Go back and number them so it will be easier for us to pinpoint specific photos for ya.
Wanted to put something up online were I can kind of scale who like what best. Sometimes were not the best critics of out own work so I'd like feedback to determine which shots are portfolio worthy and which aren't.... Can I do this? Is this okay? I'm going to do it.
Wouldn't get used in a portfolio, I just liked it. ^
2 and 8 are by far the best, 3 is close behind
although I'm not a huge fan of that style of editing on #2. Not saying you shouldn't do it, but it is really becoming the norm, and I've noticed this whole time that you are very talented and have tons of potential, but I would rather not see you turn into the generic 20-teens scene photographer.
The posing on that shot is excellent though. The framing and composition are cool too, definitely not generic in that aspect. 8 is just an awesome rig shot, and I'm not usually a fan of those.
Keep up the good work though.
I don't add fake flare. I enhance flare that was previously there. Sometimes I've been called out for making fake flare when it is actually real. I schedule 90% of my shoots around golden hour so I'm not sure what you mean by I "fake golden hour." If you look at my subjects they're all soft lit and trees in the background are backlit. That wouldn't happen if it were high noon and it would be nearly impossible to fake.
In the shot of the girl through the trees I actually photoshopped out a flare that was on her dress because I felt it blocked her and the trees already did enough of that. Just saying.
I'm actually relieved to see people returning to golden-hour type shots, they're gorgeous. Sure, in the age of Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture, it's a bit over-done, but it's still better than the 99% of imagines shot at high noon in these forums wondering how to get rid of harsh shadows and crappy, uninteresting light!
That last shot is killer, Sean.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. ~Frank Sinatra
If she was framed closer to the bottom you may have had more sky, but I think the negative space would have really helped this shot. IMO.