My Best Photos Of 2018

2018 is coming to an end. I thought I take a look at the best photos that I had ever taken/made. I hope 2019 can provide me with photo ops and I hope that I can make some awesome renders, maybe even learn some new methods. I am always open to that.

A photo of a yellow flower that I took. I edited it to make it crisper. I have been obsessed with this photo since the day I took it. I even printed it and hung it on the wall.
I saw a nice Hibiscus flower on the side drive. I was amazed that I got to photograph this lovely flower. I thought they were native in tropical areas. 
I got a chance to pass through the lakefront back in October. The nice blue, clear water makes the photo so much better.
If you’re in the Chicago area, you need to visit the lake front. It’s the most breathtaking thing I have ever seen.

Now I am going to show you some of my best renders.

I made this render for one of my favorite game developers. I LOVE Undertale and I am so happy to be making Undertale renders. 
Frisk’s skin isn’t shinny in this one but I am proud of it. Don’t let Flowey’s smile trick you.
I think this model of Chara is cute. I feel Halloween fits Chara based on how people see her. Yes, Chara is a girl to me.
If you have played Life Is Strange, you will know about Kate Marsh. She has dealt with bullying after a video of her at a party surfaced all over the internet. 
I am all for gay ships. I enjoy Pricefield so much. If you choose to save the bay and side with Chloe most of the game, the 2 will share a kiss before Max goes back in time.

That’s all the photos that I have. I am also going to make an eBook with some of my best photos of all time, with annotations on how I feel about the photo, why I took it etc. It will be for sale. it all depends on how well the eBook I am currently working on does.

I hope 2018 treated everyone well. If not, I hope 2019 treats you well. 

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Menard’s Greenhouse Flowers

My folks went to Menard’s early this spring, and we went into the little greenhouse or whatever you call it, I decided to get some photos of the greenhouse flowers. This was back in April or May. I don’t remember the exact time. These photos are up on my Facebook Page. However, you have to look through my photos. They will be on my Instagram at some point. I also have a new Twitter for my work, give it a follow if you wanna.

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Pink is one of my favorite colors. These flowers are so pretty, remember, this was taken back in the spring. I’m so sad the summer is over. I’m gonna miss taking flower, dusk, cloud photos. It’s just not as beautiful in the late spring/summer. See you again in May 2019.

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I guess having folks that are slow shoppers has its advantages. I got to take this photos while my folks take their sweet time. My mom eventually picked that I was into photography. She had nothing bad to say about it. My mom has always insulted my interests when I was a kid/teen.

 

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Purple flowers? Purple is my favorite color! I really wish I can buy some flowers, to keep on the porch to glam it up, kinda sucks when you want some things but no money for them. Maybe this will change soon.

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I think I took the same photo again, whoops. I get a little carried away when I see things worth taking a photo of.

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This got me vibes that I was in a rain forest of some sort.  I hope 2019 provides me with photo ops just like 2018 did. In a few months, you will see snow photos. So I am trying to do this as much as I can.

Menard's green house

Again I got carried away. Or I think I revised this photo to add my watermark.

So that is all the photos I have for now. If you wanna get into photography, check out this blog post, it has everything you will need. The blog will have affiliate links, it won’t cost anything extra, I get a small reward for showing you cool stuff. Want to blog more professionally? I made a sponsored post about Grammarly. Check it out if you wanna.

Be sure to check out other blog posts I made. I did my golden hour photos, flower photos if that also interests you. I will be adding art to my vlog channel soon, so subscribe if you’re excited about that. I will no schedule my blog posts to make life easier. I will post Monday and Saturday at 9am CDT

Blog Update, Commissions, Patreon, And More

I tend to go off-topic on my blogs, if you have read/seen my autism videos/blogs you know I struggle with the disorder. I tend to go off-topic and people will pick up on it and I feel bad because I cannot help it. So, I have decided to make this blog post with all the information regarding my art, commissions, Patreon and more. When I end my art themed blog posts, I can just link this post and that’s it. So stay tuned so you know everything that is going on.

This way the information can be all on one blog and it won’t be scattered across different blogs and won’t have to link 5 different blogs everytime I post my art. So please excuse the times I slide off the road. Like I said, I have a disorder and cannot control it sometimes. This blog will have all the links you need, but it’s easier for me to have it all in one area.

updates

First order of business, I will be adding my blender renders and cosplays as part of Art Monday. I recently got a push to do renders again, and want to share them with you. If you would like to see my work, check out my Deviantart Page. I am also adding my art to my Tumblr, slowly but surely. I also added my art to my Art Instagram and my Art Facebook. So follow those links if you want to see my work. Those are the 4 sites I post my work to, this is just another home for my art. You know how I posted my flower photos in one blog? Same will apply to my renders and cosplays. My renders for Life Is Strange will be in one post and so on, if I make more, I will make a part 2, part 3 etc.

Follow my main Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you know when I will post.

Next, commissions.

Doing Art Comissions!

I will be taking art commissions. Refer to my art social media links so you know my style. I made a blog post about this, want information about my commissions, click here.

The blog post will feature all the information you need to know, my requirements, payment details etc.

Next, support. Next, I will explain how you can support my work. I have opened up a Patreon for my work.

Patreon is a site where you can pledge a certain amount of money in exchange for whatever reward the creator has set. I also can set goals for what I wanna do with the money. The money will go toward a camera, and so I can do some cosplays. I have an introduction video for my Patreon Page.  I explain in the trailer why I started the Patreon page and what rewards I have to offer in exchange for your support.

Next, you can request commissions. I have a blog post regarding the information as linked on this blog. my rates are fairly cheap. I tried to make them affordable.

