Showing posts with label Photographer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photographer. Show all posts

Monday, 28 April 2014

Cherry Blossoms and Treasure hunting


Hey there every cutie, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a very eventful one, myself. It also was a lot of fun too. I went Cherry Blossom hunting and later went Treasure hunting or Geo- Cacheing with my friends.


I got lots of lovely photos to share with you. I hope that you like them. I returned to the Japanese Kyoto Gardens near by and got to see so many cute Cherry Blossoms in bloom.




 
I really liked getting such pretty images and seeing all the trees looking much more full that my last visit! 
Its such a enchanting place. You could easily forget that the City is near by.








I also went out geo-cacheing for the 2nd time, but now I am signed up and have an account to log my finds when out looking. I went to a neighbouring sea village and got 12 cache's on my trip and came across many pretty images I had to snap away. Its not the most Kawaii hobby but it was fun doing something as a team with my friends. I wanted to share the images I got from my trip.





I hope you like my photos, I took I really like the Abandoned Sofa image on the beach.
I can not wait for the day where all my images relate to Kawaii or Japan. huhuh!

Tartan <3


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

A bit of a Geeky Weekend .

Hey every Cutie,
How are you all? Last weekend I went to a Edinburgh Convention called '' Something Bl**dy Awsome''.
It was a small convention to what am used to. However it was a interesting one as it was all Sci-Fi and Super Heros.
I went along for out of sheer nosiy-ness and two, Photos. To my own disappointment, I did not get as many Photos as I wanted but the day I went.However it seems that the following day was some what more busy. Oh well. There was only a few or a handful of Cosplayer's and again they were all Sci -Fi ones or Hero's. And am more of a anime gal. So it was a bit awkward for me.
I ended up meeting a other photographer who I got chatting to which ended up chatting to for a good few hours.So I did enjoy myself. Maybe I needed to come later on in the day or try the following day for photos. But you do not know what these things are like until you get there. I was to meet my friends once I been to the event as we planned to go Geo- Cacheing. Yea it was a bit of a geeky weekend haha!
So with both of my friends armed and set with the GPS and their coordinates, We went hunting to find these Cache's. We got a only a few of them as 2 we could not find . This was my 1st time doing this and really just tagged along. I have a feeling we might head back to find more in Edinburgh.
While we happen to be near by a Cake shop called Bibi's .I got myself a really yummy Cup cake to eat on the way home and and a bunch of HUGE Macaroons in a box to take home( for family.Huhuh... I don't like not returning empty handed and kawaii-less haha!
Any way I thought I would share with you the photos I took- So please do enjoy them!

Tartan <3

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Kawaii toy photography

Hello every cutie , today I thought ,I would show you some of my Kawaii toy photography.
I only have 3 models at the moment that I used and a few toys here and there, I have been playing or toying with the idea for a while and quite enjoy doing it. Also it a good way for me to experiment with edits and creating images. Am self taught so please excuse any bad images or edits ...
I hope that these images and photos will improve over time as I learn.  At the moment I only have 2 Hatsune Miku's and a Madoka to play with and a few random other toys I team them up with.

So please enjoy~You can find more photos at my Facebook page  .











Monday, 31 March 2014

My Photography Adventure- Starts here!

Hey every cutie, I thought I would share with you about my adventure starting in the world and hobby of Photography .

Photography is some thing I have admired and with growing up as a young teen in the work place of hair and fashion,It was some thing that came part and parcel with the job, If there was a contest or a event some one some where had a camera taking photos of the models, even I was the model at these events or an assistant back stage helping the models. It was a thrill! I loved it so much. For those that all know me well, I had to give it all up thanks to the products I was working with every day.  *sighs*

Any how ,some how I had some connection with Photography even been the model a good few times for friends and other photographers. But now its my turn to be the one to create the photos! Yeah!

So after many a long a talk with the hubby who helped me get a loan for my Camera and equipment to start up. I have one workshop under my belt and a good few more to attend this year. (One this month ! )

Ideally I would love to attend a evening class. But until then am doing a self study course. Am also learning lots thanks to the internet and some trial and error. *huhuh*

As well as that I have been changing the spare room aka the kawaii room into a pop up home studio!
I have been doing some DIY , painting some items in white and making sure all my walls are as plain as can be. The more white the better for lighting !

Its so far been lots of fun redoing it up . I got some new white shelf's up that are white too. They should still look cute but I wanted them in white to blend in with the room and and stay hidden behind my back drop too. I am way to excited to place all my Kawaii trinkets and such up on display! Not only that because this is a spare room it also houses chibi's own dressing up box and dressing up table. Which I have a feeling once I do get my Studio set up she will be wanting her own photo shoots done. (Hehehe.)

I also decided to also re paint a old ikea small table I have had for many years. I sanded it down removed some stickers and wall paint from it and given it 3 licks of paint in white, I thought this would make a good table/raised platform to use against a back drop. Its not perfect but it will do for the mean time. Also it looks super cute in white and with everything turning white the room is looking larger too!

So am thinking on delaying on buying a zoom lens just know as I have my main kit. And start working on getting the pieces to put together for the home studio.

