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Holidays, Velvets, and Cats

The holidays are here! O.O
I’m currently working on making holiday photos happen. I found some good shots that could probably work as my official holiday photo, but there is one particular shot that I wanted to share. It’s so cute that I’m thinking of just using this photo for my cards.

It features me, a red velvet coat by me…and my cat!


It actually wasn’t planned. It sort of just happened…as my cat tries to have ALL of my attention whenever he feels like it. He had been watching me take photos for a bit when he had decided that he wanted to sit in on a couple shots. And so he did.

Welcome to my World. <3 <3 <3

– Lee x

My Self-Portraits Aren’t Selfies: Selfie v Self-Portrait

As someone who shoots self-portraits, I’m almost offended when someone calls them ‘selfies.’ They’re not selfies. They’re self-portraits. Two very different types of photos.

So, what’s the difference?

This is a selfie.
I consider selfies to be photos taken with the person actually holding the camera when they’re taking the photo. No special lighting, really. Just what ever available light is around.

This is a self-portrait.

Self-portraits have a little bit more work put into them. For one, they’re not taken with the camera still in hand. Usually, it’s set on a tripod or flat surface and a timer (and sometimes remote) is used. It’s about the lighting, the mood, the styling. It’s a more well-thought out photo than that of a selfie.

So no, seflies are not quite the same as self-portraits.

– Lee x