What kind of camera do you use?
From the beginning of the blog in February, 2011 up until December, 2012, I used a Canon Rebel XT. From December, 2012 until May 2018, I used my Canon 7D. From May, 2018 until now, I’ve used my Canon 5D Mark IV. I’ve also used my iPhone (4s, 5s, 7) to take photos for the blog (see here and here). I wrote a post about taking better smartphone photos here. And I do all of my photo editing with Photoshop CS6, but I recommend more budget-friendly photo editing programs here.
Can you recommend a good starter DSLR camera?
I think the Canon Rebel T3i is a good starter DSLR camera. I’ve used one before (borrowed a friend’s) and was happy with how it performed.
Your photos are nice and bright, what’s your trick?
I try to take photos when there’s plenty of natural light. For example, I always photograph our living room in the morning because the windows face east. I also edit my photos in Photoshop CS6, and sometimes I use studio photography lights to provide extra light.
I want to start a blog, any tips?
My biggest tip is to not get into blogging because you think it’ll be fast, easy money. Because that myth/assumption isn’t true. At all. I didn’t start to break even (I spent more money on projects than the money I took in from the blog) until I was about 2 years into blogging. You have to love blogging. If you make it a job and all about money, it’ll consume you and you’ll start to dislike it instead of loving it.
Where did you get the pink storage boxes in your home office?
Do you do design consults?
No. I’m too indecisive when it comes to making decor decisions in my own house, let alone someone else’s. Trust me, it’s for the best.
Is your library card catalog for sale?
What kind of dog is Jack?
Jack is 100% mutt. We got him from a shelter when he was a pup (rescue dogs are the best!). Our vet calls him a puggle mix. We think he’s a mixture of pug, beagle, black lab, pit, and probably 3 other breeds.
Please explain your day job.
I’m an early intervention developmental therapist (DT). I work with kiddos ages 0-3 with developmental delays (specifically cognitive, speech, and social) and their families in their homes.
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