It is now February, the month of the hearts and love and Valentine's Day! So I was going for romantic themed photos, although the subject at hand is Cottoncandy, who definitely is not the spirit of Valentinus. But she might look like she's there waiting for her prince to come to swipe her off her feet? No? She's not fooling you, is she... >_<
I now have a problem with my Taku... XD It takes too good photos, I have a hard time choosing which ones to publish! Before I could easily trash about 50% of the photos taken in each photoshoot and then narrow it down from the rest. Now, even though shooting with wider aperture (and therefor having a theoretically larger risk to focus off target) every single photo was usable! I ended up editing about 10 photos and then it was a harsh task to narrow it down to these X( I still kept the others as extras on my drive though.
Ah, I just looove the wind-machine-look capabilities of fur wigs! XD I've read so many BJD-confessions saying how they hate fur wigs for looking so unrealistic and shabby, but I think it is all about the quality of the wig, not the material. I've had fiber wigs that look like something the cat chewed on, and also fur wigs that were just as horrible as the confessions make every fur wig sound like. Sadly I have to say that I can never recommend Soom fur wigs, because even though they look ok in the promo pics, they are awful irl! But Spite&Malice ill always get a recommendation from me! I don't even dare to order from anywhere else anymore. :)
Btw these photos didn't even need any other editing except some minor tweaking with shadow/highlights/colour tone. Some credit goes for Taku, some to my indoor lights. I used one spotlight here to add to natural daylight, to really bring light to Cotton's eyes. I usually just use Dodge tool, but this time I didn't think it was needed at all. Saved me a lot of time in editing, although at times I found myself staring at the screen thinking "is there really nothing I can think of adding". I'm just so used to adding so many filter effects to my photos :D But you be the judge if these still look like 'Fyrd8th photos', or if there's a truly different feel to them now. Or if there is a change, is it for the better?
Cotton waves you all goodbye for now! She hopes she has corrupted you all to post your own sweet Valentine's photos! ^-^