Day 3: Mango time

One of the best things about being on vacation is to spend more time with mango.

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He’s one year and a half now and he has changes do much since he was a pup. He more calm an loving now. He just wants to be near us and lay down or be pet. Today we took a nap together! He was so still at one point, I even forgot he was there. His breath calms me and he always warm and cozy.

These days we are taking longer walks, we sit and watch people go by and I’m so happy to spend more time with him.

(He was a great model today! He sat still and posed while I took his photo :D)

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Day 2: Home and huge ice creams!

Today was a very relaxed day. We stayed at home for most of it and I felt appreciating it a lot. Knowing you can just sit or lay down with no schedules or appointments for at least one week.

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My parents came over for lunch, hubby and I watched anime, we went shopping with a friend and I had the biggest and yummiest ice cream I’ve ever had! We also watched a horror movie called Hush at the end of the day and it left me with a weird feeling. So I decided to come write and share my photo of my One Post a Day Challenge Part 2 and see if I could relax again (it’s not working really well).

How’s your week coming along?

 

One post a day challenge part 2!

Time to relax, go to the beach, play some games and do One Post a Day Challenge Part 2!

It’s vacations time!

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If you have been following my blog for over a year now, you must have seen my One Post a Day Challenge from last year! During my one week off from work in July I decided to do one post a day during seven days to work on creativity, keep a record of my vacations and have fun!

I saw one of those post photos a few days ago I decided I wanted to do it again this year! So this is the first post of the challenge!

Today I went to the beach with my parents, then we we browsed a cute store near their house and they invited me to have dinner! It was the perfect start of my vacations! Hope you have a great week! And if you decide to do a challenge like this one sometime, let me know! I would love to follow you!

All of these photos were taken with my phone a One Plus 3 and then developed using Lightroom 3.

YouTube Photography Channel

I’ve been meaning to open a photography YouTube channel for a while. However, I couldn’t come up with what to do on it. Finally, after some time I oficially opened my YouTune Channel!

I say “oficially” because I uploaded some videos previously from roadtrips and stuff, but now I now where I want to go and what I want to do with my YouTube channel. So, for the premiere I made a sort of behind the scenes video of my latest photo shoot for my friend’s web Vestier de Moda.

Hope you enjoy it!

I will upload more photos of this shooting here on my blog and on my Instagram account!

Together in Barcelona

If you’ve been following my blog for some time and have stopped by my About Page, you’ve probably read and remember this phrase:

And my biggest wish is that my family, my friends and I can all live in the same city again.

Well, I can tell you know that it’s no longer there. 🙂

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My wish came true exactly one month ago. On May 19th my parents finally moved to live in Barcelona and we are know 1,7Km away from each other!

I spent some time thinking about what kind of photo I would take to commemorate this event, and one night when I was almost falling asleep I though about our feet! Everyone has a very unique way to stand and shoe style, so I though this would be a fun and original family portrait.

It was taken at my parents new home after celebrating my brother’s birthday.

Together in Barcelona.

Focus

I’m a big fan of having a very precise Focus point in all of my photos. Specially in portraits. I always aim to the eyes and try to make them the central point of attention always keeping the background out of focus (I have a very special relationship with my 1.8 50mm lens and almost for a sure fact I will be shooting at 1.8 ((hihihihi)). 

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For this shot it was a challenge to find that perfect focused eye point. I took this through a window in the intent of trying new things and ideas, as I mentioned on my previous post (it features a very handsome border collie and very nice fairy lights if you want to check that out!).

The reflections on the glass make it very difficult to find focus. But you just need to move around a little bit and maybe, if you have to, switch to manual focus. That’s what I did here and I think I got a very good focus.

I then developed this image using Adobe Lightroom and a little Photoshop afterwards.

Thanks to my beautiful model Jessica!

🙂

Fairy Lights

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I recently started watching YouTube video tutorials about photography. It has been hard for me to admit it, but I’ve been feeling kind of stuck with my photography. That’s why I decided to look for tutorials, videos and stuff that could help me bring my photos to another level.

I thought I wanted to master Adobe Lightroom. So that’s what I started looking when I had a revelation. I discovered that I need to experiment more and bring new ideas to the photoshoots instead of to the post-processing of my photos.

So I started to watch videos of photoshoots ideas instead of developing and editing tutorials. I came across a YouTube channel I really, really liked and almost binged watch all of the videos. It’s Jessica’s Kobeissi’s Channel.

She’s a great fashion and portrait photographer and besides really enjoying her videos, I was inspired by her work and her attitude. So I decided I just need to practice more, be more constant with my photography and less afraid to try new things.

Right now I’m doing very little. I’m not even having one photo shoot a month (which sucks) and translates to blog abandonment and social media neglect.

I’m going to try and do at least one short photo shoot a week and try new developing tools and techniques, keep watching tutorials and keep learning. The first step was to buy some fairy lights and try new, fun things with them! Just a the photo I took of Mango.

I will keep sharing my progress with you :). Hope you have a wonderful week!