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2011-12-03:
People of the Sun 3 by Sensualcide

2011-09-14:
Middle Age by Avine

2010-07-22:
Last Stand by Nate-Zeman

2009-12-02:
Winter bangle. by kerinewton

2008-07-21:
familiar apparition by SethFitts



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Tuscaloosa Tornado

Journal Entry: Mon May 2, 2011, 9:04 AM


April 27th, 2011.  An F5 level tornado ripped through my town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Absolute devastation. I count myself lucky to not only be safe and well, but to have a place to call home and rest my head at night.  Everyone I know is safe and well.  cutofakiss & raemarshall were here also, but are on their way to their respective homes safe and sound.  Please keep Tuscaloosa in your thoughts and prayers.  If you are a local, I'm going to set up a Help Portrait for the families that lost everything.  For more info on what Help Portrait is check out here.  For info on the Tuscaloosa Chapter, like the Facebook page here

Tuscaloosa Tornado I by BlackCarrionRose

Tuscaloosa Tornado II by BlackCarrionRose

Update 05-03-2011 News Article on how you can help: news.deviantart.com/article/14…

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What the Cuss?! A DD?!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 7, 2011, 8:22 AM


Thanks so much to NKYC for featuring my image Punk II by BlackCarrionRose I'm absolutely honored!!

Thanks for all the love everyone!! :heart:

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Return From Spain

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 21, 2011, 1:01 PM


Hello friends.  I've been M.I.A. this last week as I was out of the country in Spain!! It was great fun and I look forward to sharing pictures with you.  Keep up with more updates on my tumblr, Twitter, & Facebook :heart: (links at right)

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Futurography Contest!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 13, 2011, 10:06 AM



The Future of Fashion


Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that :iconfashionography: is hosting a new contest!!

Futurography news.deviantart.com/article/14…

Basically, take your fashion into the future and show us what you think it will be like!  We're looking for very edgy, very futuristic, and beautiful fashion photography.  

The contest runs from Monday, February 14th - Thursday, April 14th.  So that's one month!!  Click the link for more details on the prizes, which include premium memberships, and see below for some examples of what we're looking for.

Good luck!

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New Blog

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 20, 2011, 1:17 PM



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Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing well!  I've been great, keeping busy at work, planning fashion shoots, and running a wedding/portrait business.  I feel like I'm working three full time jobs! But it's all balancing out well and I am happy :)

I just wanted to let you know I've got a new blog over at tumblr.  You can see it here.  I switched because I was getting frustrated with blogger's inability to let me change my appearance as well as some e-mail profile things.  But I'm really happy with the new look that I think co-ordinates well with my site.  Hope to see you all there!!




Until next time...

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It was... & 52 Weeks

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 4, 2011, 6:56 AM



It was...

A good friend of mine, existentialdefiance who was kind enough to subscribe me :heart:  I'd like to share with you some of his work as well as pensive-painter.  They're both such wonderful people, creative artists, and great friends :D  I'm honored to know them :hug:

Also, be sure to check out my blog to see the first photo of my "52 Weeks" project :heart:





Until next time...

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Why thank you!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 3, 2011, 7:19 AM



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Thanks so much to whomever it was that gave me a membership!! I greatly appreciate it :hug: :glomp: etc.  If you let me know who you are I'll do a feature of you works if you like :)

Be sure to check out my blog for my upcoming 52 Week project.  I may post some images here if I like them enough, but as of yet I'm not sure.  

Much love and Happy New Year!!! Stay tuned for new works :heart:




Until next time...

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My subscription ran out XP  Alas.


So I've uploaded a new set of photos, I hope you enjoy!  They look a bit more washed out here though than on other sites.  Which leads me to my next point, you can follow me online on other sites, please do!

Twitter
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And if you're interested, check out my new website: samanthanandez.com


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Photos You Should See

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 8, 2010, 8:13 AM


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So before my membership runs out I wanted to do a mass sharing of my recent faves.  Enjoy!

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New Website!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 27, 2010, 1:28 PM


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Check it out

I now have an official website of which I am so proud of!

:heart: www.samanthanandez.com :heart:

Thanks to Andross01 for creating the site for me.  Be sure to also check out his work for he is also an amazing photographer.

Thanks for all the love and keep an eye on my blog where you can see most of my updates on photoshoots and travels.


