Danielle x Pinup Portraits

Today was pretty exciting creatively. I asked my coworker Danielle a while ago if she’d be interested in being my muse for a photography shoot and after seeing my recent pinup style pics, she said yes.

We both did her makeup, although she let me do the contouring and such. I enhanced contouring in Photoshop to give her face more of that pop! But to be honest, she didn’t really need it anyway. She has the right kind of planes and angles to be a proper model, IMO. Anyway, here’s a few shots from today.

I used my 50mm portrait lens, ISO 400, f 1.8, exposure range 50-80.

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Split Ends

I searched my archives tonight looking for something good to post because I felt photographically frustrated today while trying to make some new content.

I ran across an old selfie photoshoot I did last year around February and decided I’d utilize my new Wacom tablet and re-edit one of the pictures. I just tweaked some minor stuff, fixed some blemishes, used a different Photoshop action. I like the final product.

I’m weeping inside at the split ends you can see in this picture though. My hair has really come a long way in almost 2 years – THANK GOD. Also, I feel like I may have shared this photo previously. In a set. Because it’s saved as a set as well. Oh well. Double dose it is.

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Singular Liquidity

Okay you guys. I must and I will take new photos tomorrow.

But for now I’m going to reshare a photo from earlier this year. I don’t think I shared this one as a singular photo, because I know I did a side-by-side feature with a partnering photo where you can’t see the ice. Check out the original post here.

I really enjoyed doing this shoot and I want to try it again. It’s very messy and cold, and involves a whole lot of wet floor and t-shirt and trial and error of pointing the camera at the right angle toward yourself and then making sure you get a good stream of water to pour down your chin. I have a ton of photos where the water doesn’t look like I wanted it to.

But the process is what it’s all about, aside from the GLORIOUS FINISHED PRODUCT. Enjoy.

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Liquidity

On my days off, I far too often procrastinate and/or otherwise not do things I want to do because I can’t choose what I should do. It’s a struggle. BUT! Today was not one of those days.

I decided late in the afternoon, close to sunset, that I’d put on lipstick and suck on some ice cubes. For photography’s sake. This was really simple experiment and actually really fun. I soaked the entire front of my hoodie and had to take it off after the shoot.

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