Very cute set; too bad it's all horribly out of focus.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 on Presenting Skye
Slava is my favorite new model of 2017.
I think the props in this set are kinda awkwardly integrated, and downright annoying on a few shots, but I do like the storytelling that Ness goes for and the lighting and focus are really spot on.
Monday, July 10th, 2017 on Porena
This is one of the best sets on all of MET. Everything about it is amazing from the outfit, hair and makeup, photography, shot selection, and of course the talent and beauty of the model.
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 on Alayi
WOW! THIS is the set from Tempe that I was waiting for!
The first two had some weird choices that distracted from her flawless beauty with the paint and the pantyhose, but this one is just perfect.
Thursday, May 25th, 2017 on Diadre
I honestly don't get the complaining about Lightfoot anymore.
I've seen FAR worse than a bit of grain on many photographers here. Including:
- Over smoothing that makes models look plastic.
- Shallow depth of field where over half the model is blurred in every shot.
- Out of focus / poor lens quality where almost every image has some blur at 100%.
Lightfoot does none of these things - I can deal with a small bit of grain at 100%.
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 on Conixa
I get the grain issue at 100%, but other than that I honestly don't know what people are complaining about.
Friday, April 7th, 2017 on Recala
I agree; Photography and image quality are two different things. If we’re going to criticize, then let’s try to make it constructive. Yes, he needs a better camera (or settings) to reduce that "grain" and blur. But other that, he's one of the best here IMO, and his models are exceptional - and more importantly to me - rare.
You don't see these girls anywhere else and that's worth a ton IMO.
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 on Recala
@ Squid & @Dark - Well photography and image quality are two different things. If we’re going to criticize, then let’s try to make it constructive. Yes, he needs a better camera (or settings), that “gofund me” is a fantastic idea – hell I’ll donate one of mine if it fixes the problem! I’ve retired better cameras.
It’s not out of focus though, in fact he does a much better job of focus than some others who get so close to the model with such a low f-stop that they can’t seem to manage to get the girl’s nose and eyes in focus at the same time! THAT drives me nuts – so many amazing shots get wasted that way on MET - the whole point of high res photography is so that you can look around the frame.
What Lightfoot needs is a better camera – or he has a good one and blew out the settings, specifically boosted ISO and digital sharpness which looks the be the combo here.
Friday, March 31st, 2017 on Presenting Melody Wylde
Amazing shoot- perfect in every way.
Friday, March 31st, 2017 on Sanari
I don't get it. What's the problem?
I see nothing at all wrong with the photography. The grain is a bit much, he needs to dial back the sharpness setting and lower the ISO. His style could benefit from a camera with better low light performance, but the focus, lighting, and shot selection are right on.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 on Presenting Melody Wylde
Some of his earlier work on MET had numerous focus issues, shallow depth of field, and always high-grain / high ISO issues. Also, it often times wasn’t erotic enough for the tastes of many here; (including myself) more in the “artistic nude” category.
I think he’s addressed a lot of this, while retaining his signature look. I’m not sure where the complaints are coming from anymore. Sure a bit less grain would be nice, but Lightfoot adds a unique and beautiful style, some of the only ethnic diversity on the entire site, and has come a long way in the eroticism department.
He's probably my favorite photographer at the moment.
Sydney is gorgeous and adds some much needed variety to MET.
Charles Lightfoot in many ways does an outstanding job: Beautiful new models, great poses, lighting and shot selection. But what lets this set down, and most of his work, is the insane amount of grain and distortion and often times too shallow depth of field.
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 on Presenting Sydney Wolf
Both galleries, Rosita is just amazing.
So beautiful and uninhibited and I adore how expressive she is.
In both of these sets she’s really got this “girlfriend” thing going, where despite how gorgeous and perfect she is she still comes across fun, approachable, and “real”. Like she’s being sexy just for fun on a Sunday morning.
I would gladly pay my monthly subscription just to see her.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 on Rosita
Rosita is amazing just love everything about her. The photography is on point here too. More please!
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 on Alimasi
This set would be really hot if it wasn't so badly out of focus.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 on Candys
The exposure is perfect, but ya he needs to lower the ISO a bit to get rid of the grain.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 on Paradi
Personally I like this set, but would have preferred it gone on a bit longer once the eroticism got going. I've got a thing for bottomless shots and glasses so and Li, so that's part of it. I also appreciate the non-sexually explicit shots as long as the set eventually gets there.
