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!


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

Emma Peel - Avengers
Cinnamon Carter -  Mission Impossible
Nancy Drew



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.