This photo could sum up my year pretty much, a heavy head, a leather jacket and a consistent half smile. Combine that photo with the one below to add in everything else life threw at me, then you really would have a complete picture. All jokes aside, this year I’ve learned more about myself than I could have imagined. I will save my reflections for a tea post so, lets discuss the look, I wore this to work on a rainy day and it was an instant favorite.
2014 is quickly coming to an end and hopefully my red and green inspired looks will end with this years holiday season. I threw this outfit together in search of the perfect after christmas shopping day look, hopefully you will choose shoes you can last in for more than 15 minutes.
Merry Christmas my loves. I figured I would share my holiday inspired look to get you right in the mood. A bright pop of red can really do the trick! Super thankful for life itself this year and honestly this year I was happy with just that. Enjoy your family and friends!
Green and Red puts me in the Christmas spirit and lately that has been my color pairing of choice. This past week I wore a moss-green coat and my favorite scarf to work (yes I pretty much wore my coat around too).
While we are on the topic of holiday parties I figured I should share what I wore to my latest dinner. This year my friend put together a Sex in the City themed holiday party- ‘everything’ attire was recommended and I kept it simple. I pulled my inspiration from Kim K so I take no credit for really thinking this up, but I did find subtle ways to make it my own.
Tis’ the season for open bar parties with your lovely co-workers, what will you wear?
No Boyfriend No Problem! A lot of people ask who takes my blog pictures and I proudly reply ‘myself’. I figured it would be good to share the in’s and out’s of how to get great blog photos using just your camera and a tripod.
What you Need
1. A sturdy tripod
2. A Camera with a timer
3. Optional- A camera remote
What I Use
1. Sunpak Ultra 7000 (Get it Here)
2. Canon Rebel T3I w/kit Lens and remote (Get It Here)
When I decided to seriously take on blogging the first thing I did was research the tools I needed to be successful. Since I couldn’t buy a boyfriend or pay my friends enough to take my pictures everyday I found the tripod alternative. This tripod is a little pricier than some of the other tripod models but turned out to be the best one for me. Initially, I thought I needed the tripod to be at least my height, which is not true at all, so this limited my options upfront. Lastly, I wanted a tripod that was lightweight since I would be pulling it in and out of my car. The sunpak had met all of these needs so the price was worth it.
After more research I decided to go with a Canon DLSR camera. I knew I wanted my photos to be the best quality possible and after reading a ton of articles/blog post I went with a DSLR over a point/shoot. I also had previous experience with Nikon’s- I didn’t love the performance, Canon it was. I went with the EOS Rebel model because of my budget, need, and experience. I was a beginner so I wanted a good camera that was easy to work with and reasonably priced. I knew nothing about lenses at the time so I did not even go down that path, I went with the kit. Now that I understand cameras a bit better and can appreciate image quality I recently purchased a new lens :-). Once you get comfortable with your camera you are going to want a new lens. The kit lens does not capture sharp detail shots when I use a tripod or am in motion. I also knew I would need a preview screen that flipped so I could see the shot as I took the photos- I use this more now that I have a remote.
How to Get Photos With a Tripod
1. Choose a Good Location
You want to choose a low traffic location to make sure you are not distracted or uncomfortable. The more you do this the more comfortable you will become and a few people walking past won’t bother you. You also want to choose an area that has little background noise, like a plain wall, street, or clear pathway. Noise is a huge thing to consider due to the focusing of the camera, when you do not have a remote or a person to focus the camera you have to do this outside of the camera frame.