Friday, April 29, 2011

My friend Titi's wedding

Went to Houston for my friend's wedding which was on the 10th of April. I've known Titi since I was 10years old (7th grade). We went to boarding school together, and both moves to the United States at 16yrs  after graduating high school. We used to be super close, but it's been almost a decade, we're still cool friends though not as close as besties like when we we're kids, we still love each other.
Getting Ready

Me in the Bridal Room

Yvonne, Me, Charlotte

Makeup was by HauteFaces in Houston, TX

Love these 2 pictures!!!!!!!! woot woot for my skills & pretty bride helped a bit lol

After experiencing 6 years with a lovely group of guys and girls, you have a strong bond, and you don't need to talk everyday to validate your friendship. I have friends I haven't spoken to for over 5 years from High School and when they are in the States or Atlanta they hit me up, and we pick up right were we stopped.

For some reason I didn't RSVP until a week before the wedding. Trust, once Titi sent me a bbm message, I RSVP'd booked my ticket the next day or so & stopped slacking.

I had a blast, I got to see some people I haven't seen in 10+ years, like Charlotte my birthday mate (date, year everything), Afam 10 yrs, Yvonne one of my besties (6years, we talk everyday but she's demoted from official bestfriend to "one of" because she went M.I.A for a few months). It was almost like a mini reunion.
Bridesmaids getting ready. (dress color: Regency)

What I wore to the wedding (my mum actually bought this outfit in LA, for her store in Nigeria)

Onyiye (who encourages my pic & video taking) & Tochi (High School Mate)

Bumped in Jimi all the way from ATL, he's also friend's with Titi

Jenny (my family friend who saved me from Hunger Sat) , Me & Yewande
I smiled!! Abeg smiling with all this contraptions in my mouth is hard

Titi & DJ

Me, Charlotte, Titi, DJ, Yvonne, Tochi

Afam (High School Mates)

Kemi & Tochi (Boarding School mates)

Brides Gorgeous Sisters & Tochi in the middle

My favorite picture from the reception!!! (smh he posed twice & I messed up the settings)

Get It. (I have a video 2 posts back)

Congratulations Titi & DJ: Lovely couple

I wanted to practice my manual photography, see if I could figure out my flash at the reception etc. I freaked out when my setting weren't good at the reception, but got encouragement from the people on my table, and everything turned out cool. Had a blast in Houston: so glad I met so many cool people, I partied Friday, and Sunday after the wedding (Saturday I was sick the whole day and felt i was going to pass out).
My cool reception table (Jenny, Yewande, & Liafis are on my right missing from the picture) (left 2 engaged, how romantic!)

& For those who love pictures & would like to see more you can view this slideshow:

OR you can go to the full gallery here & watch the video of the dance here

That all folks, hope you enjoyed the pictures.
ps: The Royal wedding (Prince William + Kate) happened today, I was asleep so didn't catch it, I'll try to watch the highlights later. I wasn't bothered until after the fact, and I was like darn it, I missed a moment of history. Eitherways I really really want to watch the Lifetime Network movie on them, I hope it's good, I need to check what time it comes on again & the real pictures Ive seen on everyone's blackberry messenger of their first kiss, looked EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!

then I watched this video:  (don't watch this video if you like the above Epicness of the video)

royal kiss via: Huffintonpost & video via CBS News

did any of you wake up about 6am US time to watch it. Kendall I know you did!! and who stayed up around the world to watch it.

ps: A replay of the whole thing starts 11am aka in 14mins on E channle

Thursday, April 28, 2011

**** (shitty company, my rant)

[edit 9.15pm (one guy finally showed up at 8PM!! he was nice, helpful and apologetic, so I decided to edit out the company's name since not everyone is as shitty as J*** M****)]

I hate Shitty customer service!! I detest it. You'd think if you are paying someone a minimum of $2,000 they would act right and not curse you on the phone or give you attitude. Well if you are using this company (edited name), and especially if you speak to an asshole called J*** M**** you are greatly mistaken.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My sony A33 camera video Test (Playing AVCHD, .cpi, .mts files)

Remember last post from the dogwood festival I couldn't find out how to upload a video?

OMG !!! it took me forever. if you have an AVCHD camera and you are losing your mind, let me save you 3 hours of frustration especially if it's a sony digital camera. The file you are looking for is in the AVCHD folder, then go to STREAM!! the .MTS files are the right ones, not .CPI.

I tried to play this on my windows computer after hours, and it refused, because I was working with .cpi files aka the wrong files. Then I tried my apple computer, and the apple guy was stomped

so I called sony while using my mac. ANSWER: Connect your computer to the mac, then go to imovie, and go where it says import from camera. then all will be right with the world. Remember, .MTS is under STREAM. now edit. (if your video is HD, over 6 mins and you plan to upload via youtube, smugmug or facebook say bye to 4+ hours of your life.)

lol now enjoy!

well here's the video from my dslr, of the statue singing. What are they called? Statues? Mimes? I don't know lol.

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Now I know how to do videos, might do one soon. lol seems like I post a video a year. smh that's bad.

from my Sony SLT A33 under the HD.