I does drive me nuts though when photographers go way too low on the depth of field. Shallow DOF should only really be used for portraits or perspective shots like #34. This set certainly isn't the worst example of it, but a few fstops higher would have helped.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 on Smirea
Love her hair, lighting, poses, attitude, everything.
Debora is always cute and one of my favorites, but this is the best yet.
This set is worth the price of admission alone! Absolutely love it; well done Arkisi & Debora!
Monday, March 13th, 2017 on Leiran
I would have preferred Rylsky stick to the more "real" Jeff at the start of the set rather than transitioning to the more staged, done up, glamor shots used for the bulk of the set.
Friday, March 10th, 2017 on Tameda
I couldn't disagree more; love the bottomless sets ; )
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 on Rittel
I agree - love the hair and it fits her perfectly.
Not a huge fan of the panties though..
Thursday, January 26th, 2017 on Naceera
The focus is really soft, but other than that I love the set. Very cute and fun.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 on Candys
I fully agree that more is better; but I'm certainly pleased that this set was picked up. I hope to see more of Venice soon.
Short sets just happen some times for a variety of reasons.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 on Presenting Venice Lei
I love the variety and creativity that Paromov adds to METART.
It’s artistic, creative, beautiful but still erotic.
Over time I've noticed an improvement in the overall photographic quality as well, with a slightly wider depth of field and “cleaner” images which must be due to a new camera with better high ISO, or he added more light and lowered this ISO.
Either way I’d suggest to keep pushing in that direction – the last two have been pretty close to perfect.
Friday, October 7th, 2016 on Phoseta
I have no idea how this trend started, but its like putting a bumper sticker on a Ferrari.
Cheap doodles, done by non-artists don't look good on anyone or any thing.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 on Danthe
Totally agree, I think the multi-model sets are the best when they are just posing for the camera as a group. I especially love it when they're all in the same pose.
The ones where the fake-make out are kind of weird in my opinion.
Saturday, September 10th, 2016 on Karedi
Yet another otherwise good set ruined by a super shallow depth of field.
Come on, learn how to take a picture... Shallow DOF is for close up portraits and perspective shots not wide shots.
Friday, August 12th, 2016 on Pymona
Ya, his digital camera is showing its limits here.
This is still pretty masterful in my opinion because at least the focus is on point.
An amature photographer would have droped the depth of field really low which would be much worse in this regard to detail.
Saturday, July 16th, 2016 on Tiolla
The fact that "lacy white underthings" are missing is EXACTLY what makes this set a 10 for me ; )
Shes' back! This made my day.
Perfect set IMO; just love the outfit and lighting and erotisim.
It has a very natural and intimate feeling. Love it.
Super shallow depth of field isn't "art" its just out of focus.
Monday, July 11th, 2016 on Tridal
Agree, shallow depth of field is just annoying in high resolution erotic photography.
LOVE the new hairstyle! And the dress, and the lighting and shot selection - fantastic set!
Monday, June 20th, 2016 on Adolla
She is gorgeous, I'd love to see some more pose variety though. All the sets so far are about the same.
Also better focus and less grain would be a plus.
Monday, June 20th, 2016 on Voenia
I love this set, but you're absolutely right, it would be better with sharper focus and less gain. He needs a better camera.
Monday, June 20th, 2016 on Molbi
Wow, amazing set.
Emma is amazing btw!
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 on Etalde
I love and hate Albert Varin's photography. The poses, shot selection, models, and eroticism are all FANTASTIC; but the color temperature & focus could be a lot better. Also I don't know if it's the camera or post processing, but his models get a soft "plastic" look that's a bit off-putting, and the contrast is too high and harsh.
Love it! "bottomless" shots are the best, just love 'em. Noreen is so cute and erotic with a hint of attitude.
Just love this set!
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 on Hlori
She looks so good with her hair up in shot #8. It frames her beautiful face far better in my opinion.
I'd really like to see a while set like in that hair style.
Thursday, May 26th, 2016 on Jenada
Amazing set; love everything about it!
I think 75 is my favorite, so casual yet sexy.
Thursday, May 19th, 2016 on Limna
Great set! It's fun, casual, and flirtatious.
My only minor complaint is the very narrow depth of field.
