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Monday, June 10, 2013

Stealing Credit?

So yes as usual i'm so bad at blogging and neglect my blog more often than not! I've been busy playing games after i finally quit my job. I felt a bit inspired to blog about this after some events that happened a couple days ago. If you've been following my blog over the last two months you will have seen my post about the photo shoot i did in assisting a friend. What i found two days ago was that the photos I uploaded on to dropbox for her to send to the modelling agency were all deleted two days after i uploaded the 9 other photos.

I find it upsetting that someone i took my time to help, would purposely delete pictures off of a folder that did not belong to them, and especially deny it after and barely credit me for the work I did for her. And yes luckily for me I have recovered the files and discovered she deleted all of them and confronted her, and she says it was her mistake. You can either delete each of the photos one by one or you will go out of your way to Ctrl/Command+A to delete them. If it was a mistake the whole folder would not be empty. It isn't that she forgot that is the problem it is the fact she did it with intent to remove all the photos. (rant--)

I also have to mention, not only did I edit her photos, I supplied the whole studio; in which she did not even ASK me first for what day I am free before booking her model, that is 1. unprofessional regardless of being acquaintances 2. rude because I have my own schedule as well and 3. inconsiderate. I happened to have work from 5PM - 12AM that same day and I had to wake up at 9AM for the shoot and rush through it and get ready before 4:30PM. I also do not get home until almost 1AM and getting ready for bed means I would not have slept until 2-3AM. Secondly I only stated I would be able to let her use my basement, NOT supply her with lights or a camera OR a photographer. In which she only was able to accomplish in getting a friend to shoot photos, and gets me to get her lights and use my DSLR. I'm sorry in the real world if you manage a shoot, someone else will NOT do all the work for you and gather all your tools, and they will also NOT freely accommodate to when you are available every single time.

The point is, I was neither credited for my work on her blog nor was i even officially at first written in as a member of the team having to add my own name after the shoot. Although I did supply most of the tools and did most of the final works of editing. That in itself is a horrible feeling and the breaking point was discovering all my work being deleted/erased by someone else without my permission. That is the equivalent of stealing someone else's artwork and claiming it for yourself and erasing traces of it belonging to them. It hit a nerve when she even asked if I needed the photos, of course I HAVE the photos I was the one who edited them all! I also have the PSD files saved with all my layers of work done.

Rant ending. I feel like i've been cheated out of the work I have done and the tipping point was to have to find out all my photos were deleted as well off my folder. I am now not going to finish editing the rest of the photos for her because the nerve of people having to bug me about work I optionally did, nor was i commissioned or even credited for pisses me off. I was doing her a favour and being friendly but I do not take kindly to those who not only lie to me but use me without a proper thanks or consideration of my well being do not deserve my help at all.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I feel terrible

For neglecting my blog so much this last month! But that's because i've been juggling multiple things at once (and honestly it makes my focus and my energy plummet downhill). I have one last exam tomorrow and then i'll be working the rest of the week :(! I honestly don't know how people can run a blog and work at the same time! The amount of time it takes me to edit photos (because i'm a perfectionist) and write a blog just takes up a good 2 hours at least.

I work till midnight and that leaves me little time to do any of these things: 1. get up earlier with an abundance of energy to write a blog 2. write a blog between the time i get home and go to sleep (showers and all that) 3. I still have other priorities while my father is on a business trip my mother leaves me 99% of the time to: drive my sister to classes, grocery shop, clean, cook dinner/lunch.

I know it's a lot of excuses and I still haven't had time (more so energy really) to edit the rest of my photos from the photoshoot! That'll be my next priority before I start backtracking to my other posts I planned to do.

I'll hopefully be able to make a post too about my trip coming up in May to NYC! I luckily got tickets to see B.A.P. on the Verizon APHAM: B.A.P. Live on EARTH tour. So i'll try to get some pictures and a summary of all the places i went to eat... Because I'm a foodie!

Hopefully this is my last post about delaying the rest of my upcoming blogposts -_-' and thanks to all 8 followers of my blog sticking around :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fashion Creative Photoshoot

Last week on Friday I helped out a friend with a shoot for her fashion creative at my house. I've just finished most of the photos I needed to have done so i'm going to put them up here for you all to see! I worked on the hair and edited the photo. The backdrop and lighting was from my house basement :) This was shot with my Canon Rebel XSi and with 530 Xii flash with a diffuser on. Later when i have time i'll get around to posting the behind the scenes photos as well!

Managed by: Christine W.
Make-up: Vivian Y.
Photographer: Samuel L. 
Hair: Natalie A. (me)
Editing: Natalie A. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

temporary update!

I've been busy ish... (my excuse for watching dramas all day long) I'll be back to updating within a week or so. Started my new job today & I have one more essay to write before finals due next week :) I'll have time to edit up my next posts within a week/week and half! And hello to all my new followers thanks for sticking around :D

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Aloha Hawaii!

I thought i'd also share this video from my vacation to Hawaii in Dec 2011-Jan 2012!
Was done for an assignment at school but also so i'd remember the places i had been. Only thing missing is any footage from my surfing lesson in Kailua... and that was amazing! Sad i didn't have gopro or anything on me to film it! (even if my father endorses that company in Canada hahaha)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Feelings of the Day

So instead of any kind of haul or review post I'm just going to be doing a little personal blogging tonight! I'll be going through some future plans (that MIGHT happen!), some music i've been listening to today (lots of electronic dance music, it puts me in a mood i can't explain) and just a little update on posts to expect.

I'm super excited about this because my parents totally approve of this plan, but I discovered a pretty awesome site that is legitimate (of course) that help set up internships in Australia! I've always wanted to visit there and my classes officially end April 8th + 2 exam weeks so it means I have from May till August to try and make use of!

It's a minimum of 3 months for interning and I was looking to PR, event management, online marketing or fashion because those are all fields related to communications. I like a job with more flexibility and isn't very slow paced or just boring cubicle like so having to get to work in a field with always changing jobs is very me! If it all works out I will definitely either be in 1. sydney 2. Gold Coast (because even though it is "winter" it is no where as cold as Canada I am DYING to go surfing!) 3. Brisbane or Melbourne I'm more interested in major cities but still close to the coast for surfing :) and being there 3 months definitely gives me lots of opportunities to pick up more surfing!

Really, who would NOT love to try surfing even once? (Maybe i'm just in love with sports that are thrilling)
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Hautelook Order: Loafers!

This is a little late, but it was a small order I made with Hautelook. If you don't know what hautelook is, it's basically a site where more "prominent" recognized brands sell things for a good 30-70% discount. Depending on the company. There's lots of clothes, shoes and makeup. Some of the reoccurring brands recently are Orly(nail polishes), Crown Brush, Urban Decay. The deals aren't as great as the past when i first started purchasing but you can find very reasonable deals. They are also owned by Nordstrom now. (Many of the brands are the ones you find at Nordstrom as well)
Click here if you'd like to join
I only make purchases if the costs + shipping + taxes are worth it because there is a small extra fee for shipping to Canada. However usually that depends on what you're purchasing but it's minimal!

I bought a pair of leopard studded loafers: check them out down below!

Sally's Beauty Haul

To start off my blogging again (excuse my absence) A quick haul on the products i bought recently from Sally's Beauty Supply.

I bought: Color Brilliance by Ion in Dark Brown, Queen Helene's Mint Julep natural facial scrub, Salon Care 20 volume, Mystic divine Shampoo + oil treatment and an Ion Small Ceramic round boar bristle brush. The ORLY sweet peacock polish was free for a special  :) I will link everything below if you'd like to purchase them for yourself!