All posts tagged: Photography

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Introducing my camera : Samsung NX3000

My Samsung NX3000  Scroll to the bottom of this post to view some test shots with it!  On Saturday, I had my graduation party where I was surrounded by all my wonderful friends and the boyfriend. At the end of the party, my boyfriend and best friend asked everyone to take a group photo so as he was taking the photo, my best friend told him to grab her phone so he could take the photo. He went inside my room and suddenly came out with this beauty! I was so surprised because I was expecting my parents to get the camera for me after my graduation. Get a nice long look at this camera because hopefully you won’t see it too much (since I’ll be taking photos with it from now on!). This is my first non point and shoot camera and I couldn’t be happier! It is super light and compact – which makes it great for traveling, and for shooting vlogs!   Brandon was also sweet enough to charge it the day prior to my party, buy me …

Photography Tips for Bloggers!

If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you would notice that my photos have gotten a little bit better. Before, I used to just take pictures wherever whenever, but after fixing up my room I realized that the sun reflects quite perfectly on my bed. I began to take photos by placing my items on my bed sheet (white) and snapping photos – the white contrast with the lighting improved my pictures significantly. I have a point and shoot camera, and have recently started playing around with the features. I decided to search for some resources and then I came across a blogger who wrote, “I’ll show you guys some tips… but I’ll leave out some important things because… obviously for reasons.” Well, as a blogger – I don’t want to do that. Blogging may be a source of income for some, but not for me. I want to grow with my readers and help them improve also! Here are a few resources and guides that I have found – pertaining only to Photography.

{ Blogger Tutorials } Instagram Tips

If you guys have been following my pictures on Instagram, you guys can see that they have significantly improved. Here are a few of my newer Instagram Photos. Some of these tips can be applied to regular photographs that you will upload onto your blog. Below will be what some other bloggers use to improve their pictures, whether it’s APPS for your phone, photography tips, or even software that you can download onto your computer. What I use  Gramblr – Gramblr is pretty great. I download it onto my computer. Biggest benefit? I am able to take photos with my camera which results in higher quality photos and better editing due to photoshop. What I dislike about it is the fact that every photo has to be : 650 x 650 and that I can’t have a long caption.  Tips From Fashion Bloggers Check out what these other popular bloggers use! 1. Kryz uy’s 10 Instatips on getting that perfect instagram photos. I was just wondering what apps Kryz Uy uses on her wonderful photos; but that …

{Officially} Shooting at Corona Del Mar

Love Wrap Bracelet Details Model: Christine Hoang Photographer : Me ! Location: Corona Del Mar Camera: Canon G9 (powershot) It was all very last minute, but my good friend asked me to shoot her so I decided to turn it into a mini photoshoot! She is just so adorable and pretty so I was very nervous to do so. I told her that I didn’t take the photos from the last photoshoot but I would try my best. The photos came out great (in my opinion). Nouveau Red Ring

Slowly Learning… photoshoot at Corona del Mar

  Behind the Scenes at Corona Del Mar I’ve worked in Newport Beach before, but have never gone to any beach near there. Actually, I’m not a beach gal – I hate the beach, the sand, basically almost everything about it except for the salty air. Weird right? Maybe I take it for granted since I used to live about a 15 minute walking distance from it but what can I say? You wouldn’t find me anywhere near there. It was a very last minute shoot, we were supposed to go to the Dog Park & take pictures. My friend’s friend is a professional photographer and always goes on shoots so he offered to teach me how to use my old camera a Canon 9g. So, off I went… to a guy’s house that I never met more than 2 times, luckily my friend offered to come along. The drive was about 40 minutes and he posted on FB asking if anyone wanted to model and these two girls came along. They were friendly, about 19 and very …

Heritage Park Photoshoot

#Behindthescenes Heritage Park Photoshoot! 18600 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703 I am super excited to write this post… so excited that I quickly hurried home, pestered my photographer friend (Patrick) and edited all my photos (that I took myself). This was taken with my little point & Shoot (the same one I gave Brandon for xmas). Just because you have a inexpensive camera doesn’t mean you can’t take nice pictures!!!  Here’s a little recap of what happened.. It was actually a horrible horrible horrible day. I was already running late for my 4pm appointment with my models (just two of my best friends) & my photographer. I got there early, so that’s how I was able to grab all of these wonderful shots. If you’ve never been to Heritage Park before, then please take your children or even your spouse here! It’s wonderful.    Heritage has so many buildings inside it’s “Little Island”. There’s even a castle (sorry no pictures because I was too lazy to walk around). Yay! Each “house” has slides, stairs, little ramps. Brandon & …

E-Courses for Bloggers!

Whether you’re a new blogger or a veteran blogger, e-courses are useful for everyone. I’ve actually only stumbled upon 2 e-courses and although they appeal to me, I haven’t had much time to take one nor the money. So, if you are interested in taking an e-course, check out these links maybe one of them will stand out to you. Of course, in the future I do see myself taking an E-Course to improve my blog whether it’s through blogging style, graphic design or marketing my blog. Consider this part of my series: Resources for Bloggers. In this list, I chose E-Courses for different things such as: ways to improve your blogging style, photography courses, even Free Courses!  Please keep in mind that there are plenty of E-Courses out there… but some of them are only available at certain times so here are some that I saw that were coming up. 1. Five Sixteenths E-Courses These are FREEE !!!! <– I know, I’m surprised also!  I would link the link for you guys, but I think its rude to …