never thought of myself as an art nude model but I've been really enjoying it. Love to hear what you think:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592656
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33844629
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592630

Thanks

Alanah

Nice start! well done!

Sep 13 13 11:14 am  Link  Quote 
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Charlie-CNP
Posts: 2,644
New York, New York, US


OP: for your first time out honestly they are ok. The things that could be improved upon for example are expressions, and you also look a little stiff like you are nervous on these (which is understandable for your first shoot of this nature). With more experience, you will see your work begin to develop. Over all though, I would suggest to practice expressions in the mirror until you have them down. Try some without your mouth open as well.

I also agree with the above post about my own personal preference being black and white for figure nudes, but that is up to the photographer that you work with on how they approach their own shoots.

good luck in your journey!
Sep 13 13 11:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Don Garrett
Posts: 4,425
Escondido, California, US


I'm partial to a more "natural" look. When I set up a photoshoot, I ask the model to have hair down and natural, and a minimum, or NO makeup. Then, I take them to a place where there is no evidence of man made stuff. My portfolio is exemplary. Of course, that is just MY preference - there are many styles, and, if done skillfully, any one of them can produce fine images.
-Don
Sep 13 13 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L Raye
Posts: 5,022
Petaluma, California, US


I really like both #1 and #3 and think both can be in your portfolio.  I don't much like the composition and your expression in #2.

These are a great start for you!
Sep 13 13 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vintagevista
Posts: 10,997
Sun City, California, US


Lovely start - If this was your first try - you're gonna kill it after you get some more experience

The couch one sells me - I like it a lot

The mask one is fine - but, masks give a cross-eyed expression if you are not careful and looking dead at the camera - You are best to look off camera if you can.

The first one is - ok - It's not bad - you are lovely - but, the pose and setting is nothing that most everyone has already seen many times.  The facial expression is a bit like you were between shots.
Sep 13 13 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,997
Sun City, California, US


Man, I just wish they would come back every once in a while just to acknowledge the responses sad
Sep 15 13 01:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,540
Portland, Oregon, US


Alanah Utopia wrote:
Hi - these are the first art nudes I've done - all with the same the photographer. I'd never thought of myself as an art nude model but I've been really enjoying it. Love to hear what you think:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592656
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33844629
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592630

Thanks

Alanah

I'm sorry -- your photographer calls his studio "moodscapes", but I can't really identify a single "mood" in any of these photographs.  There is nothing specific in your expression & body language.  But that is probably more a critique of the photographer & his ability to set the scene than it is of your contribution.

So, on to you:  first a first set, you did well.  I didn't get any sense of hesitation or discomfort from you -- as a photographer of the nude, I like seeing a confident model, and you seem quite at ease with the image setups. 

However, these images are very static to me -- there isn't any movement.  These are carefully composed, and the more they are composed, the less spontaneous they seem, and to my taste, I like to see more action & movement & story & drama.  These images look "unfocused" to me -- by that I mean, there isn't much going on, the gestures are vague, the poses are very simple.

So, if you were to pose for me, I'd be encouraging you to move a lot more, to interact with the photographer, and to have a bit more fun.

Keep at it.

Sep 15 13 02:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,344
Asheville, North Carolina, US


You've got skin that takes the light wonderfully, a lovely face and an attractive figure. You are potentially a very good figure model, if you were in my area I'd be exploring the idea of working with you.

best of luck
Sep 15 13 02:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LUNA_PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 255
Wilmington, North Carolina, US


Alanah Utopia wrote:
Hi - these are the first art nudes I've done - all with the same the photographer. I'd never thought of myself as an art nude model but I've been really enjoying it. Love to hear what you think:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592656
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33844629
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592630

Thanks

Alanah

Your body is way to hot to hide!!! Love them. smile

Sep 15 13 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pacific NW Photography
Posts: 167
Redmond, Washington, US


The styling and subject are eye catching
Lighting is good

However the images don't seem to tell a story by expression or by body pose.

What is the emotion you are trying to portray or theme you are trying to feature.

Alanah Utopia wrote:
Hi - these are the first art nudes I've done - all with the same the photographer. I'd never thought of myself as an art nude model but I've been really enjoying it. Love to hear what you think:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592656
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33844629
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33592630

Thanks

Alanah

Oct 06 13 07:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,803
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Good first go and I agree that you should keep working on expressions and emotions.  As for the photography, that is another issue that you cannot be blamed for.
Oct 06 13 07:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Louis Li Photography
Posts: 120
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


they all good,but I like the 1st is the best.
Oct 06 13 07:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vector 38
Posts: 8,296
Austin, Texas, US


n.b., believe site rules include that your links also have to be noted "18+" ...
Oct 06 13 07:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,891
New York, New York, US


terrific attributes, terrible photography.  Do more you got what it takes X's 2
Oct 06 13 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alabaster Crowley
Posts: 8,264
Tucson, Arizona, US


These aren't really ART nudes. Just nudes. Work with some better photographers, those known for their work in art nudes.
Oct 06 13 10:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 7,235
New York, New York, US


I wouldn't say those are fine art nudes and not just because it isn't in black and white. I find it funny that some think art has to be in black and white. Anyway keep at it. Best of luck.
Oct 06 13 11:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,657
Orlando, Florida, US


Short version.
You have great skin, great red hair and amazing breasts.

Detailed version.
Generally, I don't prefer nudes when the model is looking directly into the camera. The first one has you looking cross eyed because of where the eye holes fall on your face.

The second one is nice, but the deliberate use of your hands to cover your crotch is very deliberate looking. If you're going to do that deliberately, provide a reason why.

The last image is nicely styled, but again, the covering with the hands is so deliberate looking.

I wouldn't be discouraged at all from trying again perhaps with another photographer who might want to make an artistic point rather than just point lights at you and snap.
Oct 06 13 11:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
IllusionDigital
Posts: 578
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Comparing your expression to to the other photos in your portfolio, I'd say you look quite nervous and uncomfortable to be shooting nudes.  This is especially true of the last image with you on the bench.

That being said, for a first shoot I think you have done well.  I am unfamiliar with your relationship to the photographer, but I think your photo will turn our better next time with a) better direction and b) better on set chemistry.

Practice posing in the mirror and learning more about your nude figure/angles/shapes.  You will get there in time.
Oct 06 13 11:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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