YAFPT: So I just got the proofs back from a photoshoot... 56k = warned

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So I got invited to model for this guy (potentially NSFW) last week, and I just now got the proofs back from him. He shoots mostly guys, and he's got some... "questionable" people interested in his work, so I was actually a little worried he might, you know, try to pull my pants off and choke me to death with them, but he turned out to be legit and is a pretty damn good model photographer.

It's only my third shoot, so be gentle. Big Green





























EDIT: omg busted links? (fixed now?)
What.....no nekkid shots...
That thing on your wrist looks silly, but otherwise, you're cute.
OMG IT'S ODO!!!

~A

(nice pics, haha - i take it you're a model?)
No love for the wristband, eh? Frown

I've modelled a couple times, now, but not professionally -- strictly amateur stuff / TFP. Too short/not pretty enough/etc/etc to make it to the magazine pages. I'm actually a systems engineer by trade.

Odo? omg ouch!
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Originally posted by anuj:
OMG IT'S ODO!!!

~A

(nice pics, haha - i take it you're a model?)


Check out his tribus. Wink
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Originally posted by TheTrueHOOHA:
Odo? omg ouch!


haha, just what the forehead+eyes+nose+chin reminded me of.

think laughing with (caricature), not at (danish political cartoon). Razz

~A
what's TFP?
Is it just me or are most of the B&W over exposed? Your face looks really white in comparision to the rest of the photo.
You kinda look like Ben Foster.

ZAK
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Is it just me or are most of the B&W over exposed? Your face looks really white in comparision to the rest of the photo.

Looks like a red filter was used in the processing. B&W + red filter will wash out lighter skin tones.

TheTrueHOOHA: so you're in the DC area? I'd be happy to photograph you TFP as well (go here and click through to the gallery (some content NWS) for pics).

Re: your shots -- some of them I like, some I don't. You posted a lot of images and I'm too lazy to offer more individual critique than that right now Razz
cute. Smile
Holy crap, get some sleep man, okay?
Kevin Pereira?

Scared
Please tell me you are into archery.
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Originally posted by yabba:
what's TFP?

Time For Prints (i.e. photog is "paying" you for your time with prints from the shoot)

TheTrueHOOHA, you look JUST like my best best best friend. I also think that this is one of the better (of you) from the set. Over-exposed a bit, but that has nothing to do with you personally. Razz
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Originally posted by jeff_sterling86:
Kevin Pereira?

Scared


Beaten Frown

-Evan
I'm hotter

<3
Not bad at all. Add a little muscle tone, and I don't see why you couldn't get into modelling more seriously.
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Originally posted by Syrophenikan:
I'm hotter

<3


I'm hottest... and pretty gay if you can't tell from all of the product in my hair.

not really gay, sorry guys, lol
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Originally posted by AngelZero:
I'm hairiest...

T, FTFY, Chewie... Smile
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Originally posted by AngelZero:
I'm hottest... and pretty gay if you can't tell from all of the product in my hair.

<small>not really gay, sorry guys, lol</small>


I agree...obscuring your face with beer does help Wink

Edit : Doesn't seem fair to mock you without giving you an equal opportunity.

Poor composition, but there's a rattlesnake slithering out of the green container

Being blinded by a DSLR with a fancy flash several times in a row = deer in headlights
Is it wrong to be turned on?


Scared
Dammit... you're cuter than me Frown
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Originally posted by anuj:
OMG IT'S ODO!!!

~A

Scared
Ok, that's really creepy, because I have a friend who's nickname is Odo, and when I saw these pics, I was like "Whoa... it's Dave... does he have a twin brother or something?"

Weird.
Syrophenikan looks like a Lycan.

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Is it wrong to be turned on?


Scared

You'd have better luck with Visi.

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... and pretty gay if you can't tell from all of the hair on my arms.


At least you get to be the bear.

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Looks like a red filter was used in the processing. B&W + red filter will wash out lighter skin tones.


Ding ding ding! The dude has his photography down. Now, I was wondering about these shots being blown out, myself, as the dude's pretty spot-on in his stuff, but after reading this, I distinctly remember him putting on a red filter, so that would definitely explain it.

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Please tell me you are into archery.


Um... I'm into archery? Razz It's actually a kung fu thing, though.

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Holy crap, get some sleep man, okay?


You can tell? I work 6PM-6AM. Big Green

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TheTrueHOOHA, you look JUST like my best best best friend. I also think that this is one of the better (of you) from the set.


Is your friend hawt? ^_^ But yeah, I like that pic too. That's the "nice" one I sent to the parents.

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Not bad at all. Add a little muscle tone, and I don't see why you couldn't get into modelling more seriously.


