Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Blogging tips // How to take great photos for your blog


Det er efterhånden længe siden at jeg har lavet et blogging tips indlæg, så da jeg fik en kommentar fra en af mine søde læsere, der spurgte om jeg ville lave et indlæg om hvordan jeg tager billeder, begyndte jeg straks at tænkte hvordan jeg skulle stykke det sammen. Billeder er det jeg lægger aller mest arbejde i på bloggen, og også det jeg bruger mest tid på. Jeg vil glædeligt dele ud af mine erfaringer, og vil også lave flere indlæg om hvordan jeg redigere billeder mm. I er selvfølgelig altid velkomne til at lægge en kommentar omkring hvad i gerne vil vide mere om. 

Udstyr
Allerede inden jeg begyndte at blogge, havde jeg fået et DSLR kamera i fødselsdagsgave, fordi jeg havde en stor passion for at tage billeder. Det var derfor helt naturligt at jeg brugte mit kamera til bloggen da jeg startede den i sin tid. Jeg har i mellemtiden købt et nyt kamera. Jeg bruger et Canon EOS 700D.Hvis du ikke lige har råd til et smide en masse penge i et dyrt kamera, så har de fleste nye telefoner også et utroligt godt kamera, og kan sagtens bruges.

En ting man som blogger ELSKER er en sløret baggrund. Hvis du har et DSLR kamera kan du købe et objektiv med en lav f-værdi, da det primært er den der bestemmer hvor meget dybde der er i billedet. Jeg har Canon's 50 mm. f/1.8 objektiv. Hvis du vil have dem meget sløret kan du også købe et med f/1.4, men så koster det en del mere. 


//It's been a while since I've made a blogging tips post, so when I got a comment from one of my sweet readers who asked if I would make a post about how I take pictures, I immediately began thinking how I could piece it together. Pictures are what I put most most effort in on the blog, and also what I spend most time on. I will happily share my experiences and will also make more posts about how I edit images and more. You are of course always welcome to leave a comment about what you want to know more about.

Equipment
Even before I started blogging, I got a DSLR camera for my birthday because I had a great passion for taking pictures. It was therefore quite natural that I used my camera to the blog when I started back then. I have since bought a new camera. I use a Canon EOS 700D. If you can not afford to throw a lot of money in an expensive camera, most new phones also have an incredibly good camera and can easily be used.

One thing you as a blogger LOVE is a blurred background. If you have a DSLR camera, you can buy a lens with a low f-value, primarily because it is the one who determines how much depth there is in the picture. I have Canon's 50mm. f / 1.8 lens. If you want them very blurry, you can also buy one with f / 1.4, but it costs a lot more.



Lær hvordan du styrer dit kamera
Om du har et DSLR kamera eller bruger din telefon, er det vigtigt at vide hvordan du styre dit kamera. Selv på telefoner er det oftest muligt at indstille forskellige ting, hvis man ønsker det. Hvis du har et DSLR kamera er der en hel del man skal have styr på, og jeg vil kort skrive hvad de forskellige ting er - Hvis du sidder og venter på at skulle til tandlægen eller skal på en dejlig ferie, kan du sætte dig ned og læse mere om de forskellige ting, da det er en hel videnskab i sig selv. 

ISO
ISO bestemmer lys sensitiviteten. En lav ISO betyder lidt lys. Man vil som regel gerne have meget lys på sine billeder, men jo højere din ISO er, jo mere grynede bliver dine billeder. Derfor stræber man efter at have så lav en ISO som muligt. 

Lukketid
Lukketiden bestemmer, ja.. lukketiden. Jo længere lukketiden er, jo mere lys når der at komme ind. Når man tager outfit billeder vil man som regel gerne have en hurtig lukketid, da billeder ellers godt kan blive sløret på grund af bevægelse. Hvis man tager biller af ting kan man ofte godt tillade sig at eksperimentere med lukkehastigheden, da der ikke er noget bevægelse. Hvis man for eksempel gerne vil have en meget hvid baggrund, er det en god idé at lukke mere lys ind. 

Blænde
Blænden er med til at bestemme dybdeskarpheden i et billede, som jeg skrev tidligere om i forhold til at købe et objektiv med en lav f-værdi. Den bestemmer nemlig hvor meget på billedet der skal være skarpt. 



// Learn how to control your camera
If you have a DSLR camera or use your phone, it is important to know how to control your camera. Even on the phones it is often possible to control the settings, if you wish. If you have a DSLR camera there is a lot you have to have control, and I will briefly write what the different things are - if you are sitting and waiting to going to the dentist or going on a nice holiday, you can sit down and read more about the different things as it is almost rocket science. 

ISO
ISO determines the light sensitivity. A low ISO gives little light. You will usually like much light on your pictures, but the higher your ISO is, the grainier your photos get. Therefore aspire to having aa low ISO as possible.

Shutter speed
Shutter speed determines yes .. the Shutter speed. The longer the shutter speed is, the more light will entering. When you take outfit pictures you will usually want a fast shutter speed, because the images otherwise will be blurred due to movement. If you take pictures of things, it is often fine to experiment with the shutter speed when there is no motion. If, for example, you want a very white background, it's a good idea to let in more light.

Aperture
The aperture helps to determine the depth of field on an image, as I said earlier in relation to buying a lens with a low f-value. It determines for how much the image should be blurred.



