I drunk edited these photos and everything I did to them is a blur…I actually like them, now when I’m sane and sober. I can place this on my resume: “Can drunk edit”. You’re probably wondering where I’m heading with this, well, I’m heading to the direction of the issue of editing photos as a whole. I’ve read a lot of people have their grudges with Photoshop mainly because of the magazine shoots which use an amount of editing that could turn a piece of chalk into Angelina Jolie. And I get that, but I also heard comments that many people don’t use Photoshop at all, because they regard it as some kind of a cheating thing. Let’s agree to disagree.
I think editing isn’t just about making your boobs bigger, but also enhancing a photo’s emotional impact. I don’t regard making a photo more beautiful to be cheating, there’s just so much the camera can do, the rest is up to some touches with a program. A lot of times when we shoot outfits the camera can’t capture the actual colors, it decides to fuck around and make everything either too saturated, too pale, too blue or yellow. And I don’t think there’s any harm in trying to adjust the colors with a program so you can see the real outfit.
So we continue into the bigger “cheating” issue – photoshopping defects and whatnot. For example, I like to remove people from the background. You know why? Because a lot of times people will intentionally stand behind me and stare at the camera like they’re tying to hypnotize it and make it go to sleep. I have no freaking idea why they do that, perhaps it’s because humans have evolved to be nitwits, perhaps not, either way when I get back home I remove them. Is there any point in showing you a photo that has a weird-looking grandpa staring into an empty space with an open mouth and stoic poise? I think not, but this is just my opinion.
As we move onto this outfit, I have a confession to make, I photoshopped my wrinkled clothes. Gasp! I had the good intentions to actually iron everything, but didn’t have the time, also I hate ironing. So, I did a few brushes here and there and made everything more presentable. When you’re hiding defects that way, I guess you can call it cheating and fake, but sometimes real isn’t good enough. Sometimes I like to add a vintage filter and hide a crazy looking hair strand, because I like it more that way and because I don’t think it’s that big of a change that would reshape your whole opinion of my delicate self. But that’s just me. Do you guys use altering programs for your photos? Do you think it’s cheating?
This is an old outfit I wore for a quiet walk around our new neighborhood. I love my new neighborhood, there’s so much fast food here I’ll be walking whale-style soon, not walking but rolling! I’m 44kg so my goal is to turn at least 47, wish me luck!
I love how this outfit turned out, the inspiration behind it was, you guessed it, the 70’s! Flares, flowers and lace is all you need to channel that inner 70’s hippie vibe. The flower headband and lace top are from Choies and I was a little scared this big yellow daisy headband would be too huge for my tiny head. So I curled up my hair just in case and the end result was perfect.
I have reservations for this pink eyeliner as well. I bought it with the intention of making a Springy makeup, but it turned out more darker and bloodier then I would have hoped. What do you guys think? Is it too much?
The bell bottoms are a second hand purchase I don’t know either to love or to hate. The pants are cool, that’s for sure, but they’re too loose and not that perfect flare shape I am looking for, but for now, until I find a perfect bell bottom they would do.
So that’s it for today’s outfit post, stay tuned later this week for a massive April Favorites post! ^_^
Bell Bottom Jeans – Second Hand, Daisy Flower Headband – c/o Choies, Lace Top – c/o Choies, Necklace – Yoins.
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