Hey girl! Do you love photography and takings pictures? I loooove photography, and I have learned so much about photography over the years from taking blog photos and having photo shoots with my friends! I can’t wait to answer all of your questions and give you my best photography advice and tips!I asked you guys if you had any photography related questions and this is what you guys said! If you have more questions I didn’t answer, comment them below and I will answer them in another blog post!
Ps – So sorry this blog post isn’t up on my regular post day which is Friday, my family was moving and we were crazy busy with packing, moving, and unpacking!
Question #1: What camera did you first start with?
I started out using my Mom’s old Nikon camera. It was the first camera I had ever used besides my phone. I still love using her Nikon D3000 and it’s a great camera! And honestly, the quality of iPhone cameras have improved so much that they work great if you are a beginner photographer!
Question #2: What program do you use to edit photos?
I currently use Lightroom to edit my photos; however, when I was just starting my blog, I used the built-in iPhotos program on my laptop and that worked great! I would mostly just use the iPhotos program to adjust the brightness, contrast, and the cropping tool.
Question #3: How do you find locations to shoot at?
Whenever I am driving around I try to pay attention to my surroundings and any cool photo shoot locations such as cute coffee shops or colorful walls! I also like to look on my city’s geotag on Instagram to see cool places people have posted photos at! Using that feature has helped me found tons of cute photo spots!
Question #4: Is it better to take multiple ‘okay’ photos or one amazing photo?
Personally, I like to keep taking ‘okay’ photos until I get the perfect photo that I want. I will try out different angles and different shots until I get the shot I was hoping for or one that I am confident with. Sometimes when I go back to edit the photos, the photos I thought weren’t as good turn out to be the best ones! You never know, so just take lots until you are satisfied!
Question #5: What are your best tips for editing?
My biggest tip would be to use one editing technique or filter on all your photos so all the colors look consistent and blend well together! I love using presets on Lightroom but you can use filters in editing apps too!
Quick tip – Remember to not over-expose your photos, or make the contrast and colours too strong.
Question #6: How do you keep colours in your photos rich without making them look too saturated?
This is a tricky one – you could always try to slightly adjust the contrast and not increase the saturation as much. If you are using Lightroom you can play around with each colour specifically to increase it’s vibrance and tons without making it over saturated.
Question #7: What camera do you currently use?
I currently use my Sony A5000 which I bought a little over a year ago for travel and I also use my Mom’s Nikon D3000! My Sony camera is my go-to if I want to use the app on my phone to take photos or while traveling, and the Nikon is my go-to for higher quality photos or a more serious photo shoot!
Question #8: Which Lightroom presets do you use?
I have been using the Tezza presets on my photos recently and I love them! There are tons of amazing presets out there for free too!
Question #9: How do you find good angels when you’re taking photos?
I wish I could tell you that I have nailed my good angels down to a few poses, but I still struggle sometimes posing for photos. I reccomend just moving around a lot in your photos and posing from all different angles so you have lots of photos to choose from and then you can see which angles you like best!
Question #10: What’s your biggest tip for taking product based photography?
The more practice you have with product photography, the better you will get! I remember the first product photos I took for my blog, and looking back, they are awful 😂 However, through practice my photography has come a long way! A few things to keep in mind are to not get too close the product, have other objects slightly in the frame to balance the photo, use interesting backgrounds and textures, and play around with different props to frame your main product!
If you think I should do a full blog post on product photography, let me know in the comments! I would LOVE to write a full blog post about it if you are interested!
Did I answer your questions? I really hope this photography Q&A helped answer your questions and you found it helpful! It you want to see more photography blog posts, comment below!