Tarot Witch | Horned Oracle | Fantasy Photoshoot

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Fine art fantasy portrait of a witch in black lace
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This tarot-inspired photoshoot was the perfect opportunity to experiment with backdrop, framing, and implied movement, all while lying down in the studio.

When you’re not using a fast lens (or Burst mode on a camera phone), don’t have a lot of room and definitely don’t have someone to hold or toss fabric and hair to create movement, what do you do?

You lie down!

This backdrop is a fabric print of a forrest with a ribbon-wrapped hula hoop with me laying on top of it.

There are quite a few wrinkles, so I’m curious how this kind of shoot will look when done on the studio floor instead of a mattress.

 

The frame was ringed with black shawls and the hair was fluffed to give the impression of movement or weightlessness. Underwater shoots are so stunning when it comes to that graceful movement, but in studio, the best we can do sometimes is to lie down or jump in front of a fast lens.

 

I highly encourage you do some fantasy photoshoots lying down.  It can get some great lighting and some beautiful effects.

What have you been experimenting with in the photo studio?  How do you bring a little more magic to your fantasy photoshoots?

 

 

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Pink Pagan | Fantasy Makeup

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Spring makeup look with a pink pagan

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Trying to get back into my spirituality during these uncertain times. 🌸

As things get scarier, we must remember to hold onto our passions and our hope for the future. ✨🌸✨

Spring is here.

Here’s hoping all stay as safe as possible, and essential workers are able to stay healthy as well.

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Blue Witch | Fantasy Portrait | Photography Inspiration

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A blue witch holding a glowing form…


What kinds of characters are your favorite to photograph?

Witches? Fashion icons? Deities? A genre?

Inspiration in the photography studio is key, as exploring what captures our interest is what propels us to create new projects!

Not all inspirations are going to be what’s best for us, however. Sometimes something we love appreciating isn’t what we love creating?

I adore fashion and OOTD photography, but I’m still exploring how its creation is meaningful to me and how I best enjoy translating it in my own way.

What inspires your photography?

What genres of photography do you admire but find difficult to recreate yourself?

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Blue Witch | Glow | Fantasy Portraits in a Small Studio

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Fantasy moody portrait of a blue witch with glowing hands of magic.
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A gorgeous fantasy shoot is sometimes as simple as a blanket hanging on the wall, a caplet made from thrifted curtains strung on a ribbon, and a touch-light.

With custom PS brushes (from a picture of an orchid taken a few years ago) and a fave DSLR, of course.

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The studio keeps getting smaller and smaller as Blessed Shadows expands and inventory continues to build, so it’s great to remember that beautiful photography doesn’t require a fancy studio.

My laptop is a decade old (if not older), the DSLR is a decade old, as well as my version of PS.  The newest piece of equipment I use for photography is my iPod 4th generation, used in some of the more selfie-style portraits.

 

We don’t need huge studios, expensive equipment, and the latest gadgets to create great work.

 Let’s upgrade as needed, and not sell ourselves short with a self-imposed expectation of needing all these other things to create.  It’s great to treat ourselves and improve what we’ve claimed as a studio, but there is no shortcut for just creating.

 

A $200 isn’t going to be a game-changer, $19 ones can be amazing.

Expensive equipment isn’t going to sell our work, we are.

 

Let’s keep creating with what we have, treat ourselves responsibly and accordingly, and do our best to think and act big on a small budget when we need.

 

 

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Blue Witch | Fantasy Portrait

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As fun as this magical shoot was, part of me is hoping it’s my last shoot with the 50mm lens in the studio for a while.

I’m so excited to start shooting and experimenting with the 35mm I’ve got my eye on.

Let’s make the most magic with what we have, and carefully add new items to our bag of tricks and magic as we feel necessary and inspired.

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Witch | Moody Portrait

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Selfie style portraits have been so much fun, as they have a different energy than my other portrait photography, but there’s no replacing the stunning lighting and moody detail that comes with a good old DLSR.

The studio will soon be home to a new lens for my Nikon DLSRs, but there is also good reason to start saving up to invest in a good phone camera as well.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Are you fully committed to your DLSR, or to your camera phone?  Or do you have a healthy balance of prioritizing both types of cameras for your photography?

How do you balance portfolio and blog building between the two types of cameras?

 

Let me hear your thoughts, and share this post with friends to get their feedback, as well!

 

 

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