Happy Thursday Darlings! In today’s YouTube video, I’m answering all of your questions on a topic that you’ve all been dying to know about: INSTAGRAM PHOTOGRAPHY! From what camera equipment I use to the best Instagram editing apps to get more followers.
I wanted to take the time to really address all of my favorite Instagram tips here on the blog as well as on my YouTube channel. A lot of you have been wondering what some of my favorite editing apps are, what camera I shoot on, how I plan out my feed, and so many more.
In today’s segment of Deskside Diaries, I’m sharing all of my favorite photography hacks and Instagram tricks. If you want even more details on the above, I’ve made a list of all the questions in this week’s video and have included a number of links below for quick and easy referencing. If you still have questions, leave them in the comments below!
Q&A: PHOTOS + CAMERA EQUIPTMENT
Who takes most of your photos?
I began this journey with my husband Freddie and he shoots a majority of our content, especially when we’re traveling!
What do you do when you don’t have a husband/ friend/ etc. to take photos for you?
Are all of your Instagram photos taken on a professional camera? iPhone? What percentage?
Not always – while most are taken using a professional camera, I still take a handful of “in the moment ” photos on my iPhone!
What kind of camera do you use?
We just got the new Cannon 5D Mark IV for Christmas!
What kind of lenses do you use?
We alternate between the Cannon 24 – 105MM Zoom (upgraded from the Tamron 24 – 70 zoom, a less expensive but great lens), Sigma 50mm, Cannon 85mm
What is your favorite kind of light to shoot in? What are your favorite tips for capturing light?
How do you settle on photo shoot locations?
What’s the biggest mistake other bloggers make when it comes to photography?
Over-editing their photos in too many different editing applications.
Do you think it’s important to define your photography style in the blogging world?
Absolutely! I think it only furthers your branding plays such an important role and using social media to further that only helps create a name for yourself in the blogosphere.
When it comes to photography, what’s the difference between street style, detail shots, conceptualized shoots, and how do you plan for that behind the scenes?
Q&A: INSTAGRAM STRATEGY + EDITING
What do you consider your Instagram “theme” to be?
How do you keep your images feeling cohesive on your feed?
What are you trying to evoke when you’re shooting?
What’s your favorite editing app?
I absolutely love dark room!
What’s your best advice for taking an Instagram outfit photo?
Has your experience in the photography world helped you transition into blogging and video? How?
Creating a cohesive brand is very important in being able to identify an iconic feed!
Video by Tim & Co. Productions