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Monday, June 11, 2012

Posting Professional Profile Photos Online

So, I'm in the market for a new career, new opportunities, and so on. IN case you haven;t noticed, in America, it's much harder for women than men, because people judge women more on just their appearance, often before they even consider your qualifications. (Story of my life)

So.... with much frustration, I've been working on my online job seeking profile photos.

Since I'm seeking office type of work, I can;t have my profile picture looking like a belly dancer, even tho' I am a belly dancer, or an Otaku, or a Comic Con Fan Girly... even tho I kinda am, on both the business side, and the fan side...

Here are a few that didn;t quite make it:


 So, these just didn't quite make it. I need a new battery, because the only one I have doesn't hold a charge very long, so I can;t get enough frames fast enough.

Plus, so much trouble getting a good shot while the clouds aren't blocking the sun. Really frustrating.

These should've been good, but still didn't turn out right. The make-up was right too.

I'm not sure how I feel about black for this stuff yet. I worry about looking like a funeral going mourner... I also don;t want to look Halloween-ish, now unsightly shadows on the face. What I don;t like about these is the ugly Harry-Potter-looking scar on my face. 

Now, when it came to just researching make-up alone, I was totally lost. I've been researching for months. There's no 1 exact perfect rule. NO one agrees. Each employer has different opinions.

At 1 point I even looked up various make-up artists whom did the make-up for a number of GOP women running for office. Really weird for me to do, since I'm a Progressive...

So, the final stuff I have, I'm rather happy with... I might try some more photos just to see what I might come up with but, I like what I have here.


 I was afraid to shoot in red, originally, because I was afraid it was too much. But, since all my duds happened in black, and that day I felt like a RED mood, I just went with it.

Red is actually a Power Color, and it's scientifically proven that people pay attention to you more & better when you wear red. It's also been proven that even in the presence of a red light, or dressing in red, your physical strength can increase up to %15.

 For me, wearing red has always been a successful trick. When I interview I notice red works better, even tho' most classes I attended seemed to profess dark colors were best.

The red here worked out really well. The reflection of the light gives a rosy glow, which makes me look more lively, and not too old.

The flowers also add to it and keep a feminine feel to it.
 Since greens & reds are complimentary colors on the color wheel (Color Theory) it balances out just right.

The difference between the  photoshoots are totally different. I don't look like The Addams Family, The Twilight Zone, Twilight blood sucking vampires, etc.
 So... that's my process of trying to get some better photos... hopefully, I can start a new career, eh?

So, if you'd like to see some of my photos of what one should NEVER use if you're seeking a job, you'll want to look at these disasters.

Somehow, in those I look like a creepy, Gothic, pasty, vampire... which was NOT what I was looking for!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pirate Pebbs @ Comic Con 2012 Philly

My good friend Pirate Pebbs! 費城! 

Here she is on Thursday opening up at Comic Con in Philly!

This was her Thursday Costume!
Pirate Pebbs @ Comic Con Philly 2012
Pirate Pebbs @ Comic Con Philly 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Creative Costumes @ Comic Con 2012 Philadelphia

Just a few of the many eye catching costumes & fans at Comic Con 2012 in Philadelphia

Monday, June 4, 2012

William Shatner @ Comic Con 2012 Philadelphia

 If anyone is the Top Dog of Star Trek, it's Bill Shatner!

All the other cast members envied his Broadway 1-Man show, and wanted to play him in it!

He had a number of funny competitive moments with Scott Bakula. Really funny stuff!

Shatner was really sentimental towards the audience and even got helped a lucky fan to get a hug from Patrick Stewart despite management's protesting of it. He KNEW exactly how to work the audience, and was a true master of what he does.

He LOVED to discuss ANYTHING, was very good at it, but was also very good about letting others to speak as well.

He spoke about a documentary which he's made & produced about Trekies & Star Trek fans called "Get a Life" and in the process of it he said he learned that it meant something much much more than what it meant to the cast members, and that by us actively participating in the process that it gave hope to millions, inspired people to create & invent marvelous things and accomplishments, and that we were all a part of a living mythology which was meaningful.

Many of the stars told of instances in which they were chosen to speak to real astronauts and were so grateful to do so.

Yet again, Shatner looks really good in person, the lighting and the camera doesn;t do him any justice.

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Avery Brooks @ Comic Con 2012 Philadelphia

 When the show 1st started , 1 of the 1st questions was directed towards him. He gave the most beautiful and moving answer that was about 3-4 min' long.

After that, he answered all questions with 1 word answers: yes, no, or just in 1 word, or a funny comment and lots of funny gestures and facial expressions.

This became a running joke after a while, and the camera man would often defer to questions which got no answers and awkward silence by panning back to Avery many many times over.

