I have been doing some research on how to make pins more favourable on Pinterest. One recommendation is to make them long to get more repins. I was stumped on how to do this– besides taking a picture vertically! One blog suggested Pic Monkey. It is a free site where you can upload and edit your photographs. I have only just started playing with it, but here is what I have found so far.
I believe Pic Collage offers many of the same features as the above pin. The main thing I wanted to do was create long pins. I was not able to achieve this is Pic Collage (although I am not an expert); but had success in Pic Monkey.
I also had some fun with the text/font features and filters.
Raising money for charity. Check out our events page to see what we’re doing!
This weekend I spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Thought I would make the most of it by keeping my camera handy! Lately I have been reading a lot of food blogs about photography; hoping to step up my game. I am happy to say I am proud of my work so far this weekend! So far… because I am hoping I will have time to do more!
When I woke up this morning I knew the lighting was right in my kitchen (natural from the windows)– I’ve always had a sense about lighting and photographs. What stumped me in the past was how to take full advantage of this lighting when inside a building. I had found that sometimes the way the food lays on the counter is not the most favourable location. After reading some food blogs I have learned that it is okay to move the food! I was given ideas such as take the food to another room, put it directly in front of the window, etc. This is exactly what I did for some shots.
Thinking ahead, I was also trying to take shots that would lead to nice looking pins. (More about playing with pins in a future post). I took some photos that I wouldn’t usually take. For example, I took a shot of the recipe book I was using.
I look forward to sharing more about my food prep this weekend; hope you enjoy reading!
As always, my ultimate goal is to raise money for charity. Please see my events page to see which charity we’re raising money for this month.
My full time job keeps me quite busy which is why my blog posts are sporadic. Last weekend I finished all my daunting paper work! To celebrate I had some fun adding quotes to my favourite healthy eating pictures. I hope you feel inspired.
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To help me eat clean, I also have my own vegetable garden in the summer. I always plant a variety of tomatoes and at the end of August they look like this:
For the past 5 years I have tried my best to eat clean. I am not on a diet, just want better foods to be in my body. I spend a lot of time on the weekends precooking clean meals and while doing so I am often inspired to take photos. #CleanEatingIsBeautiful