I know many cam models offer picture sets to their fans. I only started taking pictures for camming maybe a year into doing it. Before that I was terrified to hand someone my pictures because all the pictures shot of me before had been either fully clothed and not too sexy, despite me being a burlesque model on webcam, I just didn’t think I was confident enough to hand someone pictures I shot myself. Image

My confidence built up over the course of months spent on the site and I decided to give picture sets a shot. Before I started camming, photography had peaked my interest and I decided to save $600-$700 to buy a DSLR camera. I bought a Nikon D3100. It sells for much cheaper now which is awesome. I was under the impression that since I now have a professional camera I will start taking professional pictures right away. Yeah right haha!

I didn’t know how to focus properly so most of my pictures turned out blurry and well of course I never thought that I had to play with light to take good pictures. I was used to the point and shoot cameras, do you blame me!

 

I would like to share with fellow models or even fans if they have an interest in photography what I have learned in the last few years doing them. I am not officially trained in photography and maybe some of you that are professional photographers might disagree with me. 

1. Light! 
ImageNo matter your body type you will need to be able to play with the light so that it shines your best angles.
I have a light that looks like the one in the picture(i don’t know the name but it’s a black square thing with 4 spiral bulbs. 
After moving the light around a couple of times and snapping picture each time you should have a better idea of what angles you should point the light. I find facing the light creates better pictures.

If you are not too experienced with light yet, try taking pictures during the day. Day light is so much easier to work with. 

2. Camera
ImageCamera is somewhat important but I have done picture sets with my iphone and they have turned out great too. Just make sure your hand isn’t shaky when you take them. The picture on the side was taken with my iphone5 and I am pretty happy with its clarity and quality.
I personally don’t recommend using your web cam for them.I know some girls have taken good pictures with webcams but i find the resolution is not the same as a camera that is made for taking pictures.
I don’t think you need to spend a fortune in a camera. I still use the same camera as I discussed above and it does everything I need it too, despite it not having as many features as a $5000 camera let’s say.

 

3. Tripod 

ImageThis has been a life saver for me. You don’t need anything fancy. I bought mine for 30 bucks and it’s one of the best investments I have ever made. Then you set the camera on a timer and you start shooting. This can however get time consuming and you will be running around back and fourth until you get a good picture.

 

4.  Body Angles
This is probably different for everyone and I don’t think too much about it when I take my pictures but I have found that for my own style arched backs, sucking my tummy just a bit and relaxing my face has worked well. 
I would avoid shooting from lower angles especially if you are a full figured woman. Shooting from above however will make you look smaller and shorter so if you are tiny might be a bit tricky. 
I like shooting from the sides. Not quite a profile shot and not quite perpendicular to your face either. My hips are larger than my chest so I find this angle works well for my body shape. 

5. Facial expressions
ImageI think the best pictures have been the ones that I didn’t overdo a certain pose. Looking relaxed when you pose can create beautiful photos. You don’t want to look indifferent however. You still need to transmit emotion with your eyes and overall muscles of your face. Eyes however are one of the first things people look at, so work those eyes!
I would avoid making duck faces or trying to create super sexy poses that you aren’t quite comfortable in them yet. 
No matter what look you are trying to recreate you have to be able to look confident. 

 

 

Editing: 

ImageI like doing simple editing to my pictures such as color filters but I don’t recommend overdoing them. Your fans don’t want to see a total different person in your picture sets or worse a non realistic person. I have seen photos where someone was got a bit too carried away with the airbrush tool, or maybe that tummy tuck made your furniture look like it was broken in half. Don’t do that! If you have found the right light and the right body angles those things aren’t even necessary. 

 

 

ImageThese two pictures on the side are both shot with the same camera just one year apart.

 Camera Focus: The first picture lacks focus making me almost look blurry.

Light: The second picture uses the light I discussed above (in front of my face) and some natural light to balance it out, so that my face doesn’t look too bright. The first picture was shot only using natural light.

 

 

 

Pose:

You can see I am almost hesitating to show my body in the first picture. I think that had a lot to do with the confidence back then. I wasn’t quite as comfortable taking pictures and I didn’t know which angles flattered me.

In the second picture I am standing up straight although I have a relaxed look I still project confidence. 

Eyes:
First picture: I am looking god knows where… I don’t find this picture projects much connection with my audience.
Second picture: I am making eye contact with my audience, transmitting emotions to them, The eyes are what makes them connect with the picture in my opinion. You don’t always have to look straight at the lenses when you take pictures but don’t let your eyes wonder like I did in the first picture.

Color Coordination with the set: 

I think the pink and the red in the first picture don’t go as well together. In the second picture you notice reds in the bed covers, reds on my outfit, black in both my outfit and the furniture and the brown is a common color in the bed and the curtains. Just coordinate the colors so that you don’t look like someone cropped you and photo-shopped you in a strange room. 

 

Dear friends, 

After months of hard work on mfc I decided to reward myself with a vacation. I am really looking forward to the sun, the beach, the food and the drinks. My computer and Ethernet cable will be with me also, and if the internet isn’t prehistoric, I might even show you around my hotel room. If camming is not possible, then I will probably bombard your twitter with pictures of drunk people around my hotel (maybe that’s not a good idea), ok how about pictures of delicious food and maybe, just maybe, one of me on the beach :P

I already packed the camera and the tripod and I am really looking forward to sharing the secret pictures with the winners of the raffle. I have a few ideas for the exclusive video so far and I can’t wait to put them at work. This is a video that will currently be available to the winner of the raffle only (not included in diamond). Also for those of you licket lovers, every offline licket will go through meiosis. So you end up with double the chances!