Next, up, I have opened up a store for my work. This is for in case some people don’t like Patreon or can’t afford a monthly subscription. If you would like to buy my work, click here. The money can go towards future cosplays, a camera and other things I may need.

I believe I included all of the info you will need to know when I post my art blogs. I can link this blog post for those who want information in regards to my commissions, art etc. So I won’t go over the rainbow in my blog posts.

Final say.

Whenever I attach affiliate links. If I made a blog post on a specific topic, I will link the blog post. So when I post my photography, I will link the blog post I made about starting photography, which will have the links you need. Or when I make a blog post about starting a gaming channel, will link everything you need, and whenever I post gaming, I’ll just link the blog. It will be easier than plugging the affiliate links every time.

I am also adding art/speed art to my second channel. So this is something to look forward to.

These are all the updates that I feel I will have. If I add anything else. I will tell you on social media. Just be on the lookout. This can help me achieve my goal for self-employment.

Dusk Photos Of 2018| Golden Hour Photography

This blog will feature the dusk photos that I have taken thus far. I feel it’s better just to put my specific photos in one blog post.  This blog will have affiliate links, which means I will get a percentage of the earnings when you buy the products. It won’t cost you anything extra. The links will be throughout the blog!

I am into taking dusk photos, I find dusk amazing. This year was a great year for photos. Take a look at my flower photos from this year if you’re interested. Hopefully, everything goes well and I can go down south next month and take some photos since I was going to attend a family reunion. But life decided I don’t deserve to have fun and screwed me over. When one door closes, another one opens.

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Taken June 2018

There was a pinkish color in the sky, I think I took this around late June. I don’t quite remember. Kinda sad summer is over, and it’s already getting cooler. Usually, when I live, it doesn’t get cold until December.

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It looks even cooler when the sun has set. Take advantage of the golden hour, it’s usually the best time for photos.

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Kinda looked like a storm was rolling in. There weren’t a lot of storms this year. My area NEVER gets storms. We get the warnings, our area is the warned area. By the time the storm reaches my area, it’s weakened. It would be nice to get storm clips for my Instagram stories. BTW, follow my Photography IG to see my work. I have a blog with my storm sky photos, Stormy Weather Photos of 2017.

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took this early June. Nice isn’t it? This is all the photos that I have as of now. I will post different categories for my photos. Check out these blog posts if you are interested.

Blog Update, Commissions, Patreon, And More, this blog talks about some changes to my blog, they are not major. I felt it’s best to tell you in one blog post rather than explaining it everytime I blog. When I get more photos, I will post my photography.

Free Prints Review(Honest Review)

I am going to be reviewing an app called Freeprints. This is my own thoughts about the app and I am not sponsored. I also did a video where I unboxed the image I ordered. I highly recommend Freeprints. If you are not able to print your photos, this app is for you. This is an honest review on Freeprints.

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In the video, I show you a photo that I took last month that I decided that I want to print out. I decided I wanted to have physical copies of my photos. Just in case, I’ll never know. There could be a photo contest and it could call for a physical copy of a photo. I also heard about this app from someone else and wanted to give it a try.

What Is Freeprints?

Freeprints is an app where you can print your photos for free. You do have to pay for the shipping, this probably helps the developers fund the app. But shipping is $1.99, (US Dollars), very affordable shipping. For your first order, you will not have to pay the shipping, then after that, shipping is $1.99. You get to choose your level of shipping, if you pick fast shipping, you pay an additional dollar or 2, but because it was my first order, they gave me fast shipping for free. I applaud Freeprints for that. Giving your clients the fast shipping for their first order is a nice thing to do.

 

How the app works?

When you open the app, you will be taken to an option to choose what photos your want to print ( gallery, Facebook, Instagram etc) after you pick the photo(s) that you want, enter your details, and if it’s your second purchase, your method of payment. Then you pick the level of shipping that you want. Freeprints will give you the fast shipping for your first order ( 3-5 day shipping).

I highly recommend this app, if you have a photo of a late relative or just a photo of something you wanna remember, I recommend printing it so if something happens to your phone, you will have a physical copy, and your memories won’t be lost! Just search ‘Freeprints’ in the Google Play/Apple Store. I am not sure what phones you all have.

Wanna buy the featured photo. Check out my store. Give the app a go, you won’t be disappointed! If you would like to see previous reviews that I have done. Here you go. Blue Snowball Ice Mic Review(Highly Recommended)Blog Professionally With Grammarly! { Honest Review}.

Let me know what you think about Freeprints? Do you recommend this to a friend?

 

Editing Your Photos Makes a huge quality difference

I didn’t know this, but editing your photos makes them look so much better. I am going to show you the difference between an edited photo and a non-edited photo.

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Photographers, you can make your photos even better if you edit them. I thought that was wrong to do this, but a YouTuber I follow, who is doing a photography course, her tutor told her editing your photos is good. It makes the quality 2x better! And makes the photo stand out. It makes the photo clearer.

Edited Photo

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The flower is more yellow, the photo is cleaner and the quality is so much better.

Non-Edited Photo

Yellow Flower Close Up

Now see how the edited photo is crisper, the flower is more yellow, and it stands out a bit? I took this using a cell phone, but because I edited the photo, it looks like it was shot on a 300 dollar camera! I used Canva to edit this photo. You can Google some photo editing apps. I suggest Canva. It’s for computer, they have a mobile app, however, you have fewer options.

Lightroom is the best if you’re on a phone ( not sure if IOS had Lightroom since I use Android)

I am a beginner photographer, but I wanna share what I learn from other people. But lots of photographers make the mistake of not editing their photos. Check out my store if you’re interested. I will post my art and photography here. I hope you will like it.