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 264 – Tuesday, April 21st
deconstructed black sweater // black tank top // cascading flowers skirt
black scarf // 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.
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.