Saturday, 29 January 2011

Let a little more light in

Was looking through my photography folder and found this old gem which I hadn't posted!
Eliza Dolittle - Pack up
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Thought I'd spread some Love in this Post. I am really quite fed up of all this negativity, and people moaning about how depressing everything is. Mostly in School. Honestly people need to realise what is important in life, and I have been through some pretty dark stages in my life, and I still go through them. I have moved onto venting, which helps but gets me into a lot of trouble, but with this trouble I have a laugh and life keeps on being loud and upbeat! Here are some brilliant quotes to brighten your day:

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"There are two things to aim at in life:  first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it.  Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second" ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."  ~Frederick Keonig

"A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness." ~Bernard de Fontenelle

"So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some."  ~Booth Tarkington

I'm not saying there is a problem telling the world you have a problem, just do it a maximum of two times per problem! Check out Life's little suprises it's a small sweet life update blog, but is so sweet and just happy which most blogs seem to be lacking! - Writ this a while ago, as part of a joint sort of message spreading with SarahBeanBlog (see reading list) Go see sarah's post here.
Ok I couldn't help it my friends are camera shy so here's some more food!
Wagammama's has to be my fave reataurant. What good food + good friends is all about!
Now what's a real friend to you? This definition is almost ever-changing in my head. At first I thought it was someone who could never do you wrong, but I think me myself was wrong about that. To be frank I don't even think that exists. A true friend is someone how laughs with you. Who doesn't bitch about you, who listens to you on a bad day (as long as it's not a bad day every day). Someone who simply gets you and you get them. I think that is all it should be. Friendship should be simple but at a deep level, if that makes sense. I can honestly now clearly see who are and aren't my friends, whilst before the borders may have been slightly hazy. 
Friends are amazing, it's just a dangerous thing to do is waste time with 'friends' who aren't in it for a long run. Although not all of my friends are into the same things as me, for some reason things just work and when they do you get a great feeling inside. Went out to wagammama's yesterday with some of my 'real friends' and had such an amazing simple but great night.
Unfortunately I didn't take this, it's a public domain image so free to use! 
Today I'm going to do a little city feature. Rio de Janeiro. What a place. A city build on rocks with gorgeous views and beaches, with vibrant people and buildings. A lot of people want to go Miami and Florida, but if you gave me the choice I'd pack my bags and head over to the ridiculously diverse mix of culture in Rio. Sure the crime rates are high in some areas but I'm sure the risk is worth it for uncovering such a beautiful place with your own eyes and ears. I would love to venture over to Brazil and enjoy the summer heat and mix of things in Rio. Not to mention it's home to one of the new 7 wonders of the world!

That's all for now! Please leave your comments below on what you think of all the topics! Don't forget to hit the Pump Aid charity widget on the right------> and get a free Corrine Bailey Rae song when you donate! Thanks so much for reading as usual and hope you guys have a great week! Please share/comment/tweet/love/hype/follow see you soon! ~

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Looking for Location

I apologize for the bad quality of photos in the post
Corrine Bailey Rae - Is this Love
Recently I've been out and about looking for Locations to film my Extended Project advertising campaign. Yet in winter everything always seems so much uglier. I came up with many concepts, one being based around a bridge on a canal in a sort of 'rough' neighbourhood. I also decided to attempt a lookbook while I was at it. Yet as usual my sister failed me and no matter how much work I put into the images, photoshopping and contrasting, I still ended up with horrible shots. There was about 5 to choose from so not much choice to begin with. I went to about 4 different bridges and unfortunately they were all disappointments. Perhaps I should look at locations during spring. I really want this to be good, perhaps even something to go into my portfolio. We'll see. I am sure in the end I will end up settling with something average as I originally wanted to do it abroad.

As for the song it has no relevance to the post but is one of my favourite Bob Marley songs ever, covered by only my favourite artist ever. I think it's definitely worth a listen! Let me know down in the comments what you think of it. Also if anyone has any good concepts or places they think would be good to film at, I would be really interested to hear!
The lighting conditions as you can see where dreadful and I'm definitely interested in buying a light diffuser, the problem is how much money I'm going to end up spending. It's an investment though, I can presume I will be using it again in the future.

Some of the new Armani shots are up! I have to say they are pretty good! Nadal did a way better job than Ronaldo. Is it odd I was expecting them to keep Megan Fox? She's really good at this and if anyone saw her in 'the tip' she was brilliant but most of her shots never seem to leave me in awe, the one below is probably my favourite.
Image from Armani, (do not own it, did not shoot it (ha I wish)) 

So that's it! Sorry if it feels slightly rushed but I really wanted to post to see if anyone comes up with some good ideas! I picked out the first two themes from my little theme box and here they are: Hands and Paper. Hmm I can tell you I'm looking forward to reading this post as much as you are! Have a great rest of week, stay well and please fave/tweet/comment/love this post! Ty for reading ~
Under a tree in the sunshine? Spring hurry up!

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Hello everyone! So lately I went out a couple of times for lunch/dinner this week and I picked up on a regular problem when I do go out for food. I always have such a difficult time deciding what to eat, and it's really frustrating when you just want a delicious meal in front of you. Sometimes I'm tempted to tell the waiter to bring me whatever. There is always three different dishes which I'm always really interested to try on the menu. I usually wimp out and order the safest of the three but I really want to start being more adventurous with what I order. On friday night I went out for a oriental buffet for my friend Holly's birthday and had a great time, but of course because there was so much variety I put a little of everything onto my plate. And because I have to try everything, I ended up eating way too much and feeling a little ill, yet for some reason this always happens on Holly's birthdays. So my question is this: What do you do when there are so many delicious options on the menu and you don't know what to pick?

Nothing beats a good oriental dish
I had a great time, so thank you Holly!
Oh and by the way before I rush off check out the new Cyprus tourism video! It's pretty good, they have made everything look amazing, but personally I prefer the old one. Let me know what you think! It does make you proud when you see your country shown like this haha. I think the photo quality has been improved a lot from the last one and they got some good shots from great angles, but I think they failed in showing off the mountains and culture. Ty for reading and please don't forget to comment/share/love/like/tweet! ~

Haha Must stop posting Cyprus photos when I'm not there!

Monday, 17 January 2011

My Day at the Dream factory : Channel 4

Definitely a Dream Factory
Dr.Dog - Heart it Races
Well hello! Exams cleared, life scheduled, worries put aside and back to blogging it is! With an interesting topic of discussion. I'm so sorry to all my followers who had to re follow, chaos has been happening with my blog but it's finally sorted. If you hit follow everything will sort itself out now! (For those of you who don't know Channel 4 is a major television channel in the UK)

So recently I had a little Saturday trip to Channel 4's HQ to do some classes on different media topics. I had an absolutely great day and met some interesting new people. I absolutely loved the fact I was talking to people who knew their stuff and picked up some great advice which I am so thankful for. The building itself was amazing. Every little detail managed to amaze me. From the little televisions in the lifts with 4music on to the stairs used in the Bridget Jones movie, it was all well worth the day. I got a pretty cool 4 talent notebook and pen! Which I am a sucker for freebies. Of course my favourite Channel 4 thing was the huge four at the entrance! Walking underneath that I felt so special. Just like the big 4 which is shown before the program starts it is just like that! It had a brilliantly colourful interior and artwork from all the Big Brother Eyes. Little film 4 boxes with 127 Days or whatever it is being advertised. Pretty awesome...  
So the day kicked off with a short film showing all my favourite programs condensed into about 10 minutes, (just in case we forgot how brilliant channel 4 was) of course filled with mind twisting documentaries and heart racing dramas and series. We then moved on to the Presenting class, which was great fun. The guy who did it was on the only way is essex and he was great fun. Gave us lots of great tips about where to go for a job and what to do, for example show reels and so on which simply no one tells you in real life! That was followed up with an acting course for tv which was super great as you got the chance to bear yourself on camera and take feedback which was again something you don't have access to at home. Then last but not least Interviews for magazines. It was great because the amount of secret info no one else really knows about how to get a hold of stars and the amount of research you need to do to get a good set of questions. Great discussion all round and everyone else's input and opinions were all really interesting to hear!

The day rounded off with a big goodbye and getting home. It was a really great day, and I can't wait to apply for Inspiration week which I can now apply for because of this day! We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the building which was a shame but I guess just being there was good enough. Glad I was able to share that with you and I will be going back to victoria to take some photos of the impressive buildings around. Oh and there was a Zara there what more do I want?!

My future walk in wardrobe 
So Zara opened up their new flagship store in Rome! How exciting, I would love to go. It looks huge and amazing. Some great interior design. The picture above is just a regular store. And I've always said If I was rich and would have a walk in wardrobe it would definitely be styled after Zara. New lookbook up soon! Shooting on Saturday so super excited. I don't want to be one of these people who just post looks because they have nothing else to do. Fashion is like an art so you need to put effort in in order for it to be good. Everyone is free to do what they want but I always love being amazed by a great picture someone has taken time to concept shoot properly and photo manipulate to improve picture quality. Oh and I almost forgot, Headphones are now finally OFFICIALLY in trend, according to D&G. 

So that's a post! Hooray. Having finished my exams I am slightly worried what I got results wise and things however I have moved on and relised I need to start studying again! Hard but not so hard I don't have time to post. New posts will be coming up soon hopefully with some interviews? One about Images and what they can do is on my list, so you can look forward to reading my thoughts on that! As I said before I've lost all my followers so please feel free to hit follow and comments are so appreciated as always. I love getting feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time out to read, see you soon ~
Even More 4, get it xD 
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