This would make the audience wild with laughter that the stars seemed to oblivious as to understand what was so funny!

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Kate Mulgrew @ Comic Con 2012 Philadelphia

 Despite the poor lighting, Kate is actually quite beautiful! The camera just really doesn't do her justice.
 She discussed the pressures of being the 1st female Star Trek Captain, and her own hand in making Captain Janeway a sexier character. In season 1 she was more masculine, but by season 2 she changed her up by making her case. She thanked the fans for believing in Janeway and her portrail of the character. 

 Mulgrew got somewhat heckled by a person in the audience asking ridiculous questions, and really stupid remarks at her. Not only did she have some great comebacks, retorts, 1-liners, and zingers, the guys also joined in, and tactfully made fun of the fool whom asked such stupid things.
Kate said she would like very much for the holodeck to be real, and how much she'd very much like to have one.

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Scott Bakula @ Comic Con

 1 of the most noticeable things about Scott Bakula in person is how stunningly gorgeous the man is! He has this radient, glowing, Elven-like beauty! And, his vibrant & witty personality adds to it!

However, the camera JUST can't capture what the human eye can see! The lighting wasn't so great, but to the naked eye, Scott is breathtaking!

But, even the video of him on the large screen made him appear like an old sickly man needing to go to the hospital... yet, look away and strait at Scott and it's like looking at a divine beauty!

Talk about frustrating! (for a photographer)

 In person the man has this aura, and his skin GLOWS!

Why oh why can't the camera see it?

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Patrick Stewart @ Comic Con 2012 Philadelphia

I was super psyched when I found out that ALL 5 Star Trek captains were coming to Comic Con!

My favorite of them all (and I love them all) was Patrick Stewart!

Not only that but he photographs the best of them all despite the poor lighting.

 Patric Stewart told of his nervousness that he would get fired or canceled as the Captain because he was English.

He told of how he loosened up, and after telling everyone to stop having so much fun, that he became more open and humorous. He also taught the other cast members to be more respectful & considerate of the other crew members on the set whom put in more time than the actors did.

He told about how it was difficult for him to memorize his lines, and wished that he had Data's fictional ability to recall anything he'd read or heard, and that it was much more difficult for him now that he was older.

Despite his many jokes and wisecracks about his age he was very physically fit, muscular, very witty, and seemed to be enjoying himself a lot! 
 Of his most memorable days of shooting, he told about an incident in which a character was trapped beneath heavy rock/stone, and had to be blasted out, then had to reach in abruptly and grab the actress. However, on the 1st take, he reached in to grab her but grabbed her breasts instead, and was utterly mortified with himself!
Stewart talks about how proud he was to work on the Star Trek show, and also joked about playing William Shatner in Shatner's 1 man show.

Then, he announced he would have his own Broadway show soon, but couldn't say anything else.

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Photos of The 5 Star Trek Captains at Comic Con 2012 Philadelphia

The 1 event (other than Comic Con its self) I was waiting for was the show event with ALL 5 Star Trek Captains.

Special thanks to my friend Steve Marcus, otherwise I'd never have been able to photograph these at all.

The lighting in The Theater (Comic Con Philadelphia Convention Center in Center City) made it a challenge to photograph, and also caused the actors to look older than they actually look to the naked eye, in person.

1 person in particular whom was absolutely radiant & glowing in an Elven vibrance was Scott Bakula whom was absolutely breathtaking & gorgeous! But, the camera just didn't do his good looks any justice.

The person whom photographed the best was Patrick Stewart. He was very photogenic, and every frame of him looked rather good, even when not in an ideal pose, gesture, or otherwise.

 The actors got bored waiting for the show to start, and the seating started slowly. So, they all hopped on scooters and drove around the theater everywhere like funny clowns!

They had very jolly personalities. 

(Patrick Stewart & Kate Mulgrew or Captain Picard & Captain Janeway on a scooter)
( Avery Brooks or Commander Sisko on his scooter)

At 1 point, a fan told a story about herself, and then asked Patrick Stewart for a hug. The management seemed very unhappy about it, then droned on about rules i.e. paid stuff but, William Shatner shouted "Give her a hug! Go giver her a hug!"

Then, he kept on insisting to "Give that girl a hug!" Until he began chanting "Give her a hug! Give her a hug! Give Her a hug!" Then, the audience joined in!

Finally, Patrick Stewart stood up in a blaze of glory, as tho' a super hero himself, and jumped off the stage like Super Man! Apparently VERY physically fit for a man whom kept making remarks about being so old. And, he hugged the lady!

The audience went wild with cheers!

 Patrick Stewart hugs a fan
Patrick Stewart hugs a Star Trek fan
(My friend Steve in the frame)

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