Theres been a lot of problems since I updated my URL. I think a lot of people who followed my blog before I updated it can not see my posts on their "Google Reader". If that is the case, please refollow me ): Sorry for the inconvenience! But anywho, this week has been fairly rough with midterms (again) and preparing for the Cherry Blossom festival at my work! I work at a purikura store and its the funnest place ever!
Today, I would like to touch upon why I like flash on point and shoot cameras and when is the proper occasion to use it. I just felt the need to explain myself on why I hate natural lighting because I have been getting questions from my friends on what type of lighting I prefer.
Now I would like to explain why I use flash for all my photos. THIS PHOTO ABOVE is the reason. When I don't use flash, my features get so cartoony (especially with my make-up!) that it looks like I photoshopped the fuck out of it. I assure you, I do not photoshop anything other than the lighting on my photos. I actually got a lot of shit from it before (thus, I feel the need to explain myself). Sometimes I contemplate about photoshopping my eyes smaller so I can look more normal ): ... If you don't believe me you can look at my twitpics. I can't photoshop those since I update it with my phone. You can even look at my twitter to see which ones I've updated with my phone, and which ones I've updated via web. (I actually knew girls who used to post photos after they photoshopped the shit out of it onto twitter which totally defeats the point of using twitter). Anyways if you are still in disbelief, look up the exif data.
The outfit I wore today. Pretty casual for school (thats not a scarf its a whole shirt btw! Pretty cool huh?) Now if i take photos outdoors, I prefer natural lighting a lot more... But given the option and a professional lighting crew, I would never use natural lighting... Unless I had a bunch of mirrors or reflectors.
A photo with flash. I think I look so much more normal here. (hehe red nose sniffles allergies) So overall what do I look like IRL? I actually look like neither photos. I look more inbetween the photo with flash and the photo with natural lighting.
Now when to use flash -- In a club (LOL), at night, when there is sun behind you (VERY IMPORTANT), when you wear a shitload of make-up.
In short, if you don't have a lot of make-up on, do NOT use flash. If you have a crapload of make-up on, use flash. I will probably be uploading a tutorial later on about photography lighting (glamour, dramatic) on camera + off camera with a dSLR when this month is over -cries-.
Moving on, I have been eating out a lot lately! Here is some hipster food porn.
We got free salad at this European-Japanese restaurant!
I got curry! It was so good but I was too fat. Could not finish.
Shirley got HAMBAGAHHH steak. Its just Japanese hamburger steak with toast + potatoes + etc.
Cherry blossoms near my work place
Flowers for my deceased relatives. I took one home.
My dog being a BAMF
Went out to eat Pho today. Aaron's thai iced tea.
Papaya salad -- it tasted like shit.
Some spring rolls with our pho.
I just felt the need to give a short update because I'm pretty sure I'm going to be so busy this month, my blog might feel a bit neglected.
BUTTT next time, I'm gonna update on my MAC haul my friend got me & some make-up goodies Shirley gave me! I love my friends :3
Until Next Time,