CONFESSIONS OF A BLOGGER: MY PHOTOGRAPHY
Hey guys, how are you doing?
So for those of you who don't know, I take my own blog pictures most times. When I started blogging my friends were my photographers but after graduating, my elder brother became my sole photographer. Now before my move from Thailand I made sure to invest in a Tripod and that was probably the wisest decision I've made.
Truth is I do miss having a photographer as this saves time and there are certain limitations that come with self photography but a bloggers got to do what a bloggers got to do. At the end of the day I know what I want and there is an independence that comes with taking my own pictures. So my number one advice to any newbie blogger is to invest in a Tripod stand.
In this post I will be addressing frequently asked questions in relation to my blog photography.
1. What camera do you use?
Well I use a Canon Powershot Sx 510 HS. I purchased it for about $300 in 2014. It's an SLR camera and I either use Live mode or Auto.
2. What Tripod Model do you use?
I use a tripod from Deawa which I got for about $30 right before leaving Thailand. The quality is quite average as I went for the most budget friendly one for my very rich pocket then.
3. What are the necessary essentials needed?
You would need a camera (of course), tripod, battery, SD card and the cloth for cleaning the lense ( don't know what it's called)
4. How do you take your own pictures?
I use the self timer mode on my tripod then set it to take three shots after ten seconds. Of course you can imagine that I shuffle back and forth while doing this.
5. What application do you use to edit your pictures?
I'm not one to overly edit my pictures but on a computer I used adobe Photoshop. I learnt the basics via Youtube tutorial videos. Now on my phone I use PicsArt which has some pretty cool filters that I recently discovered.
6. How long does it take you?
I take about 3-4 outfit posts in one day, so this takes me about 2-3 hours depending on the lighting, location and my overall mood. The picture down below is how I gear up when going for my blog photography. A bag with my blog outfits and my tripod stand of course.
7. What photography tips would you give to a newbie?
I'm obviously still learning but I've come a long way from my first pictures (here) to my most recent pictures (here) but I'd say patience is key. Walls are your best friend too, they simplify the whole struggle with getting the right angles, see (here) and (here). Also a good filter can do wonders for a photo.
If you have any more questions regarding my photography or blogging in general then leave a comment down below. Let's make this a new segment on the blog shall we?
Till next time!