Going to pick the photos I like best and maybe make some comments
Raise chin a bit, have the camera level with your eyes when it works out
Why, you might ask, look at the bottom of your eyes, notice how the white goes side to side
I am not a fan of wrinkled backgrounds
The bracelet closest to your wrist could be removed, the other works well with the mask
You have such a different look in this image
I would love to have this image cropped just to photo right of your right shoulder; the photo would then highlight you more, remember this should be about the model
Notice the white area at the bottom of your eyes
As far as your right arm, when I see that much arm really want to see all of your hand
Looking at your eyes this looks like on camera flash, the down side is that you loose some of the 3D effect that other lighting gives
Watch your backgrounds, in this you have silver something running through you
Photos that do not make my positive list
For me the shoes clash with the outfit
The pose of your legs is not flattering
[You have such an adorable face in this image]]
Only one photo from a look is best to post in portfolio
You have a lovely face and figure and your portfolio or any other pictures should allow others to see your best features in the best way. That said:
#1 Very nice art shot - can see why it was exhibited.
#2 Too many bangles, too close to the lens. Armpit shots not the best angle. In the larger version you can see 2 scratches on your breast (yes, people will be looking there) and the yes thing that Lee Photo pointed out.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/14 … f523ba.jpg
#3 For some reason, I'm thinking the top doesn't go with the veil - it's too much of a contrast -too black. It's distracting from your face.
#4 I, too, would crop the picture from the right, but would leave some of the green door for color contrast. You look lovely here.
#6 Watch your backgrounds, you've got a flash bracket coming out of your armpit.
#7 This is the clearest, best shot of your face. Relax your eyes, they're a little bit "deer in the headlights". The bangles are distracting.
#8 This is an undignified pose (especially with caption). Cropped to make it a head and chest shot and in to your shoulders would be very effective.
#9 Perfect! Are you actually a redhead? I see freckles and green eyes - usually a redhead. Would be great.
#10 Very nice
#11 Very nice expression. Two distractions - 1. the white flower; 2. the white lights dead center in the pupils of your eyes (that can be fixed).
#12 Same as above
#13 This is beautiful. serene expression, eyes relaxed, looking straight at camera.
#14 Another undignified pose. Crop up from top of arm lace and you have a lovely picture.
#15 Look at the comment made in your portfolio. Can you see why? My only nitpick is the flower. Simple, elegant, all of your features are in plain sight and look their best.
Hope to see more shots in your portfolio. You are lovely.
Thank you all for the comments, critiques, and suggestions. I am aware about the legs... Those photos made me realize at the time that my work out routine for my legs was not doing me any favors. They looked fine while standing but otherwise... the muscle was a bit gross. I've since switched to a low weight/high rep routine that has produce more toned and less muscular legs. I'll also keep in mind about the poses!
Haha, I'm not a redhead. I'm actually a blonde, believe it or not. I used to dye my hair red in high school but I've switched to brown since then since I always loved the brown hair/green eyes combination.
Again, thank you for the critique and suggestion. I'm going to get a hold of a good friend of mine whose a photographer to see about cropping and editing some of these. When I get the finals back from my last shoot I'll cycle out an old pic for a new one.
GNapp Studios wrote: I really think you have a wonderful look, but every shot in your port gives me the feeling you are shy....too many clothes, hiding behind a wall, etc.
You just have to open up your look and personality a bit.
Part of the problem was I had an event (which I rather not discuss in too much detail) that messed up my teeth. My front teeth look fine, aside from the gap, but a lot of my other teeth are in poor shape and I don't have the money to get them repaired/replaced. It makes me reluctant to open my mouth very much and thus I guess I look more timid. I'll try to open up more in other ways though as I definitely see what you mean!
EDIT: Removed a few pics, added some, going to add more. Hopefully my port is becoming more refined.
if at 22 you are going to try and do something real in the industry, you need to work with a few pros to start with or you will waste years and end up nowhere.
The shots are amateur level and will only appeal to fellow amateurs. Everything from styling to technical issues matter. Once you raise the bar on your starting shots, then all new comers will need to meet or exceed it.
You should look at the folks who are doing what you want to do and use that as the goal. Research your goals, find the right photographers to work with, even if you have to pay some and execute on your research. That includes make up, styling, concepts and frankly getting the basics done like a simple headshot, beauty shot and full length.
I call it packaging, agencies used to be good at it, now almost none do it, even for non represented models, packaging their look is paramount to going anywhere other than having fun with a hobby.