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For those of you who remember that random style post I wrote in May, we’re back with another installment! Ethan’s been experimenting with men’s fashion blogging this month and gave himself a project: No Blue December. His favorite color is blue and he wears it all the time, so to challenge himself to get creative, he’s going the entire  month of December without wearing blue. He decided professional photographs might work more in his favor than grainy cell phone photos, so we got together last weekend and documented the first 15 of his outfits. My scatterbrained self was running late (big shock, right?) and as such, we were left with 25 minutes of daylight when I arrived. FAIL. But since attending J&M Walk Through A Wedding in June (finally blogging that tomorrow!), I now feel pretty comfortable with a simple one-light set-up, so I decided we’d give it a go anyways. I’m a natural light photographer through and through, but learning to use off-camera flash for portraits after dark was SUCH a good exercise for me. Now I know that if I HAD to do it again, I could!

Enjoy a smattering of photos from last weekend’s style adventures!

Dapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace PhotographyDapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace Photography

After 2-3 outfits, we broke out the flash set-up.

Dapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace Photography

And then my not-so-little brother Seth arrived and wanted to know why we didn’t let him know we were shooting. So he ran back to the house, threw something together, and came back out to have his photo taken, too.

Dapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace Photography

LOVE that one on the left.

Dapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace PhotographyDapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace PhotographyDapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace Photography

Ethan, please go model for JCrew.

Dapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace PhotographyWhile Ethan was inside, my dad lent me his profile for one of my favorite non-traditional shots I’ve ever done. It’s elementary, my dear Watson.
Dapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace PhotographyDapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace Photography

Bond.

Dapper On A Dime: men's fashion blogging. Photo by Abby Grace Photography

For details on the various pieces from each outfit, check out Ethan’s blog. Happy Thursday!

A different kind of style post

December 6, 2012

  1. Wendy {Weswen Design}

    December 6th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I adore that picture of your dad. WOWZA it’s awesome!

  2. Erica

    December 6th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Love the night shots with that one flash set up! They are great, especially those silhouettes!

  3. Yuri

    December 6th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    nice work, Abby! i especially love your use of the streetlight as a rim light on the last few, including the silhouettes. great use of the mixed lighting to get natual skin tones and that golden halo 🙂

  4. Jean

    December 6th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Aren’t you lucky to have two brothers who are not camera shy! Great photos, Abby!

  5. Colette

    December 6th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Every man wants a James Bond photo 🙂 Speaking of which, he would probably love Daniel Craig’s navy blue tux in Skyfall!

  6. molly

    December 9th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    yessss!! this is totally my kind of post! i love that your brother is doing man fashion blogging!!!

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