Behind The Blog: Photography

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Behind The Blog: Photography

Hello people of the internet! Long time no speak! How have you been? Personally, I've been so busy. Today, I want to start a new series on here. It's going to be called Behind The Blog. Basically, it's going to be a series about how I run my blog. Everything from photography to social media, to coming up with post ideas! As you can probably tell this particular installment is my favorite subject; photography! 

I am by no means a professional photographer. That being said, taking my blog and Instagram photos is my favorite part of being a blogger. It's even one of my main motivations behind starting a blog in the first place. Below you will see the three main things I use for my photos. Photoshop CC, a Nikon Coolpix L820, and a 32GB SD card. 

My blog photography

Photoshop CC: I've been using some sort of Photoshop since I was 12. I have some pretty embarrassing pictures I did for myspace back in the day. The best advice  I could give anyone just starting out with photoshop is: play around! Go through and try out everything there is. Look up tutorials and just have fun! That being said, I will be doing another installment of Behind The Blog about how I edit my photos!

Nikon Coolpix L820: Now, I know most blogger's use DSLRs and I did when I first started my blog too. But, I was given this camera for Christmas in 2014. It's absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes to take AMAZING pictures but also has a budget. It's a bridge camera. Which means it's kind of a combination of an SLR and a DSLR. AKA, bridging the gap between the two. 

32 BG SD Card: This allows me to be able to shoot in the highest quality possible without running out of space.


Other tips: I also like to use white card stock for my flat lays. I place them on my window sill. It gives my pictures a consistent, clean look. I never use lights either. That's mainly because I'm lucky enough to have a huge window. It gives me all the natural light I need.

Let me know if you find these kind of posts helpful. I really want to do more of them!

What kind of camera do you use?
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