I really miss the week I spent in London with my boyfriend. It was great and we visited a lot of different places. Hyde Park was one of my favorite spots in London. The animals, the trees… everything about it make it so relaxing.
What is your favorite place to go when you need to step out from the world? Leave a comment below!
During the holiday I went with Stitch to London. It was an amazing trip, and I finally decided to share some of our memories with you. I’m counting to make a couple of posts like this during the next few weeks.
First stop, the London Zoo.
It was pretty cold that day, and I have to say we weren’t really planning on going there. But I’m glad we did because it was amazing! I actually had an hard time selecting what picture share with you, cause I took so many. But here we go!
This little guy was so colorful and reminded me of Nemo, so I couldn’t resist and I had to shoot him. And don’t lie, I know you thought about Nemo too.
I guess you could see we were pretty egocentric and we took a picture with almost everything we could. We just played the tourist role without thinking twice about it.
I have to admit it: the whole let’s take a selfie with a penguin idea was Stitch’s. It’s not my fault if the penguin decided to make a pose when I was shooting. So let’s give him some credits.
I guess this doesn’t need much explanation, doesn’t it?
Not sure what it was looking at, but it must have been really interesting. Love it.
This is Timon’s family. That’s it. I’ve met Timon’s family. You can all be jealous.
That’s it for now. If you ever been to the London Zoo, let me know what were your favorites animal to see – and shoot!
It is few minutes past midnights, so I guess I’m getting slightly better at this. I hope next will I will succeed in posting this when it’s still sunday. Oh well, at least I took the picture with some days of advance.
I love october and the way every tree is beginning to change is colors. There’s something magical about this month… I also love that the weather is changing. I cannot say that we had a warm summer this year, but I’m still glad that the cold is coming. Tomorrow I will go buy some new sweaters to put myself in the mood. Hopefully I will find something good.
Lately I’ve been reading a bunch of post about blogging. I find them really inspiring and they make me want to blog even more. As you may know, lately I have had some troubles in making blog posts. It looks like I only keep up (and some times not even really well) with my photography projects: wed’s photo and instax week. Since, as I said, I think those posts with blogging tips are really interesting, I thought that I may enjoy writing them as well. I must say that I’m not an expert blogger at all. I started this website mostly to have a place to write about anything, with no big expectation. But I decided to share the little I know with you.
One thing I really love to do – and that I always loved to – is taking pictures. I normally use my Canon Powershot G16, which is a camera that I truly love since it has a really good quality, but it’s light enough to carry it wherever I go as well. I also love the fact that I can synchronize the photos I take with it to my iPhone. This is really useful since I love to edit my photos with a few smartphone app as well.
So, this is a list of apps and websites I use to edit my pictures before uploading them to my blog.
I love PicMonkey because it has a lot of useful features for bloggers. First at all, it’s a great place to start making your own Header and others cool stuff for you blog (I used it to create my logo and also my Pin It button). I normally don’t use it to edit the colors, lights, etc. of my photographs, but mostly to add some text and doodles to them, which is something that I should actually do more often. A great (and pretty new) feature on PicMonkey, is that it allows you to use your own fonts to edit your images. Isn’t it amazing? I mostly use some Pea fonts I download here for free.
Afterlight is a cool iPhone and Android app which allows you to edit your pictures. Unfortunately is not free, but it’s worth the price! You can adjust some basic option (lights, saturation, etc.) but it also have some amazing filters. Personally I’m in love with leila filter, which is one of the Guest filters. You can definitely play with them and find out which one is the best for you. Another little feature that I sometimes enjoy on Afterlight, is that you can give a vintage look to your image, by adding the dusty, light leak or instant film effect. This will add a layer to your picture and make it look like it was taken on film.
HTML Color codes
I found this website just the other day, but it already become a must-have. The Get Colors from Image page is really useful to have on your favorites when you’re creating some new design for your blog. I never remember what colors I used for my theme, but I want everything on my blog to have a proper look. So, when I had to create (for exemple) my little Pin It button, I wanted it to have the same color that I use on my header. I upload my header image there, and clicked right where the color I needed was. And bam, the color code just appeared, ready to be used!
This is the app I use to synchronize my Canon photos to my iPhone. You can download it both for iPhone and Android. I really suggest you to have it on your phone if you have a Canon camera with Wi-Fi, like me. Sometimes, when I’m in a rush, I use it to just download the picture that I need for my blog post on my phone, without wasting time on downloading all the other pictures I took with my camera on my computer. Also, it’s really useful to have this if you’d like to edit your photos on a smartphone app light Afterlight or others.
