Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Skip the following paragraph if you don't care about camera equipment/settings and photo editing.
I am in love with this new 50mm lens that my dad bought. It's all focus-y and junk! I hate having to deal with the technical aspects of photography--I shoot in JPEG and mostly edit with Microsoft Picture Manager, to give you an idea--but, that said, Alissa of The Adored Life did three basic tutorials that are helpful if you want to shoot in RAW and use Photoshop (or a free alternative like Artweaver, which I've been playing with for years): "Blogger Photo Basics", "How To Take Better Blog Photos", and "How To Edit Better Blog Photos". (I don't agree with all of the tips; YMMV.) I also highly recommend Froggie's Lightroom for general photographic shenanigans and advice. If you don't have a DSLR those links will be less relevant, but here are two guides for using regular cameras to capture great shots: "Get the Most from Your Point-and-Shoot Camera" and "Using compact cameras to take DSLR quality images".
Anyway, the first thing I did this morning was make a batch of Marlen's pumpkin spice cookies. That set the tone for the rest of the day.
I told my sister that I might wear this exact outfit to a Valentine's dinner over the weekend, and she was like, "Not with those leggings!" Apparently they make the outfit less "cute and sexy". I've pretty much accepted that seduction is not my sartorial MO, but I've gotta stay adorable! Thoughts? Would stockings be better? Not tryna freeze.