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Thursday, September 6, 2012

The fastest cat

In the summer I tend to spend a really long time taking my outfit photos. Its warm, the days are longer, why not, right?

But it's September now, and the day light hours are becoming noticeably shorter at a rapid pace; before you know it, I'll be driving home from work in the dark.

In preparation for this, I decided to challenge myself to take my photos in 15 minutes or less. I literally set a timer on my iPhone and forced myself to stop immediately when it went off.

The results: three good photos that all sort of look the same, and one sort of decent full shot.

At least I still have a couple more weeks to enjoy my leisurely photo sessions and get reacquainted with my speed tactics.
 
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The Rundown
Leopard Dress Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx
Sandals Nine West
Bag Coach Thrifted
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Belt Gap
Sunnies Ray-Ban Emma

41 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

I think these came out beautifully - I would never have guessed they were rushed. It might be because that dress is so amazing on you that nothing else can get my attention.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Style Journey said...

Loving your dress and ring. You would never be able to tell your photos were rushed. You always look great!

Natasha Fatah said...

All you need a couple of good shots - so well done. And I love that dress!!

~Natasha Fatah~

Diane said...

meow wow!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Your shots are gorge - it kind of annoys me when someone decides to pretty much post every single photo they've ever taken of their outfit (but then again when someone posts like one pic, I'm here whining "but I wanted to see those shoes closer up" so I may be a hypocrite, haha).

Not looking forward to the shorter days - always a struggle to find light for photos!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That print is great on you! Oh and I haven't taken photos before but how long does it usually take? I hope it would be less than 15 minutes for me!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jessica Gitler said...

that dress is fantastic and fits you perfectly!!
Jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

Absolutely love the print on that dress!!

Rebecca said...

That dress looks great on you! I wish I had more time to spend on my pictures, but I am pretty fast, especially when it's cold out.

silvergirl said...

such a classic look you have going on here
brett

Shea Sayers said...

I love that you timed yourself--and I think the photos turned out great. That dress looks amazing on you!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Lovely dress for this time of year.

Tashia said...

These came out really great! I especially love the second one. Love the animal print dress!

Frannie Pantz said...

Mission accomplished! Great photos-you'd never know it was a challenge for you! I loooove this leopard dress on you!

Ali Hval said...

Oh no, don't talk about short days! I think you got a great bunch of photos--it's definitely hard to take a bunch of pictures in a short amount of time (only 15 minutes, seriously?! damn girl, props) and make sure the light is right, everything is in focus and color, etc... but hey, you did great. GOLD STAR FOR YOU. :D

You always look so fabulous in leopard, and I love all the catty elements of this outfit (ah ha ha pun).

Amber said...

welcome to my world. Kevin's attention span is maxed out at 15 minutes so my photo shoots have to be done before then or he melts.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I'm so jealous of your dress. I saw it at my local TJ Maxx, but they didn't have it in my size. You look wonderful.

And the timer idea is very smart!

TaraMixandMatch said...

That dress fits you perfectly, you look gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Love the dress and the monogram necklace. T.J. Maxx has so many pretty dresses; Calvin Klein and some other great names.

~Jeimy~ said...

pretty dress love how it accentuates your waist area!!!

Mimi said...

yeah, i've noticed that too -- one minute it's 3pm and the next it's dark out, haha. ;)

p.s. beautiful outfit! :)

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Closet Fashionista said...

I think they all came out great! But I agree, poo in it getting darker earlier :(
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20 York Street said...

Wait - are most of your photos self-pics?
That is just brilliant!

If anyone can rock this animal print - that's you!
 
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Sue said...

Purrrrfect on you.;)
Very flattering.

Thrifted Shift said...

This dress hugs you beautifully! And I love your antler ring, but I probably told you that already!

Porcelain complexion said...

That is SUCH an incredible dress!!!!
The print is gorgeous and the cut is devine plus it will layer well for Winter xo

Shen Dove said...

I really love the print and shape of your dress and should take a lesson from you in learning how to take photos faster as the days get shorter...

Elizabeth Lore said...

I love love love leopard print!! You are pretty lady

Bre said...

That ring is AMAZING!!!
Hope you are having fun in NYC.

Lorena said...

Loving your monogram necklace.... and your dress ia fabulous !
No wonder your pictures are so good, not only are you a skilled photographer but you also invest time in taking the pictures :) the results show!

DAILY DISGUISE said...

Lydia - your pictures are amazing, I still cant get over the fact that you take them yourself. The lighting is perfect, the frames are perfect, amazing! :)

Inez said...

Gorgeous dress. I wish I had the patience to take leisurely photos. My photos may just come out as lovely as yours.

The Fashionable ESQ said...

I honestly think that you've got this down to a science. I need to start doing this myself also! I need a good self-timer recommendation for a Canon? suggestions?
xx

The Fashionable ESQ

http://thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

Alex Elizabeth said...

I pretty much always look the same in all photos. I need posing class.

I love your new necklace!

chillairandperfume said...

Gorgeous dress! You're so chic.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

geetabix said...

The outfit is stunning and your photos are so awesome.

Lynne DeVenny said...

I love this animal print dress; it's bold but simple and elegant, too.

I hope you'll share your 15-minute photo tips with your readers. I almost never have more than a few minutes to grab some quick pics, and am satisfied if I get one or two that get the job done :)

Beth said...

ok i love your monogram necklace and the leopard is also so cute!

xoxo...beth

www.fashiondotnow.com

Jessica said...

I'm dreading winter when the only time to take pictures is the weekend. At least it makes me pre-plan some outfits!

You look beautiful. I especially like the last shot.

SuiteLife said...

Your rushed photos are better then my best photos, you look like a cover girl.
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