Recently I've received some emails concerning my photography on this blog, so I'll try to answer some commonly-asked questions in this post. What a great way to make a filler post, too!
1. Who takes all the photos on your blog?
Me! Well, 95% of the time. If I decide to utilize a friend's photographic abilities instead, I will always credit them at the end of that post. So if my post doesn't mention the photographer, then it's just me and my tripod.
2. What equipment do you use?
My camera is the Canon 450D I received for my birthday present. It's really quite a terrific entry-level DSLR with the ability to take some great shots. Lens is the EFS 17-85mm that came with the body in the enthusiast kit, but I am looking to upgrade pretty soon. Oh, and my crappy plastic-y tripod, of course!
3. Do you edit your photos? If so, what program do you use?
As much as I'd love to say that all my shots look immediately perfect, I do actually do a little bit of fixing up. Preferred programs are either Picasa or Photoshop CS3, depending on how much time I have and how lazy/uninspired I feel.
4. How come your photos are relatively small in size?
My original photos are over 12 megapixels and humungous! But I always cut them down, for ease of uploading. Plus, I know how frustrating it can be when you want to look at some pretty pictures and it takes ten damn minutes to load. For example, as much as I enjoy Rumi of Fashiontoast's style, her insanely large photos prevent me from visiting her blog too often. And if one requires detail, click to enlarge. I usually include close-ups anyway.
5. So you only take pictures of yourself...how very narcissistic!
I also take pictures of...shoes? Nah, in real life I actually enjoy photography on all levels, some photos are obviously inappropriate given the stylistic nature of the blog so I try to exclude them. However, I am quite keen to share my photos, so maybe a flickr account is in the works! As always: click to enlarge!
And finally, 6. How do you take photos of yourself outside without looking like a total idiot?
I don't. Trust me. I've had many a funny looks from businessmen and many a schoolboy attempting to steal my tripod. It's all a part of the experience, I'd like to think.
Ciao for now!
(Currently listening to: The Shins - Australia)