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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 5, 2014, 10:48 AM

Did a wonderful photo shoot of a little boy, a day under 3-weeks old. I was able to use more photo props to create super sweet Christmas scenes as well. (i also obtained a little tie for him, hats, baskets, etc. :D) I learned a lot during the shoot too, which will help me down the road for sure. The photos came out great! Pictures of just "C", pictures with just Mom/Dad, both parents, and with Grandparents were taken.
This will also be the first shoot that will use the professional photo printing company, that I was approved by.

I tested 3 professional print studios; they only work with photographers. Company #1 and #2's samples were very close, while Company #3 never promised free sample prints of my photos, so ignored that company..

I ended up choosing company #2 with their smooth pixel transitions from the darker hue to  lighter hue. Company #1, certain spots were a lil pixely..
Prices are great, free shipping, 1-2 day turnarounds, and lots of extra products I can now offer my customers. Super excited!

Tomorrow, 12/6, I'm doing a large family photoshoot  (11 people) at their home, in the evening. I have my flash and a few backdrops ready to go, among some other items. :boogie:

To be updated!

  • Mood: Bliss


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My name is Miechelle (me-shell). My Dad, has always been a Beatles fan. So my name was adjusted to sound like Paul singing 'Michelle' - belle.

mishkuu has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. To this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. I'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends.

I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in Asian Studies. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine (music, photography, drawing, digital art), and I love trying new things.

I studied abroad in 2006 in Japan through Temple University Japan - was there for 4 months. I traveled a lot while attending school for Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Japanese. I also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in Tokyo, and 8 days in Okinawa. I traveled to Mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband. You can find photos from my trips within the various galleries on this site.

I have always liked taking photos, but never truly thought of it as a full-time hobby. While in Japan in 2006, I first started to experiment with different angles and lighting for the first time. Even though I had a regular hand-held digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ7) at the time - I stretched what I could do with it, and became very pleased with the outcome. I started to enjoy taking photos as a hobby, but I still had a long way to go... Some of the older photos on here were taken with my hand-held camera! (ex: The New River Bridge photo) A few years later I received my Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas as a surprise gift.

I am a self-taught photographer utilizing the skills and fundamental elements from several photography classes I have attended. I also continue to study books and online sources, and gain knowledge from the ever-so-fun experimentation of my lovely little camera.

I have significant experience with various Adobe programs including Photoshop, LightRoom, and InDesign.

The lenses I own are my 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens.

You can often find me photographing animals, insects, and landscapes. In March 2014, I did my first product-commercial shoot and learned many things; very happy with the outcome. I also enjoy taking photos of individuals, couples, families, and events. Taking pictures of kids being just kids, within their own imagination - I always find fascinating.

I take a lot of pictures, but I draw some too. I also used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website ( - back when domains where really big. I might in the near future, start messing around with my photos in photoshop - making extreme changes, there are a few now - but I plan to make more.

Other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. Dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) I find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.
I'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!! :iconsamusplz:


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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug: /late
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thanks for the llama! :la:
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Thanks for the faves miechelle
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:iconheartsignplz: Thank you a lot! :iconforyouplz:...Sit down with me! by plumita1
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tracyblank Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional
:love: thank you so much for your kind comment and for adding my work to your favorites! i llama you! >~< :heart:
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