i used my iphone :(

Recently I’ve been shooting with my iPhone, using the 6X6 application, or in the case of this photo, the 6X7 application - then editing in Hipstamatic, Lightroom Mobile, or Snapseed. (Hipstamatic was used for this photo.)
I like the iPhone, shoot + edit combination because it feels less fussy than using a camera and LR. I shot a lot of frames. Try to shot what I see. Prime lens. Shoot and move. Shoot and move. If a composition looks good on a phone screen, without my glasses - it has good bones, and gives me good feelings. 
Photography for me is experiential - a way to draw myself into my surroundings and achieve presence.

anonymous asked:

Hey beautiful! Another curvy girl here asking how you take such good photos!!! Is it phone or camera? And do you use a stand? They are so good Haha thanks, love your stuff! x

Well thankies my fellow curvy bby 💋💕
I just use my iPhone 7, an umbrella light, and a tripod! Though I don’t use the special light bulb that comes with the umbrella because it’s way too cool toned and makes me look green! So if you’re pale I recommend replacing it with a warm white colored bulb instead.. at least that’s what works best for me 💡 Edit: tbh natural daylight is best and preferred oh and also FREE, but I use the studio type lighting because I only shoot at night hehe

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so, I was doing some google image searching and  happened to stumble upon those super cute phone covers by @saisai-chan, and imagined inko having them… only if I had an iphone….

(here’s also the original artwork!)

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frank on stage x nebulas lockscreens

transcript of the speech i gave at Vassar’s black baccalaureate service

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, and the Vassar class of 2017.
Just saying that aloud made me feel old. Class of 2017? Most of y'all were born after dark-skinned Aunt Viv left the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. That’s wild.

I want to first thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special moment in your lives. I am honored, privileged, and a bit in disbelief that you asked me of all people to give this address. I try not to have feelings, and I’m going to do my best not to cry today, but no promises.

I’m here to stand in the gap between you and your parents and guardians and any other elders in your lives that you stopped listening to because you thought they were wack and out of touch. I remember being in your shoes not TOO long ago, and it is my fervent prayer that something that I say here today will help you avoid some of the mess I went through.
To be honest I’m a little nervous, but I figured there was no way could this be worse than when Betsy DeVos went down to Bethune-Cookman, so let’s get started.

As you transition to life after Vassar the changes will be both inevitable and swift, so I’d like to begin by giving you some well-intentioned advice and warning you about the continued process of becoming an adult.

Keep reading

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On one of the days when Kana was busy teaching (workshop on making clay accessories), I went to do some outdoor sketching near Enoshima. I knew there is an interesting river near enough to just walk there.

It was VERY hot so my main priority was just to find a good spot in the shade to set up my two tripods (I use one for painting and another, simpler one for recording with my iPhone). I ended up painting the bridge, a mansion block and a Buddhist temple (?) on a hill in the back. It was an interesting composition - the pink mansion block was literally the only high building in the neighbourhood and it really sticks out.

I decided to paint this scene in a similar way to a sketch I did in Manseibashi (near Akihabara) by drawing the lines only on the objects in the foreground and painting the rest only in watercolours.

In the end, I was chased out of the shady spot by mosquitos and it was so hot that I was tired for the rest of the day - I guess I will have to work indoors until this hot summer goes away a little.

Technical details:

  • colours: My portable 24 colours watercolour set
  • lines: Copic Multiliner 0.5mm
  • paper: Watercolor paper landscape Moleskine sketchbook

かなが忙しかった日(粘土アクセサリーのワークショップを開いてた)に、ちょっと外へスケッチしに行ってみました。物件を探してた時に面白そうな川を見たので向かってみました。

何を描くかよりも、使っている三脚二本を日陰でセットアップするのは優先でした。すごく暑い!

結局描きたかった川、橋、高いマンションと背景の寺(?)が入った景色になりました。蚊と日差しに襲われるので、早く描けるのは大事です。背景にある物に線画をつけず、水彩だけで描いてみました。(この描き方を以前、万世橋で試したことがあって、かなり気に入ってます)

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  • 紙: 水彩用 モレスキン 横長 スケッチブック 
  • 線画: コピック マルチライナー SP 0.5
  • 着色: 24色カスタムセット (主にシュミンケとウィンザー&ニュートン)
Beauty Magic

I want to talk a little bit about beauty magic.
WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD.

Originally posted by 365daysofwhitegirl

To make a long, sad story short, I always hated looking in the mirror because I hated what I saw. I thought I was an ugly fuck and I’d avoid the mirror as much as I could to not see who was staring back at me. When I came upon witchcraft, overtime, I realized that I was neglecting myself of being who I am, beautiful. 

