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Photographer
KICKHAM Photography
Posts: 344
Los Angeles, California, US


I'm trimming up my portfolio.

Tell me what to lose! Or what to keep, if you prefer to be positive. smile

I'll give a critique of you choice in return! In you don't choose, I'll just do a general critique.
Sep 13 13 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 2,843
Tyler, Texas, US


You have a lot of headshots. I would get rid of a few of them. These three IMO are the ones I would consider getting rid of first.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120303/20/4f52ef6ab3371_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/52339492894f3_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395c58350b_m.jpg

They are not terrible but you have much better examples in your port, such as these.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/16/52339bc22b90e_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395feee9fa_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090908/08/4aa67b5ea246f_m.jpg

Just my humble opinion.
Sep 13 13 06:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


MesmerEyes Photography wrote:
You have a lot of headshots. I would get rid of a few of them. These three IMO are the ones I would consider getting rid of first.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120303/20/4f52ef6ab3371_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/52339492894f3_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395c58350b_m.jpg

They are not terrible but you have much better examples in your port, such as these.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/16/52339bc22b90e_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395feee9fa_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090908/08/4aa67b5ea246f_m.jpg

Just my humble opinion.

Thank you very much. smile

Those first two of the "keeps" are my muse, so it's good to hear I'm doing her justice!

Sep 13 13 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


You know, I'm not as big of a fan of your non-nude work as I am of your nude work.

I'm wondering if part of it is the models-- perhaps you pay your nude models and not the non-nude? Maybe when you do you next nude shoot-- paid or not-- see if the models will do a clothed look as well.

The non-nudes just lack the depth and emotion-- aside from this, which I find lovely.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120805/20/501f381b38c95.jpg
Sep 13 13 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Laura Bello
Posts: 1,214
Rochester, New York, US


Keep:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395feee9fa_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130602/14/51abb48e3942a_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100921/08/4c98cd3cb7a43_m.jpg

Ditch:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130727/14/51f4420a0e4cb_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120303/20/4f52ef6ab3371_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120622/00/4fe422f30b4f7_m.jpg
This one I have mixed feelings about, the lighting is nice and the model is nice but I don't like his expression, kinda stoned looking and the background is kinda weird.
Sep 13 13 08:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


I was just in your thread, but let me know if you want any other sort of critique!! smile

And thank you so much for the input, it's very helpful!!!
Sep 13 13 08:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,766
Los Angeles, California, US


I actually don't want any sort of critique. I think you show a talent for headshots and if you turn your focus sharply towards actors you might really bank there. Incidentally, we use the same camera! Which is why I stopped by to say: "I like what I saw."

I concentrate on a different field from you. Good luck!!! And make sure you charge!
Sep 13 13 08:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KICKHAM Photography
Posts: 344
Los Angeles, California, US


LA StarShooter wrote:
I actually don't want any sort of critique. I think you show a talent for headshots and if you turn your focus sharply towards actors you might really bank there. Incidentally, we use the same camera! Which is why I stopped by to say: "I like what I saw."

I concentrate on a different field from you. Good luck!!! And make sure you charge!

Thank you. smile

I have been shooting a lot of actors and am only really trading with models. My love is for portraits, so headshots made sense to me.

That's certainly a big compliment. Quite a nice one coming from you. bunny

Sep 13 13 08:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vintagevista
Posts: 10,596
Sun City, California, US


You clearly have already trimmed some at this point.

I dig
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395feee9fa_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/13/50997a6b4caee_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090908/08/4aa67b5ea246f_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100921/08/4c98cd3cb7a43_m.jpg



I was not sure about - the expression is sorta "In Between" as if she is starting to react - or say something.  Then I looked at it in full sized - and I like it much better out of the thumbnail size. She's lovely and there is great detail there.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130602/14/51abb48e3942a_m.jpg



Not so much

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395c58350b_m.jpg  kinda flat - not much to highlight or focus on

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120303/20/4f52ef6ab3371_m.jpg  To me - Colors are  .. .odd - her skin is pale - yet without enough of the pinkish undertones you see in really pale skins (in a lot of cases).  I actually think this might be better as a B&W
Sep 13 13 09:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Keith Allen Phillips
Posts: 3,467
GARDEN VALLEY, California, US


This is the one that jumps out at me as being a little flat.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395c58350b_m.jpg

The rest I like a lot for various reasons. Nice work:)
Sep 13 13 09:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


Vintagevista wrote:
You clearly have already trimmed some at this point.

