Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I am a DIY type girl. I love being crafty, and making things, anything! So when I went online to look up backdrops for my studio, just a plain black one, the lowest price I found was $50! So I decided to make one myself! I went to Joann with two %50 coupons, and bought some fabric. I bought 16 yards of 144 inch white muslin and 8 yards of 49 inch sweet black fabric that was on clearance. So with this ridiculous amount of fabric I plan to make a two-ply white muslin 10x10 foot backdrop and on the back side 10x10 black backdrop. Double sided DIY, score! I took a couple pictures with the white, unsewn, unironed backdrop, I was just too eager! I am looking forward to using my new backdrops :)
Aren’t these brothers just the cutest kids? Love them.
Mommy and brother giving Bradley kisses!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wow. Up in the double digits now :) I fall in love with different eras every once in a while…or everyday, whatever. One day I think to myself, I should’ve been born in the 80’s because I have ridiculous hair and bad taste in men. Then the next day I think I could have lived in the 40’s and been swell, they had cute clothes and cute hairstyles and all the girls said “Keen” and “Peachy” and boys called you “Doll,” I would’ve been in heaven! Then I think the 60’s would be awesome, with the great protests, and the epic music. The 50’s had fun big bands and swing dances, and those black and white shoes were to die for!
Well recently I have fallen in love with the 70’s. It was not as extreme as the 80’s, the music was still rolling fairly strong from the 60’s. Well since I’ve been on this 70’s kick, I started looking at pictures that were taken in that era. Like all photographers, I love to see what people thought was important, stylish, artsy and special for the people of that generation. I’ve noticed a couple of things.
1. Everything was washed out! There is almost no contrast, and everything is a little on the bright side. (which isn’t a bad thing, as you will see)
2. The film that was used, for the most part, let some of the colors fade more prominently than other, resulting in yellowish, reddish or greenish tints.
3. People were super relaxed. No stiff couture, high fashion, Tyra Banks style photos. Just fluid motion, and loose postures.
Here was my go at a recreation of my new favorite era :)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I set up my studio to do some senior yearbook pictures, and of course we played around a little! We used the main light without a fill light to put a little drama into the girls’ photo, and I thought it would be fun to make it look a little vintage (I’ve been into that a lot lately!), I think it turned out pretty darn sassy. I’ll have to try this with some dress up outfits :)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I take pictures of EVERYTHING! (well, almost ;) ) I take pictures of mundane things, and sometimes exciting things, and of course of people. When I take pictures of boring things, I try to spice the picture up a little and turn something ordinary into something special. So we have a ghetto bike on the side of our house, just laying there. There is some garbage around it; buckets, weeds, rocks, tools, etc. I snapped a photo of it today, and it was not great. There were so many distractions, and the color was not very saturated. So I messed with it in PS. I think it turned out sort of sweet. Kind of ‘Ye Olde Tyme’ style! It took away a lot of the distractions, and the color doesn’t matter anymore! Gotta’ love PS!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I was looking at some examples for senior pictures, and found a really fun website that made your pictures into Polaroid's for you (yes, I can do this in Photoshop, but I am too lazy to do it!!) So I took a picture, posterized it, and then “Rolliped” (my new favorite term) and now I have a sweet, rather funky looking Polaroid!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Here is a fact about Whitney: I LOVE PHOTOSHOP. I could play on it all day, everyday. So when I don’t have a lot of pictures to edit, I get antsy without Photoshop! So today I didn’t have any pictures to edit, so I looked through my pictures and found a pretty cute one of my sister Jordie.
Here she is, adorable huh?
Well editing that only took about 2 minutes. That’s not enough PS time for me!! So I wanted to change her looks a little. First I messed with her hair color, but it looked a little weird because of the little frizzies, so instead I messed with her eye color.
Here she is with green eyes:
Kind of subtle, but it looks pretty good :) Here she is with blue eyes!
I especially like the last one because her best friend and her always get asked if they are brother and sister, but he has bright blue eyes, and she has hazel. Now they’d be even more confused! Love ya Jord!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I am an indie girl at heart. I love alternative music, indie clothing stores, cutting my hair, and dying it crazy colors. Alright, that being said I have a few things to get off my chest. I LOVE COUNTRY. I love flowing skirts, paisley, tall grass, old barns and cowboy hats. I love taking pictures of all of these things. I think they are beautiful and VERY photogenic. I admit, that I make fun of country music, and hicks, and old beat up Chevy’s, but COME ON! Who doesn’t love a hot cowboy? I think the answer to that is no one. I know I love a cute pair of cowboy boots :)
Monday, August 31, 2009
Then I tried some "weathered barn siding" Which I also like. The horizontal lines make it look like it should be on the cover of and Indie Band's CD!
Then I tried this scratched "aircraft aluminum" which I still think looks pretty cool, but of the three its my least favorite.
All in all, I enjoyed trying these out! It was way fun, and the texture overlays are free at Grunge Textures. Try some out and let me know what yours ended up looking like!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Okay so we probably have 3 pictures of my dog, Eggie [yeah, her name is Eggie Egbert :) ] Two of which were taken the first week we got her when she was a cute little puppy. So I took a couple of her today, and I realized she is still cute, just not all of her at once! You have to take her in doses.
Oh, and this is my second post. TWO DAYS IN A ROW! Go me, woohoo!