Sometimes when I’m blogging for several events or releases around the same time, I start to feel stressed about getting the posts done. While I love and appreciate the creators who are kind enough to provide me with their beautiful goods, I can begin to feel like I am not always doing my best for them (or me) when I am under pressure to publish while the event or release is new. I worry about every camera angle, have I set the scene or styled the outfit in the best way, have I chosen the right pose and lighting? Have I left anything out of the credits? Did I miss a group on Flickr or post in the wrong ones?
All of those things go through my mind as I am preparing my post.
So it is nice – and sometimes necessary for my sanity – to just take a photograph and blog something just because I want to. Sometimes it is an item that a creator has given me; but often it is just something that I see, buy and put on.
That’s what happened when I saw the Remedium Shawl by [glow] Studio at this round of The Dressing Room Fusion. I knew exactly the photograph I wanted to take – the lighting, the mood, the camera angle. And I wasted no time in doing it. Within an hour of seeing the ad, I had purchased it, found hair that worked (with minimal editing), hopped into a pose and completed shooting. I didn’t even have to take that many shots (for me, anyway). I kept the background plain white and adjusted the lighting using Windlight and my LUMIPro, then played about with it in Photoshop. I had recently downloaded several Actions, and I came up with three versions using various effects that I liked. This was the winner.
A different version is on display upstairs at my photo studio, if you want to pop over and take a look. You can find it from the glow that surrounds it; the same glow I feel when I have created a photo that I love…just because.
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Scarf: [ glow ] studio Remedium Shawl (greenflow) by Linka Demina (available at The Dressing Room Fusion through Feb. 13 2015)
Hair: +LALA Moon+ Beagle [ Crimson Red ] by RuRu Nagy (edited)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 14 D by aida Ewing
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
Pose: aDORKable Poses: Floored II 5m by Adorkable Peapod
Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet