What would help to bring more awareness to my photos? Hair, Makeup, Photography tips....poses....looks....any advice graciously accepted.
My first concern is that in your profile, you mention you dont like negativity or being put down, but in this business, the negatives are pointed out. It's typically just business as it is very cut throat but it just concerns me for you.
That being said, what exactly are you looking for as modeling goes?
I mean what direction do you see yourself going or what type of modeling is it that you wish to do?
I would suggest working on your poses. They're not horrible, but they could be tweaked. Some of them you look stiff or unsure that you are doing it right (and this is where communication from the photographer to help direct you and where you listen come into play). So watch that your not hiding arms, watch how you are holding your legs and always be aware of your hands and feet. Also your facial expressions, some of them, you seem to have the blank stare going on. Bring life to your face and eyes.
I would suggest looking thru magazines and looking at some ad's online and seeing the poses in there and then practice posing in the mirror and also practice facial expressions in the mirror.
Also look into working with makeup artist, hair stylist and possibly a wardrobe stylist next time you do a shoot and see if you can get better results.
Sammie wrote:what direction do you see yourself going or what type of modeling is it that you wish to do?
Sammie asked the right question.
Your profile contains a long list of types of photography that you are interested in, but your profile shows mostly what might be referred to as "Internet glam". I'd suggest you pick one of those types you list, concentrate on it until you have some smashingly wonderful pictures of that type, before moving on to something else.
Sammie mentions posing, and her assessment seems correct to me. But even more important is expression. I found only one smile that looked genuine and a couple that looked like the photographer had just told you to smile, and you were trying to comply. Many of the others had an expression that almost said, "hurry up and take the damned picture!".
Photography, whether commercial, fashion, glamour or almost any other kind, is about telling stories. Learn to adopt "a story" for the picture you are taking, and play the role that fits it. If no sensible story fits the picture, it probably isn't a shot worth doing.