Thank you for your well wishes for my rsi on yesterdays post! Wrist still muchly painful and no real improvement after 4 days, so today is again left hand typed and all lowercase. its probably going to be another two weeks at least. i am going to do friend friday though, but first, an outfit.
This is a pretty standard work outfit for me, the shirtdress is one of the things i wear constantly but rarely photograph. i really just wanted to do an outfit post with the new glasses!
dress and jeans – h and m
short necklace – used to be my mum’s
long necklace – the blue balloon on etsy
shoes – hush puppies
belt – came with a skirt
And now onto friend friday. the theme this week is technology.
1. What technology do you use in blogging? (computer, camera, video camera, tripod, etc…)
I use my laptop, camera (canon powershot sx 200 is, which also has not bad video options) and tripod. I also check comments on my android phone, and use it to take photos with the vignette app.
2. What computer and online technology do you use? (blogging system, photo storage, photo editing tools, etc..)
My blog is hosted by blogger. i do intend to move to self hosted wordpress at some point, but at the moment im busy with studying and wedding planning. when i do it i want to be properly prepared. i actually think blogger is fine, my main issue with it is the clunky commenting system, for which i have disqus installed, although as i said before that is far from ideal.
I edit photos in potatoshop, and host them through flickr. i love flickr, thats how i first got into blogging, through the wardrobe remix group.
3. What is your process for taking pictures?
I take them on self timer, either with my tripod at home, or balanced on the windowsill in a meeting room during my lunch break at work. i have my camera set on taking five pictures at a time, and typically i will take about 15 photos in total so i can chose the best one once i get onto the computer.
4. When it comes to backdrops for your photos what do you consider? Do you scout locations or shoot the same spot daily?
About 95% of my photos are taken against the back wall of my living room, or in one of the work conference rooms. while i enjoy editorial style photos with exciting locations on other people’s blogs, it isnt for me and i have no intention of doing anything like that, even if i had the time.
Probably because i come from wardrobe remix, my approach is very much about documenting what i actually wore on a given day, to actually do stuff. plus, im not a daily oufit blogger, i only take pictures of outfits that i think are special and interesting, so i prefer plain backgrounds to let the outfit shine.
Also, i am way to embarrassed to take pictures where there is anyobe watching! i used to take outdoor ones with my tripod, but edinburgh can get v windy,and i ruined a camera when the tripod was blown over and it landed on its lense, so now i am weary of even going outdoors!
5. If you could splurge and get one new piece of equipment what would you be buying?
I’ll probably buy an slr at some point, but again only once i have time to actually teach myself how to use it.
What about you, duckies? do you prefer outfit documentation or editorial style outfit bloggers?