Monday, March 28th, 2016 on Pozesa
Fantastic set, the model, shot selection, lighting and photography are all perfect on this one.
My first 10 rating in a while.
Friday, March 11th, 2016 on Piery
I couldn't agree more Hipshot. It's like a bumper sticker on a Ferrari.
Monday, January 4th, 2016 on Tulde
Personally I think she looks better here; more natural, but the shot selection and eroticism were far better in Rylsky's set.
Saturday, December 5th, 2015 on Xilena
wow, Leona always makes my day, but this set is just spectacular.
Everything about her and this shoot is just perfect.
Bravo, this set is worth the price of admission alone!
Monday, November 16th, 2015 on Meihu
I don't mind the goth theme, its kinda cool; but the lighting and false color isn't helping.
Friday, October 30th, 2015 on Presenting Leah Gotti
This twat couldn't get it if he was spoon-fed. He's nothing more than a self-centered, egotistical idiot who thinks he's God's Gift. According to Lightfoot, it's all about him. To hell with the model and how she's portrayed.
As for a different camera, my son, when he was 5 and had his first Instamatic shot better photos than this clown Lightfoot. (Then again, perhaps he should do away with his cardboard pin-hole throwaways).
As for one of the best here, I put him at the bottom of the barrel, along with Barty Varin - on top of Natasha Schon and Angela Linin.
Those who are wondering about scale for voting, I have not rated one of Lightfoots' work. Not because I don't appreciate the model, but because of the way Lightfoot has portrayed her.
If you were to analyze the sets, in the first, he has lit the background but lowered the lamp output so the colors aren't saturated, but it places Sydney in a shadow, so the ISO has to be drastically increased to compensate - that's why the images are all spotted and her skin color is that of someone just walking out of a cement dust shower.
The next two sets follow the same principle, decreasing with each set.
One thing to look for is highlights in her eyes. There are none to speak of, so no light is trained on Sydney herself, so she looks flat, like a cardboard cut-out dusted with cement.
Friday, April 28th, 2017 on Recala
Another who knows the truth. Yay!!:)
Friday, April 28th, 2017 on Paradi
He's one of the best here? Best at what? Producing poorly exposed grainy images of worn out heels? I have no idea why they continue to publish this guy. Does anyone at Met ever read these comments or look at the ratings? Why do you ratings and comments? Is it just to give you something to ignore?
As squid diver said, you pretty much scuttled your own argument.
Whenever I look at Lightfoot's and Alex Lynn's sets, I want to check my eyes to see if I'm getting cataracts for all of the milkiness and soft focusing going on. But, then I look at everyone else on MA, and the rest of the internet, and see that it is not my eyes that are the problem, it's their crappy photography.
This is a Hi-Res site, in a Hi-Def era. There's no room for 1970s era, soft-focus, print magazine-style photography anymore.
You listed 4 negative aspects and only 3 positive aspects. I think you answered your own question. This guy's photos ALWAYS have issues and there are ALWAYS complaints (I have multiple times myself) but it appears to fall on deaf ears and he still obviously gets paid for whatever he turns in so it seems it will never improve. I even tried to create a gofundme page once to buy him some better equipment or training but it didn't get enough traction to keep going.
My one guess is that there are a lot of people that don't have quality hi-resolution monitors to see the flaws in the photography. I have a 24 inch full HD monitor running 1920 x 1080 and these photos look like sand paintings.
Christopher, Rose informed us recently that the old 120 photo set standard was "relaxed" to 80 - 90 photos "to give the artists flexibility" in providing "better quality" photos.
Problem is, less quantity doesn't equate to better quality. The quality was always high all along ~ I know, I've been a member since 2010. And it has always been K's job to purchase only high quality photos, which she always has.
Furthermore, we were not notified of this change before it happened so that we could offer alternative solutions to whatever problems there might have been.
If you are a photographer and the website informs you that the new standard is less, you are going to go along with it, if you want to keep being published by the site. Therefore, if we as members don't like the new standard, it's up to us to stand up and say so. This is a member's issue, not a photographer's issue.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 on Presenting Venice Lei
I agree,Cristopher.The Seller
Yup thought the same, that sure is one naughty look. "I've got what you want & here it is" captured just in her eyes & face. Fabulous 8))
Thursday, May 26th, 2016 on Limna
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