You can see that my hair was also still wet. This set was shot in 2012. I was experimenting with yoga looks, office looks, and makeup, with Tribal Fusion. Like I have mentioned often previously before, I'm an artist, and I often experiment with all kinds of things.
I don't always like my hair up, because I feel it unflatters my face, and prefer my hair to frame my face which you can see how my long bangs are left draping to frame my face.
Even when I try to set up the situations to increase the probability of something like what I was intending to get, something entirely different can occur. It pulls me FAR OUT of my comfort zone, since I'd, by nature, prefer to have total control, this forces me in the other direction. Many interesting frames can show up completely by accident, which is what you would want. You can learn just as much from a bad shot than a good one, and yet still be subject to randomness, or other times expect randomness and get all the same. A TOTAL SURPRISE. I'm actually NOT a "spontaneous person" I'd rather things to be more practical, so long as they are NOT BORING and MUNDANE and lack spirit & life... however, I also don't care for persons whom profess to be a "spontaneous person" as I find them to lack responsibilities, accountability, consistency, maturity, and scruples and are often fickle. I like a balance, and a variety.
I also tend to think of myself as an Earthy person with my feet firmly on the ground, but my mind often in the clouds, and at at times I can just abruptly be like the wind... living like the wind just isn't my total ideal, however. I like permanence with the option to move about, and return. Also, in my artwork (my drawings especially) I often incorporate wind, wind swept hair & clothing, as well as animals with wings, or that fly.... If you want to see a sample of some you can check my art blogs, or my DeviantArt gallery. (The links should be in the side bar)
There is a variety of these. I think I shot these around anywhere from February-May in 2012. We'd had warm and cold days, and then a warm spell... I think these were more around March-May because I recall their being flowers popping up outside. I had a few other days in which I experimented with similar styles, but with different makeup.
So, naturally, I was nonplussed when those calling themselves to be pro photographers, with credentials, or even avid hobby photographers would ask me how I always got this style... It seemed obvious to me that I not only used a filter, and proverbially the oldest tricks in the book, but also an adapter... I can just tell by looking at it. Couldn't they??? How does a pro photographer NOT KNOW the gradient filters??? I still see them used in television and films, altho' mostly in older content. But, what can I say? people become bedazzled by digital technology and forget themselves...
No offense, but editing EVERYTHING in a graphic software program takes the JOY out of Photography for me.
Surely, I do use it... but I also mostly use it for art & graphics... and YES, I have used it for touch-ups, and playing around with HDR and tone-mapping bracketed sets.... But, WHY would I waste ALL OF MY TIME on editing my photos when I could try or challenge myself to getting better shots/frames WHEN I SHOOT THEM? To me, a simple gradient filter is a time saver, and also affects & effects the mood.
All of these photos are untouched, uncompressed, shot on RAW, and you will be able to see every flaw in them.
Ever since I persistently started intentionally, stubbornly, and frequently began shooting with my gradient filters, most especially my orange one, but also my blue one, and also publishing them to my Photography blog, Deviant Art, and Flickr and even submitting my photography of the many sites in Greater Philadelphia and Greater Boston, as well as in Deleware and New Jersey to weather apps, and other online social media starting in 2012 I've noticed an uptick in photographers actually USING gradient filters.
And, even the snobby pro photographers have made trips to Philly just to try shooting the things I did, and even used the SAME kinds of blue or orange gradient filters.
But, that's what I like about art. You can do something, and people can or will like it, maybe not right away, but eventually someone might, and then it can inspire people, even if it's slowly, over time.
Well, if you were, perhaps interested in getting an Orange Gradient filter for your DSLR camera, perhaps you might be courteous enough to klick one of the links I've provided and help a girl out to make a few pennies. I'd appreciate it, and so would the sellers, and Amazon for your business.
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I do have MORE of these photos from this set, and also a variety of them with or without filters, and differences in my hair, etc. Expect to see more of that.