Monday, September 26, 2016

Golden Hour

There are quite a few outfits I've worn repeatedly this summer that I haven't shot for the blog. It's been really hot so I really didn't feel like shooting much, to be honest. But this might be the last week for really summer-y outfit posts. It feels like fall this morning! Amazing!!

This is an outfit I can see transitioning really well into the cooler temps. Add some tights, cardigan, and boots and you're good to go! I picked up this shirt last year at a yard sale and have really only started wearing it this summer. I'm not sure what changed but I love it now! I picked up my skirt at goodwill a few months ago with the intention of selling it however; I just fell in love with it! Floral? Pleated? Comfortable? It's the perfect skirt!  

I wasn't even planning on shooting on Saturday night but I had just gotten done filming a video and really felt like making something else. So, I threw my camera equipment in my backpack and headed to the sidewalk by my apartment complex (my neighbors must think I am SO weird). I am really glad that I did. I had to shoot quickly because the sun was setting (obviously) but that can be really fun sometimes. 

Shirt: Thrifted 
Skirt: Thrifted 
Belt: Thrifted  (Pretty much the same belt!)
Shoes: Target 

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Old Ways

When I was younger, I had a laptop through school that had photoshop on it. When I came home from school I would spend HOURS creating little graphics and photo collages. I didn't know graphic design was even an art form back then but I guess that's what I was doing. Despite graduating with an art degree in college, I never took an classes on photo editing software except a graphic design class that (to be honest) was a complete waste! 

But along with making little graphics and collages, I loved using the selective color tool and changing up the colors of my photographs. So, I decided to try that with these photos. I took them on a pretty cloudy, dull morning so I thought I'd spice them up with some color correction! 

I color corrected this photos because it was sooo overcast when I went out to shoot! But I have been trying to find some new locations to visit. It was also so humid so my hair is a mess! 

I've noticed recently in my town that they have these little mini parks throughout various neighborhoods. They're registered as parks on the Parks and Rec website but then when I visit them I feel a bit disappointed. They're really small so not many places to take photos (I thought) until I realized they are pretty empty! They are surrounded by houses but not many people are ever in the actual parks themselves, which I find a bit strange. 

This particular park is right by where I live so it's a pretty easy walk in the early mornings when I like to shoot photos. I'm sure my neighbors think I'm a bit strange prancing around with a tripod in the early morning but ah, well! 
I'm planning on coming back here this weekend when the sun is rising so I'm excited for that. 

Dress: Thrifted (Basically the same
Scarf: Gift 
Shoes: Target 

Have you ever tried color-correcting your photos? 
Let me know what you think in the comments!