THE PERFECT SNAP

Wearing a white backpack, gray skirt, and color-shifting slip ons on www.dilekaspires.com

THERE IS SOMETHING INEXPLICABLY exciting about donning on a new role. The concept of new  is always accompanied with a sense of unfamiliarity and the moment of initial discovery makes us excited about the possible outcomes from getting more comfortable with that role. My addiction of experiencing new things and my conviction that you learn till the day you die are probably to blame for this self-induced state of identity crisis where I am unable to give one straight answer when asked about what I do.  {reference my ABOUT section for more info}

That all said, I am not about to become a photographer. When I started blogging and no one around me could even offer photography tips let alone lend photography skills, I was reduced to spending hours and hours reading and watching self-improvement tutorials on photography. I had to learn in order to teach those volunteering to help me with outfit photos.

It was time consuming, but incredibly enlightening. It solidified my view that it’s skills rather than tools that matter in photography, although having good tools does help. Those tools are useless in the inexperienced hands though.

Still, I am against those people who tell you that you should “stick to what you are good at” instead of trying to “make it in other fields”. We all have something we are inherently good at, something we get good at through hard work, and something we can never get the hang of.  

Wearing a white backpack, gray skirt, and color-shifting slip ons on www.dilekaspires.com

We are not a good fit for every role, but the arrival to that conclusion should be preceded by a road paved with a lot of trial and error, and not by unfounded fears and opinions provided by other people.

The most interesting part about blogging is the chance to temporarily try out new roles without any actual commitment.  I call it “pretend play”, and the more professional world calls it “having a concept”. Stefani probably calls it “let the kid play”. Luckily for me, she is a nice and accommodating person who doesn’t scrunch her eyebrows at my often chaotic outpour of ideas and instead calmly processes them.

So here is what I call my “Dilek the explorer” outfit primarily comprised from 1) a helpful backpack that teaches me that no, I still can’t fit half of my apartment in it just because is slightly bigger than my shoulder bags, and 2) a comfortable pair of slip-ons with a color-shifting property that make moving your feet around fun.

So off we go to take that perfect snap!

Wearing a white backpack, gray skirt, and color-shifting slip ons on www.dilekaspires.com
Wearing a white backpack, gray skirt, and color-shifting slip ons on www.dilekaspires.com
Wearing a white backpack, gray skirt, and color-shifting slip ons on www.dilekaspires.com
Wearing a white backpack, gray skirt, and color-shifting slip ons on www.dilekaspires.com
Wearing a white backpack, gray skirt, and color-shifting slip ons on www.dilekaspires.com

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  1. […] leaning on a railing or a wall, working on my phone, preparing to eat, pulling on my bag straps, looking for or at something,  sitting on a chair or similar. The action doesn’t have to be realistic. I mean, you will not […]

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