Posts tagged ‘editing’

March 22, 2012

Idealizing life with my editing

During the slower times I still like to play around with pictures, but I’m not always finding the opportunity for an actual photo shoot of someone.  So I like to pack up my camera, tripod, and my good attitude and take off all by myself.  It’s a great way to spend time with yourself, thinking, idealizing life, and getting in touch with your inner-self.  There were some of you that asked who takes my pictures.  Well at times it’s Vitaliy but when he’s not available I take them myself.  Like HERE and HERE .  You can go and look through them again and see if you can spot the remote.  Toward the end I sort of forgot to “hide” it and it’s more visible than in other ones.  :)

I find it extremely easy to open up for the camera when there’s no one behind it.  I’ve never really had to or had the opportunity to, so I’m sort of wondering what it would be like and if I’d be an easy-to-shoot- model.  It’s fun to go out and do it on your own, but it’s pretty limited, there’s only so much you can do with a tripod rather than hands.   I found it rather difficult getting the right exposure on your camera in manual mode.  But I’m sort of a hard head when it comes to shooting anything but manual.  So some of them are a bit darker than what I like to shoot and all I did for editing was use the Lightroom preset that I blogged about HERE, called ‘Brightside | Lite’ …  Check it out, its pretty awesome.

Happy Thursday!

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March 21, 2012

Going through the motions.

I wish I made a “Really Personal” category alongside the “personal” one, because this is where this post would be.  As I look back at the last two years of my photography business I can’t help but wonder how much further I’d have been if I pushed myself harder, dreamed bigger, and thought louder.  Two days from today will be exactly two years since I’ve started this blog.  The FIRST YEAR seemed to be so good.  I was on top of everything, my paperwork, my editing, and my taxes.  It was so exciting to do what I was doing.  The second year, it wasn’t so.  It all seemed too familiar to me.  I was simply going through the motions and not thinking about what I was doing.  I should have pushed myself to do better, go further, and aim higher.  But I didn’t.

My second year has brought me a lot of happiness, disappointment, and lessons.  Very…  Valuable…  Lessons!  I learned the meaning of fairness.  The meaning of friends changed completely for me.  And the saying, “I trust in God.”  became real for the first time in my life.  He took me through easy and smooth paths when He knew I couldn’t handle anything more.  He strengthened me.  Then came the hard and rough paths.  Paths that had sharp rocks and I had nothing but my bare feet to walk on.  Paths that brought me to my knees, making me stumble over obstacles, and fall into pot holes.  Really large pot holes.  I found refuge in His word then and He was with me during those dark and scary times.

So looking back, both of the years have truly been a blessing to me!  God heard my prayers and He worked in my heart more than ever in those years.  He always spoke very gently to me saying that I should keep my eyes on Him and He will work miracles!  I didn’t have faith, and despite my rebellious ways He didn’t leave me.  He was always there, speaking ever so gently to me.  And eventually I stopped going through the motions and started living every day as if it were my last.  And He gave me true happiness because He has a plan just for me.

I do hope you guys enjoy this photo from today, because tomorrow I’m planning quite an interesting post for you guys.  Enjoy.

Happy Wednesday! :D