Monday, December 28, 2009

Ain't No Sunshine

So i had a busy week last week (friend outings, blogger meet ups, and yada yada yada) but somehow this week is empty. So, there's not much outfit post I can share with you guys. Plus I'm on my period now, so its most likely that I'm not in the mood to dressing up.

I also realized that my blog is currently filled with other types of posts (ie. interview, thoughts, etc.) My usual outfit posts have sort of shifted somewhere. Because of this, I decided to play around with the camera last night before i sleep. I was not focusing on the outfit I am wearing, but I decided to focus on thinking the different poses I could try infront of the camera (most of my pose are so 'normal' - so I'm just trying to work out what other styles are good for me). Also played with different lighting effects. Different lighting can totally change the photo's message..

so enjoy this image filled post ! feel free to give me some constructive criticism on the way I take/pose/edit/etc my photos.. I'd love to learn !
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this one is my favorite shot. Loved the angle, the pose, the lighting, and everything else !

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Not sure which editing is better.. so i posted this one with brighter atmosphere up as well..

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Next I edited it by layering words. The words are from my favorite song called 'Ain't No Sunshine'.. I feel beachy in this get up, but the only thing I'm missing the sun.

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"The Squat" - I don't know why, but I love photos that cover up the top half of my face..

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Made some for GIF images.. i loved the motion blur here..

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"In the iBubble" - some 'scratchy' Photoshop sketches.

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Yay, found a new favorite pose ! I love how I extended my legs.. keeping my body up wasn't easy though.. It was kinda like an exercise to me..

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another new favorite pose.. don't I look like I'm about to scour my hand like an emo? this photo isn't edited at all by the way..

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this photo would've been terrific if the background was plain..there's too much distraction, but I love the pose and silhouette formed..

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another favorite one.. i love posing on my bed and on the floor .. feels very comfortable somehow..

I was also trying to learn how to carefully choose my photos instead of just posting everything up. but I still ended up posting 10 photos.. I actually had 16 that I wanted to post, but I had to reduce it.. 11 was the best number I could go for..

This may be the last manually-published blog post for 2009. I will be off to Puncak for the next 5/6 days with my boyfriend's family.. I don't have internet at Puncak, but I think I'll be making my new year resolutions on my BlackBerry while I'm there.. If I have time, I might also prepare some scheduled blog post for you guys to enjoy while I'm away :D

love you all . xoxox . Michelle :D
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121 comments:

pensandlens said...

I love the lighting on the second photo but it became a bit grainy, I suggest reduce a little noise in your image or adjust the settings into fine. :)

I love the silhouette form photo, you look so damn sexy...the background made the entire set look so realistic...

and the GIF was so funny...you are so adorable...

too bad you will be out and no internet access but hope to read more of your post as soon as you get back...Take care, have a nice trip...


always,
Sweet
http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

stellectism said...

i hv been away for some times and i'm amazed when i check out ur blog. nice hat <3 !

vanessa anatasya said...

i love your hat, it's really cute, ci. :)

Leah said...

I love that GIF image... so cute.

The lighting in the second photo is great. The extended leg pose is fabulous, makes you look really tall.

tegan said...

first post was the best I'd say, and don't worry about your period - me too :( xo

Astérisque said...

love this hed. looks like summer <3
X

Talita said...

your hat is sooooooo cute ! Beautiful ! I just love that flowery thing on the hat. hihihi.
are you off to puncak this week ? ah me too ! I will off to puncak at 30th dec. hihihi

thanks for your 2nd comment on my post (if you realize, you already post 2 comments on that blog post. hihihi)
have a nice day ! :D

Adela said...

lovely pictures! not all of them are showing up on my computer, but i LOVE the second one with the vintagey hat! you have such a great sense of style! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

mom & son said...

pretty photos! so girly!
i love that hattttt!
you're really a girly girl with most in your bedroom is pink.

Indy said...

Your first outfit makes me long for a long summery day!!! I love your chic hat!

Cool pics, way to change it up a bit!

