1. what do you use and how do you edit your photos?
2. where are your black overalls from?
So I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and tell you about both!
First off, how cute is my sister Kelly, and friend, Sarah?!
They’re roommates and best friends and I seriously have the best time watching them interact. They are so different, but somehow they’re friendship just works out perfectly haha.
Anyway… I asked these two if they wanted to go take a few pics and we hit up downtown. Apparently everyone had the same idea because you would not believe how many people we saw walking around with cameras. We actually ran into friends and had so much fun goofing off and snapping pics.
Ok now getting into camera and photo details…
Disclaimer: I am by no means a professional photographer and have got so much more to learn, but this is what I’m doing and I like how its going soooo…just learning as I go! But I have loved taking pictures since I was in middle school. I would practically drag my sister outside for a photoshoot. We laugh so hard at those pictures now, but hey you gotta start somewhere! And finally Kelly comes willingly for a shoot!
1. I shoot with a Canon Rebel SL1. I think its one of the smallest Rebels maybe?? Its been such a good lil camera though and I love it! Its small and easy to travel with. But really, a lot of my photos are just shot on my iPhone. It’s amazing the difference lighting makes. I am all about that lighting. Also learn your camera. When I stopped using the automatic setting it was the difference of night and day in my photographs. I’ve been using a 50 mm lens lately that I bought right after Christmas, and its amazing. Almost all my friends I’ve told about it have gone out and bought it. As far as lenses come, its really inexpensive. I shoot in raw, which takes up a ton of space, but gives me so much freedom in editing on my computer. Which leads me to the next point…
2. Editing. I’ve always loved editing pictures. I seriously could sit it and do it for hours. I’ve been through a ton of editing apps and the winner is, duh duh duh…..
VSCO is so amazing. I love the clean look they’re filters have. It comes with presets then they have a shop where you can purchase more. A few of my favorite and most used: A9, then any of the E’s, K’s, and some of the M’s.
Snapseed is a good app for lighting fixes. I’ll do that sometimes before I take the photo into VSCO.
So those are great apps, but I do most of my editing in Adobe Lightroom. It is such an incredible, easy to use software! And fun fact, if you’re a student theres a good chance you can get it for free through your school. I can though Liberty so I’m assuming others school do to?? It’s a great place to do basic edits on lighting and color. But I also bought a set of presets from VSCO for Lightroom. I have the classic package and I love, love, love the presets. Thats what I used for these pictures!
Ok, lets talk for a sec about my black overalls. Y’all, I don’t know why I love them so much but I do!! And I honestly don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. Literally every time I go to put them on I think “Should I really?” but then I put them on and I’m really just feeling myself and I’m like “yep.”
I got them two years ago at H&M for $39 and I’ve wanted a denim pair ever since. But I’m picky about the fit and didn’t want to spend a lot of money. 2 years I looked. 2 stinking years. I finally caved two weeks ago and paid for a pair from Madewell. So obsessed with them and can’t wait to show them to ya. Ironically, my shirt and my shoes are both from Madewell too. I could get this shirt in a few other colors and wear it everyday for the rest of my life. No joke.
(Just my natural state of awkward lol)
And can we all give it up to Jade for her amazing outfit! She’s the coolest.
I hope this helps you in your photography endeavors! Just have fun with it and shoot whatcha like…and have fun! Also follow some photographers you like on Insta and get inspiration from them, and check out Pinterest. Ok any other questions leave them in a comment and I’ll try to help you out!
overalls: similar here, here, here, and here. (the last ones are the new one’s I got!!)