Fashion | I love this dress, but in pictures it hates my body . . .

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Almost everything in this post is from Gap, bar the shoes which were New Look last spring and the bag which is Primark – 2012? A long time ago . . . 

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Last summer I shared a photo shoot with the most disastrous outfit ever. Or so I thought!

We took these photos at Chartwell in Kent earlier in the year and although we had the best time running around the park, and going on the swings the outfit photos turned out to be the disaster of the year.

The lesson here for anyone is if you are an apple shape you can’t just wear anything, you need something to pull you in at the waist and then hopefully flare out. The reason for this is to balance out the shoulders and bust and pull you in to create (we all hope a waist.)

The curse with this Gap dress is it fits small anyway but it has such a large pull in the middle (its elasticated at the back) that it creates this band over your waist, it should work, but if like me you hold your weight in this area, its not so hot.

I know I am an advocate for wearing what you want, what makes you feel good but to be honest these photos did not make me feel good, so lesson of today not everything you wear should be photographed.

 

 

 

Blogging: The other side of the camera.

If you take all your photos via a timer with your camera mounted on a tri-pod you might not think twice about the other side of the lens however for people like myself who do rope in our boyfriends and significant others, the other side of the camera is just as important as the photos you see on this page.

It was interesting this weekend as we tried out new and alternative camera angles as to how each of us view photography differently.

For me, great photography  is about finding a clear focus often trying something unexpected, cutting each photo in a different and alternative angle but it has in the past created a conflict between myself and Josh because where as I know what I want from a photo its much harder for me to explain and replay this to Josh. Not because he doesn’t do excellent things with a camera in his hands but that we each have our own way of looking at things.

This made me think about how in blogging there is always more than what you finally see post photo cuts and so instead of a full on post today I just wanted to say a quick thanks to my number one photographer, Josh.

He puts up with my wacky ideas, takes photos on an almost weekly basis and even suffers with strangers stares!

So thanks Josh for trying to see what I do and for becoming an awesome photographer!