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keeping up with a self-portrait project, while traveling – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 38

The Self-Made Wardrobe is a project where I only wear garments I’ve made.
It’s a year long experiment in getting dressed without clothing labels –
it’s a year about noticing patterns, trying things, and observing what happens.


Day-260

Day 260 – Friday, April 17th
Archer button up shirt // black tank top // jeans
grey cowl // black heels // bead crochet bracelets //various rings

Day-261

Day 261 – Saturday, April 18th
Archer button up shirt // black tank top // pirate skirt
pocket watch necklace // various rings // brown wedge sandals

Day-262

Day 262 – Sunday, April 19th
Archer button up shirt // black tank top // jeans
black scarf // pocket watch necklace // various rings // brown wedge sandals
Dog! (his name is Frodo – like the hobbit.) 

Day-263

Day 263 – Monday, April 20th
black sweater // black tank top // black maxi skirt
black scarf // bead crochet bracelets // rings // star tights // black flats

Day-264

Day 264 – Tuesday, April 21st
deconstructed black sweater // black tank top // cascading flowers skirt
black scarf // various rings // black flats

Day-265

Day 265 – Wednesday, April 22nd
black sweater // black tank top // jeans
robot necklace // bead crochet bracelets // various rings // black flats

Day-266

Day 266 – Thursday, April 23rd
purple sweater // black tank top // jeans
long necklace // bead crochet bracelets // various rings // black flats

This week involved a quick overnight trip to visit family – hence the furry guest. Of course, with this project, traveling involves bringing along, or creating a new photo set up, which can be a little tricky.

After 266 days of photos, I have my photo set up down, I can set up the tripod, get out the camera, take a bunch of photos, break it all down, and walk out the door in under 5 minutes.

Traveling is a different story – involving a little more forethought, and time.

So.

Keeping up with a daily self-portrait challenge & traveling – 3 things to keep in mind.

Firstly, camera. I travel with my camera & remote (the remote being my phone), but in a pinch a phone & timer would do.

Secondly, to bring the tripod or no? My tripod is light enough that I could travel with it, but it would be kind of annoying. My father has one, so I borrowed his. The backup plan, was to balance my camera on top of a mantel, or a car, or maybe the piano.

Thirdly, allow extra time. Between finding good light, fighting with the tripod, and standing rather than sitting (meaning I needed to figure out what to do with my legs), the whole thing probably took about 20 minutes. Plus the 5 or so minutes the dog cooperated – as opposed to the usual 5 minutes.

I’m pretty glad to be back to my 5 minute set up.

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