Ooh it's Friend Friday again!! I really, really love the questions this week- they really relate to my photography post from Wednesday. I'm really interested to see which cameras different bloggers use and what technology I really need to add to my collection.
1. What technology do you use in blogging? (computer, camera, video
camera, tripod, etc...)
I always used a little Sony Point and Shoot which was a great starting point, and I started out with a Gorillapod for a while before progressing to just a cheap tripod, which has been a lifesaver!! I now use the Canon Rebel T2i (D550) and a remote. I use GIMP and/or Photoshop for editing and my laptop.
2. What computer and online technology do you use? (blogging system,
photo storage, photo editing tools, etc..)
I moved from Wordpress to Blogger back in August; a controversial move, I know. I love blogger though and the freedom I have with it. I feel like it is definitely the preferred platform for style bloggers. It feels much more like a community than Wordpress did. I don't use a lot of online technology- just the usual; Facebook, Twitter, GoogleReader, Photobucket and Tumblr occasionally and like I said earlier, I use either Photoshop or GIMP for editing and design.
3. What is your process for taking pictures?
Ooh I can't wait to read the answers for this question!! My photo process is changing as I get used to the move from Point and Shoot to DSLR. Previously, I would get my tripod ready, set it to multiple shoot and self timer. Then set the self timer, run in front of the camera and move around for 5 different poses. Repeat. I usually end up with around 100 photos from each shoot. I usually like and edit between 7-15.
Now I am getting more into perfecting one picture at a time, plus having a remote gives me much more freedom. I am getting used to my camera a little more now and I'm learning about what it can do.
Once the photos are taken they go on my laptop where I go through and choose my favourites. Those get edited and then go on my blog.
4. When it comes to backdrops for your photos what do you consider? Do
you scout locations or shoot the same spot daily?
When I'm back home I love to take photos in my garden. Over here though it's been a little too cold lately. I love taking photos outside in the snow though- they just love amazing here. Most of my outside photos here have been taken just outside my apartment. The inside ones are usually in my building against a white wall or in my apartment. I don't have a car here so going out and about with a tripod and a bulky DSLR isn't really an option, but if someone is taking my photos for me I love to go to new places. As it gets warmer I'm hoping to me more ambitious in my backdrops. I love outside photos most of all. It's always worth the frost bite.
5. If you could splurge and get one new piece of equipment what would
you be buying?
At the moment I really want a portrait lens. That is the first thing on my list when I get more experience with my camera!!
To read what other bloggers have said on this week's topic, go here!!