This post has been sponsored byFotorand all opinions expressed below are my own.
In our first installment of启动食品博客, we dug deep into the bare bone basics of what starting a site from scratch entails. Today, we’re going to talk about what goes into creating a blog post and one of the key highlights to such is photography- perhaps one of our most asked about topics.
As you know, I’ve been a long time user ofFotor：在线照片编辑器。虽然我与其他自由编辑程序涉足那里什么都没有接近，在我看来，什么Fotor所提供的，坦白地说，我觉得这样更容易比大多数导航。
I tend to gravitate towards warmer presets and filters to evoke the aesthetics of Fall. So think a little more saturation and warmth, more background shadows and even some film grain to certain images as a styling effect. All of which can be done through their Basics option and then Effects. As shown below.
When I edit my photos I use multiple programs on a single post to get the look and feel I want. It varies depending on the lighting of the shot (if I post later in the day and the images tend to be a bit darker than I’d like I use Lightroom room adjust the balance and tones, same goes for when I shoot earlier and the images come out too bright). My main staples, however, are VSCO andFotor。
From personal experience, shooting on the phone, then editing on the phone, then having the phone overheat and crash during my editing was not conducive to a professional workflow. Furthermore, with a DSLR I was able to start creating videos, and had the proper format to upload to my current movie maker.
Even today with my more updated smartphone there are some key differences between the lens on the camera and that on the phone. Here are the pros and cons:
图像Quality- 这可能是一个亲或根据图像上一个骗局。有时候，如果我在当天晚些时候拍摄这是伟大的。它给我的照片额外的光，只是......嗯，是不存在的。所以，如果我想分享Instagram上或Facebook的图像时，我有时会只是分享我的投篮 - 上的电话图标。
然而,反对是,有时候,如果我已经亚博体育have a great source of light, it might actually make my images look overexposed, the colors aren’t true to their actual color, and at times it just looks like I took the sharpening tool and cranked it up to 80%. In this case, having a camera lens is great. From my own experiences, nothing- not even my fancy smartphone can compare to shooting on a Nikon with natural light. Everything is clear and true to their actual form which allows me total control over the editing process. Whereas when I’m editing a really bright shot from my phone, I’m editing it down to make it look more real.
Furthermore, the phone is easier to carry around. Not that I really had to point out the obvious here, but I digress.
其中一个对我来说最大的不同，当谈到在手机上拍摄与摄像头的电影。此前在DSLR投资我无法创建任何视频内容。这是棘手的扶植手机获得良好的角度（虽然现在你可以为你的电话 - 你好现代科技三脚架！）。此外，我无法从我的手机格式化的视频文件，使我的土坯程序可以正确读取。亚博体育现在，这可能是因为我的电话坏了过期的时间，但尽管如此，得到了DSLR是一个真正的GameChanger。
Pricing– Let’s be honest, both are expensive investments. The difference is you NEED a phone and don’t necessarily need a camera unless you’re making it your business. DSLRs aren’t as expensive however as some might think. There are lot of beginner packages you can pick up online that come with the case, camera body, SD card, and lenses. It’s a more affordable way to start out, then you can upgrade your gear overtime.
Finally a big question I get isCanon vs. Nikon? I did a lot of research on this because at the time I wasn’t sure either. I only knew they were both highly reputable names and that most likely I would be pleased with either. Nikon is more user friendly when it comes to beginners. I tested both and personally just gravitated towards Nikon. However, while both are of the highest quality, Canon is said to be the preferred model for cinema and movie-making. The differences are subtle and there are no real advantages to either, so I highly recommend going to a local camera store and testing each first to get the feel of them. Only then can you decide which is best for you and your work.
If you wish to set your pinnable collage as a ‘hidden pin’ which I strongly suggest, check outthis伟大的文章对如何做到这一点！
Now that you have the basics of principle photography down, there is really only one other thing you need to go along with a perfect post and that is good storytelling. I may not necessarily be able to teach you how to be a great story-teller as that is a craft I try to perfect with each post, but I can give advice.
I feel that honesty and authenticity are the tools to creating a good story.
如果你已经击中作家的块这里是一个很好的新的视角来承担，在伊丽莎白·吉尔伯特的话，“I don’t sit around waiting for passion to strike me. I keep working steadily because I believe it is our privilege as humans to keep making things. Most of all, I keep working because I trust that creativity is always trying to find me, even when I have lost sight of it.”
So without further adieu let’s jump into the process. Today I’m making Candied Apples complete with caramel, drizzles of white chocolate, sugar crystals, macaron coconut flakes and chocolate sprinkles. The toppings are limitless when it comes to these Autumn gems. Dehydrated fruit bits, nuts, seeds, can all be swapped in or added. Hey, it’s candy season. Go nuts
In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be sharing our third and final installment on Starting a Food Blog which will focus more on the backend of things such as the new Gutenberg platform and blog cosmetics.
Now for the fun part! Today one lucky ready is eligible to win a month of Fotor Pro! Simply comment below telling me how you’re celebrating Halloween this year! Winner will be chosen at random on Halloween. (UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who participated)!