I've been half-assing it for so long because I thought I had to purchase a fancy-schmancy SLR camera in order to turn out anything worth sharing, and it turns out I'm a schmuck. I can take quasi-decent photographs with my humble little Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS--all it takes is a little patience, practice and reading of the camera manual. In case you're wondering, I went to a state school. That's supposed to be a joke.
With today's weather being miserable and gray and November-like, I figured it was a good time to hole up inside and practice taking OOTD photos in a less tragic point-and-shoot-auto-mode-in-the-dirty-mirror-hanging-on-my-closet-door fashion. Given the depressing weather, it was also a good day to bust out the cheery brights and make myself feel a little less like jumping off of the John Hancock Tower.
Seriously, who else is digging the crazy color blocking trend going on right now? The bright separates out there right now are amazing. The best part of the trend is that it doesn't require tossing everything out when things die down--mix a bright top with a neutral next season and you're as good as new.
But on to the photos. I have the tendency to ramble.
Pink Top: Zara
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
So I'm really not a narcissist. I'm just practicing with my camera. I included the crappy mirror image simply because I'm still trying to find the best place to capture my complete ensemble when I'm standing up. Finding an area with a clean background and good lighting for photographs in our small one-bedroom apartment is a challenge.
And just for the heck of it, here's one of the first images I took to play around with the natural lighting outside:
Not the best picture by any means, but these are MUCH better than what I'd been taking/posting before (minus the mirror shot).
Photography gurus, any tips you have are appreciated.
Oh, and if you're looking to color block, run to Zara, like, now.