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So it’s the 1st of october and that means it’s time for my annual Halloween Selfie. I’ve been a vampire, a daemon and a zombie before. This year I’m a skeleton bohoooo. You could have done a skeleton make-up but I’m not really talented at that so I used Photoshop to create this spooky Halloween self portrait. If you want to know how I made this, leave me a comment and I will whip up a tutorial.
So this was my Halloween profile picture for Facebook of last year. I change my profil picture every year for my favorite Holiday. I don’t know what it’s going to be this year but I’m considering to become a witch. Idea’s are welcome!
I went to Disneyland in Paris earlier this week which was pretty amazing but also very cold. Luckily that ment that the lines were super short, like 5 min waiting time short 🙂
Well I picked up those cute minnie mouse ears and I already knew I would use them as a prop in a new selfie. And here it is 🙂
I wasn’t really planning to take those selfportraits today but on my way home I drove by this little strip of canola. Seriously it’s a small strip like 1 meter wide (yupp european measurements ) And it was gorgeous outside so I went home, grabed my camera and went back with my tripod and my remote control. I love how these turned out! Wish I had more friends living close by so I could just call them up and be like: Photoshoot in 5! Haha 🙂
I felt a little creative today so I decided to play a bit in Photoshop. I’m really faszinated by all those double exposure pictures floating trough Pinterest. So I thought about using one of my New York pictures and a selfportrait and create the effect myself. You can create that effect in camera but also afterwars in post processing. If you like the pic and would like a Tutorial, I’m more than happy to create one 🙂
Can’t believe another year has passed. This year is going to be full of grown up desicions.
Moving back to Germany is one of them. Beginning again a new life another. I’m currently signing up for Universities all over Germany. Le’ts just cross fingers that I’ll get a spot and I can start studying Media Management. That would be a dream!
Today I’m going to spend my birthday working, the whole day until 10pm at night. Yes, not really a great way to celebrate but hey with 24 unfortunately you’re too grown up to complain about missing cake and party hats. I’ll have a nice dinner with friends this thursday. And for Memoriald Day weekend I’ll travel to Annapolis with a good friend. So overall it won’t be too bad.
And so I’m off to work. Maybe I’ll stop at Starbucks and buy a Birthday Cake Pop.
I did this somewhen in 2009. But it reminded me of the self portrait I did earlier this week.
The longer I work in photography the more I’m drawn to natural lightning. I think after a couple of years you just find your own style and you develop a better eye.
I used to work in a Studio and it was great. I had an amazing time and there are definitely things you just cannot achieve in natural lightning. I don’t know why but I think it’s harder to work in a Studio. You’re limited to a certain space and accessories. But on the other hand some people say natural lightning is harder. I think it all depends n your personality and style. I think if you have a passion for it you make it work no matter what.
Long story short I bought a new Lipstick on the weekend and I loooove the color. It’s a Maybelline New York 24h ( and boy it sticks forever!)
So of course being all girly I wanted a new picture with it. Just like in my earlier self portrait found here I used the white side of my reflector as a backdrop.
Right in front of me was a big window so I had a lot of natural light. I used my Canon 5d Mark I with my Tamron 24-75mm at around 50mm with f/4 and 1/100. I think ISO was around 1250 because it wasn’t that bright today.
I really like how it turned out but it’s pretty hard to handheld and make it look like it’s not. I’m considering buying a wireless shutter remote control. Suggestions anyone?
I tried different outfits and positions but in the end I decided that less is more. I couldn’t resist but goof around at the end after all that posing, it was necessary. Love to hear your opinion 🙂