& this video is from my friends wedding in Houston (pics next post):
I took the video since a lot of my High School friends are in Nigeria, so they get to see her, her new hubby, and two bridesmaids that went to college with us.

the pictures are way better than my video. Just remember first timer, and also first time using imovie. So.... I've obviously get much better soon lol, and it might not be as noisy or shaky.

And a song I'm OBSESSED WITH!
not shot with my camera lol

Adele Rolling in the deep (Studio Footage)

the official video can be seen here: LOVE IT:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Atlanta Dogwood Festival (last week Sat Apr 16th)

:) my braces. ever since they added stoppers, I feel weird smiling, so practiced today

I blame my fixed lens for these crop shots!! the beauty of no zoom.

Joe invited me to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. I've been here 10 years, heard about it, never been, and I had no clue what it was about. Surprisingly the traffic wasn't bad & we didn't have to use MARTA (bus / train).

that's Joe.
Top left: where we found a parking spot. Bottom pic : lol I felt like a tourist taking this picture.

It was pretty cool. People sold all sorts of art, there was food, saw a bunch of photographers, listened to music, i avoided sitting on the grass. I realized I haven't been outside in...... I don't remember. I've never been to the back, and the only time I'm outside is when I'm getting into a car or leaving to enter a buildong, or in the evening out partying. I miss outside!! this made me want to go to the park and do something creative with my laptop. I can't take my windows pc cause this old bugger it dies instantly on it's battery supply, and my glossy MAC has so much glare that I'll have to hide from the sun, or pretend it's a mirror.

So these are the pictures. took about 100, lol so I collaged them here:

he called it a healing instrument. I was a bit to paranoid to feel the vibrations

1. Golf cart  2. vibrant porta potty. 3. Silk almond tasted great, and the coconut was ok. 4. I LOVED this house

I took a video, but I'm not sure how to open CPI or AVDHD files, and ive got an exam to take today, so I've given up & ll figure it out another day.

after the festival went to Doc Green's to eat :). I got the same thing Cheesy Tortilla Soup (bowl this time) with California Chicken something, and he got Chili & a turkey panini
for full pictures: you can view all of them here: Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2011 

*my Sony Alpha DSLR & 50mm f1.4 lens
*Resized with PIXresizer (free)
*collaged with Photoscape (free)
*watermarked with VSO Image Resizer 4 (free)
*some post processing: Adobe LightRoom (trial version) or you can ue Windows Live Gallery (free)

That's all folks. Now you know what the dogwood festival looks like. PS: and to get the badass shirt the guy had above, you have to volunteer trust me I found out, that only volunteers get that shirt. & Thanks me from saving you from viewing 100 pictures, lol i've improved (^_^)

GOSH i don't want to take this exam, ugh!

Love Bombchell.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earworms & Stalking Photographers {digital treasure chest}

I love these 4 songs!

(PS: please mute music at the top right of my blog to listen)

NO 1: Miguel - Sure Thing (I probably took this song over by 300plays on youtube, they dont allow embedding hence this link)

NO 2: Black Eyes Peas: Can't Get Enough

NO 3: Katy Perry - Extraterrestrial ft Kanye

funny enough I don't own them, so I just replay them constantly on youtube or via Grooveshark's pretty cool, it's like Pandora radio, but you can choose with songs you want. Feels like upgrading from an ipod shuffle to an ipod, or an ipod nano.

oh and I'm sooooo obsessed with photography, gosh I've turned into a photography net stalker trying to absorb everything.

4: Photographers
so found this video via Anthony Q, who I wanted to originally stalk, but ended up stalking Tim King & once he gave me permission to stalk him on twitter it was over!,  and then went back to Anthony's page. And I started stalking them all because I stalk Jasmine Star's life on the board walk (silly jersey shore joke, ala Pauly D)

other photographer blog I'm stalking: rhphotos. the post that made me stalk him? here(pics 11 & 12).. or here

oooh & I originally started stalking Jasmine, because I saw a fellow blogger's wedding pictures (Lipstick & Ruffles), and they were above & beyond beautiful. I was captivated, and asked her on twitter who shot it, and then I fell in lust.


here's the video

so made me search for an interview of him:

he's actually American, but moved to Bermuda at age 5. orginally when I watched the video I kept wondering what his ethnicity was, black & albino?, white?, mixed? what? regardless pretty cool.

NO 5: omg Dj-Ecool my buddy had a crazy ass party.
Had too much fun!!!! Nels, Courtney @GlamourMeUp , Me, Nneka @OnyeGucci ---lol was hiding my swollen eye

& luckily he gave out his mix tape of nigerian music! very sad that he's one of my best buddies and I never downloaded it, and now I have it, it's the only album in my car (well except, lupe fiasco, kanye, and 2 old albums from 3 years ago that I dont listen to)

THIS is my FAV song on the mix tape (his mix is much nicer too)

Naeto C feat Asa

Dj Ecool's Album (funny thing, anytime Im on the phone with anyone from the party, i'm like is that Ebi's mix tape!!!)

LINK: DJ E-COOL PRESENTS NAIJA TAKEOVER Vol3 2011 (Currently 33,313+ downloads, yup its that good)

or listen at the linked site before you download

PS: dear people n Atlanta, if you have anyone that I could 2nd shoot, or even 3rd shoot for, please email me!!! & If you are a photographer, and you have tips or a blog, hit me up & I promise to stalk you, lol :).