Hi there. I just started modeling in April of this year. I've had about 15 photoshoots since then. Most of my earlier stuff consisted in me not knowing what the hell I was doing and just basically taking a boat load of portraiture type stuff. Since then I've decided to transition into glamour as my genre of choice.
A few questions, for a glamour model I'm aware that the model needs to have an "overall pleasing body type" and height isn't necessarily an issue but - should a drop a few lbs?
Second what can I do to improve on my portfolio?
As far as goals go I would like to be the best I can be. At this moment I am persuing this as a hobby and would like to continue to better myself through TF. So basically keeping the hobby inexpensive by continuing to produce better images so I have people who would like to work with me.
Image by image critique? Please and thank you
Nov 21 12 07:44 am Link
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, US
You know that many marriages have ended after the wife asked, "Do I look fat in this dress?" Best answer to that is, "Do I look stupid?" Only because we will never meet, will I wade into this question. I think you look better with the extra weight. Mostly. If you can keep the extra weight but tone up the abdomen a little bit. Otherwise a muffin top may be in your near future. If that does happen, "I like muffins" is how I will respond
Not addressing your question- your eyes and hair are terrific and I think you have a great overall look.
Nov 22 12 05:32 am Link
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US
The cup size is pales in comparison to firmness. A firm A cup beats most saggy shapes, regardless of cup size. You are better-off keeping weight off; especially w respect to your longevity as a model. i.e. keeping weight off is a good strategy.
Nov 22 12 08:45 pm Link
Hunter Wald wrote:
Lol nice answer. I guess I'm just used to seeing fashion models do glamour ie Victorias secret.
Nov 24 12 04:33 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
To really go beyond TF and consistently rack up work as a glamour model I think the abdominal region in your case is crucial. Hour glass is tough to achieve and maybe not doable for you, but if it is, do so. The legs-tone them but not too much or you'll be fitness model territory. Since you have later asked about poses, you need a wardrobe that announces you're a glamour model and possibly a pinup as well. Do a lot of research and you may just do well. Good luck and Godspeed to you.
Nov 24 12 04:45 pm Link
LA StarShooter wrote:
Good point. I'm at about 20-25% body fat, but my waist to hip ratio is still .7
Nov 28 12 11:51 pm Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
This pose is best described as how to make a models mid section look as large as possible
Your hips are very square to camera, tinniest when placed on angle
Leaning forward will also increase the mass at the tummy area
Your form is lost because your arms are covering up one side of your mid section, so the viewer has no idea where it ends
Your right eye looks cut in half, not the most pleasing in appearance
When the knees are lower then your hips the legs will look their longest
Do not like the pose of hand to mouth
But if you look at your waist in this image see how it looks slimmer then the other photo I selected, because the viewer can see both sides, and you are not leaning forward
You have a great look, just need to learn how to pose it in front of a camera
Find a photographer that is good at posing, or a model that can help you pose during a shoot, till you get the hang of it.. Find a good book of posing see what works, then analyze your photos to see how they could be made better
Wish you well!
Nov 29 12 06:03 am Link
San Diego, California, US
Your port is full of bad poses that do not flatter your body at all. If you really want to go after glamour you need to step your game up. You say you do not want fitness, but fitness is part of glamour. You must have a sexy physique to compete in glamour.
Nov 29 12 02:37 pm Link
Thanks good advice. I didn't really like the had there in the second photo myself but that's what I was given.
Nov 30 12 11:07 am Link
Jay Lee Studios wrote:
I understand being fit is important for a model, but being a "fitness" model is completely different. I don't want to be cut.
Nov 30 12 11:09 am Link
North Salt Lake, Utah, US
This may or may not be your thing, but since modeling is heavily dependent on capturing body language frame by frame you might want to consider reading a book called The Definitive Book of Body Language. Despite its textbook-like title it's a comfortable read and continues to influence how I pose my models during shoots. You might benefit from it as well.
Nov 30 12 08:46 pm Link
Washington, District of Columbia, US
Jay Lee Studios wrote:
This is accurate
Dec 01 12 02:13 am Link
San Diego, California, US
Alivia Autumn wrote:
Me saying step your game was we referring to everything. Your body is average at best. You need a tighter midsection and more tone on the rest of your body. No one is saying be cut and ripped. But being toned is part of the job.
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