So.... with much frustration, I've been working on my online job seeking profile photos.
Since I'm seeking office type of work, I can;t have my profile picture looking like a belly dancer, even tho' I am a belly dancer, or an Otaku, or a Comic Con Fan Girly... even tho I kinda am, on both the business side, and the fan side...
Here are a few that didn;t quite make it:
So, these just didn't quite make it. I need a new battery, because the only one I have doesn't hold a charge very long, so I can;t get enough frames fast enough.
Plus, so much trouble getting a good shot while the clouds aren't blocking the sun. Really frustrating.
These should've been good, but still didn't turn out right. The make-up was right too.
I'm not sure how I feel about black for this stuff yet. I worry about looking like a funeral going mourner... I also don;t want to look Halloween-ish, now unsightly shadows on the face. What I don;t like about these is the ugly Harry-Potter-looking scar on my face.
Now, when it came to just researching make-up alone, I was totally lost. I've been researching for months. There's no 1 exact perfect rule. NO one agrees. Each employer has different opinions.
At 1 point I even looked up various make-up artists whom did the make-up for a number of GOP women running for office. Really weird for me to do, since I'm a Progressive...
So, the final stuff I have, I'm rather happy with... I might try some more photos just to see what I might come up with but, I like what I have here.
I was afraid to shoot in red, originally, because I was afraid it was too much. But, since all my duds happened in black, and that day I felt like a RED mood, I just went with it.
Red is actually a Power Color, and it's scientifically proven that people pay attention to you more & better when you wear red. It's also been proven that even in the presence of a red light, or dressing in red, your physical strength can increase up to %15.
The red here worked out really well. The reflection of the light gives a rosy glow, which makes me look more lively, and not too old.
The flowers also add to it and keep a feminine feel to it.
The difference between the photoshoots are totally different. I don't look like The Addams Family, The Twilight Zone, Twilight blood sucking vampires, etc.
Somehow, in those I look like a creepy, Gothic, pasty, vampire... which was NOT what I was looking for!