Happy hump day babes!! I get a lot of questions from you all about who takes all of my pictures and what kind of camera I use, etc… So I figured I would write a blog post for you all. Before I get into all the details of my photos I just have to share with you all how obsessed I am with this outfit from Shop Red Dress Boutique! This earth red sweater keeps you oh so warm and cozy and these distressed skinny jeans are my favorite pair of denim in my closet right now. I paired this outfit with a clutch I purchased off of Poshmark last year but I have linked a similar one from Red Dress Boutique here! I am also wearing my favorite dark brown Guess Nicolo bootie.
Okay now on to the good stuff!
1.Who takes all of your pictures? – MY MOM!! That’s right! No, she is not a professional photographer by any means. Yes, she has been snapping pictures of me since I was born so it is nothing new for her. HA. A lot of full time bloggers pay a professional photographer which is awesome but why not save money and enjoy a mom/daughter day date every once in awhile, am I right!?
2. What kind of camera do you use? – I use the White Canon Eos Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with a Canon EF 50 mm portrait lens. The portrait lens is what most bloggers or blogger photographers use so that the background of their photos are blurred out. You can see this in the pictures posted above.
3. How do you edit your photos? – So just like my mom is no professional photographer, I am no professional editor. I have tried photoshop and lightroom and it is all just too much work and confusing for me. So, I decided to stick to simple editing apps on my phone, the main one I use is called VSCO. This app has multiple FREE presets as well as other presets you can purchase, as well as a large variety of editing tools. I haven’t bought many presets and the main 3 ones I use are free (A4, A5, & A6). After picking a color preset I like based on the photo I am editing I will then use the editing tools. I usually use multiple editing tools depending on the photo whether it needs to be lightened or darkened but one of the main editing tools I always use is sharpen because I like my photos to look sharp and crisp.
I placed two before & after photos side by side at the end of the picture list in this blog post so that you can see the difference. Both photos on the left are raw straight from the camera photos and then the pictures on the right are how I edited them. I hope this short blog posts was informative and helped answer some of you alls questions! Like I said I am no professional photographer or photo editor but this is the basic way I shoot and edit all of my photos. If you all are looking for some professional photographers in the Carolina’s I’ll list a few of my favorites that I have worked with personally here!
Jasmin Elaine Photography – Greenville (Travels all over!) // Julia Fay Photography – Charlotte // Deeana Kourtney Photography – Charlotte // Jessica Roberts Photography – Columbia // Kailee DiMeglio Photography – Charleston