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    Free Lightroom Preset Bright Minimal

    I know how hard it is to find a good Lightroom preset. Especially a free one. I have tried so many that I just didn’t end up using because I didn’t like the end result. So I’ve decided to try and make my own. And I’m sharing it with you today for FREE. Instagram is a highly visual platform, so aesthetics are quite important. It doesn’t mean every photo needs to be staged or a perfectly arranged layout. In fact, the instant, spontaneous photos perform really well. But you can give them a boost with this preset so that they look brighter and warmer. My Bright Minimal preset is perfect…

  • blogging,  instagram,  photography

    How to Install Presets in Lightroom Mobile (Easiest Way)

    Lightroom presets are everywhere these days. They help you achieve a beautiful and cohesive Instagram feed, which is what we all want when we’re trying to grow our Insta accounts. Today I’m sharing the easiest way you can install these presets, so that you can start using them today. This is a step by step guide, super easy to follow – especially for beginners. With image instructions to help you out. Let’s do this! STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download the preset on your phone. It will usually be a .dng file. Open the Lightroom Mobile app. Tap the photo button at the bottom right corner to…

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    5 TIPS FOR AN AT-HOME NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT

    Today I’ve got 5 tips for an at-home newborn photoshoot. Having a newborn baby is quite chaotic and you can barely remember that last time you ate without rushing or the last time you managed to sleep 2-3 hours in a row. It’s a crazy period and all the hormones don’t make it any easier. You may not feel like taking pictures of yourself or getting ready at all during that time, but I’m honestly really glad that we took the time to make this little photoshoot happen with our newborn baby. I really didn’t feel like going out of the house much (especially when dealing with breastfeeding issues, c-section…

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    Wrap Up! | Better Photography for Your Blog

    The photography series is now over and I am hoping that you all found a few tips & tricks you can use in your future photography. In case you weren’t here form the beginning, you will find links below to all the 5 days, so you can check them out. Here is a wrap-up of all the “Better Photography for Your Blog” posts:IntroductionDay 1: Good Lighting & White BalanceDay 2: Aperture, Focus, ISODay 3: Composition & PerspectiveDay 4: How to Edit Your PhotosDay 5: Photography Ideas & Techniques I hope you found this series useful and, just in case you want a different format or you want to read it…

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    Day 5: Photography Ideas & Techniques | Better Photography for Your Blog

    There are times when you feel like taking a different style of photos, maybe try something different, not just the same technique you’ve been using for each picture, and you need some inspiration. Well then this is the post for you! These aren’t any ground breaking ideas, as they’ve been used before by oh-so-many photographers. However, I have gathered three ideas / techniques that I like to use and switch up to take more interesting shots.  1. Play with textures: Go with different fabrics (wool, linen, leather etc.) to create different effects and match them with other objects. You could use the fabric as a nice background for products. 2.…

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    Day 4: How to Edit Your Photos | Better Photography for Your Blog

    There will be times when you set up everything right on your camera, take your pictures and only after exporting them to your computer you notice that you should have left something out of the frame, or you should have made it a little bit brighter. And sometimes you can’t just go back and take the picture again. So what do you do? Thankfully, there are tons of editing programs that can help you with that. For my blog, I mainly use the Picasa editor, which is free and has a lot of great features you can use for your pictures. Here are some basic things, the ones I use…

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    Day 3: Composition & Perspective | Better Photography for Your Blog

    Composition can be crucial in your photos. It can make or break the entire thing, so I have gathered a few tips and guidelines that I have learned in order to get the most out of your shot. To center or not to center? Rule of thirds: It is very easy to use the rule of thirds; you just split (either in your mind, or using the settings of your camera) the image into 3×3 and make sure that your object is in the middle rectangle. However, if you want to make a photo more interesting or give a different effect to it, you can absolutely break this rule. It…

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    Day 2: Aperture, Focus, ISO | Better Photography for Your Blog

    ISO is an important feature that you can set on your camera and helps you improve the quality of your picture. I will share with you the basics that I know about that and the way to use the “f” on your camera, which is called aperture. How to focus on something: This feature is usually made easy on most cameras nowadays. On DSLR cameras (at least on ones that I have worked with) you can manually focus on something by turning the ring on your lens. Here’s how:     How to make a blurry background (f): The blurry background that you see in photos is actually called depth…

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    Day 1: Good Lighting & White Balance | Better Photography for Your Blog

    One of the first things you will encounter when starting to take pictures for your blog, or for personal use, is LIGHT. It can be troubling to work with, because you can have too much, too little, not from the right angle and all sorts of other things. Also, different types of lighting can affect the color tone or color temperature of your picture, which is what we call “white balance”. Therefore, I decided for the first post of this series to talk about the mentioned issues and how you can manage to take good pictures in spite of all these obstacles. Where should light be coming from: It is…

  • blogging,  photography

    Better Photography for Your Blog | A 5 Day Series

    After receiving several requests/questions on how I take my blog photos, I decided to make an effort and put together a series of posts to help anyone who’s looking to improve their photographs. I am going to make this disclaimer from the very beginning: I am NOT an expert or trained in the field, but after blogging for quite a few years now, I have learned several tips and tricks on photography, which I think you may find useful. I am going to divide the series into 5 parts, so I’ll post a different chapter each day, starting from Monday. At the end of the series, I’m going to make…