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Dasha Pears 📷Photographer, Educator Creating worlds ✨and sharing how Storytelling with Photography is open for enrollment now👇🏻🔥 https://www.dashapears-art.com/online-creative-photography-course
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Dasha Pears
Getting back to yesterdays topic of changing the medium: have you ever tried it? Before I found photography I my hobby was embroidery🤓. And it felt like painting to me👩🏼‍🎨. Even before that I loved puzzles (not strictly a creative thing), but I loved putting the pieces together to see the whole picture and again it felt like painting. For some reason, I wasn’t that fond of painting itself. Most probably because I was never good at it 😆.
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But now, I think that I might try it again. Yes, expecting that I will suck big time at it. But something tells me that it can effect my photography in new unexpected ways. 💥☄️🔥
Tell me about your experience! I’d love to know!😃
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My of my Circus project series shot in collab with @jenni.juurinen
Muah by @ennamanini
Model @ajakmajok
11 768 18 hours ago
Getting back to yesterdays topic of changing the medium: have you ever tried it? before i found photography i my hobby was embroidery🤓. and it felt like painting to me👩🏼‍🎨. even before that i loved puzzles (not strictly a creative thing), but i loved putting the pieces together to see the whole picture and again it felt like painting. for some reason, i wasn’t that fond of painting itself. most probably because i was never good at it 😆.
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but now, i think that i might try it again. yes, expecting that i will s**k big time at it. but something tells me that it can effect my photography in new unexpected ways. 💥☄️🔥
tell me about your experience! i’d love to know!😃
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my of my circus project series shot in collab with @jenni.juurinen
muah by @ennamanini
model @ajakmajok
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Dasha Pears
Remember, last week we talked about dealing with creative blocks? Here’s another great tip, that I found in the Big Magic ✨ book by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer: change your medium. If you’re a musician, try painting, if you’re a photographer, try ceramics, if you are a decorator, try baking.

When we get stuck, it’s usually something inside your brain that’s not allowing us to create cause we think it won’t be any good. When you change your medium, you are ready to suck at this new thing, so you are forced to #doitfortheprocess (hey, @emily_jeffords 👋🏻) Have you ever tried changing your medium for getting unstuck? Let me know if it worked! 👇🏻
Shot for @lumoanstories
Muah @estenomen
Model @marianjuni
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Remember, last week we talked about dealing with creative blocks? here’s another great tip, that i found in the big magic ✨ book by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer: change your medium. if you’re a musician, try painting, if you’re a photographer, try ceramics, if you are a decorator, try baking.

when we get stuck, it’s usually something inside your brain that’s not allowing us to create cause we think it won’t be any good. when you change your medium, you are ready to s**k at this new thing, so you are forced to #doitfortheprocess (hey, @emily_jeffords 👋🏻) have you ever tried changing your medium for getting unstuck? let me know if it worked! 👇🏻
shot for @lumoanstories
muah @estenomen
model @marianjuni
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Dasha Pears
Today’s is the day to announce the #dashas_subframechallenge! It was so hard to choose one, not because of the quantity of the submissions, but mainly because of their quality. I’m so honored and proud that many talented people take time to take part in my creative community initiatives! 🖤🖤🖤
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It was hard, but I did it. The prise, which today is a print of my work goes to @paintbrushesandpictures! Check out her work by clicking the hashtag, I particularly preferred the second one, so make sure to swipe. 🧡⛵️
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Which one was your favorite? Let me know below! 👇🏻
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If you also want my print on your wall there are some ready to be hanged available at my website: dashapears-art.com > shop.

