This look was inspired by the beautiful retro Essence Magazine covers of the 70’s. As always, I used my Canon 7D set on a tripod. For the nostalgic film like photo effect I used my new favorite editing software EXPOSURE by Alien Skin. So many effects to choose from!
Not only do I photograph and edit, I also do my own hair and makeup for most of my ‘selfie’ shoots. Maybe I’m a bit of a control freak but I like being independent and free to shoot whenever I choose! Being on both sides of the lens not only helps me as a photographer but a model as well. I’m always perfecting my craft- my preferred method is to jump right in head first and see what I get! Live creative!
As far as appearance goes- It’s important to switch it up and have fun with what you wear. YES hair included! I love learning how to create new looks so for this shoot I made this wig from a few packs of marley hair. For the sake of keeping this short, I’ll spare you the details but It took less than 2 hours to complete. Unfortunately I got a little scissor-happy and cut off more than intended. However I ended up liking this look overall.
Outdoor setup using natural light
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