My late husband was my photographer. He was always with me and took millions photos that I could pick from. But now it is just me and I have traveled even more for my blogging business or vacation this year. I need many photos to post, so I have to find a way to do the trick. Below are a few simple tools or App that have helped me keep producing high quality photos by myself.
1. Light-Up Phone Case For Selfie or Instagram Story
I noticed that I have taken more and more selfies and Instagram stories when I am traveling. Most of them are pretty bad quality due to the terrible lighting. Then just recently I discovered this cool Light-Up Phone Case.
See the photos I took with my iPhone 7 plush.
Without the light-up case.
With the light-up case, front lights on.
With the light-up case, back lights on.
The potable light for retouching makeup on the go.
2. The old Fashion Tripod for Self Portraits
My late husband bought this AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod two years ago for our TV segment filming. I never thought about that I would take this tripod everywhere I traveled. I know, some of my blogger friend couldn’t believe when she saw it in my hotel room. Lol. It is very light weight and so easy to use.
Self portraits are tough for a number of reasons; you can’t see yourself to know how you look until after the fact. Setup can be more time consuming due to the running back and forth setting timers. Focus is difficult because again you can’t see where that focus point is resting and if you are using a timer mode there is a chance you weren’t in the frame when the camera found something to focus on. Lol. It takes time and patience but it can be done. You can see the photos below for some good ones that I got from hundreds not so great ones.
3. Meitu Photo Editing App
When I was in China for my month long vacation, all my friends were using this Meitu App. They were so surprised that I never used any App like this to edit my photos. They said I am not quilted to be a blogger since I didn’t even know it. Lol! Anyway, this is a super powerful App that literally can make everyone looks perfect. I always dislike heavy touching up with my photos. The only thing I do is to lighten up the image if it is too dark. You can explore more to see the magic results. Anyway, I just wanted to show you one function that I really like, the Eraser. This can help you erase all the people or things that you don’t want in your photos. See examples below.
The original photo:
Erased all the people:
I hope these tips have answered your questions and leave a comment below to share with us your photo tips! You can read all my blogging related posts here.
Photo credit: Grace Liang
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