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“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind

Over the last couple of months I’ve gotten quite a few emails regarding my photography. Many of you asked me what camera my husband and I use, and what editing tools I primarily work with. Hence I decided to dedicate an entire blog post on my photography today.

Below are some questions I’ve received via emails and social media. I hope you’ll find this post informative and helpful, and don’t forget to comment below if you have any other questions, or perhaps you want to share some of your photography tips with me?! In any case, I would love to hear from you!

Happy Reading!

What camera do you use?

I use a Nikon D3000. Most of my style posts are being shot with a Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S lens.

Who edits your pictures and what tools do you use?

I edit my pictures myself and I primarily work with Lightroom. Lightroom is especially useful if you shoot in RAW because that way you can edit your pictures to your own liking.

Who takes your outfit post pictures?

My husband (so, cliché!). However, I take all of my flat lays, product images and social media pictures myself, and the pictures for this post were also taken by yours truly.

Do you take pictures with your cell phone?

I do, but I must say that I prefer my DSLR camera much better. My iPhone takes great pictures, don’t get me wrong, but it simply cannot compete with a DSLR.

Do you have photography tips for new bloggers?

First and foremost, you need to remember that no one takes a perfect photo every time, including myself. It takes practice, practice and practice.  To learn how to edit photos I strongly recommend attending photography classes, or watch some Youtube videos online. For instance, I learned how to use Lightroom via Youtube.

Don’t give up, and keep educating yourself!

Thanks much for reading, and don’t forget to comment below if you have any other questions!

Much love.

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CAMERA: Nikon D3000 | LENS: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S | EDITING: Lightroom | RINGS: Alexis Bittar c/o | Bling Jewelry “V Ring” c/o | Bling Jewelry “Tri Stone Ring” c/o | Bling Jewelry “Midi Ring Set” c/o | Wedding Ring

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60 Comments

  1. Michelle Joseph
    March 11, 2016 / 2:57 AM

    Thanks for these tips hun. They will come in handy when I get myself a camera.

    Mich xx

  2. March 11, 2016 / 5:10 AM

    I agree that it takes a lot of practice because I use a photographer in my case. Photography is amazing because it captures moments which turn into memories. Thank you so much for dedicating a whole post on your photography to answer to those who have been asking and to teach those who needed to learn something even without asking like me!
    http://www.fashionstylemogul.com

  3. March 11, 2016 / 5:30 AM

    Great idea to do this post and to be honest, your blog is definitely on my list as one of the ones out there that have made me really step up my photography….having courses is a great idea, but there are a few courses I’d like t have: SEO, blog engagement, social media AARGH. So for now, I’d love to have someone who knows more of what they are doing take my photos. You are sooooo lucky you can work with your husband with this…share your creativity, and he’s great at it too! Have a lovely wkend Bella! Xx Oh and Ps those rings are giving me life, I love the ‘Layered Rings’ look!

  4. March 11, 2016 / 5:32 AM

    You are a lifesaver really. I am new to blogging and have been struggling with the photography thing and even when I wanted to buy a camera I didn’t know which one I should buy. I am so thankful for this post V.
    http://dressmecasual.blogspot.com.eg/

  5. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    March 11, 2016 / 6:04 AM

    Fabulous, informative post!! You two really are Fabulous photographers!!! Love those little dainty rings!! Happy weekend you gorgeous gorgeous gal, Hugs to a great one!!

  6. March 11, 2016 / 6:43 AM

    This is a great photography recap, Vanessa! Your pictures are always gorgeous! And thank goodness for our husbands…what would we do without them?! haha Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  7. March 11, 2016 / 7:09 AM

    Great tips! I also shoot with a Nikon, I find they are easier to use than Canons ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips! Have a great weekend babe! xo, Pam

    http://www.thegirlfrompanama.com

  8. March 11, 2016 / 7:34 AM

    I use Lightroom too, I find it so easy to use and very effective! Great post dear!
    Kisses! F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

  9. Amy Ann
    March 11, 2016 / 8:58 AM

    Great tips! Photography is something I am always working on. I am so grateful my husband willing helps. What would we do without them?!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. March 11, 2016 / 9:13 AM

    Your photos are always on point! I love your rings! These are great tips and sometimes I find it hard to edit my photos due to timing but seem to always get it done. Have a wonderful weekend love!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

  11. March 11, 2016 / 11:13 AM

    Wonderfully helpful and gorgeous post darling. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy weekend to you. <3
    Spice Pantry

  12. March 11, 2016 / 11:30 AM

    I have the same camera AND lens! I think you’re using it a bit better than I do, though! I love this lens it’s my favorite. I think it’s time to invest in lightroom. I always hear such good things about it and your photos are so lovely and bright! Thanks for the advice ๐Ÿ™‚
    Laura | collectinglabels.com

  13. March 11, 2016 / 12:48 PM

    This is such a helpful post, Vanessa! First off, these photos look amazing, I especially love the first one, that Aleix Bittar ring is so gorgeous and so is your engagement ring….SWOOOOON! I agree, taking good quality photos does come with plenty of practice. I’ve found Lynda.com to be quite helpful with tutorials for videos recording/setup, as well as some photography. I’ll have to look into Lightroom! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have an amazing weekend, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  14. March 11, 2016 / 1:18 PM

    I absolutely love photography! I find it really soothes me and makes me feel happy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great photographs here and tips!