Jacqueline said...

Have fun in Puncak Michelle! I will miss your posts. I adore that hat on you, so cute. xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

L.T. said...

These are great photos. I love the new poses. The hat is so cute!

Diane said...

The gif image is way too cool!
Unfortunately, the images load very hard..

But the hat in the gif image just gets me, I'm a hat freak:P

Have fun on New Years Eve!

kiss!

janettaylor said...

Lovely hat, michelle!

Xx

A N A S T A S Y A said...

the idea of silhouettes photo is waayy too cool. Love it! But maybe your second photos a little bit over exposure, I prefer the third one. Is it me or the third is brighter than the first one?

But I see a great creative explorations here!

lesson learned!

xoxo

Carolyn @ The Daydreamer said...

Awesome photography! You look so wonderful in all, even though I cannot see your beautiful face :)

Fenny said...

awesome gif picture!!
i like it!
anyway, I'm waiting for your resolution posting <3

Jen said...

haha the gif image made me smile, i love it :) and i'm always trying to work on posing too, with my photographer i always feel so awkward posing. especially when other people are walking around giving me weird stares :P

have fun in puncak!!! take loads of pictures! :)

Fashion Chalet said...

You look so cool!
I love the whole look. :)

Thanks for the comment, I love Harry Potter <3 haha! ;)




xx

yiqin; said...

Very nice hat <3

Aimee said...

love the GIF!! made me laugh :)
am now following your blog :)
xo

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kpeach said...

very fun! love that hat xx

LACY said...

luv the ripped tights they r awesome!!

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Sher said...

Loving the subject of this post! Your poses are so cute too, I think I need to learn a thing or two from you on how to pose lol! I feel like such a dork everytime I posed:P

I love the first pic and the sillhouette one is my favourite!! The animated gif is so adorable too!!

I'm already following you on twitter dear, my username's sheryl_wee. Though I must confess I have not been using it so regularly:P

xx

Pia said...

love your blog! and that blurry motion-gif picture :) also, out of all your new poses, i like the first one the best by far!!! xo

Nathalie said...

Really nice picture -the first- with the hat on!
Love also the GF pic too!

Elizabeth said...

nice poses! i love the first one!

Nathalie said...

Such a good idea. I also like to play around in front of the camera. You are always amazed how the poses look.
btw, I am using a Nikon D5000 (it's my boyfriend's camera, so I don't use it regularly- but I should)
xx
Nathalie

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pics, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Wendy said...

The hat you are sporting in the first set of photos is amazing!

LumpexoHoliczka said...

Michelle, your hat is so cool!
I love it

and what a poses, you look like a model!
<3
xoxo

Marjolein said...

Thanks for the lovely comment!
Love the gif-picture <3 Have a great NYE!

Mara said...

really want your hat! and you take really good pics. i hope you have fun on your trip!

Style of a Fashionista said...

Amazing pictures and soooo cute I love your hat you look adorable xx

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

such gorgeous photos & lovely outfits! as usual :)

beautiful!

♥ Hannah

((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

xx

Toothfairy said...

love the first pic, and adore the ipod bubble one!

loves

Lucilla said...

You are very pretty and I like your blog!!! I added u.
Kiss :-)

Tights Lover said...

Very cool post. You are amazingly photogenic!

The F Word Online said...

haha mich ! WORK IT OUT girl. those tights are hot. and that hat is SO cute. its an interesting post, you've got the sweet girl in the hat, then the fox in the tights working the floor, ha ! : )

xx lue

Friend in Fashion said...

Love the first set of photos and outfit! The hat is so lovely with the faded denim :)

www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
xx

xx

Clochette said...

I really like the "in the Bubble" photo, this is funny and very creative... I also like the first two photos with the very natural pose ( but I prefer the brighter light) and the hat is very nice. But I won't recommand you the poses on your bed which are not very natural and maybe exagerated... You're very very pretty and your outfits are nice so I really think that you don't need to invent some extravagant poses. But that's only the advice of a brand new reader / novice blogger. ;)

Clochette said...

