Advice Please

15 posts
18 Jan 2016
Welcome all advice/constructive criticism of my portfolio please x
Posted 18 Jan 2016
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictu..
Too many pictures in your port right now, many look very similar. Its good enough to show you can look brilliant at your best though. Certainly I'd noted your stuff before now and if your levels were a match, would have seriously considered a booking.

Posted 18 Jan 2016
frankpht
Photographer
frankpht
There's no denying you look fantastic but the port needs more variety. Too much horse stuff and the selfies if indeed that's what they are somehow lessen the port.

Posted 19 Jan 2016
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
I think you look fab. I agree with the comment about there being way too many horsey photos for a number of reasons - probably best to thin them out dramatically.

Biggest thing for me though is the apparent gulf in your modelling ability between these two images:

http://www.purestorm.com/view-image.aspx?i=1521185&u=Carmen_Rox

http://www.purestorm.com/view-image.aspx?i=1540185&u=Carmen_Rox

I have no doubt that a lot of it is due to the different competencies of the photographers themselves but I think having demonstrated that you're capable of producing images which would knock most other models on this site and others for six it's a shame you don't have more to show at that level and ditch the less accomplished work.

Good luck

Posted 19 Jan 2016
Edited by marlhamphoto 19 Jan 2016
Thank you all!! Those two pics that were listed by marlhamphoto were my first ever shoot and my most recent shoot, about 6 years difference. The horse shoot wasn't a proper photographer, just a friend with a camera as I needed some updated images that weren't 5 years old. Hoping to get a lot more variety this year
Posted 20 Jan 2016
Havocphotography
Photographer
Havocphotogr..
You look great as it is, but could easily loose 80% of your port and present a stronger image.

Posted 21 Jan 2016
richardmlee
Photographer
richardmlee
As a model, you look really good, nice skin and hair. The portfolio is a little repetitive and needs some variation. You're a very attractive young lady and should be able to get bookings, but do try to update your folio with a better variety of images - very best of luck

Posted 22 Jan 2016
phlip
Photographer
phlip
Opinions will always vary but, for me there are some great images but also some abysmal ones.

The latter are more about the lack of care from the photographer rather than yourself as model.

Posted 2 Feb 2016
Cody
Model
Cody
Really nice lingerie shots!

Posted 2 Feb 2016
AndyGStudios
Photographer
AndyGStudios
Opinions are personal to each person that gives or receives them. they are also like nipples, we all have one or two... or more if you're related to Scaramanga (don't ask) lol. I offer these guidelines. Try to show: All, or your main levels of work. Headshot (with and without makeup), as a model you are a blank canvas to decorate. Torso up shot, full length shot, front and back. Your best images to date. If you have selfies, replace them as soon as you can. Show variety and flexibility, not 20 images from one photoset. Different lighting styles if possible. Show / be honest about body mods and tats. You can emote. Don't: Furrow your brow, look moody unless asked for, duck pout. Put TF, and then list your rates. If rates, be sensible about them in relation to your experience, skill, knowledge Do: Be clear with terms: If your terms are reasonable, you will attract the right kind of photographer. Advice: I would ditch some of the equine shoots, you are the model, not the horsy Good shots so far, the selection just needs fine tuning, and adding to.
Posted 2 Feb 2016
Edited by AndyGStudios 2 Feb 2016
diipii
Photographer
diipii
I think your portfolio is more to do with the photographers you work with than the images themselves. Maybe take control and pay a good photographer to make some images exclusively for your portfolio showing the breadth and depth of your repertoire. The photographers on here and other sites are mostly concerned with copying the work of others on these sites and their work becomes very mannered and repetitive so you need to look elsewhere.
At 26 your modelling career has a certain longevity and you might also consider the expense versus potential pay back time.

Posted 18 Feb 2016
AndyGStudios
Photographer
AndyGStudios
Model... Pay... *uncontrollable laughter echo's in the halls*
Posted 18 Feb 2016
diipii
Photographer
diipii
AndyGStudios
Model... Pay... *uncontrollable laughter echo's in the halls*
Well, there's always a first time for everything.
Posted 16 April 2016
Edited by diipii 16 April 2016
Hi all,
From the horse pics - which to keep, which to lose? Opinions would be helpful please x

Posted 30 Sep 2016
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
Carmen_Rox

Hi all, From the horse pics - which to keep, which to lose? Opinions would be helpful please x


I actually don't think the horse photos add much to the overall portfolio. But if you have to keep one, maybe keep this one and delete the rest:




Best regards
Paul


Posted 30 Sep 2016
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