I am finally sharing how I take my photos.
As a full time blogger/influencer it can be tricky finding someone to help take your photos every day. You can ask your boyfriend/husband/partner to help (which in my case always ends up in a fight because it’s not the right angle or he did tell my my shirt was untucked) or you can hire a photographer (which can add up fast if you use one every week). I was trying to figure out how to keep my marriage in tact (since my husband didn’t love doing photos) and also being cost efficient so I invested in a tripod. I say invest but it was only $15…
I already had purchased the Canon T6i (which I love)! It is not the top of the line camera but I think it does the job perfectly. It is great to use with a tripod because it has wifi that can connect to your phone. I am able to connect it and then when I am taking my photos I see what the angle is, if my shirt is untucked or if my hair is all over the place. It takes the frustration out of pictures and I almost always get the shot that I want within 4 or 5 takes.
Thanks to Sasha of Over Dressed and Blonde for this photo
I wanted to answer some questions that I get often when it comes to shooting with a tripod.
How do you NOT get nervous when taking pictures in public with a tripod:
I think at first I did get a bit nervous, thinking what are people going to say about me. Once I went out a couple of times and got the hang of it, it started going so fast that I wasn’t out in public long. I also started to just chat to the people that would stare at me and tell them to check out my IG to see how the final picture turns out. I think the more I started to chat with the people and make them laugh with me, the more comfortable I got. I guess, just don’t think to much into it and have fun!
How do you actually snap the photo? Is that with your phone or a clicker? Or do you time it? I never see anything in your hand:
When you purchase a canon camera with wifi as a feature it shows you how you can download the canon app on your phone. So when I set up to take my photos I connect the wifi from my camera to my phone. It allows me to look at myself in the app and see how I like my position, if my outfit is tucked in right, ect. I am then able to take the photo from my phone but I do have a 2 second timer set on that so I can hide my phone in my back pocket, handbag or hold it in my jacket. So most of the time you won’t be able to see my phone!
What lens do you use:
I use the kit lens that comes with the Cannon T6i and I also have the 50mm lens that I like using (that you have to purchase separately).
How do you edit your photos after taking them:
I upload them into lightroom and edit with a preset I created. I also do last minute touch ups with FaceTune when I get them onto my phone (the things I do in FaceTune are the detail feature to make my sunglasses and accessories come more to life and also the whiten feature to make my teeth/hair to come back to their natural color since my preset makes them look a bit orange)
When you see on my IG feed the camera emoji followed by me on my photos it means that they were taken by my tripod and myself.
Please let me know if you have any another questions and I am happy to answer!
I hope you all are having a fantastic day!
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great post! we use a tripod for our photos too! fun post!
Yes, love that! It sure does make it easier when you get the hang of it! xoxo…Beth
You amaze me! I love this. So this is probably a dumb question, but how do you actually snap the photo? Is that with your phone or a clicker? Or do you time it? I never see anything in your hand.
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Amy, great question!!! I just added your question into the body of my post for you to see how I hide my phone.
This is so necessary, dear. Eevery time we go more loaded!
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Yes, it is great to have the freedom the tripod gives. xoxo…Beth
I have never worked with a tripod before but I am intrigued! Your pics came out amazing, dear!
Vanessa, Aww thank you! I thought I was going to hate using a tripod until I needed to do a shoot one day and then fell in love with the freedom it gave me. xoxo…Beth
This is super informative dear! Indeed, it’s not easy taking your own photos, and this tripod tips can help a lot of bloggers out there! Thanks for sharing!
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This is great! I never used tripod to click my photos though, won’t lie, I still get nervous in public while shooting! And all of your blog posts pictures are taken in tripod? All the pictures look amazing!!
Our partners are always so ever willing to help but i agree at times it causes unnecessary conflict. I’ve purchased a tripod but haven’t brought myself to actually trying it out. Thanks for the Canon App tip, I’m going to download that.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend.
Those are good tips. I use tripod, Lightroom and Face Tune too. It’s definitely tougher with a tripod than having someone to take the photos, but… we do what we gotta do, right?