Friday, April 27, 2012

Classic Pin-Up Tutorial...and then some

Here we are with a classic pin-up look. It's one of those looks that have been done over and over again on YouTube. Actually, one of my first videos was a classic pin-up tutorial. But due to crappy quality, I had to scratch the video. 

Clarity is absolutely crucial when you're recording videos. If you watch HD on your TV, you should be getting HD quality videos on your computer screen. I find it incredibly annoying when videos are not clear. I want the visual to be SHARP, so sharp I can see the peach fuzz on your face. 

I do get a lot of questions about what camera I use to film my videos. So here is a run down of my equipment details.

For photography and filming I use my trusty Canon Rebel T2i, or if you are in Europe the Canon EOS 550D. It films in HD, so I'm able to get some beautiful shots with it. This camera comes with a standard lens, that being 18-55mm lens f/3.5-5.6 IS. This is the lens that I use to film my favorite and haul videos. For makeup tutorials I always use my Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. This is specifically a portrait lens. This means you cannot get wide angle shots like you would get with the standard 18-55mm lens. In plain English, you can't zoom in, or zoom out. It is specific to taking portrait pictures. Having an aperture of 1.8 allows a lot of light in, which means my images are SHARP.

I'm in the market for the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8. I'm finding that the standard 18-55mm lens is just not cutting it for me. I need a greater aperture, and that's where this bad boy comes in. Hopefully a birthday gift to myself this year, we shall see.

If you folks have anymore questions about any of the equipment I use feel free to ask. Don't forget to watch the pin-up tutorial.

Also, let's just make this post a little longer than what it should be. I've recently joined Instagram. Come follow me:


take care.


  1. I enjoyed this video..great detailing and very swift hand painting that perfect picture that every woman fantasize yet find it difficult to re-create !! Congrats for this awesome video.

    1. Thank you so much. I was just looking at hair extensions and saw that you commented, any suggestions on any particular brands?

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