Dress by @zolotoe.sechenie_
20 987 2 days ago
Today’s is the day to announce the #dashas_subframechallenge! it was so hard to choose one, not because of the quantity of the submissions, but mainly because of their quality. i’m so honored and proud that many talented people take time to take part in my creative community initiatives! 🖤🖤🖤
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it was hard, but i did it. the prise, which today is a print of my work goes to @paintbrushesandpictures! check out her work by clicking the hashtag, i particularly preferred the second one, so make sure to swipe. 🧡⛵️
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which one was your favorite? let me know below! 👇🏻
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if you also want my print on your wall there are some ready to be hanged available at my website: dashapears-art.com > shop.

dress by @zolotoe.sechenie_
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Dasha Pears
Many people who I interview in my lives here agree that a great work of art is the one that makes you FEEL ✨something. Experience an emotion: happiness, sadness, surprise, disgust - whatever it might be.
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However, have you ever though what parts of an image/art work actually make you feel this emotion Is it the colour? the face expression? the lighting? It wasn’t until I realised that analysing those is important, that I started introducing them to my work with a purpose. 
That’s why I’m pay special attention to recognising those elements in my Storytelling with Photography online course. Yes, through practical exercises, cause I believe that if you don’t put your knowledge to practice immediately, it will simply evaporate.
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Want to be able to create images that make rise those emotions in people? Join my Storytelling with Photography online course! Check out the details by clicking the link in bio ☝️ or drop me a DM.

Model @tatianaoynus
Muah @alenartist
45 1,622 3 days ago
Many people who i interview in my lives here agree that a great work of art is the one that makes you feel ✨something. experience an emotion: happiness, sadness, surprise, disgust - whatever it might be.
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however, have you ever though what parts of an image/art work actually make you feel this emotion is it the colour? the face expression? the lighting? it wasn’t until i realised that analysing those is important, that i started introducing them to my work with a purpose.
that’s why i’m pay special attention to recognising those elements in my storytelling with photography online course. yes, through practical exercises, cause i believe that if you don’t put your knowledge to practice immediately, it will simply evaporate.
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want to be able to create images that make rise those emotions in people? join my storytelling with photography online course! check out the details by clicking the link in bio ☝️ or drop me a dm.

model @tatianaoynus
muah @alenartist
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Dasha Pears
Guys, do you remember about #dashas_subframechallenge? Only two days left to post ✌️To remind you the rules: 🌸 create an image with a subframe in it, kind of like this one where the girl is framed visually by the door, but your subframe can be anything and of any shape!
🌸post it with a hashtag #dashas_subframechallenge before this Friday, 22.03
🌸I’ll do shout outs for my favs and will announce the winner on Friday!
Good luck!

Flowers by @arteflos
Model @peppikarolinaa
16 608 4 days ago
Guys, do you remember about #dashas_subframechallenge? only two days left to post ✌️to remind you the rules: 🌸 create an image with a subframe in it, kind of like this one where the girl is framed visually by the door, but your subframe can be anything and of any shape!
🌸post it with a hashtag #dashas_subframechallenge before this friday, 22.03
🌸i’ll do shout outs for my favs and will announce the winner on friday!
good luck!

flowers by @arteflos
model @peppikarolinaa
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Dasha Pears
What do you do to relax your model if she feels camera shy? 🙃
Here’s a couple of things that I can share. It also works for taking portraits of clients.
💥 it’s good to get to know your model before the shoot, meet for a coffee for example.
💥 try to choose a location that will make the model/client comfortable. You can shoot at home, or in a place that’s not very crowded. If your location IS always crowded, think of the time of the week when it’s less busy and shoot then.
💥 be confident and direct your model: suggest what she should do
💥 turn on her favourite music
💥 constantly encourage her and tell that you like the images that you’re getting, even if you’re not so sure about it
💥 when you get an image that you really like, show it to your model, so that she gets a confirmation that she’s doing a great job.

This list is by no means complete! I know there are lots of portrait photographers here. What are your tips for making a model or client comfortable infant of a camera? Help me out! Share below!

