Hi guys!

I’m back with a little extra for you today. See, I’ve been lacking inspiration to do some cool photo shoots lately and because of it I came up with a little challenge for myself. I call it the OC Photo Challenge and I cobbled it together from drawing challenges on Tumblr. I love those, but they’re not always very good for taking Sims photos, so I picked the ones I liked. That gave me 15 points.

Basically, the idea is to make 15 photo shoots of a character – in my case it’s Regina, unsurprisingly. I’ve decided not to do one a day, because that’ll just be annoying, though so far I have actually done once a day, lol. Anyway, each of the shoots have a theme which I’ve put in this little list:

As you may have guessed from the title, I’ve done three of the fifteen and I’d like to share them on the blog as well, because, well, you know I love this place. So, without further ado, here are the first three entries for my OC Photo Challenge!

#1 – Regular Outfit:

These are just plain old pictures of Gina, though I was inspired to do a little experimental editing.

#2 – Gender Swapping:

You guys may know I’ve done gender swapping before. It’s ridiculously fun and of course this time it was just as fun as well. (I’m glad Gina turned out better than her dad *wince*). I even got carried away and took extra pictures. First a little comparison image of Regina and Boygina. (Did you miss my dumb punny genderbent names?)

And finally, because I couldn’t help myself, I genderswapped Enzo as well. (Girlzo! Sorry).

If you want more serious genderbent names for them, I imagine it would be Giorgio and Vienna. I seriously want to do a genderbent AU now, but all my works in progress are glaring at me. (I just really, really want to, guys).

#3 – With Glasses:

This is when things started getting out of hand. All this challenge was meant to be was, simply, Gina in a pair of glasses. But I ended up dressing her in a cute nerd outfit and coming up with another AU. In this one, Gina’s family aren’t criminals. She’s a regular student of art history (it’s canon that she studied art history, but she flunked out after a year), who’s struggling to keep up her grades. The nerd outfit is her trying to ‘get into the spirit’ by dressing like a nerd. It does not work. In this AU she would have met Enzo at university instead and they would clash because of their different upbringings. They eventually bond and she helps him be less stiff and formal while he helps her keep her focus and study.

Thank You For Reading!

I hope you enjoyed this little look at my challenge. So far it’s been really inspiring and, as you can probably tell, it’s already inspired me to think in many different directions. If any of you would like to try and do something like this as well, please do say, as I’d love to check your pictures out. Oh, and if you’d like to see these as I post them, you might want to have a look at my Tumblr. (I already have entry #4 out at the time of this writing, but that’ll be in the next post on WP).

Now then, I thank you so much for reading along and looking at the pictures, if you made it this far. I hope everyone’s having a great time and I’ll see you in the next post.



twinsimskeletons · May 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm

I’ve actually spent the whole weekend dressing up the gen 4 kids and having fun posing and editing them for your challenge. But I’m waiting until my queue runs out and I have all the pics, so I’ll post one a day. it’s been super fun!! I’ve loved seeing yours πŸ˜€

    NotJustaBook · May 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Yay! πŸ˜€ Doing this has been ridiculously fun for me so far! Can’t wait to see your pictures when you do them!

Kymber · May 5, 2019 at 10:29 pm

I love this challenge! You’re so creative! I’m trying to think what sim I would use for this. But, I feel some inspiration coming on to try it. I love your pics so much. <3

    NotJustaBook · May 6, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Thank you, Kym! πŸ™‚ This challenge has been such a good way for me to get into the creative spirit. I’d love to see what you would do with it. Thanks for the kind words. <3

sempreviva · May 5, 2019 at 10:48 pm

Oooh, what a fun challenge! <3
Maybe I'll give it a shot later with my gen 3 heir πŸ˜‰
Boygina is suuuper hot!! 😍 Kinda makes me wish the gen 3 heir is a guy, lol! And I adore Gina in that outfit and glasses – the sassiness still shows by the way 😁
I loved those pictures – as always – you've done an amazing job! Can't wait for part 2! πŸ˜‰ <3

    NotJustaBook · May 6, 2019 at 6:04 am

    So far, it’s been sooo much fun. πŸ˜€ I’d love to see what you could do with it. <3
    He, he, I'm afraid I have to disappoint there as the next gen will have a female heir. Though that doesn't mean there won't be hot guys to look at. πŸ˜‰
    I couldn't imagine Gina without her sass - even if she's dressed as a nerd. πŸ˜€
    Thank you so much, friend. πŸ˜€ <3 At the rate I'm taking pictures, it probably won't be long before I can post more, lol!

Jowita · May 6, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Lovely pictures, as always. It’s so apparent you’re having a lot of fun with this challenge! β™₯

    NotJustaBook · May 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you, Jowita. πŸ˜€ Indeed, it’s really, really fun! And it’s got me thinking creatively as well. πŸ™‚

amyqueen · May 7, 2019 at 6:03 am

These pictures are great! Gina’s got great style, even as a dude πŸ˜† I love a good genderbend, hehe~ Boygina is quite hot if I do say so myself. What a cool challenge, if I ever find time perhaps I shall partake in it. I can see how this can get the creative wheels turning. Though I’m quite enjoying the world of gangs, art, and rich folk that AU sounds lovely πŸ™‚

    NotJustaBook · May 7, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you so much, Amy! πŸ˜€ I’m having crazy fun with all these pictures. It’s really inspiring and I can only recommend trying it out! I’m really tempted to at least write a few scenes from potential genderbent/non-criminal AUs. That would be a really fun experiment, I think. πŸ˜€ And I agree – Gina makes quite a fetching dude. πŸ˜‰

      amyqueen · May 7, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Do it! *no pressure though, hehe* That’d be so fun to read 😊

audreyfld · May 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm

All I can say is those two better procreate because their kids are gonna be mmmmmm.

    NotJustaBook · May 9, 2019 at 6:08 am

    ha, ha, ha, oh no worries – they will if I have anything to say about it. πŸ˜‰ (And I do!)

greencatssims · May 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm

These are beautiful! And I love that you couldn’t resist coming up with a fun backstory for Gina in glasses πŸ™‚

    NotJustaBook · May 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you very much! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you like them! And yeah, this challenge is so good for kickstarting the imagination – it’s hard to stop! πŸ™‚

bmitjessesue · June 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm

I adore the ones with the sim in glasses. My favourite I must say!

    NotJustaBook · June 2, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you, Bee! πŸ˜€ I think those turned out well, too.

socallucyfan · June 5, 2019 at 9:42 pm

This looks like such a fun challenge. You are so creative! Gina is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more

    NotJustaBook · June 6, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ I’ve become quite addicted to doing photo shoots after this, lol. πŸ™‚

      socallucyfan · June 6, 2019 at 9:16 am

      It has inspired me to give this a try! πŸ™‚

        NotJustaBook · June 6, 2019 at 9:58 am

        That’s awesome! It’s a lot of fun and really inspiring. ^_^

freja64 · June 16, 2019 at 8:18 am

It just confirms that Gina looks good whatever she wears! Even as a man! πŸ™‚ Am catching up, albeit slowly…

    NotJustaBook · June 16, 2019 at 8:36 am

    I agree – she looks bomb in pretty much anything. Take your time, Freja. πŸ™‚

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