Tuesday, February 15, 2011

photo manipulation

hello mates! Here's a lil meal I would love to put on your plates... meet my lil Kentucky brother! JOSH! he's a youth pastor of one20culture at the living word church. Ok so, I've decided to manipulate his picture cuz I know he's been wanting to see his cool pix haha I hope I'll make him happy tonight!

I took this pic and yea It wasn't the best bcuz I've never use studio lightings when I shoot. Carmel Rich -Josh's mom (I call her mama carmel) lend me her mad rad canon & studio gear & oh my! I got addicted & wanted to learn everything hahaha I usually do outdoor shots. I have so much things to catch up when it comes to photography & so as photoshop but I'm getting there... I'm very patient learning about new things. YES I'm a photoshop FREAK!

so please enjoy this picture & see the before & after image :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


shortfilm I made last night... My boyfriend visited me at my place & again, he wanted to be my chef lol he told me before that he was craving for a French toast haha dinner/breakfast indeed.

Wow he did awesome! I told him to add strawberries cuz I heart strawberries. He's so sweet! That night was amazing! I cut his hair after we had dinner then while cutting his hair, we watched Mr. Brainwash story/documentary haha

After cutting his hair, We prayed together.

He gave me 3 toast & I can't eat them all! lol but they are really delish! HE CAN COOK!

So today, No meat, No rice. Thank God for this yummilicious French Toast. I told my boyfriend that I will make French toast again for lunch. Lol

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Don't hate when I create

Tears- is it real? Ans: No. I used photoshop to paint it...
Eye shadows-is it real? Ans: No.
Make up on the cheek- is it real? Yes.

hahaha don't be scared... I don't have mental problem. I just want to express myself & show you that I have energy and power to cast out my enemies! and my... ummm insecurities.

This image has something to do with my everyday battle. I've learned not to look for what I can see but look for what I can't see. -Faith & Seeking- That's what I do everyday. Don't get me wrong, It is not easy. Sometimes I have to swallow the pain & pretend nothing happened. I have to enjoy what I don't really enjoy, turn around & leave or sacrifice what I want.

I like being just as Joy Salera but I feel like sometimes, I'm a different person. Especially when I raise my hands, close my eyes & Just meditate with God.

But as soon as I touch my cam'ra, BOOM! haha here comes JOY SALERA AND HER CAM'RA!

Self-portrait : Joy Salera
loves God
loves her boyfriend Nathanael Langston
loves her Family
loves her church
loves music
loves to eat
loves coffee & tea