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Cherry Stealer!

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Cherry Stealer!
Cherry Stealer!
Look out for Miss Dolly, she loves to steal Cherries out of soda pops! Even out of Miss Kandy's soda pop! Taken at Scoops Ice Cream parlour in Lake Havasu City. Postprocessed with CS4
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Bobby Ray Goodman
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    Hi Jillian,Excellent capture.That is a really nice poster.I havn't been over to the lake in years.Lake Havasu City is a wonderful town!!!


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8/27/2010 5:31:53 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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I LOVE all these pion up shots, AWESOME effects and capture
Your VERY talented!


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8/27/2010 6:07:50 PM

 
Jillian Danielson
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Thanks Bobby and Peaches! I have so many from over the year since I was last on BP, I have to catch up and get em all on..lol. Oh boy, this may take awhile! :)


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8/27/2010 6:15:05 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Ha!Super!:-) Stunning work!Very creative presentation!Outstanding,Jillian!


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8/28/2010 5:28:53 PM

 
Joy Rector
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great shot


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9/15/2010 12:35:33 PM

 
Paul Goodman
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Awesome Work,,, congrats on finalist!


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10/15/2010 9:48:17 AM

 
Amber Kennedy
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great work!


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10/15/2010 9:53:18 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Whats not to LOVE!

CONGRATS


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10/15/2010 10:11:54 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist :) You go girl!!! I am so happy for all your accomplishments!!! (wink)


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10/15/2010 11:15:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So creative and beautiful! Congratulations Jillian!


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10/15/2010 11:39:47 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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wow, I'm just amazed I got a finalist!! Thank you everyone!!


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10/15/2010 12:10:13 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Jillian, I knew you would get one with this group of images!!! Congratulations!!!


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10/15/2010 1:43:52 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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love this and please tell us how and what you did if you get the chance, thanx


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10/15/2010 1:53:46 PM

 
Jillian Danielson
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There is really no easy way to do these edits. It's a mixture of 4 or 5 filters on NIK to get the coloring just right, then added the white border to give it more of a vintage effect. I know that is all kind of vague, but each of these vintage edits can easy take me up to 4-6 hour per photo to get it just right, partly because I'm a perfectionist.

In any vintage/ 40s/50s/Pinup photography that I do, or anyone does, it is CRUCIAL to have models that can pull off the hair/makeup and clothing style. If the hair/makeup/clothing doesn't match the era authentically, then no matter how much you edit a photo, it can't be pulled off right. Plus, we have this wonderful ice cream parlour in Havasu called Scoops that is absolutely fabulous and reflects the era for background. They are so wonderful to us in letting us shoot there. Background is also so important. The lighting is natural window lighting. The models I use dress like the era all of the time, some are professional models, and professional hair/MUAs to complete these looks. Vintage/pinup photography is SO fun to do, and lets my creative hair down! :)

I wish I could be more help in the editing process, but its really difficult to describe step by step since there's SO many steps.


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10/15/2010 3:12:45 PM

 
Jillian Danielson
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also, one more thing, that this treatment doesn't work on every pinup photo you try. I have tried this numourous times on different pinup photos, and they don't always work. It all depends on the photo itself too. Different locations sometimes don't provide the right background for this to work out. It's alot of trial and error :)


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10/15/2010 3:28:03 PM

 
Carol Eade
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This is just fantastic, Jillian, congrats!


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10/15/2010 4:21:45 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This will go on, Jillian -- it is superb. I only hope they realize you did not just plunk on a one step filter to achieve these effects. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.


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10/15/2010 7:42:03 PM

 
Jane Holestine
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Your pin-up images always amaze me, but I love this one. Congrats! I think we will see it again!


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10/15/2010 8:03:56 PM

 
Jillian Danielson
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Thank you very very much everyone! I'm floored by all of your fabulous compliments!


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10/15/2010 10:51:23 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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love it!!! congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!!


