Friday, April 16, 2010

Pinup is the way to go..








So what do you think? Not too bad. Of course I am not fully satisfied with my beginner skills, but that only makes me so much determined to execute this! I am very excited to share some of these photos with you and ask for some feedback.

Not only did I have amazing models (The blond-http://stephanieanncook.carbonmade.com/) and C-KO (The brunette-http://www.c-ko.org/) I had a wonderful instructor, Bobby Deal. (http://www.vegasvisionstudios.com/) Stephanie was the model from my first photoshoot as a photographer. She is just so sweet and reliable. If you ever are in Vegas and need a model, she is the one to go to!! As for C-KO, it was my first time with her. She is everything! Stylist, make-up, hair, model, body paint, wardrobe, you name it. Check out both of these girls, they have outstanding portfolios!

As for me. I did my homework this shoot. I pulled up images and tried to read the history. Interesting stuff. And Pinup is such a simple shoot. But its not! If you take a look back at actual pinup photos, they are plain. One prop usually while in a costume or a sexy outfit. Its the poses and animation is what makes it. THE FOCUS IS THE MODEL! I know I am not a GURU in this field, but this is what I have learned. And I am sharing it.

I seriously want everyone to get something out of this. GO OUT AND DO IT! I have wanted to be a photographer for quite some time just never got up and did it! Same with make up. THE MAC COUNTER SCARED ME!!!! But I just went for the interview anyway. YOU DO YOU! I thought my life was never gonna start after I had kids. I knew it would take a minute to get back to "MARISSA" but after having twins, I thought I was DONE-ZO. Not the case. I am the proof! You only have one life to live. Go make the best out of it please!

12 comments:

  1. Im a single mom and it is hard to think there is something out there for us but I just want to say thank you because of you I am inspired to be a better version of myself. I know if I can put my heart into something I can achieve glory. Thanks Mamas!!

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  2. I loooove your work! I'm also a part-time aspiring photographer. And just some pointers that I've learned from my classes would be that when you're working with lighting or flash, you should be conscious of the shadow your subject makes. But other than that girlfriend, you've got it going onnn

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  3. Pin-Up is just beautiful. I think it looks good on everyone. My daughter is in High School and it's the new trend. Red lips, eyeliner, and hair. The girls look pretty! I love all the old vintage pin-up art.

    Your doing great work. A true inspirations to all moms.

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  4. i love this pictures, if u dont mind me asking what kind of lens are you using??

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  5. I am just using a canon rebel with the stock lens!! Its not even anything fancy! ofcourse I have to be a hundred feet away to get that one close up shot, but it works... Bobby is gonna go over some lenses that I should purchase. i need GLASS!!

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  6. Wow Marissa you hit on point because I'm going through that whole OMG I'm 25 and I have a 5 yr old and going through a divorce forget it my life is over. I stayed with my husband cuz I felt my body and life is ruined but it's not its just beginning. I need to find enjoyment....luv ya girl

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  7. Girl you'll go far with photography. The Pictures were gorgeous & i believe in you so much. Your such a big inspiration to SO MANY Women & young girls out there. Your confidence for your Passion in makeup & Photography is what i believe will make you successful and it's what inspires us all. I Personally took to heart the last paragraph in this post, because i'm expecting a baby girl & i always have my doubts about doing hair or makeup because i'm gonna have a child but you inspire me so much that i can be a mommy & yet achieve my dreams & i'm sure it goes for all Mommy's out there.

    We love you Marissa! :)

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  8. Itslehhh- you almost made me cry!!! Im so glad that I can reach out to some of you on a different level! its very empowering! ITs gets me on that girl power/sister,sister mode! Thank you for that comment!

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  9. Hey Marissa! KUMUSTA! You are so INSPIRING! I love your videos and your blog. Since become a teen mom at the age of 17 it was a daunting experience at the time but now at 31 I can look back and realize that LIFE IS WHAT I MAKE OF IT. My 13 year old daughter is the greatest blessing! I am currently pursuing a nursing degree and dabbling in photography. I always look forward to seeing your new blog content and videos. Good luck with all your endeavors and keep it moving!

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  10. ZIBACHI! Thank you so much for that comment! I am so excited for women who pick themselves up and just continue with life. Its seriously amazing. Women have such a difficult life and do not get recognition for it. Especially being a young mother! I am proud of you and good luck with everything!

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  11. I love reading your blog and when I found out that you were doing videos again I was thrilled!

    I know in some of your past comments you mentioned you are using a Canon Rebel and there are different models. Do you mind sharing the model or something more specific, so I know which one you have? I just recently purchased the Nikon D5000 but was aiming for the D90. I need something I can use on a daily basis and the D90 is a heavy bad boy. Your pictures are incredible and makes me reconsider my purchase. :( Share the info girl. :)

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  12. your so Beautiful Marissa inside and Out. Thanks for being such a Sweet Heart! ur an awesome gal with a great Creative soul! thanks for being you :)

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