Birds of a feather

March 26, 2015

birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
I don’t know if you guys know this, but my mom usually takes my outfit pictures. She started off taking my pictures purely for the convenience factor (we live together), but then we ended up liking our picture-taking outings. A lot. We started location scouting, conceptualizing shots and matching outfits with locations. For us, it’s a way to spend time together, bond, laugh and of course make art.

birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
This time I decided to try my hand at self-portraits. I’ve taken self-portraits before and all too often they’ve ended in blurry, out-of-focus pictures and a lot of disappointment. I recently got myself a wireless remote so I don’t have to constantly run back and forth from the camera. It makes a big difference!

birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog

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birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
I’d still prefer to have someone take photos of me since it’s faster (in so many pictures I was outside of the frame without realizing it!), but there is something so satisfying about creating a picture of yourself entirely BY yourself.

birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
birds of a feather - drifter and the gypsy blog
Have you ever tried taking self-portraits? Do you have any tips to share?

Nouveau Butterfly Dress: c/o Free People
Desert boots: Crossroads Trading Co.

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  • Beautiful photos! What camera and lens do you use?

  • I do self-portraits a lot because I can’t always find someone to take photos of me and yeah I do agree that a remote is so necessary!! I think its fun sometimes to take the pictures without really knowing how exactly they’ll turn out. It takes a lot more time for sure!

  • these turned out great! love the dress!

    xx nikki
    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

  • I almost exclusively take my own photos. It is so much easier to have someone else do it, but the control freak in me actually prefers to do everything myself. haha
    In terms of making sure my pictures are in focus and I am in frame, I usually use my bag/purse to focus on first, and then run into frame after everything is set up, and either pick my bag up for the photos, or push it out of the way. This has been the easiest and most convenient way for me to make sure the pictures turn out just how I like.
    xx

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