todays post is something that i haven’t done before. i have no idea if it will be helpfull at all but at least i’m trying. recently, you guys have been really enjoying my photography lately which just makes me so so happy. because you seem to be loving what i’m doing here, i thought i would chat you through my process of doing it. i’m obviously not a professional photographer, i don’t have all the technical skills and don’t know all of the terms but i’m very happy with it and it really is all trial and error and finding your own style. so i hope his is at least a bit helpful.
obviously these days phones are amazing to take pictures with but i just love using a proper dslr camera. i use the canon 70d which is brilliant. its a big and heavy camera but it takes such crips and clear pictures. you can basically do everything with it but its not as pricey as a 5d might be. i’m a canon girl. their cameras are just so good and have always worked like a treat for me. i usually use a pretty average setting without flash. i really want to get more into the technical things about photography but thats a whole new project. for almost all my pictures i use a 50mm 1.4 lens. its probably the one lens i would recommend to everyone. it focuses beautifully on one thing and leaves the background blurry and a creates a really dreamy hue. especially whe you use flowers and lights to decorate which leads me onto the next thing:
i absolutely love styling up a blog photo shoot. i like crips and white surroundings which is great since my whole flat is really white and bright. natural light is the best so make sure your setting gets enough light. to make the best use of my 50mm lens i like creating levels. as much as i love flatlays, the 50mm doesn’t work as well for me with those. i like using trays, trinkets,flowers, blankets and pillow case to create more depth, texture and colour. having things standing up and others laying down creates the perfect level to take pictures with my 50mm lens. i like shooting from above to get a blurry texture into the photo. also, i love styling up my pictures for every season with seasonal goods, flowers and greenery. clutter is what works for me. if you want cute little things to put into photos, tiger is great. picking things thats simly please the eye are what i love.
not only are phones great, you can also find amazing editing softwares for your phone. i personally use the adobe creative suite and i love it. as a student you can basically use all creative adobe programms like photoshop and premiere pro for 19,99€ per month. i use lightroom for most of my pictures and its unreal. i love the way my pictures turn out with it.i like having bright and colourful pictures that won’t look too yellow or too warm but also not too cold and lightroom is just perfect for my needs. lightroom, photoshop and premiere pro are all huge softwares and you can probably do all the crazy things with it and i know i’m only touching the surface with my work but i love it. it is a bit tough to get into but i just practiced and in fact i started trying photoshop when i was around 10.
be your own
over the past years the blogging world exploded and its huge and daunting. so many big bloggers, so many styles of photography but most big bloggers i adore and look up to have created their own style which makes them unique and you can tell that its thei image. don’t just copy, create yourself and be your own. you will always know which photo was created by kate la vie or which flatlay sophies makeup did and thats what makes them special. it actually took me years to figure my style out and it turns out i’m not the best at a classic flatlay. i can do levels and i love it.
i really hope this post made any sense to you and i hope you got anything from this post. if theres anything you want to know that i haven’t covered, please ask me down below. also, i would love to know more about your photography journey.
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