Such as lights, Reflectors back drop maybe even some props. Am awaiting on some super kawaii cushions to use in props and to decorate my room! haha.

So with all of this going on from the end of this month my dairy is full of events to go to ,I hope to get many photos and pictures. Also I will  to get a very important shoot sorted out and  together with the Marshmallow Dreams maids - a pop up maid cafe full of cute maids at a event in Scotland near you! I will be working closely with this group over the next year or so!  I really can not wait !


so am going to leave some photos of my wish list on my blog post here, to keep me inspired to work hard to get my home studio up and running !


Later's,
Tartan <3




Friday, 7 February 2014

Kawaii Photography

Hey every cutie, how are you all?
Well ,by know you would have noticed that I've added a new section on my blog of photography. Or if you have not look at the tabs at the top of my blog.
So this year is my year of a new adventure and project, I cant tell you to much about it..well cause I have not really done much with the project so far. Why?
Because I have not been to any conventions yet!  To be fair this years 1st convention will not be till the end of March in which I will be working on my other project too. However it gives me a great opportunity to get a taste on my photography project , which will be taking as many Kawaii photos as possible.
This year I enrolled in a few work shops in my local area and already have one under my belt and even with the basic knowledge applied to my photos of late they have improved vastly.  Am also lucky to have 2 willing models one being my cat and of course Chibi bean. There will be a vast change in my photos for the blog as am using it as practice and am very lucky to live in a area that is some what very pretty and lots of wild birds can be found some which are a bit shy... or you can find some who love to pose .Kawaii!

Last month I got my new Camera , I shall be working with a easy entry level DSLR Nikon 3200. Its a nice camera. I have lots to learn and have lots of time to prepare for conventions and any photo shoots I will be attending. Am super excited  and I can not wait ...Kyaaaah really can not wait for this year to get ready to roll !As well as getting my camera I will be building on my kit am only working with the bog standard lens for now.

So I will be at lots of convention's  mostly in scotland. I will be darting about for snapping away photos, I will be looking for Cosplayer's Fashion lover's and those who just look really Kawaii and cool looking as well as Kawaii products and Cute stalls so if you do recognise me please give me a shout ''Hey Tartan.'' gets my attention.  Also I have started up a Photography page '' Tartan Le Cuirot Photography,''on Facebook to act as a mini portfolio and that way you can all have a look and tag yourself! Yay!

This weekend is my 1st weekend out and about with my Camera in the city, Am hoping to take lots of photos around the city and looking for kawaii things to photograph. Also there is alot of interesting things in the city to look for. I wanted to mix my 2 passions of Kawaii and taking photos together and with my creative flare I hope I will make some great images. So I am going to be really busy!
Until then , here is my all time favourite photo I have taken with my old camera, Of the little blue Totoro gazing out the window for some adventure....

Monday, 8 April 2013

A Magical transformation

Hello Kawaii Lover's. How are we all doing?
You all have a nice weekend? I have been having lots of fun with my new camera going out taking photos and such,But I was also editing a video of mine that is like a magical transformation into Lolita.
Hehe!
Here is the video 

Am also waiting on some new Lolita pieces to add to my collection.I also hoping to be in Lolita this weekend  at a local convention and I hope I can take my new camera with me to take some great photos of the cosplayers and other Lolitas. 
Here are a few photos I got from my Camera the other day.






I hope you like them, again I hope to take lots of new photos of really kawaii things. I do like to take photos or animals and wildlife so I may add more of those, Think this will be a bit of a new hobby for me too.Oh I also know very little about taking photos so any hints and tips would be great hehe!


Till next time

Tartan
x


Friday, 22 June 2012

New Outfits


So my new outfits came this week one is stunning brand new Gothic Lolita Dress its so pretty!
Also I bought a 2nd hand Dress that a JSK black and white its very pretty and something to use until I can save up for shipping and getting a few dresses of my own.



This weekend I'm booked for a shoot Urban Fantasy Photography,Finally found some one who is open minded to do a Gothic cute Lolita shoot.I will be using my new Gothic Lolita Dress and a Wig I have not mentioned,That I have to keep it a surprise but if you go to my Facebook I may post up a sneaky look !I am praying that the rain holds off as its a outside location shoot!Thats the only thing with Scottish weather.Its been Rain,Rain and well more Rain.
In other news,I have won a competition and won a Bow from kookii boutique


YAY!
This is here its so cool!


^V^

So I can not wait to get my prize I fell in love with it when I saw the prize and even if I had not won I want to get hold of one as next month It will be My birthday!

(omgee! it s not far away!)
I have nothing planned for it mind you.

But cause I won it,I need to rethink what I would like for my birthday.

My shoot on Sunday got postponed to later in July.But I hope to have a other shoot's done,As I have lots of ideas but for some reason not many photographers are up for the ideas.
Oh well im sure my darling sister who is a professional will be up to do them with me and get my daughter in them too!


I am also awaiting my  new bows from Starry eyed bowtique that i put on order too and will be reviewing them,Part from that nothing really much else to say or blog.

So till later
Stay Super Kawaii
Tartan
x