honestly sometimes they just stop all communication with you, it could be about your ears and it could not be. hopefully this doesn't deter you from trying makeup/headshots in the future, everyone has their preferences. you're beautiful regardless!!
I don't see anything off about your ears, they look just fine to me! It was probably a flaky photographer, or many something came up. I've had similar instances of photographer just not responding to messages for whatever reason.
Don't let your ears stress you! Even Alessandra Ambrosio had been self-conscious about her ears since she was a little girl. When she was 11, she had the surgery where they pin them back, but it went horribly wrong. Now her ears legitimately are messed up and she has said she regrets having the surgery, but she's still one of the most successful, famous models on the planet. So really... if someone can become a world-famous VS Angel with surgically-screwed-up ears, you really have no reason to worry.
one ear sticks out more than the other . . I wouldnt want a straight on portrait because it is distracting and alot of girls in canada do get sergury to fix it when they are in thier teens . There are ways around it to hide that ear and if i;m wrong about your ear sorry lol
I don't see anything odd about your ears at all. If one sticks out more than the other or something like that then its a very easy Photoshop fix. Some people will start a conversation about a shoot and then fall off the Earth. Most times its something personal in their life, or work, and has nothing at all to do with the other party.
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To answer your question...
Only if you don't as a model learn to compensate and pose correctly to impress balance on the viewer, some other shots you shouldn't give a monkeys because that's you and character is sought after as well in this business.
Otherwise this is an lol topic. Big ears are cool, you can make people into fairies and all kinds of sci-fi creatures and aliens. The world loves Spock and you should see it as something cool, like Lord of the Rings people. Some chinese women are very petite but with big ears and it's actually hellishly sexy. What's wrong with you!!! lol...
J Jessica wrote: Photographers normally tell me to turn to the side or to turn 3/4.
Other people notice my ears, mainly if I point it out.
Stop "pointing it out!" As many others have replied, I see nothing wrong with your ears either. Don't worry about it. There are those who may nit pick about small details, but honestly, you'll drive yourself crazy if you try pleasing everyone. As for turning your head to the 3/4 pose, it's quite possible that they simply want a nice angle that is better than the straight on pose of the "mug shot!" The 3/4 angles and profiles are quite often viewed as more attractive on most everyone!
There maybe lots of reasons that photographers discontinue communication that have nothing to do with you. Don't beat yourself up over it! Best wishes to you!
J Jessica wrote: Maybe that is true.
This was the first photographer that did this, so I guess it can't be all bad.
Anyway, I put a note on my profile regarding the ears. It's nice to let people know, at least.
Personally, I wouldn't even mention it in your profile...If I had to list all of my flaws it would be a long profile... what I'm trying to say is, it won't matter to really great photographers. You have a true natural beauty...focus on that. All the best to you!
I had to re-read your profile to figure out what the problem was.
Let me say that these are model portraits we are doing, not mug shots. Straight-on, look straight into the camera type poses are rare, even for things like cosmetic ads. Frankly, you have so very much going for you that I wouldn't worry too much about it. A bad boob job or a bunch of unrelated tattoos would lose you a whole lot more work than imbalanced ears. But girls do go on getting them and photographers do go on shooting around them.
As far as pointing it out, yes, I think most photographers will work around a problem like this but prefer to know about it in advance and appreciate your mentioning it. Your little mention in your bio and the first picture in your portfolio are plenty of notice, in my opinion. If it really bothers you, you can have it surgically corrected, but from my side of the camera, I don't think it's worth the expense and the discomfort.
paul best wrote: one ear sticks out more than the other . . I wouldnt want a straight on portrait because it is distracting and alot of girls in canada do get sergury to fix it when they are in thier teens . There are ways around it to hide that ear and if i;m wrong about your ear sorry lol
Nobody has a symmetrical face - nobody... Try shooting a straight portrait, cutting it down the middle and flipping both sides to create two seperate images - you'll be surprised how 'wierd' they look...
J Jessica wrote: I found a photographer that was interested in shooting me for makeup/headshots and she wanted a head-on photo, so I gave her two of me without makeup.
Both showed my ears.
.... And she never mailed me back. We were conversing well before... Until I mailed the pictures.
In the past, I got offers from other photographers and those shoots went well (then again, they never saw my ears head on and they decided to shoot me from the side after seeing me in person).
Will my ears inhibit me from many offers in modeling?
your ears do not appear to be symmetrical. My guess is that is what is turning them off as they can serve as a distraction in photos. When only one is showing, I can't see any issues. But in the one photo that I could see both, your left ear was more obvious.
MMR Digital wrote: Ears like yours would chase off most GWCs. They're real.
Yeah, God forbid if they would actually have to think!
Your ears are fine. Honestly if I had an issue with something like that, then I would modify in in PS. But I see no problem with you at all. Anytime you are in Central Florida, look me up. I will work with you anytime.