Friday, 1 June 2018

My 5 Blog Photography Tips for Grey Days!


Hey lovelies. I'm back with another #BloggingChatter post which I haven't done in ages, and this time on: Blog Photography. Even though we're nearing to Summer, all other UK Bloggers can relate when I say: the weather just can't make up it's mind. I'll get days of glorious sunshine perfect for gorgeous blog photos, and other days when outside is so grey and gloomy that the natural lighting is just no good. As a blogger this is the most frustrating thing, especially with deadlines and for me (being at school) limited time to actually take my blog photos at the weekend, but over time I've learnt a few tips and tricks along the way for helping this. So here's 5 Tips for achieving flawless blog photos ... even on those Grey Days! Hope you find this post helpful and let me know what future #bloggingchatter advice posts you'd like to see soon. 



1. Make use of all Natural Light You Have

On days where the sun doesn't seem to be making an appearance, you've got to make use of every bit of natural light possible. Experiment with the best windows or rooms to take blog photos in (mine being under the skylight in my bedroom) but depending on where you live or which direction your window is facing this could be completely different for you. Even the tiniest bit of natural light can transform your blog photos, so don't give up on it!


2. Pick the Right Time

The number of times I've left my blog-photos too late is ridiculous. And so often I'll end up with orange-y toned photos from when the sun was going in, and not even realise until I'm editing them the next day. For me, taking my blog photos as early in the day as possible is best (usually around 9am-2pm) but with Summer round the corner and the days getting longer hopefully the window of time I have to take them will get longer too.


3. Invest in Additional Lighting

And if all else fails and those grey days just don't seem to be getting better, you may want to think about investing in additional lighting. Umbrella lighting (although it makes you feel like you've got some kind of photography studio going on in your bedroom!) work amazing at brightening up your blog photos. There are so many great websites out there to buy from, a popular one being www.lights.co.uk, that has the biggest range to choose from I've ever seen. If you're willing to spend money on it, investing in lighting means you can shoot blog photos any time of the day with beautifully bright pictures.


4. Learn your Camera Settings

It's no use going to all the effort of timing your photos and picking the perfect spot, if you take all your photos with the brightness setting at 0! Things like “ISO”, “exposure”, and “aperture” are all things you’ll want to get familiar with and can help transform your blog photos. Get all these settings right, and no one need ever know you took your blog photos on a miserable rainy day.



5. Use a Good Photo Editor 



Editing your blog photos is key for a grey day. Whether your a whizz at Photoshop or prefer to stick to classic websites like PicMonkey and iPiccy like me, make sure to make full use of all the tools on these photo editors. I like to stick to the same sort of routine when editing my photos to suit the bright, cool-toned photos I like: exposure up +, contrast up +, temperate down -)



QOTD: WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR SHOOTING BLOG PHOTOS ON GREY DAYS?


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4 comments

  1. Taking photos in the morning always helps me massively!x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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  2. I have always admired the photography on your blog! They are just so good! Awesome post. :)

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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  3. Yeah I think it may be time for me to invest in additional lighting. ughhhh lol great tips! Natural lighting is the best especially in the morning.

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