Super Cool Gifts For Photographers and Bloggers

Super Cool Gifts For Photographers and Bloggers

These Unique Gifts For Photographers and Bloggers have great reviews and I would love to have all of them!

I just took a yoga class and when I was walking out there was a photographer taking Santa photos. I always check out what other photographers are using. So down I went to check things out. There were two white diffusers on top of her speed lights.  Of course, I had to ask “are those Magnet Mod”? Yes, they were! I have been looking at them for 3 weeks now and have sent the company messages on Facebook to see if they were going to have any specials before Christmas. They said they did not think so. Should I buy them anyway?

After talking to this photographer and seeing how easy it was to put the diffusers and color gels on and off the camera, I am sold. Make sure you check them out below.

Gifts For Photographers and Bloggers

  • Compact TRRS cardioid microphone designed for iOS devices and smartphones
  • High-quality directional microphone that connects directly to the iPhone TRRS microphone/headphone socket
  • 3.5mm headphone output
  • Except for iPhone 7.

Find the Rode mic here http://amzn.to/2gmKOt0

Gifts For Photographers and Bloggers

  • Soft, Diffused Light, Universal Fit
  • Efficient Diffusion, Instant Attachment
  • Modular Design, Beautifully Simple, Integrated Gel Slot
  • *A MagGrip is required to use with your flash*

I love these! Check out Magnet mod products here http://amzn.to/2hiuP18.

 

Lenes for i phone

  • All three lenses: wide, macro and fisheye
  • Wide: a 100-degree field of view that captures in what’s right in front of you and to the sides
  • Fisheye: 180 hemispherical view takes truly well-rounded photos

Learn more about the Photojojo Iris Lens

tripod with trigger release Gifts For Photographers and Bloggers

 

  • EASY TO USE & WELL-DESIGNED. This extremely convenient mini tripod is compatible with small digital cameras, webcams, GoPro devices, mount adapters (1 included), various smartphones, and other imaging devices.
  • CAPTURE SPECIAL MOMENTS WHEREVER YOU ARE – Its innovative rubber foam leg design allows you to securely stand it on a flat surface or wrap it around door knobs, lamps, railings, posts, chairs, tree branches, benches – unconventional positions – to suit almost any location because of its durability.
  • ADVANTAGES OVER OTHER BRANDS – Bluetooth Remote Shutter – perfect for taking selfies and pictures at a distance (up to 30 ft.). Smartphone Mount (vertical/horizontal usage) with jaws clamp to keep your phone safe and secure. Rotating Mini Ball Head to capture multiple angles.
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT.

Tripod with trigger release http://amzn.to/2h9Ntdq

 

Continuous 600 Lumen LED Light Set for Table Top Studio Portable Lighting Kit with Gel Filters, AGG1501

Continuous 600 Lumen LED Light Set for Table Top Studio Portable Lighting Kit with Gel Filters

  • 2) x High Output Table Top Photography LED Light Stand
  • (2) x Red Color Gel Filter for LED Light
  • (2) x Blue Color Gel Filter for LED Light

 http://amzn.to/2hiGkWf

What do you think about these cool Gifts For Photographers and Bloggers? Do you have any to share with us?

Bloggers, What You Need To Know About Taking Lifestyle Photos

Taking Lifestyle Photos

Do you want a different twist on taking lifestyle photos? Rather you are taking photos yourself or having someone else take them, I hope you find these tips on taking lifestyle photos helpful.

Don’t be afraid to take more photos than you need, just delete the ones you don’t want.

Tell a story

What do you want your readers to know about you? Let your personality shine through, are you quite, funny, or maybe business like? Capture the little details and Shoot from all angles.

Never leave home without a camera or cell phone. Take photos of what you do during the day. Examples would be, working out of a coffee shop or park, riding your bike or running in the park (of course someone else will have to take these) your readers want to know what their favorite blogger is doing and of course, it depends on what kind of blog you have. If you are a style blogger you might want to show what you wear while working, going out on the town, or maybe shopping. If you are a DIY blogger take photos of you making a popular craft. I think you get it!

Headshot for bloggers blurred background
What does this image say about her?

 

food blogger
What kind of blogger do you think she is?

 

Leave empty space

You never know when you might want to add another photo or words so leave some space. Look up and down, point up and down.  Try to use a solid background rather inside or outside.

amazing Lifestyle Photos

amazing Lifestyle Photos

 

Don’t always pose for the photo

Get caught in the moment. Compare these two photos below. Oh, ya did I tell you I like to use actions, overlays, and be creative. I’ll cover that another time.

Mopping floors

mopping floors
This is how I mop my floors!

 

Hook up with other photographers

Some of my best shots are when I went on shoots with other photographers. You can learn so much from each other. Sometimes we bring in a makeup artist and models. We end up paying $35 and get hundreds of amazing images. You can find photographers on Meetup.com or check with your local camera store.

Here are a few photos that I shot with a group of photographers. The first and last one were models. The middle one is a friend.

Lifestyle Photos

Lifestyle Photos

Lifestyle Photo

Let me know your secrets for taking lifestyle photos. Do you do think about any of the above while shooting?

Headshot Photography Tips For Bloggers

Headshot Photography Tips For Bloggers

I know many of you have a boyfriend or a friend that does your fashion/outfit photos. Is that good enough? Check out these Headshot Photography Tips.

I would say if you want to make the big money you need a professional to do the job but the problem is it cost money and I have seen many I phone photos that rock!

I have worked as a photographer for 12 years and have photographed hundreds of models. Models and blogger are not that different in fact they both just want to look good while posing in an outfit, drinking coffee, or cooking. Whatever it is they do.

Rather you are going to hire someone or have a friend take your photos, here are some things to think about.

 Have a headshot they will remember. A great headshot says Everything! Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Don’t have a lot of clutter in the background unless it’s blurred out.
  • Stand out, do something different like a really close up shot, take it off center, show your personality.
  • You don’t always have to smile or you don’t always need to look into the camera. If you do look into the camera make sure the eyes are in focus.
  • Practice in the mirror, what side and expression do you what others to see.
  • Lighting is critical. You need to light the eyes and watch for contrasty shadows, use something to defuse the light. To see the difference check out this photoshoot http://bit.ly/2fPvciP.
  • Play around with your lenses. I shoot with many different lenses but for a close up my favorite is a prime lens, 85mm f1.8. Read more about that here http://bit.ly/2g5qDzV

Here are some headshot photos from my  portfolio:

 

Headshot Photography Tips For Bloggers

 

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Headshots for bloggers

 

headshots for bloggers

 

 Headshot Photography Tips

 

Good luck with your headshots!  I hope these Headshot Photography Tips have helped you. Sign up for my blog and follow me on facebook for more photography tips.