I’ve only been blogging for just under a year- but in that short time, I have banked an unhealthy amount of photos of myself! But of all the photos, this (see above) has always been my favourite!
I remember this day distinctly. At the height of winter, it was look 4/4 of the day- and I was quite literally numb. With a cruel mix of English weather, lugging a suitcase around the busy streets of London all day and three outdoor outfit changes- this was by no means my finest moment. But for some reason, this still remains my number one fave!
Unfortunately- I can’t quite take credit for this photo. My trusty photographer did take and edit this image for me, however, if you’re looking to create your own favourite image- Panasonic’s new Compact System Camera will give you a great help along the way! (Linked below).
In collaboration with Panasonic to celebrate the launch of their brand new must-have blogger camera- below, I’ve listed my top three super easy tips to create your very own favourite photo!
- Lighting, lighting, lighting! With good lighting- you don’t need a professional photographer, amazing editing skills or a London, Belgravia backdrop. You can’t go too wrong with a well lit photo- and besides, a group of well lit photos make for a super pretty, bloggable Instagram feed!
- Options- tons (and tons!) of options… “That awful moment when you ask someone to take a photo for you and they only take one”. Heart-breaking.
My theory is- if you’ve got 20 of the same photo, you’ve gotta like at least one right?! Ten of twenty I’ll have my eyes closed, five more I’ll be mid-talking, so that leaves me at-least five to play with. You can never have too many options!
- A little editing never hurt nobody! Always pop your pic into Instagram and adjust the brightness up a little (or a lot!) just in case you didn’t quite catch the perfect lighting the first time. It’s super easy, and there’s nothing worse than dim, dreary looking photos. I find the Instagram brightness feature is the only one that still keeps the quality of my images and doesn’t change the colours in the photo too much.
So there we have it- my top three quick and easy shooting tips! Please feel free to leave any tips you have in the comments, and if you manage to get your hands on Panasonic’s new Compact System Camera please do let me know.