Sunday, 3 March 2013

my blogging tools: imagery.



This is the first in a few posts I'm going to do explaining the tools I use to blog. First up is how I capture and edit my photos! 


I used to use my phone camera for most of my photos, and an old Olympus compact camera for outfit photos. However, they were both pretty rubbish, so recently I invested in a good quality compact (Canon PowerShot SX260 HS) I was considering a bridge camera, but this does everything I need it to do and more.

It fits in my bag and my tiny hands, and produces amazing quality photos. It has a 32GB memory card inside. I also use a tripod for taking outfit photos, but I need to replace that as it's my mum's one that she's had for god-knows how long.

Once I've loaded my photos onto my MacBook Pro, I edit them on Photoshop. I used to change all the levels manually, but over the past few months I've been using preset curves, mostly downloaded for free from Julia Trotti's blog. There are loads to choose from!

After this I often use my Wacom Graphics Tablet to write or draw onto the photos. This is the thing I get asked about most when it comes to my pictures! I have a pretty big one, but you can get teeny ones too if you don't have much space! 

Finally, I upload my photos to Flickr, meaning the quality is not lost. What's even better is it's free! 

What tools do you use to get your images blog-ready?







26 comments

  1. Love posts like this :) Photoshop is the bees knees :)

    Lil xxx

    http://lilyribbons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Love seeing things like this, it always gives me so many ideas! My boyfriend has a graphics tablet so I might be stealing that in the near future!

    www.owl-waltz.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Ah, I love reading these.. they always help me!
    Does the camera have good video capturing?

    http://imemmymah.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Great post & advice, this is really helpfulxx

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  5. Such great advice, my camera & photoshop are my blogging buddies too!

    Harri

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  6. Fantastic post, your photographs are always amazing! x

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  7. I've always liked the way you edit your photos :)
    I also use a graphics tablet but mine is about half the size of yours! And I use GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) instead of Photoshop because it's free :P
    x

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  8. I love the little comments you leave on your images. Just started blogging again so this is helpful and am checking out flikr now :)

    Rachel
    http://rachelypuff.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  9. love post like these, they're so helpful! thank you!xx


    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

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  10. Ooof, that website with the curves on is FAB! Thanks for sharing :) Always love your photos!
    Rebecca - oh-panda.com

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  11. The graphics tablet looks great, I want one now! I thought you were just using a nice font for your notes!

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  12. I love posts like this as I am terrible with photos! x

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  13. I find these kinds of posts so helpful. I've been having trials and tribulations with my tripod recently so any hints are always welcome.

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    Jo x
    www.woobered.com

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  14. Great post :) love the hints

    B x

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  15. Ah I want a graphics tablet event more now!! Love your photos, so pretty x

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  16. This is a great idea for a post, I always adore your photo's :) I really want a new camera, gonna have a little look at this one now :D
    Love Holly x

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  17. Thank you for this post, Lyzi :)
    It has been very interesting seeing how you do all these little things.
    <3

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  18. your blog is very inspiring :)

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  19. This is briliant, always such a help to see what others do, especially when you love their blog!!

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  21. oo this explains why your photos are amazing!!

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  22. This is such a helpful and interesting post!
    Your blog is really pretty :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Charlotte xx
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  23. Do you use a tripod/self-timer for taking your photos? I'd love to hear your tips for taking outfit photos!

    xx S.
    The Laughing Medusa

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