The answer is I take almost all my own photos.
Emily Sutter was my photographer for dress #1 and the bride's maid dress and Dress #8 photos were taken by my classmate Libby Bowles. The rest in this project's photos I snapped myself.
I thought I'd write a little how to take a fashion self portrait, because it's really easy. Here's a link to another blog about the subject for a more detailed explanation.
Basically - you need three things:
- Camera: I use the Nikon D40, anything with a remote setting will work.
- Tripod: I picked mine up years ago at a garage sale for $5, I haven't used it much until this month, but I'm so glad I have it.
- Remote: These things are so cheap there's no excuse to not have one. They make taking self portraits a gazillion times easier.
At first I was using the ten-second delay setting without a remote, but it took forever and my poses weren't as fluid, natural or fun. So I got online and purchased this remote for $2.50 + shipping ($6 in total). You can get more expensive remotes, but I'm perfectly happy with the functionality of the one I purchased.
I used the remote for two photo shoots. Loved it! Things went so much quicker and my poses got better.
The next morning I go to take my pictures and I can't find the remote anywhere. It's gone. I clean my house, look through the trash... gone! I make do with the 10 second delay for a couple days, asked some friends to do a couple shoots, but decided I needed a remote. I get online and the price dropped to 49 cents! So I bought two.
The next morning I'm looking for my black cami-bra to pair with my tan dress. It's gone. So I decide to wear my cream cami-bra. While I'm putting on my unmentionable I notice something hard and rectangular in the right cup. Sure enough, there was my remote, tucked away for safe keeping in between the lace and brassiere.
|Photo courtesy of Soma.com|
- To tell you a funny story about me losing things in my underwear
- Encourage you to get out and take some cute pictures of your favorite dresses
- your favorite dress pictures
- some information about yourself and your dress
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