All That Glitters

Processed a few more glittery-feather-jacket shots, so here they are:

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Did you know that tons of glitter on a 45-year-old face will accentuate pores? Yep.

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This was a weird set to edit. The glitter was dumped all over my face, but the light only caught it at certain spots so it didn’t look evenly distributed. And while the light created a lot of interesting “looks,” many of them just didn’t process well. Oh well. Got a few good ones out of it.

I mentioned last time that I want to move out of the studio and try some location shots, so it thought I’d share with you real quick a few of the photography artists whose work is inspiring me to do so. Here are links to their webpages – beautiful stuff these women produce!

And one note about wanting to work with other models: yes, your friends will all swear up and down that they want you to take photos of them. However, if you assign them tasks to do to prepare for a photoshoot, more than likely that’s where the planning for a photo session will end. It’s not that your friends are assholes, it’s just that everyone says “Oh I want you take my pictures!” as a compliment more than a request. I have friends who’ve been saying for months that they want me to take their photos, so I set up a Pinterest board for them to post photos that inspire them and ideas for costumes so I can plan some sessions out, and so far, I’ve gotten nada. It’s to be expected, really, because as I said, it’s the sort of thing friends say without really thinking it through – and I definitely want to take photos that I like and not just any old thing someone might want. So probably to get models who will help me fulfill my vision I will have to find people who are building a portfolio and willing to work for free in exchange for some shots. Sigh. Well, you know how the saying goes: all that glitters isn’t gold.