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I am so happy, humble and proud, I finished my practical exam in digital photography. I am so grateful to all you fantastic people who were models for me. I am pleased with the result for this practical exam, too. I had about a week´s time to create, shoot, post produce and hand in the images, and in the end I ended with a "B" grade on all my tasks - so I am really happy :-)

 

The first assignment was Beauty - Fashion - Retouch and this was my result, I tried to match the colors of the jacket to the environment. The pretty Vivi Sofie Mordt was my model.

The second task was to portrait a person over two images. I chose one of our local artists, and were very pleased with my result. Thank you to Anders Kaardahl, for showing me your work and spend time talking to me for this exam.

The third assignment was to make a documentary over 10 images, and I did just make this story with the images. I know it is in Norwegian, and the essence is a mother´s day never ends. The life of a hard working woman. Science shows that women tends to have more that one job, one outside the family and one in the family. Women´s stress hormones tends to be normal during the working hours outside the home, but rise in the afternoon. Being responsible for picking up the children, making dinner, cleaning, driving, having eyes in her neck and at the same time think about the job she just left outside her home. Men on the other hand seems to have a higher stress level outside of the family home, and when they get out of work and come home, they seem to have time off. Well, I know a lot of men who actually do a lot in the house hold, and I am so happy to see the change in Norwegian families. But I wanted to tribute the hard working women out there with this documentary. You are strong, you are fabulous, and I don´t know how you do it. Hang in there, and keep safe.

Thank you Tone L. Andresassen for letting me in, to document your day.

 

The fourth task was to make an ad for a magazine, The image should be fitted for double spread and single spread. I was so lucky, I got to borrow shoes and clothes from a Fashion store in my city :-) "Jentene på Kaffe", in Horten. (Jentene = girls and Kaffe = Coffee, but Kaffe is also a Danish brand for women´s clothes). I love these shoes, and wish that I were able to run around in high heels, but sadly I am not a steady high heel woman.

Thank you again, Tone L. Andreassen for stepping in for me. You really know how to walk those heels

 

And the last assignment was 1-3 images over the theme; "Dante's seven deadly sins" - I chose these three and are ever so grateful to the people who, willingly, wanted to be models for me. Do you know of the Seven Deadly sins? Greed, lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

I deliberately chose the 1:1 format for those images. Thank you so much to Lina Felicia, Elida and Ferdinand for helping me out that cold, cold day.

 

Now it is time to head on over to the other fabulous female photographers in the blog circle, I am happy to present Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin. Please take a few minutes to have a look at her awesome pictures and follow her link.

 

Love and peace; Trini

 

Happy new year, to you, and welcome back to my blog

Today I woke up to a snowy world, I had plans for a photo shoot, but the snowfall prevented it. That could not stop me, so I made a few appointments to join some friends in the snow.

Both children and their parents enjoyed the snow on this awesome white saturday morning.

After a while I had to run for my next snowy adventure of the day. If you follow me on Instagram, @trini.no, you might have seen that I just discovered that some Elves or Fairies have moved in to our city park. I needed to have a look how they were doing after all the snow last night, well it looked even more magical than before. I really like our new City Gardner, Jonina Kjartansdóttir, she is from Iceland where the Elves lives, and now she has discovered that some of the Icelandic Elves has moved in to my neighbourhood.

Come join me to have a look at how their houses looks like in the snow.

 

Not too far away from the pavilion we find one elf house.

 One of them has been out shoveling snow so we could find it. During night I have heard that there has been observed light from this house.

Some houses are higher up in the trees and they were easier to spot today.

Even their Mayor was snowed in. Maybe you have some Elves in your backyard trees? They seem to settle in places they percieve as beautiful, attractive and inclusive. Elves are helping us take care of the trees and care for the park, but they rely on being able to work in peace. They are quite shy and avoids any confrontation with people, but if you look really close you might be the lucky one to see them tending our gardens, parks and forests.

After making sure the elves were fine this fabulous snowy day I went to see another favourite place of mine, down at the Fjord, but first I will show you one of my sweetest friends making her first snowman, her first day outside, experiencing snow.

Lucky me have been around her to enjoy alot of her first things in life, like snow, walking, being away from her parents. I feel so blessed to have this wonderful girl and her family in my life.

Before I move on to my last pictures for today I want to remind you to follow our blog circle around, starting by popping by to the very talented Kristina Rust, she will show you some stunning images from her year in review. Just follow the link by pressing her name ;-)

Now it is time to stop procrastinating and finish my Portfolio, that I will present for my teacher, Marcus Bleasedale next week. I am so looking forward to this talk with him, the famous and very talented photographer I have had the honor calling my teacher for a year. Thank you :-) I am both nervous and excited for this talk, and I think that is normal.

 

Best wishes for you, and your loved ones, for the year we just entered <3

 

- Trini :-)

 

 

The last years I have been out of the whole Christmas spirit, I don´t feel anything but sadness. I guess there are several reasons for that, but most of all I feel so tired of being the best - even at making the Holidays perfect, finding the perfect gifts, the perfect clothes, making the best dinner, inviting most people, cleaning the house, baking, and all for a few days where I am so beat up that I can hardly enjoy any of the hard work I put in. I always believed that Christmas is for the children, and the families with children, and since I am not able to get my own children I guess I have been kind of sad during these Holidays.

Well, it is not easy chasing the Christmas spirit, but I tried, again this year. I didn´t think I was going to find it, being in the midst of my exams and finishing school, but boy was I surprised when I entered the local flower shop - and finally I found my Holiday and December spirit <3

I found my self walking around like a child in a candy store - and suddenly I heard it - I was humming on a Christmas carol like ever before :-) Thank you to Hageland in Horten, Norway, for making their store so pretty.

Here are some of the things that opened my heart for the spirit and the joyful time of December;

 Please head over to the very talented Kathleen and have a look at her lovely road trip images, and from her you can follow the circle of great photographers.

And, please let me wish you a blessed December, I hope you find your spirit. And most of all I wish you the best in the upcoming new year

2016 - I wish you will be the best year, ever <3

Lots of Love, Trini in Norway

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