I really love incorporating magic into what can make me feel beautiful and empowered and the way I do so is by using music beauty magic to aid me while I take showers, put on makeup, get dressed, etc. It has helped me see that I am truly beautiful for who I am with flaws and all, and I would like to share with you that you too are just as beautiful as I. We are beautiful.

Lets take this one step at a time: 

Morning Slumps to Magic Mornings

For me, this is one of the hardest parts of my day. I look like hell; makeup smeared, hair in knots and messy, clothes twisted, goop in eyes, morning breath, I mean, mornings are just not my thing and I have truly felt disgusting while working my way up to getting ready. While thinking to myself how gross I am, it made me less ambitious and made me less willing to look past what I found ugly. So as I brushed my teeth, took a shower, and got ready for my day I already had in mind how ugly I am by focusing on the negative. Thoughts are SO powerful and what we think is what we will see.

Beauty Magic Tip One:
Make a playlist called “Beauty” or a title that makes you feel empowered/beautiful. Have your coffee, eat your breakfast, whatever your routine is. Make your playlist and only put in songs that make you feel beautiful, music that makes you feel sexy, and strong. When you are finished with your morning routine, brush your teeth, and when you are done turn on your playlist. Take a shower while you have that playlist going and think about how beautiful you are and how strong your are.

BONUS:

  • If you sing the songs as you shampoo/condition/wash your body you are washing that beauty all over you and having it soak into your pores and washing off any negativity that lingers. You don’t have to sing, only do if you are comfortable with it. 
  • If you are a witch who can’t be open with your magic this is a great way to do beauty magic since you are alone (well, assuming, haha) in the shower. The most you have to worry about is having someone ask you to turn down the music or tell you to stop singing in case you are too loud.
  • If you are a spoonie witch this is a great way to do powerful magic because all you need is your thoughts and a playlist for your tools (and your voice if you choose to sing).

NOTES:

  • Based off of experience (I take hot ass showers) your electronics can get ruined in warm and humid places overtime if you have them in the bathroom with you, if so, make sure that you keep the bathroom well ventilated. 
  • I hate to admit it but sometimes while I am showering and I get really into a song and I dance a bit (fuck can’t believe I admitted it but moving past, haha) just please be careful. There have been a couple times where I have almost fallen, haha.

Beauty Magic Tip Two: 
While you get ready for your day (doing your hair, getting dressed, putting on your makeup) have your Beauty playlist going on and think about how beautiful you are and sexy you are. This can aid in getting you energized for the day ahead. 

BONUS: 

  • If you would like, while you get ready and listen to your encouraging music keep a rose quartz on/near you. This can add that little extra oompf. 
  • Again, a great way to incorporate magic if you are one who can’t be open with your craft. Who is going to tell you that you can’t listen to music and get ready at the same time? 
  • If you are a spoonie witch this is a great way to do powerful magic because all you need is your thoughts and a playlist for your tools (and your voice if you choose to sing). 

NOTES: 

  • This is just me personally but I can’t sing and put on makeup, that ends in the result of stabbing myself in the eye, haha. Be careful dearie! 
  • Rose quartz is one of many crystals that can be used to add a little extra loving energy / beauty magic. If you feel connected to another crystal that makes you feel beautiful use it! 
  • If you are a spoonie witch don’t overwhelm yourself. Chronic pain can sometimes get the better where you can’t get ready like you want for your day, and that’s okay. All you need are your positive thoughts and have your playlist going, you are beautiful.

Afternoon Blues to Swingin’ Days

Afternoons are where I feel the most sluggish because its the middle of the day and I am still busy doing my shit (cleaning, working, so forth). Afternoons can feel as if they drag on because you are waiting for the work/school day to be over with so you can go home and chill the fuck out. 

Beauty Magic Tip Three:  
While your are working/in school and you have a moment to yourself just think about how gorgeous you are. Keep a positive attitude about yourself because words and thoughts are powerful. 

BONUS:

  • You can bring along with you a self love spell jar/sigil/crystals along with you to work/school and keep it tucked away in your purse/wallet/backpack where ever as long as it is on your personally. 
  • All you need for this are your thoughts and positive vibes. Great for spoonie witches. 

NOTES: 

  • You can honestly do this whenever throughout the day since all you need are your thoughts. I just like doing this while in the middle of my day because it is a gentle reminder that I am beautiful no matter what I am doing.
  • Again, use any kind of crystal that resonates with you and beauty. 

Beauty Magic Tip Four: 
When the day is finally over and you are on your way home put on that playlist and sing your heart out. 

