Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Real Mash-up


This is the start of my day.  I'm coming outside to take my outfit-of-the-day photos before I go to work.  This is my front door and this porch can be a nice warm place to take photos in the cooler weather.


jacket~EBay
skirt~J Crew
sweater~Victorias Secret
shoes~The Rack
The trouble with my front porch is the light can be really bright; consequently the colors of my clothes can become distorted.  I was lucky today--these colors look true.  How many pictures did I have to take?  I only have the patience and the time for about a half a dozen photos.  If they don't come out well, I have to wait until another day.

 
Having a lot of fun with Photoshop though!  I used this "copper" effect for the background in this picture.  The program is a bit tough to learn, and although I have used it in the past, I am finding I have to re-learn it all over again.  I am looking forward to sharing some cool photos with you!

Oh, and don't you love the mix of the glen plaid wool with this gold lame skirt?  It's a real mash-up of colors and textures.

Do you take your pictures in the same place every day?  Do you keep taking pictures until you get the "right shot"?

18 comments:

  1. I really like the glen plaid + fuchsia top combo. They balance each other really nicely. And fun effects with the Photoshop!

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  2. Paula, I love this outfit on you....it's such a unique but striking combination! I only take a few pictures and if they don't turn out, I just don't worry about it! Hugs~ ~Serene

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  3. I love these special effects too, Paula. And I really love the "mash-up" of textures and tones - so chic.

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  4. That copper background is tres cool as is your outfit. Love the color of your top. You hit all of Stacy & Clintons rules in this outfit. Color, Texture, Pattern. Very nice.

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  5. Your photos always impress me. Beautiful colors - love your 'mash-up.'

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  6. Hi Paula, i love your copper effect! i have photoshop but i do not know how to use it, i find it complicated, i will to learn soon, would love to play more with my pics.

    I take a lot of pictures, it drives me insane sometimes;)

    I love your mix very clever and very nice!

    Ariane

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  7. Love that first picture of you peeking out of the door!
    And I love the shimmer on your skirt, too!

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  8. Deeply loving this outfit, one of the best you've ever shown! And you look so glorious in your sequins, which is included my post today! I really do not like most pictures of myself and make my husband keep shooting until I can find the one that is the least objectionable. XO, Jill

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  9. You look so pretty today! I agree with Pseu's comment, the jacket and top are perfect together.

    That's neat you're playing with photoshop, I keep meaning to do the same thing with my own outfit photos. Maybe next time :).

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  10. I love the color/texture mix… and that cute door!

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  11. Such a great post, I enjoyed it so much! Really nice photos!

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  12. You are way ahead of me. I am going to go purchase a tripod tomorrow and hopefully experiment taking pictures and getting them on my blog. I want them to look good and know nothing about Photoshop, Gimp, Piknik, etc. so have a lot to learn. How did you start? Did you take any classes or have a friend teach you?

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  13. Deja Pseu~I like the juxtaposition of the conservative with the funky.
    Serene~Me too--although I should have some more patience..
    Patti~mixing it up is fun! I know you do this too~
    Debbi~Love Stacy and clinton--and those are design principles they employ.
    Judith~Really? Thanks b/c I am critical of my photos..
    Ariane~I remmeber you saying that you may take as many as 50 pics? I have been doing the photoshop tutorials on line--they are a BIG help.
    Vanessa~I like the shiny thing lately.
    Jill~lol--I knnow, I really will neverget used to looking at pics of myself!
    Susan~Aw thanks Susan! I know you have done soe stuff with photoshop--
    Lawyerdoll~It used to be purple--the fornt door.
    Fabrizia~I will check it out--thanks!
    angela~I have a graphic design background, so the editing stuff I am familiar with. I still use the easier editinng programs like picassa because Photoshop is a bitch to learn. There are tutorials onn line that are good. I just took a photography class. any help is a good idea!

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  14. im liking your jacke/blazer very much...today we(me and the husband) went to buy fabric for his blazer(coz he likes to get blazers custom stitched from the tailor)...and i did see this pattern..and i thought it might look gud on him..but he wasnt sure..but ow seeing it on you..im liking it very much..maybe ill get this fabric for myself..if not for him!!!


    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com

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  15. I tried to email you and it came back.
    My email is Tammy-h@comcast.net
    Am I in trouble?
    I actually hate the way we have to communicate!

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  16. *love* that gold skirt! and it's perfectly combined with the blazer! I've only done about 5 OOTD posts, it's hard work! Bravo to those of you who post them daily! xx

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  18. This thread has great information on shopping. A friend of mine told me about this cool app that allows you to get instant feedback from your Facebook friends on whether you should buy something or not (for themselves or as a gift). Here's the link - I think the app is coming out around Black Friday but you can sign up now:

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