Today I’m sharing something that I don’t think many people know about me and this blog. Here’s a few clues…it has to do with photography and a few handy pieces of equipment. I'm sure the title of this post gives it away anyway so say hello to the tripod! I have been shooting all of my outfit posts on this blog for the past 10-12 months with a tripod. Not my husband, my friends, or family, just me myself and I. I decided to take this route for 2 reasons:
1. As much as this blog is important to me, I got sick of forcing my husband and family members to take outfit photos. I couldn’t expect them to care as much about my blog as I do or to want to devote their precious free time to snapping photos of me and having me critic them all. After a few months of trying to force something that wasn’t going to happen, I decided it would just be me and my tripod from now on.
2. I am a person who imagines how a photo is going to look like in my head and when the final product doesn’t look that way, I get bugged. Granted I get you’re not always going to get the best shot, but I hated having to have my family members/husband re-take photos over and over until they got it just the way I wanted. Being my own photographer has allowed me to have my own creative vision with this blog. I can alter the settings, the focus, and angle of the shot in order to achieve the “look” I’m going for.
I recently got the Canon T3i Rebel Camera for Christmas this past year and I was beyond stoked! Before this I was strictly using my iPhone (yes, with a tripod, but that’s another story I can share if people really want to know!). My Canon camera has become an extension of my arm and it is now the only camera I use for my blog posts. I purchased this Canon camera remote on Amazon along with this amazing light-weight tripod and I have loved it! These are both affordable items you can buy and are ESSENTIAL to making being your own blog photographer that much easier.
Sometimes I’ll admit it I do envy those bloggers who have the lucky photographer/husband duo like Caraloren or Gal Meets Glam…but for my relationship, this is what works best and it has made this blog all the more special because it is entirely mine. The photos, the writing, the design, everything!
So to all my fellow fashion bloggers who get sick of convincing your family, husband, or significant other to take all your photos, seriously consider getting a tripod! While it does get pretty awkward sometimes when people see me taking my own photos, it’s a fun past-time that I really enjoy. Blogging is all about taking risks and making things work for you personally. This is what works for me, and I hope it can help inspire some of you other bloggers as well! I’m more than happy to give anyone more tripod tips if they’d like, just comment or email me. I’d love to hear from you!