Oups! I forgot to answer your question! Yes I'm from France, and thank you for your very nice compliment on my latest outfit, that is soo kind of you !!^^

Eva Silviana said...

I love your shoes michh :) suka deh warnanya. And your hat is also WOW! Love it!!!! hmm about your question that you left on my blog, gue gereja di santa monika. Gue katholik mich hehe.

Kallie said...

your first outfit is making me miss summer so much

iheartvintagex said...

I love those shoess! ♥

Melissa said...

the hat is SO cute! Love the denim dress, very summery :) I like the first pose, its kinda...mysterious?
awesome post :)

xx

Bug said...

I think you are doing well with both the photography and the editing. Love the poses, I need to do that more. I always pose the same way. You are very inspiring. Love the outfits! Have a great New Years :)

http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Love the outfits and the first picture's my favourite too. The pose is really very good. Love your grey heels too. So cute :)

Valencia Lia said...

Michelle gorgeous!!

You look like a super model here,no kidding!
I really love love how all the photos turn out. And you pose beautifully so don't have to worry:)

The gif image is so funny too. Ohhhh,I really do think I really need to have photoshop now in my laptop!

HARAJUKU on SPOT said...

Michele, apa kabar??
love ure style??do u have studio or lighting in ur house just like studio??hehehehe bec ure pic and everything are perfect!!!

hope someday bisa kerjasama sama lo yaaa darling :) :)

eniwei, kita mau ngadain bloger met up nies sponsor by B'girl hehehe

t a l i s h a said...

love all the photos! yea, even i hv the habit of being so lazy to sort out the pics.. wow have fun di puncak iah.. my bf's fam jg k bandung for new year.. tdinya gw diajak cm i hv a flight tmrw morning.. jd gag ikut deh.. T_T

see u next year?? hopefully :D

S and O said...

My computer is being funny and won't load all the images on your blog for some reason, but the pictures I can see look really cool:) Like the ibubble one and the one with text all over it!
I think you did a pretty swell job:)
and I love that song!!
xoxo
Olivia

betz said...

you look so gorgeous michelle, as always. you are so good with editing. have a great time in Puncak. i'll be looking forward to stylish posts next year.

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

GRICIA said...

My favorites are the 2nd and 6th pic!have a blast holiday!


www.missgricia.blogspot.com

Pop Champagne said...

your poses are def getting better and better! I love the big flower hat you got on too hehe looks like something you'd wear to a tea party :D

Nadia Kamballa said...

Love your 7th pic.. Enjoy Puncak!! It's near my house, actually. ^_^

Answering ur question on my blog, I used an 'ancient' Minolta Dimage DSLR, belongs to my dad. Then I edited the pics a bit.. :P

http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

Violet said...

your poses are great. you seem to find the best lighting

i am in love with the hallway... you dont mind if i try that one myself lol.

hope your new year is wonderful me on the other hand i cant figure out what im going to do but i want to be dressed up you know?

XX
Vi from Cali

MissNeira said...

That hat is amazingly gorgeous!
and I'm not gonna lie that moving image totally scared me at first haha but very cool!

wreckedstellar said...

I love that hat- it's so girly and fun! I liked your squat post! It's always fun to try out new poses. Have a great time with your bf's family! xo, Mel

Raez said...

youre so cute;) i love your face covering posesm they add a mystique!

xx raez

Shop T.O. Live said...

Really like this post. My favorite pic is the one with the lyrics all over it - v cool. that could totally be in a magazine or on a billboard!

My husband is a math guy but he pretends he's a photographer. I'm glad you like the pics - he will be so happy. (its a Pentax k-x digital SLR)

Oh, and thank you for wanting to follow me. I think you can add the blog from your dashboard by clicking on ADD and typing in the URL. Let me know if this works.

shopTOlive.ca

marshmellowness said...

your pictures are gorgeous, and so are your outfits! always, haha. have fun with the boyfriend!
ps your room looks adorable!

Ashley. said...