NOTES: 

  • If you are underage and aren’t driving yourself and have to ride the bus or carpool with others but still want to listen to your playlist on your way home, plug in your headphones. You don’t have to sing, singing is just a bonus. Listen to the music, let yourself feel beautiful. 
  • If you are driving yourself home, (this is just me personally) but I crank up the music and sing my ass off bring in the loving vibes after a long day. 

Gloomy Evenings to Enchanting Nights

I love nighttime. For me, it’s the time to really get connected with my being. The stars shine down on our hearts showing us that glitter of beauty that we each carry. We are all apart of the universe, that beauty is always within us as long as we are willing to open our eyes and see the natural beauty that we hold.

Beauty Magic Tip Five: 
Nighttime shower, read Beauty Magic Tip One along with notes and bonus section. This method can be applied to night and morning showers. 

Beauty Magic Tip Six: 
Magical baths allow us to soak in the properties of whatever kind of magic we are doing. Fill your bath up with water, add bubbles if you would like, and before you get in put on your Beauty playlist. Instead of singing, just listen. Let the words soak into your pores as the water will do. 

BONUS

  • You can add candles, herbs, essential oils, incenses, crystals around your bath that are related to beauty/loving energies. 
  • A great way for witches who can’t be open about their craft to do magic because you are taking a bath, you can say you just need to relax after a long day. 
  • Awesome for spoonie witches. You are soaking in the tub of your beauty and all you need is your thoughts and playlist going.  

NOTES:

  • If you are using essential oils/herbs make sure you DO YOUR RESEARCH. Don’t use anything that can be harmful for your body.
  • If you are using crystals make sure you DO YOUR RESEARCH. Don’t use any crystals that will dissolve in water, or can’t be near water, or that can make your water toxic in case accidents happen. 
  • It’s best that you don’t have your phone on your during this bath. Focus on yourself, on your beauty, and all the love you should be giving to yourself.
  • Personally, when I do this I don’t like to sing (and I love singing, haha). One, because it is nighttime and people in the house are asleep. Two, because I like to completely lose myself in the bath and relax. So keep the music low and peaceful so you can soak up all that beautiful energy.
  • Don’t have your electronic on the edge of the tub while your music is going. Personally, I use my phone (its an iPhone, all my music is there) and I don’t know about you but I am a clumsy fucker and I can’t afford losing that shit, haha. So keep your music going somewhere in ear shot (on the vanity or on a shelf in your bathroom, wherever water won’t damage your electronics.)

Beauty Magic Tip Seven:
I have acne issues and they bug the shit out of me but it doesn’t mean I’m not beautiful. So before I go to bed I wash my face (with lavender soap) and put on a special remedy I personally make to get rid of my acne. After your shower or before you go to bed, washing your face is a BIG helper to keep yourself beautiful. Keep a special towel that is specifically used for washing your face. Cleaning your face with some water and soap that is proper for your skin can do you wonders. While you wash your face think how powerful you are and how beautiful you are.

BONUS: 

  • If you have acne and are curious about my remedy watch this video to see how I do it.
  • You can have your Beauty playlist going on as you wash your face, adding that that extra oompf of gorgeous to your magic. 
  • This is a great way to incorporate magic if you are one who can’t be open with your craft. If someone asks what you are doing all you have to say is that you are taking care of yourself, which, well you are!

NOTES: 

  • If you are using the acne remedy of mine make sure that you are able to use it. It contains tea tree essential oil, not everyone can use that for their skin so please DO YOUR RESEARCH. I am not responsible for if something goes wrong because I am warning you now what works for me may not work for you, so test the waters and make sure you use ingredients that are safe for your skin.
  • While washing your face keep your electronics away from you if you are playing your Beauty playlist as you wash your face. This is just from personal experience but I am a messy fucker when it comes to washing my face. I wish I could be as graceful as those ladies on TV splashing water on my face with no effort, but yeah, this is real life and water gets EVERYWHERE. So, if you are like me, keep that in mind if you want your music playing. 
  • You don’t have to have music going, it’s optional. I just love music and incorporate it with anything magical I do. 
  • This can be overwhelming for spoonie witches (especially if you are one who has chronic pain in hands/wrists) because you are in motion washing your face so do what you can, if it is too painful to do then I recommend not doing this.

Beauty Magic Tip Eight: 
As you are laying in bed, right before you fall asleep say out loud, in your head, or whisper “I shine bright like my brothers and sisters of the night sky.” or “I am beautiful.” 

BONUS: 

  • Sleep with a rose quartz crystal to have the beauty of yourself always be with you, even in your dreams. 

NOTES: 

  • You can honestly say anything you’d like before you fall asleep, the two examples I provided are just ones that I say. Anything along the lines to you being beautiful will bring you beauty and charm. 
  • You don’t have to use rose quartz. If you connect to another crystal that provides you the same beautiful/loving energies use it!

