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Feb.18th was my last post?! I’M SO SORRY! That’s terrible of me!

However, schools out and I am BACK! A lot’s been happening! I’ve really been getting into my photography and trying to step up my game!

If you wanna see what my works looking like now, here’s a link!

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BrittanyArjunePhotography

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brittanyarjune/

I have a lot of goals for this summer and I plan on executing them!

I promise I’ll be posting a lot more outfits too because guess who’s obsessed with maxi skirts and dresses!?

xoxo Dana

  • Shirt- From my mothers closet
  • Cardigan- Club Monaco ($15)
  • Pants- Old Navy ($12 online)
  • Belt- Le Chateau ($8)
  • Bracelets- Forever 21 ($5)

I made a facebook photography page! Maybe anyone wants to check it out? http://www.facebook.com/BrittanyArjunePhotography IMG_2756

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xoxo Dana

If your eyes are a camera, then you can truly find beauty in ANYTHING that you do … including CLEANING.

I was cleaning the glasses for the holidays and of course I got sidetracked by how pretty they were.
Before I knew it, I was grabbing my camera and taking pictures of the glasses instead!
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Copyrights to Brittany Arjune Photography.

xoxo Dana

Be prepared: this is a bit of a photo rant!

Something that I found was really amazing was when I was at my MYT 5 year anniversary. I felt like I learned a couple things about my camera, myself, and photographers. Of course, I could be wrong because I can only go off on what I saw from my point of view from the professional photographers that were hired for the event.

Before the event had started, I’m an early bird kind of person. I like arriving to hang out with my volunteer family, and they all know that I love to take photos. So, I had some of the guys stolen by yours truly because I don’t always photograph guys and it was just TOO GOOD of an opportunity to pass up.

I definitely had to use my communication skills to get what I wanted, and anyone who knows me knows I’m not crazy about telling people how to pose. This was a step up for me. Some of the guys didn’t know me too well because they had just met me quite recently and some of them are more relaxed in front of my camera then others. This was definitely a great experience for me.

I unconsciously used techniques and tips that I had picked up from watching the YouTube channel The FramedShow. Things like visually showing my models what I was looking for, constantly talking to them to make them feel more comfortable, and levelling with them. I found this worked extremely well.After a few attempts, I had some interesting shots.

Later on, one of the guys, who was one of my models and also didn’t know me very well, said something surprising to me after the professional photographer took his tables group photo. It was basically along the lines that he felt like I was a more real photographer and I was more passionate because I actually talked to everyone to tell them how to pose and allowed them to really make the picture happen. I was actually quite shocked hearing that, and at the same time I felt blessed.

Ps. I’m not trying to boost my ego or anything because I KNOW I could have taken better photos and that I’m still in a learning process. I just wanted to share this experience.

xoxo Dana

Copyrights to Wendy N. @WendysLookBook.com

http://www.wendyslookbook.com/2012/08/black-swan-caviar-beads-delicate-skirt/

This post by Wendy from WendysLookbook is not only beautiful, but also inspiring, just as every one of her blog posts are! The reason that this one particularly stood out to me was because of why the location of these photos were taken at, and how they were taken.

Last night, Mystery Man and I went on a date and spotted a fountain on our way home.  With pure excitement, we parked the car and rushed towards the fountain.  MM with his quick hands managed to snap a few pictures while skirting by the water with me.  We felt like little kids enjoying a carefree moment!

After reading this, it made me stop and think.

THIS is why I take photos.

THIS is how I act.

THIS is something that I feel I can heavily relate to.

A while back, I had attended my volunteer teams 5 year anniversary, and whenever I saw someone and the perfect background or saw a moment, I literally either rushed to the scene to capture it or I was squealing and dragging the person to make that photo happen. I have to say, I was EXREMELY happy with myself that night. It also happens to me on a daily basis when shooting, at any day or time, and the feeling of seeing that single photograph come together just makes me speechless everytime. Here’s some of those photo’s that describes what I just wrote about:

One of my favourite photo’s taken that night! The colours were just so perfect, I couldn’t help but squeal after taking this shot.

My team is too comfortable in front of my camera and I abused that to no end that night.

What’s an anniversary without those super tight killer hugs and the screaming of “OMG I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU IN FOREVER!

 

Captured moments that others won’t notice until they see the pictures later on. Those are the ones you’ll look back on and always smile at.

xoxo Dana

All photos are taken by me. Copyrights. Bri.Photography.

To the photobugs and everyone who owns a camera and/or loves to take/look at photos!

