Tools for blogging and photography
When I started publishing my blog as a hobby years ago, I had almost zero time to spend on making photos with my point-and-shoot camera, a Canon Powershot.
I was a busy mom, and it was enough trouble to take a quick snap of a finished recipe at dinner time without my young kids wailing they were HUNGRY, mere seconds before we sat down to eat the food.
I relied on a few simple strategies: using a mini Ultrapod tabletop tripod and setting the timer on the camera so it wouldn’t shake in my hands during the long exposure in my too-dark kitchen.
I shied away from exploring the manual mode on my camera, let alone stopping to consider the singular, magical element of photography: Light.
There was a point somewhere along the line when I stopped using the flash, but that was the extent of it. And I was someone who had at one point during college majored in photography!!
I’m still a busy working mom, but my kids have grown into teenagers and young adults. I’m grateful to have more time to dedicate to making better images. It’s an evolution of learning, a full-blown passion and part-time job, right up there next to the one for food.
I use natural daylight in my home studio and a simple white bounce card.
CAMERA AND EQUIPMENT:
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC