Just One Word Book Photo Challenge // by just0nemorepage // January 2017
Day 17: Prized.
My fave vintage book that I own. Bought it in London 10 years ago. This edition was published in 1914 and contains personal scribblings of the original owner, dated May 1914, all the way to the 1930s. It’s full of newspaper clippings that the owner cut out and inserted here, little articles and news about Dickens. It’s a majestic copy ♥
Happy New Year,everyone! Ellie here (to some of you I’m Amy) I meant to post this sooner but I ended up making it into a New Years FF instead. This post goes out to old friends, new friends, favorite mutuals, and favorite blogs that I’ve followed for a long time (non-mutual).
I randomly made some poses for my sims and I think they turned out pretty decent so I decided to share them. They were inspired by a few of Exo’s photo shoots for the magazine “The Celebrity”. I had no idea as to what to name this pose pack so I just went along with the magazine brand but removed the first word. I’m still not that familiar with photoshop controls so do turn a blind eye to the weird edits. The poses are also not 100% exactly the same as the original because I tweaked some of them to my liking. Also, the sims used were not inspired by the group members but some of their outfits were. Do let me know if there’s any issue.
Do not re-upload, especially onto paysites. Do not claim as yours.
It is pose list compatible. Non pose list version is included too.
Me editing on my phone vs on my computer, with the original photo for comparison. I typically do all of my editing on my phone because its faster and easier, but it also tends to leave things more washed out and undefined.
I’m honestly not sure which one is better, and am inclined to believe that I just suck at editing period.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject! Which one do you like more? What areas should I work and improve upon?
Also, I’m an Amazon Associates member now! Check out the links below for the items I’m wearing (except for the dress), and go ahead and buy them! You won’t be disappointed :)
I couldn’t decide which version of this I prefer, so I thought I would just post both of them! The second one is the latter version, but the first one was part of the original ‘putting-together’ of the edit and is much *softer*.
hi guys! here’s some advice on how to take photos of your notes and other things for your studyblrs. i’m not an authority on this or anything, this is just how i personally take and edit my pictures. i hope this helps for any new studyblrs out there, or helps out more experienced studyblrs!
try to take pictures in natural lighting.
i have a nice big window in my room, although this isn’t the best day for photography as it’s cloudy.
things always look better in the sunlight than in the harsh artificial light of your desk lamp.
this may be harder if you study when it’s dark out, i recommend studying during the daytime - not only for easier photo ops. working with the sun streaming in will keep you awake and make you feel invigorated.
choose a background that works.
i have a variety of backgrounds in my photos, but it’s not because i have thirteen thousand desks.
i use my 14x17 sketchbook for a white background, but no worries if you don’t have one! white paper can work if you’re taking a picture of a small thing.
you don’t need a white background either! i often use my wooden desk as a background because it looks pretty nice. i prefer the white paper though, because my desk has paint stains everywhere. (whoops)
make sure you choose a background that will complement the thing you’re photographing! if it’s mostly white, use a dark background. if it’s colorful and bright, use white. if there’s barely any color on it, you could even use patterned scrapbook paper as a background to add a pop of color to your photo. place your item on a variety of backgrounds to see how it looks.
put stuff around it.
try framing your notes with different things - pens, pencils, even potted plants. see what looks nice.
try some different angles too.
maybe a closeup? straight-on? or a diagonal like this one? play around with your options and see what you think looks good.
once you’re satisfied with a photo, it’s time to edit it!
i use polarr, a desktop app you can get for free on the chrome web store. any photo editing application works though, whatever you prefer!
i usually increase the exposure and contrast, and a bit of the saturation. don’t saturate your photos too much, they’ll look too bright and unnatural.
just fiddle around until you’re satisfied!
now it’s time to post it! if you want your post to be noticed, tag it with #studyblr and #studyspo, and if your favorite blogs track tags, tag them too! if you tag a post with #tbwstudies, i’ll see it and probably reblog it! :)
a short, important psa
you can be a wonderful studyblr without jumping through so many hoops to take photos. in fact, i encourage you not to do this often. if you spend more time embellishing and photographing your notes than actually studying them, you have a problem. that’s not the purpose of the studyblr community.
i personally love taking pictures of my notes and sharing them because it encourages me to write them neatly and keep organized, and seeing them come up on my dash reminds me to get off tumblr and actually study.
you can be part of the pretty notes section of studyblr or not, it’s all your personal choice. don’t feel pressured to have beautiful notes just because some studyblrs do. it’s their style of learning and reviewing, and if it doesn’t work for you, don’t bother.