Thursday, February 28, 2013

Inspired by first assignment

I had so much fun taking photos for the first photography assignment that I decided to take some extra ones for myself. I photographed my moms necklace, and a pair of my shoes. These were my favourite ones.

shutter 1/50, F4, ISO 800

shutter 1/30, F4.5, ISO 500

shutter 1/30, F4.5 ISO400

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Statement Jewelry

 I have a complete obsession with jewelry and although I do love smaller, more dainty pieces, I love the idea of wearing large statement pieces. I call it "jewelry with a purpose". Here are some of my favourite statement pieces.

This ring is by Ippolita and has a turquoise stone that is covered with oval cut clear quartz which almost makes the turquoise look like it's underwater. 
  ISO 500 f/3.2 1/25

This ring, by Yves Saint Laurent, definitely makes a statement. The Arty ring is gold plated with a blue glass stone. (It's large and in charge)
ISO 1600 f/2.8 1/50

This bracelet is one of my favourites and actually the least expensive piece I think I have ever bought. It was about $5.00 from a vendor at a beach in Vancouver. I don't think you can make more of a statement than wearing a giant elephant head on your wrist.
ISO 2000, f/2.8 1/100

Trendy Blouses for Spring

I am a big blouse junkie, they are my go to tops on any day so I pulled a few of my favourites that are on trend for the spring season. 

This graphic black and white H&M blouse puts a unique twist on the traditional stripe.

ISO 1600, F Stop 3.8, Shutter 1/250

Ruffles were seen all over the Spring runways and this brilliant blue ruffled Prabal Gurung for Target blouse is sweet and feminine. 

ISO 1600, F Stop 3.8, Shutter 1/125

Emerald is the colour for 2013 and this graphic polka-dot MICHAEL Michael Kors blouse is spot on for spring.

ISO 1600, F Stop 3.8, Shutter 1/100

Sun and Snow

I recently got these new sunglasses, they are so springy that I can't help but wear them in the winter! There is something really fun and silly about these shots, which is probably why I love them so much.

Shutter: 1/500
F-stop: Max 5.6, Min 3.5
ISO: 100


Friday, February 22, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

Last weekend, while cleaning out my closet, I decided to style some thrift store finds into three outfits. I took these photos just outside my apartment, on my neighbours red, vined brick wall. Each outfit is centred around my favourite vintage-inspired necklace. This versatile, statement piece from 'The Glamourai', goes great with just about anything. Even the adjustable body form was thrifted!

ISO 400 f/22 1/60

ISO 400 f/25 1/60 

ISO 400 f/25 1/50

Tropical Vibes

In the midst of this -14 degree weather it's painful to state that just twelve hours ago I was soaking up the sun in the beautiful St. Lucia. Unfortunately, it wasn't all fun and games and work had to be done. I managed to pull Isobel away from the beach chair and capture some shots of her frolicking around the beach, it was painful for both of us (NOT). All photos were shot using ISO 100 f/2.8 and shutter speed 1/3200. 

Happy read week-ing! 

- A very burnt, Lauren

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Shutter Speed 0"3 | Aperture 5.0 | ISO 400
Shutter Speed 1/15 | Aperture 5.0 | ISO 400

Shutter Speed 1/25 | Aperture 3.5 | ISO 1600

Shutter Speed 1/15 | Aperture 3.5 | ISO 400



Thursday, February 21, 2013

New York, New York

Hello, it's Sam. So as many of you know via social networking and the inter webs, the other Sam (Heichert) and I went to New York for Reading Week. Here are a few pictures of what we did.

ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/25 F Stop: 1.8
First off, what kind of fashion students would we be if we didn't take street style photos of ourselves. Priorities, people. This is a picture I took of Sam Heichert outside of the Macy's. She was working it with her 3.1 Philip Lim coat. You go girl.

ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/80 F Stop: 2.2
This second photo was taken at the MoMA. I have no idea who the artist of this chair thing was because I was distracted by an adjacent piece of artwork depicting a human giving another human a blow job. I don't know if I can say that or not but hey, it was art so...

ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/80 F Stop: 3.5
Here is another picture I took at the MoMA. Typically you're trying to take a picture of like... a Kandinsky or something and some obnoxious stranger walks right into your shot, that's usually how it goes BUT THIS TIME, a nice looking fellow walked by and I thought to myself, "hey, what a great looking pedestrian" so I just went with the flow, ya know.

ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/100 F Stop: 1.8
Sam and I also went to the Museum of Art and Design where they had an exhibition entitled, "Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass". I really liked the look of this piece of art.

ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/100 F Stop: 1.8
Here is one final photo taken at the MAD Museum of the same exhibition. I think this was my best photo of my whole trip, but I suppose that's up to Sarah to decide.

Purple Dayz

My friend Chloe from Winnipeg came to Toronto over reading week for a chance to visit me and get a whirlwind tour of the city. While she was here she got her hands on a bag she had been lusting after to add to her extensive (mostly purple!) collection. After chatting it up with the salespeople, changing her mind countless times, and doing a quick check of the bank account, she proudly left the store with a new spring in her step after a long day of touring.

ISO 80, F-stop 2.8, shutter 1/320

ISO 320, F-stop 6.3, shutter 1/100

ISO 320, F-stop 6.3, shutter 1/100

Was a very sunny day which makes the light harsh but we went in a old doorway that cast interesting shadows and allowed light in select areas. (Bag - Rebecca Minkoff)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

77 and Still Fabulous

My grandma came for a visit all the way from Jordan just a few days ago. Anyone would name her the queen of turtlenecks and fur jackets. I figured there'd be no better model than my beautiful grandma, so I followed her everywhere and kept taking pictures.

Shutter: 1/160
F-stop: 8.0
ISO: auto 
 Shutter: 1/125
F-stop: 4.5
ISO: 100
 Shutter: 1/50
F-stop: 5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
F-stop: 5.6
ISO: 800
And then she decided to do this... She's quite a trendsetter too.

Shutter: 1/30
F-stop: 4.5
ISO: 800

How to Successfully Wear Your Boyfriend's Clothes

How to Successfully Wear Your Boyfriend's Clothes

by: Natalie Brennan

The Boyfriend's Jeans

ISO: 100

F: 4.5
S: 1/500

Cuff your boyfriend's jeans and pair them up with a striped longlseeve (Joe-Fresh), a Military Jacket (Garage), Combat Boots (Thrift Shop) and a fun fur accessory (Fur Scarf - Express).

The Boyfriend's Flannel

ISO: 100
F: 4.5
S: 1/400
Pair your Boyfriend's Flannel Shirt with a V-neck Baggy Sweater (Aritzia), Leather Leggings (Aritzia),a Knit Scarf (H&M), a Leather Jacket and some Gold Accessories.

The Boyfriend's Graphic T

ISO: 100
F: 4.5
S: 1/100
Sport your Boyfriend's Graphic Tee's under a loose feminine cover up (Leopard print cover up - Forever 21), High-rise Jeans (Thrift Shop), Knee-high Brown Leather Boots (Winners) and a Knitted Toque.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Never too much gold

Recently I started organizing my accessories, and I realized I actually own a lot of stuff in gold. So here I decided to kind of do a sharing and show you what I have! (Not sure if you could spot the Ferrero Rocher, but YES, it's in my collection too.)
1/60, f/5.0, ISO: auto
1/60, f/4.5, SO: auto
1/60, f/5.0, ISO: auto

Behind the Scenes

A few weeks back after Toronto's first major snow fall, I was more than thrilled to conduct an outdoor photo shoot.  Featuring some of Ryerson's Design Student's garments, I styled the shoot while my friend Jessica took on the role of the photographer.  Of course, while standing on the sidelines, examining the shoot, I couldn't help but take a few behind the scenes photos myself.  And what fun it was! Besides, look at the stunning models, perhaps there's one in which you might recognize...

If you'd like to see the final results from the shoot, check them all out here: 

 1/125  F5.3  ISO 100
 1/60  F5.6  ISO 100
 1/60  F5.6  ISO 100
1/60  F5.6  ISO 100

Monday, February 18, 2013

Baby Fashion

Upon the arrival of Family Day, I knew that I would be seeing my nephew Nathan. I decided to bring my camera along and document some of his favourite outfits. Working with a squirmy and hyper child (we had cupcakes) meant that a high shutter speed was a must! I found that my sisters home had great natural light, but I also wanted to work with some artificial light so we spent part of the day in the basement where Nathan was able to play on his four wheeler (dangerous). All in all it was a good day and quite a successful photo shoot if I do say so myself.  

                                          1/4000 F2 ISO 400
                                          1/400 F4 ISO 400
                                          1/4000 F2 ISO 400
                                                       1/250 F1.8 ISO 560
                                          1/250 F1.8 ISO 1800