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6 February 2018

How my blog photography has changed | AD

[AD] Photography is something I strive to get better at. Over this past year my love for photography has grown immensely, I love the idea of capturing a moment perfectly and being able to keep it forever.
 When I first started this blog, I had taken the odd photo of food, myself, with friends etc. but had never really grasped how much I loved it until this past year or so.  I always say that it's something I want to get better at, but when I look back, I've actually already come along way since my little slice of the internet began.

Cameras themselves have changed a lot in the time that I've been blogging too. My first camera was a little handy point and shoot, it was easy to use and light to carry. I then moved my way through a few more point and shoots until I got my DSLR. I love learning how to use a new camera, and getting out there and testing out its functions.  Whether it's on my phone, or getting creative with my big camera, I just love taking photos! (much to my Husband's delight..) Panasonic have released their new Lumix G9, a luxury 4k Wildlife & Sports camera, which has a high speed burst and auto focus tracking, making capturing moments so much easier. This means that it's the perfect type of camera for capturing the atmosphere of your surroundings, and encapsulating it in a flawless image. A prime example of how cameras have evolved, and improved over the years.

Alongside cameras, blogging styles have changed too. Back when I first started blogging, I was a little lost trying to find my 'style'. Naturally I tried a bit of everything.

This is from my 4th ever post back in 2013, and I couldn't help but chuckle at how beautifully I'd set up this shot, I mean look at the focus on that!....

Another fine set of examples...

I played around with many different options (mainly just changing the background) but I was trying!

As the year's continued, more and more blog styles had emerged. Instagram had become a place where you stopped posting random pictures of crisps packets, and selfies, and become more of a place to share photography as an art form.

I'd seen perfectly set up products, on stunning white backgrounds, and again, still trying to find my fit in this community decided to give this style of photography a go. I did this for a while, but it still wasn't  'me'.  Then there were also the beautifully poised 'candid' shots, that again I tried, but found very hard to achieve the same look, or should I say, the vision I had in my head.

It was only really this last year that I found my 'style' in photography, and this is where my love of taking pictures begins. I love to capture moments, rather than things. My photography has more depth, perspective and focus. I like to play with darker colours, and try to grasp the atmosphere of the moment. Little snippets of time.

Thus my blog photography has changed immensely, and I'm rather pleased that I have found my style. In turn my love for photography has massively changed my blog content. I still love make up and fashion immensely, but I love to write about lifestyle more. I really enjoy sharing places we've been, things we've seen and what we've eaten. I like to capture the view as it looks to me, as well as the occasional 'follow along' photo.

I want to take photos that capture an emotion, and that give you the same sense of wonder that you feel when you're actually in the moment. These are the reasons I love photography, and the reason my photography has improved so much over the last year or so. I am by no means an expert, and there is still so much to learn, but I'm just happy in the knowledge that I'm getting there. One click at a time.

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