Evening Glam and Camera Basics

Hello my lovelies!


I hope you’re all doing well, and welcome back to my lair. Today I wanted to post a standard OOTD, but with a little twist. Recently, I have learned about Light, a company working to revolutionize the camera as we know it in all its big, clunky glory. If you’re interested in what this company is doing with their miniature tech, you can check out their camera page for more information!

I want to talk you all through my process when it comes to taking photos, such as what camera I use, what time of the day I prefer, weather, and location, as well as how I edit my photos for each post.


What Camera Do I Use?

I am a loyal Canon customer and have used several models throughout my years of learning photography. I even used a Canon film model for my first photography class freshman year of high school. Currently, I use a Canon EOS Rebel T5, but I might be looking to upgrade in the near future. I find that the Rebel is a fantastic model, no matter what level you’re at when it comes to photography skill.


What Is my Preferred Time of Day?

Ideally, I would be able to capture all of my pictures before noon, as it is easiest to take quality pictures before the sun has reached its highest point. If the morning isn’t going to work out, I love using that small amount of time between sunset and sundown (twilight hours) to capture my photos. Because I am experienced with manual mode on my camera, I am capable of taking pictures any time of the day, however I still have my preferences, especially when I’m in a hurry and simply want to use my automatic settings!


What About the Weather?

My favorite weather to take pictures in is an overcast day. Not the most exciting when you’re out, but for pictures, it’s honestly perfect. Too much sun can really mess up your exposure, and the last thing I need is to be washed out. If I wasn’t such a diva, I would even chance a little rain, as the slightly darker skies allow me to filter in more light manually through my camera as I please, instead of attempting to deal with the sun. Overcast is perfect because it’s not too dark, and not too light, meaning I have the most control over light exposure in my photos.


What is my Ideal Location?

Generally, I try to take pictures based on what I’m doing with my day. If I’m heading downtown to State street, my ideal OOTD  photos will be amongst the crowd or against an interesting but non-distracting wall. Worst case, If I don’t have time to take pictures while I’m out, I love using the greenery in my front yard, which some of you may have seen a lot of.


How Do I Edit my Photos?

If any of you read my little disclaimer at the bottom, you know that I refuse to alter the shape of my body in any of my photos. Not only is it dishonest to you guys, it’s dishonest to myself. Essentially, the only alterations I make are a touch of skin smoothing, and adjusting the concentration of the colors, to make sure they show up as vibrant as they do in real life. The reason for skin smoothing is mostly due to light exposure. You know that saying “the camera will add 10 pounds”? I think that’s silly, but a camera can make your skin appear a little rough, especially if there is higher exposure of light.


Now that we have had an in depth discussion (finally) on how I capture my photos, let’s actually get to the outfit at hand!


The Outfit:






Outfit Details:

Bodysuit – Mossimo (Similar here).

Pants – Madewell (Similar here).

Coat – Who What Wear via Target (Similar here).

Shoes – Nine West (Similar here).



That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have an excellent Wednesday. Remember, you’re that much closer to the weekend!


Stay beautiful!



Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own. THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED.

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