Then I will be back in the chilly Kicklandian Dec (yuck) and will be online at midnight pacific time on Dec 1st. December has been a very important milestone for me and will always be remembered as the time Kickaz was really born (not my real birthday). After months of feeling lost and confused in the world of camming, I finally realized that my happiness is what was the most important. I then understood for the first time that I was not dealing with “customers” like some people like to call members, but I was dealing with real human beings. I realized that I could not please every member on the site (camming is not customer service, customer is not always right), but I could surround myself with people that understood me and were happy WITH me. This was the first real successful month on MFC for me. I can confidently say that I had a lot of supportive members that helped me pull through the 15h shifts I was doing on mfc to be able to stay in the top 100. I am so happy that some of those people are still in the room today. Without them, I probably would have not considered doing camming full time or met a lot of you guys. 

I am hoping that December 2013 will be another milestone in ending the year with smiles, laughs, sexy times and how can you forget dem goofie times. I would like to say that I am very grateful for reaching one year of success on myfreecams and very lucky to have found something I am passionate about. 

This post was brought to you by: 

Random Girl at the beach                 Kick’s Sleepy face                    Biological Division of Offline raffle tickets

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Raffle tickets

ImageI had always grown up with one main goal in my life: I wanted to be happy! It was a great start for a goal but I was not there yet because it was vague. I went to university with the intention to become a doctor, because well, doctors make money and growing up poor my parents thought money is the ultimate dream. I found myself trapped in that reality, I hated going to classes and I was unhappy. The Kickaz smile that everyone talks about was non existent. One day before my last exam I realized I didn’t want that for myself anymore and I started pursuing other interests, that initially were thought to be a waste of time according to my parents.

Body painting was one of them. The second I did my first gig I knew, art was where I belonged. Despite barely getting by as a starving artist, the joy the work gave me made me feel like I was in the right track to accomplishing my life time goal. It wasn’t always easy when I would see 20 dollars in my bank account, when rent was due the next day. I did make it however and I got by alright. As time went by I made more and more money and I was finally able to pay my bills doing what I enjoyed. 

One day out of boredom, I encountered a site called myfreecams.  I thought to myself, well, I could use this to procrastinate and just chat with people. I never in my life thought I would actually become a webcam model. So I gave it a try. My first day I just chatted for about an hour or two and made balloon animals. Everything seemed fine and the “crazy perverted people” of camsites turned out to be very nice and welcoming. Nothing sexual went on and I was able to make 4 dollars. I never thought a year later it would have been my main and only “job” because I didn’t think I was capable of making any money on the site. It wasn’t until I figured out that I could have used the site to share my true real passion with the world. So I did my first body paint show and it was a success. That was enough for me to give it a more serious thought and consider staying on the site.

 I used to watch a lot of the top models, secretly admiring them and thinking of them as  the mini celebrities of the world wide web. I would see tips flowing in their room and watching their smile and joy was enough for me to close my eyes and think: “wow, wouldn’t it be amazing to be there one day!”

And funny enough the day came that my name appeared on that list. At times I would stare at the list for minutes wondering if I was still not woken up from the dream I had a year ago. But it was real, it was me, (dat bish Kickaz was there for real)

At that moment tears of joy came out, my heart started racing and I thought to myself… “I owe this to my loyal members and friends” I still don’t know how to thank you guys enough for everything you have done for me! By that, I don’t only mean monetary help, but the respect and appreciation you have shown by being there and making me laugh, liking me for who I am, comforting me when I have been stressed and upset and growing the Kickland community to the way it is today. I think for the first time in my life I found happiness in a camsite. If you had told me that a year or two ago I would have not believed it. I looked passed the stigma of it, not everyone on the site is a “creepy perverted loser” and not every model is forced into camming. I was able to get to know real, compassionate, intelligent and amazing people. They have been both models and members. 

I hope one day camming will be seen into a more positive light, because the people that refuse to see it for what it is are truly missing out. 

Halloween Contest Wrap Up

I want to take a moment to thank all the models and members for helping me have my first official Halloween event this year.
This is one of my favorite holidays (even though not an official holiday here) and I am so happy that I will have another girl with me on cam the last days of the month.
Since we mentioned that, I would like to introduce you Adreena, the winner of this year’s competition. She is a real cutie-pie ;)
TeslaWynn also fought a strong battle and had the lead in votes almost the entire month.

I have a few things planned on top of the body painting show that will happen on Oct 31st. I can’t wait to show Adreena Kickland and if the library is not too infested with nerds we could do a paint show from there one day :P (if she’s into libraries)

Now Bella keeps licking my foot, I think she wants me to take her outside for an adventure. I will see you all in a few hours on myfreecams.

Have a great day everyone!

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My first blog ever!

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hey guys, I hope I get to make this blog an awesome place full of neat posts, but for now I am still learning the ropes.

I will add more as time goes by, but for now I am taking baby steps.

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Btw this site allows polls (yay) let’s play