Forums > Critique > I will list your best and will tell you why.

Model

Lisa Sargent

Posts: 3

Charlevoix, Michigan, US

Is this still going? I'm in!

Sep 03 21 12:09 pm Link

Model

Fitphysique

Posts: 3

Kansas City, Kansas, US

I'd love to be critiqued!

Sep 08 21 07:31 pm Link

Photographer

New York Bavarian

Posts: 26

BIG SUR, California, US

Assume this is dead?

Sep 27 21 07:12 pm Link

Photographer

New York Bavarian

Posts: 26

BIG SUR, California, US

Assume this is dead?

Sep 27 21 07:13 pm Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

New York Bavarian wrote:
Assume this is dead?

It is not dead, the forum is not as active as it used to be therefore I don't monitor requests on regular basis.
I will get to you in the order it was requested asap.
Thank you.

Sep 28 21 04:52 pm Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

Dan OMell wrote:
me too!

by the way, very impressed by the amount of time and effort you invested reviewing so much ports!
I made a todo list to look at least some of them. unfortunately, the list is sorted alphabetically, not by value.
otherwise it could be easier to start from the very top of the leaning curve...

Yes I totally agree with you but the original intent of this thread was just a quick portfolio review to see if there was any good photos for me to list;  hence I created different categories. But over time users requested more critiques as well and it was too late to create a rating based index. Also, over the years many portfolios become inactive or disappeared so index doesn't mean much anymore. It was mainly created to avoid double dipping.

Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

Varton

Sep 28 21 05:23 pm Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

Eric Lyons Photography wrote:
Would love to hear you opinion

First impressions: Self claimed hobbyist and very good work.
Your Skill level: Hobbyist make the best photographers.
Your creativity:  Need to be explored, currently model driven.
Specific  style: Portraiture  in most cases
Your Work focus: deserves to go beyond head shots maybe glamor and art.
Your MM Profile usefulness: Useful
Your challenges: some crops are too tight and be mindful of glowing faces.
Paid assignments: yes
Your money shot: https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/200411/17/5e9263e8c88bc_m.jpg
What I like:  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/200406/21/5e8c0295209e0_m.jpg
Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: Keep doing what you are doing, I have seen some photos with a little overblown faces which can be fixed in the post and it is better to make artificial lighting settings work better for you in the future shoots.
Do you make my list?: No

Sep 29 21 07:24 am Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

Zura Moonleaf wrote:
I am definitely interested! <3

First impressions: Very cute look and portfolio, with obvious remarkable athletic abilities.
Your Skill level: Intermediate
Your creativity:  Photographer driven
Specific  style: Versatile to fit many niches.
Your Work focus: Broad range of interest is noticed.
Your MM Profile usefulness: Very useful.
Paid assignments: yes
Your money shot: https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/210909/12/613a5f719d9f6_m.jpg
What to delete:    in your portfolio don't put photos where you appear as a blending object due to very busy backgrounds in the field. Like this -> https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/210730/16/61048d231b0f1_m.jpg In this picture your shoes and general attire is not compatible with a sword pose.
https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/170226/22/58b3c3f87b0bc_m.jpg super bad cut/copy/paste otherwise it's a great well posed and composed photo.

Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: Your posing can be definitely improved. Try to be more engaging towards the camera.
Do you make my list?: No

Sep 29 21 07:41 am Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

New York Bavarian wrote:
I'd love a critique

First impressions: Mostly nudes with erotic overtones.
Your Skill level: Intermediate
Your creativity:  I notice some humor and satyr in your work but I can see that the models have to take the lead.
Specific  style: Nude, boudoir and beauty shots.
Your Work focus: Eroticism
Your MM Profile usefulness: useful
Your challenges: Some shortfalls that takes away a degree of needed sophistication in erotic art.
Paid assignments: No
What I like:  https://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/47027236
https://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/47027230
Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: In photography regardless of the genre you are shooting, an answer begs for the following question:
What's the point I am trying to make?
If unable to  answer then for sure your frame was wasted.
Do you make my list?: No

Sep 29 21 08:06 am Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

ottawa_on_fire wrote:
Would love to get in on this! Crit please and thanks!

First impressions: A portfolio that underlines sensitivity and vulnerability of a female form
Your Skill level: Intermediate
Your creativity:  Story telling https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/2 … 727929.jpg
Specific  style: Romantic
Your Work focus: Beauty
Your MM Profile usefulness: Very useful
Paid assignments: yes
What I like:  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/2 … 6cda23.jpg
What to delete:    https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/2 … 130136.jpg
blurred part is an eye sore and should be cropped.
Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: Good work in general, interesting topics. Keep it up.
Do you make my list?: No

Sep 29 21 08:17 am Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

Lisa Sargent wrote:
Is this still going? I'm in!

First impressions: Pretty face, great camera presence
Your Work focus: Fashion, beauty
Your MM Profile usefulness: Enough to get the idea.
Paid assignments: yes
What to delete:  not much impressive and I feel that it belongs more to a photographer's port https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/210914/12/6140f3a9de728_m.jpg
This -> https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/210914/12/6140f3becd2a7_m.jpg the chair is more in focus then you are and pretty useless for a model's port.

