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Stack Of Rust

Nearly all of the pictures you see on my blog are taken by yours truly; I use my father's old tripod (a tripod older than I am!) and my camera's self-timer function. One day I might upgrade to a camera remote, but for now I have a bit of rythm going. A couple of years ago (with the help of my father) I shot a video of my picture-taking process. Since I've chopped off a lot of hair and moved across the country and updated my camera, it seemed time to shoot another. I couldn't think of a better place than the trains to shoot it, so with the help of my father (again) here's a video documenting my near-daily process. Ironically, since I was distracted with directing him most of the pictures I took didn't turn out, but the video is pretty fun.

Outfit details:
vintage sweater
vintage dress
Rebecca Minkoff backpack
*song Choice Notes by Alex Winston

25 comments:

.Tinacious Me. said...

love this vintage sweater! very varsity preppy-esque!
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kater said...

Oh my gosh I love this! I've always wondered how other bloggers who take their own shots do it. I have such a hard time with it! Lately I just set the camera to take like, ten pictures in a row so I can try to get some shots in movement, but ugh! You're such a pro :D

Kb said...

Ah love this video, you make it look so much more straightforward than the way I do it, plus you have some great locations nearby. I definitely need to be a bit braver when I'm taking my own photos, maybe I'll venture across the street!

Kitsune-kun said...

I have such a love hate relationship with my camera timer, but I still use it when the situation calls for it, even though I do have a remote. I think it's kind of fun how a timer can capture a bit more spontaneity.

Yajaira said...

cute dress, love the necklace
short hair makes you look older and more mature. I guess this is the look you are going for.


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Natasha said...

This is absolutely adorable. What a sweet, perfectly edited little video! And oh my, that abandoned train was SUCH a find. I always love seeing it pop up in yours posts. Slightly eerie, yet comforting and peaceful in a way.
xo,
Natasha

Kimberellie said...

Lovely outfit. And love the video. My 3 year old son's comment on it, though: "I don't like that one." Ha! He wants to watch a Nasha one! He also wanted you to sing.

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daisymay aka Chantele said...

Great video, i figured you must self tiomer, but it must take you ages, to keep going back and fore all the time, thats why im glad Jon does all mine, I would just get bored and frustrated all the time. Your lucky to have some cool locations though, Cardiff is so busy everywhere so I would hate having to set up and self time with people milling around me, too awkwards, i dont mind so much with Jon snapping them

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SoFashionistica said...

It's definitely a lot of work taking your own pictures! I too take my own pictures on a self-timer and a lot of the time I get frustrated with having to go back and forth to get the next shot ready.Every time I go to take outfit pictures, I always wish to have someone who could take them for me. Oh well, for now my own handy work will have to do. It's nice though when you can get someone to take pictures on occasion.

daria said...

I needed such a video :) I'm really curious to see how others take outfit pics, and especially you with your trains! lovely and thanks for putting this up!

ABBY! said...

what a great video! i take all of my photos myself too, it's nice to see another bloggers process. I've always loved your photos too :)

Emily Peebles said...

What a neat video! I think taking your own pictures is always less embarrassing and enables you to experiment with different poses without feeling weird. That's so nice of your dad to help out!

Dasha said...

Gorgeous pictures!! Your outfit is too cute!!

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Caitie said...

love the sweater so much!

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Hannah said...

What a great idea! It's awesome that your dad helped to film you process!

Rebecca said...

Awesome video! It's always neat to see how other people do things. I am the exact same way (when I get around to outfit pictures these days...), even using my dad's old tripod!! But I never venture far from home. A train would be IDEAL. You always have such lovely locations.

Been a while since I've visited here! Your short hair is just precious. :)

Laura said...

This video is awesome! I love having my boyfriend take pictures, but I imagine the freedom of being able to take your own is nice...and I should probably learn one of these days!

I also loved getting a better look at the inside of the train car. It looks so wonderful and surreal.

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Sierra said...

That video was fun! It was neat to get a behind the scenes look at your outfit posts. I would love to explore that train, so more shots of that the better :)

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments! Everyone seems so interested in the trains--maybe I'll try to shoot a video in the sleeping car next week.

Amber von Nagel said...

That's the same method I use too! And even before I had a tripod, I'd stack boxes and books on top of each other and put my camera on top, but after a while, my husband (then boyfriend) decided I needed to have a nice tripod, so he got me one. I love my tripod. It's a self-portrait life-saver!

Kristian said...

What a fun video! I use to do a lot of self-portraiture too and know the rhythm of running back and forth. Do you take only one shot at a time or several with the timer?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Kristian, It depends on the camera I'm using. One of my cameras only allows me to self-timer 1 picture at a time (which is incredibly frustrating) but when I use my Canon xti I take 6 in a row, which I love b/c it allows for movement.

The Flightless Darling said...

Love love love! Did I mention how much I LOVE this post? lol & the video, ah! It's always so helpful to see how other bloggers snap pictures of themselves :)

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Jamie Rose said...

The video turned out so nice! I loved seeing how you take your pictures all on your own. I do the same thing, but I'm not very adventurous in my locations. I always love seeing the places you take your outfit photos.