I did the first two photoshoots for my Disney project!
And I bet you can never guess which princess the top set of photographs is
I honestly am so proud of the Brave shoot.
I've never shot on location before or used natural lighting for anything other than selfies.
It was such a huge confidence boost when it comes to what I am capable of!
The below photographs are my favourites.
Out of these I am going to have to select three final photographs to hand in.
The first two photographs are in, no question.
The third I am going to use is still a mystery though
Any feedback is welcome!!
I usually get such good constructive feedback and would really appreciate it.
Which of the number photographs should be submitted with the first two?!
Final Beauty Photograph
Final Fashion Photograph
The Rest - I need one more!!
I also did my Alice photoshoot. In this shoot I took over 250 photographs, and I got back two which are useable... And when I saw useable I mean better than the others. The lighting and composition in so many of the photographs are stunning, but you can tell in all of them that the model simply did not want to be there. It was so frustrating photographing someone who just complains constantly and works against rather than with you. I should have this reshot by the end of the week, fingers crossed! Here are the only two I like...
GOD I WISH SHE WASN'T DEAD IN THE EYES OR THESE WOULD BE STUNNING!
Disney Fashion Shoots: Merida & Alice
April 18, 2014, 12:21:am
I like the Brave concept, however, as a photographer you need to pay attention to small details. The thing that is throwing me off with the second photo is how she is holding the arrow and the arrow itself. I know other people may not notice this, but those who have training in any form of art field will most likely notice. (Not sure if you're doing this for a class project or not). Other than that, it looks good so far. The Alice shoot- I'd stick mostly with the one with the cup full of pills. Again, if this is for a class, you can say her dead look is because she's been so overly medicated. Who wouldn't medicate their child in this day and age if they started talking about their adventures in Wonderland? haha*Models can definitely help or hurt your images, though. If she was this hard to work with, I'd suggest not using her again. She can be pretty, but she's mostly wasting your time on images that don't fit your vision. It's not worth your time having to fight for one or two good images.
So as most of you will know by now I've been living on campus at uni' for the past two years 'cus of my health.
However I am taking a very big step and...
GOING TO BE LIVING OFF OF CAMPUS NEXT YEAR!!
I'll be moving in with my three best friends, and we all act as carers for each other.
I look after Jason 'cus of his anxiety, Tor when her health is bad and George just looks after all of us.
This is a huge step for me, and not something I'm taking on lightly.
But I'm so really excited - it feels like the right time to do this.
We've already found a gorgeous four bedroom cottage (it is blue!) that we're going to be viewing.
I just feel so free!
It is a big step, a bit of a risk, but I need to push myself and get out my comfort zones.
I might be disabled but just been leaning on it too much and worry to much.
WISH ME LUCK GUYS!
Sounds awesome!!! I don't know you, but I'm very proud of you fo taking the challenge and making your life your life, not just sitting back and feelling sorry for yourself. You rock!!! Be blessed with, love, light and peace always.
This is awesome Alexa! And I wish ye all the best of luck. It's a huge step, I'm sure there will be times when it will seem like it sucks, but having a support network amongst housemates like that is a great thing. It was a huge step for me too when I did it and I never regretted it.
I'm doing the first two Disney shoots this weekend!
Brave on Saturday morning at 5:30am -_-
And then Alice on Sunday afternoon!
I AM SO EXCITED!
All the outfits are together and ready to go.
I have smoke bombs, tea cups, bow and arrows...
AND SO MUCH PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT!
Shooting on a Canon 7D.
Then I have portable lights, stands, softboxes...
A lot of kit, the most kit I have EVER booked out!
Hopefully photographs will be going up Sunday night.
SO EXCITED FOR THESE SHOOTS!!!
This is the biggest thing I have ever taken on.
I've never taken on this much work before.
There are so many different elements to balance...
Keep your fingers crossed for me!!
...Because if you did you would realise I AM NICE TO EVERYONE.
Even people I don't actually like, I'm lovely to them.
You know why?
Because in this world you get what you give.
And quite frankly, I'm just not very good at being mean.
