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21 January 2020

How I've Gained New Inspiration From A Camera

I've always said in the past that I would always rely and trust my iPhone to be in charge of my photography for my blog and Instagram content. Well...I kind of cheated on my iPhone and bought a camera. A Canon G7 Mark II to be exact.



I've always struggled with my photography in the past, I'm constantly relying on Pinterest to give me photo inspo on a daily basis as my brain is completely devoid of any creativity. Well, in the photography department anyway. Is there an area of your brain for that?

How I've Gained New Inspiration From A Camera


Anyway, I drove to Curry's one Tuesday afternoon and picked up the camera order I made online the night before.



I have a confession to make - I'm a camera virgin. I remember my parents owning a digital camera when I was a kid, my Dad used to let me to take of it sometimes when we walked around Magic Kingdom or Universal Studios in Florida, but that was about it. That was about 15 years ago. Technology and cameras have changed a hell of a lot since then.



As you can imagine, when I first started capturing photo's on this new camera, it took a while to get used to. I've owned it for a couple of weeks now - and I'm just about started to get used to it. The pictures are so clear and in a way, precise. Don't get me wrong, an iPhone camera does the job and has a cracking camera built in too! I wouldn't want to influence people, particularly blogger's, into thinking that they need to spend an extortionate amount of money when they don't want or need to. Buying this was my choice.


How I've Gained New Inspiration From A Camera


Since I have had this new little piece of digital photographic machinery, I don't know what's overcome me - I feel a sense of photo inspiration which I haven't felt before! This feeling is still all new, I don't know how long it will last, but my god I hope it stays with me for a long time yet! My brain seems to have given the creativity side of my brain a little spritz, dazzle and kick up the bum it needed!




When shooting blog or Instagram content, I always kind of felt this little bit of fear and dread. Not for taking the photo's as such, but worrying it wasn't good enough. Hopefully some blogger's can relate to this - you know when you write a banging blog post, you want the best photo's for it, then when it comes to shooting, it doesn't seem to work out right. Yeah, we all know that feeling. First world problems. However, that feeling of dread has seemed to all but disappear, which I'm so chuffed about.


How I've Gained New Inspiration From A Camera


Before I sign off this post, I need to say a little thank you to something. My iPhone camera.



I will still use my phone to do photography, mainly when I'm out and about. Otherwise, this camera will be my go to for photo's from now on. I'm sorry iPhone. I want to thank you for your services, you have been incredible. You've got me through some tough photography times. Remember the first flatlay I ever took? Jeez, the embarrassment you must have felt having to store that set of photo's in your photo album. But you've also taken some absolute beauts in your time. From my selfies with the Liverpool team at Melwood, to all of my 'out out' nights with my besties. You've been the best. I salute you.



How I've Gained New Inspiration From A Camera






Lucy

45 comments:

  1. Enjoyed this post! I don't have a camera either. I take all my personal and Instagram pictures on my phone, and for my blog I usually use stock photos. Your camera looks so nice and I hope you get a lot of use out of it!

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Nicola! I sometimes use stock photo's, usually for inspiration!

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  2. Great post! I have heard great things about these canon cameras. I have a canon! I am looking forward to seeing your photographs! I use my own photos and some stock photos too!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! Stock photo's are such a life saver when you can't think of anything to photograph!

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  3. I use my phone to take all of my pictures but this camera looks and sounds wonderful. I'm sending you so much love. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  4. OMG! this is so exciting :D
    We still remember the first time we bought a camera and it was one of our best decisions!
    Can't wait to see the amazing things you will create
    Have a great week
    With love,
    Patricia & Miguel
    https://patriciandmiguel.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Patricia and Miguel! I hope you have a great week yourselves!

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  5. It's great that a new camera has given you a creativity boost but honestly I'm in awe of anyone who can manage to get their blog photos on their phone because mine are always rubbish if I try, it's a different kind of skill for sure 😂 x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  6. I’m looking for a new camera currently and this was very helpful to read. I had a great Nikon camera that I sold a couple years ago when I was in a pinch, since then I’ve been using my phone. It’s such a struggle to get good photos and I miss out on lots of great shots at events. I’m definitely going to consider getting a Canon this time around. (Dgspeaks.com)

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    1. I would really recommend this camera, it's great, especially if it's your first camera, like it was for me!

