Monday, June 7, 2010

Outtakes

Today - for the third time - I attempted to take outfit photos. And today (again, third time) I got to my computer, looked at them...and frowned. Lately, every time I try to photograph my outfits (or get my boyfriend to, as I did today) I end up with only a few good shots while all the rest are horrible. I have no time for detail shots (or if I do they turn out awful) and I get discouraged and don't post. So today I decided to combine them all so that I could share the few decent photos...even if there aren't enough to devote to one post for each separate outfit.

chambray 1

chambray 2

Dress - BB Dakota via Pascun; Necklace - American Eagle; Shoes - Yellowbox

dress 1

dress 2

Necklace - thrifted; Dress - J. Crew Clearance store; Sandals - Kate Preston

stripes 2

stripes 1

Top - J. Crew clearance store; Necklace - thrifted; Shorts - American Eagle; Shoes - Yellowbox

Anyways, here are some of the funny outtake photos. Unfortunately, most of the photos I've taken recently have looked a lot less like those up there and a lot more like these...

pup outtake 1

Milton and Lola invaded my picture taking...

pup outtake 2

so I was like "Oh, I'll pick them up! It'll be a cute photo of us all!" Only instead of looking cute I decided to look like a half asleep homeless person. And the puppies decided to look really distressed. So basically, it looks like I'm holding someone's puppies hostage and demanding food or drugs or something.

dark outtake

Here's me thinking "yaaay pretty pictures of my new dress!" You can't tell from this photo, but it actually wasn't pitch black outside, believe it or not.

stripes outtake

That face was in response to a creepy man across the street telling me to "smile real pretty."

26 comments:

avalonne summers said...

I know exactly how you feel. I just wrote a post about how frustrating it is to photograph yourself... in your case, you have a boyfriend to help you out... but nonetheless, sometimes you have off days, I know I do. But you look lovely in these photos and I like your outfit. Lady, you are so tall and slender. Jealous!

amanda said...

really cute new dresses! and i love the striped shirt with the jean shorts. but i totally get you. i've had some less than exciting photo shoots lately. i'll have about 20 pics to choose from and i struggle to find enough for a post. ugh. hopefully this too shall pass! and i love those shoes!

sallyannie☆ said...

Bad luck! I know what just how you feel. Sadly, I have less pride than you and just post bad photos anyway with an accompanying "lolsrybadphotoskillz" ...or something like that!

On a happier note, I love your new green dress!

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I get discouraged with my photos too. You look so pretty in all of these though! I especially love your shorts with the striped sweater! I would kill for your legs!!

sharonlei said...

Cute cute Cute. The third outfit is my fave!

xx Love & Aloha

Amanda said...

Love the sweater and shorts outfit! And you are too funny describing your outtake photos :]

Brianna said...

I think we've all been there, even when it's not for blogging purposes. I see pictures of myself at events and I'm like WHY?! :)

They look good to me though.

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Desiree said...

I absolutely LOVE the stripped shirt outfit with the clogs. I am so happy I bought them. Thank a million for introducing them to me!

The Daily Fashionista said...

Oh I hate it when that happens. I think the summer sunlight is starting to make it more difficult for pictures to turnout anyways. But you look fabulous in those outfits! It's just too bad the pictures weren't very good.

fashionjunkie said...

Oh i know that feeling! It's so irritating when all of your photos turn out so mediocre, especially if it's a great outfit! I love your expression after the guy shouted at you, very funny! Great outfits, i love the dresses.

Also, your puppies are just too adorable for words!

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Mitzi Cocoa said...

What looks good/normal in real life and what looks good on camera are two entirely different things. It's a hard and frustrating learning curve I'm climbing right now, too. You look cute, though! I LOVE those clogs from Yellowbox!!

tess said...

haha love the photo of you and the puppies, they appear to be pawing each other haha

I love that green dress!

libys11 said...

aahh!! i self time shoot myself too!!! and yes, it can be quite a challenge!! :D

i love all three outfits.. i would say the last ensemble is my fave!! very stylish!! the striped top and shoes are perfect for each other! :D

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Kayla said...

Nothing wrong with the pics. Love the 3rd outfit. I'm a sucker for striped shirts!

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kate maggie said...

my gosh, you are so cute! I love all of these photos so much..you are seriously so so gorgeous. <3 I love those shoes too! eeep. Hope your week is great. x

Danielle said...

I hate when I take pictures and don't have enough that I like for an outfit post! But honestly these are all so so cute! You look adorable.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

The remote for my camera is my BFF. When I take outfit shots, I typically take at least 50-100 and only 4-6 of those are every shared. Though, you look adorable in your outtakes, you are a brave lady for posting pictures of yourself you don't like!

Maria Confer said...

I want all your outfits!! That little blue dress is so lovely.

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Kristy said...

I feel your pain about taking lots of pictures but only end up with a few "good" (not even great!) shots. But sometimes a few shots is all you need, right?:) Btw, these photos don't like like they're outtakes, seriously!:) And how versatile are those brown wedges?? They go with all your outfits :D

Another btw... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a blast! :)

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Wanderlusting Fool said...

I really love these outfits. So simple and chic. Love the heels too!

Its so brave of you to post your outtakes, even though they aren't bad at all! You should see mine! At least they give me something to laugh at. :)

M.R. said...

I really love that green dress, and the puppies they are soooo cute.

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MarchMusings said...

Love the stripe tee and the dogs.. to cute

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Hahahah, that last photo is so funny. I hate when creeper guys say weird creeper things!

Danielle said...

It's a bummer when none of your photos turn out the way you want them to.

Ashley said...

I know how you feel...it can be really hard to feel satisfied with your shots. I like to grab the camera once or twice from whoever my volunteer photographer of the day is and quickly scan through the shots so I can see what clearly isn't working and stop doing that, haha. Also, something a former model told me (that made me feel a lot better about my outfit shots) is that from any shoot, approx 10-20% of the pictures will be usable. So since she told me that, I always try to make sure that I take at least 10 times more shots then I actually want. Hope this is helpful!

xoxo, Ashley @ freehoney.blogspot.com

 
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