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Blog and Favs

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 10, 2010, 7:01 AM


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Blog

I'm sorry I haven't been a good deviant and posting blogs, but to be fair, I usually post my blogs over at my offical blog  I try to update there at least once a week, so follow a long and see new photos, tutorials, and other things that come to my mind ;D

Favs

Be sure to check out all the favs below, there are some amazing artists out there!!

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DD's I've Suggested

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 22, 2010, 7:31 AM


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Daily Deviations


Today another image I suggested got featured as a DD, so I just wanted to share others I've suggested so you can revel in how awesome these artists are.  Leave nice comments and enjoy!

Today:
Last Stand by Nate-Zeman

12-02-2009:
Winter bangle. by kerinewton

07-21-2008:
familiar apparition by SethFitts

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Long Time, No Update

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 28, 2010, 12:46 PM


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Happenings

Sorry it's been so long since my last update.  I just have been all over the place doing all sorts of things and generally being busy and not being able to get much photo work done.  So, on that note, let me proceed with a journal to catch you up :D  Firstly, I've started a new branch of photography in order to save more money.  Check out A&S Photography on Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog.  It's a brand new wedding/portrait photography business so give us some time and we'll be sure to update lots.  Also, if you live in the South and have been looking for such photographers, hit me up!  We travel too :D

Other than that, I've had family visiting, went to London and came back, been trying to work on getting photos editing, and got a new iPhone!  Now I can sit at the cool kids table ;)   Also, starting the biz has kept me running, but now that it's official hopefully I can shoot more, edit more, and share more!!

Groups

Group pimping:
- I am a member of :icondeviantarttimes: which will soon be back up and running to give you the latest news and info from around dA.  
- I am a contributor/moderator of :iconfashionphotographers: & :iconfashionography: which are both great groups to get your fashion fix!
- I help run :iconthephotochallenge: which is a bi-weekly photography challenge that aims to challenge what and how you shoot!  
- And finally, I am the co-founder of :iconsouthern-belles: a group dedicated to photographers/female models/mua's/stylists of the dirty south.  Your model MUST be a southern girl and the photo MUST be taken in a southern state.  For more details, check out the page :D

I hope you visit some of these groups and possibly join/contribute.  Groups are fun!

Where In The World Is Samantha Nandez?

I like social networking, it's fun.  So you should add me! Haha :giggle:  

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My Blog

See you around!

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LMAO DD OMG!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 6, 2010, 8:49 AM


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Daily Deviation 2!

Wow another DD?!  I never thought I'd see the day!!  Thanks so much to Nyx-Valentine for the feature and Jules1983 for the suggestion!! :heart: you both.

LMAO, it's so funny because I logged on today just to go through the usual message/devwatch routine and I found out I had a DD because of this comment: "Ok...why is THIS a DD? I've seen soo much better."  :lmao: what a way to find out.  Ah well, can't make everyone happy :giggle:

Thanks again guys!! It means a lot :hug: :glomp:  And thanks for the comments, even those who disagree ;D

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Back

Journal Entry: Mon May 24, 2010, 7:12 AM


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Return from London

What a fun week.  I really enjoyed being in London and coming back only makes me want to move there even more.  Firstly, my apologies for not being able to meet up with anyone.  Without internet, it was difficult to try and make plans.  Maybe next time ;)  

Overall my week was great.  I arrived at 7am on Sunday, had some tea and cookies, then went immediately to assist hakanphotography on a photoshoot.  What an experience!  I did take some behind the scenes photos and will share a few on my blog very soon.  I cannot post them all because I have to wait until the editorial is released.  The crew was amazing, and very diverse, and I am so grateful to have been able to work with such an amazing group of people.  

Unfortunately, the following day poor LittleRedx got sick :(  So we chilled in her flat whilst she recovered and I tried to get over some jet lag.  Later in the week we went to visit her family in the BEAUTIFUL English country side...and like an idiot...I forgot my camera :slap:  But it was a wonderful day, and SOOOO gorgeous!!  The next day she showed me around London, and the following day I went about by myself.  I really love just wandering around and exploring, always fun.  The last day I photographed some of LittleRedx's jewellry (the English spell it with 2 "l"'s before you go off) and I am BEYOND thrilled with the results.  Probably my best shoot yet.  It was great collaborating with Laura, and the model/photographer Imogen.  I'm not sure when I can release the photos, but hopefully soon!!!

I'm happy to be home because I get to see my boyfriend, my friends, have phone & internet again ;)  But...*sigh* I'd really love to live somewhere where there are more people around I can collaborate and work with.  One day...one day...