And these are some more…
VSCO Cam is another app that I would use to edit photographs on my phone. I have to admit that lately I had used mostly Afterlight for this, but I used to love VSCO Cam as well and it’s still a pretty good alternative. Also, this one is free! You can find it here both on the App Store and Google Play. Like Afterlight, VSCO Cam also have some really nice filter (I know, I’m really lazy). I think my favorites were T1 and F2.
I used to use Gimp a lot. It’s a great (and free!) alternative to Photoshop, which is just too expensive for me. If you want to spend some more time on your pictures and editing in a more personal way, I really suggest you download this amazing app. As I already say, at the moment I’m just too lazy to run it. But it’s still nice to have something like this on your laptop for future use.
There was a time where I used only Fotor to edit my images. It let me put some filters and also write on the them. But I should say that those filters just bored me after a while. Still, if you never heard of it and you’d like a really easy app for editing pictures, there you go.
There you go, those where my favorite and most used apps and website to edit my blog’s photography. I would like to know if you already used any of these. And if you have any other suggestion, feel free to share it! I’d love to learn about some other ways to edit my pictures!
Ecco. Credo che questo sia il progetto che più di tutti stia facendo fatica ad aggiornare regolarmente. Ora come se non bastasse mi sono anche resa conto di dover fare rifornimento di cartucce per la Instax, cosa che farò al più presto. Chissà se prima o poi riuscirò a fare qualche scatto decente anche con questa famosa macchinetta.
Spesso mi ritrovo a voler pubblicare a tutti i costi una foto, ma senza avere nessun soggetto da immortalare. A dire il vero, i soggetti ci sarebbero sicuramente, ma mi mancano la voglia e il tempo di uscire a cercarli.
Era da parecchio che mi ronzava in testa l’idea di comprare un piccolo aiutante modello da tenere sempre con me per le emergenze. Fino a poco tempo fa, però, non avevo ancora trovato nulla che mi soddisfacesse. Poi, un giorno, l’ho visto. Lui, perfetto, mi gurdava come per dire “prendimi, prendimi!”. Ovviamente non ho saputo resistere e ho colto al volo l’occasione. Dopo averci pensato non poco, ho deciso di chiamarlo Owly. Nome molto fantasioso, lo so (ehm). Ma almeno non dovrei dimenticarmelo… Sono davvero felice di potervelo finalmente presentare!
Foto scattata di notte in modalità Stars. Purtroppo c’erano alcune luci accese lì vicino che hanno schiarito un po’ l’immagine, ma il cielo era limpido e sono soddisfatta di questo piccolo esperimento.
Vi chiedo scusa per la mia assenza in queste ultime settimane, durante le quali non ho avuto il tempo di aggiornare il blog. Avevo intenzione di scrivere un breve post per informarvi di ciò, ma alla fine non ho fatto in tempo a fare neanche questo. Comunque ora sono tornata e spero di riuscire a riprendere il ritmo.
Nel frattempo sono tornata a Friborgo e ho finalmente fatto il trasloco nel nuovo appartamento. Sono davvero soddisfatta di come ho arredato la camera (grazie anche e soprattutto all’aiuto di Stitch!), i nuovi mobili firmati Ikea mi piacciono tantissimo e si intonano con i colori del blog, quindi spero che questo mi motivi a scrivere di più. Devo ancora finire di ordinare tutto, ma sono a buon punto. Inoltre ho anche comprato delle nuove lenzuola per il letto, che è diventato molto più floreale e femminile. Me gusta!
La mia Canon AE-1 Program sta cominciando a prendere polvere e la cosa non mi piace per niente. Nel rullino ci sono degli scatti che non vedo l’ora di avere tra le mani, quindi devo assolutamente darmi da fare! Purtroppo in questi giorni il tempo è tornato di nuovo nuvoloso e anche il tempo materiale per uscire a scattare, tra studio e lavoro, non è molto. Pensavo che durante l’estate avrei avuto più tempo per quanto riguarda la fotografia, ma più si avvicinano le scadenze universitarie (esami e lavori da consegnare), e meno tutto questo mi sembra possibile. Sento che sono arrivata al punto di ansia che mi permette di smettere di procrastinare e di mettermi al lavoro come si deve, spero solo non sia troppo tardi.
My Canon AE-1 Program is getting some dust on her, and thats not good at all. There are some shoots in the film in it that I can’t wait to hold in my hands, so I must finish it! Unfortunately these days the weather is once again cloudy and rainy, and I don’t even have the material time to go outsite and shoot – between my study time and work. I thought that during summer I would have had some more time to take photographs, but the more my university dues (exams and papers) are getting closer, the less I think this is possible. I feel that I’ve arrived at that point where my anxiety makes me have to stop procrastinating and put myself into work, I just hope it’s not too late.