#YouBlogYou Vol. 2

11:00:00 AM

Damn straight, Kendall. (Back story.)

1. In your opinion, how important is it to produce good photographs for blogs?
Important enough, not top priority. Good photos do well to hook in an audience but in the absence of good actual content (useful information, engaging narrative), it's all fluff. Unless you're running a photography blog, treat photos as supporting elements.

2. What gadgets do you use to take photos? You can name more than one.
An iPhone 6 Plus.

3. For how long do you own those gadgets?
Less than a year.

4. Will you recommend those gadgets to your fellow bloggers? Why or why not?
It will do. But I'd recommend investing in a real camera.

5. Do you use any other application to edit or add filters in your photos? If yes, could you share it with us?
Just VSCO.

6. Who usually takes your photos aside from yourself especially on OOTD shots? Show gratitude by mentioning them here.
If it's taken in the office, I ask help from our visualizers: Ynna, James and Dee. Elsewhere, I don't really have a go-to. Anyone who can work an iPhone, I guess.

7. Aside from the camera, what accessories (or props) do you use to take photos? Ex: tripod, flowers, makeup, etc.
Sunlightif it's available.

8. How do you come up with your photos? Do you research first how you should pose, how the products should be presented or it just goes naturally?
Spur of the moment. I'd have moods for flatlays but lately, I've been trying to stay away from it and capture things as they are naturally. I am annoyed by overly art-directed images. Lol.

A photo posted by Danielle (@awsmchos) on

9. Do you have gadget you wish to receive this Christmas? What and why?
Obviously, I'm jumping in on this link-up late so let's switch Christmas for my birthday. I'd like one of 'em mirrorless cameras made by Fujifilm. Because #4.

10. Do you have an Instagram feed or blogger you look up who produces great photos? Share them with us!
@imthejam - siiiiick.

A photo posted by Josh Alvarez (@imthejam) on

11. Share three (3) photography tips to newbie bloggers.
One - Rule of thirds.

Two - Filters are not so bad. Use responsibly.

Three - Brand your photos. Decide on an overall tone and work your way from there. Your photos need to look like they come from the same family, even and especially when you take out the watermark.

You Blog You
#YouBlogYou is a link-up series created by Louise of Louisechelle | Tales and Escapades.  Link-ups are a great way to make new connections and I find that this series in particular will help bloggers 1) look deeper in such a way that can help improve their craft and 2) give the readers a better understanding of who they are as people behind the brand and their purpose for doing what they do. If you blog, come and join the fun! Clicking the image on the left will take you to the full mechanics.

If you're a reader, you're also welcome to the party. Find a question in the list that you can or would like to answer and leave your thoughts in the comments!

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