When I am in the middle of photographing a lot of review copies, I often find myself getting stressed. Not because I “have” to blog them, but because I am worried I won’t do them justice. I have been known to scrap entire shoots, which often take hours to stage and photograph. Those are typically the shoots that I know while I am photographing just aren’t right, but I tell myself with just one more light change or camera angle, I’ll get something usable. It is a rationalisation that rarely works.
That happened to me today. I had already completed two shoots (more posts to come!), and I wanted to get the Olivia Sandals from fri.day done. My previous two shoots were Home & Garden and just didn’t lend themselves to me being in the picture. So, I decided to sim-hop to find a perfect location.
After visiting about six and either not finding what I wanted or being lagged out, I headed home, deciding instead to build my own set. Which I did. Which I photographed.
Which I hated.
So, I gave up. And went shopping. Then decided to put together a set for some therapeutic “just because” photography. And guess what? I plopped my avi-self down, changed my camera angle to only take in a small portion of the space I had created and found my photo.
A flock of birds, a jug of roses and some kick-arse sandals.
I could have kept my mouth shut and you would have thought this was all planned. But hey…desperation is the mother of necessity.
Or however that saying goes…
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: Vinyl – Roe Top Bikini Top & Cover Mint by sukoshitosuto (available at Uber through June 23, 2016)
Skirt: Blueberry – Distressed Skirts by Blueberryxx
*Sandals: fri.day – Olivia.Sandals (Natural) by Darling Monday – exclusively for Maitreya Lara (available at Uber through June 23, 2016)
Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia
Sofa/pose: dust bunny . camellia couch by xlnoel
Hat boxes: Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Jug of roses: 8. Apple Fall Roses Jug by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)
Watering cans & roses: Apt B // Goodbye Autumn Roses by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Rabbit chair: Soy. Chair Rabbit ears grows by Soyoy
Window: Soy. Window [Here I am] brown by Soyoy
Build: Apple Fall AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)
Heheh! And they say blogging is easy – it is not if you care about it. Peep. That’s a great picture, by the way 🙂 The roses in the foreground tell a story (where have you been to get all those boxes) and the texture of the sofa in shiny satin puddles compliments those ballerina sandals nicely.
You’re right about the care factor – sometimes I hate having it! But if I didn’t care, I wouldn’t blog.
Thanks for the kind comments and welcome to my blog 🙂
I agree Moz, well put…and Im glad you shared your troubles Peep, sometimes I think ‘other people’ do it so easy and I wonder why I struggle.
LOL, you and Tim witnessed my “troubles” first hand at your last photo shoot! 😀
You are always professional and made us feel so comfy…I didnt notice anything.
I hate to almost confess that I don’t spend nearly as much time setting up scenes or completing the whole thing. There is no way I can keep up with two blogs and have time to do other things, if I spent hours on one post. I do my best.. and continue to learn new tricks to make my photos better.. but at the end of the day I refuse to stress out on something that should be fun and was meant to relax me. You always do an awesome job Peeps.. don’t stress yourself. 🙂
Now, see? TWO blogs??? Just having one is more than I can handle sometimes! I admire you for all you do 🙂
Thanks Peeps! Yes, I’m a glutton for punishment. My other blog is where I do all my fantasy photos.. but I drew the line at having more than one flickr.. as I find that to be more tedious.
I don’t blame you!
Gorgeous pic, now gimme dem shoos!!!
Yep, sure, they are yers…. you gotta sleep sometime and the thing about us Lil moo’s.. we can sleep standing whilst wearing our sneakers… ;p