Through the Lenses: Modeling Competition A6 & Scores

For the sixth assignment we had to do a pretty nature shot, with soft shades.

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Nature B&W

 

Elastic
High fashion 9.5/10
Model expression 9/10
Relativity to assignment 9/10
Quality 9.5/10
Overall Appearance 9.5/10
Model Appearance 9/10
Creativity 9/10
TOTAL: 64.5/70
Comments: So beautiful! I love the emotions that come out of this photo! This photo is so soft with just the right balanced amount of white and grey tones. The pose is high fashion but also gorgeous for being in nature. I love the subtle makeup choice as well. I also like how it looks like Analeigh is emerging from behind the bushes and vines as well. The only thing is, I which those leaves weren’t along her chin because I think they look a little awkward. The photo would still be beautiful and fitting in with the requirements had those leaves not been there. But nevertheless, beautiful photo!

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I got first place for this assignment! ^-^ I think this was one of my favorites to do. :3

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Through the Lenses: Modeling Competition A5 & Scores

For this assignment we had to do a uncommon wedding photo (i.e, no wedding isle photos, etc.) I had a lack of inspiration for this assignment so that shows in the results.

But I made it!

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Wedding B&W

Elasticgirl
High fashion 9/10
Model expression 9/10
Relativity to assignment 9.5/10
Quality 10/10
Overall Appearance 9.5/10
Model Appearance 9/10
Creativity 9.5/10
TOTAL: 65.5/70
Comments: Beautiful and so creative! I absolutely love your idea and the set. The dress is beautiful as is the rest of her styling (I might have liked to see a little more in the makeup but that is okay). I love the soft grey tones as well, they are such a nice touch to this photo and idea. I think the set is beautifully done. I love Analeigh’s pose but I am not loving her hubbie’s pose. I do wish he had a little more of a sneaky pose—after all he snuck in on his wife when she was trying out her wedding dress! And the only other thing, is to be completely honest, I didn’t know she was looking at herself in a mirror until you said it. Maybe if you were looking at Analeigh from behind and into the mirror then it would look more obvious. But other than that, beautiful photo! 

Nicolla
High fashion 9/10
Model expression 8/10
Relativity to assignment 9/10
Quality 10/10
Overall Appearance 10/10
Model Appearance 9/10
Creativity 9/10
TOTAL: 64/70

TOTAL OVERALL: 129.5/140

 

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-Dana

Through the Lenses: Modeling Competition A3 & 4 Scores

So this round we were assigned two assignments at once because Elastic (the host) had to leave for a vacation, I believe? Yeah.

The first assignment was to do like a geometric type photo with little to no grey shades and then the other was to choose a country and then display its fashion.

So here are my pictures and score!

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geometric b&w

 

Assignment Three

Elasticgirl
High fashion 9.5/10
Model expression 9/10
Relativity to assignment 9.5/10
Quality 8/10
Overall Appearance 9/10
Model Appearance 9/10
Creativity 9/10
TOTAL: 63/70
Comments: Awesome! This photo definitely reminds me of a mime!!! I think the pose is very high fashion as is the makeup. The hairstyle is also very fitting with the assignment and the theme of high fashion. I like the clothes and all the patterns. The patterns all fit together and it doesn’t look too confusing—it’s actually hypnotizing in a good way! I realized though, that Analeigh’s thighs are cut in half. LOL she is missing the lower part of her thighs and it looks like she is just floating in the air without legs XD (BTW, this is on her right leg). Great job otherwise!

 

netherlands b&w

Assignment Four

Elasticgirl
High fashion 9/10
Model expression 9.5/10
Relativity to assignment 10/10
Quality 10/10
Overall Appearance 9.5/10
Model Appearance 10/10
Creativity 9.5/10
TOTAL: 67.5/70
Comments: Wow! This is my favorite photo so far in the competition! You did a superb job with the set and the styling. I love how the photo looks so soft and welcoming. The windmill is excellent, the clothes are perfect, the tulips are beautifully placed/edited in (honestly I can’t’ even tell if the tulips are edited in). May I ask, where did you get the dress? Or did you edit it all together? I also love the hair and the little hat/bonnet Analeigh is wearing. To be completely honest, I don’t have any complaints XD

TOTAL OVERALL:  130.5

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So ended up getting first place! Yay! And I did work pretty hard for this assignment, especially the world fashion one (phew, so much editing!) But yeah.

I’m sorry I’m so behind on posting these! Right now we are on the 7th assignment, haha, yeah. Plus school right now which I’ll post about later when I have the time.

-Dana

Through the Lenses: Modeling Competition A2 & Scores

Here was the second assignment and my scores for it. We had to do a haute couture photo (which I suck at because I don’t understand it) and the twist is that the shadows have to be strong and dramatic. But however bad I might be at styling haute couture, I still like how my photo turned out ignoring the requirements for the assignment.