Height. I'm just over 5'9". But I am working pretty hard on the muscle tone. I'm between 9.5 and 10.5%bf, I do HIIT twice a week, steady state cardio once a week, and weight training twice a week, but it's at the point where I can't really exercise anymore without risking injury -- it all has to be diet from here. In fact, I subscribed (just a couple days back) specifically to have posting rights to the Ars Fitness thread. Just haven't gotten around to it.

And I refuse to eat like a gerbil.

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TheTrueHOOHA: so you're in the DC area? I'd be happy to photograph you TFP as well (go here and click through to the gallery (some content NWS) for pics).


Yeah, I'm in the NoVA area right by Tyson's Corner Mall. You've got some real nice shots, and you definitely seem to be attracting some high quality models. A couple of those girls are smoking. Are you shooting in a studio?

I'd be happy to sit for you sometime, though. But I don't get naked. Or wear bras quite so well. Big Green

Guys aren't quite as pretty that way anyway.

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Re: your shots -- some of them I like, some I don't. You posted a lot of images and I'm too lazy to offer more individual critique than that right now


I've noticed a trend with photographers and apathy towards critique. Big Grin

Dear lord. So many posts! Wink

And now... it's my bedtime.
I could've sworn I had a porno with a guy in it that looks exactly like you.
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I'm hottest... and pretty gay if you can't tell from all of the product in my hair.
Yes, but you shouldn't pluck away quite so much of your eyebrow(s) Wink
You should do something about the bags under your eyes. Who does your makeup?
Son of a bitch, I lost my lengthy reply and now it's 5:35AM. :/

Tomorrow, then.
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Originally posted by Lone Shepherd:
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Is it just me or are most of the B&W over exposed? Your face looks really white in comparision to the rest of the photo.

Looks like a red filter was used in the processing. B&W + red filter will wash out lighter skin tones.

TheTrueHOOHA: so you're in the DC area? I'd be happy to photograph you TFP as well (go here and click through to the gallery (some content NWS) for pics).


Holy crap. Just looking through that link and found this (SFW).

That's an amazing shot. Very very nice. Smile
Good pictures. Tell your photographer that he needs to encourage his models to NOT focus on the camera too much.
I didn't critique before but I will now thanks to my good friend I call "beer":

That's not a photographer, it's just some asshole with a camera. If you're interested in modeling work, take those shots to a real photographer and say "Hey, I got these done and I know they aren't that good but - not to be arrogant or anything - I'm pretty sure it was the photographer and not me."

Seriously, it's like he shoots with zero regard for any of the classic guidelines of photography, and certainly without knowledge of modeling photography. Do yourself a favor and start looking at male models. Make a folder of magazine shoots from GQ, Men's Health, etc. Figure out what you like and what you don't - are you into the dressy shots, the action shots, the nekkid shots, etc.

As someone who dated the top rep at a local modeling firm a few years back, I can say that while you do have some potential (likely for the emo/gay scene - that's totally objective mind you, I don't think nor care if you are/aren't emo or are/aren't gay - but it's the look you have, sorry, I have the "fat and hairy" look now and had the "supergay" look in that pic I linked, we all have our looks), it is being totally, ridiculously squandered by such an amatuer photographer.

Shit, there are Arsians here who could pick up a disposable camera and take better pictures. Honestly. That's not to say that there aren't a few good ones, but the presence of the bad ones really ruins the rest of the work.

Good shots: 2, 7 (would be better if you weren't looking at the camera, but still good positioning), 20

The rest are either OK (your mom could take them) or bad (drunk clubbers take them on a nightly basis). Let me again stress that it's not you, it's the photographer. Yes you have a "look" - you can't do anything about that, again we all have them, and if you appreciate your emo/gay look then kudos to you, I just prefer the Marlboro Man myself Wink
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Holy crap. Just looking through that link and found this (SFW).

That's an amazing shot. Very very nice.


Yeah, people have been recommending Shep via IRC. Wink

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Good pictures. Tell your photographer that he needs to encourage his models to NOT focus on the camera too much.


Thanks. As for the focus on the camera deal, as I haven't done a lot of these, I just followed his instructions. We took a hell of a lot of shots where I wasn't looking at the camera, but they didn't come out real well, I believe.


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AngelZero said:

You're gay, and I hope he dies.


Come on, don't be shy. Tell me how you really feel.

Appreciate the critique, though. My girlfriend's a photographer, and she had told me the same exact thing about a week ago. I think I look pretty good in the shots, so it's kind of hard to get used to thinking of yourself in terms of being an element in a picture as opposed to just "a picture of X."

And I'm totally not gay. Big Grin
ROFL. I really do hope he dies, too.. lol.
Yes, you do seem to have that general sort of malice about you.
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