Monday, July 30

Photo Update!

 

Just a short update with some photos over the past few months. I've been so caught up with Hysteric Me that I collected all these photos like some sort of hoarder-hermit and I completely forgot to post them up! They are actually most up everywhere else but my blog. Whoops!! But here are some adventure photos. A new video will be up on le YouTube tonight so stay tuned :> I'm aiming to do videos every week so let's see how that goes! 


DAMN LOOK AT THAT JEWELRYYY OH HO HO. If you haven't seen yet, I'm doing a giveaway on Hysteric Me's Tumblr, Facebook, and my personal Youtube! So check that out :)

Until Next Time,
Cristina

Wednesday, July 25

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY WTFBBQ?!?

WHOA HOLD ON COWBOY... WHAT IS THIS?!?

So I am hosting another giveaway but this time it is for HystericMe.com. You don't need to be my follower for this one (though it would be nice... if you were... oh ho ho... ho.) YOU HAVE THREE CHANCES TO WIN!

BUT HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!



The prize:
We are giving you THREE chances to win jewelry from HystericMe.com. The winner will receive any piece of jewelry of their choice from HystericMe.com. Open for all residents of Earth.

How to enter:
1. Like our FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/HystericMe and like or comment on whichever piece of Jewelry you think is badass. If you like 'em all! Comment on 'em/Like 'em all!
2. Follow us on Tumblr http://hystericme.tumblr.com and like/reblog this post. You can reblog once a day.
3. Follow http://youtube.com/hystericbynature for promotional material and comment/like our Epic Jewelry video. You can comment with whatever you want (even your favorite dinosaur!)

How we will pick our three winners!
1. We will pick this winner through the likes and comments in our image gallery randomly.
2. We will pick this winner through our notes randomly.
3. We will pick this winner through the comments of our video randomly.
We will check all entries thoroughly. Giveaway Ends August 25th. Don't forget to visit http://hystericme.com for some badass jewelry. Good luck and stay classy!

Until Next Time,
Cristina

Tuesday, July 24

New EPIC Video and... WEBSHOP?!? HystericMe

Remember a month or so ago when I made these ridiculous promises of new videos and more blogposts? I'm pretty sure that a ton of you guys went WTF YOU POST FOUR TIMES THEN DISAPPEAR FOREVER AGAIN! So I've been pretty good at keeping things under wraps and never exposing a single detail of my project. It is because I don't want to hype you guys up without a final product. In all actuality, I've been working my butt off making... dun dun dunnn. MAH WEBSHOP! -- hystericme.com



When I was ha... ha... unable to perform my normal tasks during my weeks of idleness, I came to realize that a took a lot of stuff for granted. So I did something crazy and I put all my time and energy in making a legit ass webshop. This is no ordinary webshop. I personally chose this selection of jewelry to reflect my style. It's my baby to say the least. And since I am so sure that this is the best thing since sliced bread, I am giving everyone free shipping. For. Ever. AND FREE EXCHANGES. Wait... Hold up. WHAT?!? 


Yes. I will pay for the shipping to exchange your jewelry if you are unsatisfied (within the continental 48 states).  Also, I made a legit video for this webshop (in addition to taking all the photos). I think this is my best video yet but you can judge for yourself! It took a painstaking two and a half days to film and three days to edit (all for that 1.5 minutes but it was so worth it!) (PS. FOLLOW MY NEW YOUTUBE! http://youtube.com/hystericbynature)



So here is my video. Don't forget to check out all the delicious jewelry at http://hystericme.com and to like our FB page! http://www.facebook.com/HystericMe. I will be hosting a crazy giveaway with Hysteric Me soon so STAY TUNED!!! Also, since I have launched this project I will try to reach one video a week. Crazy I know that is why there is an emphasis on the try haha.

Until Next Time,
Cristina

Wednesday, July 18

I HAVE A NEW BACKPACK

 
 


Okay yeah laugh all you want but I GOT A NEW BACKPACK... which means that I can bring my camera out everywhere! The problem with me and a purse is that I have no motivation to bring my camera out and take photos since its extremely heavy and such a hassle to put it back into its bag. But now that I have a backpack I am more inclined to film and take photos outside since it has a flippin CAMERA COMPARTMENT. I CAN ALSO BRING MY MACBOOK OUT NOWWWW!! AND HAVE HANDS TO SLAP THE AIR AROUND. Maybe I'm getting old but this is very exciting for me!

