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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Look :: Making photography fun again...



Outfit details: Shirt - Tea & Tulips. Jeans - F21. Sandals - Target. Earrings - The Secret Closet. Necklace - InPink. Bracelet - Ann Taylor. Watch - Michael Kors. Glasses - c/o GlassesUSA.







Since I'm using a point-and-shoot camera at the moment, I'm taking pictures like I did before I began blogging publicly. I've always brought a camera with me everywhere, but back in the day, I snapped away without the pressure of trying to make them look 'good' for someone else. It was all for me and for fun and for my own personal memories.

I'm used to being a perfectionist and a workaholic, so I'm glad that photography can be a hobby for me to simply enjoy right now. Though I miss my DSLR, I'm grateful for this opportunity to appreciate what I have and take in the world around me outside of a heavy lens. I'm obviously not judging anyone who normally uses a point-and-shoot; it was just weird for me, personally, to get used to again. I know some of you already told me here, but I'd love to know what camera you use!

As for the silly photos, these were taken with Chris during a night of drinks at Mad Bull's Tavern and froyo at Yogurtland. Yes, it's true; I'm a total froyo addict. I need to make a scrapbook only using pictures of my froyo combos. Just typing the word makes me salivate. Froyo.

24 comments:

  1. Sharmaine PollockMay 22, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Love that top!!

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  2. Yogurtland is the best! I just had some last night. I love the plaid shirt.
    Carlee

    http://allthingsaveragegirl.blogspot.com/

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  3. You look so pretty! I need to start taking more pictures again, and not worrying so much about trying to look good or trying to get a perfect shot. Just take 'em and see where it goes... ya know?

    Also... that yogurt concoction looks delicious.

    -april.

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  4. I love your photos! These are the best kind of photos, honestly. Your froyo looks sooooo tasty.

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  5. your suggestions are great, bold and versatile.

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  6. Canon Digital Rebelt T2i (I think), Canon 50D, Reflekta (amateur twin lens reflex from the 40s), Minolta 35mm rangefinder (that just hit the trash, 'cause a piece broke)...18-55mm lens, 55-250mm lens, 10-20mm lens, 50mm lens, two external flashes.

    I think that's my entire kit of the moment. I have a couple other vintage cameras on hold. They need to be repaired. I think they'll be awesome.

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  7. Oh, and my iPhone. LOVE IT!

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  8. I struggle with picture taking. It's my favorite part of reading blogs, so I want mine to be good too. I think I will take a class. And I need to get over my embarasment of paking pictures in public. I don't know why it bothers me. Just silly I guess.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your checked shirt--you look super cute :) I use a leica and probably don't utilize half of what it can do.

    xo Mary Jo

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  10. i've never tried frozen yoghurt,
    but yummmm, it looks delicious!

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  11. I love the plaid shirt! It's so fun, and honestly I haven't seen much plaid lately, which I've always been a fan of. You look gorgeous as always :)

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  12. I can't get into froyo -- I'd rather go all out and have ice cream! I'm piggy that way... Your shirt is cute and summery!

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  13. Sometimes bringing my DSLR around is too much so I just bring a point and shoot panasonic lumix. Sometimes I even take outfit posts with that camera and then just photoshop the colour and the sharpness...no bid deal!

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  14. I don't own a DSLR or even a decent point and shoot at the moment, just my iPhone camera haaaa. But, we are saving for a decent cam, I was thinking a Cannon Rebel?

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  15. I use a canon rebel xsi, a kodak easy share 12.o and i miss the sheer fun of taking photos just for fun,too! I don't even remembber how to use the canon it's been so long!
    Great shots!!!
    Hugs
    Reva

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  16. The absence of your dslr certainly have not handicapped you in any way, they're such fun pictures! And the froyo looks delicious :). I have a camera that's somewhere between a dslr and point and shoot. Sometimes it misbehaves, but other times I'm quite pleased. I also carry a point and shoot in my bag at all times, like you do!

    Priya
    Sunshine Over The Mountains

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    1. *has (I am taken over by the spirit of a grammar nazi from time to time. how annoying.)

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  17. I prefer photos taken with a point and shoot, most DLSR photos are a little bit too contrived sometimes, especially on blogs. It makes sense, think about it. They're not the most compact so you can't take as many impromptu photos as you would with a compact camera, so they tend to be a bit more planned. They obviously are better quality, but it's nice to see a bit of a mix.

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  18. i love that idea of making a book with all you froyo mixes. i think that would be a great coffee table book. :)

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  19. Look at you in your adorable plaid shirt! Love it!

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  20. I've never had the best camera. I use a point and shoot Canon and one the husband just got for me which is a used Canon DSLR. But the best pics are the candid or real ones, where people don't look so made up and are reachable. While I love the whimsical, magical blogs, I also can't walk around looking like that all day or don't really see anybody who does. Where do those people live by the way, Candyland, North Pole? And I'm not making fun of them in any way because I do love "those" blogs and am inspired by them, but I do love the "realness" of your pictures. Love your red checkered shirt too! -Jessica

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  21. You are rockin' the gingham, Steph! I think the key to great photography is to focus on strong composition and lighting and then let the rest "play". Here it seems you're doing it right.

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