Have you ever found that one spot, that perfect place that you KNOW would be a place for a FANTASTIC shoot? You are visualizing the shots, the placements, the lighting, the models and EVERYTHING. But then, you either have to leave because you’re at a family outing or to come back is out of your reach distance-wise …

Don’t you think this is such a perfect, romantic spot for a couple shoot?

Oh, the gears in my brains cranked into overtime when I saw this~

I was SO happy taking this shot! Has a bit of a Disney feel to it. I’m no crazy love-struck girl, but this made me fall in love all over again~

I love gardens, they are just the epitome of beauty!

xoxo Dana

Vietnam truly is beautiful. I envy how stunning the women look! When I was at Carabram at the Vietnam pavilion, they gave us each a copy of their magazine, The Viet Sun (Volume VI- July 2012). I fell in love with their beauty, style, fashion & lifestyle~

xoxo Dana

If there’s one thing about me, it’s that when I pick up an interest, I tend to fully indulge in it!

As you can tell, that would currently be fashion~

I just picked up these books from Chapters, and I am EXCITED!

  • What I Wore” by Jessica Quirk (CAN $20.00)
  • Style Yourself” Foreword by Jane Aldridge (CAN $26.95)
  • Peach-Gold ring- Forever21 ($4.80)
  • Black-gold earrings- Forever 21 ($5.80)

Another reason why I bought these hefty books is because I had been feeling a bit disconnected with reading lately. I have a lot of books that I’ve been telling myself I need to get on reading, but I never seem to do it, which  is sad because I’m quite the bookworm at heart!

Picking up these books, being in the bookstore getting lost amongst on purpose, really reignited that spark I had been looking for!

These books are simply BEAUTIFUL inside, which I saw as a plus because I was instantly inspired by a ton of the photographs! I figured I could pick up some self-teaching fashion studying while also have a book full of photography inspiration right at my hands!

Never be afraid to take up an interest, simply to learn a bit about it for the heck of it! There’s nothing wrong with gaining a bit of fun knowledge!

What’s your current interest?

xoxo Dana

When I do a shoot, it’s like I’m shooting in a machine gun mode! The rapid fire of a machine gun is what you would hear when I’m doing a shoot! It’s such a bad habit I have!

Why? Because I end up with like 400+ photos from one session, where half of them are very similar, or its’ slight changes like the focal point, the focus or even the expression.

My biggest fear is not capturing THAT moment; the one photo where it makes me smile in content and think “Yup. This is it. This is WHY I’m at this shoot today.”

I’m always worried I’ll end up undershooting rather than overshooting. To me, overshooting is the reassurance that I know I’ll have more than enough photos. However, at the same time it will also take up all the space on my camera and at any given moment (because I shoot RAW all the time now), I’ve had moments where I stared at my camera screen in utter horror, reading “Memory Card Full” at the most CRUCIAL moment when I need that valued space and I recklessly will delete photos’, thinking I’ll be fine, when I don’t know if that’ll be the case.

After seeing a framedshow episode of Tanja, Ryan and Tia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ibrNSt2R2c&feature=g-user-u), as well as some post-processing after shoots with some of my models (DJ and Bremely), they taught me a lot.

I’ve always wondered, or wish I could see ALL the photos from some of my favourite photographer’s sessions, to get an idea of how many photos they take, what they keep and how they choose.

It’s a very difficult process as well as a great lesson.

By taking the chance, you are making yourself choose what you truly want in your photos, you want variety in your shots where every shot is truly its own. This is really taking your photos and making them each individual, different and unique.

At the end of the day, even if I just have that ONE amazing photo, or if I’m lucky a small handful, I’m thrilled! I do worry about what others think, from how many photo’s are they hoping to have to thinking “is this a waste of my time for only a few shots?”

How do you deal with it?~

xoxo Dana

Now, I wrote out a post called “Risk It” and this post is a basic result of the aftermath. I made a lot of mistakes, a lot of bad photos, but I learned a lot .. and what NOT to do ..

DO NOT GO INTO THE RAIN WITHOUT HAVING AN IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF SHOTS YOU WANT !

For some reason, the next two photo’s are turned sideways and I can’t get it to change …

See … that cardigan I’m holding is what I covered my camera with as it’s “waterproof case” .. that wasn’t my best idea … and it was windy .. VERY windy …

Thanks to this umbrella, this was even possible! clutching it for dear life to shelter my poor Nikon! I believe it broke afterwards … RIP.

xoxo Dana

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