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  7. Love this and your camera sounds fantastic.

    I've been trying to improve my photography skills in recent weeks and have been using my camera a lot in order to do so. I'm loving the content I've been able to create so far as a result and the impact it's had on my Instagram following is recognizable too.

    Wishing you all the best on your photography journey!

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. That's great to hear that it's had a good impact on your Instagram following Kate!

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  8. I absolutely love your blogosphere stack of books. I'm the same with photography I used to struggle a lot but now I either use stock photos or take my own x

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    1. They're slowly but surely becoming a collection now! x

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  9. Great post, I take most of all my blog photo's on my camera, as my phone and I pad are of less quality or use stock photo's. Having a good camera does help :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. I've found that having a camera really does help in terms of blogging photo's Nic x

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  10. I used my phone for photos for the first year or so of my blogging journey before buying an Olympus pen and that camera gave me SUCH a boost and has improved my creativity in more ways than I could have ever imagined! Seeing comparison photos is actually mind blowing. I've heard so many good things about the G7x and cannot wait to see what you do with it!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I debated going with the Olympus Pen as my first camera, but got swayed by the Canon instead. But Olympus Pens are incredible cameras too! Oh I know, the comparison photo's is mind-blowing! xx

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  11. It sounds like such a great camera! I've been looking into upgrading mine, this would be an epic upgrade! xo

    Makeup Muddle

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    1. I hope you get to make the upgrade, this camera is amazing! x

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  12. I always use my phone camera for blog images but when I steal my husband's occasionally you really see the difference and it inspires you to get snapping some more creative pics! Xx

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  13. I've been using my phone camera for my blog photos since the beginning but recently I have been wondering if it's worth biting the bullet and investing in a camera. It sounds like your new camera has done amazing things for your creativity! x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. I felt exactly the same as you do now Faye. I debated buying a camera for so long, purely because it costs so much money, I didn't want to feel like I was wasting it! But I'm so glad I bit the bullet and bought one, it's really worth it! x

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  14. It's great that you took a shot and bought a camera! I'm sure you'll be very happy with your photos going forward ��

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  15. I'm so glad your new camera has given you a boost of creative energy! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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    1. Thank you Laura, I hope this creative streak continues!

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  16. iPhones are great for what they are but cameras can definitely achieve a much higher quality image and I had this same inspiration when I first got mine! I keep pondering about getting a Cannon as well for video content!
    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. I'm debating starting a YouTube channel but I wouldn't know what type of videos I would want to do! x

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  17. Awh I'm so glad that your camera inspires you to take more pictures! I purchased a camera last year but I haven't really used it since I got a new phone... But this makes me really want to take more photos with it!

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    1. I hope you start using your camera again soon lovely! It’ll be worth it!

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  18. You honestly cannot beat a good camera, even though phones are amazing, cameras are always the best!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  19. Ooo, that is a lovely camera! It's amazing the difference in the photos you take isn't it? I love the photos my phone takes, but I always reach for my camera when I can. Looking forward to seeing the photos you take!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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  20. I loved that you paid tribute to your iPhone camera at the end! It has served you well! And I always thought your pics were gorgeous, so I can't wait to see how even more beautiful your photos will be using the camera! I still use my phone to take pictures or just use stock photos, but I'd love to up my photography skills to really make my blog pop. Congrats on the new purchase and the pretty pictures to come!!

    Emily | www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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    1. Haha I felt like I needed to pay tribute! Aww thank you so much Emily, that means a lot! xx

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  21. I'm rubbish with photography so I'm mostly going to use stock photos in my blog but I admire you for getting a proper camera and taking your own!

    Olivia | www.heylittletulip.wordpress.com

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    1. Stock photo's are life savers honestly! Photography takes a hella lot of practice, believe me, when I first started blogging, I was absolutely useless at it! But you will make up so many tips from other blogger's, you'll eventually feel confident enough to use your own photo's! x

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  22. great post! I'm using a Canon too!

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  23. I loved this post. Phone cameras are so good these days that you don't always need to spend a lot of money on a camera unless its something you want to. I do photography as a sideline so I'm lucky enough to have been able to have a camera for my whole blogging journey.

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