I was on a blogger chat this weekend and saw somebody ask about any posts about how to use an iphone camera to take great blog photos! I’m not a pro at this by any means – but the iPhone camera is actually really good and can take great quality pictures. Here are my top tips!
1. Lighting is key! Especially with a phone camera, having proper lighting is probably the most important factor. I work 8-5 during the week so that’s one of my biggest struggles. I would recommend morning or evening in an uncovered spot for the best lighting. In these photos below, one was taken outside, and one in a dimly lit stairwell. The difference is huge! The dark outfit obviously didn’t make the cut to be posted.
2. Limit the crop. If you take a picture of too much scenery and have to crop the photo in, it can come out looking a lot more pixelated. Focus on finding the right angle with just enough space around you or the subject.
3. Utilize the tools that come with the photos app. There are a ton of options for editing pictures without having to download anything else! I normally just adjust light and color, since I never really have black and white pictures. I like to increase the exposure and brightness, dim the shadows, and increase saturation a tiny bit!
Share with me your favorite ways to improve photo quality with your phone!
I don’t know how it is where you are – but Texas sure is taking this “April Showers” thing way too seriously! Yesterday was full of downpours and flooding… Which honestly, I kind of like – when I have nothing to do. There’s nothing better than lying in bed and sleeping with the sound of rain on the windows!
Unfortunately, I’m on wedding-prep mode (11 days!) so yesterday included running to downtown Dallas during my lunch break, trying to find parking at the federal building, and waiting in line to get an expedited passport.. Not too relaxing!
It sure did help, though, that I had the most comfortable pants in the world on. Seriously – I could sleep in these. Not complaining!
Top – Target | Pants – were a gift, similar | Shoes – Chinese Laundry
I have exciting news – this weekend I got my hair cut professionally for the first time in almost 3 years! Crazy, right?
I normally cut it myself, but since I’m getting married in less than two weeks, it was about time. Luckily, the hairdresser I went to about 10 years ago when I was really young came back to town – and she did a great job!
(Yes, my eyes are closed.. Oops)
The number one issue I have every time I get my hair cut is that they always seem to cut off way too much, but Leslie did a great job not changing my hair too much and leaving the length. She just added some layers and I love it! It’s so much easier to style (or for the lack of styling #lazylyfe) in my daily go-to messy waves. So thanks to her for making my hair wedding ready!
If you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, here’s her facebook page so you can check it out!
What’s your go-to daily hairstyle? Share in the comments and be featured in #followfriday!
HAPPY FRIDAY! You have no idea how ready I am for the weekend. This week has been a little stressful – to say the least – and all I want to do is get in my sweatpants, order delivery and do absolutely nothing. It’s going to be a wild Friday night, obviously. But seriously, that’s my kind of Friday!
This week I wanted to do something a little different and take a look back at some of my top-read posts recently. Just do a little flashback Friday and recap of some ICYMI posts!
It officially feels like spring, so I’m beyond ready to dress like spring! Warmer weather and the bright sun automatically put me in a good mood, and it’s crazy how it’s such a quick switch from almost constantly feeling down in the dumps for the past 5 months.
Now, of course you wear color year round – but most of fall/winter fashion is based around neutrals and darker shades.. Tons of camel coats, black pants, mauve nails. So I decided to whip out an oldie but goodie skirt and wear a colorful maxi again!
Guess who’s back… Back again? White pants are back!
Were they ever really gone? Not really. But ya know, some people frown upon the winter white. But any day that I can go outside in the morning WITHOUT a sweater is a good day. And that means it’s officially springtime!