Another day heading to the city, so this time I'm wearing NEWLOOK 6192
skirt with my new unblogged white Kirsten Kimono Tee underneath a rtw turquoise jacket. With a few minutes to spare, thought I'd work on my photography skills before I left. Not only does one have to think about the outfit shot, but how one presents one's outfit, backgrounds, lighting, focus, is one's eyes closed or not and a myriad of other details?! We all know how difficult it is to get a focused, light-filled shot of ourself standing in a flattering pose to showcase our me-made garment. I finally had to ditch the thought of self-timed shots today and my sweet daughter took the photo below for me.
Margo, who not only sews beautiful outfits, but also takes gorgeous light-filled photos, wrote a post Creating in the Gap's Photo Tips From an Amateur.
I'm not so sure she's the 'Amateur' she so humbly bespeaks. This girl is good! :) One thing that stood out, was that she said to 'shine some light on your butt' and that's what I tried to
do and feel like I got good results with the lighting, but struggled
with the self-timed 'focus' on my Canon Rebel T3. I also changed the
'light' feature to 'sunlight' and that made an improvement also. I
really need to get a remote and think that will make taking my photos a
whole lot easier.
These are a few outtakes because of the blurriness, but wanted to share a little of what I'm struggling with. All photos are basically the same angle and distance from the camera. I'm using the camera's self-timer and a tripod in all the photos below. The photo below was set in 'auto'....
....almost the same exact photo here with the only exception I remembered to change the light setting to 'Daylight'. What do you think?
Here I changed my angle a little and slowed the shutter speed a little, but still struggle with the unfocusedness. I do like the way the camera is capturing the light better though. Light is still set on 'Daylight'.
I'm open to suggestions from you more experienced folks! :)
Fabulous outfit. Great legs tooReplyDelete
Thank you DDD!Delete
The Daylight shot looks the clearest. It is awkward taking self photo's, I agree. Another pretty outfit - look forward to the post on the Kimono T.ReplyDelete
Seems we all do struggle with the self-photos! Thank you Sarah Liz. I hope to do a post on the Kirsten Kimono Tee soon as I've already got a 2nd one almost done. It really is a nice pattern.Delete
Thank you Judy!Delete