A military approach

I take my own photos with a tripod and remote. I was ecstatic when my boyfriend bought me a DSLR last Christmas, and have enjoyed learning how the heck to use it throughout the year. Now that I have developed a routine and style for my photos, I’ve been thrown a curveball. He bought me a new lens this year, which I’ve enjoyed using on my family. But taking photos today was a definite challenge.

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Jacket: Old Navy (similar)
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Madewell
Shoes: Modcloth
Necklace: Baublebar
Bag: Dooney & Bourke

They’re not bad. It took me 30 minutes to figure out that the best plan would be to focus the spot where I should stand instead of trying to use my remote, which can only work 10 feet away from the camera. My 85mm lens has fantastic depth, but I am going to have to change the way I shoot photos. And I don’t want to return it for ease of use because dat bokeh tho.

As for the outfit, I have a love/hate relationship with this jacket. Sometimes it makes me look strong and tall because of the cropped cut, and other times I just look like a moldy cube. Whatever, it’s warm.