Tripod eller menneske?
Hvis du selv skal være med på billedet, er det svært selv at holde kameraet. I mange situationer en tripod rigtig god. Ikke kun hvis du ikke har nogen til at tage billeder for dig, men også når du skal tage billeder af din nye Prada taske, Starbucks kaffe eller MAC læbestift. En tripod hjælper nemlig med at stabilisere billedet, hvilket gør det skarpere. 
Hvis du skal ud og tage outfit billeder i byen er det en god idé at tage en kæreste, ven eller familiemedlem i hånden og få dem til at hjælpe dig. De behøves ikke at være særligt kamera kyndige. Opsæt kameraet for dem med de rigtige indstillinger (Tag eventuelt nogle prøvebilleder af dem), og hvis dem hvor tag-billede-knappen sidder.  

//Tripod or human?
If you must be in the picture, it is difficult to hold the camera yourself. In many situations a tripod is really good. Not only if you do not have someone to take pictures for you, but also when you take pictures of your new Prada bag, Starbucks coffee or MAC lipstick. A tripod can be used for helping to stabilize the image.
If you go out and take outfit pictures in the city, it is a good idea to take a boyfriend, friend or family member in your hand and get them to help you. They do not have to be special camera savvy. Set up the camera for them with the right settings (maybe take som test shots of them), and show them how where the image button is.





Naturligt lys - I en passende mængde 
For at få et harmonisk billede, er det en god idé at bruge naturlig belysning. Kunstig lys har ofte en tendens til enten at få en meget gullig farve, eller en meget blå farve. Det aller bedste lys du kan få, er altså solen. Men man skal passe en lille smule på. Undgå så vidt som muligt at tage billeder i direkte sollys. Et direkte lys kan ofte give meget hårde skygger, og det er sjældent at man vil have det. Søg derfor i skyggen - men ikke for mørkt, da dit billede ellers kan blive grynet og uklart.  

//Natural light - in an appropriate amount
To get a balanced picture, it's a good idea to use natural lighting. Artificial light often have a tendency to either get a very yellowish color, or a very blue color. The very best light you can get is the sun. But avoid as much as possible to take photos in direct sunlight. A direct light can often give very harsh shadows, and it is rare that you want that. Seek the shade - but not too dark or your picture could become grainy and unclear.

Det sidste touch 
Nu har du fået skudt en masse fine billeder, men du synes stadig der mangler noget. Det er en sjælenhed at der er et billede der ikke skal redigeres - bare en lille bitte smule. Lige som kamera indstillinger, så kan man skrive tykke bøger om redigering af billeder. Jeg vil på et senere tidspunkt skrive hvordan jeg redigere mine billeder i detaljer, men nu får i den lige i grove træk. 
Jeg redigere egentligt ikke mine billeder så meget. Det første jeg piller ved er lysstyrken som jeg som regel sætter op. Der efter kigger jeg på kontrasten i billedet. Hvis jeg vælger at ligtness op, så sætter jeg også kontrasten op, da der ellers kan komme til at mange detaljer i billedet. Nogle gange beskære jeg også mine billeder, men mere om alt det en anden gang.

Og voila, jeg håber at det kunne hjælpe lidt. 

I må som altid meget gerne stille spørgsmål, eller skrive hvad i gerne vil læse mere om!

// The final touch
Now you have shot a lot of great images, but you still think there is something missing. It is a rarely an image do not needs be edited - just a tiny bit. Just as the camera settings, you can write thick books about editing images. I would later write how I edit my pictures in detail, but now I will write briefly about it. 
I do not edit my pictures so much. The first thing I edit is the brightness that I usually put up. There after I look at the contrast in the image. If I choose to put ligtness up, so I put the contrast up, otherwise you can loose details in the image. Sometimes I also cut my photos but more about all that later.

And voila, I hope that it might helped a little.

You may as always ask questions, or write what you want to read more about!

19 comments:

  1. All such great tips! I have to get that lens. It's funny what you say about the tripod or human... I'm on vacation in Montreal and normally my boyfriend takes my photos, but he's working while we're here and of course I don't have a tripod! I've been getting very creative and doing some make-shift tripods. Next time, I'm finding someone who I can pay in starbucks!


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    1. It is a good investment. And you can usually buy them for around 20 dollars, maybe less.

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  2. Dejlige tips ;)

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  3. Cheers for the tips! I'm dying to get my hands on a DSLR! X

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    1. It is indeed a good thing to have. Especially when you blog :)

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    2. It is indeed a good thing to have. Especially when you blog :)

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  4. very good tips ! :D

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  5. This is so helpful! And that picture is stunning! I still can't figure out how to change shutter speed on my camera, and it occasionally seems to change itself and go wonky, but that's on my list of things to learn!
    Marianne :)

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  6. Nice tips! I am thinking about investing in a tripod, I think it's so much easier to own one in some situation. I am still learning everything about ISO, Shutter of speed and aperture, it can be quite confusing, but I am getting there slowly!
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    Jennifer | Pretty as Summer

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    1. I think you should buy one. You can get them for less than 20 dollars :)

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  7. I also have the Canon 700D and I love it. Thank you for the explanation of the ISO and aperture, because I never really understood what it is for.

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  8. Great tips! Thank you Emily :)

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    xx

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  9. Great tips! Thank you Emily :)

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    xx

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