a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Moonlit Nostalgia.

-Lace and Tulle Dress: Modcloth-

Hello everyone!
Here in Ohio we were hit by this incredible and unexpected blizzard that just came out of nowhere! Today I have the day off of school, and what better way to spend it than blogging, gathering inspiration, and writing? I've been going through this deep inspirational period recently and have been going with it by doing everything I can to feed my creative hunger. I've mainly been inspired by really whimsical, romanticized things, and I think that reflects in some of my recent blog posts.

I've been trying to experiment around with my camera lately with the different settings it has, and also dip my toes into doing more whimsical shoots versus just plain blog outfit pictures. I wanted to do a soft, 1960's romantic inspired shoot, and I knew that my lace Modcloth dress I wore for homecoming would be just perfect. I did the photos purposely at night because I wanted the lighting to be minimal and low so that there was a soft feel to the pictures. I'm somewhat content with the way the pictures turned out, but definitely not fully satisfied. I'm really wanting to improve my photography skills and try and think outside my usual box. I'm just dying though to have a nicer camera. I've already put back a little money towards it, but I want really more than anything to own a quality camera that takes better pictures.

Hope you all are doing lovely!
With much love, Lauren.


Shady Del Knight said...

Lauren, I love the way you're thinking outside the box and experimenting with lighting, camera settings and poses. Shot #4 is beyond awesome. 115 followers and counting. I couldn't be happier for you!

Nicola said...

I love the idea of this shoot, and your dress looks great x

Sofi Moukidou said...

loveeee this outfit and the way you use your photo.
this outfit reminds me something from the white swan!

christie said...

oh gosh - how beautiful are you and these photos! you definatley achieved that 1960's romantic inspired look!

xx christie


Unknown said...

What a beautiful dress! The photos are very romantic and 60s feeling. You can probably make them even better by simply adjusting the histogram and contrast of the photos to get a really nice tonal range. You can even do it in Picnik! Go to "exposure" and then "advanced." Drag the little black triangle to the leftmost edge of the lines on the graph, and then do the same with the white triangle on the rightmost edge. Just play around, and you'll see what you can do :D


Unknown said...

Oh geez, nevermind, that's only how you do it in photoshop. Um. You can pretty much do the same thing on Picnik by playing with "highlight" and "shadow."

Here's a quick little edit i did in picnik. I just played around with the exposure and then a few "effects."


Miranda said...

LOVELY dress!!!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

This dress is so sweet and looks like it is a lot of fun to wear!!!

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