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Capturing your Life through a Window without Asking Permission

April 11, 2015

Dear Readers,

How would you feel if someone capture your daily life through their lens and through your windows? Would you be fine with it? Would you call it art? Granted nothing was captured or display of you in the nude. The only thing capture was your daily living, out of respect not showing your face.

I am a photographer and I believe there are different level of what can be consider art. I know taking photos of daily living without posing are the best photos one can take because it is “real”. I would not like to be watched unknowingly or knowingly of my daily activity. I find it creepy.

A photographer had done a project photographing his neighbors through their windows. The photos I have to say are beautiful and tastefully made. But the thing is that he never asked any of the neighbors who photos he took. When a woman found out that her family was a part of the project after seeing the photos she took this photographer to court and the photographer won. I will leave you with the link and you can look it up to do farther reading.

http://arnesvenson.com/theneighbors.html

I am about to rest. It has been a long week and next week will be the same. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely,

Lora Victoria Fotografie

Happy Easter

April 2, 2015

Dear Readers,

Wishing you all a wonderful Good Friday and Easter weekend

Lora Victoria Fotografie

Sincerely,

Lora Victoria Fotografie

I am addicted

March 31, 2015

Dear Readers,

I have like so many addictions it is crazy! I am sure  many of you do too:) I have wrote about a few in past post. One of my main addiction is buying magazines each months. I dare not to even count how much money I spend on magazine per year. I am sure I would make myself a bit sad thinking I could of bought my dream lens by now or two.  I love fashion, hair,  and cooking magazines. The cooking one has slow down a great deal but I still do buy one occasionally if I am in the mood or see something on the cover that grab my attention. But my favorite magazine of all time is Vogue. Everyone who know me know I am a Vogue girl. Still working to get my photos to look almost Vogueish, lol. Still have a way to go but not too far:) My love for Vogue is so great that I use it on photo shoots for models to use it for props and have it laying out on my table for models to get some posing ideas. One of my friend for my birthday surprise me with a gift wrap huge Vogue book. If you ever want to make me cry like a baby, that will do it. My mouth was on the floor that day, saying thank you tons of time, hugging over and over again, and crying with my emotional silly self.

Before I move I will for sure unpack one of my storage bin of magazines and do a magazine shoot. I am sure you see these type of shoot all over the internet so nothing really new.  I just plan to have a little spin off from the norm from what you see all over the net. Keep an eye open:)

What is your addictions? Can you use it for inspirations for your work, goals, or to help another?

Have a great week WordPresser. I leave you with one of my favorite song I am listening over and over while editing, because it is just one of those days: )


David Guetta – What I Did for Love feat Emeli Sandé (Audio Lyric)

Sincerely,

Lora Victoria Fotografie

I got it!

March 27, 2015

Very short post. About to go to bed. Today my husband surprised me with the two softboxes on my list. I was in total shock (so happy I did not buy them, lol). I have one more light gear thingy on my list but it would rarely be used anyway so not a big biggy. All I have now will give me the effects I want in my images.

I got a company photo shoot job today. Hubby and I had a meeting with a guy and he asked what do we do. I told him and my husband started to brag about me. If I could turn red, I would, like geeze wheez honey, really, stop it, lol. It was so nice of my husband. If you could hear how proud he was of me. He is like my number one fan who is so critical and honest with me. I gave him my business card so that he could see the quality of my photos. We parted and went our separate way for lunch and after lunch we met again to finalize a few things. He told me he looked at my website and would like to do business with me. You just don’t know how that made my day! This could be long term. Well for three months when he need my service and if all goes well when I come back too.

Maybe I will get my camera and dream lens that I so want. It is a rumor Mark4 will be coming out the end of this year. If it is true I can wait. I hate to get the 3 and then the four comes out. But I do so much want my dream lens with or without the new camera. The camera I have been using have been doing great by me. I have no problem not to update it for a while if not needed to.

WordPresser have a great weekend!

 

 

Be True to yourself

March 25, 2015

Dear Readers,

I would like to start off by stating there is so much going on in the world everyday. I give my regards for the people who love ones have been kidnap from the bus of Cameroon and for all the people and children who had died in the plane crash. My heart goes out to everyone who are in pain. If I could could give each of you a hug I so would.

In three more months I won’t be in Germany any longer, but will for sure be back in three more years. Each week I remind myself that because each move I have to let go of things. Each move I cry, scream, or turn numb because I am ‘messy’  as my husband would say. Not in the term making a mess but to be more so a packrat. Which end up creating mess in the long run. I am a person who buy ‘almost’ two of everything. I collect bottles, containers, and plastic wears. Why buy Tupperware when you can get it for free (not really) when you are buying food. I have a thing for colors of bottles and the shapes or style. Not normal bottles. I use to do tons of cooking, baking, and dinner parties. they looked so pretty and interesting on the table not only that but they had functions. Can containers are so much like Disney cans, pin up cans (I love the 50’s), and cans I can use to cut out shapes with for baking instead if not put things in. Well each week I have slowly been letting go and have threw away half of everything I have without my husband doing it for me. But stuff in the kitchen! No where else so far. I have 8 bags of sugars I need to give away. I can’t see throwing them away. They are still good and unopen. I have threw away also many of my spices, baking goods, and etc. I have to be real to myself. I love baking and cooking but at the moment my passion is photography.

