It’s June, it’s almost summer and I’ve got my fashion wishlist summer edition ready.
Barcelona wanted to continue with its usual bipolar weather so I find myself with a turtleneck one day and with a t-shirt the next one. So because I’ve been fantasizing about warmer days, I’ve made a list of things that I want to get for summer.
My personal style would be minimal. I love wearing neutral colors, and black most of all. If I’m feeling a little extravagant my print of choice are stripes. I like clean lines and cuts and I don’t like embellishments at all. Would pretty much sum it up as minimal, monochromatic and masculine. I love giving a masculine twist to everything I wear.
If I had to pick two essential pieces of my wardrobe that would have to be a pair of jeans and a blazer. I love a good tailoring.
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS SERIES: THE GEAR
I am going to start this Photography Tips Series: The Gear by answering (or not) the most common question “what gear should I buy?“.
Being hundreds of models out there I understand that it can be really overwhelming to make a decision.
But I think the most important question is “what kind of photography do you want to make?”.
There are a lot of technical aspects of a camera, and photography in general and I am not going to get extremely into these because it can be a pain in the butt. But I will get into it far enough for you to be able to decide which camera and lenses fill your needs.
If you are a beginner the most important thing is to go out there and practice. Your photography will improve with that. The gear is not taking the picture, you are. So having a better equipment doesn’t mean you’ll take better photos. So keep that in mind. Practice is key. So the first investment doesn’t have to be huge.
I’m going to talk about my photography gear and evolution of it. As well as my wishlist for the future. But more importantly, I wanted to introduce a kind of -photography series- with future blog posts.
Nowadays with the advances in technology, we can get hold of a relatively good camera by just buying a smartphone. So everyone now can take quality images and believe they are a photographer.
I think photography goes much deeper than just holding a camera, pointing and shooting.
So in this new series called Photography Tips Series, my intention is to teach you the basics regarding photography so that you realize that just the basics are much complicated than to point and shoot. And hopefully, teach you and encourage you to make better photos.
And to respect the work of other photographers now knowing the skills, time and effort needed to achieve good photos.
There are a lot of things to consider before pursuing a degree in fashion. People often think that studying fashion will only teach you how to dress better and look amazing. Or that you will only make dresses for events and all things glamorous.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
A Degree in Fashion is everything but simple. You have to put in a lot of work, a lot of time, little sleep, and a whole lot of creativity. Because you are going to be making clothes, yes, but as an art expression. You have to deliver a message, you have to tell a story. You may have to cover some functional necessities. And most of all you have to keep in mind that you will be working with the human body as the main tool. And all of these things tend to be rawer and makes you connect in a whole different and deeper level than just plain luxury.
Also, remember that fashion as we know it has not always been like that. In the beginning, clothes had functional needs to cover. For example; the weather. People were cold so they needed something to cover themselves up with so they weren’t cold anymore. So it wasn’t always a superficial thing like we now tend to see it.
Fashion has a very important roll in our social lives, deeper than most of us realize. But you will learn this better when you study art history and the real social history behind fashion.
Oh yes girl, you read that right. You are going to have to study history. There are even maths in fashion. So no, it’s not all fun and games like people often believe.
So I’m going to give you 4 things to consider before pursuing a degree in fashion, so you know what to expect.