Thursday, July 25, 2013

I Need Photographing Lessons!

Seriously! I just tried the fan brush technique and for a first timer I actually think it turned out really cool - expressionist style, know what I mean?

But then when I got to photographing it... phew! 
I don't know it it's my skin tone that is just too tanned and turns out yellowy in pictures, or if I'm using too much daylight or maybe the sun is just gettin yellower lately!

-.-'

Anyway, just so you see how bad it was, I actually took two sets of photos! 
Any tips or solutions, tricks or tutorials you might have, please do share! ;)

But check out the mani before that:





Have you ever used this technique? I finally got me a fan brush and pretty things just happened :)





I went with a perly white base colour: Bellaoggi Pearl White No.08.
I then took a black polish - started with the darker shade first - Jade Rose No.61, and then used a dark neon blue - Jade Rose No.64.





I then picked up yellow (Perfect Lady No.31), neon pink (Jade Rose No.68) and some lime green (Inglot No.954) to top the darker colours :)





Here's an up close of the thumb and the start of the second set of photos.





I can't tell which look better: if the sunny photos or the ones in the shade :/
I don't think any of them look good! haha -.-'





And I need to learn how to do those fancy macro shots with only some of the nails sharp and the rest blurry!
I want to upgrade my photo style! Oh yeah!
Gotta go do some research ;)



So, if you've got any tips, do share and let me know meanwhile what you think of this simple mani ;)
I'll be back!!! hehehe


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

21 comments:

  1. This manicure looks great! I got a set of nail art brushes that included a fan brush so I'll have to try this technique out too :) I'm a newbie to taking photos too so sometimes my lighting gets weird as well.

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    1. Lisa, do try it! I'd love to see it!
      The fan brush really makes for a fun technique and it's amazing the number of layers you can get without the nail ending up too thick ;)

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  2. haha! "sun getting yellower" lol
    I know what you mean! but loooove these pictures :)

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    1. Awww, you're really too sweet :)
      And I'm glad to know I'm not alone in this ;)

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  3. I think it's not simple mani. Love it :)
    P.S. Sunny photos are so good ^.^

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    1. Irmak, you're always so sweet! Thank you, hun! :)

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  4. It's a great manicure. About the pictures: you could set the white balance and reduce the saturation a little.

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    1. I do have to check how to work all those things in my camera! Thank you, sweetie, for your nice comment and for the photo tip ;)

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  5. Will have to try the technique! I think you've done it very well.

    About photos, you should have a reference, white or black, or best of all a gray card. Take a photo in the same light as your nail photo. Then you can use it to set the color temperature in Camera Raw. It is easiest to work with RAW-format (if that is possible with your camera), but jpeg can be done as well.

    Probably you need to set down the red in saturation and luminance for the skin tone. And you can decrease the contrast, skin usually looks best with softer contrast.

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    1. Thank you, Camille! :) So happy you liked it - would love to see your mani :)
      And, most of all, thank you for a really cool and awesomely detailed tip! I'll try to work it out! Thank you so, so much :D

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love how certain patches have certain colours coming through more than others... very watercolour-y!

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    1. Yey! So glad you liked it, Katherine, and it's kind of watercolour-y indeed! ;)
      Thank you for such a sweet comment :)

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  7. This is very beautiful! Your nails look like a glaze! Especially in two first photos. Great job!

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    1. Awww, thank you sweetie! This topcoat I'm using is really shiny heheh ;)

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  8. The pictures look fine to me. And that nail art looks spectacular!

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    1. You're just really nice! Thank you, darling! :))

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  9. não faço ideia de qual técnica é esta para as unhas ficarem assim, mas fica super giro!

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    1. Pesquisa por «Fan Brush Nails» ;)

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  10. Oh I love this technique! I have done it only once, but I think I gotta do it again! And your photos are really fine <3 Don't worry about it. If you wanna achieve the blurred background technique use the macro settings with low aperture (e.g f 3.5 or 2.0)

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    1. I have to try it again also and make it neater ;)
      As for the photos, thanks for the tips sweetie - just gotta find out how to work that out in my camera hahaha :D

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