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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Hello! February's Challenge!! Drumroll please...Candles/Wax Melts/ Diffusers etc! 

 

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

February- Candles/Wax Melts/ Diffusers

 

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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Awww, thank you @fatimamummy. 😊 Appreciate so much your kind words. I had to move my set up more than a few times away from the indoor light source. I’m sure there’s an easier way than trial and error. Hahaha! Another reason I prefer shooting with natural lighting. 

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@itsfi I love how you've done all the seasons! I really like how Summer turned out!

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Thank you @Samtian! This month’s photo challenge again offered some valuable lessons learned and some inspiration for future photo shoots! ♥️

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Both pictures are lovely, @itsfi !  The Nest photo is focused on the bottle, even the background colors coordinate with the label.  The Floral Street photo has great atmospheric props so you know the intent is a summery feel.  I like both! 🙂

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You are so kind @Titian06! Thank you! 😃 I may try to give the Wild Poppy scent another go, maybe in the spring or if I get my hands on a stem or two of poppies. I’m happy with how the Sunflower Pop photo came out. It’s one of the few times when what I was thinking in my head turned out well on film. 😆 

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Love these spring vibes @itsfi !!! I love the sunflower scent as well!

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@Kim888, the scent is so cheerful! 💛 It’ll be a staple in my collection for years to come! 

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@itsfi ,

I like both photos.  The Nest bottle is the star of the show in the top photo.  It has its own interesting color scheme.

 

The second photo has really good balance.   I'm in love with the sunflower in this photo, but the white summery fabric, the other greenery, and the denim are great touches. It really works!

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Thank you @tsavorite! I love sunflowers🌻 and had an arrangement that needed to be trimmed so I grabbed a stem and some filler for a quick shot! 📷 

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@itsfi , Why do we love sunflowers so much?  🌻  

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Who doesn’t love a bit of sunshine @tsavorite?!

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You guys are all killing it so far! I have a really cool idea I saw for this month, I just need to find a few more pieces and make sure I have the equipment. It'll be posted late but I am so excited for it.

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Ooooh, I can't wait to see your photo @Samtian📷 Super excited!! 😁

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@itsfi Thank you! I'm going to try it today.

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Yaaaay @Samtian! Excited. I have a few photos I meant to post last night (but fell asleep before I got around to it) and will try to get them up after work today. 

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When you can’t decide which one to pick, dump them all. 

some times good light and shadows are all we need. Photos taken with Canon T7

 

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Simple but amazing at the same time @fatimamummy 

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I'm so happy you included all these shots @fatimamummy! I definitely see the challenge with picking just one. The look and feel (and that lighting!!! 😍) on that last photo is beautiful!

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@fatimamummy Gorgeous! Definitely dump them all! I'm loving that first one so much!

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So beautiful! I really like Ellis Brooklyn, but I haven’t tried Super Amber yet. I’ll have to add to my list to try to find in person, but this one must not be often in stores or

I would surely have smelled it by now because I love ambers. @fatimamummy 

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So beautiful! I really like Ellis Brooklyn, but I haven’t tried Super Amber yet. I’ll have to add to my list to try to find in person, but this one must not be often in stores or

I would surely have smelled it by now because I love ambers. @fatimamummy 

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