A person asked me recently can I do dreamy photos. I told them yes but I don’t do them and explained. For me I am a photographer that love tack sharp images. I like a photo to look like a photo. Yes, it can have some depth of field that it is a bit shallow which will be made in camera. But to put it there in photoshop is not me. It is okay to be a photographer who do not do all style of photos, it really is. I do erotic shoots and some people ask if they can bring in a snake into the shoot. I tell them no. I don’t do snake shoots. Lizzards, dogs, cats, birds, and bunnies, yes. Anything that look like a rat, mice, or snake…ummm no.

I want to talk more on the topics to be true to yourself but I don’t want this to be a long post so I stop here. The weather is so nice outside I want to enjoy it for a while with our convertable top down. Plus we need to get some stuff done for the house we are building. It is so beautiful! Maybe once it is finish build, I will post an outdoor photo of it. It is more so American style home, with possible of 5 bedrooms if we wanted and not small size rooms, but  nice comfortable sizes,  more so on the inside and modern on the outside. My husband designed our home. That is another reason why I am proud and love the design. Things that we always wanted to have it is being place in our home the exact way he designed it. To bad we have to wait three more years to live in it. But it is okay. We were looking for a place to call  home for years. Been picky and could not find what we both like until we found land and agree to build it the way we want it from stratch. Years of waiting and searching was worth it. I write more about our home in a future post. I did my last editing this morning that I really don’t feel like being on the computer today. Wishing you all a great week and weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Lora Victoria Fotografie

Bitching and Raving

March 12, 2015

Dear Readers,

I was going to write about yesterday but I just finish installing a system in my studio that I must bitch about. What is up these days with manufacture not sending instructions with their products for how to install or put together. Okay yes, thank goodness for the people on youtube because they truly help me many days. But when not on youtube I am pulling my hair out.

Last week one of my dear photographer friend and I did a shoot in my studio. He was asking me why don’t I have a system to roll up my paper so that I can use more space in my studio. I told him my walls are not even this is why I have the system I have. Then he asked me if I remember his studio and the system he use. I told him ofcourse, but his walls are flat. Then he said he will send me a link later that day on what he is talking about and the light bulb in my head said oh yeah and wrote back still can’t use it my walls are not even. He laugh in his email and wrote back and gave me two links of what I need to buy and it totally make sense because it is not use on the wall but with my system.

Today is cleaning day. Normally when I am tied down to editing I let the house go if I don’t have anyone coming to me. It is not running anywhere. But when one come to me for an appointment they must walk through the house to get to the studio because the door is block with props and chairs plus they have to get dress in the bathroom anyway, which still take them throughout my home. So really no biggy, but all must be clean not just straighten, lol. Back to ranting. So I open up my boxes and first thing I do is look for a manual or instructions. Nada! I search on the internet found nothing. I search on youtube and same. I was like how in the hecky do I put this crap together. It look easy enough but I did not want to be wrong and rip my paper or break anything in the process. Next smart thing to do was to look for the item and all the photos off google image search to get some clue to put everything together. Why did this took me a hour to do something so simple. Maybe if someone was around and I had help, it would be quicker…maybe. But lifting a roll of heavy paper that is over 6 feet tall and trying to balance is crazy! Once all was done I had it working and was happy. Now I can use more of my studio with the background paper being off the ground . I have a boudoir shoot tomorrow and on Sunday and both shoot will need a lot of space to take the type of photos plan and requested.

One day I will post a recent photo of my studio. So many things change now that it is crazy. I have more softboxes and more lights, and my greedy butt want one more light and two more softboxes. But my friend told me last week how to make the softbox that I want. Which is really cool. I tried it out and it gave the effect but some days I just want the real thing instead of doing tricks. This way I can just have everything studio wise. My friend and I are always looking at photo stuff online and emailing it to each other and I think our photo gears obsession will never end, lol. Great guy, photographer, and friend. Love him to pieces.

Back to cleaning I go, break over. WordPresser have a great week and weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Lora Victoria Fotografie

I struck Gold … maybe

February 24, 2015

Dear Readers,

I have three more shoots to edit and deliver before the weekend shoots pile up on top of those. I have pretty much every weekend book out by clients and model shootings. Which feels so nice. Today after I finish editing a fun shoot I went for a walk to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunlight. Everyone who know me, know going for a walk means that shopping is some how involve. Sad to say it is more for shoots then for me personally. You would hate to see how much props I have in so many rooms (running out of space!).

As I was walking something told me to go into this antique store. Sometime they have nice stuff (mostly over price) and other side they have, …yeah. It did not hurt to stop to go in to see and I am so happy I did. I have been looking around for this one item for years! Problem is this item is a bit big and too heavy to walk home with. The hour of operation my friends with a car and husband are at work. I could try on Saturday but I have a shoot plan. I know the store will be close again by the time the shoot is over. Sadly in Germany some stores close way to early. I am going to try my best to see if I can get it this week. I know this item won’t stick around for long. The price is decent and I can use it for many creative shoots that I have in mind. Wish me luck!

About to make me a bowl of soup and go back to editing. Wishing you all a great week.

Sincerely,

Lora Victoria Fotografie

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