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Going Away...

Journal Entry: Fri May 14, 2010, 2:25 PM


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To London!!


See you in a week fellow deviants :dance:  Wheeee :eager: :excited: :boogie: :woohoo: :eager:

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Photography, Equipment, & Travel

Journal Entry: Thu May 6, 2010, 7:40 AM


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Photography

So much to do, so little time, but it all works out :D  I hope you've been enjoying the new work I'm sharing with you!  I really appreciate the comments and feedback :heart:  I have a few more images coming down the pipeline as well as two NEW shoots this weekend!  I'm also constantly shooting for the Top Secret Project, many plans for that soon.  I can't WAIT to share it with you all.  Busy busy, but in the best way.  For those of you that are interested, I've made a blog about how I retouch skin.  So check that out if you're interested, and leave me some feedback so I can improve on future tutorials.

Equipment

So, I've finally got my new camera sorted :faint:  Bought the camera, bought a new lens, downloaded a DNG converter so I can read the RAW files, and will probably soon be upgrading to CS5.  Phew.  Financially, it hurt!  But I know it'll be worth it in the long run.  All this stuff will pay itself off if I keep on workin'!  Which I am, so that's good :giggle:  Once I really get a chance to use this camera I'll post a blog with a review.  So keep an eye out for that.  

Travel

And I save the best for last.  9 more days and I'll be in LONDON!! I'm suuuper excited.  I'm hoping to meet up with some photogs there, take some photos for Laura Bezant Jewelery, and just have a nice vacation in general.  I'm only there for a week though, so if you're interested in meeting up let me know! We can grab some coffee :D

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SImple Update

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 20, 2010, 9:03 AM


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Camera

So, I bought me a new camera.  That's right, you heard me, a new camera.  Which one you ask?  The 5D Mark II! :eager:  Although, after two shots, it gave me error code 01.  It said the lens & camera we're communicating.  Fantastic.  I kept shooting through it, turning it on & off, taking the battery in & out, and it stopped having issues.  So far so good since yesterday.  I'm still testing it, trying different lenses to make sure it doesn't happen again but we'll see.  I'd rather not have to send it back.  Once I get this problem sorted I'll be able to give you a proper review and hopefully share some new work with it :)

Life

I was sick all last weekend, this allergy season is kicking my ass.  Fever, sore throat, horrible congestion :faint:  But I'm better now, and am still working on tons of photos.  Lots of works for me to do, but it's going well.  I'm beginning to realize why people hire retouchers, bad skin is a pain!!  But it's good practice and hopefully I can show you some nice results.  This is my first time retouching up close beauty shots with studio lighting.  Natural light makes things so much easier, haha.

:heart: to you all, I'll hopefully have a better update for you later this week :)

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Bad & Good

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 8, 2010, 7:20 AM


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Bad

I'm reaching the end of my rope with my day job.  There are perks, equipment use, studio use, benefits, a consistent job but the cons are starting to overpower that.  I can't color my hair, I can't wear certain clothes, and yesterday I was told I could no longer wear my lip stud.  That on top of the work I have to do...imagine you're a runner.  Running is your life, your love, your passion and you have a job where you can run!  They tell you, "Run anywhere you like, anywhere!...as long as it's in this pre-determined square mile."  What?!  That's how I feel.  I'm a full time photographer, they tell me I can be creative, I can try new things, but in the end it always goes back to the same formulaic shots they always get.  I actually have pre-determined settings in my head for 70% of the shoots I do.  It's horrible.  It's draining.  I have to go somewhere else...but I have no money and the only good camera I have belongs to them.  It's a terrible conundrum...but I hope that plans I have for the near future will change that...

Good

On the plus side, however, I will be heading to London very soon!!  I will be there the week of May 15-22 to visit a good friend of mine, do a photoshoot (or two, anyone interested ;) ), and meet-up with some other photogs.  This year is about reaching goals and making changes, and if I can start networking, getting info, trying to get myself out there, and save up money, I will get out of here and move into the big ol world. :D  I'm very excited about this trip, it's the first I've ever done on my own with my own money and my own plans.  It'll be a nice break from life and consistency.  My Spring Break was great too, but it's just one of those things the more I get out there the more I don't want to come back.  Gotta keep moving!!

I :heart: you all.  Keep being creative, don't stop doing what you love, and don't let anyone else stop you either.

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