Week 2 — Chicken Lays An Egg

For my second week, I decided to photograph my favorite local retail boutique, Chicken Lays an Egg. I’ve made it no secret about how much I love this Northside gem, and decided it was only necessary to document its awesome.

Chicken Lays an Egg is quaint, fun, and chock-full of various apparel, accessories, toys, games, and novelties from yesteryear. My favorite purchases from Chicken Lays an Egg include: a white vintage clutch that complements any and all of my get-ups; and three vintage cameras for when I move into my own home and can use them for décor.

Exterior shot of Northside's vintage boutique.
Exterior shot of Northside’s vintage boutique.
Window display, Chicken Lays an Egg
Window display, Chicken Lays an Egg.
Accessory table/display.
Accessory table/display.
Vintage television and novelty item display at Chicken Lays an Egg.
Vintage television and novelty item display at Chicken Lays an Egg.
Fitting room, Chicken Lays an Egg.
Fitting room, Chicken Lays an Egg.

How wonderful is that dress in the last picture?! If you’ve not been to Chicken Lays an Egg, you must. And you can like this boutique on Facebook here.

Specs: In order to effectively implement a shallow depth of field, I decided that, because the lighting was darker in the store and required a slower shutter speed, I would try out a Photoshop technique instead. I am not one for utilizing every post-production edit in the book, but minor revisions and color corrections are wonderful tools to touch up digital photographs. My opinion? Your shooting should do most of the communicating to its viewers; not the corrections that are made in the post-production process. You like making these changes and using Photoshop to modify your images? By all means. But you won’t be seeing that from me. Also: I really need a tripod. That is the next purchase on my list. (This depth of field technique was used specifically in the window display photo and the accessory table/display photo.)

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