Leaving Sensation Magazine

First things first, sorry guys for updating this blog very often. I don’t really have much of a reason why, just that I’ve been busy as well as lazy. If you follow my simblr, you would know that I update on there more than here. But most of the stuff that I post is queque’d.

8324294_origAnywho, what I wanted to talk about was that some of you may know that I am a fashion photographer for Sensation Sims Magazine, well recently I left after I finished my articles for the 24th issue.

I really loved working for Sensation Sims Magazine. It’s a lovely, well-put-together magazine. I’ve been a part of it for 5 issues it total.

My reason for leaving is that, I don’t have a lot of time for it anymore. Especially because of school. Also because Sims is starting to feel more like work for me than a game to play for enjoyment. Although I loved working on the issues and finding cc to display, the deadlines and my limited time really put stress into it.

Maybe in the future I might consider joining again if they would welcome me back, but not any time soon. Yeah, that’s really all I can say. I’ll post some of my favorite pictures I made for Sensation Sims below for you guys to check out. Thank you Sensation Sims, for the experience and fun! I’ll really miss working you guys!

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-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

Haphazard Cycle 4 – A7 & Scores

So for assignment seven we had to do a crazy high fashion shoot, I decided to go for a alien/bad girl style.

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A7 - Bad Girl High Fashion

1st Place: Dana (110/120)

Ellebell says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 9/10
Model Appearance 4/5
Quality 4/5
Background 10/10
Overall Appearance 5/5
Total 37/40

Ana’s face is so stunning, Dana! I am in love with her strong features! Her eyes look very very fierce and piercing in this shot, and I really love it. I really love the eye shadow on her, too. The hair you chose isn’t one of my favorites, but Ana pulls it off effortlessly. I really am digging the direction you took the assignment in with the the Alien-y bad girl look. I like her styling, but there are a few issues with quality here and there; a little bit of clipping with the necklace, some stretching in the skirt. Great job, definitely a great entry!

Simporium says…

Theme-3.5/5
Creativity-8/10
Model Appearance-4.5/5
Quality-4/5
Background 10/10
Overall Appearance 4/5
Total-34/40

I like the futuristic-type look. The outfit’s extremely different, but it complements your model. She looks ‘fierce’ and high fashion with the heavy eye makeup. The lighting is great, and so is the little beam of light with the little electricity going through it. However, the ankle is a little botched.

Kali says…

Theme 5/5
Creativity 9.5/10
Model Appearance 4/5
Quality 4/5
Background 10/10
Overall Appearance 4.5/5
Total 37/40

I really love what you did with this photo. For the most part, the quality is really good. There were some pixely areas but those are only noticeable when looked at up close. Your model looks great but there are some small things that lost you points in this section. Her choker is going through her neck on one side and the angle of her ankle is awkward and unnatural looking. Very cool idea! 🙂

Overall Total 108 +2 (Lurker Fave)= 110/120

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When I found out that I got first place I was really shocked; I felt that mine wasn’t very creative or well done as the others, but the judges thought otherwise. But I still liked my photo and I am very happy that I place first.

-Dana

Oh, hello there.

So I’ve had a strange increase in visitors and followers recently on this blog. It really makes me smile that you guys are coming here and taking the time to read and like my posts. In result, I would like to welcome you all and thank you.

Welcome to my blog and thank you so so much! I love you all, even though I don’t know who you are. (But I would like to get to know you guys so drop comment down below! I like making new friends!)

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(I was seriously waiting for the right moment to use this gif and yes, it is necessary.)

Peace out!

-Dana

A little update on life

Hello my fellow readers!

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Sorry for not updating too much several things have been going about in my life right now so I don’t know, I just didn’t have the energy or the will to do these things. So let me give you guys an update. So, where to start? Ah yes, so my computer ever since that last episode and I posted that everything was well and yadda yadda. Well, not exactly. So for whenever I went on my sims computer I could only do one thing at a time. Which means that if I decide play sims and when I’m done and let’s say I want to go on the web for a bit my computer would completely spazz out and freeze or just shut down. So I would end up turning off my computer. But I didn’t even bother going on the internet on my sims computer because of that. So if I wanted to post some pictures to the web or even edit them I had to transfer them to my other computer. I was still able to play sims but I couldn’t play for fun or too long and I had to save like every other minute and sometimes my game or computer would crash during the save! It was horrible. XO

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At first when this happened my dad offered to just give me a better computer and update it to Windows 7 (I had Windows XP) but if  I did this I would have to re install all my games. The problem with that was that I didn’t have the code to my sims 3 base game. So we didn’t do that and my dad just fixed it halfway. So last weekend I allowed my dad to fix it all the way because I knew a way to get a base game code. I went on to the EA website and talked to one of their employee peeps to find out a way to possibly get a new code. And thank god they did give me a new code. So long story short, my computer is fixed! Yay!

Also, around this time I had finished exams and right now I’m feeling really sick and my nose is just stuffy and icky. I didn’t even attend school today because of this and partly because I was lazy and I didn’t want to take that silly math test I had scheduled this morning.

But enough of that and my complaints. Over the weekend I’m gonna have some extra time to update this blog (as you can see I’ve been doing  renovations on this blog already) and get a few posts up about my experiences with Seasons and post the last remaining pictures I had of my time with my witch that I made when I got Supernatural.

If you follow my simblr, you would know that I have a little personal legacy going on called the Seymour Family legacy which I’m thinking about posting on here, maybe, I don’t know. Also I want to upload some sims up on here because I haven’t done that in a while. And I love creating sims and ever since I got into modeling comps and magazines I haven’t had the time to do so and I really want to. And I’m thinking about posting more stuff that’s not related to sims more like my own artwork. But only if I have the time.

And yeah, I’m not sure if any of you read this whole giant mass of text but if you did . . I award you with this gif!

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That’s all for now folks! -Dana

(p.s. I’m adding more gifs to my posts now to make them more entertaining . . deal with it. XD)