Fridays & Photos: Working with your Instagram Husband

Fridays & Photos: Working with your Instagram Husband

My husband has been my Instagram husband for longer than he has been my actual husband! I have had Brandon shoot my photos for my blog, or Instagram for about 7 years now and even though we still fight about it here and there, he has been really great at going along with it and helping me out whenever he can…. now It is true that Brandon owned a nice digital camera and had an interest in photography far longer than I have been around, HOWEVER, shooting outfit photos or photos for a blog is very different! In fact, that has probably been our biggest contention point.

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Fridays and Photos: photos off a camera vs. photos off an iPhone (and adjusting color)

Fridays and Photos: photos off a camera vs. photos off an iPhone (and adjusting color)

I am just going to preface… (like I always do!) about how much I love having a digital camera, and how it allows me to capture incredible memories and share them on my blog and social media channels. I will always be the one to convince you that purchasing a digital camera is worth the investment but I ALSO realize that smart phones make it easier to snap a good picture on the go. Your phone is ready to go right from your pocket, and how easy is it to instantly share a photo you just snapped on your phone? ..

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Fridays and Photos: apps and programs that I use daily

Fridays and Photos: apps and programs that I use daily

Before we start, I want to let you know that it brings me so much joy to share what I have learned, in hopes that it helps YOU if you have even the slightest interest in shooting better photos. You may be a mom who wants to take better pictures of your family, a blogger who wants to shoot captivating content that sets you apart from others, or maybe theres no other reason to learn other than you have a budding interest!

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Photography Series: Editing Basics

Photography Series: Editing Basics

WHERE TO BEGIN! There is so much to say on the subject of editing. After a lot of time spent on how much I wanted to cover in this post... I decided to whittle down the scope to a few categories: Programs I use, the process I go through to edit my photos, and the basics of Lightroom (the program I use for 90% of my photos) including PRESETS! and how I use those to speed up my editing process and to create a consistent theme across my blog and Instagram grid.

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Photography Series: Beginner Guide to Cameras

Photography Series: Beginner Guide to Cameras

When I first met Brandon, we were in a summer class together while we were both studying abroad in Italy. He always had a camera with him on campus - his big Nikon D7000 (at the time I had zero knowledge on cameras, but this one looked pretty official). One the first times we ever hung out, he put the camera in my hands and taught me a few things about it - how to frame my subject and how to change the aperture to get what I wanted into focus.

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