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5 Tips for Blogging Photography

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Happy Friday! I feel like this week flew by! It was that or I wasn’t paying attention at all this week! (Haha!) The one thing I’m looking forward to is seeing a bunch of my blogger babes but also nervous because brunch makes me melt. (No seriously.) I’ll of course document all of it for you guys! Today I will be talking about something that we all do for our blogs (at least most people do) and that is take pictures.  I know I can always use tips and I figured I would share with you guys tips that I have for blogger photography.

Now before I begin with my tips I’m going to share something that isn’t a secret about me… I’m not a professional photographer by any means.  The tips I’m sharing are things that I’ve learned since I started taking photos for my blog and such.

Tip #1 Get the right cameraoutfit, spring outfit, spring outfit inspiration, what to wear this spring

This should come as no surprise to you because how can you take good pictures without a good camera?  Exactly! If you can’t afford one or are currently saving to get one or upgrade you current one I totally understand! When I first started blogging I didn’t have my DSLR and I used my iPhone! It’s literally all I had so I had to learn how to make my pictures the best possible! Once you get the camera you are saving for let’s just say GAME CHANGER.   For reference and for all those wondering I have the Canon Rebel T6 with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.  (Linked below).

Tip #2 Research blogger posestie top, tie at bottom of shirt, white jeans, cognac shoes, forever 21, photography tips

Fashion bloggers this one is for you. I’ve been there trust me, where I’m standing in the front of the camera all AWKWARD trying to figure out my life while it’s being captured as a picture.  To avoid all that do some research! It’s okay guys it isn’t copying it’s inspiration.  No matter what the picture looks like you aren’t going to look like it.  Don’t beat yourself up about it your just a different person and you pose is your pose.  Also, if you do your research and you have your significant other, friend, family member taking your pictures then you can show them exactly what you are wanting.  Believe me they will thank you.

Tip #3 Lighting, Lighting, Lighting!henri bendel, blogger style, fashion looks. fashion inspiration, blogger photography

Look here people I’m not going to judge if back when you first started you used regular indoor lighting when the sun was down.  I’m not even going to judge if you are currently doing it.  I’ve been there! I’d come home late from work needing to get pictures for my blog and the sun would be gone.  I mean what’s a girl to do?! But good work is okay but the best work is everything.  That sun will do wonders for your pictures but if you just can’t make it out get a ring light! This won’t make you a professional photographer but your lighting will look better.

Tip #4 Get a great editing program/apphow to wear floral shirts, floral tops inspiration, purple top, white jeans

So you might have great lighting and the perfect camera but it will all go to waste if you don’t have a editing program.  Also when I say editing I’m not talking like major photoshop changes (but if that’s what you do with your photography you do you boo). I’m talking go to, not matter what, won’t let you down.  I’ve used a couple of them but my favorite and most people’s is Lightroom.  It’s just a great app and let’s you change everything but I usually just focus on the exposure but you can do whatever makes your photos what you want.  Also, when I first started (and every now and then) I use Photos (on my laptop and phone) and go into the edit the settings.  This also has the options of changing just the brightness, contrast, exposure, etc. and it’s built into my devices which is why I go back.

Tip #5 Master your camera phone

lace up shoes, white jeans, henri bendel bagAgain, my camera phone was the only camera taking my pictures for my Instagram and blog when I first started so I had to be really good at it.  I still use it because who can take a DSLR to every event or every moment of their waking life… no one! That means taking 50 shots of the same flat lay or getting 40 pictures of one outfit.  It sounds excessive but you will find somewhere between 5-8 that you like that you can use! Play with it and take it from different angles, use the grid view and auto focus by holding down the screen.  These are all for iPhones but if you have a Windows or Android figure out all the nooks and crannies of your camera.

That’s all the tips I have for today! If you have any tips that are really working for you please share them with me in the comments!

Have a great weekend!

XOXO,

 

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50 Comments

  • Reply rainbowflash94yahoocom

    I’ve been working with a photographer for the last year which I really enjoy, but I also still shoot with my own camera sometimes! Having a high quality camera is so important!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    May 19, 2017 at 10:47 am
    • Reply Silvia

      That’s awesome girl!

