October 7, 2011
For those who are familiar with tumblr, the term GPOY is a tag accompanied by a picture of oneself, or perhaps a photo that represents them or what they do. It can mean “Gratuitous picture of yourself” or “Good picture of yourself” or something like that. Well anyway, here’s a candid shot of myself during the Detroit Fashion Week closing night on Saturday September 24 at the Detroit main public library. Photo Credit: Jason Ramon
I was in the house to take runway photos for my fashion blog, Motown Couture, at the Real Detroit Weekly website. I am using my dinky Olympus E-420 – it’s considered a compact DLSR camera and it does me pretty good. It’s very lightweight and streamlined; the only trade-ins for its convenient size is that it doesn’t have image stabilizer nor video, but it’s all good, I get by. I don’t consider myself a photographer per se, I just take runway photos for my blog – plus, I might be one of the few people in the city that knows proper fashion show photo composition – not to say that I’m an expert or anything. We’ll save that discussion for another time.
I have to admit, I did have trouble with the runway set-up & lighting at the event. If you know me, then you know I despise using flash for the runway, however, I decided to use it after seeing the models blend in too much with the guests in the background, especially at the angle I was in. Since my external flash takes a few seconds to recharge after a shot, I was only able to take one frame of each look at a time, so it was literally a hit or miss. Enough of the boring stuff, be sure to check out the photos & event coverage at Motown Couture.