I use a connected textures mod to make the glass more transparent, and I highly recommend you do the same, as well as use whatever shader your system will allow. Chocapic13 is the best for integrated GPU's and BSL is my favorite. but they all have their own advantages and disadvantages. I've like the Complementary shader pack as well and take screenshots using any one of about 10.
I most often use a customized version of the Paper-Cut Out Resource Pack. The Youtube link below will show you what the resource pack and shaders look like in combination, but I cannot publish the resource pack because it is not my work. I've simply smashed a few texture packs together, and I highly recommend doing the same as you find individual textures that fit your style.
Third, I know the video production quality is lacking. I don't have many followers or subscribers and that doesn't particularly bother me. I like to have a record of how things looked just in case I want to put something back the way it was, or make a timelapse. As with many videogames, I find it much more enjoyable to play rather than to watch somebody else play, and I don't envy those who have large and impatient audiences. I'm still in the "if you build it" phase, and I am enjoying it enough not to worry about if or when "they will come".
Of course, I appreciate any new attention/collaboration/feedback, but I will be unlikely to commit serious time to any new servers or projects as I have a large stack of buildings that have been yet to be built and lots of issues with what's already there. I know myself well enough to not make promises, particularly to strangers on the internet. I would be interested in touring your server, but I probably won't do much more than that. Also note that until recently, I was calling the map "Bawsnia". I've renamed it to avoid the "were you trying to spell "Bosnia" search diversion.
Much of what I build is quickly rearranged or destroyed and I often will wander and get distracted. I find that servers are less flexible and people don't want to destroy each other's buildings, which leads to a lack of cohesion in the architecture. I very much enjoy being able toggle to Peaceful mode. There is no wrong way to play this game, and the rules I've made for myself are too many to list here, but I will eventually make a video explaining why I do certain things, and why I silently rage to myself when I see people doing other things.