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Friday’s Personal Photoshoot

Ello My Darlings!

Okay, well I didn’t REALLY take these photos today, but I haven’t had time to put them up until today! I hope ya’ll like em! Let me know what you think! 🙂

I was going for more of a wolf/tigress kind of thing. Not sure if I pulled it off, but this is the result! LOl.

Same makeup just different editing effects!


I have a few more photos I will be posting later on today so watch out for those! Oh, and please don’t forget to comment, subscribe and like! Thanks guys!




How to Take Awesome Self Portraits


       So you’re a frequent user of Myspace, Facebook, or some other networking website. We networking site users know all about how important it is to have awesome portraits of ourselves. Let’s be real, that picture is what the whole entire virtual world will come to know us as. Do you really want a bad profile picture representing you out there? No? Then go ahead and read the following steps below, and learn how to take some awesome self portraits of yourself that you can use in the virtual world, without being embarrassed!

1. Get a camera, in my opinion the photo is only as good as the photographer. You don’t need a two-thousand dollar camera, with over twenty million different settings to get a decent picture. All you need is a common, household digital camera that you can buy at any outlet store that sells electronics. I would say that any camera with 7 megapixels or more will do just fine, if you have any less, you might risk the quality of the picture.

2. Figure out what you want to look like in your picture. Do you want to portray your creative side? Want to look like a sparkly vampire? A pinup girl from the 40’s? Or maybe even just a normal person? At this point, you should let your imagination take over. Pretend that you’re seeing the picture of yourself already in your mind. What do you see yourself as? What are you doing? This step is very important! If not the most important! I like to call this step the brainstorming step, or “picture storming” step.

3. After you have figured out what you want to look like in your self portrait, don’t forget to take a few things into consideration. More dramatic looks convey easier in photography! It’s something that I’ve learned simply by years of practice. It’s easier to take a picture of myself when I have on heavy makeup, interesting or somewhat large pieces of jewelry, and wearing clothes that I wouldn’t normally wear everyday! However, being au’ natural, and looking like yourself is just as easy! You might have to work the camera a little more, but you can do it! Also, don’t forget to keep in mind of how you want to be lit up, you know ‘lighting’ concepts? Do you want the lighting to hang above you for an interesting, and mysterious look? Do you want to stand out in the sunlight and have it bounce off your pretty, glowing skin? Lighting is key to an awesome self portrait. The best way to figure out how to use lighting? Practice, practice, practice! Go outside, (Morning and evening are usually best for those sunshine shots) stand directly in the sun, or maybe stand under a tree, turn your face, turn it back again! Do they look different? There are so many variations of how you can use lighting in your self portrait. The best thing to do is just play around with it, until you find what you’re looking for! One last thing to take into consideration, and that is your background! Your background is extremely important when taking self portraits. I have seen so many amazing self portraits on Myspace and Facebook, but when I examine the portrait closer, I could see things behind them that I wasn’t probably meant to see! (Dirty laundry anyone?) Why not try a colorful wall? If you don’t have a colorful wall to use as a background, try throwing a sheet (or blanket) behind you, or even go outside and look for some nature! Got a tree? Stand next to it! Trust me, good backgrounds make a world of difference!

4. The next step in taking awesome self portraits once you have established the look you’re going for, the lighting concepts and a background you can live with, start snappin’ away! Here’s a little secret, most people have an angle that suits them best! The slightest variations in our skin, features, etc, actually make a big difference when taking pictures! My best advice? Move your face a bit in each pic you take! Position your body in different ways. Smile, smirk, raise an eyebrow, raise one shoulder, raise the other, put a hand in the air! Are your pictures looking different? Good! That’s what you want! Take as many pics as you need to feel satisfied.

5. The final step in taking awesome self portraits is editing your pictures, if you choose to of course. You know how all those photos of celebrities in magazines look so perfect? Like their skin is amazingly, smooth and almost inhuman looking? Here’s a secret; it is! Most photos in magazines, promotional photos, CD covers, movie covers and so on, are edited. If you’re looking to edit your photos you can buy picture editing software such as Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator, but if your a poor, starving, college, kid like me, you can download picture editing for free! I myself use Photoscape. Just go to and download it for free. If you want to learn all about what Phoscape can do, skim over the website and honestly just play around with the software. The more you practice with the software, the better will become at using it!