31 August 2012

I'd Like Summer to Stay Forever.



Dress with belt Zara, hat vintage, rosary pearls necklace Topshop, elephant necklace H&M

This is my "Please don't leave sunshine!!!" outfit. It's getting colder day by day and the mornings are getting darker which makes it somewhat difficult to get out of bed. And I feel we didn't even have a summer here in the UK, there was definitely not enough BBQ's going on! Anyway, that's not really what I want to share with you this chilly Friday. What I do want to talk about is how everyone starts up blogging. I started my blog a few months ago, one of the reasons I haven't blogged from earlier is that I didn't have anyone to help me take pictures of outfits on a regular basis and I could not fork out for a nice camera with a tripod. So I thought before I save up and splurge, I wanted to see if my blog would even get noticed by anyone and liked. Now that I know so many of you are interested in what I have to say/wear (:)) I am saving up to buy a lovely Canon camera with a tripod, but that's not going to happen for a little while yet. However, I have found the perfect solution to blog on a "budget". I use my iPhone camera now, and by downloading several photography apps I am able to take high resolution pictures and edit them. Of course they might not look as great as ones taken by an actual zoom lens with a perfect flash, but they're alright. Then I was faced with another problem. It's all very well when my friend has the weekend off work and she agrees to spend several hours with me taking outfit snaps, but when I'm on my own I cannot balance my iPhone to stay put until the pictures are taken. It's so much hard work! But here's the perfect solution - a tripod designed to hold your iPhone. I didn't even know they existed! I love this little tripod, it's got flexible legs so you can not only stand in up but also wrap the legs around things like branches if you're doing an "outdoorsy" OOTD. The pictures above are taken with the help of this little guy, and I can already tell this blog is going to be blooming with outfits as I don't have to wait for help anymore! And I will now be able to do my first videos (yaaayy!)
So, in conclusion I'm getting there. Slowly but very steadily I am learning about new technology that can help new bloggers out, because we all know how tough it can be.

What camera/phone/camcorder do you use for your blog? Is there a favourite app?



My new best friend - the Capdase Smart Tripod for iPhone * :)
You can find this and more cool accessories on the Mobile Fun - Accessories webpage.




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11 comments

  1. That makes us two.. And to think that today is the last day of August -.-'
    Anyway, I think I spent this last month in a good way =)

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  2. Like you, I really don't want the summer to end! As I live in Ireland, our summer is similar to yours - very little 'summery' weather! Great outfit though, perfect for summer. love the hat!

    Also, I had no idea Iphone tripods existed - what a great idea! I recently invested in a DSLR, a Nikon D3000 for my blog and I'm so happy I did. It's a really great camera and I have started doing more personal style posts because of it. I loved reading this post <3

    x
    Hannah

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  3. Wow you are really, really beautiful. I love your hair colour and great hat! That maxi dress is incredible on you <33

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  4. I'm definitely going to look into that tripod, I didn't think they existed! You look lovely and chic :)

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    grace x

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  5. I definitely need to invest in one of those! The pictures look great :)

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    Becky x

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  6. that dress is so cute, you look so summery and feminine! And your photos definitely look much better quality that the average phone picture, the little tripod is so cool! I bet it's so much handier with it now! I tend to just use my olympus compact digital camera, I have an olympus DSLR too, but the memory cards for them are way more expensive than compact digital camera ones, and the one I have is full up, so until I can afford a new one I'm just using my compact! I'd really recommend Olympus cameras though, they're really good quality and easy to use :)
    Eleanor x

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  7. I agree with your 'Please Don't Leave Sunshine' dilemma! It sucks that summer is almost over and the clouds are rolling in! What apps do you use to take the high quality photos? I use my mum's bridge camera and have an iPhone which would be easier to use than the other camera.

    I will definitely also have to invest in one of those tripods; I really want to start filming vlogs and hauls but never have the place to put my iPhone without it falling! xo

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    1. Hi Laura,

      I use Camera Wow app to take pictures as I find it's sharper than the normal iPod cam, then I use PicFX to add the "lights" effect on some of my posts or the "urban" which lightens darker pictures. :)

      Lana, xo

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  8. You look gorgeous! Great dress! Love your style and I'm following you now. Hope you can follow me back. Have a beautiful day!

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  9. Lovely outfit, the print on that dress is gorgeous.

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  10. Great outfit

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