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Chat Request: 2Cool4U

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IceMaiden23 said:

Hello.

2Cool4U said:

H3y! A/S/L?

IceMaiden23 said:

I'm 16 years old, female, and I"m not telling you where I live. :). Wbu?

2Cool4U said:

Come on, why not? I might live near u.

IceMaiden23 said:

Nope, not telling sorry. :P

2Cool4U said:

Fine. Your a gurl? Ima guy. Can I at least c a pic? I'll send you one if you send me 1!

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Chat Request: Illusion Photographer

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IceMaiden23 said:

Hello...

IllusionPhotographer said:

Hello. How are you?

IceMaiden23 said:

I'm good, so long as you don't start screaming 'A/S/L' and demanding pics...

IllusionPhotographer:

No fear. I believe I can restrain myself.

IceMaiden23 said:

Oh joy. I'd have to have to take drastic measures.

IllusionPhotographer said:

Sounds like something to avoid.

IceMaiden23 said:

Glad to see we have an understanding. So do I get to hear a bit about you?

IllusionPhotographer said:

If you'll tell me a bit about yourself in return...

IceMaiden23 said:

Of course. We have a deal.

IllusionPhotographer said:

Well, I'm a 30 yo. male, and I have my own place. I work as a photographer, mainly with graphic illusions and the female canvas.

IceMaiden23 said:

Graphic Illusions? FemaleCanvas?

IllusionPhotographer said:

Graphic Illusions: Creating a city skyline out of staples, a forest out of pencils. Female Canvas: A female model is the focus of the picture; can be fashion shots, body painting or artistic nudes.

IceMaiden23 said:

Really? That sounds interesting.

IllusionPhotographer said:

It is. Now, it's your turn. :).

IceMaiden23 said:

Ok. I'm 16 years old, female, and I finished high school last year.

IllusionPhotographer said:

Only 16? I thought you to be older.

IceMaiden23 said:

Why's that?

IllusionPhotographer said:

You seem more mature.

IceMaiden23 said:

*blushes*. You flatter me.

IllusionPhotographer said:

It's only the truth. What do you do with yourself now that you've finished your schooling? And how did you finish it at your age?

IceMaiden23 said:

To be honest...? Nothing. I did have a job at a nearby petstore, but I lost it...they claimed I was spending too uch time petting the bunny's and not enough serving customers. :(. So I'm broke. And I finished school because I tested out of the subjects I liked, and refused to go to the rest.

IllusionPhotographer said:

There can never be too much time spent on the bunny's. And how did you manage to test out?

IceMaiden23 said:

YES! Someone who understands! And I tested out by proving that the teacher was an incompetent boob who liked the sound of their own voice too much.

IllusionPhotographer said:

Now now, language Ice. :P. I sense there is more to the story than you are telling...

IceMaiden23 said:

Maybe...Alright, I told the teacher that I knew more about the subject than they did...in front of the rest of the class. He told me to prove it, and well...I did.

IllusionPhotographer said:

I'm sure he loved that. What subject was this?

IceMaiden23 said:

It was called 'Understanding Art as a Medium of Communication with the Masses and Alternatives' and all it really boiled down to was a weird mix of Art and Journalism.

IllusionPhotographer said:

Doesn't sound like a subject offered at your average high school.

IceMaiden23 said:

It wasn't. I went to a snobbish private school where people enjoy looking down their noses at each other.

IllusionPhotographer said:

You must be above the norm to get into a place like that, although it sounds like you didn't join in with the popular past time of nose-looking-down...

IceMaiden23 said:

Meh, I got in somehow. Fat lot of good it does for me now. I spend my time sitting around doodling and taking the occasional picture. Hey, what did you have to do to get into your field?

IllusionPhotographer said:

I went through University and paid an exorbitant amount of fees for a piece of paper that says I know what I'm doing. But taking pictures you say?

IceMaiden23 said:

Lol, sounds like the usual Uni experience. And yeah, I like taking pictures when I get the motivation...nothing on the level you do I'm sure, just random stuff like landscapes and fluffy animals.

IllusionPhotographer said:

Would it be presumptuous of me to ask to see one of the images you have taken? Professional curiosity, you see ;).