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10/15/2010 11:05:15 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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WOW Jillian, I knew that it took a while to make these images, but 6 hours is impressive, and they work out so well!!!


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10/16/2010 8:36:00 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile


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10/16/2010 9:47:48 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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WONDERFUL work, Jillian!!!
Congratulations on your very well-deserved Winner!!!
Cesar


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10/17/2010 4:33:51 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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So very deserving, Jillian. Your pin-up work -- from set-ups, to poses, to effects -- is fantastic. Congratulations on the win!


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10/17/2010 4:39:30 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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You worked this composition, Jillian, and the judges approved of your set ups, poses, and the effects of your efforts. Well done creation! Congratulations on your winner!


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10/17/2010 5:03:26 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)


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10/17/2010 5:17:08 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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This just fantastic, Jillian..big congratulations on your gold win!!


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10/17/2010 5:29:37 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Jillian!


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10/17/2010 5:50:03 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Excellent Winning Image, Jillian!


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10/17/2010 6:00:56 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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I knew it; CONGRATULATIONS !!!


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10/17/2010 6:37:44 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on this winner, Jillian!


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10/17/2010 8:00:41 PM

 
Jillian Danielson
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HOLY COW!!! This just suprised the heck outta me!! lol!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone for your wonderful compliments!! This is my first winner and am totally excited!! Thank you judges for seeing the beauty in my artwork in the pinup world!


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10/17/2010 9:12:54 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Jillian , huge CONGRATZ on this terrific winner!!

UB.


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10/17/2010 11:15:29 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your superb winner Jillian!


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10/17/2010 11:22:59 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC


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10/18/2010 7:35:12 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Way to go, Jillybean!!! :D
I've always loved these edits, ya know that already! Huge congrat's to you!!!


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10/18/2010 7:43:46 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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WTG, Jillian. What a marvelous, creative series you have in these. Congratulations.


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10/18/2010 8:49:11 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Retro magic artfully captured and composed Jillian. Congratulations on this well deserved winner.


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10/18/2010 11:27:27 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Fantastic, Jillian! Congratulations on your well deserved award!


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10/18/2010 2:11:11 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Way to go!! :)


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10/18/2010 2:44:23 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW!!!! Terrific work Jillian!!!
Congratulations
on this Fabulous Winner!!!!

~J~


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10/18/2010 6:09:06 PM

 
Amber Kennedy
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congrats on your WINNER!!!!!


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10/19/2010 12:48:42 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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PERFECTION Jillian!!!! You are the Pin-Up Queen!!!!!!!!!!! WTG
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! :)


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10/19/2010 9:02:46 PM

 
Sharon Smith
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Fabulous! Congrats!


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10/22/2010 4:44:42 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Jillian, this is SUPER! I really love this.

DDR is so rewarding and you hit the jackpot here!

Great job! What an honor to go Gold on BP, too, but no surprise! It -IS- Gold!

HATS OFF and HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU!

halloween Pictures, Images and Photos

-Laura Swan


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10/27/2010 4:36:02 PM

 
Jillian Danielson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/24/2007
 

Thank you thank you thank you everyone!!


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10/29/2010 7:57:40 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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So creative and fun. Well done. congratulations.


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11/8/2010 8:15:12 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Wow this is so awesome! I really enjoyed reading your description of what you do in the best way you could explain. Sounds like it is very time-comsuming but if you enjoy it, time is nothing! Congrats on your win with this truly great image!


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12/5/2010 7:29:17 AM

 
Paul Goodman
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Conrats,,, wonderful image!


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12/5/2010 3:29:01 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow...I love your pin ups..all of them, but this one the most! Outstanding work on them. You are very good. I don't know how I've missed them all, but will definetly be on the look our for them now!
Your gallery is stunning!
Congratulations on your winner!


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6/2/2011 4:05:08 PM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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One more praise won't hurt LOL,Julian, Bravo for your talents,eye,execution and perfection. Outstanding work indeed. Print it large and hang that beauty!


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6/3/2011 5:23:32 AM

 
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