Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Me...well, at least one side of me I'm sure...


Hi! My name is Shanda Peck Call. I am a 2nd year photo student up at USU, and loving every minute of it. I am double majoring in Graphic Arts and Photography...I'm told this is suicide...we'll see how I get through.


I have a little two-almost three year old named Aspen. She is busy busy. I work from home, and I have a husband I rarely see...he's going into engineering and would rather do numbers than design something. I'm the total opposite.


The reason for the picture, is not because I'm sad and depressing...I actually saw a picture like this in a magazine, and I am always intrigued by pictures with people crying in them. And I loved the lighting...so I wanted to see if I could duplicate it on myself...I think I had a little too much mascara smudge, and I needed to make it a little darker on the right side to match the pic, but I liked how it turned out. I used some stuff called sunbreeze (Kind of like mentholatum) at the corners of my eyes, and it made me really cry, so those are real tears...the length we go to for great shots. I don't usually wear this few of clothing either...but the gal in the picture had totally bare shoulders, and I didn't feel comfortable doing that, so I put on a tank instead. I took it by setting up my camera on a tripod and using the timer with my studio light.


I'm excited about being a part of this group and learning to improve.

9 comments:

princess jen said...

It's so intriguing! I really like it. You did a great job setting up the shot and I love how it turned out. Good luck in school and with your little girl. I've always loved the name Aspen and if I ever have another baby (girl), that's the name on my list.

Rachel H. said...

That is really a cool shot! I love setting up pics sometimes--I think they make fr such interesting pieces!

Mindy said...

Shanda! I didn't know you were on here!! It's so good to see you, even if it's with tears. ;) Beautiful picture... I love the thought process.

Kritta22 said...

WOw! We are going to learn sooo much from yoU!

Janelle said...

Very interesting picture. I like how much effort you obviously put into it. Like princess jen said, "intriguing."

Katy said...

Wow!!!! NO FAIR being both a GREAT photographer AND a model!!!! ;)

You're beautiful and this is a really stunning picture-- you totally got me excited to look through pictures and try my take on it... you're very good!

AprilF said...

Very creative!! I really like your hand placement and "bare" shoulders. Little tip (since you gave me a great one ;)) If you stand back farther from your background it would go completely black and you wouldn't see any wrinkles.

Charlotte said...

You're too fun, girl. I'm glad you joined the group. Can't wait to get your "expert" advice on lighting and stuff.

And I totally love the idea of finding other people's pictures and trying to recreate it. I think I'd learn a lot by doing that.

Shanda Call said...

Ha. I don't know if it's "Expert"...but I'm finally learning something I guess.