Whilst at New York Fashion Week, the editors of All Things Fashion DC asked me if I would kindly take photos to accompany my reviews of the shows. This seemed a simple enough request, however I was immediately nervous at the thought of attempting to take clean, crisp shots of models as they strode down the runway surrounded by professional photographers. As the lights went down at my first show, I fumbled with my sad, old iPhone3S to take proper photos and failed miserably with shot after shot. The runway was bright white and with the rest of the room being so dark the models ended up looking like blurred, bright angels. This was a lovely sentiment, but entirely useless to both myself and the editors of ATFDC as we attempted to publish articles that would highlight the best parts of the shows for Fashiontonians.
Finally, at the last show I attended, I sat next to a very sassy photographer who smiled that ‘Oh, you’re so pathetic’ smile and half inquired/half snorted, “Sweetheart, what on earth are you doing with that thing?” As I explained my financial dilemma in purchasing a real camera, he just raised his perfectly groomed eyebrows and asked, “Why don’t you just upgrade your iPhone and then spend the $50 on a nice lens that attaches to it?” Uhhhhh….
So dear readers, for your benefit I have decided to take the advice of a perfect stranger and do just that. Despite my over-excitement at the recent release of the very slick iPhone5, I refuse to spend the outrageous amount of funds demanded by AT&T to purchase it and have instead upgraded to the perfectly lovely iPhone4S. To my surprise, amazing attachable lenses are sold for the iPhone for almost the exact price quoted by my new photographer friend. With my bank account intact, my purchases are now in loving care of U.S. Postal Service which will, fingers crossed, not go completely bankrupt before the items arrive at my doorstep this evening. I have always dreamed of being able to take gorgeous photos similar to those of Ms. Jamie Beck, photographer for the blog From Me To You and source of endless fashion/life inspiration. I hope to soon be posting lovely images that look like this:
Instead of this:
Wish me luck, and if you have any tips or advice please feel free to send them my way!