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I finished editing CoCo pics today. So a little under a week to edit 81 pics. That was a pain. And now Flickr is being a royal pain in the butt. I think I could upload a pic at a time on here and it'd go faster. BLAH.
I don't know if I would say this was the best CoCo ever but it was different, and I say different in a good way. I was far less anxious. There was some nervousness but it was minor compared to normal. From Katherine roaming the halls with me to catch Pokemon on the first night, to Aubry being the best hostess on our last night, my Roommates were awesome, (duh!) which always helps.
I had fun even though I was wearing mostly oldies. I think it helped I was focusing on photography. I have things I need to work on. Low light, I tried but almost all of them were crap. So if I took a pic of you and you don't see it in the Flickr link, Its not that I hate you. Its a picture that shouldn't see the light of day. Hopefully next year will be better. I also need to work on getting faster at composing my picture. Some of the better ones I got are the ones from when I had a patient model.
I only got one photo of myself on my camera and a few on my phone. So I am going to have to hunt through everyone else's for good photos. So instead I am going to just post my favorites from the ones I took.
Thursday: Low light so pretty much everything I took was HORRIBLE.
[livejournal.com profile] the_aristocat was my first vic...er... model. This one isn't as crisp as I would like but it ain't bad.
Friday: My favorite part of it was the Star Wars group. I wore another costume to the social but I really didn't care for the social. The announcer was flat out rude. She didn't just shush us. She told us to shut up without actually saying those exact words.
I wish I was better at the editing part so I could take out the wrinkles and folds of the background on these.
I loved everything about [livejournal.com profile] jenthompson's outfit. So many details.
[livejournal.com profile] bauhausfrau mod Darth Vadar. Her 3-D printed pieces were perfect.
[livejournal.com profile] nuranar had the Leia look down. Many thanks to her for being super patient with me to get the second photo.
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[livejournal.com profile] twilatee was a hoot as hippy Chewie.
I don't have any pics of [livejournal.com profile] koshka_the_cat. I must have taken them on her camera. I also don't have any of myself. But I got the professional shoot photos back from Comic Con which I will share later. I did get one of my battle damaged Little Red.
Flickr and LJ keep fighting with me so I'm just going to post a few of my favorites.  I may go back in and fill in info but it won't be tonight! I weeded out the obvious ugly ones but if its a pic of you and you hate it let me know and I will take it down. I have the raw files, if there's interest in them let me know and I can forward it on. Here's the Flickr link. But again its being stupid so some might be missing.There is suppose to be 83.
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Date: 2016-08-08 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenthompson.livejournal.com
*SQUEE!* I LOVE the pics you took of me in my Kylo outfit! I wish you could see the grin on my face right now because these make me SO HAPPY! When I get around to blogging about this outfit, would you mind if use them? And if you don't mind me using them, would you like to watermark them or is there a professional name you want me to include for credit?

Also, I'm happy to clean up your backgrounds for you as a trade if that helps any. (Or I can teach you if you have photoshop) It's one of my favorite editing tricks, and very easy with the grey background.

Date: 2016-08-09 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
I'm so grateful you like them! Please use them!
I am still tossing the idea of a watermark around. But would love credit or link to my photography account. https://www.instagram.com/journeyofaphotog/
I would love to learn how to get rid of those lines. I was taught in Lightroom and my teacher's motto was if you don't want it in the picture don't have it in the frame when you shoot.
Are the Flickr jpeg photos ok? If not I can email you the original sized ones in whatever format you want me to save it in.

Date: 2016-08-09 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenthompson.livejournal.com
I found 7, and the size is great! Maybe the confusion is because you have some pics on your photostream that aren't included in your album. I have problems with that too sometimes. The flickr uploader can be a bit tricky with that stuff. I always just go to to the Organizer page and select all the photos that were uploaded on the same day and drop them into the right album. It seems easier to me that way.

So do you have access to Photoshop? I haven't worked with Lightroom, so I'm not sure if you can do the same sort of corrections there, but in PS it's really easy. Here's a short video tutorial about the healing brush options that work well for these kinds of corrections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2aRd3VFs68 There are a lot more videos that cover healing brushes more in depth if you are interested in trying it, and they can probably show you easier than I can explain it to you in writing. It's super easy!

(and your professor is full of shit! lol! I understand his point, but there's no reason to let a bad background mess up a good photo in the 21st century)

Date: 2016-08-09 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
Yea, I've gone back and forth between them several times putting photos back in but they aren't showing up for some reason. I'm just to the point of walking away for a little while.
I'll check that link out. Thanks! I do have Photoshop. It came as a deal with Lightroom for students.
Its one of the few things I would butt heads with him about. I see where he is coming from but UGH! So for his class I just didn't do it. And now I want to learn "ALL THE THINGS".

Date: 2016-08-09 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
Also, with Flickr being stupid, how many do you see? I have 7 I think.

Date: 2016-08-08 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hiraimi.livejournal.com
What a great collection of pictures! I'm glad you had a good time, and weren't stressed out. Your BB8 dress is absolutely adorable!

Date: 2016-08-09 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
THanks! Its quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Date: 2016-08-08 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tayloropolis.livejournal.com
I love all of your photos! I think you really captured everyone. That one of Katherine is particularly gorgeous and wonderful! Great job- you have a talent for this!

Date: 2016-08-09 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
Thanks! I am hoping to just keep improving but it makes me happy to know people like what I am getting now.

Date: 2016-08-09 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
YES. The one of Katherine is simply perfection.

Date: 2016-08-09 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Lovely pics! I especially love the ones of Jen, you, and Katherine! So stunning!

Date: 2016-08-09 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Also, I just remembered how much I wanted to tell you how AMAZING you look in your BB8 dress! It's so cute and fits so well and is just all around awesome! :D It made me smile when I saw it.

Date: 2016-08-09 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
Ha, Thanks. I am really liking that costume currently.

Date: 2016-08-09 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
:) THanks Hun! Katherine, Aubry and Jen were some of my favorites also.

Date: 2016-08-09 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
You take such beautiful pictures!!! I'll pose for you anytime! :D Thank you so much for sharing. I wish we could have hung out more; the group is so big and I kept missing people still! But you did seem a lot more relaxed and at peace. I've been praying for you. (((HUGS)))

Date: 2016-08-10 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sadievale.livejournal.com
Yay great photos and great to see you again in person after so many years! :)

Date: 2016-08-10 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girliegirl32786.livejournal.com
You got such good shots! Thank you!

And thanks for being such an awesome roommate again! :)

Date: 2016-08-14 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suededsilk.livejournal.com
Yay photos! (Just now getting to really look at CoCo pics - moving has been draining.) The Star Wars group looked AWESOME.


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