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Since my resident blog photographer and right hand man left our blooming business, I’ve been working on ways to keep this place updated semi-regularly. {Admittedly, some weeks are better than others.}

So I’m working on cozying up to my tripod. Which is exactly as awkward as it sounds. Since I don’t have a remote-capable DSLR, I have to set the continuous-shot timer, run in front of the camera before the last warning beep, and pray for the best through 10 consecutive shutter snaps. All while trying to look cool and nonchalant in front of passerby, you see.

It’s a work in progress.

Out of 50 self-timed snaps yesterday afternoon, I managed to get one focused shot of my shoes. The rest looked something like this…

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Don’t give up on me, friends. We’ll get there.

Photography tips welcomed ;-)

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Hi, I'm Keira! I love bookstores, beauty counters, and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and (some of) my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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14 Comments

  1. 1.6.14

    An easy way to get clear and focused pictures is to put something you have on hand (like a purse) and using it as a mark. Once you focus on that and set your timer you know exactly where to stand and still be in focus! That’s what I always used to do :)

  2. 1.1.14
    tinysun01 said:

    Love the shoes

  3. 12.29.13
    farrah ka said:

    Hello Dear, I tagged you in the “I love winter tag”.
    http://ferrahka.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/i-%E2%9D%A4-winter-tag/
    xoxo.

  4. 12.26.13
    pinkime said:

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  5. 12.24.13
    Linda said:

    Aww, you still look cute Keira! I don’t have much advice besides shooting outfits on the weekend. That’s how Michael and I get by in the winter time (he works later than I do). Or you could find an APP intern to take your outfit photo. If I lived near you, I’d apply!

  6. 12.22.13
    DMgirl said:

    It takes practice. You will get better, and in the mean time, the shots make for some great outtake posts! ;-)

  7. 12.22.13
    monzvoice said:

    salute to the you. i must say i love those shoes they look comfy and theyd a few of my clothing items
    goodluck with the next 150 shots who knows might be less next time. may 149

  8. 12.22.13

    I’m in the same boat!

  9. 12.21.13

    You look cute in the blurry shot though :-) xx

    http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

  10. 12.20.13

    Ahh the joys of solo blogging. I end up begging friends and family so get in all types of crazy positions when my photographer is not available. I think you managed some “artistic” shots. Love em!
    X Mimi
    http://www.callmemimi.com

  11. 12.20.13
    Sarah said:

    But you look adorable in that blurry shot! I think you should just start posting your blurry pics and when people ask, just be like, “Yo, that’s my thang.” You would probably start a trend!

  12. 12.20.13
    Shannon said:

    I feel your pain. I’ve had to stop taking outfit posts for now, I was getting so darn frustrated. One out of fifty aint bad :). Keep trying is right!

    Shannon
    http://www.brasshoney.blogspot.com

  13. 12.20.13
    Amy said:

    have a great weekend