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b&w Haute Couture

Dana & Analeigh Strauss

Elasticgirl
High fashion 8.5/10
Model expression 9.5/10
Relativity to assignment 9/10
Quality 10/10
Overall Appearance 9.5/10
Model Appearance 9/10
Creativity 9/10
TOTAL: 64.5/70
Comments: Amazing Dana! The pose is so high fashion and I love the angle of the camera. You really nailed the usage of gray tones. I see you are like the only one who included dramatic shadows but I think you could’ve included some of those shadows on Analeigh’s body as well. I also think she could have more high fashion makeup. In addition, the clothes are definitely not High fashion Haute Couture so that lost you some points as well. But other than those things, a truly lovely image!

 

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I received third place! Which I have to admit is pretty good due to the other entries you guys haven’t which are amazing. But I did my best! The third assignment has already been posted same for the fourth because they were posted at the same time since the comp host, Elastic, is leaving on a vacation. I’ve already completed my third assignment and I am currently working on the fourth. So yup! :3

Have a great day everyone! 

-Dana

 

Through the Lens: Modeling Competition

Heeey everyone, so since its the summer I have some extra time to join a comp and so I decided to join this one on Unbound. It’s called Through the Lens and it’s hosted by Elastic. The comp’s theme is black and white high fashion. I decided to enter one of my favorite models, Analiegh. The sign ups closed on Sunday (the 7th) and before we could officially start there was a mock assignment which was a natural black and white headshot. And if it got over 14-15 entries there would be an elimination based on the mock assignment. So here is my entry and the results.

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B&W Analiegh

 

Dana &  Analeigh Strauss
TOTAL: 134

Elasticgirl
High fashion 9.5/10
Model expression 9/10
Relativity to assignment 9.5/10
Quality 9.5/10
Overall Appearance 9.5/10
Model Appearance 9/10
Creativity 9/10
TOTAL: 65/70
Comments: Analeigh is too stunning for words to describe! The pose is perfect and has a hint of seductiveness with her soft and pouty lips. The eye contact is perfect and the lack of major makeup and simple hairstyle are perfectly perfect and meeting the requirements. Lovely! The only thing is, parts of her shoulder and neck are just a little too sharp and pointy for such a soft and lovely photo as this one. Excellent start!

Nicolla:
High fashion 10/10
Model expression 10/10
Relativity to assignment 10/10
Quality 10/10
Overall Appearance 10/10
Model Appearance 9/10
Creativity 10/10
TOTAL: 69/70
Comments: This is probably my favorite photo from this round! It is true raw beauty! You’re model looks gorgeous and Beaver, those eyes are gorgeous and she’s smizing too! It also has a very beautiful and natural look while remaining within a high fashion elemant because of the positioning and just her gorgeous face angle! My one problem was the overlapping eyelashes. It just looked like there were 2 layers of eyelashes, going to different ways.

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So I got first! That’s a great way to start since there are some experienced simmers in the comp too (Beech for example, who runs Sensation magazine.) I’m not very good at high fashion but this is a great way for me to get better at it. The first assignment was already posted and I’ve already finished it. The assignment was to do a Haute Couture bodyshot or waist up shot, but we had to include dark and dramatic shadows. You guys will see it when the scores have been posted. C:

-Dana

Once Upon A Time: Cycle 3

Signature #2

 

So, my simmer friend, Whisk, and I have been working on this comp cycle for while now and we finally launched it! I know I’m a little late on posting this but there are still spots open for you all to join. But first what is this comp about?

Once Upon a Time is story-telling fairy tale comp. Usually in the previous cycles, what you had to do was that for each assignment there was fairy tale chosen and then you would take picture. This time we are kicking it up a notch! This time you will be telling us the story!

You get to chose a well known fairy tale from a list Whisk and I compiled and then also give a twist. But from there you decide how things go and its up to you to be creative!

Each assignment will be a chapter in which you will be required to take a photo of a certain period in your story (introduction, climax, etc) and adding a description as well. You will be putting together a full story until the end of the competition. It will be a non elimination competition this cycle, meaning everyone will be get to finish their story, however your cumulative points will not solely decide the winner. Rather than submitting your model you will be submitting your main character.

Are you guys interested? Then come and join over at the officials or at unbound! Just wanna lurk? Follow this tumblr blog and keep track of all the chapters and read the fairy tales as they progress!

Whisk and I worked hard on this comp and I hope you all take some time to check it out!

-Dana

Haphazard Cycle 4 – Finale Results

Ello everyone! This was the final assignment of Haphazard Cycle 4! Ahh! The assignment was to do a good vs. evil theme but we had to keep the comp theme in mind. This was a really difficult assignment. So here are the results.

