Mia- Poor Milana, nobody likes to be in that situation. I’ve been there quite a few times in my life. I love the picture, and the background. It’s so sweet Cami – Aww Milana, go play with your friends! Friends are wonderfully blind to our self-perceived faults aren't they? Love the picture; it looks like a perfect summer day and poor little Milana looks so sad and anxious. Good job. Rach- I really like how even without reading the story, I can somewhat tell what it is about. Their expressions are clear, and the overall backdrop is just really pleasant. Angie- OH wow. I did the exact same thing as a kid! Although, it was at my own birthday party. Haha. This was a very good entry, I really couldn't find a flaw in it!
Mia- I feel like there could have been more going on with her expression there. I love that the background is set up, and we are closer to Nellie Cami – I like the thought put into the background and the set up here. The picture is well lit as well, I only wish young Nellie was showing a bit more emotion - whether good or bad. Rach- Nellie has a lovely face as a child. Her emotions are raw and really fitting for the story. Good job. Angie- I felt like the picture was a little bit... bland, compared to the amazing story accompanying it. Still, kid!Nels? SO. ADORABLE.
Mia- I love love LOVE how there is so much going on in the background, but not enough to distract the eye from Trey. He’s so cute as a kid Cami – Be a unicorn little Trey! At first I thought the city scape in the background was an odd contrast to the rodeo setting but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it. Probably because I come from Houston and we have a large rodeo every year. Overall, good job! Rach- Your story definitely cracked me up. Really unique! Angie- What can I say? Perfect entry. I'm so loving your pink outfits, and keep believing--you ARE a unicorn!
Mia- Would have been nice to see the kitty’s face as well as Dana’s. Overall, the dumpster was a nice touch, and the scene was very sweet. Cami – Aww, what a pretty kitty! I'm glad Dana rescued her and found her calling in life! The dumpsters are a simple but effective backdrop for the scene and it's well lit. Rach- Would be better if you involved more of the background but you did well in capturing her expression! Angie- I really liked this one, for the cat, but it was a bit too... how can I say
it... vague? What really caught my eye was the cutesy little kitty's fur. It's kinda a bubble around him... that really brought down the overall quality.
Mia- Ah, too close to the camera dear! I would have liked to see more of the scene going on around them. There’s sort of this in between point when it comes to photo taking. Neither too far or too close, that’s what we’d like to see next time, okay? Otherwise, her expression is lovely. Cami – The text that accompanied the picture showed such an exciting moment in young Jemima's life - I only which we could have seen it in the picture itself! While the picture itself is well lit and nice - it doesn't really SHOW anything about the memory except for excitement (but not what or who is causing it). Work on incorporating more details into the screenshots as the majority of the score is based on that. Rach- She is too close to the camera, it would be nice to see more of the background to show what is going on behind her. Angie- Honestly, I couldn't even tell what the picture was of, were it not for the story. She's so adorable, but I wish we could have seen this Phillip!
Mia- What an adorable story Although her mom doesn’t look to pleased to be pregnant. The shot could have used a little more light. Cami – I love how excited she is about having a little sister (let's hope it's not a boy eh? lol)! The first time I looked at this pic (admittedly from my iPhone) I thought she was scaring her mother! Composition wise, the room could use a touch more light and the angle is a bit steep but overall, it's nicely done. Rach- This is a really unique story. And the contrast between their expressions is just priceless Angie- DAAAAAW! This was such a cute little story! And your mom is so pretty! I love chubby little Tabitha and just.
Mia- My grandpa believed he knew everything as well xD So wise. I love this shot, how beaten he looks, the background is glorious too Cami – Grandpas are so wise to the world - one should always listen to their grandpa. I love the advice he gave her! She really does look like she's whining and defeated in that picture too. Good job! Rach- I love how the background really shows the steep slope she had to go through yet it didn't compromise her sweet face. Her expression is really fitting as well. Good job! Angie- May your Grandpa rest in peace <3 This was such an adorable story, really, I'm in love with Maya already.
Mia- I love this, she really looks angry at the fact he wants her to be a princess! The whole shot is set up wonderfully. Cami – Stella's very own prince charming! hehe! I love the room set up and Jeremy's pose, I like how upset poor little Stella looks too. The lighting in the room seems to wash their faces out just a bit but overall, it's a great picture. Rach- Nicely done! Really liking the composition of this picture without compromising the model Angie- Jeremy sounds so cute! "The boy who ate dirt was the one who taught me to love myself." I love that line :] The only thing I didn't really like about this entry was how they were both looking towards the camera--but other han that, I loved this!
