20.1.10

did you even want to know?



I have been receiving a lot of questions via email and wanted to post a little info so that you don't even have to ask.  If you are completely uninterested, I am very sorry, but if you are, I hope the below information helps:


The camera I use is just a little Sony Cybershot.  It is 12.1 mega pixels.  I set it up on a tripod that is roughly hip high and 4 feet away from me.  This makes both my torso and legs appear longer, like an optical illusion.  I take my pictures at a pretty large size and I always frame them so that I don't have to crop.   I have a lot of natural in the room I have set up for this, and I spent time deciding how I wanted the overall aesthetic of my images to be.  I wanted a signature look that would make me easily Identifiable in a crowd so I chose to include the dress form which also acts as an anchor for my positioning and gives the camera something to focus on when I set the timer.  


Once the pictures are taken (usually 6 or so) I load them onto my computer. I have little mac book (the lower priced one) but it comes with an iphoto program that allows me to adjust the exposure, contrast, saturation and tint (among other things that I never touch) Since I rarely use the flash, I always push up the exposure to make the images glow slightly, push up the contrast so my darker clothes and features pop, ease up the saturation slightly, and just touch the tint to make it a little warmer.  Once the pictures are adjusted, I move them to a blog folder on my desktop, resize them for easier loading on to the internet and then put them in my blog.

I got this dress out thrifting last week and am so super excited about it!  Can't wait to wear it this summer with brown belts and sandals and fedoras!  I am also wearing my Dolly and Boy necklace again (I swear its like I haven't taken it off!)  She has other designs like bees and feathers and shells and branches, all made from melted bullet shells, so if you are so inclined, go check her shop out!   so cool.  

39 comments:

My Life Is A Mess said...

hehehe.thanks for the tips!
My tripod is far too short.
And your pictures are unmistakable!I like the combination of brown and blue :)

Sal said...

Always to interesting to hear how various bloggers deal with their photos. Natural light is the BEST, isn't it?

Those booties are just adorable - love 'em with the belt!

Ce qui m'inspire said...

I love the colour of your dress! And thanks for giving some insight into how you get your photos looking great!

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D. said...

I also have a macbook that I edit my photos on. Have you ever tried using the "enhance" button. I find that many times it does an excellent job of making my photos how I want them to be with the click of just one button. This was hard for me to try out though, because I like the control I normally would have over each element. Nevertheless, you should give it a shot if you haven't.

I love the blue on you. Its amazing.

Alyson said...

Oooooh that dress is soooo pretty! I love it!

closet365 said...

Very helpful. I'm always interested in people's photo tips because I hate taking my own pictures and they never turn out quite so lovely.

Amazing dress. That is one of my favorite colors, and I'm even wearing it myself today!

Diana said...

That dress is such a gorgeous color. It looks fantastic on you!

thegoodwillgirl said...

I adore the way you ended up styling this! It looks great with brown accessories.

Girl from the North Country said...

That blue is a gorgeous color on you it makes you glow! Your booties are too cute and I wish we were the same size shoes because I'd aks you to mail them to me for a week!

Thanks for the great photo suggestion, I'm stuggling big time with mine... must make time to call you.

Latoya said...

Great photo tips! I'm still trying to figure out the photos on my site. It also sucks that the sun goes down so early at this time of year. So no pictures after work ...if I want natural light.

lottie said...

Thank you so much for the info! I recently started a blog and have been getting frustrated at how hard it is to take decent pics! You make it look so easy! I will definitely be using some of your tips! You look fabulous in these pics as always!

Sara Lynn said...

When I do get a good camera, I will def use these tips! I love the dress you found! Great color, I too cannot wait for summer.Do you think you will do a remix post? That would be so cool.

Jen said...

Your photo process is almost identical to mine, yet yours are always so clear and lovely! I think the lack of natural light really ruins mine. Oh well - here's to summer and longer daylight hours!

