Middle Ground

I quite like being able to shoot through spring blooms (or autumn leaves in fall); I like the sense of depth they add and it takes me back to my Elementary art classes when we started to learn about foreground, middle ground, and background. What a giant leap my paintings and drawings took that year--it was a totally new concept to break up the image and show the perspective. With outfit pictures your body is usually the foreground and middle ground and the "rule of thirds" isn't always applicable. There's also less to shoot through in summer or winter as all that flora wilts or completely dies away. It is hard to guess where your body will be behind the flowers when you're setting up a shot using your purse as the focus point though. I ended up with a couple of sets of images where my face was completely obscured by a white blur, which I found rather pretty on its own but not the best for a personal style blog. There's always this balance between more arty shots and what will properly display your outfit from head-to-toe.
I'll probably try to shoot another video showing my photo-taking process this summer as my old one is quite out of date and people usually seem curious about the whole thing. It's honestly comical to watch someone run back and forth for a tripod--which is why I usually shoot myself on dirt paths in the middle of the woods where no one can see me...

Outfit details:
vintage dress
Zara purse


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