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October Out-Takes Part 2

As promised, I've scoured images from April thru May of 2014 and decided to include some funny, some BTS (behind the scenes) and some images that have a back story.  
These images, without a story might be able to stand on their own, but sometimes the story enhances them.

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October Out-Takes Part 1

As promised, I've scoured images from January - March of 2014 and decided to include some funny, some BTS (behind the scenes) and some images that have a back story.  
These images, without a story might be able to stand on their own, but sometimes the story enhances them.

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WINK Magazine Relaunch Party

I had the opportunity to shoot again for WINK Magazine this past Tuesday at their Relaunch: Runway Show, and as expected, another successful event for Alicia Zeigler and her staff.

Studio Cellar was packed to the gills, and an overall great experience was had by all.

Looking all Glam...  

Looking all Glam...  

You can find them on Facebook as well.  Here are some images from Tuesday's event:

And scroll down to the bottom to catch the link to the rest of the gallery!!  :-)

Strike a Pose!!!

Don't worry...nobody is watching  ;-)

Don't worry...nobody is watching  ;-)

And to view the rest of the images, click here!! 

Selfie Time

With the announcement this past week of that one company with a bite missing from a piece of fruit about the improvements they've made to their camera on their phone, I realized that it wouldn't help those who still take bad pictures.

So, consider this a PSA (Public Service Announcement) for cell phone / selfie pictures.

FIND THE LIGHT.  Yup, light here is your friend...as long as it's in moderation.  Getting some natural light into your eyes gives them life and makes them look alive, but too much natural light will leave you squinting and your eyes look beady.  

FIND THE LIGHT Part Two.  Often times, the sun is SO bright when we take a pic that we turn our backs to the sun so we don't squint.  Good move there.  Problem comes in that you're now silhouetted and we can't see that you're no longer squinting.  Reflect that light back into your face by utilizing a wall, or if on a beach, lay down or kneel on the sand.  The sand is a natural reflector and will bounce light right back into you and you'll be exposed properly.

FIND THE SHADE.  Over cast days are great.  Bright sunny days, not so much.  If a bright sunny day, find a place to stand in the shade to protect your eyes from squinting.  If on concrete, the sun will bounce off the concrete and illuminate your face and expose you properly.  

SUNGLASSES.  Does it bother anyone else when you can see the cell phone in the glasses, or is it just my own OCD?  Ah, you don't care...so, when taking that selfie, especially in a car (please make sure you're not driving at that time!), you should be seeing your self in the display, spend a second and look into your eyes.  If you see your phone, slowly turn your face slightly away from phone and you will disappear from your sunglasses.  Piece of cake.

PHOTO-BOMBING.  I "never" do THAT!  No really....okay, maybe sometimes.  Take a look around your surroundings when doing them and check more than your face on the screen to see what else is going on in your pic.  Could save you from problems later on down the road!

So, I hope these help you and your cell phone selfies.  :-)