Love that aquamarine colour against your dark hair. :)

Teeney said...

haha who needs a fancy camera?! all that matters is the clothesss =]

omgg and youre soo lucky with your thrift finds! I can neverrr find a dress!

xo's

- Teeney

samia said...

I absolutely love your style and you are going straiht to my blogroll.. i would love to come back for more inspiraton.. love your dress.. love the color of the dress.. love the belt

and most importantly love your hair.. can i know whst cut is this and how can i get that and how do you maintain it.. i mean you know how do you keep them looking so carelessly fab.. i sooooo need to do that coz i am really tired of y pin straight hair.. do have a french though.. do visit my website.. i really hope youd enjoy it.. and your tips for the photography are great.. thanks for sharing them..

Kayla Lane said...

Ooh a tripod! Definitely going onto my wishlist. Right now the best I can do is look for a welcoming set of stairs on which I place my camera at the top of!

JoAnna Duncan said...

Very helpful! I am in the process of acquiring a new camera & tripod ( I currently have to rely on others to take my pic & it can be very frustrating!) so thank you for the tips. Also love the blue & tan colour combo!

JoAnna Duncan said...

Forgot to say - thanks for the tip about Already Pretty - had a look, loved it, will be checking in regularly! x

Beatrix Kiddo said...

you cut your hair ??
look so pretty!
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Senorita Fashionista said...

I cant wait to get a new camera! Thanks for the tips! And lucky you finding that pretty dress! xoxo Jolie

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I am in love with that dress! :)

A Nerd Like Me said...

Thanks for all of the camera and photo tips! I've been working on those things lately.

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

Your outfits are amazing!! I just came across your Weardrobe and actually just featured one of you looks on my blog! I am definitely going to come here on a regular basis :)

http://trains-and-sewingmachines.blogspot.com

Brittany said...

This is a really fun dress.. love the winterized version and can't wait to see it in the summer! Endless possibilities!

♥Lola said...

Thanks for the tips about taking photos, that's really helpful :) Love the dress, it's such a pretty colour :)

myedit said...

That dress! The print is so pretty and the fit is perfect... it begs only one question, is it summer yet?

Katie @ Tinda Keelie said...

Thanks for the tip on your pictures! I'm having withdrawals- my camera is in the shop- but when it comes back i'm borrowing the boyfriend's tripod and going to town!

Corie said...

It amazes me ...the different outfits you put together everyday. really cute!

jayne said...

love your dress!

Clare said...

The color of this dress is so fun, and I love it combined with the leather belt!

Lexie said...

i'm still envious of your pretty indoor shots! i dont have any uncluttered space in my apartment to do so, and by the time i make it to my bf's place, the lighting isnt right!

i love love love your dress!

Elaine said...

Great pictures! It's nice to hear how you upload them. I do similar too. It takes sooo long though, doesn't it?!?

That dress color is gorgeous on you!


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Otis said...

That dress is a really interesting color. I like it...it pops. And I wish I could use as much natural light as you use. I can't find any in this cramped little apartment.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I love your dress and the boots. Thanks also for your photography tutorial! Annie.

Mikhaila said...

I absolutely lovelovelove this outfit. I'd give anything to raid your closet! haha

Thanks for the camera tips, I just bought a tripod and have been struggling with taking pictures of myself that don't make me cringe. haha

Kelley Anne said...

What a cute dress! And I love how you wore it with those brown boots. I have a similar pair that I've been trying to figure out how to incorporate better.Thanks!

Amy said...

Where do you go thrifting and can I come along? That dress is beautiful! It was the first thing I thought when I saw these photos...and then I thought, "how perfect winterization of it!"

Beautiful job!

Much love,
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

mahayanna said...

I love this outfit, the dress is perfect, and this touch of color is great in winter

charms said...

I love all the accessories! Seriously from the key necklace to the shoes I love it! I wouldn't have thought of these color combinations but now I'm definitely going to try it out

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