Black and Nude in the Spring

Dear Dotty,

If only there wasn’t a paved road back there… then I could pretend that this was an actual forest. These are the first outfit photos I took with the Sony Alpha Nex-5N. Sometimes it doesn’t like focusing directly on me, but I’m determined to get bokeh out of the lens. I know it can be done, even if it’s not as nice as the stuff my Canon can produce.

Pretty decent, right?


Target dress | Forever 21 belt | Nine West shoes


  1. says

    Your approximation-forest is quite pretty! I should get back to the park one of these days instead of just going behind the house every time…

  2. says

    I WANT a camera that can do bokehs like that! SERIOUSLY. Then I realize that I can’t actually take photos, so I talk myself out of it every single time. Alex, you are gorgeous in this look! Your legs are soooooo long with those nude heels!

    • says

      If you do get one, I’d advise an SLR over the mirrorless– SLR photos are still better. And you can learn to take photos! There’s a bit of a learning curve, but I did it . 

      My legs are only so long because these were taken with the 16mm wide angle lens, so I’m a little distorted– it’s all smoke and mirrors here, haha. 

  3. says

    No not bad at all! I guess you will just need to be really close to the camera and the background will need to be really far away.
    Love the knotty ring, so pretty.

  4. says

    Gotta love a simple black dress!!  That camera intrigues me…let me know how you like it later..I’m debating whether to upgrade on my DSLR or get a different camera that’s compact but has SLR features..I like the pictures that you’ve taken so far!

    • says

      I am reserving a full review for after I have photographed Nnenna with the kit lens. I want to see what I can get out of it while I’m behind the lens as well as in front of it. But I will definitely let you know what I think… maybe I’ll even post a review to the blog!