When You Give a girl a camera

When You Give a girl a camera

Lights. Camera. Creative Minds.

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Photography is a special tool. Photography allows anyone to document the world through their perceptive. We have reached a point in time in which most people have a camera attached to their hip. I think it is beautiful.

I think everyone should be given the chance to hold a camera or at least stand on the other side of one. We are all on this earth for a short time. We should enjoy it. We should also leave beautiful pieces of history for the future generations to enjoy too.

When you give a girl a camera, she was able to document the flowers she stopped to smell.

I wanted to show those moments that mattered. Those little laughs, those happy snacks, those colorful faces that made small moments memories. I was able to show those moments.

When you give a girl a camera, she felt a new power in her hands.

I was given the chance to share my world, my perceptive, my life. I although it may not seem like a lot because I am one in a million, it is a lot for me. I was able to show the world the way I wanted it to look. I want my life to be honest and truthful.

When you give a girl a camera, she was able to share her travels around the world.

Postcards are cool. Postcards are professional photos on perfect days. But when I saw the Effiel Tower, it was glum and rainy. The only postcards I could find were sunny days. I want to show off the attraction the way I saw it, not just the way everyone else sees it every day.

When you give a girl a camera, she was given technology to make her own art.

My art, my rules. I am able to play with lights, play in different weather, find new angles and make different textures. Thanks to today's technology, I also have Photoshop to help with that creativity.

When you give a girl camera, she was able to look back on the memories of my loved ones I have lost.

Grief and loss are tough pills to swallow. Photographs and memories make them easier to handle. They remind us of the happier and simpler times that I wish I could hold onto. I am so grateful for every photograph I can collect.

When you give me a camera, you give me a chance to change the perspective of the world.

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10 VSCO Presets That Make You Look Tan As All Heck

Because come on, we can't all be sun kissed while also working 40 hours a week.

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I don't know about you, but I cannot seem to get to the golden shade that I so desperately want. Think I'm silly all you want, but being tan makes me more confident. Now, working 40 hours a week, during prime sun hours doesn't exactly help this dilemma, so I have taken the matter into my own hands. These are a few of the VSCO Filter pre-sets that make me feel just as sun-kissed and stunning as I aspire to be, from the comfort of my cubicle.

1. E8 +8, Contrast +1, Temperature -1, Saturation -1, H. Tint Magenta +3

2. HB2 +7, Contrast -1, Exposure -1, Temperature +0.5, Saturation +1, Fade +1.5, Grain +4

3. C8 +12, Exposure -2, Saturation -2/+2, Grain +3 (Optional)

4. C1 +12, Fade +4, Contrast +2, Exposure +2, Saturation -2, Tint +3

5. A4 +7, Exposure -2, Contrast +1.7, Temperature +1.7, Tint +1.0, Saturation -2.0, Skin tone -1.0

6. M3 +12, Temperature -1, Contrast +2, Saturation -1/+1

7. E3 +12, Temperature -1, Saturation -2, Skin -2

8. HB1 +8, Exposure -1, Temperature -1

9. C1 +12, Exposure -1, Contrast +2, Temperature +2, Saturation -2, Skin Tone -3

10. G1 +8, Exposure -2, Contrast +2, Saturation +2, Temperature -1, Fade +2

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Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star Are Collaborating Again, And I'm Not Sure The Internet Is Ready

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Shane Dawson, AKA the king of Youtube, and Jeffree Star, AKA the Queen of makeup are combining forces yet again to break the internet. Back in August of 2018, Shane released "The Secret World Of Jeffree Star" series, and YouTube about lost its mind. These two insanely influential men conquered the world by storm, as this original five-part series totaled in well over 125 million views. The duo just announced a season two, if you will, of their journey together and it's unlike anything that's been done before.

The Secret World Of Jeffree Star series took fans, viewers, and haters on a microscope inside the life of beauty guru, Jeffree Star, as we learned about the ultimate self-made millionaire with an epic rag to riches story. Jeffree Star has always been one of my favorite beauty influencers so to see him open up about sensitive topics instead of reviewing a new makeup collection was appreciative. As a fan, you learn that there's more that goes behind the scenes of his life than just a nice beauty room with a few ring lights.

Jeffree and Shane have been in talks of producing a makeup collection together for a while now, as they mentioned briefly during the original series. The two have become best friends, as their worlds have collided after releasing the original series. Shane got a taste of the beauty industry and all there is to it. I can only imagine their new series is centered around the beauty industry, and what a complete dog-eat-dog world it really can be. Jeffree and Shane have been in each other's recent videos, vlogs, and Snapchat stories, so fans have been wondering what they're producing next.

Recently, at a Morphe store, Jeffree held a meet and greet to promote the official grand opening of the location. Shane and cameraman Andrew attended the meet and greet event with Jeffree. They then decided that Sacramento would be the first to know that a Shane Dawson eyeshadow palette is on its way. I can only imagine that their new Youtube series will be Shane becoming a beauty guru. More specifically, if I had to guess, something along the lines of now Shane lives in Jeffree's shoes and becomes the ultimate beauty entrepreneur and experiences first hand all of the blood, sweat, and tears that come along with it.

From what I've been reading online, the two are in the works of producing a makeup palette together and documenting the entire process. Shane's videos are no joke and require months of filming and editing, so it'll be a while before this next masterpiece is released! I can't wait to see what the two create because Lord knows I'll be buying it.

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