It usually ends awkwardly, in embarrassment and my own tears.
So yes, I am nice to you even thought you're a cunt to me.
Get over it, and stop hating for the sake of hating!
Rewatching old Law and Order: SVU episodes...
...And I had an extreme fangirl moment.
I would like you to meet a Miss Miranda Pond... aka. River Song daughter of AMY POND.
HOW HAVE I MISSED THIS BEFORE!!!!
I was very lucky to send my weekend with my parents enjoying three of the things I love most in this world: literature, theatre and history. And as always I documented everything! Thought I would share my weekend adventures as I know quite a few Shakespeare fans are in my friends, so thought you guys might be interested
Day One: Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies
We went to two plays in one bad, first 'Wolf Hall' and the second 'Bring Up The Bodies'. They are by Hilary Mantel and follow Thomas Cromwell and the Tudor politics of the time. INCREDIBLE PRODUCTIONS! I'm very blessed to go to the theatre at least twice a year, somethings even three or four times, but these two productions were some of the best I've ever seen. And even more amazing is that the author was there!
I also went a little crazy in the gift shop; brought quite a few books and treasures
The signed programs and tickets!!
The gorgeous collection of books I somehow managed to afford (all to be used for my uni' dissertation too, looking into representations of Ophelia within photography).
And I got a scarf with wolves on it reduced to £5 to commemorate the show!!
Day Two: Shakespeare's House, Hathaway Cottage and Arden Farm
Today me and my parents celebrated Mothers Day and finally getting some good weather by spending the day visiting three places relating to Shakespeare: his family home, his wife's home and his mothers farm. It was so much fun, I actually cried walking on stones that Shakespeare has walked on and being in the world he grew up in and lived in. I joked with my parents it is as close as I will ever get to a spiritual or religious experience. I have loved and been inspired by his work for such a long time now, it was wonderful to be able to visit all these places and really enjoy them.
As always I took a bucket load of pictures, and this time even let my mom use my camera if she promised to put the strap around her neck! I also made a few feathered friends along the way
Shakespeare's family home where he grew up. I cried quite a bit around here, not going to lie. Aside from the obvious historical and literary importance it is also simply a beautiful home and garden!
These are all things Shakespeare has physically touched. HE TOUCHED THEM. I WALKED ON THE ORIGINAL FLOOR OF THE HOUSE HE GREW UP IN. I fangirled, a lot. The two chairs are both actually from Anne Hathaway's cottage, they courted on the bench and the other chair was the one he sat in when visiting (his arse has touched them! Oh my god!)
Anne Hathaway's cottage, it is just incredibly beautiful with stunning gardens! I didn't cry at this one, you'll all be please to know
Nothing house related, just a couple photographs with my parens because they are amazing and I love them (: I miss them so much when I'm at uni', it is nice to spend time with the family.
And finally, the feathered friends I made! The eagle owl is called Thalia, I had to get a photo with her purely because of Ghost's RP character and the heartbreaking plot we've planned between my Cambric and her Thalia! I've never heard it anywhere else before. Also JUST LOOK AT THAT BIRD! She's gorgeous (:
Apparently I'm a Photography Student? Just some random photos!
I took quite a few pictures going around the three locations, as always my camera never left my hands and I got a few I actually kind of like! This sort of photography isn't really my thing though, none of these are wonderful but thought I would share purely because of what is in them. There were some amazing rooms and items in all the houses, I hate to capture them!
A couple random fun facts for you that I learned today. The phrase 'cold shoulder' comes from bacon. Hot bacon was a rare commodity and if you were a valued guest that is what you were served, but if given cold bacon it wasn't a good sign! The phrase 'sleep tight' comes from the fact the mattresses at the time were suspended from rope, the tighter the more comfortable. Hence the phrase! 'Under the Thumb' comes from a law about men being allowed to beat their wives if a rod no wider than their thumb. And the final not-so-fun-fact is that the house Shakespeare retired in to no longer exists, in the 1700's (if I can remember right) the man who brought it grew tired of people going their to view the house because it was Shakespeare's, so had it torn to the ground! The gardens still remain and are apparently beautiful in May and June Just some cool facts i found out today and thought I'd share.
