Saturday, 6 April 2013

Photography tips by Filipa



As fashion bloggers we all get in touch with photography by taking pictures for our outfit posts.

Since I always loved photography, I decided to go a little bit further and photograph everything that catches my eye and share it one the blog. I love taking photos of the nature because the nature is perfect in every way. Also, abandoned houses, rings, sneakers and tables. Something you can find on my blog quite often.



Although I’m just an amateur and  use a simple digicam (precisely a Canon Powershot A810), I thought I could give you some tips.

First, if you aren’t using Photoshop, here are some quite good online sites for photo editing like Pixlr and Picmonkey, or if you’re more into Polaroids you can download a free application.



Second, try not to use way too many effects. Sometimes it’s just enough to increase the contrast. I, for example, increase the contrast when I’m editing the photos of the nature. But when I’m editing other posts I tend to use the black and white effect because it gives the photos a special touch and makes them more mysterious.

Also, I don’t usually work with Photoshop because I’m really bad at it and don’t understand it very much, but you can get great pictures by using the Julia Trotti’s curves. Using the curves is quite easy so it doesn’t matter if you’re not good with Photoshop. You can download Julia Trotti’s curves from the free curve Friday on her blog.



Like I said, I’m no professional but I hope I helped some of you. And if you want to know more about blog photography, what camera you should buy etc., I recommend you to read this post written by Madeline about 7 basics of blog photography.

xx

6 comments:

  1. great post and some really useful tips, also love these photographs. picmonkey is my go to editor!
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