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You asked for it!

I’ve been getting a bunch of similar questions recently, so I thought I’d address a few of them on here :)

Frequently Asked Questions!

1) Where did you get that awesome shirt?!

During my California extravaganza, I posted a picture of myself doing yoga on Jenna’s living room floor in my favorite shirt:

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I laughed for about a day straight when I first saw this shirt, and apparently all of you were fans as well ;) Here’s the link to it: http://store.cottonfactory.com/cf-842.html. I have a women’s size small. Let me know if you get one, too :)

 

2) You take great pictures — what camera are you using? Any tips for how can I take better photos? Have you ever taken a photography course?

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Don’t tell, but… I actually just have a point and shoot!

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What’s my secret?

#1 First and foremost: being creative with angles. If this means getting down on hands and knees and looking like a crazy person to get a picture of a tree stump in the sand, so be it ;)

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#2 Finding good or interesting lighting (combined with creative angles!).

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Especially in terms of food photography, natural lighting is almost always better. If you’re trying to take a picture of food, put it next to a window or take it outside! :)

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Also, don’t forget to use the macro (little flower symbol) setting if you’re taking a close up picture! It makes a huge difference in clarity.

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#3 Use the color contrast “auto correct” setting in your computer’s photo gallery.

Sometimes it doesn’t make a difference, and sometimes it really brightens up the contrasting colors in the photo.

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So, what camera am I actually using?

I have a Fuji Film FinePix Z20fd. It’s little and shiny red :)

It’s been great for close up macro shots and daytime scenery in particular.

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210However, my camera is not so good in dim lighting (aka restaurants… which is why I don’t post even when I go out for a fab meal!). I’m saving up for a manual digital camera! :)

The only photography course I ever took was way back in high school. I really love photography though — when I see something I start thinking of how I can make it look cool in a picture :)

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3) Why are you so awesome?

Okay fine… I might have made that one up ;)

 

Anyway, I hope that was helpful, and let me know if you have any other questions!

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Stay tuned for some pretty pictures from my snowy 5 mile run this morning :)

Comments

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    Thanks for tips on the photography, that was really interesting! I also only have a point and shoot and my picture taking skills are for sure lacking. I’ll try out your tips!

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    thank you for the camera lessons! i’m so impressed that you can do all that with a point and shoot! i have a DSLR and i like your pictures better!

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    Fun Q&A! Thanks for the photography tips! I will definitely be trying these out!

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    That serious is a point and shoot camera? I am looking into getting a new camera…mine sorta crapped out while I was in Poland earlier last year. I was able to look up a tip to fix (throw the camera on the ground) and it actually worked. Anyway, still wanted to get a better camera. Thank you for the adviced on how to get some great pics!

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    Anne,

    Love the pictures and excited to know that you have a point and shoot as well.

    I also went on a 5 mile snowy run this morning. CRAZY! I never thought I’d do that in my life but there I was, beating the snow.

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    regardless of what you shoot your pictures are all crazy artistic and impressive!

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    Hey! I love that shirt it’s hilarious! I think you told me about that one a while ago. And I love your pictures too. I think it’s time for me to get a new camera…or learn to use mine better! Glad you had a nice New Years!

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