Model @alekaby
#dashapears_howto
22 1,003 5 days ago
What do you do to relax your model if she feels camera shy? 🙃
here’s a couple of things that i can share. it also works for taking portraits of clients.
💥 it’s good to get to know your model before the shoot, meet for a coffee for example.
💥 try to choose a location that will make the model/client comfortable. you can shoot at home, or in a place that’s not very crowded. if your location is always crowded, think of the time of the week when it’s less busy and shoot then.
💥 be confident and direct your model: suggest what she should do
💥 turn on her favourite music
💥 constantly encourage her and tell that you like the images that you’re getting, even if you’re not so sure about it
💥 when you get an image that you really like, show it to your model, so that she gets a confirmation that she’s doing a great job.

this list is by no means complete! i know there are lots of portrait photographers here. what are your tips for making a model or client comfortable infant of a camera? help me out! share below!

model @alekaby
#dashapears_howto
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Dasha Pears
Do you hate Mondays? 😬🤔Or is it just another day of the week for you? 
I used to severely dislike Mondays, when I was sort of unhappy with my whole life set up. 💔 When I never got enough rest during the weekend and Monday brought just another week, which was just like any other week before that.
Things changed and now Mondays for me are just like any other days: time when I get to create something awesome. And it doesn’t have to be a photo. It can also be an awesome IG post 😁 or a perfect cup of tea or anything else.
So here’s my tip to you🤓, if you still hate Mondays: celebrate it, instead of hating. Even, if your job which you are not very fond of starts on this day, set up a Monday ritual which you will be looking forward to. It doesn’t have to be something big. It can be something as trivial as getting a coffee to go in some special cafe, or getting yourself a flower bouquet, or cooking something delicious for yourself. But tie it to your Monday routine. And you’ll see how your relation to Mondays will change gradually. 
And please let me know, of it works! 😃
Model @teresaannabellafrost
Muah @sallitimlin
18 1,418 6 days ago
Do you hate mondays? 😬🤔or is it just another day of the week for you?
i used to severely dislike mondays, when i was sort of unhappy with my whole life set up. 💔 when i never got enough rest during the weekend and monday brought just another week, which was just like any other week before that.
things changed and now mondays for me are just like any other days: time when i get to create something awesome. and it doesn’t have to be a photo. it can also be an awesome ig post 😁 or a perfect cup of tea or anything else.
so here’s my tip to you🤓, if you still hate mondays: celebrate it, instead of hating. even, if your job which you are not very fond of starts on this day, set up a monday ritual which you will be looking forward to. it doesn’t have to be something big. it can be something as trivial as getting a coffee to go in some special cafe, or getting yourself a flower bouquet, or cooking something delicious for yourself. but tie it to your monday routine. and you’ll see how your relation to mondays will change gradually.
and please let me know, of it works! 😃
model @teresaannabellafrost
muah @sallitimlin
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What’s your favourite flower? Mine always changes. I used to love roses as a kid, then switched to camomiles, now I love hydrangeas. But I usually buy simple tulips for myself. 🌷🙈 What about you?
This was shot in collab with @arteflos
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Model @rrroosam
Muah @julia.ljus
Dress @riski_studio
#dashapears_aboutme
66 2,115 2 weeks ago
What’s your favourite flower? mine always changes. i used to love roses as a kid, then switched to camomiles, now i love hydrangeas. but i usually buy simple tulips for myself. 🌷🙈 what about you?
this was shot in collab with @arteflos
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model @rrroosam
muah @julia.ljus
dress @riski_studio
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Your mindset is everything. Do you agree?
I didn’t until very recently. I do post a lot on mindset for creating your work. But I also know that you’d love to get some very practical photography tips. 🤗
What would you like me to post on? Let me know below!👇🏻
22 1,498 2 weeks ago
Your mindset is everything. do you agree?
i didn’t until very recently. i do post a lot on mindset for creating your work. but i also know that you’d love to get some very practical photography tips. 🤗
what would you like me to post on? let me know below!👇🏻
dashapears.art

@dashapears.art

Dasha Pears
Let’s set up a very quick and easy #dashas_subframechallenge! As you might have noticed, I LOVE sub-framing as a composition technique, if you’re with me on this one, I encourage you to create an image in which you subframe your subject. Your subject can be anything, your frame can be anything and ANY shape! try to be more creative than me and go beyond traditional squares, doors and windows! If you manage to keep your color palette to 4-5 colors you get bonus points at the shout out. Share your images before 22.03. I’ll announce the winner next Friday! Oh, and the winner will get a nice personalized gift from me 🖤😉
Send me a 🙌, if you’re in for the challenge!

