Here we go again with the second instalment of my Lila in the Lens experiment. Would you believe that I had trouble narrowing this shoot down to four photos? And not because I didn't like them either!
I can't even begin to cover how easy having the loan Olympus OM-D E-M10 has made this project. Being able to make it "talk" to my iPhone through wifi and not only use my phone as a shutter release but to see and control the shot through the phone screen, so much FUN!
I decided to blow the light out in these shots for a little drama and even if you don't normally use manual settings on the camera this one makes it easy, because you can play back your shots and tweak your settings right from the remote. I really can see the O-MD E-M10 taking over the blogger/photographer world, especially for all those gorgeous fashion bloggers.
I may or may not have considered sending back a vial of tears with the camera when it has to go so Olympus know giving it back is breaking my heart!
Anyway, in all honesty the ease of use has really made hopping in front of the camera a fun exercise for me and if I had the capital for it I would definitely be doing some regular outfit and self care posts. I feel that putting myself in the front of the camera has definitely been a boost in my confidence and helping me to show a little more of who I am around here. I would really recommend trying this out if you like me are a bit camera shy.
Top tips for putting your camera shy self in the shot
- Put on some clothes that you love, are comfortable in and can move freely in.
- Pop some happy upbeat music on, perhaps something tacky that will loosen you up, none will know that you went to Funky Town to get those happy snaps!
- If you don't have an awesome O-MD E-M10, get one. Or in the meantime set a mirror up so you can see the line of how you're standing.
- Shoulders back and no slouching! Seriously hold yourself like you love yourself.
- Try ALL the poses and take ALL the photos, it's digital people nothing to lose bar a few minutes pressing delete on the shots you're not fond of.
- Not quite getting the magic out of your shots? Try this article on the Art if the Crop via enJOY it.
- Still not loving it, pretend you're looking at someone else, would you be judging as harshly if it was your friend in the photo?
- Have fun! Enjoy you while you can, you only have one chance at being you!