IceMaiden23 said:

You sure..? They're not particularly good. I barely take the time to aperture, white balance, etc...

IllusionPhotographer said:

Ah, but you at least know what they are, unlike that legions of internet insects that call themselves 'photographers'...

IceMaiden23 said:

Hmmm, if you say so...you really want to see them?

IllusionPhotographer said:

Just one, if you don't mind that is.

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IceMaiden23 said:

...well? Is it good? Horrible? I knew it, it's horrible...

IllusionPhotographer said:

Not at all. It is an uncommonly good shot, especially for one with only high school knowledge of photography, private school or not. There are small details that could make future shots better, yes, but on the whole it is a rather interesting image.

IceMaiden23 said:

Wow, thanks. I wasn't expecting that...what sort of 'details' do you mean?

IllusionPhotographer said:

Just small things really. On the right side, there is a portion of a branch protruding into the picture, in the upper middle there a a few birds that are blurred that should be frozen if you wanted to include them in the shot...the small kid at the waters edge on the left side, if you have people in a picture like this they should be the focus of not there at all (less is more). A number of small things that add up to make this picture stop at good, instead of making great.

IceMaiden23 said:

Wow, that's a lot of things to remember...How do you pick all that out? Especially since landscapes aren't your main genre.

IllusionPhotographer said:

You've got to know it, it has to be ingrained for you to be a great photographer. If you'd like, I could give you a few pointers...I won't be much help online, as the best way to learn is to have hands-on teaching, rather than critiquing after the fact, but I can still help here and there.

IceMaiden23 said:

...Hmmmm...

IllusionPhotographer said:

Of course, if you'd like to meet I could give you a more thorough instruction. It's not often you meet someone with your level of skill outside of higher learning institutes.

IceMaiden23 said:

Meet? You could live on the other side of the country...

IllusionPhotographer said:

Actually, I believe that this website connects people who are close geographically. So the offer still stands, if you're interested. It would at least give you something to do with all that time on your hands, although I do understand you being hesitant.

IceMaiden23 said:

I think I'd like that. It definitely does beat sitting around all day...

IllusionPhotographer said:

Excellent. How about you name a district near to yours? That way we can discover if we do live somewhat nearby, and you don't even have to tell me your address.

IceMaiden23 said:

Sounds great. Do you know Lakeview Terrace?

IllusionPhotographer said:

I do actually. Is that the lake in the image you showed me?

IceMaiden23 said:

It is. Do you live near there?

IllusionPhotographer said:

I thought it looked familiar... and yes, I do live near there. Do you know 'The Place Around The Corner' cafe?

IceMaiden23 said:

Yeah, I know it...

IllusionPhotographer said:

Then I propose that we meet there, get to know each other further, and then descend to the lake to work on your technique. How does that sound?

IceMaiden23 said:

Awesome. Does tomorrow sound ok?

IllusionPhotographer said:

It does. The weather should be clear and cool. Best photography conditions we could ask for. Will you have to alert your parents?

IceMaiden23 said:

Nah, they're out of town. They say I'm mature enough to live home alone, but they still have a friend of theirs come around every few days. He was around earlier.

IllusionPhotographer said:

Then I look forward to tomorrow. It shall be good to find out for myself if there really is such a thing as a mature teenager...such mythical creatures they are. :P.

IceMaiden23 said:

Ha. Ha. Ha. It is to laugh. I'll see you tomorrow, at 'The Place Around The Corner', around ten thirty?

IllusionPhotographer said:

Maturity levels fast dropping... :P. And that sounds satisfactory. I shall see you then, Miss Ice.

IceMaiden23 said:

See you then, Mister Comedian.

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Hey, I won't be able to come tomorrow, I'm so sorry. Something came up at Lakeview Terrace that I need to sort out. It's so frustrating, I'll probably end up hitting that cafe we found that time we got caught out in the rain. I'll be taking my Umbrella this time, just in case. Don't forget your equipment for your match tomorrow! Make sure you double check it tonight. You have to be there before 10:30, so you won't have time to do it in the morning. Hope to catch up soon.

Oh, and have I told you to change your display name? It just does not match your cheerful, sunny, exuberant disposition...try not to drown in the sarcasm.

Sorry I can't see you tomorrow!

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