All posts tagged: Photography


Day 2, 3 and 4 of my 30 Day challenge!

Typical; I start a 30 day project and on the second day my internet goes down! But I’m back now and ready to update you on the past 5 days. It’s been a busy and a hectic week but I’ve really enjoyed broadening my knowledge and trying new things! On Tuesday and Wednesday, day 2 and 3, I spent the majority of the morning and afternoons in London having an interviews at Reuters, a global multimedia company and Ocean Media, a publishing and events company. Both were in the same area and it was the first time I’ve ever been to Canary Wharf. I took this as an amazing opportunity to tick off a number of things off my list! I wore a skirt/dress AND heels to both my interviews and afterwards I explored the area whilst I was there. When I wasn’t gallivanting around London I was at home using a new app I had downloaded to help improve and teach myself new languages. (See, I told you I’ve been busy.) Wearing a skirt, …


A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

This is one of my favourite graphical pieces I’ve done. I decided that for my CV I wanted an image that represented me – what I like, what I can do – and I wanted it to have that ‘wow’ factor to grab potential employers’ attention. I thought, what better way to do this, than using an image of yourself and the different tones to express key words about my skills and abilities? The below is the result! It took a good few hours to get it just how I wanted and I’ve included a black and white copy as well as colour. I overlay some of the colours and emphasised the shapes of my eyes as I didn’t want to lose the detail of the unedited picture. As per usual, I hope you like it!


Benefit Bestival Looks

As one of my final pieces of work at Benefit, I had to photograph, airbrush and re-touch 3 images of the ‘Nature’ looks for Bestival 2012. I was extremely flattered to be asked to model for the ‘Peacock’ make-up, and obviously couldn’t take my own photo in this instance! When airbrushing and retouching, I kept the looks as natural and as realistic as possible. As someone trained to airbrush photographs, I like to keep the subject looking ‘human’ and naturally beautiful! I used Photoshop to edit the pictures. Here are the 3 final photos. We have the Leopard, Peacock and Butterfly make-up looks. I hope you like them!


Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

I’m in LOVE with Edinburgh. Last week I was lucky enough to spend just over two days in the Scottish capital for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I was there to take pictures, Tweet/Facebook & meet a few lovely bloggers. I’m going to keep what I have to say short and sweet, despite the huge list of things I have to talk about, as I feel my pictures below more than represent just what an amazing time I had! The architecture is exquisite, the sights even more so and the people were really friendly. The weather was beautiful! & if that wasn’t enough, I also went to see one of the semi-finals for Funny Women and saw last years winner, Lara A King, headline! I met 3 wonderful bloggers, Adrienne from The Sunday Girl, Lori from Miss Lori Loves & Gillian from Elevator Music. All three were so lovely, they made my first visit to Edinburgh even more special. Sharing tips, tricks & laughs as well as being shown the sights, is an experience I’ll never …

A Benefit Catch Up!

I have so much to cover today! So much, in fact, that I’m going to have to back track all the way to the beginning of December last year! I will break it all up, though, so you aren’t bombarded with a post stupidly long and boring! So, what first? Back in December, I had an Event in Norwich that I effectively arranged myself (go me!). We had our very first Boutique opening up in Debenhams, so I invited Bloggers along to a special get together to celebrate the world first for Benefit! I contacted the Bloggers, created the Press Release, and helped arrange food etc. It doesn’t sound a lot, but when you consider constant communication and checks to ensure everything will run smoothly, it’s actually quite a task keeping on top of it all! Gift boxes had to be arranged, as well as name badges. The event also had to be arranged with the Benefit Counter so that all of the attendees could get a free make-upper. I unfortunately, at the last minute, …

Watt’s Up?

This picture has been up for about a week now on the Benefit Cosmetics UK fan page, but I thought I’d share it anyway! Luke, my fellow E-commerce/Digital person and I are sporting the new and rather wonderful Watt’s Up badges! It’s a hard life being in Marketing, but someone’s got to do it…! Click on the image to be taken to the image on the Benefit Cosmetics UK Page!