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So I'm just barely starting a beauty related blog and I'm wondering what kind of cameras/apps people use to post beauty pics. I'm having problems having my makeup show up true to what I actually see if i look in the mirror. Anyone else recommend any good cameras/apps? I'm just using my iphone 5 camera and it's a total bummer to be totally in love with your eye makeup for the day and then have the picture look just meh :(

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The most important part in having your photos appear true to color is the right lighting in the room. Many bloggers straight up go outside on a sunny day and photograph all of their swatches and products for weeks ahead.

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So I'm just barely starting a beauty related blog and I'm wondering what kind of cameras/apps people use to post beauty pics. I'm having problems having my makeup show up true to what I actually see if i look in the mirror. Anyone else recommend any good cameras/apps? I'm just using my iphone 5 camera and it's a total bummer to be totally in love with your eye makeup for the day and then have the picture look just meh :(

I used the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 before the camera I use now (canon 700D dslr) I really recommend that camera, Not that expensive and works heavenly! 

 

I do have a 3 examples: makeup, selfies with products holding and fast movement.

Not to promote my blog

 

Makeup closeup (don't read it's Dutch) http://marjoleinkucmer.blogspot.nl/2013/12/3-days-makeup-haulshoplog-review-deel-2.html 

Selfies with holding products (dutch)  http://marjoleinkucmer.blogspot.nl/2013/10/make-up-swatch-fotos-behind-scenes.html

Fast movement (my dog) http://marjoleinkucmer.blogspot.nl/2014/05/homemade-chocolate-chip-cookies-part-2.html

 

Also when having a good compact camera (dont start with dslr) it's important to know what Iso and white balance is.

 

For example if your room is a bit greyish because the sun is on the other site you can set the white balance on sunny and you fake the lighting.

If your outside you keep your iso on 100 and with it's getting a little bit darker you get it higher (to 200, or when darker to 400)

When inside you already start at 200 and build up to 400.

When you want to shoot photo's in the evening you can always buy a daylight lamp. but I dont like it that much (only when I'm desperate!)

 

When making good pictures in the sun even with a phone look out if the sun is too bright it can make your products white. or reflect them. also try to play with the shadows of nature (shadow of a tree with sunraws coming through,

 

My english is not that great butI hope this helps! :D

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I used the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 before the camera I use now (canon 700D dslr) I really recommend that camera, Not that expensive and works heavenly! 

 

I do have a 3 examples: makeup, selfies with products holding and fast movement.

Not to promote my blog

 

Makeup closeup (don't read it's Dutch) http://marjoleinkucmer.blogspot.nl/2013/12/3-days-makeup-haulshoplog-review-deel-2.html 

Selfies with holding products (dutch)  http://marjoleinkucmer.blogspot.nl/2013/10/make-up-swatch-fotos-behind-scenes.html

Fast movement (my dog) http://marjoleinkucmer.blogspot.nl/2014/05/homemade-chocolate-chip-cookies-part-2.html

 

Also when having a good compact camera (dont start with dslr) it's important to know what Iso and white balance is.

 

For example if your room is a bit greyish because the sun is on the other site you can set the white balance on sunny and you fake the lighting.

If your outside you keep your iso on 100 and with it's getting a little bit darker you get it higher (to 200, or when darker to 400)

When inside you already start at 200 and build up to 400.

When you want to shoot photo's in the evening you can always buy a daylight lamp. but I dont like it that much (only when I'm desperate!)

 

When making good pictures in the sun even with a phone look out if the sun is too bright it can make your products white. or reflect them. also try to play with the shadows of nature (shadow of a tree with sunraws coming through,

 

My english is not that great butI hope this helps! :D

that was super helpful thank you so much!

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I have had my DSLR Canon 400D for years so I've ended up using that. It's way better than my phone for getting true to life pictures.

 

One of the biggest challenges starting has been working with natural lighting. 

 

Frankly is doesn't matter if you're using your phone's camera or a Pro camera if the lighting isn't good neither is the photo. So I get as close to a window as possible (facing a natural light also gives you a lovely spot light effect in your eyes) and if its a dull day I'll improve the contrast with photoshop elements. 

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all I can say is like the other lovely ladies have said is... natural lighting is the key. :D but if its really hard, what I do is go to some natural light and have a flash too. it helps, for me anyways. :sdrop:

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I was also wondering about this too!  Great information in this thread; thanks everyone!

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Thank you for the tips girls !! I'm new here and would love to make friends :) Im a fashion blogger from Egypt ;)

 

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