Monday, October 31, 2011
I tend to not be a very social person in new situations, even when I'm around 20 people, but I did talk to a few guys about my photography. John pulled up my blog on his phone after I gave him one of my business cards. We talked about my previous pictures and he wants to set up a shoot later this month. & I did learn that, in spite of the fact that Halloween is all about getting to be someone different for a day, I should stick to someone I would actually want to be. If I really wanted to play the part of Ke$ha, I would have been drinking and dancing on tables with everyone. That seems to be what some people were expecting out of my costume, but obviously that's not me. I spent half the time to myself, watching movies they had playing on TV.
I'll be making the noodles for Miriam's Halloween party soon and Julie will be coming over around 6:30pm. I'm trying to convince her to be Dorothy!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
(Starting in the back, from the left, the models are Lizeth, Elle, Hannah and Rebekah. Teala is seated in the front. The photographer in the foreground is Hien.)
*I previously found this visually impressive PSA. Worth sharing.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
(Perhaps I will do some cleaning - it's always needed - while I listen to this upbeat cover of the song "It's Not Unusual", sung by Darren Criss from Glee.)
Thursday, October 27, 2011
"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy; I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." A friend had that quote on her Facebook page and it motivated me enough to push through and finish editing all of the band's music video pictures last night rather than dragging it on throughout the week. Not only am I done and have one less thing to worry about, but I'm proud of myself and now I can push for more creative work each day! I did learn some things towards the end. Like how the process could have been much simpler and saved a load of steps if I had been using Adobe Photoshop CS4 the whole time. Instead I wasted time using 3 different programs.. Oh welllll.. Sometimes we just have to learn the hard way!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This is the latest result of me watching too much "Top Model".
I did the make-up myself.
The white part across my eyes is just water based paint.
I took 5 Polaroids as well.
But this one, using the Canon Rebel T2i, is my favorite of the bunch.
But today I will probably spend a lot of my day tweaking my favorite pictures from the Ornimental shoot. I deleted all the ones where they were making weird faces while singing, blinking or that just weren't quite in focus. (Which honestly narrowed me down to less than 300 out of the 1,600 - but I did take a ton of repeats and those, later become unnecessary, once I filter through and keep the best ones.) Here is one that I took of Jeff and Donte during one of the takes.
Monday, October 24, 2011
"gotta live like we're dying". I wonder how many people do that..
Sunday, October 23, 2011
On my way back home, I pulled over to take pictures of a corner that had some Christmas decorations set up. (We were in the town of Christmas.) You could tell they were worn and had been there for who knows how many years. There was a Nativity set as well with Mary and Joseph, but the baby Jesus was missing! I also passed a street sign that said "Blitzen Ave". Clever. (You can view Jeff's work at Axtravaganza Films.)
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
*Both photos courtesy of
Click here to read the article that Drew wrote tonight, specifically about Michael's Special Make Up FX company, GoreFX, LLC.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
A couple of days ago a "Behind the Gore" video was released. Michael did all of the Special Make Up FX on set, so the video is him talking about his experience and how he became a part of the project. Also, in the info area of the video, I am properly credited as Camera Operator (for Michael's interview), as well as Behind the Scenes videographer and Behind the Scenes photographer.
For more Behind the Scenes pictures, Cast & Crew List, as well as Blood Widow's first teaser trailer, click here to visit the official website!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
For the "Once Upon a Time" Polaroid/ Dream page, I took apart an old necklace and glued the charms down. I had been holding onto that necklace for a long time, just to use it in my crafts. I'm glad I finally found the right place for it. That's all I feel like scrapping for now. If I make more pages, (I have done 5 today and did 2 when Ryan was over), I will add those too.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
But more importantly: Today is now officially Michael's 23rd birthday, since it's after midnight. He got a bunch of cards in the mail today! (And money to save for us to move to Los Angeles in a year or so.) We picked up some baby cupcakes from Wal-Mart as well as a bottle of champagne and orange juice so he could make mimosas.
My friend Ryan came over around 5:30 to scrapbook!! I like this picture of my Polaroids laid out with the ribbon. I started a couple pages, but will work on it more over the next few days and post new pictures when it's complete. Ryan (the cute baby in the second photo) made the collage of her mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. She later added letters to spell out "Four Generations" long the side.
Monday, October 10, 2011
*Click HERE to see some of Michael's Special Make Up FX work.
Michael likes the color version better because you can see more detail, specifically the wood grain, but I prefer the black & white because it looks like something you would see at an art gallery. I want my photography to be risky and not constantly follow the "rules" I politely acquired the professional opinion of others, asking which edit was more appealing to their visual taste and why.
"The color keeps the rings of the wood, as well as the rust from the tac." (Jay)
"The color makes the picture look more alive." (Miriam)
"It separates the foreground and the background very lovely!" (Lisa)
"If you wanted it to be an art piece, I'd go with the black and white." (Cory)
"I feel that the black and white actually speaks louder and holds your interest for a longer period of time because you feel the need to study it." (Nina)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Over the past few days I have realized that my husband knows more about me than I thought. The main thing today is that "if I have money in my bank account, I will spend it". He was right. Darn him for being so smart. (Luckily he takes care of the bills and savings; I just pay for groceries.) It didn't spend it all, but I have been wanting some of those mini pumpkins. They were considered gourds, buuut.. they still look like mini pumpkins! Only 99 cents each & so colorful. Here they are in their own personal photo shoot, complete with tree (to hang tiny pictures) and a glittery bat for scrapbooking!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I'm a little bummed because I was really looking forward to going to the (outdoor) Art Festival with Michael today, but it's been raining non-stop for the past few hours. And it was raining last night when we went to sleep. I'm not going to let it get to me though. There is plenty of time left to get a good photo for today! Two of my friends are coming to visit from out of town and we're going to Downtown Disney for a bite to eat. I'm hoping to get some good shots there.
*8 hours later.. the rain has not stopped. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to meet with either of my friends. After some driving around in traffic, with cars honking all over the place, I picked up some tacos and headed home. However, during my Target run a little earlier, I did buy some Halloween goodies (decorations). That brightened my day a tad!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Day 2, as promised. I've been waking up pretty late recently and by the time I got moving today, it was raining. However, once it stopped I figured "now would be a good time to get some of those beautiful macro raindrop shots". I found that there are a lot more flowers around our apartment than I thought. I guess I never looked enough or I was walking by too fast, missing out. Although it's not a flower, this one is my favorite shot from today!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Hello! I am so excited to start this fun blog to market myself, my talents and those who I work with on various projects. I plan to update you with my current works and would love to get your feedback to help me in the future! Today my husband, Michael, agreed to be my model. Here are my favorites (click the photos to view the full size)!
I would like to keep this blog current and keep looking forward, so instead of posting pictures I have taken in the past, I shall share with you my Flickr page and you can view my previous works there!