Beside my love for blue colour, I do have an obsession with the Pantone palette colours. I absolutely love how soft, airy and delicate they are. They bring so much brightness to my outfits hence the reason why I love incorporating them into my spring and summer looks. On this day, I kept it super cool by wearing a full blush outfit. The dreamy and charming details of this dress makes it perfect for the summer season.

If you  been following me religiously on my blog, you may know that I do shoot some of my blog pictures myself. A few months ago, I registered for an online photography course at Creative Live, and whenever I learn something new, I do like to go out and give it a try. Many professional photographers would advise you, to stay away from taking pictures on an extremely sunny day. After several attempts, I came to realize that, you may or may not have a hate/love relationship with the sun. In some cases, the pictures might turn out really dark or not so smooth from the bright light.

So on this day, I learned  how to play around with the shutter speed. It is on of the most important elements besides the Aperture and ISO when learning the camera settings. I am not an expert when it comes to photography, but I did learn a few things which I am going to share with you.

  • shutter speed is like a split of a second
  • Using a faster shutter speed freezes the movement of your object
  • You can create blur motion with a lower shutter speed and lastly,
  • You can regulate the amount of light you let in the camera by using both the fast and slow shutter speed as I did with the pictures below.

I used a very fast shutter speed 1/6000  to let in less light due to the fact that  I was shooting on a very bright sunny day. I hope you like this post and in case you have a new DSLR camera and feel stuck with the settings, I highly recommend you check the amazing tutorials at Creative Live which are worth every penny.

Thank you for reading!! Have a super lovely week ahead.


Photography by me, Michelle


Dress: SheIn

Shoes: Very Old from H&M ( similar here Zara )

Clutch: Ginatricot

Sunglasses: Similar here 

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  1. September 2, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I miss you already!!! I still cannot believe you shoot your own photos…I’ve always wanted to do a look in the sun, I love the advice on the shutter speed…I’ll test it out tomorrow hoping the sun will show up in Nairobi.x

    • September 5, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      I miss you too,Nancie: I’m kind of sad that I got so sick and never had the time to see you before I flew back. Hopefully, we will keep in touch. Did you take some pictures? Please kindly share. Can’t wait to see them. love <3

    • September 5, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      It might take time but you will eventually get used to having more control of the settings on your camera. Thank you Kerrie!!

  2. September 5, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Kindly post that dress over here. Wow I am impressed you teaching your self how to use your camera. I tried but I think once I got boo to my pics I relaxed sadly. We normally take our pics early in the morning and it seems to work for us because the lighting is perfect – when its not raining and gloomy. This dress though!!!! I want it.x

    • September 5, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Yes, I started learning photography since last year. I’ve made such a tremendous progress during the past year, and I am learning each and every day I am out there shooting pictures. I noticed that the light in your photos is not bad. I should try to take some pictures early in the morning when it’s not raining, of course.

  3. September 5, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Such a pretty dress! You look beautiful

    • September 5, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      I can’t agree more. It’s really a pretty dress and I am so in love with its details. Thank youu!!

  4. September 5, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    LOVE the dress!!

    • September 6, 2016 / 9:11 am

      I love it too. It’s such a cute dress. Thank you!!

  5. September 6, 2016 / 12:36 am

    That color looks just wonderful on you. It is a simple dress, one that I would wear also.

    • September 6, 2016 / 9:11 am

      It is and i can also wear it over jeans. Thank you so much for visiting me.

  6. September 6, 2016 / 12:44 am

    Great tips and kuddos for taking your own photos. That dress is a great color, I haven’t purchased anything from SheIn yet, but will have to give it a go.

    • September 6, 2016 / 9:15 am

      I do once in a while shop from SheIn. They have reasonable price and I personally think that some of their clothes do last long. Taking my own blog pictures has really been fun. Thanks for visit 🙂

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