New apartment

Last week I moved in with my sister and her roommate in Urbana. I've done a shoot with Lane and Tori in the apartment before and it went well. Even though it's not a huge space to work with the windows let in some really great light. 

First off we have a fun little Before and After of sorts.  

I took the pictures of Lane while I was outside on the balcony. The lines on the sides of the images are the wall and the edge of the sliding door.

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Although the right image was taken about an hour later, with my iPhone, and sans pose there isn't much else that is different with these images. Just a few camera/Photoshop tricks and a good camera, and we can pretend that we are in a much more luxurious space.

Next, we have the other favorites I got from that space.  

If you've ever heard of Sue Bryce then you might see some of her influence here.

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The last picture above I love. Except that unfortunate line. It's not even really fixable which frustrates me because I hardly ever have to admit defeat when it comes to image manipulation. If I remove the line it's problematic because the color above and below are actually quite different.

I still think it's fantastic. I don't usually shoot through glass, and I was worried that you would be able to see the other apartments behind me in the reflection. 

Last, would it really be a blog post by me if I didn't include one of my traditional before and afters? 

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I had a few new things to edit this time. She's wearing false lashes (because I got some in my ipsy this month), and they weren't applied properly. So, they go up on the inside corners. It gives her a sort of worried look. Painted over that to fix it. Painting is my last resort. I like to manipulate images with content currently in them. Like with the nail polish I just added polish from the unchipped nails.  Also, with skin I take texture and color from near the blemishes/discoloration to fix them. However, worst case scenario I will find a color I like and draw on the image to get whatever I need.