Ooh, thank you!
Aw, I’m glad you liked it. I love your “favorite songs by the gazette” edits. It’s an awesome idea!
Aww, this is so nice, thank you so much! Your message made my day! ♡
Hi! First you need to bleach your hair to a very light, platinum blonde. Then you can use toners and/or purple shampoos and conditioners to get it silver. I personally use Clairol Shimmer Lights Blonde & Silver Conditioner. Typically I use it on wet hair and leave it in for at least 30 minutes. I also apply it like hair dye, not conditioner, so I use a lot. After toning with purple conditioner my hair is never a perfect, even silver. To fix that I use Fanci-Full Silver Lining. It’s a temporary, leave in hair color that washes out every time you shampoo. That can be annoying, but it’s such a nice color and it covers really well. : )
I’m not sure what your experience level is or what you have access to, so I included some potentially basic things. :)
1. Purchase the best SLR camera you can. It’s possible to have great photography with a cheaper camera, but for high quality images, a top of the line camera (or close to it) will make a huge difference. My camera isn’t the best of the best and the quality it produces can be frustrating at times, particularly in low light.
2. Learn how to shoot in manual mode. This gives you much better control of your image and lighting. You can choose the best possible settings for any situation or look you’re trying to photograph.
3. Always shoot in RAW. The image quality is far greater and better suited for editing than JPG. This article explains some of the benefits: http://photographyconcentrate.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-be-shooting-raw/
4. Get a good photo editing program and learn to edit/retouch extremely well. I personally use Adobe Photoshop CS5. While it is possible to have nice, high quality images without the aid of photoshop, editing goes a long, long way. Practice, experiment, look up tutorials. Try searching for some high end retouching tutorials. There are so many ways to enhance your photography through photoshop.
5. Edit non-destructively. To preserve image quality while editing, never make changes directly to the photograph. This can be done through layer masks, adjustment layers, etc. There’s tons of tutorials available about non-destructive editing techniques.
6. Get studio lighting. Natural light is gorgeous, but by having studio lights, you have the gear to produce high quality images in any lighting situation.
7. Buy a lens with a low f-stop. (2.8 or lower.) This isn’t necessary for high quality photography, but when shooting certain images of people, objects, etc, I find that a blurred background will often make a photograph appear more professional. This definitely doesn’t apply to all styles, subjects, or situations. It’s great to have the option, though. Especially in low lighting, you may need the low f-stop!
8. With auto focus, use a single focus point, not all focus points. This will help you focus on what you want to focus on in a photograph. Sharp images with great focus will look more professional. This article touches on focus points and other factors that can effect image sharpness: http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/shooting/achieving-better-focus-and-sharpness-in-your-images/
Oh, well thank you! I dye and bleach and tease it too much… And I wear extensions, so that helps. :)
Thank you. :) I’m not sure what your question is though, sorry!
Oh, I didn’t see this. Thanks!
Yes, definitely! Thank you for asking. I’ve seen my gifs on several blogs and nobody ever bothers to ask or credit. If you have somewhere to put a link to my blog, saying that the gif was made by me, that would be great. But if you don’t have a spot for it, that’s fine! :)
Ooh, thank you! :D