Mia- That park is so vibrant and bright. If only her day could have been the same. I’m glad she made a friend, but kids can be so mean sometimes. If only we could have been a little closer to the scene. Cami – What a beautiful playground/park! I love how much attention you put into the details of your sets and the extras around (like the girl swinging in the background); it adds such a touch of "realism" to the scene. My only problem here was picking out young Rosie from the scene and she should be the focus (I did find her of course lol) Rach- Really good picture. what would help improve it is if it is zoomed in just a little to get rid of the excess space on the right. Angie- You always take such gorgeous pictures. I've always envied you for that! Also, I am loving that little scene. It's exactly what kids at my school did. So sd;glksjfglkdfjsg~
Mia- This is a stunning shot. If only her father wasn’t using a custom pose, which aren’t allowed in the competition. I’ve docked some points because of this. Cami – The colors are so vibrant and lovely here! I how her father is in the background, watching over his daughter! Such a lovely shot! Rach- Aww, this reminds me of my childhood too. I love her expression here, both of fear yet determination to learn. Lovely mesh of colors and use of background without compromising the model. Good! Angie- The water reflection makes the trees look like a dr seuss thing ^^ but i docked some because Daddy was using a custom ppoooossseeee. Automatic nono. Otherwise, she's so adorable!~ --------------
Because we had so many drop outs this round, we lost Vincent, Karen, Elisabeth, Harmony, & Kiwi. So there will be no elimination this round.
I just need to remind everyone that this is a pose-free competition, so using custom poses in your entry is a no-no.
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ASSIGNMENT 3 Birthday Blunders
It’s your model’s birthday! Naturally there will be a party, but as always, something goes wrong! We want to see what went wrong, and the effect it had on the rest of the party. Try to add a story with it so we know what is happening in the photo.
I'd made them promise...no gifts, no parties, absolutely NO FUSS. But ya know, my best mate was never one to listen. He hired a street performer to of some sort - honestly I didn't ask! - to come sing to me.
I'm pretty sure it was the longest song EVER! I was left with trying desperately to hold it in or being rude...
I think the end result was a mixture (and failure) of both. My best mate swore to never do it again...of course he was laughing at the time so I'm not sure I believe him.
[Picture and story done by Judge Cami] -----------------------------------------
ASSIGNMENT IS DUE 8th of April at 9pm EST
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Perfectly cute invitations sent out? Check.
RSVP's received back? Check.
Caterer booked? Check.
Hall and Karaoke booked? Check.
New dress bought? Check.
I ran through my check list a million times, a trillion times. Okay, okay that's an exageration, but it sure felt like it. My 21st. I'd booked the local karaoke club, a private booking seeing as I'd received about 40 RSVP's back. Tonight promised to be the most exciting night of my life!!! I spent a ridiculously large amount on a pretty new dress, and had even been to the local beauty salon to have my hair and make-up done. I was feeling special, beautiful. I didn't get to feel that way very often so having one night where I got to be the centre of attention.. It felt good. I helped the caterer set up, looking at all the pretty, delicate party food and the big pink cake. And I waited for my guests to arrive.
And I waited..
And I waited...
And I waited some more.
The problem was that no matter how long I waited no one showed up.
Not even one person.
Eventually I had to accept the fact that no one was coming. I suppose I'm not that special after all...
I nervously stared down at the beautiful red satin that made up my dress, I made the right decision. Satisfied with my hair and make-up, I ran down the stairs. I couldn’t wait any longer. My 20th birthday had been greatly anticipated because this was the day that my parents would allow me to open my very own restaurant.
I straightened my dress and breathed deeply before proceeding to open the door. I didn’t expect to see what lay before me.
Brilliant, jewel coloured balloons hung from the ceiling and a table lay with dainty cupcakes and party hats. However, I smelt something burning and my eyes immediately went to the oven in which my mother had baked the cupcakes. My eyes widened as I noticed a flame sparking. Although this seemed trivial, my mother had a pathological fear of fires. She stared as the flames licked the edge of the oven, the counters and eventually the table that held the cupcakes.
I could only watch in horror.
(p.s. virtual cookies to whoever can spot Ben the cat from the previous assignment!)