Exercise in Vanity

  • tongun18

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    Nov 01, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I know this will come off a bit vain but I would really like your opinions. I was in a photo shoot this past weekend and I posted some of the raw photos here. I need to narrow it down to one... the question is, which one?

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    #4
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    #5
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    #6
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  • tongun18

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    Nov 01, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    sorry, it took me a while to properly post the pics :-)
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:26 PM GMT
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    That depends on what the photos are for. Are these for personal use? Maybe I'm naive but I'm always curious as to why people hire professional photographers for saucy photoshoots.
  • tongun18

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    Nov 01, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidShow off. icon_razz.gif


    icon_biggrin.gif Hmmm... if i had to guess, I'd say #6 would be your choice. just a guess ;-)
  • tongun18

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    Nov 01, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThat depends on what the photos are for. Are these for personal use? Maybe I'm naive but I'm always curious as to why people hire professional photographers for saucy photoshoots.


    didn't hire the photog, it was trade work and it's not just for personal use (though they will get plenty of use in that regard :-) )
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
    Not sure what "trade work" means but if it means selling electric guitars I'll take that one!
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidNot sure what "trade work" is but if it means selling electric guitars I'll take that one!
    It means the model and photographer trade each other's time and expertise so they can both have more images for their portfolio. Mainly used when the value is equal: Aka bartering services.
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    tongun18 said
    paulflexes saidShow off. icon_razz.gif


    icon_biggrin.gif Hmmm... if i had to guess, I'd say #6 would be your choice. just a guess ;-)
    Actually #5 is starting to grow on me.
    Then again, that's the reason I don't like to use images from a new shoot for at least a week after the shoot. Sometimes "hindsight" is more accurate, so saving final judgment for a week helps make sure only the best one is used. icon_wink.gif

    The only exception is self-portraits because I shoot those for one picture/theme, then stop shooting once I get it.
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    ...Oh!..you were trying to sell something...other than the wood in my pants?...LOL!!! Candy!...and I thought Halloween "candy" give-away was yesterday...my bad! icon_biggrin.gif please post more!
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    no.3 and no.1 are the slightly more editorial ones, in that order.
  • tongun18

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    Nov 01, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidno.3 and no.1 are the slightly more editorial ones, in that order.


    Wait... so your preference is 1 over 3, correct?
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    Nov 01, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    3 over 1
  • tongun18

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    Nov 02, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo said3 over 1


    got it! thank ya sir!
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    Nov 02, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    For what are you trying to narrow it down?
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    Nov 02, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    #2
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    Nov 02, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    I really like Number 1
    and I really really like Number 6
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    Nov 02, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    #1.. I prefer natural poses, instead of porno poses. But what's up with the guitar? It seems so out of place. There's no context to it, especially since it's an electric guitar. It's just distracting. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 02, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
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    This one is very tastefully done! it will appeal to the masses without being too trashy but more sensually suggestive and classy! it also brings out the real you! I particularly love the guitar accent but if it was replaced by a Spanish guitar it would finish your look! beautifully masculine! very nice!


    Leandro ♥
  • tongun18

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    Nov 02, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidFor what are you trying to narrow it down?


    Nothing in particular at the moment, just to build up my portfolio.

    coldDepends what kind of modelling you're looking at getting into...


    underwear icon_smile.gif and swim suits and/or fitness.

    xrichx#1.. I prefer natural poses, instead of porno poses. But what's up with the guitar? It seems so out of place. There's no context to it, especially since it's an electric guitar. It's just distracting.


    Thanks. When these photos stand alone like this I think you're right the guitar does look a little out of place. There were others but they made the guitar look like the focus of the shot.

    ALEZANDARThis one is very tastefully done! it will appeal to the masses without being too trashy but more sensually suggestive and classy! it also brings out the real you! I particularly love the guitar accent but if it was replaced by a Spanish guitar it would finish your look! beautifully masculine! very nice


    Thank you. After giving it some thought I think that's what I would prefer to go for: something lightly sensual/sexual. Now I think the other images may be a bit too much for that.

    #1 seems to have the greatest consensus. This was really helpful, when I initially posted #'s 4 and 6 were my favorites. No one even mentioned #4, lol.

    Thanks all, much appreciated.
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    Nov 02, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
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    Nov 02, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    haha 1 or 5 man
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    Nov 02, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    Actually you look great in all of them....but the best IMO is #1, the first one
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    Nov 03, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    Comes across as too crotch orientated. The emphasis on looking sexual, vs looking sexy seems cheezy and similar to what millions of guys have done before ( 5 minutes of fame). I get no sense of who you are and what makes you different..........except for your face and eyes.

    I can go to any Eagle bar or club and see the same poses and attitude... Maybe you have something better to offer.

    It's up to you and your photographer to bring out something more exciting in you; Work with your face and smile first. When you learn to be confident about who you are and how you express that into the lens, beautiful body shots are a piece of cake.

    And most people crave cake. I know I do.

    You don't mention why you did these pics. Context is everything.
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    Nov 03, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    No. 1 because your facial expression is best.