Anyways just a short update for you all. I have something very excited coming up at the end of this week/early this week and after that I will start catching up on my blogs and responding to comments bawwwww! (Which probably means an entry a day). AND ALSO I AM GOING TO RETURN TO YOUTUBE AFTER THIS WEEK. And it will be epic!!! But for now, enjoy these nicely lit, dorky photos of me with my backpack HAHA.

Until Next Time,
Cristina

P.S. okay yeah I realized I forgot to include a photo of mah backpack so HERE IT IS! The camera compartment slot is in the back so there's a less likelihood of theft? I don't know about theft but its pretty convenient!

Friday, July 6

Make Your Iphone Photos Suck Less -- The apps I use

If you are reading this, your iPhone photos probably suck. LOL JK. Okay, maybe they don't but you are just really interested in what apps I use. Not gonna be modest at all, I am godly at editing iPhone photos. I've always really liked taking something that looks like a piece of shit (like a ghetto camera photo), then making it look a bajillion times better. Now before we get started I want to cover some basics. This isn't a tutorial on how to make yourself look like a model or a list of apps shrinks your belly and elongates your nose. I can't fix that, sorry. Also, to get a good photo you first need a good composition... which usually means you have to use the good side of your camera and not the camwhore side. Yeah yeah, sucks but the inside camera has SO MUCH NOISE, that it is virtually impossible to make anything look decent. Anyways, now that we've gotten the introduction over with I'll let you know my favorite apps, and some apps I used to use that suck.


1. Big Lens


I don't use this app as much anymore (though writing this tutorial I have a newfound appreciation for it) because there are actually a lot of problems with the control of bokeh. Its fairly easy to use and what you do is "mask" the area you want to be sharp. The cool thing about this app is that you can choose what type of bokeh you want and the aperture. Be careful though because anything after 2.8 is extremely artificial looking. Its actually quite fricking hard to use this app because you have to take a long time to mask everything perfectly. Also, to get a lot of bokeh, you need a lot of contrast in the background (lights and darks especially). However, this app is probably the best bokeh app out there because its not placing a photo screened ontop of your photo.

Samples:

(before & after)



2. Phoster


SWEET JESUS THIS APP IS AMAZING. I rarely use it since I don't have anyone to send all these cool posters to but this is seriously the height of hipster-dom. The typography and graphics are flipping awesome to say the least. Make all your photos look like a band poster or art show opening poster. The only problem I have is that it is hard to customize where the text goes. But all in all this is great for sending out invitations. You can customize what type of paper its "printed" on as well and you know that coffee stain adds so much authenticity to your poster.

Samples:


3. 樂画Cute


This is the king of purikura apps. I'm not a fan of most purikura apps because they have this artificial look to them. Maybe it's because I've worked at a purikura store for three and a half years, but I want the REAL DEAL... and trust me this is the real deal. There are rolling stamps, pens, regular stamps, engrish phrases, EVERYTHING! Even the opacity and glow of certain stamps are PERFECT. The only bad part of this app is that it lags and is generally slow at saving. But maybe, I'm just impatient. It is a bit pricey and the first pack you get kind of sucks but well worth the money in my book.

4. Picfx


Last app is the really lazy fake bokeh app. The filters on this are a hit and miss but... mostly a miss but I use this app solely for the bokeh when I'm uber lazy. What is horrible is that this app crops all your photos to a square. I'm guessing its made for instagram but come on... Simplest App to use, shitty filters, great bokeh. There's also these galaxy filters that I was jizzing my pants over before I realized that they gave a disgusting contrast to everything
 
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Apps that I used to think were good but actually suck and why you should stop using them

1.  美图秀秀



Okay I used to think this app was the shit. And maybe it was in the past but times have changed. The problem I have with this app is aside for the fact that ITS IN CHINESE is that the quality of your image after saving is disgusting. Yeah you get a few cool filters but any app that doesn't save as a high quality image is an instant delete for me.

2. iDarkroom



OH GOD EVERYTHING IS FUCKING WRONG WITH THIS APP. EVERYTHING. its unintuitive to use and all the filters are disgusting. I was conned into buying this app after seeing all the bokeh but NO. There is only one good bokeh and everything else turns you green or some other disgusting shade (see photo)

3. Camera+



Okay this app shouldn't really be on the list because it is still REALLY good but... the UI is very unintuitive. After the upgrade, I had to spend a week fumbling and relearning how to use it. Also, there's not enough freedom for customization.

And now I will show you a save by save instances on how I edit my photos and a few outcomes.


If you guys have any other apps you wanna share with me, comment or tweet!

Until Next Time,
Cristina
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