You can just pay on the door (: it isn't cheap but we paid about £50 for three of us, most because I get in as a concession because of my disablity and mom as my carer. This covers an entire year, we can go to all five locations relating to Shakey at any time and as many times as we like (:
Summer is here so new clothes are needed, add to that the clothing I need for my Disney projects and we have ourselves a mass of new clothing coming my way! Thought I would share everything I've gotten because I am a bit over excited about it all, can't wait to get back down to uni where I got it delivered to try everything!
I honestly have no idea when I am going to wear either of these again, but they are just so pretty and perfect for what I have in mind!! I do not have the words to express how excited I am for these photos!
He might be an elephant but it is fashion first. Perfect texture, great shape, and something I would actually shoot with again in the future. Great find!
I also started my summer wardrobe with a bang! Two gorgeous maxi dresses, which can be worn closed or open or short or long. Nice and versatile. The green dress is just GORGEOUS and perfect for when I get my long orange hair. HINT:If you are going to wear any pastel colour this season (and you really should) make it mint green. It is flattering on all skin tones, girly and pretty, but not over the top and a great day to evening colour. And then I got the platforms. Because platforms i just had to have them!
...I'm going to go back to ginger and I'm going to get extensions.
No fringe, so I can do a side or middle parting and make it all curly and pretty.
Basically, I have decided to get Ebba Zingmark hair.
I have always wanted long ginger hair, just for forever now!
I have been trying to grow it but it won't grow any longer, then I give up and cut it off.
After talking with one of my friends last night we came up with a plan...
...Ginger hair dye and clip in extensions so I can have this:
BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAIR IN THE WORLD AND I WANTS IT!
The hair plans have changed...
March 27, 2014, 02:08:pm
lol I'm exaggerating a bit, but it does grow super fast, and not really because I haven't dyed my hair in a while, its almost my natural color again so im letting it go back natural for a while and have virgin hair again I always heard braiding your hair makes it grow fast because its a great way to keep it from breaking and such, and I always sleep in pig tail braids so I think it really helps. Plus idk if it has anything to do with it but I am part Cherokee lol
When you go to write a simple starter and it turns into a thousand word drabble.
Rose was still getting used to her new room, let alone the new Lantea. She had heard a lot about what it had been like before Sanctivus, but hadn't fully understood the word slavery until she saw it in full force. She might have agreed with every decision made but she had been a fly on the wall to the whole process, standing stoically behind Christian and defending him against the multitude of attacks. Her job wasn't in politics, it was making sure that nothing happened to Christian or his family. And somehow they had all managed to survive, even most of the guard had made it through. In Rose's eyes it was a miracle they were all still there.
Laying back on her bed, the ridiculously large TV opposite her shining bright across her sunlit room, Rose watched the goings-on in the house she guarded. The estate had become busier and busier, Christian buying more slaves - all of which were so beautiful it made Rose's heart ache. At least some of the guards were more normal looking, like herself. She had never seen herself clearly, or how others saw her. Whenever someone called her beautiful Rose always washed it off with a blush and a muttered 'don't be ridiculous'. In her eyes people just saw an unusual being, a creature of pale skin and red hair with deep blue eyes. Something uncommon, rather than actual beauty. It had never bothered her, Rose was dedicated wholeheartedly to her work and one didn't need to be beautiful to be head of security. That, however, had been before she had lived in a house of beauties, surrounded by what she thought she could never be and pining after someone she could never have.
Mathias had arrived just before all hell had broken loose and Sanctivus had been torn apart, before somehow reforming back into Lantea. He might not have been the most willing member of her security team but he had been one of the best, and in her eyes the most naturally talented. He was also one of the most handsome men she had ever seen. Despite her best efforts Rose was drawn to him, not just because of his talents and physicality but because of who he was. He had stood by her side through the entire ordeal, easily fitting into the role of being her second in command despite her obvious hate for the slavery. Holding her feelings back had felt harder than keeping Christian alive at times. She would never say anything, she couldn't for so many reasons, but Rose had finally given in to the fact that whatever she felt for Mathias wasn't going away any time soon. She simply had to wait it out and hope when the inevitable happened, that he eventually fell for one of the many beautiful slaves in the house, it wouldn't hurt her heart in the way she knew it would.
