Lets stretch her legs (my new Canon 40D)

Last week I finally got something that has been on my wish list for quite some time: a DSLR! It’s an older model, so it was used, but in mint condition. I haven’t had the chance to play with it the past few days, but today my brother and I went to Gazi in Athens and gave my new camera a try. I admit that it takes a lot of practicing to get a decent shot and it really helps having someone to show you the tricks.
I also found a manual of the Canon 40D on youtube, which was really helpful.
If you do buy a DSLR and have no idea how to use it, don’t worry, there is a lot of information online. My advice though, is to set it in Manual mode, because the whole point of getting a DSLR is to learn how to take good quality pictures!
(The photos of me were taken by my brother. the rest of the photos and the editing are by me)

(Vest: Bershka, Top: from random shop, Palazzo pants: ProdigyRed, Shoes: Adidas, Bag: Zara, Sunglasses: Rayban, Bracelts: H&M, DIY chain, DIY charm bracelet, Vintage silver bracelets)

Tomorrow it’s the FNO in Athens. Is anyone going? If yes, leave me a comment or email me and maybe we could meet up. 

I think I’ll wear my new ASOS dress and bag with a pair of nude lace up booties (unless I change my mind at the last minute!). What are you planning on wearing (for my Greek friends) or what did you wear at the FNO (for my international friends)? 

PS: Don’t forget to vote for me in the Bloggers Wardrobe facebook page (links above right)! 

Summer in the city (picture heavy)

I took my vacation back in July so I spent most of August here in Athens. And I can’t say I didn’t like it. The city was almost empty, which meant no traffic jams, better service at the cafes and restaurants and calmer atmosphere! I really don’t appreciate crowded beaches and taverns packed with all kinds of people, and that’s exactly how it is in most greek islands during August. So, even though I didn’t get the chance to go to the beach as much as I wanted, I managed to have a good time here and enjoy what this city has to offer.
And a new passion came into my life: photography! I suddenly felt the need to take my camera and start taking pictures. I guess the scenery inspired me or the fact that I was feeling calm and relaxed. I’m on the hunt for a good DSLR, because my compact is a great disappointment. I’m lucky to have my brother to help me find a camera and teach me a thing or two…
Meanwhile, I started experimenting with my old Canon EOS 3000N Film SLR Camera. It’s so much more difficult to take decent photos with a film camera, because you have no clue what you’ve captured (at least I don’t!) until you have your film developed – and by then it’s too late. You don’t have the chance to see your photo right away and re-shoot if you don’t like it. And there’s also the fact that they have to be scanned. But using a film camera is the perfect way to master the art of photography and I intend to improve my skills (if I have any!).
Anyway, it was fun and the outcome is not as terrible as I thought it would be. What do you think about my first photoshoot?

P.S.1: In the photos with the watermellon and with the bottle you can see a bit blurry the view from my balcony!
P.S.2: This is a stray dog that I saw one day on my way home and I just had to take his picture!