Friday, July 16, 2010
Now that taking pictures of myself has become more of an undertaking - what with needing my tripod, two lenses, (one that only half works), my remote, the energy to run back and forth after a long work day, etc - I've noticed that while the original goal was "fashion" photography, I've become more concerned with simply staging a decent picture than with the elements of my outfit. While my lack of emphasis on unique clothing and accessory choices sort of kills the "fashion" element of it all, I do like that my focus is on learning how to play with light at different times of day, play with the focus, even utilizing the broken zoom on my wide angle lens, and try to pair backgrounds with clothes. Taking a daily "outfit" photo is too much work, but I like creating an editorial style photograph, and I hope to improve at it, as well as all aspects of picture taking.
In these photos, I truly suffered to create them. Those are morning glories growing on the fence, with a few springs of Japanese Jasmine interwoven between them in spots. I learned the hard way that leaning into the Japanese Jasmine vines makes my skin burn horribly, turn red, and prickle with hard bumps all over. Nothing calamine lotion didn't heal - forty-five minutes later. I sucked it up and finished shooting - tell me that's not being a trooper! After the first couple backwards shots I couldn't do anymore because the exposed part of my back had turned bright red, as had the backs of my arms, haha. If I ever wanted to pretend I was a super hero, the time has finally come - I've found my kryptonite! And it's a flower. Sigh.
Dress: Wal-Mart. I am fascinated, still, by the ability to buy clothes and groceries at the SAME TIME.
Necklace: from Buffalo Exchange in Dallas