Friday, September 6, 2013

The improved selfie


What does one do with time off of work? Take blog photos of course! 
Frustrated by the lack of shared photography vision with the hubby, I had recently ordered a tripod from Amazon so that I could take matters into my own hand.  Since I wasn't sure whether or not I would suck at self photography, I decided not to invest too much in a tripod and got this one for a cool $25.  I also invested in a remote so I wouldn't have to run back and forth like a madwoman.  And it was under $10! You can find it here if you're interested.

I think the key to great photographs is good lighting.  I always try to use good natural lighting especially since I don't want to invest in lighting equipment (gal on a budget here).  I wanted to start earlier in the day when there was even more light coming through but unfortunately (or not, depending on how you look at it) I decided to sleep in that morning. So I did the best I could by varying my position relative to the light.

It took a little getting used to but I think I kinda have this selfie thing down. What do you think? Constructive criticism is always welcome.

What I'm Wearing:
-Top: Peplum from Forever 21(sold out, but this strapless one is nice)
-Skirt: Bodycon from Urban Outfitters (similar color)
-Shoes: Jessica Simpson Peeptoe pumps (similar)
-Necklace: Rose Gold necklace from my shop
-Bracelet: a silver bangle souvenir from Thailand
-Nails: Essie First Timer


  1. you look amazing!! i agree taking selfie's is HARD.. and feels so weird when you're first doing it.. but you (sort of) eventually get the hang of it.. haha.. i still don't always direct the camera at the best angles.. but it's definitely a learning process. either way you look fabulous and i LOVEE your hair in that first photo.. like the most amazing blowout ever hehe!!

  2. That top is nice and simple & goes really well with the beautiful necklace!
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  3. you look so pretty!
    happy weekend!

  4. cute outfit, it's chic and yet has a casual look to it, love these selfies!

  5. the peplum top is so chic!! :D love that first shot!!

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  7. love this outfit! Your peplum top is so fun!


  8. Like a pro
    I could never pose that well by myself.
    I'm a bit of a clutz so I tend to make the tripod fall wayyy too often :-P

    Lovely outfit! ^__^
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  9. Lovely Post dear! :)

  10. nice top!

  11. happy day sweety!


  12. I have actually been thinking about getting a camera tripod too - thanks for the recommendation! You did a really great job on these photos, I can't imagine that it is easy to take photos of yourself!

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  14. Nice photos!

  15. Cute outfit Maggie. Love it!

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  16. I almost never have someone to take my photos and my husband is a very unreliable photographer, so you have inspired me to take matters into my own hands as well! I think I will get that remote!!

    Love your pics and you look great!


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  18. Dayummmm girl, look at all that muscle! :) I'm terrible with selfies, so I usually just wait for someone willing to take pics - if not, then I just take pictures of other things!

  19. Dude that shot is awesome! I love the lighting the pose and the clothes, cute. You should do something like this in a dress or fall wear!

  20. Loving those shoes!


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