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Third Place: Dana (34.5/40)

Kali says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 8/10
Model Appearance 4.5/5
Quality 5/5
Background 8/10
Overall Appearance 4/5
Total 34.5/40

I like your idea for this assignment but it wasn’t a highly creative way to show it. I know there is only so much you can do with the good/evil theme but I think it could have been shown differently. Your model is styled nicely and posed appropriately for what you’re trying to show. The backgrounds left a little to be desired but they are not bad. Overall, both photos look good but they didn’t wow me like many of your other photos.

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So I got third place. A big drop from first place last assignment to last place this one. But I was expecting it. I am disappointed in myself for not trying hard enough. I just hit a big artist’s block for this assignment and it wasn’t in me to make a good photo.  Plus, my competitors were amazingly talented so it wasn’t easy at all.

Anyways, the important thing is that I had so much fun participating in this comp and that’s all that really matters. And the awesome siggy as well. 😉

-Dana

 

Haphazard Cycle 4 – A9 & Scores

So this was the semi-finals assignment and we had to do a photo that contains wounds, blood, bruises and stuff like that. So for mine I decided to do a warrior in medieval times and it shows her battle wounds and such.

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A9 - Battle Wounds

1st Place: Dana (75.5/80)

Ella says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 10/10
Model Appearance 5/5
Quality 5/5
Background 9/10
Overall Appearance 4/5
Total 38/40

I love this picture, Dana. I think it’s my favorite this round. The bruises and cuts look really great and I love the whole theme of it. I wish we could see a little more of the background, that’s about my only complaint. I love the pose you chose, the fierceness of her face is just killer! Love love love and good luck in the finals!

Kali says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 10/10
Model Appearance 4/5
Quality 5/5
Background 9/10
Overall Appearance 4.5/5
Total 37.5/40

Very cool take on this assignment. Your model looks great and the detail/quality is fantastic. The only thing I took off points in terms of model appearance  was  because I wasn’t sure what was on the left side behind her head?  Part of the background, or weapons or something on her back?  I’m assuming it’s arrows but I’m not a hundred percent sure. I, like Ella, would have liked to see a little more of the background as well. But other than those two things, great job! Congrats on making it to the finale! 🙂

Overall  75.5/80

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So I got first! For some reason, whenever I feel I did bad on the assignment I end up getting a better score on it then on my assignments that I loved how they turned out. Strang, huh? I don’t know. But due to drops in the comp, there was no elimnation this round so that leaves me and two other competitors. Ugh! I’m really nervous for this final assignment because these last two competitors are amazing, I’ve seen their work around the community and it’s just great work! The final assignment is the classic good v.s. evil theme, and we have to add the bad girl twist. I don’t want to go the uncreative way by doing the angel and devil route so I’m trying to think of an idea that will blow the judges away . . . . and that is not easy.

-Dana

Haphazard Cycle 4 – A8 & Scores

This assignment was probably one of my favorites overall. I really like editing the photo and I loved how it turned out. What we had to do was a headshot of our model showing only her eyes which had to portray an emotion. I decided to do a picture of some kidnapper covering my model’s mouth and her crying with wounds on her forehead and such.

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1st Place: Dana (111.5/120)

Ellebell says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 10/10
Model Appearance 5/5
Quality 5/5
Background 9/10
Overall Appearance 5/5
Total 39/40

This is so creepy and perfect and I really love it. The eye contact, the tears, the blood, the knife, the way her face is being covered.. I really love it all. My only small complaint is the lack of a background behind them, but it’s small, because what we see demands the shot. Even the look in her eyes looks almost fearful. Really amazing shot!

Simporium says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 9/10
Model Appearance 5/5
Quality 4.5/5
Background 9/10
Overall Appearance 4.5/5
Total 37/40

The quality is amazing. I love that you implemented a story behind your photo, and I definitely get some kind of “bad” vibe from this. Her eyes are clear, and definitely center of attention, but I don’t see any emotion—maybe a slight crinkling of the brow or something would help distinguish it. I love the tears, they add a nice touch and fit the photo well. I don’t see any real clipping in the photo, which is great. The blood has a little bit of a purple-ish tint to it. All in all, a great photo.

Kali says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 9/10
Model Appearance 4.5/5
Quality 4.5/5
Background 8/10
Overall Appearance 4.5/5
Total 35.5/40

I like the idea of the photo and that you incorporated the theme of the comp into your photo. Your model’s eyes certainly shows fear though her brows would probably be in a different position if she were really that scared. Your model looks great but I wish there was a little more to the background. Also, the tips of the extra’s fingers are a little squarish which could be fixed with a little editing. Overall, great job!

Overall Total 111.5/120

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I was really pleased with my scores and placing and I felt happy about it! Though I was surprised because I honestly thought Dawdee’s entry was so creative and amazing and I felt that he would place first.

But I think I did a good job myself and feels rewarding to get first. But now I just have to make it through the semi-finals and to the finals but I’m scared that I’m not going to make it. I’m going to have to try hard for this one.

-Dana