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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Hello! January's Challenge!! Drumroll please...Blush/Bronzer! 

 

Previous challenges-

April- Lipstick

May- Eye Shadow

June- Primer/Foundation/Concealer/CC/BB

July- Highlighters

August- Brushes

September- Sheet Masks

October- Hair Care

November- Fragrance

December- Nail Polish

January- Blush/Bronzer

 

I've been thinking for a while now about creating a challenge. And why not mix my two favorite things in life!? Beauty and photography. As some of you know I am a photographer on the side. But my creativity for things like this are horrible! Each month we will have a different theme, and your challenge is to incorporate the theme into a creative photo!

 

This challenge is going to be a little different, because you won't be creating looks! Starting in April, but I'd love to get your input and if this is something you would be interested in participating in. I thought about doing prizes and voting, we can still vote for the best if you guys want. But with all the legal jargon needed for prizes I decided I didn't want to mess with that. I might send  unicorn mail throughout to those who participate often though 😼 PS- They make for great filler posts on your social media too. And active participation in the forum, reviews, and gallery ( don't forget to post your challenge photos there too!) can possibly help your chances of getting gratis...like those two beautiful perfumes I got as a gratis below *wink wink*.  

 

The challenge and "rules"-

1. Flat lays and staged photos only. I'll post examples below. But no faces or people allowed in your photos. (Though you can include photographs).

 

2. All photos you take must be your own. 

 

3. Post as many images as you want, you have a whole month to get creative with each theme. Post one, post everyday, doesn't matter.

 

4. Let's talk gear and products! Tell us about your image. List the products and colors, talk to us about your concept and how it came to be, taken with your phone or DSLR? 

 

Here are some helpful reads- digital-photography-school dot com/flat-lay-photography/  and digital-photography-school dot com/tips-for-getting-started-with-still-life-photography/

 

Here are some of my example images I've taken in the past-

Flatlay 1.jpg

Gucci Flora Gardenia.jpg

Floral Street Sunflower Pop.jpg

Gucci Bloom Eau De Toilette 1 oz/ 30 mL eau de toilette spray 

Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Eau de Parfum Spray 

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Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Thank you so much @CynthieLu 

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This is a beautiful picture, @fatimamummy ! 🥰  The gorgeous bottle against the black dress, held lightly in lovely hands--wonderful! 🖤💛🖤💛

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Thank you @Titian06 

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This is exquisite @fatimamummy! Killian perfume bottles are like pieces of art themselves and your photo, with the bottle against the black and nestled delicately in your daughter’s hands is the perfect backdrop for showcasing its beauty. 

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Thank you @itsfi  Thats the advantage of having a teenage daughter. Whenever I want to take a photo with product in hand either she takes it for me or holds the product so I can take the shot.

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A couple rollerball perfume pics for November's Photography Challenge: Fragrance

 

Cozy fall scent - Autumn Vibes.jpg

 

Photo Details:

Spoiler
Product(s):Maison Margiela 'REPLICA' Autumn Vibes Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Eau de Toilette Spray 
Camera:iPhoneX
Background:Table
Prop(s):An infinity scarf and some faux leaves
Other Material:N/A
Lighting: Natural, indirect light; the table is situated in front of a window
Editing: Rotated so that the photo was right-side up & cropped

 

EB Apres.jpg

 

Photo Details:

Spoiler
Product(s):Ellis Brooklyn APRÈS Eau de Parfum Travel Spray 0.33 oz/ 10 mL Eau de Parfum Spray 
Camera:iPhoneX
Background:Table
Prop(s):Sweater and a gift-wrapping topper / accessory
Other Material:N/A
Lighting: Natural, indirect indoor lighting. Window to the left of the table.
Editing: Cropped to get a closer look at the bottle

 

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I LOVE these pictures @itsfi ! You killed it! 😍

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Awww, thank you @Saradestin! These were the shots that started a seasonal theme with travel size sprays. 😃

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Perfect seasonal photos!! @itsfi Beautiful!

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Thank you @sister13! So much easier to find warm and cozy props for the fall and winter fragrances.

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These are excellent photographs @itsfi 

You have a great eye for taking pictures. I love your backdrop, the way you placed you props and the product. It's a beautiful vibe 😃

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Thank you @CynthieLu! Cozy vibes for some cool weather scents! 🧣 

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Beautiful photos @itsfi  Your props go so well with the holidays and fall theme.

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Thank you @fatimamummy! I was pleased how well the props worked out for fit and function - the clothing props were a functional and aesthetically appealing way to keep the rollerballs from rolling off the table. 

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These are very appealing photos, @itsfi !

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Thank you @tsavorite! Always fun to photograph these beauties. 📷 

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@itsfi I love the backgrounds that you chose!

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@CookieGirl1, thank you. I’m all for using what I have readily available to me or repurposing things for props. 

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@itsfi  Wow! You are a pro!!! 

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@ather, thank you. You’re always so kind. 🥰 I really feel that being active on this thread has taught me so much and helped to refine the way I approach taking photos. So thankful for these opportunities to learn. 

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Your pics are so amazing @itsfi and I learn so much from all you guys! 💞

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