That hat is sooooo incredibly Blair Waldorfesque. It's always so much fun to experiment with photography and change things up a little.

Muhammad. Ersa Adiprsetya said...

michelle nice post i love the photos, cool and perfect... :) so creative..

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The Owl's Closet said...

hi, michelle! thx for dropping by my blog:) i suppose it's a bit too warm to wear a cape in indonesia hehe i'm sure people only stare at u b/c u look so fab!!:D

i am loving the poses with ur pretty hat! wow, ur legs look a mile long in the pic where ure propping urself up. love it! maybe i should try that since i'm so short haha! have a fun time at puncak:) we'll miss ur posts!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

These made me smile, and I adore your hat. Try extending your leg more often, it makes them seemingly long!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

These made me smile, and I adore your hat. Try extending your leg more often, it makes them seemingly long!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Melz said...

Michelle topinya so cute :) and pose is so nice :) GIF nya juga lucu hihihi... have a nice holiday girl :)

CMA said...

love it darling
awesome blog, keep it up
i adore the gorgeous inspiration
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Nina said...

Michelle! These are very good editorial photos ... keep them up!

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

Great photos!!!!!

Merlyn Macella said...

i love the the lighting and your cute GIF too hehe =)

http://voguemarcelino.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

uberrr gorgeous!! :)
i love loveee the hat. haha..
and nice poses on the floor and the silhoutte one. :)

TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather said...

LOVE your hat! It's so adorable. I just got twitter and am definatly going to follow you :)

Juliet said...

Darling!
thank you for your sweet comment!
of course I follow you! your blog it's amazingg!
I really love the firts picture! because the lighting! and the dress its beautyful... of course I prefer the hat, OH GOD, gorgeous hat! I LOVE IT!
you look...like romantic girl, I like so much! your pose it's perfect!:)


xoxo!

toxic disco boy said...

cool! i should try to do the same and practice with my poses too. haha. ^^

Style Bird said...

I LOVE the photos...I love your hat! xo ava

Tomorrow said...

amazingly cool photos! I abslutey adore your moving photo! How did you do that!? I need to knows!
I really adore your blog!
Tomorrow x
inthebedroommirror.blogspot.com

marionette comes alive said...

ahahaha, interesting experiment and cool photos!

-http://devishanty.blog.com-

Winnie said...

I always find that I have too many photos that I want to post too...but I'm quite good and post just a few. I find indoor shots really grainy so I try my best to take them outdoors too...and you're right, there are ALWAYS poses that you adopt for photos that just seem to work!

Hope you have a lovely time away with your boyfriend and family!!

Panda said...

Wow, gorgeous photos! Love the shoes, they're killer =D
Thanks so much for my lovely comment, && have a brilliant new year!

Panda xx

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Your poses are so cool!! I love your hat!! So pretty and perfect for the beach!! You have a really awesome bed by the way! xoxoxoxo

Margherita&Eleonora said...

love your styleeee!!!
amazing tights!! :))))
kisses.

http://sisterslovefashion.blogspot.com/
M&E

Elizabete said...

Loving the shredded tights!

Miss Eve said...

Love these pictures dear Michelle...and that hat on the first image is fabulous!

Cheers: Evi

indigotangerine said...

That hat is so fun, and your tights are killer.
-indigo

Valencia Lia said...

Re:Ahahaha,yeahh that's why I try to avoid naps whenever I can because I know its hard to fall asleep at night:)

Yeahhh,sometimes I find my clothes missing and then found them again few weeks or sometimes even months later! ahahaha

It was really a nice surprise when I got your gift and it cheered me up too. So thanks very very much<3333

cupcake♥trash said...

fun photos!

Denise said...

happy new year!

oh just gorgeous!

wishing you good health, wealth and love and beauty for 2010. cheers!