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NOTE
I wanted to save these for the very end. 

  • Beauty magic isn’t so that others will see you and think “Holy fuck, they are SO beautiful. I MUST HAVE THEM.” It isn’t like that. This kind of magic is about you seeing yourself as beautiful. 
  • Regarding your playlist, you can have ANY music that makes YOU feel beautiful. If the song makes you feel strong, sexy, beautiful, charming, empowered, whatever go ahead and use it! 

This is just a taste of music from my personal Beauty Playlist to help you get an idea: 
Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton, Sugar Magnolia by Grateful Dead, She Is Beautiful by Andrew W.K., Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison, Lovingest Woman In Town by Albert King, Humans by The Scene Aesthetic, My Little Girl by The Jeff Healey Band, Cigarettes and Coffee by Otis Redding.

Like I said, you can use whatever kind of music you want as long as you feel beautiful. (Don’t be rude, please don’t give me any shit for my taste in music.)
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So there we have it, a list of different ways you can incorporate beauty magic within your lives, and yes I know most of the tips have something to do with music but I am someone who incorporates music into everything I do magically. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and if you use these tips, let me know how it works for you and tell me what you added to make it your personal style.

Stay beautiful darlin’.

Much Love,
Adrianna 😘  

studyworkshop-deactivated201706  asked:

How do you take such beautiful photos? Can you give me advice on taking clear, bright, and aesthetically pleasing photos? Thank you :)

hi, sorry for the late reply! i was hesitant about answering this because i’m 100% sure there will be people arguing that i’m encouraging an unrealistic studyblr aesthetic but whatever. yolo

long post ahead!!

the first step is most important: natural light!! unless you have, like, professional photography lights ready to go, then your photos will look best with natural light. take a photo near a window but not directly in front of it so the shadows aren’t too harsh

also, i use an iphone 6 for my photos, but you can use whatever you have

and, now, a messy collection of steps that i got too carried away with:

and now for some disclaimers:

  • the quality of your studies is in no way determined by how pretty of a photo you can take
  • the studyblr aesthetic is cool and can be super motivational but you shouldn’t feel compelled to ///give in/// to it
  • a studyblr isn’t about the photos. it’s about an enthusiasm for learning and a passion for education!
  • but nice photos are still nice to look at, and i personally think they make studying more appealing to me, so,

there you go! the entire process from desk to dashboard. i hope it helped!

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my chemical romance for @mcryinq and @-givemeareasontobelieve- :))

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This is for an anon, who asked about some “witchy apps”! All of these are available on iPhones from the app store, as that’s what I have, but I think that majority of them are also available on Android devices.

SkyView (Free): stargazing app that lets you see planets and constellations that are actively above and around where you are at any time during the day.

The Moon - Calendar phase of Moon: Phases of the moon, obviously. This is one of my favorite apps ever for moon cycles/phases, because it includes moonrise/set times, lunar days, and a calendar that shows what moon phases are on what days, as well as the astrology sign that is within the phase too.

Time Passages: another astrology app.  daily horoscopes that count in your birth chart (Which you can enter and save to see your entire chart), as well as a glossary of astrology terms, as well as information about your natal planets and houses. also includes moon phases as well.

Relax Melodies (free): a music/white noise app. you get to have a wide array of various city and nature sounds to create or find a mix that works for you. really good for using during meditations.

Tibetan Bowls: used for meditation or cleansing out spaces with the sound of the bowl, with an array of tones available depending on what suits you and your need.

Any ‘free candle’ app: for any time or place that you’re unavailable to either have or light a real candle. This one is great because it has candles of various colors and a setting where it will sense if you “blow out” the candle.

Pendulum Charts free: A collection of free and premade pendulum boards, instead of using paper and pen and having to worry about keeping said boards or saving them for every time you do pendulum work.

Down dog: a guided yoga app. I love this one because doing yoga can be nice to center and ground yourself. Customization difficulty level and length of session.

Stone: Crystal information app. includes pictures of crystals, general information and uses, and 3 of the more typical uses/associations of the crystal. can search by vibe and name.

Daily Horoscope: a daily horoscope app that includes all astrology signs. daily, tomorrow, weekly, monthly, yearly horoscopes available for each sign. sign characteristics and compatibility information available too. also has horoscopes for Chinese yearly and Druid trees.

Mighty Timer: a tea brewing timer, with several types of team already set in, as well the ability to add custom teas in too. It’s a life saver for if you’re as forgetful about your tea as I am.

Compass: all iPhones already have this. I use it for my practice if prayers or spells need to be done in a certain cardinal direction.