I’m completely under the weather today. I only lasted 30 minutes at work this morning! I hate being sick, especially the way I am right now…achy, feverish, congested, etc, etc, and so forth. All that gross sick stuff.
|Photo with my first digital camera ever, from 2004.|
Anyway, today is Friend Friday, and this week’s topic is about what types of technology we use as bloggers. Here are the q&a:
1. What technology do you use in blogging? (computer, camera, video camera, tripod, etc…)
I have definitely come a long way in the camera department. When I first started this blog (a little over 3 months ago), I was using my iPhone. Then I switched to a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 point & shoot that I would aim in the mirror, as I did with my iPhone. For my birthday I bought myself a Nikon D90 Digital SLR with a wireless remote, and Scott got me a tripod from Target for Christmas. I am madly in love with this camera. My first post with it was yesterday’s post: Rust & the Plaid Blazer. I use a Dell Studio 14 laptop, and I use Microsoft Picture Manager and Paint.net to edit my photos & create/join photos together. For video’s, I use my laptop’s webcam program to create the video and then host it through YouTube.
2. What computer and online technology do you use? (blogging system, photo storage, photo editing tools, etc…)
Online I use imageshack & Flickr to host my photos (sometimes), and YouTube to host my videos. I use Blogger as my blogging system or platform.
|Photo taken with my Sony Cybershot in the mirror for Kristy’s Christmas Blogger Event|
3. What is your process for taking pictures?
When I take my pictures myself, now that I have a remote, I set up my tripod with my camera on it, adjust it and make sure it is level, set up the focus and the setting on the camera and go to the location to begin shooting. When Scott takes my photos, he takes a ton of them, and then I edit out the ones I don’t like later on. I have taken his philosophy of taking a lot of pictures, because even if only two of them are good, you will find something.
4. When it comes to backdrops for your photos what do you consider? Do you scout locations or shoot the same spot daily?
I generally shoot in my backyard or inside of my house. I have a bunch of different spots I can shoot (seen here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Most recently, I have ventured out of my house and yard and taken photos at Fern Forest & the Hardrock, which was actually really exciting to me. I like my background to be people free, and mostly consist of natural light, and preferably (weather permitting) outdoors.
5. If you could splurge and get one new piece of equipment what would you be buying?
I would love to buy Photoshop and learn how to use it. That would be AWESOME.
|Photo taken with my new Nikon D90 on a tripod with wireless remote|
Friend Friday is a group that allows fashion and beauty bloggers to get to know each other and to share their thoughts and opinions on different topics. For more information or to join us, please visit ModlyChic. You can read all of my fellow bloggers’ answers as well as Katy’s answers to these questions here.