The great Katy of Modly Chic invented Friend Friday. It is a chance for all us bloggers to discuss a new topic each week. This week it is Blogger Mechanics...
1. What technology do you use in blogging?
My camera is a Sony Cybershot. It is no the fanciest, but when I first started blogging I wanted to make sure that it was something that I was going to stick with before I splurged...I must say, now I am hooked! Not sure of the brand of my tripod, it had been abused by my kids and the brand has worn off, but it is pretty basic and compact...fits in my bag! I use Blogger as my publisher. I also use my Iphone...besides checking my blog ann resding comments and email, I also send emails to my blog when I have some new thoughts or conversations that I am going to want to blog about later.
2. What computer and online technology do you use?
I hate to admit it, but I am not that technologically savvy. I use my macbook for everything. I store and edit my photos in iphoto. Retouching wise, it does not do a lot, color correction, cropping, red eye elimination...but it works for me!
3. What is your process for taking pictures?
Not sure if you can really call it a process...but I set up the tripod...set the timer...focus on a spot...and run into the frame and try to look all put together and poised by the time the red light flashes and the pictures get snapped. Then I run back to the camera, review the photos, cringe, reframe the shot and repeat!
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 have time, I try to look for a new location. If I am driving and I see a good location, I have been know to pull over and try to snap some pictures. But on most days, I go outside at work and take my photos there...not very exciting. I also have started taking pics in my back yard or front stairs on the weekends. I would try that every morning if I had the time...maybe when my schedule changes.
5. If you could splurge and get one new piece of equipment what would you be buying?
I really want a new camera...not sure what exact kind yet, I still have to do my research. I would like some sort of DSLR since I also plan to start doing for art photography. I also would like to get Photoshop so I can do more creative elements for my blog.