What I like:  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/210829/04/612b70ef89194_m.jpg

https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/210907/16/6137f8901e201_m.jpg
Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: I would suggest to add more fashion and commercial shots and remove photos that have overblown backdrops.
Do you make my list?: No

Sep 29 21 08:34 am Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

Fitphysique wrote:
I'd love to be critiqued!

First impressions: Amateur approach to fitness
Your Work focus: fitness and physique
Your MM Profile usefulness: useful
Your challenges: Identifying your scope with  wrong photos.
Paid assignments: TFP
What to delete:  redundant torso photos.
Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: I feel that male models should really focus on the market segment they want to cater by showcasing themselves in that particular context.  Your portfolio fails to demonstrate that and becomes a collection of plain photos of a shirtless guy. I am sure you want to project a different image. If you are serious in modeling professionally create a series of images taken by a professional photographer, include a combination of clothed and nude photos as well as sports action photos on location and studio to make sure you are perceived as totally vested and able to deliver on your promise as a professional committed model.
Do you make my list?: No

Sep 29 21 09:01 am Link

Photographer

sospix

Posts: 23620

Orlando, Florida, US

Hopefully I've got something that catches your eye  .  .  .  always interested in what others see  .  .  .

SOS

Sep 30 21 08:01 am Link

Photographer

Varton

Posts: 2722

New York, New York, US

sospix wrote:
Hopefully I've got something that catches your eye  .  .  .  always interested in what others see  .  .  .

SOS

First impressions: Excellent work nice tones
Your Skill level: Advanced
Your creativity:  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/180418/08/5ad75e22796bd_m.jpghttps://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121016/11/507da0a9680cc_m.jpg
Specific  style: Broad - surfing, fashion
Your Work focus: focusing on beauty
Your MM Profile usefulness: Short to the point
Your challenges: Over saturating may or may not work all times https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111004/13/4e8b67a3d1146_m.jpg
Paid assignments: Yes
Your money shot: https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111117/12/4ec56ca1cbb55_m.jpg
What I like:  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110108/05/4d28693e6e68c_m.jpg could have be in my list but over done.
Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: Think before click rule is universal. I mean background eye sores in the scenery
Tree in this -> https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110901/08/4e5fa54d75f35_m.jpg
  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101027/11/4cc8745174d19_m.jpg <- That post is a bothersome distraction behind model's legs. Also from what I see  you feel the peer pressure to shoot synthetic poses hoping to elevate your work a notch up.
Very good post work and edits overall.
Do you make my list?: No

Oct 15 21 09:15 am Link

Photographer

sospix

Posts: 23620

Orlando, Florida, US

Varton wrote:

First impressions: Excellent work nice tones
Your Skill level: Advanced
Your creativity:  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/180418/08/5ad75e22796bd_m.jpghttps://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121016/11/507da0a9680cc_m.jpg
Specific  style: Broad - surfing, fashion
Your Work focus: focusing on beauty
Your MM Profile usefulness: Short to the point
Your challenges: Over saturating may or may not work all times https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111004/13/4e8b67a3d1146_m.jpg
Paid assignments: Yes
Your money shot: https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111117/12/4ec56ca1cbb55_m.jpg
What I like:  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110108/05/4d28693e6e68c_m.jpg could have be in my list but over done.
Suggestions/ Bottom line/verdict: Think before click rule is universal. I mean background eye sores in the scenery
Tree in this -> https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110901/08/4e5fa54d75f35_m.jpg
  https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101027/11/4cc8745174d19_m.jpg <- That post is a bothersome distraction behind model's legs. Also from what I see  you feel the peer pressure to shoot synthetic poses hoping to elevate your work a notch up.
Very good post work and edits overall.
Do you make my list?: No

TY for the in depth look and crit Mr. V  .  .  .  a lot of the images are dated, so some of the editing is as well, of course a lot of what I shoot commercially is supposed to have that look anyway (the one you pointed out as being over saturated was meant to have that look, it was for an old hotel that wanted a 50's/60's Florida postcard feel)  .  .  .  the "tree" one was a client's choice (ad agency), I provided variations sans tree as well (give 'em a choice, and "they" usually pick the wrong version)  .  .  .  always enjoy hearing what others see, especially when it's from such a discerning eye  .  .  .  thanks again!

SOS

Oct 21 21 10:26 am Link

Photographer

BRIAN D WILLIAMS

Posts: 105

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm down for a critique.

https://liinks.co/bwilliams

Oct 21 21 06:05 pm Link

Model

La-Ky

Posts: 1

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

Grade me, I can’t post pictures for some reason

Oct 23 21 12:33 am Link

Photographer

DTP - Photography

Posts: 54

Chesapeake, Virginia, US

Let's try this. I'm due for a revamp.

Nov 17 21 09:08 pm Link

Photographer

stevenfordesign

Posts: 9

Ogden, Utah, US

Let the critique begin!   Flickr with same same shows much more breadth or even [email protected] up

What have you got that would improve my MM?

Nov 26 21 09:35 am Link

Photographer

Aspect Art Photography

Posts: 1

London, England, United Kingdom

Hi Varton.

I would be interested in some honest feedback too please.

Cheers,

Matt

Nov 26 21 02:09 pm Link

Photographer

Rudder

Posts: 125

Costa Mesa, California, US

I'm interested!

Dec 01 21 08:10 pm Link