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Hannah Sturtevant
Posts: 1
Seattle, Washington, US

I know I need more professional photos, but based on the ones I have now, would you work with me or not, and why? smile Thanks!
Apr 24 13 03:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 445
Saint Saviour, Saint Saviour, United Kingdom

You need more photos that actually show your work before people can really judge.

At the moment all I can tell is that you're pretty ok at applying the same shade of red lipstick on various llamas. big_smile
Apr 24 13 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 66
Chicago, Illinois, US

work looks clean! You need well(evenly)-lit close ups so that the make up is completely visible.
Apr 24 13 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 343
Portland, Oregon, US

Your work is pretty solid. I would ditch the snapshots really soon. Including the avatar. Good luck!!
Apr 24 13 04:07 pm  Link  Quote 
The Effective Image
Posts: 3,931
Lansing, Michigan, US

You need 'Before" and 'After' close up shots. How can folks tell what is your magic and what was there to begin with no comparison shots.

Your current portfolio wouldn't help me much. I need closeups and comparisons, not full body shots.

Just my opinion.
Apr 24 13 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Swank Photography
Posts: 18,977
Key West, Florida, US

Hannah Sturtevant wrote:
I know I need more professional photos, but based on the ones I have now, would you work with me or not, and why? smile Thanks!

Based on your portfolio as it is right now? No.

Why? Simple...lack of true headshots AND lack of variety in your makeup skills.

When I look at a mau portfolio...I am seeking images that wow me (not candid shots of a girl posing sideways with some poorly imitated Sara Jessica Parker expression).

I look for strong headshots that show detail in their makeup skills.

I look for variety between daytime, nighttime, fashion, glamour, casual, formal, theatrical, creative, etc. (basically traditional and creative).

I want to see it all and I want to see it close up to make sure you know how to blend the colors without making the person look like some sad little clown.

If I don't see any of that, trust that I will pass on you.

So my advice?

Ditch everything (especially that dreadful headshot) and start over with a good photographer, a few solid models and show us what you are made of!

Best of luck to you!

Apr 24 13 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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