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  1. sohelena says

    Really liked this post! I am still trying to get my head around the photography on my blog, especially creating good flat lays! Definitely going to get some fairy lights. Looking forward to the post about phone photography as I mostly use that when I’m out and about!



  2. Serena Reidy says

    Love your pics, especially the sunset! I also use my iPhone to take blog pics, especially for Instagram!

  3. Corinne & Kirsty says

    I really like this post! Your pics are really nice. I am getting better at photography but I always have to wait for a good light outside… and I am still to master my camera though! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

  4. Teaisawishyourheartmakes says

    You have an amazing photography style and your pictures are always beautiful. Blog photography is something I think I neee to work on so I really enjoyed reading this post 💖

  5. Jessica & James says

    Loved this post, your photography has always been so amazing. We’re still working on ours and still working out the settings on our own camera but like you I’m blessed to have a 7 and they take great pictures too when we can’t be bothered to bring the big camera!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk

  6. Maya says

    Yeah, photography is the bane of my blogging existence 😀 I’ve a lovely Nikon that I have to learn to use properly. And I need a plant like yours ☺ Using Photoshop Elements is something I do, but I stick to the quick or guided edits.

    Love your blog pics, they’re just so clear. I’ll be back to read more.

    Maya | londondamsel.co.uk

  7. Breyonce 🦇 (@brecatharina) says

    This is a great post. My biggest concerns with photos is always the backgrounds and lighting. It boggles me how so many bloggers take photos that have no shadows. Even when I have all natural light, my subject still casts a big, unattractive shadow. I still have a lot to learn, I suppose. You photography is always so lovely, so way to go, you! xoxo

  8. Emily says

    This was such a helpful post! I keep saying I need to get a real camera, but I think moving to an apartment with natural lighting would be more of a help, haha. I can’t believe that first shy is just on top of your dresser! Mine is all covered with stuff 😅.

    You take such beautiful photos!


  9. Bread says

    The phone is handy cause it’s easier to carry but no substitute for an actual camera. I have a new Sony and I freaking love it.

  10. milenkamillie ✨❄️ says

    Your blog photography is really amazing! Plants make a lovely addition to flatlays so I might practice with my little lucky bamboo ☺️ I love that your camera and plant have names as well hehe xxx

    • emibeccamarven says

      Thank you so much! Aww that’s adorable, I love bamboo! Yeaaaah I’m that person! xxx

  11. Elisha says

    Thanks for the tips Emily!

    I’ve just recently ordered my first ‘nice’ camera to start creating better quality images for my blog, and I can’t wait to get started experimenting! 🙂

  12. Kayleigh Zara says

    Really love your photography and it’s a great insight on the camera that you use. I’m the same in the sense that I don’t do that much editing to my photos either x

  13. Ioanna says

    I just started my blog and I love it but taking cute blog photos are so hard!! I have a nice camera (no fancy lenses or anything but it’s good) and I’m ok with it but my problem is lighting. How does everyone take such nice pictures during winter?!

    Perhaps I’ll try my luck with the editing apps you recommended…

    Ioanna | beautyloverstories.com

  14. Penny says

    I’ve become a bit obsessed with how others take blog photos and edit them. Lovely pics.

  15. Ela Kaimo says

    I’m thinking of investing in a camera for my blog, but I’m not skilled enough in photography to justify such a purchase! Will probably stick with my iPhone 7 Plus for now.

    • emibeccamarven says

      I get that feeling, it’s a huge investment but will I know how to use it? haha! Iphone 7+ have amazing cameras though! I have friends who have ditched their cameras for their Iphone 7+!

    • emibeccamarven says

      I’m still breaking myself into props, I want to get more but don’t know what I want in my photos it’s such a hard decision haha! Ahhh thank you I’m glad you liked it! Yesss, experimenting and figuring out what you like is the way to do it – it’s a process but so worth it! x

  16. Leighann says

    Great post and such helpful tips–thanks so much for sharing your advice! I’m working on improving my own photography skills and excited to see what I can come up with–take care!

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