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Astropad Review


Good Morning New World, 

I know, a day late. I was going through a migraine, so my apologies. 

I wanted to give do a review on Astropad. I was on the App Store, looking for new apps that worked with my iPad and Apple Pencil. I just wanted something new. I found an app called “Air Display 3“. I bought it, and it sucked. I hate, and I mean HATE, when an app lags. I did, however, like the idea of “digital mirroring”. In fact, prior to me getting the IPad Pro, I was thinking heavily on getting the Wacom Cintiq tablet. I saw it in B & H Photo, and I fell in love with it. So, I had to make a choice, and the iPad seemed more useful than the Cintiq. However, in a way, I still longed for the Cintiq. So, I did some research, and Terry White, from Kelby One, did a review on Astropad. So, I decided to give it a try. Hell, I had spent, and had returned 15 bucks. What’s an additional 15?! 

So let me start off by saying that I am very pleased with this app. Absolutely, NO LAG! The app runs so smoothly. I tried it, during a quick retouch, and it made it sooooooooo easy. I can see doing a digital retouch, way faster. I only have two major complaints. The first is the screen size. The screen mirrors in widescreen. Just me, but it can be slightly annoying. The work around for this is the drag and zoom option, but it’s a temporary fix. The second is the screen color. I am not totally sure if it’s my MacBook or the app, but I noticed the screen, while running the app, ran a little hot. Meaning- the screen ran heavy on red tones. Customer service was very helpful, and I even received an email thanking me for the purchase. However, the app I still pretty awesome and I recommend this app to any digital artist. 

Screen shot from my iPad while running Astropad.


TTYL!
Astropad

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Lady Tre’s Year Wrap Up!

Hello New World,

10453376_10203973787575504_1122884582315844469_nWell……………Good bye 2014 and Hello 2015!

Yup!

For me, 2014 was an amazing year!

If there is one piece of advice I can give to you, it would be to follow your dreams! Regardless to whatever the odds may be or whomever thinks whatever, do it! This year, I traveled, made new connects, I’ve gotten more “in depth” in my chosen path, I made Manhattan my second home, and over all, I learned more about myself than I did before. In 2015, I need to make is much more amazing! I want to do way more in photography, in terms of fashion, and become more business savy, within the field.

January, other than the birth of me, was a proclamation month, for me. That month, brought me more into the studio. I believe I wrapped up my lighting classes, which gave me more confidence to be in the studio. It also introduced me to the goal of becoming a published photographer. That was a goal I was able to accomplish, twice!

20140326-101712.jpgFebruary,opened me up to what New York has in store for me! It showed me a world beyond the political rhetoric of DC. Spring was very interesting. It introduced me to more events. I did the “Get Radical” Women’s Conference and my first Bobbi Boss Hair Show, thanks to Ms. Alee of Dynamic PR. The summer lends itself more towards creativity. I did more themed shoots, such as “Candy Coated” and “Flashdance”. Also, in August, was the premiere issue of “Dame”, and the very first time I was published in a publication. It is still available through JooMag! I still remember when Sisqo sang in my phone! 20140702-182807-66487231.jpgThe fall, I was blessed enough to go backto NYC, twice. Once to be a participant in the Race for the Cure, NYC, and then to obtained a press pass for latin-fashion-week-galeria-expo-and-showroom-2012_239x200Latin Fashion Week. What a thrilling experiencefor me! I also had the opportunity to take a stylist course, through MShopNYC and did the Hair Games, which came to DC. Winter is wrapping up, for me, on a blessed note. I was able to get some rest, and life is settling down. Rest, seems to be something, now a days, I don’t get enough of and I am finally getting some of that! So, once again, not to sound like a broken record, but if you didn’t do it, in 2014, make it work in 2015.

See Ya in the New Year!




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Photo Shoot Diaries…….Entry 5 (Magazine Quest)

Hello New World,

Well, I’m doing it, again!

I am putting together another shoot. Since the last post, I started to review my site, and realized that I needed more images. I know what you readers are saying. I always need “new images”. Well, this time, I am shooting for a purpose. Some time ago, I got tickets to a fashion show, in New York, and found that the show was done by a magazine. So, I decided to check it out. I am always interested in something involving fashion. What can I say, it’s interesting! Anyway, looked at it, and I found that the magazine has only been around two years. I don’t know why, but I would love to work with a publication that is brand new, or just starting out. I don’t want to aim for the “big time”, yet. I want to put in the work!

Anyway, I found that the magazine has a section for photographers to submit their work. So, of course, I want to jump right into that!

So, I am starting off the same way I did, in my prior shoot.

Casting Call

This time, a majority of the models will be used from a talent agency. I am blessed enough to know someone, who owns her own talent agency. Cheri Amor Talent Agency has very elite models. If you don’t know, you need to check them out! So, I decided to add one more model, into the mix. I wanted to try and get the young lady that I worked with in a prior shoot, but she has a pretty hectic schedule. So, on Friday, I decided to post a casting call. I wanted to find someone that is similar to her. I know, you can’t find an exact, but you can find someone that is similar. So, here is what I posted, for the casting call:

Hello All,

My name is Lady Tre’, and I am looking for a model, for an upcoming shoot, in October. Here are the specifics:

Female Model
Age: 20-32
Weight: 110-140lbs
Height: 5’7′ and up
Ethnicity: Does not matter
Eye Color: Hazel, Gray, or Green
Purpose: Fashion Magazine Photo Submission
Shoot Date: October 5th, 2013

***Serious Inquires Only Considered.***

If interested, please inbox me or leave a comment on the casting call.

Note that I posted, “Serious Inquires Only Considered”, because every now and then, we get those boo-boos.

Well, since the posting, I had maybe, 36 views, which is fine. I took a hiatus, like maybe a year ago, and I don’t expect to turn out the views I once did. So far, I had three inquires, about the shoot. Two of the young ladies, seem to really have a look that I am looking for, but I am having a hard time choosing. I won’t make solid decision, until September, but these two, so far, have good odds. One young lady, reminds me of a “Kimmie K” look a like, the other one looks like a personality, which is always a plus. Either way, I am sooooooooo confused! Well, like I stated before, I still have time, and I am not sure what will time bring!

So I will close out this post, on that note!

TTYL