Spring is officially here, and with it comes trips to the park, the baseball fields and dinner out on the patio. We know you'll want to have your camera with you to capture all those special memories, and we've paired a few of our favorite spring accessories to compliment the Classic Golden Fotostrap.
This fabulous Indigo Tile Top from J.Crew would look pulled-together and fun for a day out. Stay hydrated throughout the day with this fun J. Crew water bottle in Papaya. And finish off your outfit by slipping into the Woven Boat Shoe in Navy, available at Nordstrom, to complete your look.
Spring is now in full swing, and that means spring break is too! Make the most of it with our photo tips to create works of art you and your travel companions can enjoy for years to come!
Focus - Though the actual focus of the photo is important, we mean to pay attention to what’s inside your frame. Avoid a photo full of the backs of heads, cut off limbs, etc. Also, don’t be afraid to take more than one shot. You can always compare and delete a few before editing!
Candid - Some of the best photos we’ve seen are unposed subjects being photographed while living in the moment. Try setting up shots of friends relaxing on a blanket or telling jokes. The more fun they are having, the more it will come through the photo.
Sun - During the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you don’t have time to enjoy the simple things in life. Take this opportunity to photograph the sunrise or sunset wherever you are. Staying with parents at home? Try the top level of your home or hiking to find a new vantage point.
Action - Pay attention to what’s around you. Are people surfing or splashing in the waves? Snap a photo! Practice capturing the perfect blur in a set of action shots. Whether your goal is to climb, cross or borough take advantage of what you’ve accomplished and turn around at the end of your journey to take a photo of how far you’ve traveled.
Group - With so many things going on, this easy task can be hard to remember. However, a photo including everyone is priceless. Years later, you’ll be thankful you gathered the group of sunburned and tired companions for this shot!
The most important tip to remember is to put your camera down enough to enjoy the moment. Photos may capture the excitement to enjoy later, but nothing beats really experiencing it!
What spring break photo tips do you have? Share them with us on Facebook!
A proud South Carolina native and senior portrait photographer, Leslie Kerrigan loves what she does. How do we know? We are hard pressed to find any photo of her, candid or otherwise, without her smiling ear to ear.
Along with her infectious smile, we admire Leslie for her dedication to the art of senior portrait photography. Her incredible hunger for the latest knowledge on the subject has fueled her business, Leslie Kerrigan Photography, as well as inspired her to create Seniorologie, a blog where she to shares her expertise on photography. Leslie strives to give back to the photography community with postings concerning continuing education tips, answers to popular industry questions and tips for your business. A few of our favorites are:
An advisory board member of Fotolanthropy, her spirit of giving back is also evident in her work. Recently, she worked with the Fotolanthropy team as the lead photographer Fotocrew member to create the inspiring Fotostory, "Dance In The Rain." She donated her time and resources to give Bayleigh a photo session and short film to chronicle her story and help inspire others. Take a moment to be inspired by this true story of a teen that has battled brain cancer for over 9 years.
Currently, you can find Leslie on the Seniorologie Instagram, occasionally showing off her Golden Fotostrap. Be sure to like her on Facebook to get the latest on her personal photography business and stay tuned to see her new and improved website, as well!
It’s no surprise we REALLY like to travel. So, to celebrate the launch of our newest, beach-inspired Seaside Fotostrap, we’re giving away items from a few of our favorite brands to get you ready for travel season!
Enter using the widget at the bottom of this blog until 11:59 p.m. on March 17, but first see what ONE lucky winner will walk away with!
Seaside Fotostrap from Fotostrap
This Fotostrap was inspired by fun in the sun at Seaside, Florida. So,we couldn’t think of another Fotostrap more worthy of being your travel companion this season. Also, the genuine leather and canvas features won’t draw attention to your expensive camera equipment the way a branded strap would.
DreamSack in Caribbean Blue from Yala Designs
The DreamSack sleeping liner made of 100% silk works thermodynamically with your body’s core temperature to warm you up on cold nights or keep you cool in warm climates. It also packs down to the size of a pair of socks and weighs about as much!
Fearless earrings from AmandaKJewelry
No trip would be complete without a few fun accessories! These stylish earrings are the perfect packable match to any casual evening outfit. Made of bone and horn, they dangle from carved turquoise magnesite and measure approximately 2.5" long.
Riva bag in Orchid from Kelly Moore
There’s no time to fuss with big bags and purses while you’re out on adventures! That’s why we love this small bag that packs a punch! This small yet versatile bag allows you to carry everything you need form camera equipment to lip balm!
Chalkboard Rectangle Vase in Seaside from Chalkboard China
Countdown the days until you can go on your next adventure with this vase. Made from hand-blown glass, the slate chalkboard finish is the perfect travel-inspired decor item to leave in your home all year!
Sprouty Monogrammed Stationery - Set of 12 from Oh Louise Designs
We are suckers for a good monogram, and we can see this stationary set being used while your away as postcards! Write to those you who weren’t able to make the trip out or send a handwritten note to someone you love.
Giveaway ends March 17 at 11:59 p.m, so enter below!
Prize Recap:- Fearless earrings by AmandaKJewelry
Giveaway/sweepstakes rules: No purchase or payment necessary. Prizes are listed above. By entering this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they live in the USA and are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their home state. Entrants who do not meet these criteria will be disqualified. The promotion period for this giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. March 17, 2014 and a winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted privately and Fotostrap may choose not to publish the winning entry on this site. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Fotostrap and all other brands listed above.