Another one from the Circus project done in collab with @jenni.juurinen
35 1,634 2 weeks ago
Let’s set up a very quick and easy #dashas_subframechallenge! as you might have noticed, i love sub-framing as a composition technique, if you’re with me on this one, i encourage you to create an image in which you subframe your subject. your subject can be anything, your frame can be anything and any shape! try to be more creative than me and go beyond traditional squares, doors and windows! if you manage to keep your color palette to 4-5 colors you get bonus points at the shout out. share your images before 22.03. i’ll announce the winner next friday! oh, and the winner will get a nice personalized gift from me 🖤😉
send me a 🙌, if you’re in for the challenge!

another one from the circus project done in collab with @jenni.juurinen
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@dashapears.art

Dasha Pears
Have you ever had the “blank canvas” syndrome? When there are zillions of things you can create, but you don’t exactly know there to start. 🙈 I recently got a question on this topic in DMs and I’m happy to share my experience here.
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First of all, I can totally relate. When I was attending an arts school I was desperate when the teacher announced a free topic for a painting. I literally never knew what to come up with. If you are like me sometimes here’s what can help you:
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💥 limit your options: if not yourself, then join some group or community where people will set limitations for your future creations and give you assignments. Joining a course might work, or a club where people explore topics together. And yes, participating in Instagram challenges counts. Instagram’s official WHP are a bit broad usually, but they are also an option, if nothing else.
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💥 understand what you like and what you don’t like, what you want to have in your final work and what you don’t. For example, I’d never shoot anything with vampire topic, cause I don’t dig it. There’s nothing wrong with the vimpires, but they are just not my cup of tea, that’s it. You can have your likes and dislikes. From my experience, it’s usually easier to find out your dislikes, so you can start from there. It has to do with your tastes in colors, props, themes, emotions, faces, locations, etc.
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Do you have any tips that can help others overcome the “blank canvas” syndrome? Please share below!
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Model @crocus.paperi
#dashapears_howto
21 1,535 2 weeks ago
Have you ever had the “blank canvas” syndrome? when there are zillions of things you can create, but you don’t exactly know there to start. 🙈 i recently got a question on this topic in dms and i’m happy to share my experience here.
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first of all, i can totally relate. when i was attending an arts school i was desperate when the teacher announced a free topic for a painting. i literally never knew what to come up with. if you are like me sometimes here’s what can help you:
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💥 limit your options: if not yourself, then join some group or community where people will set limitations for your future creations and give you assignments. joining a course might work, or a club where people explore topics together. and yes, participating in instagram challenges counts. instagram’s official whp are a bit broad usually, but they are also an option, if nothing else.
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💥 understand what you like and what you don’t like, what you want to have in your final work and what you don’t. for example, i’d never shoot anything with vampire topic, cause i don’t dig it. there’s nothing wrong with the vimpires, but they are just not my cup of tea, that’s it. you can have your likes and dislikes. from my experience, it’s usually easier to find out your dislikes, so you can start from there. it has to do with your tastes in colors, props, themes, emotions, faces, locations, etc.
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do you have any tips that can help others overcome the “blank canvas” syndrome? please share below!
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model @crocus.paperi
#dashapears_howto
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Dasha Pears
Next week I’m in Amsterdam! I’ll be my first time in the city, so I’m excited! 😃If you’re in the area and want to see me shoot, you are welcome to join the event organized by @artphotoproject and check the details in bio.👆
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I’ll also have a couple of open time slots in case you want to meet for a coffee and show me around 😉 Drop me a DM! I love meeting people from my IG community in real life!
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Another one from out Circus project with @jenni.juurinen
Model @sampokurppa
Muah @julia.ljus
18 1,272 2 weeks ago
Next week i’m in amsterdam! i’ll be my first time in the city, so i’m excited! 😃if you’re in the area and want to see me shoot, you are welcome to join the event organized by @artphotoproject and check the details in bio.👆
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i’ll also have a couple of open time slots in case you want to meet for a coffee and show me around 😉 drop me a dm! i love meeting people from my ig community in real life!
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another one from out circus project with @jenni.juurinen
model @sampokurppa
muah @julia.ljus