Posts Tagged ‘fun in the sun’

WATER FLIP TRICK

Okay, this is kind of an out-of-the-norm post for us but it’s summer and it’s hot outside so anything goes, right?

Last week we posted a photo on our Instagram of a very popular type of photo that many refer to as a “mermaid shot” or a “water flip”. It generated a lot of comments regarding technique and how to capture it. According to readers, it’s not so easy to snap this photo while someone whips their water-soaked hair back. But we found a great way to do it and we wanted to share. Hopefully this will be your new favorite summer photo!

Here’s how we did it with our iPhone!

  • Be very careful or cover your phone in a LifeProof case!
  • Turn your settings to video: you’re going to record the water flip in action.
  • Frame up before you hit record: get the person to stand in the middle of your camera.
  • Dip it: push all your hair forward and dip your hair in the water up to your forehead.
  • Count down: hit record on your camera, count to three and have the person flip their head back. Stop the video after they’ve flipped all the way back.
  • Scroll through: open the video and drag the bar through your video to see it frame-by-frame. Pick the best frame and screen cap it.

Voila!

If you do this, hashtag it with #TBDwaterflip and we’ll repost the best ones on our Instagram account!

 

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photos: feaverishphotography.com post designed by kristin ess

Spring is here and so are fairs, festivals, flea markets & fiestas! As silly as it may sound, I always keep a bag ready to go by the door for an impromptu day of fun-in-the-sun.

The essentials:

sunglasses
a big floppy hat
sunscreen, spf 30 or higher
tinted lip balm
a camera
a pretty vintage blanket
a good book

Friend thebeautydepartment.com on facebook and you could be selected at random to win the same bag of goodies… to you, from me.

XO Lauren