It’s finally FriYAY! I sure hope you all had a wonderful week, and are ready for the weekend. It’s crazy to think that at this time last week my friend and I were planning our spontaneous trip to Nashville, Tennessee that then later in the morning turned into Boulder, Colorado. I am still going through all the photos and editing.
I think I am going to have to make multiple post. I have so many photos I want to share, and I don’t want the post to be a forever post with a whole bunch of photos, because then it’s not focusing on one thing. Thank you for your patience. The posts shall be up soon.
I actually want to talk about photography in this post, and how it can be extremely difficult if you have no clue what you are doing. I took a photography class my sophomore year of college for an elective. I’ve always loved photography, but I just never had a reason to get into it until I start blogging. I of course paid all the attention I could at the time, but, to be honestly with you, nothing stuck. Does that sound like your college experience too?
Well anyways, It was hard to not know what I was doing, because my photographer knows all the right things to do (she has taught me some) and I’m still learning. The day before, I had set my camera settings perfectly. The next day while taking these photos I decided to try to change the settings, you know-it’s a different day: there’s different lighting. It honestly was a horrible idea! I spend about 10 minutes trying to get my photos to not be over exposed, get the correct shutter speed, and the list goes on.
The photo below is a picture I took of my friend Kayla right before I decided to change my settings for my photo shoot. You see, I should have just kept it with the settings I already had. There is a nice blurred out background and beautiful colors. I didn’t edit this photo at all, because it just turned out so nicely, but you get the point. The blurred out background is where it’s at. At first I was so disappointed that I wasn’t able to get the same effect like I did in the photo I took of my friend, but then I though get over it ‘Chic Happens’. Photography is a big deal when it comes to being a fashion blogger. Really all you guys want to see are fun photos and how not perfect I really am. I don’t think blogger really touch on this subject. Usually a fashion blogger with come of to many as….perfect. They have the perfect life, they get the perfect collaborations, and they get to go to fun events. Ok maybe we get to go to fun events and we just scored a collaboration with a top company that we have been dying to work with, but really we all started with not much knowledge. The knowledge is all hands on and from experience. Did you just get that amazing collaboration? You got it because you worked for it and the company sees something in you.
For me, it is important that you see my flaws, and I’m definitely not afraid to show you. Like gosh, I got upset with myself, because I couldn’t get my photos to have the blurred background. If I really think about it there are more things in my life that I should be worried about.
Taking my own photos and messing around with my setting on the camera also showed me how much I have yet to learn. Being a blogger is all about learning whether it is how to style a look, how to do your makeup best, ect. I feel these are things I’ll always be working on as a blogger. Learning how to work my camera settings is at the top of the list. For all you camera lovers, I have a Canon 6D with a 55mm lens. I just got this camera and the lens about 2 months ago. What are some of your tips and tricks? I’d love to hear what you have to say. I’d also love to know what your camera is and what kind of lens/lenses you use. Please leave a comment below with all your camera knowledge.
P.S. Isn’t this shirt so chic-ing cute. It is seriously only $14.99 on sale. I am overly obsessed because of the rose gold metallic lettering. I loved that I styled it with white skinny jeans and my white nude Coach sneakers to lighten up this look. After all spring is here. I just had to add a touch of blue with this blue tote bag from Zaful. The faux leather is so soft it almost feels real.
Texted PU Leather Tassel Shoulder Bag/ Blue is sold out, hopefully they restock soon.