Friday, June 22, 2012

At a loss for.....light!




Photography is truly and art, and a science too.

We at Fashionably Yours, belong to that group of photographers who clicks away with glee whenever in hold of an easy point and shoot which requires no technical know-how or complex manual adjustments.
We have, many a times, thought of investing into a good DSLR, but the very thought of carrying a separate pouch and a bigger camera while on vacation, has refrained us from doing so (how silly. eh?)
Now that I have started blogging, the hubby is insisting on a DSLR, as photography surely plays a pivotal role  in a fashion blog.
I, of course, understand the simple equation of DSLR= better quality picture, but then, we can at least get the basics right in a basic device, can't we?
All this while, we have been debating about the ideal or optimum level of natural light for a good quality photograph. We have tried everything under the sun ( I mean, literally under the sun)- morning light, afternoon light, evening light, bright sunny day, cloudy day, direct sunlight, shadow, light and shadow- but could not yet come to a conclusion as to which is better. Sometimes a photograph turns out to be bright and beautiful and sometimes dull and shabby, in the same amount of natural light! And then there is always the problem of an ugly shadow being cast by the subject, i.e. myself!
Even this morning, he was pushing me under the shadow of a tree, resulting in a photograph which is too dark, and I was trying to sneak out into the bright sunlight, resulting in a photograph which is too white!

We are unable to figure out the best light for a better photograph.
We seem to be  perpetually at a loss for........ light!

Please do tell me if you have any tips regarding the  ideal amount of natural light for a better quality photograph! I would love to hear them!


Today I'm linking up with  Two Thirty-Five Designs  and  The Weekend File for the Friday business casual link up. Do not forget to check out what other bloggers are wearing.

Have a great weekend, everyone!





                                                                       What I Am Wearing:
                                                                  shirt- Aeropostale    skirt and heels - Forever 21    bag-Steve Madden (buy similar)
                                                                  sunnies- Kenneth Cole    watch- Guess    pearl necklace and studs- from India
                                                  bracelets- F21, Charlotte Russe    belt- F21

                                             Thanking you                                                                                 Yours fashionably
                                                                                                                                          Juneli

35 comments:

  1. i try to keep the sun behind the camera, but not directly, at a 45 degree angle. i love your skirt and accessories, don't forget to check out my $50 gift card giveaway!

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  2. I love the pop of colour in the belt! Your bracelets/watch are also a great addition to the outfit. I think that the sun in the mid-morning and the sun in the late afternoon are best!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  3. I loved how you dressed up the gingham! I have a point and shoot camera and would really love a DSLR but I just can't spend the money on one now. I haven't really figured out the best lighting either! Sometimes photos on cloudy days come out better than my sunny ones. Have a great weekend, Juneli!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. Beautiful outfit <3 Loving the accessories!

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  5. Unfortunately I don't have any photography tips, but I do love your shirt! I haven't stepped foot in an Aero store since high school, but I think I might have to check them out again. Good luck with the light search!

    -AJ
    fittraveleraj.blogspot.com

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  6. love this look! you look like you stepped straight out of j.crews latest catalog!

    xo,

    wardrobe girls

    www.wardrobesimetandliked.com

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  7. a good combination of shirts in a cage .. and skirts
    love it! ..
    хх

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  8. sorry, i have no tips for you. i am camera illiterate! i think your pictures are lovely, though. as is your outfit!

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  9. You look great! Love that color combo. I understand the light frustration - my favorite lighting to shoot in is a cloudy day about mid-day, but we don't get many days like that!

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  10. I have recently started taking outdoor shots..so in process of learning these nuances..but photography is an art but definitely a science too..it is technical..
    Love the dash of yellow!!

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  11. OMG! I love this outfit! The colors are great together!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  12. I blogged for almost a year before I bought my DSLR which is a Canon T2i Rebel. Similarly to you, about 4 months into blogging I was thinking to upgrade but it is a big investment. What nobody tells you is that the camera body is not expensive...it's the add-ons...that's where they get you. Between lenses, extra batteries, memory cards, special case...it's going to be a few hundred bordering $1K for the purchase.

    I am still struggling with light. Sometimes my photos are over and sometimes underexposed. If you decide to get a DSLR check out this blog, http://www.expandng.com/.

    Lisa does a great job putting all the settings she uses in the caption of her photos, she shoots on manual mode. And I can try to help too if you decide to get the canon.

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    1. Thanks a ton, Bessie for being so helpful and thanks for referring my blog to Lisa!! Will surely bug you for more tips if I decide to get a Canon!

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  13. Hi. Bessie recommended your blog to me! She's so sweet! Love the pink gingham and yellow accessories! The best light, IMHO, is diffuse light. So an overcast day is great and you can bring warmth to the photo by shooting with the "cloudy" setting. "golden hour" is great too which is right before sunset. Notice it's "gold" outside. Great for facing the sun or having the sun behind you. Worst time to shoot is midday bc sun do high casting bad shadows but if you're out then, I prefer shade to the sun.

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  14. I have the same issue, but the photos came out amazingly! Great blog and really interesting post! I was wondering if you would like to follow each other. Do let know on what you decide, so I can follow back

    Have a great weekend! Kisses,

    Mary M.
    http://teenfashiondiary.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Mary, and sure I'd love to do so!

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  15. Really cute and feminine, colors are beautiful :)

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  16. I love the plaid paired with the nice skirt. It's an unexpected but lovely summer pairing. And your jewelry is just lovely and classy. Lovely post :)

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  17. Ok so I have been looking for a womens check shirt for so long. Love the belt matching detail and wrist candy too


    Pixel Hazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  18. great look honey, i really love this bagggg!

    have a nice day!

    xx

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  19. Juneli, your outfit posts are always so beautiful. I love this outfit! The top is awesome and I love your accessories. Photography is so tricky! I know their are plenty in the blogosphere that can help you. I'm a novice, so I can't offer any assistance. HaHa
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. I think your pictures are almost perfect or good enough, is something that is learned with time and practice, to hard for me too, took a thousand pictures to use 5 :)
    Kiss ;)
    Con Tacones en el Metro

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  21. gorgeous outfit! cloudy days are great for photos as well as sunrise or sunset!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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  22. I love this plaid top!! This is a great chic look for the office... I stuggle with lighting too - seems the best light is early morning or late evening (and I don't have time for that)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  23. The the maroon with the pink - such a fun color combo!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  24. Lovely outfit, love the color of your skirt. Hmm...for lighting I usually always do the "golden hour" lighting. Most of the time that works for me because the sun is just starting to set and I don't have direct sunlight or shadows messing with the photos.

    xo erica

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  25. Thank you everyone for sharing such great tips on what might be the best light for better quality photography and for such wonderful comments!

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  26. Very nice outfit, love the colour combination!

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  27. You've literally looked gorgeous in every post that you've done! By the way thanks for finding me that necklace, it's so so kind of you! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Loving your jewelry darling and above all your pretty shirt, that's one beautiful girly gingham print!:)
    Happy Wednesday!
    Jelena

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