rings Vintage & Hilary Druxman
concho earrings, scarf & skirt Forever 21
Trapper Moccasins c/o Manitobah Mukluks
cardigan (old) Wilfred via Aritzia
fringed suede purse Raj Maria (via Gilt Groupe)
An almost monochromatic outfit comprised of older clothes dug out from the very back of my closet with bits of turquoise and silver thrown in. My necklace from the Eco Design Project Shop came in the mail this week and it's even more beautiful in person than in photos. Both the cat and Tavi have tried to get at it, so I'll have to keep it in a safe place!
This week marks the second class of my photography course and I'm enjoying it so far. Our instructor, who's career took him across the globe practising photo journalism in war torn and poverty stricken countries, is a stickler for learning the basics. Once you master those, you're able to look at a situation and compose the photo within a matter of seconds, rather than wasting time trying to fiddle around with your camera to get the settings right.
He mentioned that when photographing people you generally have only a couple of minutes before they become uncomfortable in front of the camera and the moment is lost. That really stuck out to me because it's true, so many times people become shy once the camera is in their face that it can be hard to capture a candid moment.
I've learned a lot in class and have been practising taking pictures in manual mode at home. For blog photos I'm still shooting in Aperture Priority, but have started saving the pictures as RAW files. To me my images seem a little crisper, but I still have a ways to go before I can say 100% I know what I'm doing!