Artist Muse: The Story of DLG (Dream.Love.Grow).

Artist Muse: The Story of DLG (Dream.Love.Grow).

Dream Love Grow is my friend Mailyn’s creative project. ¬†She is a beautiful person and is very inspiring. The video below is a long distance collaboration we did together. My friends and I sang/played music/recorded (from Ottawa). DLG and friends wrote the song and made the video (from the Philippines). As you can see from the video, the Philippines is a very beautiful place and DLG (Dream Love Grow) would like to make it even more beautiful. She is looking for donations for a total of 16,500 CND to help reach children in under-privileged communities. The money is going to a vehicle (Mitsubishi L300 FB 2010) to enable them access to hard to reach places with in the Philippines. What DLG plans to do is teach the under-privileged children how to sing, play music and English. Here is her message below! with Love and Good Melodies xo~ May-Jun Dream Love Grow: As you may or may not have known, I have been in the Philippines for a year. While it was a journey all on it’s own, I have come to learn about certain parts of the Philippines that tourists will never know about. These areas often have a large number of children all wanting the basic necessities of life and equally as important: love and education. The parts of the Philippines I have grown fond of are the children who have been abandoned, the children who have been put into foster care, the children who have been abused or neglected, children who work and live in the landfill. These children have more spirit and more heart than any...
Artist Muse: Kimiko Yoshida 3 Simple Steps for self portraiture for beginners

Artist Muse: Kimiko Yoshida 3 Simple Steps for self portraiture for beginners

Kimiko Yoshida is a brilliant photographer. Her work to me is so breath taking and beautiful. She mentions her process as taking away her ego in the photographs to create these interesting and alluring characters. 3 Simple Steps for portraiture for beginners. Here are some steps to taking successful self portraits: 1: Vision: What do you want to create? What is the background? It could be a field, a roof top, a wall. What about the subject (you)? How did you want to style your self. Did you want to be you, or portray something that is not close to how you are in every day situations. 2: Gear: Work with what you have. If you don’t have lights than go with out doors lighting, or close to a sunny window. An option is to use white foam core or white Bristol board to bounce the sun light to yourself. A must is a tri-pod or something very sturdy like a table with books under it to balance your camera on. It needs to be level and stable. Before I had a tri-pod I would use a chair and find objects to level the camera. Make sure your camera has a self timer. 3: Once you have explored your clothing, makeup, location and you have your gear in place, it is time to model. Test your self timer to see how long you have before it takes a photograph. Also play with your exposure settings. If the “Manual” setting is too intimidating, try “Automatic” for now until you are ready to try something different. When posing try many different...