Hello my lovelys! Hope you are all well, who's looking forward to the spring time? I can't wait to finally be able to wear dresses without being freezing, and maybe leaving the house without a coat!
I was recently thinking about things I really enjoy and made me smile, one of the main ones being photography! I'm sure for pretty much all bloggers and content creators, taking photos is one of those fun times when you can get really creative and bring your ideas to life! In today's post I will be talking abit about how I like to take my photos and a few tips and tricks.
I take alot of my photos using my canon 5d mark II, but has this is a heavy chunky camera with a number of lenses (I originally got this camera when I used to do a lot of photography for other people and weddings), so i've also been interested in the Panasonic professional mirrorless cameras. as I think a slightly smaller camera like this would be a perfect alternative to use for lifestyle shots and events! Smaller more compact but still amazing quality photos! What's your favourite camera?
Creating content around your busy life
Ok so let's start with finding the time to create content... I personally like to have dedicated photoshoot days each month where I get loads of content to last me over the next few weeks. I normally don't have a lot of time to set up and take photos on a day to day basis with my cheeky little toddler on the loose! I would definitely recommend doing photos this way if you are trying to combine blogging with other work. Of course there will always be photos/collabs you may need to shoot in-between. But this is a really nice way of having a base of content ready and waiting to go!
The other common issue seems to be not having someone to take your photos when you need them, if that's the case then i'd highly recommend buying a tripod and remote control for your camera. It comes in so handy! Alot of the photos on my blog/instagram have actually been taken by myself...notice how one of my hands is hidden because it's holding the remote control haha!
Next, onto the editing!
I used to spend hours upon hours editing on photoshop, but over the last year I have transferred over to lightroom where I edit the majority of my photos. It's sooooo much quicker! I also love I can use lightroom on my phone to edit, which again saves so much time. I've also created a preset which I use on all my photos, each one usually needs little tweek to the edit to make it over but overall it saves a lot of time. Using a preset is also a really good way to keep consistency on your feed! If you are not too sure how to create a preset you can just around with settings on lightroom until you reach your desired outcome, another option is to browse somewhere like etsy for presets other people have made. There are lots of lovely ones for affordable prices on etsy! Below you can see an example of my photo with no editing on the left, and with my preset applied on the right.
I feel like photography is something so many of us in the industry have a great interest in and it's always lovely to share tips and tricks! Isn't it an amazing feeling that we can create beautiful photos that tell stories and share them with thousands of people across the world via social media. A photograph can say a thousands words after all!
I really hope you enjoyed reading a couple of my quick tips for creating content. I'd love to hear about your photography tips and favourite camera!
** This is a paid collaboration with Panasonic - all opinions are my own **
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