Sighing softly Rose ran a hand through her hair, eyes moving over the monitors before her as she lounged on her bed. The busier the household became the more work it was for her to keep up with everything. It had been a lot easier with the odd servant and simply the family, rather than the not-so-small army of women and fighters that Christian was amassing. There were even more cameras in this estate than the previous one, the TV screen had to have been made even larger so it could be split into different parts, but it still didn't cover everything. But thankfully, herself and Christian had some up with a plan to help her cover all rooms across all floors.
The knock at the door signaled the plan they had put together, and the reason she was watching the monitors rather than doing her usual patrol around the house at that time. Standing up she gave herself a once over in the mirror, taking in everything from her hair to her makeup in once glance. Arranging a few curls, blotting her lipstick, smoothing down the black suit she always wore, Rose sighed at her reflection. "Here we go," she murmured softly to herself before approaching the door. Opening it she smiled softly up at the 'plan' herself and Christian had come up with. Mathias. Stomach doing a small turn as it always did when she saw him Rose took a step back, holding her arm out towards her bedroom. "Take a seat," she murmured with a smile. She didn't regularly have visitors in her room, Rose was off limits to everyone but Christian and his family for all intents and purposes, and she realised as they moved to the small seating that Mathias was the first person to enter her new room aside Christian. It was also the first time they had been alone since his arrival.
Settling herself in one of the arm chairs she leaned back, eyes watching Mathias for his reaction. "Myself and Christian have been talking," she started quietly. "With everything that has happened and changes to the household I've been stretched a little thinly." It was always hard for her to admit any negative about her work, openly saying she wasn't able to do her job properly any longer made me feel physically ill. Shaking off her own insecurities she pulled herself together, straightening her back as she faced the man. "We'd like for you to move into the household itself. You'll have your own room, a monitor to watch over the household and your own personal armory." She knew he would still want to always use his bow and arrow, but the offer was there despite it. Keeping her face as passive as she could, trying not to stare at his face and specifically his lips, Rose waited for Mathias' reply. As against slavery as he was, as much as it would pain her to directly work with him daily, Rose knew it was the right decision for making sure the safety of the household was upheld. She only hoped he could put his personal feels on the subject on Lantea aside and focus solely on the job at hand.
I love Cynosure with all my heart but getting a request in there takes forever atm.
Poor busy designers (no sarcasm btw, I am genuinely aware that they're busy )
I am only in there and Grimoire atm for graphics, and I need some cult banners made.
Anyone got any suggestions to decent design cults?
I am thinking of rejoining inspiration, I kind of miss even if the updates drove me mad.
Any other suggestions?
No Chloe it's not complaining I understand. It has reeeally slowed down. I remember when requests were flying in and out all the time, so it makes me a little sad that it's the same situation as Cynosure now just too darn busy But they do have great designers so a wait is worthwhile, but sometimes the length of a wait is just soo long
Yeah, I got a great icon from Autumn done within 24 hours a while back. I don't request often, but it was sort of disappointing. I wasn't even notified my banner was done after over a month of waiting too, so I could have easily thought it had never been completed. It's a shame everyone is so busy. I mainly stick to friends if I want something done now, or myself.
I can totally understand that, and sorry that happened I do wish people would go out of their way to tell you when they've finished something especially if it's been awhile. silklungs is really great about that she's always messaged me telling me when she's finished my requests and I appreciate that common courtesy because sometimes comment props get buried in responses so you have no clue
When I've designed in cults I always messaged the person. I think I'm just an impatient designer though. I wanted them to see it and confirm it was okay ASAP. As a requester I usually check pick-up every day. I've had so many people who never knew I made a graphic for them because they forgot to pick it up, or someone requested it for their cult but never gave it to them. It sucks when a graphic goes to waste.