towne & reese harlow necklace

old navy striped drop waist dress

towne & reese harlow necklace

old navy striped drop waist dress

Well, it’s day two of trying to figure out my camera. And I still just don’t see THAT much of a difference to justify the price of this lens! Once again the first pic is my fave but I went with my signature formula of sun directly behind me…with a flash. I just think it gives me the most flattering lighting (minus the flyaway hairs)! Am I crazy?!? Wait….don’t answer that. =) But I createdย  a photography board on Pinterest so now I just need to make the time to read through some of the tutorials. The pic below was taken with my old lens by my dad. It was the only one that wasn’t blurry. I added a little cross process on Picmonkey for fun. OK, enough complaining about my pics. It was actually a fabulous Mother’s Day. We went to lunch at one of my fave mexican restaurants, then we spent the rest of the day playing outside in the GORGEOUS weather (it was 90+ at our house) and finished the day off with cold stone ice cream.

mothers day 2013

My brother, my mom and me.

Outfit Details:
Old Navy Striped Dress
Nine West Wedges
Harlow Necklace c/o Towne & Reese
Michael Kors Runway Watch

Pic Details:
Pic One: 50mm, f/2.5, @1/500 w/ flash, ISO 200 Pic Two: 50mm, f/2.5, @1/500 w/ flash, ISO 200 Pic Three: 50mm, f/10, @1/80 w/flash, ISO 200 Pic Four: 50mm, f/2.5, @1/500 w/ flash, ISO 200 Pic Five: 24mm, f/10, @1/320 no flash, ISO 400 plus a cross process done on Picmonkey.

22 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Penny Pincher Fashion
    May 13, 2013 @ 4:58 am

    Love that dress! I almost bought it when I was in the store last week, but it looks SO much better on you than it did on me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I actually think the 2nd picture looks the best/clearest. You really should try shooting in a shady place, where both you & the camera are in the shade…or on a cloudy day…just to see the difference. We literally never use the flash for my photos.

  2. The Fashionable ESQ
    May 13, 2013 @ 5:25 am

    It’s because we are bloggers, not photographers..oh wait. that means we have to be both? Yeah…I forgot. I hate that I have a limited photograph skill set… haha.
    Love your bohemian dress, lady.

    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)

  3. Kayla
    May 13, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    I love this dress Jenn! You look beautiful & I think the pictures look great! : )


  4. Pascale
    May 13, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    Such a cute look.
    hehe I am also still learning how to make my camera work for me. Sometimes I get fed up with settings and resort to my iphone…

  5. Sheaffer
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:00 am

    That dress looks great on you! And I am IN LOVE with that necklace!

  6. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    love your cute & chic MD look!!!!


  7. Sam @ thrive 360 living
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    I totally notice a difference with your new lense! And that dress is way too cute. Love it.

  8. Amy
    May 13, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! Looking as stylish as ever!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  9. Agi
    May 13, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Such a pretty dress!!!


  10. Kodi
    May 13, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    As a photographer I can totally see the difference in the new lens and think it looks fabulous! Standing in the edge of the shade with your face to the light and all shade behind you is super flattering light — if you want you skin to look super fab just over expose a little and it’ll look super smooth. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d read a few of those pinned tutorials before returning the lens, with a bit more info about it you might really love it!
    grey et al

  11. shannon
    May 13, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    Love the dress! Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  12. Christina Storm
    May 13, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Absolutely love this old navy dress and those wedges are awesome!
    Great look! Love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Style Storm

    xo, Christina

  13. Emma Finlayson
    May 13, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Super cute dress and the necklace is amazing with it!
    Hope you had a great birthday/mother’s day weekend! I did!
    xo Emma

  14. megan, the frugalista diaries
    May 13, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    love the dress Xo, Megan,

  15. Rachel
    May 13, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    I LOVE this dress, you look so pretty! Hope you had a great mother’s day!

  16. nicole
    May 13, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    I am loving this look! I hope you had a great mothers day.


  17. Tara
    May 13, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Such a pretty dress!

  18. Julia
    May 13, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    What a cute dress!!


  19. Amy Shaughnessy
    May 13, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    Figuring out cameras is so hard! I can already tell a huge difference in your pictures. The lighting in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th one are perfect and the focus is on you. You are doing good!! I’m worried about buying a 50mm because I always shoot with a 5.6 fstop and I think my pictures with a 3.0 look so odd for some reason. But i look at people’s pictures that are taken at 1.8 and they look awesome. I have a LOT to learn!!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  20. Audrey
    May 13, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    I hope you had a very happy Mother’s Day Jenn! XO

  21. Lyddiegal
    May 13, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    Love the dress, so cute!!
    I always shoot with the sun at my back, but I don’t typically use the flash to fill, I tend to just over expose and let the background get blown out. What lens did you buy?

  22. Sierra
    May 14, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    what a cute find from old navy! faded stripes are one of our faves ๐Ÿ™‚