I am Denise Katipunera

monica w said...

i love the pictures, but i personally preferred it better when the lighting more bright and your outfit is more clear.

i like looking at your outfits, they're always so cute with a bit of quirk :)

Yuka said...

awww youre so cute. i love the first 2 poses.

agathaversatileavenue said...

i love your hat!!tres chic! :D and u look pretty there on the pic too.merry xmas happy new year dear :D

ye55i said...

Love your hat, Michelle! =)
and your black shoes are great too. Happy holidays!

Natalie said...

the moving photos are soo cool! hehe! and i really love ur hat :)

xoxo

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Viva La Fashion said...

the gif image is really cool. :)

sam ezra. said...

i love that hat!

xx
http://almostlikesushi.blogspot.com

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great hat! Happy New Year! ;))

Chasing Cherries said...

That hat is cute!! Nice pictures :)

Sabila Anata said...

LOVE the hat :)
and the jump and down GIF images is funny hahaha
But when i open your blog i don't really feel comfortable -_-
don't know why , maybe because of the black background
That's just my feeling though !
But i LOVE LOVE LOVE everything else about your blog <3

The Perfect Stranger said...

Gorgeous Pictures (L)

copyproof said...

awww... too bad I cant see the pics :'( I've tried to reload the page over and over again, but all I get is this message : "Image and video hosting by TinyPic" and a black rectangle :'(

copyproof.blogspot.com

Tori said...

Love the first photo!
Both outfits are so cute!

audrey ruby said...

love your blog + photos so much :)

http://audreysubrata.blogspot.com

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Haha, I'm SO the worst for choosing pictures. Like, which one has the best editing? Best pose? I don't look like a drunken lunatic? SO MANY CHOICES.

Anyways, I love your pictures and may I ask, HOW DO YOU GET THAT MOVING ONE? Man, it's just SO ridiculously cool.

Happy New Years, girl!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Newspaper + watercolour sounds so cool, definitely going to try it. Thanks!
quirkyexplosion.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Michelle! Your hat!! I love!! It reminds me of something out of My Fair Lady - tres fabulous my love!! Happy, Happy New Year!! :)

Christina Love said...

Love the Blog!

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AudreyAllure said...

great photos & effects :)

love your blog :)
- Audrey Allure

piping said...

michelle ! finally, i've updated my blog :D

wow, i love your hat and outfits!
but, as usual, too bad, i can't open all ur pics :((

anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Toothfairy said...

doll!

Happy nye!

You're featured in my latest post:
http://notesfromthetoothfairy.blogspot.com/2009/12/ultimate-awesome-bloggers-top-100.html

Loves

Julia said...

Great poses. I always find myself doing "normal" poses too. I think my favorite is the first one with the darker background. I think it goes better with the pose.

xoxo
FashionEye

Mads said...

Michelle love the squat and the in the bubble pose! Must practice posing, lately I've been doing the hand on the hair pose.. Happy new year! Know you're having a blast in puncak..=]

THE DIVINITUS said...

working angles, cool ;)

FIAN said...

Hi dear!
Like your cute hat,,and also great project for the photosession and all of what you did to the photos by photoshop,,

Happy holidays! <3

Uniqua said...

I LOVE that song !:) It is so good! Your hat is amazing !


xoxo

beckyxoxo said...

Hi Michelle! The first time I saw about this post was that you got 114 comments ! That's so cool ! Yay ! I hope you're having a great time in Puncak , even if it's boring . Haha . Blackberry is our saviour, don't you think? x) Ohh I love this post, it's like a playful and fun post! Love the GIF image and your tights! Wow! I think you've found a lot of great poses to do at your next outfit post haha . Anyway, Happy New Year to you! :D

Lashes said...

That hat is adorable!
I love your blog you have such great style :)

kanishk said...

been away for some times and i'm amazed when i check out ur blog. nice hat <3 !


kobi beef

anna bu said...

nice photos, but the moving photo is a bit scary...hahaha

happy new year girl
bisous
annabu

Fashion Pix said...

Nice pictures, you look so great!!

deiiby said...

great poses , beautiful pictures :)

Eneli said...

Looove those shoes! And great pictures!
And I´ll follow you :)

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