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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge- Year 2

June- What you see vs. what I see- These are super fun things for photographers to share. Sometimes it is mindblowing! I'll update with images soon. Had a accident at work and it hurt one of my eyes. But anyways! What they like to do is take an image, like what a parent would take at their kids shoot (behind the scenes) or what is called a pullback. A pullback is where you show the whole area around where you are taking the picture. And then you compare the pullback vs what you actually captured. For now you can Google this phrase- what you see vs what i see photography and look at the images to get an idea of what the theme this month is. 

 

I was originally going to do another theme but with it not being as hot as July gets I figured best to do this one, in case anyone wants to try outdoor things! These are really fun to do because they make you think about your surroundings. From people portraits to landscapes and everything in between. You can take incredible images no matter where you are! One of my mentors recently captured senior images at a line of bushes on the outside of a small park/car chop shop and you never would have guessed it with how amazing they looked.

 

Your challenge this month is to think outside of the box, unless you are already doing that! Show your behind the scene (bts)/pullback and your final image. 

 

 

 

What a great first year we had!! Even if I dropped the ball sometimes! I decided to change things up this year with the themes. They will be a little more challenging this year.

 

 

2023-

April- DOF 2 images.

May- Flash/Artificial Light.

June- What you see vs. What I see

 

2022 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 ๐Ÿ˜ผ 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 

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This was a photo I posted to the hauls thread a few weeks ago. I liked how the light reflected off the product. 

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Photo Details

Spoiler

Product:

Victoria Beckham Beauty Reflect Highlighter Stick - Pearl

Camera:

iPhone X

Background:

Table top

Prop(s):

Product box

Other Material:

None

Lighting:

Natural; window to the right of the product. About 90 minutes before sunset.

Editing:

Rotated photo so that itโ€™s upright and cropped.

 

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Love this @itsfi ! Gorg. 

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Thank you @Sunnysmom! The highlighter stick and sunlight did all the work, really. Loving this VBB highlighter stick - it truly does โ€œreflectโ€ the light. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ That was really noticeable based on your swatch of it compared to mine on other threads. However the light catches it produces a pretty highlight but itโ€™s fun that it reflects differently depending on how the light hits it. 

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Def true @itsfi ! Sheโ€™s a sneaky little one, this Reflect! ๐Ÿคฉ

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@Sunnysmom๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@itsfi ,

The reflected light is beautiful!   Good capture!

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Thank you @tsavorite! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I lucked out! Which is sometimes how it goes, isnโ€™t it? 

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Such a beautiful photo @itsfi ! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Thank you @Saradestin๐Ÿ˜ I'm slowly getting in some time to take photos - it's a nice creative outlet for me. 

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Very pretty, @itsfi ! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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Thank you @Titian06๐Ÿ˜ It's been a lot of fun for me to see everyone's photos and to try different techniques.

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@itsfi This is really pretty! I also love the light reflection!

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Thank you so much @Samtian๐Ÿ’– I really do find lighting to be so important for me when it comes to my own shots. 

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July is highlighter month! It's been a super busy non-stop month for me, mom had surgery and I have been taking care of her, work, work work, sickness, and more editing ha! I am hoping to get a few done in the next week or so!

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Thinking about you @Samtian ! ๐Ÿ’ž

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@Sunnysmom Thank you!

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PS @Samtian , Iโ€™m working on some shots for highlighters , itโ€™s so tricky! Send help!! Lol lol 

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@Sunnysmom haha good luck! I'm going to do some tomorrow!

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@Samtian ,

I hope that your Mom is doing better.  Recovering from surgery can be very hard.  I hope that everything gets better soon for you both!

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@tsavorite Thank you!!

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Oh no @Samtian ! I am so sorry. I hope your mom fully recovers very soon and you get to have some time off to relax!!

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