      May 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply the sofieyah diaries

    Hahahaha, these are all great tips and I agree <3

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    May 19, 2017 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Angela Amores

    These are great tips. Especially to start practicing poses. It definitely speeds up blog photos. Happy Friday!!
    Angela

    May 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Jessica Lam

    This is so helpful Silvia! Learning blogger poses beforehand is actually so helpful during shoots haha.

    May 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I know I do a ton of research!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Sydney Power

    You have awesome tips here!! I know that I must have good lighting, I am a photographer so lighting is everything and looking at the locations and how the light will reflect onto my subject. I also love lightroom!

    May 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes Sydney! Lighting is everything!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply fairyprincessjord

    You know I never look up poses for inspiration but it isn’t a bad idea! I used to do some modeling and I would ALWAYS look at other photos for inspiration but for blogging not so much. Lately I’ve felt super awkward in front of the camera though and I think a little research could definitely help.

    May 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      When I have no idea what I want to do I look up other bloggers poses.

      May 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Rachel R Ritlop

    All great tips Silvia! couldn’t agree more!

    May 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Lauren White

    Love these tips. I have a nice DSLR camera but I think I need to splurge and buy a better lens for it. I struggle with photography at home because the lighting in my house is awful!

    May 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I know the lighting in my house can be so up and down!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply The Ashmores Blog

    Great tips! I agree with them all! I always wonder what other poses to try but then feel all weird haha. Getting the right camera is SO important!

    May 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      The posing is definitely the hardest part!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    Great tips! I love Lightroom, too, and I love my ring light for the winter when the sun goes down so early!

    May 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I know I’m desperate to get one! I need one before this winter!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Gabby

    These were some really great tips!! Lighting can make or break a picture; I’ve gotten some stunning snaps on my iPhone when my lighting has been on point. Also, I feel ya on the posing thing; it’s so easy to get locked up and be super awkward! I’ve started really paying attention to how other bloggers pose and just being super fluid. Great post!
    xo, Gabby
    theswirlblog.com

    May 20, 2017 at 12:34 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Gabby! I’m glad you agree!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply creativewifeandjoyfulworker

    Finding the right camera for the stage that you are in is so important!

    May 20, 2017 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Alix Maza

    I NEED to upgrade my DSLR, but it really is a life saver! Also I took an email course on iPhone-ography and it totally changed my iPhone photo skills haha.

    -Alix

    May 20, 2017 at 11:06 am
    • Reply Silvia

      I know I never realized there was a “way” to take iPhone pictures lol

      May 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Cameron Dufore

    These are great tips! Thankfully I had a nice DSLR before I started blogging, and I love using it for all my blog photos. Using my phone is a whole other story though – it’s a bit older so the picture quality just isn’t there.

    May 20, 2017 at 11:33 am
    • Reply Silvia

      That’s great! I had to buy a DSLR when I started blogging!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply myhumblehive

    Love this post, Sylvia! I need all the photography tips I can get. Your pics always look so good!

    May 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww you are so sweet thank you!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Summer Telban (@SummerTelban)

    I really love your top here, Silvia! So agree with poses – I always do that, but then I end up doing my same old poses haha

    May 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Summer! I also do the same poses because that’s what I feel comfortable with! But I also change it up from time to time.

      May 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply thelittlestfunk

    These are all such great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    May 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Larissa

    These are great tips!

    May 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply sunshineandmunchkins

    I like your last tip about mastering your phone’s camera. Unless I’m specifically wanting to do pictures for my blog, I have my DSLR, but if I’m just out and want to take a pictures, I have my phone.

    May 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes! I think people need to realize it’s just as an important tool!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Anna

    These are all great tips! Lighting is so important!

    May 21, 2017 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply McKenna Bleu

    a good camera makes all the difference!

    May 22, 2017 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Latonya Moore

    Great tips! I have a new phone so I need to take time to figure out the camera.

    May 22, 2017 at 8:29 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Yeah when I upgraded my phone the camera was different so it took a while for me to master it.

      May 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply adriana

    These are great tips! Blog photography really is so important and it definitely does all start with having the right camera for you!

    May 22, 2017 at 8:43 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Adriana I totally agree with you!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Maegan Clark

    Great tips! It’s really important to have a good camera for sure!

    May 22, 2017 at 11:01 am
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    May 23, 2017 at 1:40 pm
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