I dig
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395feee9fa_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/13/50997a6b4caee_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090908/08/4aa67b5ea246f_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100921/08/4c98cd3cb7a43_m.jpg



I was not sure about - the expression is sorta "In Between" as if she is starting to react - or say something.  Then I looked at it in full sized - and I like it much better out of the thumbnail size. She's lovely and there is great detail there.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130602/14/51abb48e3942a_m.jpg



Not so much

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395c58350b_m.jpg  kinda flat - not much to highlight or focus on

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120303/20/4f52ef6ab3371_m.jpg  To me - Colors are  .. .odd - her skin is pale - yet without enough of the pinkish undertones you see in really pale skins (in a lot of cases).  I actually think this might be better as a B&W

I don't know why I never thought of that... I am going to try!!! Thank you!

She's a fantastic model and I realllly want to try to keep her in.

Sep 13 13 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


For you--

I don't love
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30127490
The eyebrows throw me off, the stomach looks oddly one dimensional (is it shopped? Something is weird) and my focus is on armpits. Meh.

I LOVE:
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31332730
Jordan is fantastic. And so is this picture.

18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/2964710
Everything about this is awesome. I love the light coming through, the color, and the action.
Sep 13 13 11:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


Keith Allen Phillips wrote:
This is the one that jumps out at me as being a little flat.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130913/15/523395c58350b_m.jpg

The rest I like a lot for various reasons. Nice work:)

You have a great book, but I just feel like something is *missing.*

I think it's clothes. More specifically, clothes on a redhead.

More more specifically, clothes on THIS redhead.

*nods*
Yep. That would fix it, I think.

Sep 13 13 11:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Keith Allen Phillips
Posts: 3,467
GARDEN VALLEY, California, US


Ha! I think you might be right about that.
Whenever I finally wind up back in LA(being happily homeless at the moment) we'll have to try to fix my portfolio big_smile
Sep 14 13 01:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 2,843
Tyler, Texas, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
You know, I'm not as big of a fan of your non-nude work as I am of your nude work.

I'm wondering if part of it is the models-- perhaps you pay your nude models and not the non-nude? Maybe when you do you next nude shoot-- paid or not-- see if the models will do a clothed look as well.

The non-nudes just lack the depth and emotion-- aside from this, which I find lovely.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120805/20/501f381b38c95.jpg

Thank you! I think you hit the nail on the head at least on part of it.

Sep 14 13 03:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vintagevista
Posts: 10,596
Sun City, California, US


Thanks very much! - it helps to have other perspectives.

I see what your are saying - Not shopped much (I don't have many skills in photoshop) - It may be the closeness to the VERY soft light source flattened things out

One of the links you gave didn't work - but, I think this was the image you were talking about based on the partial number

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … aabe99.jpg 18+

Thanks for the kind words about my shots
Sep 14 13 08:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


Vintagevista wrote:
Thanks very much! - it helps to have other perspectives.

I see what your are saying - Not shopped much (I don't have many skills in photoshop) - It may be the closeness to the VERY soft light source flattened things out

One of the links you gave didn't work - but, I think this was the image you were talking about based on the partial number

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … aabe99.jpg 18+

Thanks for the kind words about my shots

Oh, I'm sorry! Yes, that was the image. smile

Sep 14 13 12:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,599
Portland, Oregon, US


I would probably get rid of the one of Nicole, and I would settle on only one photo of yourself, as you're selling your photography of other people, not of yourself.  If you want a portfolio of self-portraits, that would be well deserved, but I would not have them detract from attempting to market your work shooting others.

smile

I don't need your thoughts on my work, I just need to get my butt to LA to shoot,  THEN you can critique the hell out of me.  tongue
Sep 14 13 02:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Shane Noir
Posts: 2,332
Los Angeles, California, US


Get rid of these two:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121002/02/506aafbe8926d_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/13/50997a6b4caee_m.jpg

They aren't bad, but they are not quite up to par with everything else in your portfolio smile

And for me?
Sep 14 13 04:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
lifedoesnotpose
Posts: 6
North Plainfield, New Jersey, US


opinion?
Sep 16 13 12:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mophotoart
Posts: 536
Wichita, Kansas, US


I commented on your shots that caught my eye and do not give negative critiques, not qualified to do so, just what worked for me...keep it up....Mo
Sep 17 13 09:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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