This month the task for Beauty Blogger Headquarters is photography. Photography is something I am still a novice at. My husband takes beautiful pictures.... I on the other hand... no patience what so ever. Until recently I thought I could photograph my life with a point and shoot camera. There is nothing picmonkey can 't fix right??
I am very lucky that my Grandparents sent me my first "real" camera for Christmas. I have been eyeing the Canon Rebels for sometime but my Grandma had a brand new Canon Powershot SX10IS laying around and a week of shipping later I was playing with my new camera. I still don't know how to use it fully but I am figuring it out. :) Patience is not one of my better qualities!
So far I LOVE my camera! This weekend I am going to practice taking some videos so I can start my YouTube channel. :)
Now for the questions...
#1- What camera(s) do you use for blog photography?
Mainly I use my Canon Powershot SX10IS or my Iphone. My Iphone really does take nice pictures and videos.
#2- What type of lighting do you use?
I am building a light box as we speak, well my husband is. So currently I only use natural light or some flash. It depends on what I am trying to do. Some people are anti-flash but I do think it has a time and place. As long as it does not distort the colors I don't have a problem with it.
#3- Do you use a light box (purchase or DIY)
Hubby is in the process of building one now. As soon as it is done I will have a DIY blog post. I live in New Mexico. This whole state is a giant light box!
#4- Do you use a specific background?
This depends on the pictures. If it is a product, yes, I use a white box that I made out of foam board. If I am taking a outfit picture I look for lighting.
#5- What does your photography set up look like?
Currently it is a mess! I have been doing my end of the year posts and its covered in makeup, LOL!! As soon as I get my craft room and vanity in order I will do a tour. :)
#6- What is your top photography tip for a blog beginner?
Don't be afraid to take pictures and play around. Honestly, how else will you learn?? I have sssooo many pictures of my bloodhound because I was playing with my camera settings. Play with lighting, play with products, just play! Also, I recommend paying the $4.99/m for picmonkey.com. If you do not have Photoshop or another editor program picmonkey is awesome!
#7- For fun, If you could upgrade your photography equipment what would you buy?
I am honestly not sure. Possibly a video camera strictly for YouTube videos and imovie or another editor. I would definitely buy a IMAC!
What type of camera do you use?