Friday, May 27, 2011

We Never Change



I've had a couple of people ask me what camera/programs I use to take and edit my photos. I own a Nikon D3100. Whenever Robert takes my photos, he's using a Nikon D300 (I think? I shall confirm with him later). Usually, I'm having not-photographers take my photos though, so I just give them the camera and set it to auto. Most of the coloring/tone/cropping is me in Adobe Photoshop CS4. I usually toggle with the curves, exposure and selective color settings. Sometimes more or less, depending on how the original pictures were.

Secret: the more photo manipulation you see in my pictures, the worst the originals were. There are some sets I'm perfectly happy with posting pretty much untouched. For example, the sun was really harsh and stupid in this set, so I did quite a bit in photoshop to soften them up.




I love these tights, by the way.

I wore this outfit on Tuesday, which was a brilliant sunny day. I worked on Robert's business cards, met up with some old friends from high school, ate food cart food + bubble tea, worked in the computer lab for some time and then drowned in the hot tub for a bit. It was quite nice. The pictures are from Tanner Springs Park in Portland, which I have written about before and posed in before :D




shirt: AE (high school)
skirt: H&M
tights: Urban Outfitters
shoes: H&M
headband: F21




And, I totally realize I bypassed the 100-followers mark without even mention of such things like a giveaway. I have thought about it, by the way. I'm planning on doing something for either 150 or 200, but don't even know where to begin. I have some smaller thrifted items I might want to include. Does anyone have any suggestions?

31 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful soft print on the skirt,omgosh I have such bad lighting in my house, I had to use Photoshop CS5 to fix every photo I take,its so annoying! :( btw whoever took these pictures have photography skills :)

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  2. I love the setting for these photos. I seem to be drawn to photos in fields. That's how Amanda of Upside of Wonder got me hooked on her blog...haha. Anyway, the print on your skirt here is so cool, and so are your tights. Urban Outfitters has the best tights!

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  3. the perfect spring outfit!! you've got it down, girl. love your style. <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the skirt and tights! Adorable .

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  5. Nice skirt!! What a nice purple flowers!! Have a nice weekend!

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  6. The skirt is just too cute. I still use a point-and-shoot camera...can't really afford a DSLR...I saw a $40 (memory?) Canon DSLR at a Goodwill here but I was hesitant about it's condition.

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  7. oo i love those tights too..

    hm for a giveaway.. anything you like i'm sure your readers will like too! :) a thrifted item would be pretty cool i think!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway!

    You are so adorable. I'm clicking the follow button right after I finish this comment :)

    -Kira

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  9. Firstly, congrats on the 100+ followers! Secondly, I am envious of your mad photoshop skillz! I wish I could manipulate my photos on the computer! and I absolutely love your tights too :) I am huge on patterned/detailed tights, especially with lacy details!

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  10. Love this sweet simple outfit. So cute! and congratulations by the way, you so deserve it.

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  11. Those tights are gorgeous :) and I really do think you look prettiest in skirts and dresses!

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  12. really cute! I love your tights!

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  13. looking lovely, as usual. love the skirt, and yes, those tights are awesome! love the headband, too :)

    i haven't won a giveaway before so I doubt yours well be any exception, but I think thrifted stuff is a good idea for a giveaway. :) Or I don't know if you'd be interested, but I'd be happy to do a ring or something from my shop if you wanted.

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  14. hey there1 oh man i love your skirt! i think these pictures are great i like them you look pretty in them!

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  15. Oh my goodness! That top is too cute. And I love the tights..the detail is really excellent.

    The info on what camera you use was really helpful, too! I don't know why but I always love reading about what equipment people use..haha.

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  16. Your photos are always gorgeous, I love the skirt, perfect for summer! Gorgeous!
    xoxo

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  17. Love giveaways!! I usually pick something that's easy to wear; jewelry, funky scarves or stretchy belts. Gift cards are great too... that way everyone can partake.

    And Lea I loveee your outfit, floral print skirts & textured tights, eeep, an outfit after my own heart. xx veronika

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  18. I'm glad you have your 100 followers and I'm proud to be one of them :) Someday I'll have my hundred!

    xxxxxxx
    adri♥

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  19. jesus u are such a cutie :) and that skirt is amazing, and looks great on you :)

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  20. Your blog is supercute (: A vintage jewellery give away sounds good to me!

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  21. I adore your outfit and those tights are so cute on you!

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  22. Cool outfit, i like your hair !!
    misscferreira.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I don't usually wear makeup like that. haha! It was a photoshoot thorne and I did, so I just went ahead and had a little fun!

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  24. Looking ever so lovely! That skirt is just dreamy. I have a soft spot for florals, and this one is definitely a winner. I just bought a Canon t2i and I am so excited to use it. Annalise has one, but I finally gave in! xx

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  25. I adore this skirt of yours, so lovely. Even more with those great tights!
    I so need to get a DSLR!

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  26. wonderful photos and outfit!! i adore your skirt, its so adorable <3

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  27. That outfit is just adorable - totally something I would wear! xx

    www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  28. thanks so much for stopping by my blog! i'll try to dig up a photo of all the things i managed to shove into my backpack. Sadly, i didn't take a photo of all the stuff i originally packed into it. :(

    i'm loving the way you styled this skirt! I bought it a few weeks ago too and couldn't figure out what to wear it with. xo

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