My Blogging Equipment + Editing tools.

Hi loves! I’ve been getting several questions lately about the equipment that I use for shooting my pictures. So I figured I would share with you all the camera and lenses I use as well as how I edit my pictures and what are some of my favorite editing tools. Let’s dive in!

Right now, I’m using the Sony Alpha 5100 and a 50 mm lens. The day and night settings on this camera are great and I don’t have any complaints on the quality. Here are my top three shooting modes: superior auto, aperture priority, and manual exposure.

The 50 mm lens is so diverse and well known because it does the amazing job of blurring the background. It can be tricky at times because you have to make sure to focus it on what you want so it can blur the background, but once you get it down it makes magic shots happen!

My phone is also such a helpful gadget. I actually use my phone quite often for shots. I have the Galaxy S9+, and now phones are built with so many great features. The two modes I shoot in are Pro, Live focus (which also blurs the background!) and just regular photo. The quality is amazing on this phone and I’m in love!

When it comes to who is actually shooting my photos, at times it’s Byron and other times it’s my good friend Jackie and her sister. They are incredibly talented, so lucky to have them. But, I also have to give credit to my handy dandy tripod. Yes it definitely is awkward but hey, gotta do what you gotta do. It definitely gets easier as time goes on.

Editing

I always seem to incline towards brownish, orangey tones. I don’t know why but I love the vibe. I use VSCO to edit my pictures and I use the M5 preset. It’s free and if you’re in to those kind of tones, then you might love it as much as I do. I sometimes mess with the lighting and contrast depending on the photo but that’s totally up to you. Here’s some of my favorite editing apps:

Snapseed: I use the healing tool to remove items

Instasize: Is helpful when I want to use more of my picture. As you know sometimes Instagram crops your photo depending on the size, so it may cut of your shoes or head. This tool helps get more of that shot in there.

Nebi: Filters for pictures to make them distressed/vintage. Love this app!

Lightroom: We all know and love this one and for good reason! I love the presets here as well and all the editing tools! My favorite are all the vintage ones, of course.

And that’s a wrap! I hope you found this helpful! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Till’ the next post!

Xo, Guadalupe β™‘

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