Originally Posted by AmandaMyers
well thanks...i guess...but blame that on the photographer then.
by posting this photo...i was looking for model critiques...not photographer critiques...so please..if you would...just let me know how i am doing...
Excellent point, Amanda. Too often we shooters forget this when critiquing a model's image, i.e, an image posted by the model herself. As a model, you have practically no control over the photographic aspects of your images. Models are at the mercy of shooters from that perspective.
That doesn't mean models shouldn't take the time to develop a critical eye towards photography, at least enough for them to be discrimating when viewing their images. Sure, photographers and models aren't always going to agree on which image best represents the model but there's some basics that models should learn to appreciate-- things like the comments Dave made; which I generally agree with from a photographic point-of-view.
If you were in front of my camera when that image was snapped, here's some things I'd be saying to you. I think this is the easiest way for me to critique what you're doing, as a model, in this image.
"Push your shoulders back a little." (To raise your breasts.)
"Funky Chicken those elbows a bit." (Lifting the elbows away from your body fills the frame better and adds a bit more "animation" or "life" to your pose.)
"Kick your hip out." (To add that "S" curve to your body even though this image isn't framed/cropped to best reveal an "S" curve.)
"Cock your head a little." (To complete the "S" curve.)
"Let me see more _____ on your face." (This could be any number of emotions or attitudes depending on what we're going for in the image. As is, there's not much emotion coming from you in this pic.)
Anyway, hope some of that helps and is more what you're looking for in terms of critique. If you ever make it out to L.A. sometime, I'd love to play. (That's my way of saying shooting some stuff for fun.) So, if you do, get in touch and we'll set something up where I can say these things to you in person while shooting.)