The August event was particularly educational and informative. It was a photography workshop, with lessons/tips/practice sessions led by two local photographers--but of course, as always, there were plenty of cute treats and extras put together by the talented Jenni of A Well-Crafted Party.
How about these little notebooks Jenni made...
And, no Portland Bloggers event is complete without prizes!! These beautiful jewelry pieces were provided by Dijana's Designs, a Portland-based Etsy shop of jewelry and pretties... talk about good photography--very pretty lookbooks and such shown on Dijana's Facebook page!
Our next speaker was Macey of Motormouth Studios--Macey is a portrait photographer who also does a lot of iPhone photography and Instagram-ing, and actually sells her Instagrams on Etsy. Macey talked about how to get the best photos out of your smart phone, and about good apps available for editing etc.
Then we went outside to practice! We each had a partner and practiced the tips we'd learned. I love my 50mm lens that lets me get a great blurry background portrait look, and Megan of The Boho Mama and I played around with outfit photos! Here she is...
Oh, and How to Wear DIY--of course! I wore the Kate Spade-inspired navy twill dress I made not long ago, dressed down a little with my fave denim jacket and a bright necklace. Megan took these photos of me following Becky's lessons!
We played around with different settings... like white balance!
Jean jacket: Nordstrom Rack (similar). Necklace: Forever 21. Belt: Charlotte Russe.
Watch: American Eagle. Shoes: Me Too, Marshall's. Dress: DIY, posted here!
I love meeting other local bloggers, and of course I have to show off what I do on my blog--hence the DIY outfit! =) Thanks to Megan for the photos, and thanks to all the Portland bloggers who showed up and helped out! If you're local, hope to see you next time!