Tag Archives: DSLR

Auto-Focus

21 Jun
Day Seven 1- Display
{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Tee: dollar store find; Skirt: Ecoture (gift from husband); Platforms: Cynthia Rowley (thrifted); Sunglasses: Husband’s (from a street fair); Cuff: H&M}

I’ve been learning a lot recently about taking my own outfit photos. My hubby will occasionally help out with taking my pictures but I always think I look kind of awkward when he takes them. Strange thing is I feel much more natural posing and taking photos on a tripod with a wireless release, which probably looks weirder to folks passing by in my busy neighborhood than my husband taking photos of me.

I went to art school and photography was one of my favorite classes, and I knew my way around a DSLR pretty well. Now that I finally have a new digital one, it’s kind of like riding a bike. I’m getting used to it again.  Yesterday, I originally was kinda meh about this outfit, but after seeing how my photos were coming out totally fell in love with the outfit.  I thought “Hells yeah!  I have tons of great photos today!” while looking at the screen on my camera reviewing the images I shot while outside during the shoot.  I was way pumped up about it.

Fast forward to editing my photos later on in the evening, and I learn that all of my photos are super blurry.  Only these two were remotely clear.  So much for being a pro photog.  I forgot the most important thing when taking self portraits… set the auto-focus!  That and never trust the viewfinder screen without first zooming in to check that it’s crystal clear.  Dur!  Lesson learned.

Day Seven 2

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Fashionable Camera Straps

18 Mar

I love my new DSLR Camera and am patiently awaiting the arrival of my new THEIT bag before really taking it out on the town.  One final accessory I’ve been on the hunt for is a strap to replace the ugly “Canon EOS” one it came with. 

Of course everything I look for needs to be vegan and suit my tastes.  Here’s a few that caught my eye.

Black Snake Embossed Strap from Capturing Couture.

Zebra Print Strap from Capturing Couture.

Black and White Striped Strap from Capturing Couture

 Because I’ve been sharing the camera with my husband, we opted to go with the black and white striped one so we can both look stylish while toting the camera around. He actually picked it up for me while at Adorama in the city picking us up some photography supplies. Gotta love a man who will pick up a “fashion” camera strap to make his wife happy.

My New Toy

7 Feb

I am so freaking excited. 

After much research and deliberation, I finally decided to purchase a DSLR camera.

I had a DSLR several years ago when they first came out.  When I was in college I did a ton of photography work using actual film before the whole photography world went digital.  My parents had gotten a DSLR to use to document the building of their new house, and me being the only person who really knew how to use it made me the default owner of the camera.  Unfortunately, the camera was stolen out of my parents home by the crew working there, and ever since I’ve been trying to make due with a point and shoot camera. 

No matter which way you put it though, there’s no way to compare the two.  I love being able to control where I have the lens focus, how much light is let into the lens, and all the other features of the DSLR.  I’m so excited to start using the camera to not only document my outfits (I also picked up a proper tripod and remote shutter release to do so) but also just general day-to-day life, as well as more artistic projects.

I played around with the camera a bit today taking photos around the apartment, and of my little ham of a dog Portia.  My point and shoot camera would make her look like this fuzzy black blob.  Look at this face how adorable is this? 

Though I went ahead and stocked up on accessories at the camera store, I’m really glad I decided to forgo purchasing a camera bag.  After a quick search on the internet, I’ve found there are so many fashionable camera bags on the market nowadays!  This one below is the one I have my eye on.  Can you believe this sexy bag is not only a camera bag, but also vegan?

THEIT Camera Bag

What’s your preference?  Are you a DSLR junkie or a point and shooter?