Summer Magic, Making Up The Magic, Ewa Bilinska
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Summer Magic

So I’ve been busy working on all kinds of projects, but when I got polaroids of Melissa, I just had to shoot her in some Summer Magic-al inspired makeup (lots of colour).

Photography & Makeup by me.
Model, Melissa at Dulcedo Models

CAMERA TALK
Somewhere in mid-June my camera broke down. It was an old hand-me down from a friend. It coincided with my vacay… So I found a part-time job to buy my new camera. A little note here: you don’t need the top of the line SLR, you just need something that will make you the images you need. What makes great images is having great ideas and a clear vision of what you are looking to create–NOT a big ass camera. I’ve bought the Canon EOS Rebel T6 to replace the old EOS Rebel Txi. I can tell you that from working with other photographers on their editing, and some use up to 40 megapixels and more, and it’s just too much information for a beauty shot. This camera is at 18 megapixels, and I find that with face close-ups, there will be less hours spent on retouching pores and facial hairs.  (Lucky for me Melissa has no pores so there was a total of 30 minutes of editing for the 10 shots I chose).   

ELECTRIC NATURE
Melissa and I just went to a park, near my home. I sit in the spot we shot, to practice my singing. I did a few selfies one day (just ’cause I’m vain like that but I don’t post them, just for me), and I found it had great potential for a backdrop to a beauty photo-shoot. Last week, the agent I work with sent me a polaroid of Melissa, just as I got my new camera. She was the perfect face for the super-nature-aural looks I had in mind. It was also a great way to see what this new camera could do. 

COLOUR STORY
I always found that, us blondes, look great with green. The yellow was inspired by a Pakistani resident who was wearing a sari, with a similar shade and sitting with her family near me, one afternoon I was practicing. Just goes to show: inspiration is everywhere if you take time to see what is really happening around you. The purple was improvised, mostly because the same week, I did a shoot with a photographer and she wanted purple makeup, but for these shots I wanted to push it to the extreme, because beauty shots are all about extremes. There is that same punk-y shape I like to do … oh well… but that’s ok. I promise to have more interesting ideas, when I shoot with Melissa again in a week or two, for a more studied editorial.

In the mean time, enjoy some Summer Magic thanks to Melissa’s fabulous face.

Summer Magic, Making Up The Magic, Ewa Bilinska

 

Summer Magic, Making Up The Magic, Ewa Bilinska

Summer Magic, Making Up The Magic, Ewa Bilinska

Summer Magic, Making Up The Magic, Ewa Bilinska

 

Summer Magic, Making Up The Magic, Ewa Bilinska

 

Summer Magic, Making Up The Magic, Ewa Bilinska