Monday, July 12, 2010

We're GROWING!


The first Silly Girls United event was a success and we're GROWING! 
We've had a makeover and now have a new name.
Go see!

Friday, July 9, 2010

United Upload Day!

Images are appearing over on the Silly Girls United facebook page! Go take a look and leave comments! It's very exciting!

If you have images to share leave me a comment on the page and I'll add you as Admin. Once your images are uploaded remove yourself as Admin so you can comment under your own name or there'll be a bunch of us commenting under the same name.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Silly Tips

* If you're wearing make-up as part of your costume over do it so the camera can catch it.

* Play some music. Loosen up with a dance party.

* Don't be shy. You're there because you want to be.

* If you find yourself stage struck sing your fave song in your head.

* Be confident in your picture taking. You probably won't realise at the time but the pictures you're taking are awesome!

* It's digital. Snap away!

* Experiment: Stand on something and look down on your subject.

* Don't just focus on their face. Look for details. Feet. Jewellery.

* When all else fails, jump! Jumping pictures are always cool.

* Feeling tense? Laugh. Fake laughing makes you really laugh and when you laugh you're gorgeous.

* If you're going to make sound effects ie. pretending to shoot a lazer gun or pretending to be a lion. Commit. Make the sounds and make them loud.

* The camera catches how beautiful you are but if you're carrying tension it catches that too. Don't clench your jaw or square your shoulders. Shake it out.

* When you're the photographer don't be scared to get in close to your subject. Get in their face.

* When having close ups taken don't be scared. Look into the lens and find your reflection. Play with it.

* Ask your group for ideas. Give suggestions.

* There are free editing programs you can use. I recommend picnik.


Do you have any tips to add? Leave it in the comment box and we'll add it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Link-Up Site

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Official date!

Silly Girls EXTRAVAGANZA!

Voting ends this Friday for the official theme of our photo shoots. The official photo shoots will take place on the weekend of July 10th. We decided to go with a weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) because we know everyone has obligations that can't just be abandoned. We'd like for your pictures to be added to the new Official Silly Girls United group on facebook - there wasn't a way for you to upload your pictures into albums on the other page so I created this one. You have to "like" it so I can add you as admin and therefore upload your images into albums.

We want to keep uploads organised. I'll explain how we'll do that closer to the time (it'll be easy).

Because the Official shoot date is a few weeks away we want to give you the chance to do a warm up shoot on the weekend of July 4th! Lots of us will be travelling and spending that weekend with family, which is perrrrfect! If you do choose to warm-up don't tell us the theme you're doing. I want to guess it when I see the pictures ;)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pity Party

Secret Agent


Think:
Emma Peel - Avengers
Cinnamon Carter -  Mission Impossible
Nancy Drew

Jungle

Think:
Junglebook
Tarzan

You obviously don't have to be scantily clad - you could even be a jungle animal if you wanted.

Stripes and Polka dots

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Theme Idea: 40's detectives/reporters

Love everything about Gwyneth Paltrow's look in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow." Film Costuming by Kevin Conran.

Love the side-lighting and soft-focus.

Idea added by Megan.

Friday, May 28, 2010

How it works...

You have no idea how excited we are to have so many people interested in our Silly Girls United event! Here's some information about what we do, for those of you who have never heard about us until now.

The basic idea is that we will pick a theme for a photo shoot and a day or week to do it within. You'll have to organise what time/day is best with the other girls. If that doesn't work you can create a new group so you can still be a part of it, we really want you to be a part of it.

Girls will gather in groups and dress up to fit the chosen theme. We find that part of the fun is getting ready and prepared for the photo shoot together, we share all our props and make-up to help each girl have a complete look. If there's someone in the group comfortable enough to have their home over run with silly, laughing girls that can be where you meet.

Then we go to our location - sometimes there's an impromptu dance party in the car park before hand to get everyone silly ;) The location is sometimes in the middle of nowhere or closer to home, or AT home. Sometimes there are other people out doing their thing and we're dressed up and laughing and they don't know what's hit them! It's fun for everyone!

Everyone dresses up, including the one with the camera. Not only is this a lesson on being more confident and an opportunity to make new friends but it's a chance to learn a new creative outlet. Photography. Take your camera and join in. If there's someone there with a really nice camera maybe she'll show you how to use it and you can take her picture.

Once the photo shoot is over you can all hang out some more or go your separate ways. The day will have to end eventually, sadly. You'll then have the images on your camera to look through and share with us. This is the part that makes me REALLY excited! I'm so excited to see how the theme is interpreted and what you all wear and how much fun you have.

You can edit your pictures or post them straight from your camera. There are free programs out there that you can play with to add a little zing to your pics. I'll post some links for them later.

Then, I'll create a folder for each group of Silly Girls in our facebook group to add their images to and we'll all look at them and then hopefully you'll have had so much fun you'll want to do it again the next week with even more girls :)

And that is how this is going to work.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Silly Girls United: Flyer!

Take the flyer and post it on your blog, facebook, twitter etc... The more girls involved in this the more exciting it's going to be! Don't be shy!

See Megan's latest shoot here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Silly Girls UNITE!



We created a new Silly Girls Photography group on Facebook. The other one was a bit like a garden that needed serious weeding and well, I'm not really that good at gardening...

To get the ball rolling we're planning on doing a Silly Girls United photo shoot. Date and theme will be announced later and all groups of Silly Girls will have their photo shoot on the same day and we'll all post the outcome on the Silly Girls Photography page. It doesn't matter if all you have is a little point and shoot camera, be confident. Confidence is key. It doesn't matter if you don't have some super complicated editing software, the intergalactic net is on your side! (free editing awesomeness here) I can extinguish any other excuses you have too. Try me. What this comes down to is if you want to do it or not. If you're confident enough. If it's a hard choice for you to make, trust me, you'll benefit the most. And PS. It's FUN!

Everyone we take pictures of will say something wacky like, "I have a big bum", "I'm not thin enough", "I have a pimple" but you don't see that when you look at the pictures. You're not alone in your insecurities and we're not the only ones who think you're beautiful. Let us show you!

For now we're looking to see who will step up to the plate (is that a baseball reference?) and take on the challenge of being a Silly Girl and spread the word of what we stand for! What do we stand for, you ask!? Take a look at our little mission statement on the sidebar there ---->

It's a fact that once you take part in one of these photo shoots you will become more confident, you'll make new friends, you'll discover something new about yourself. You'll love it! All of that is scientifically proven by the science of Awesome!

Basically it's time to start showing everyone those poses you've been doing in the mirror for the last 20-odd years.

---Laura



SO! Are you in or are you out? What theme ideas do you have?
Have you taken part in one of our shoots before? Tell us your experience.







edit:
Girls interested so far in:
Oregon,
Washington,
California,
Hawaii,
Utah,
Scotland,
England
The list is growing up in the top left hand corner, take a look!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lori has a plan!

Be silly with her in Rexburg

Monday, May 3, 2010

Megan has a plan...

Be silly with her. 
Details here.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Theme: Flamenco




Black and red
Polka dots
Smokey eyes
Red lips
Side parted hair
Pin curls
Ruffles
Sexy and confident

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Theme: 60's mod

Theme: Lula

I came across these images here and fell in love with the colours and attitude of them. Check it out, there's a lot more.