Thursday, March 06, 2008

To Flash or Not

Turquoise velvet blazer, NY & Co. Black, cowlneck tank, Apt 9. Indian skirt, flea market. Black tights, Danskin. Black pumps, Bandolino. Gold-tone mesh necklace.

Generally, I use the flash indoors to photograph my outfits. Occasionally, though, I’m unhappy with the results. Sometimes the flash distorts the colors or textures to such a degree that I don’t feel that I’ve accurately captured the outfit. Today, was one of those days. See for yourself:


With flash on the left, without on the right.


The downside of no flash (even if adequate light conditions) is that my wrinkles are more obvious. Poo.

And I’m afraid I’ve got my skirt on sort of cock-eyed in all the photos!

13 comments:

EZibbets said...

This is one of my favorite outfits so far! The colors with your hair are just gorgeous. I can't decide which I love more, the skirt or the jacket. Together they're dynamite!
With and without flash look about the same to me, except for the wall color, is it magenta or purple?

Paul said...

Beautiful outfit. All round love the skirt with the gold been picked out with sheer black tights

Kasmira said...

The wall is purple. I think the yellow-red of the lighting in the room makes it look magenta, without the flash.

Kim said...

Gorgeous. I love the colors of the skirt with the jacket. Looks really good with your hair color. Can I borrow it? Cincinnati isn't that far away from Alabama, right?

Londyn said...

I am so glad you found another way to wear that skirt. You look beautiful!

FYI: I like the pic best w/o the flash.

Anonymous said...

one of ur best outfit combos. seriosuly.. u look fab =)

Elisabeth said...

The skirt is gorgeous.

And I like your pics with the flash; just because they seem even brighter!

Anonymous said...

I know this blog is more about what you wear but your hair does look great today!

-AlEn

KT said...

This is on my top 5 list for you. Love it!

Fia said...

I hate using flash because it always gives a yellowish cast to everything. I often try to take my pictures standing near a window and face the camera at about a 45 degree angle away from the window and I don't use flash.

Alexandra said...

I love that skirt more than words can describe!

Lisa said...

Very cute! The blazer matches well with the skirt--which I so desperately want, by the way. It's gorgeous.

Kevin said...

You look VERY Sexy in that skit with those chocolate colored stocking!