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1.2.09

Old Timer....

I set out for this photo to look a lot different, but even though it's not as I planned, I'm happy with the result.
In black and white it looks much older and faded, but the colours inspired me(I know- not black and white!) so I've left it as is.

To answer some of your questions of late on the photography on the blog:
Who takes your photos?
I do! I have a degree in Fine Art from RMIT University, and begun my career as an artist, before switching to fashion. I have worked in fashion for the last 5 years, including running my own accessories label, and living and working overseas.

What camera do you use? Is it a digital SLR?
Currently I use a Canon Power Shot A470 7.1 mega pixel digital camera. I would love a digital SLR camera(Hello Canon if you are reading!) and it's on my agenda this year.

What equipment do you use?
I have two tripods that help me capture all of what you see. I don't have any lighting equipment which is why all my photos are taken in natural light. I do all my processing in Photoshop.

How can I get my photos like yours?
Well, if they are like mine, they wouldn't be yours now would they?!
The main piece of advice I give people is to research, read books, go out and buy art and illustration magazines and become educated on what you like and how to do it.
Buy a tripod as it will improve your photography ten fold, and if you are really serious, enrol in a course.

I hope this has given some insight into my photography!


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23 comments:

Sabrina said...

This photo is incredibly gorgeous. It could be an ad!

Miss_Corrine said...

A brilliant photo :)

Mimi said...

Oh wow this photo is breathtaking and looks like an advert.Awesome job!
Loved the clutch.

Penny said...

such a gorgeous photograph!! i love the rose necklace

Porcelain Blonde said...

Utterly beautiful.

It's dreamy, like a still from a Sophie Coppola movie.

Apart from the beauty and quality of the shot what I like best is how creamy your complexion looks and the muted red stain of your lips (compared to a full on red lip)

Can you please tell us how you got that lip? I'd love to try it! xxx

heartofpearl♡ said...

Thanks LM!
This image is one of my MANY faves. You really do inspire me to buy a tripod and dress more ladylike & buy a lovely house to take photos in! x

LoveMore said...

oh good advice you have shared! i agree with all that you are very very talented and i think you hav worked hard to get where you are so WOO for you miss Lady Melbourne! :)

Also thanks again for your lovely warm comment...put smile onto my face to hear back from each and every one of you. hope you had a nice weekend!

xx LM

Sammy said...

Pretty picture! Your photos are getting better & better. Well done :)

Apple Daisy Girl said...

the photo is beautiful!

xx. A

Apple Daisy Girl said...

Hello!
thank you for the comment :)
im in year 9 so i can only take 4 elective's right now but im takeing grapic design, fashion in design,metal's & jewlery and drama inpervisation. i wanted media instead of drama but didnt get it
:(
but graphic's is so fun1 :D

xx. A

Apple Daisy Girl said...

Hello!
thank you for the comment :)
im in year 9 so i can only take 4 elective's right now but im takeing grapic design, fashion in design,metal's & jewlery and drama inpervisation. i wanted media instead of drama but didnt get it
:(
but graphic's is so fun1 :D

xx. A

ana b. said...

I'm not surprised people are clamouring with questions about your photography! It's astounding you capture these photos with a remote timer, a digital point-and-shoot, and two tripods! It really proves that photo-taking is all in the eye.

A dreamer said...

awww finally . all my questions i never got to ask u answered. WOW >.< i thought u had a photographer!
ur so amazing.!

Apple Daisy Girl said...

just letting you know that i have awarded you with a fabulous blog award :)

xx. A

Siljesfashion said...

What an amazing photo! Beautiful as always. Love S

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh, thanks for sharing, I've always been curious, as your photos (and you) are always so amazing!

pretty face said...

Definitely, thanks for the wonderful insight! Although obviously your great photography is only a part of your magic, where would we be without your beautiful fashion and face??

elena-lu said...

absoluetly beautiful shot!

chicapink said...

this photo is amazing!

Rachael said...

This was lovely to read, very inspiring. I have a digital SLR that I am not very good at using - you have inspired me to learn more.

Lady Melbourne said...

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed the insight, thought it was about time I explained my background....
LM
x

Manu said...

Hi Lady!!!
I always pass by, but I couldn´t help myself leaving a comment today!
This is such a perfect photo!
You are very talented!
I´m your fan!
Kisses from Brazil

Angela said...

I always stop by your blog, and just have to say that this is an amazingly beautiful photo!

Your blog is so much more than style - There's a real warmth to it.

Thanks for such a great read.
A

P.S. *Please* tell us what you're wearing on your lips