    Have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Laura xo

    http://www.shehearts.net

  15. March 11, 2016 / 1:27 PM

    You take amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing these tips with us, love! I need to invest in a DSLR for sure!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  16. Megan
    March 11, 2016 / 3:07 PM

    I’m so grateful for this post, Vanessa! I’ve been literally lusting over your IG feed and blog ever since I started following which is over a year ago. I need to invest in a DSLR camera for sure. So far I’ve been using my cell phone but I agree: It’s not the same. You are the best, and I really admire your skills and talent! I have a feeling you’re gonna be BIG sometime! xx, Megan

  17. March 11, 2016 / 5:36 PM

    This is very helpful and inspiring! Your photos are always so crisp and stunning. Such cool rings too! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it. So pleased you loved the post! Have a great weekend Vanessa!

    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  18. March 12, 2016 / 4:48 AM

    Great post V!! I’m now using Lightroom to edit my photos and it so much better than Photoshop! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend! x

    http://violettedaily.com

  19. Alma Moda Aldia
    March 12, 2016 / 7:54 AM

    Unas fotos muy bonitas, feliz sรกbado Vanessa. Besos

  20. Heidi
    March 12, 2016 / 10:33 AM

    I never thought of utilizing YouTube for learning about photography! Such a great idea! See you soon Vanessa!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  21. March 12, 2016 / 9:03 PM

    These tips are wonderful, V! Thanks so much for sharing, now I know a little bit about how you get your amazing pics! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  22. March 13, 2016 / 4:30 AM

    Great tips and beautiful pictures! Love the jewellery that you are wearing!!โค
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

  23. March 13, 2016 / 6:22 AM

    Your flatlays are so stunning Vanessa! I use a Nikon too, I don’t have this particular lense but it looks like the next one I may invest in ๐Ÿ™‚ My boyfriend takes me outfit shots too, gotta love a good instagram husband ๐Ÿ˜›

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  24. March 13, 2016 / 9:46 AM

    I love this post! Your photography style is stunning and I always love your photos. I definitely agree, even the best iPhone photo cannot hold a candle to a DSLR shot.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  25. March 13, 2016 / 10:38 AM

    great tips – and love your photography! insta-husband and self done =) love being able to catch up more frequently xoxo
    http://dayinmydreams.com/

  26. March 13, 2016 / 11:36 AM

    Babes, how awesome are you for sharing? Too many would’ve guarded these secrets jealously so thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only recently hired a professional photographer for my outfit shoots and it’s made a world of difference. However, when it comes to product and beauty shoots, I’m still doing that myself so you can’t imagine how timely your tips are. A big HUG of thanks!!! xoxo

  27. Gabrielle
    March 13, 2016 / 11:50 AM

    These are such flawless, clean photos – very fitting for a photography-guide post! I adore photography, though I’m keen to start learning more on the editing front now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

  28. March 13, 2016 / 2:10 PM

    Your outfit pictures and flat lays are always so on point. Thanks for sharing these tips! I just recently upgraded my DSLR camera, so I hoping to get better pictures too. I tried Lightroom but I find that I’m still struggling with it. I think I will most likely take a course because I would really love to get more use out of it. Thanks again for sharing.

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  29. March 13, 2016 / 9:06 PM

    I agree that nothing compares to a DSLR! You always have such beautiful photos (kudos to your hubby)!! Love these pictures, your jewelry is gorgeous!!

    Hailey
    http://www.themiddlecloset.com

  30. Trang Do
    March 14, 2016 / 1:10 AM

    Beautiful photography! Love your rings!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  31. March 15, 2016 / 9:54 AM

    Great tips V, I usually take all my food photos my self but my mom or her friends take my pictures!!! My boyfriend couldn’t take a picture for the life of him lol!!!

    http://xoxobella.com

  32. March 18, 2016 / 6:12 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing with us Vanessa. I’m always in love with the quality of your photos not to mention your style my sweets. Sending you so much love babe.
    xoxo
    Keyma

    http://www.styleweekender.com

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