Episode 37. Photography Tips: Creating A Consistent Aesthetic, Our Favourite Editing Apps & Much More

As bloggers and content creators photography plays a huge part in what we do. A well planned out Instagram feed, editorial photos and a consistent aesthetic are just a few of the ways we ensure that our visual game in on point. 

In this episode we’re opening up about all the tools we use to create the images we share. We’re diving deep into the equipment and apps we love for a whole myriad of uses.

With 18+ years of blogging between us, we’re also looking back on some of the biggest photography lessons we’ve learnt, and the mistakes we’ve made. 

Plus we share the photographer Instagram accounts we love to follow!

This episode is perfect for our fellow bloggers, Instagrammers and content creators, and anyone interested in curating a gorgeous Instagram feed of their own. 

EPISODE 37 SHOW NOTES

Ella's blog - Coco’s Tea Party 

Monica's blog - The Elgin Avenue

Ella's Instagram account - @CocosTeaParty 

Monica's Instagram account - @MonicaBeatrice

SHOW LINKS

Photography kit mentioned: 

iPhone 7+

Canon EOS M Compact Camera

Canon 1.8 55mm Camera Lens

Canon 22mm Fixed Camera Lens

Olympus EPL 8 Camera 

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

Anna and Lily’s Youtube series on starting your own Youtube channel

Editing apps mentioned: 

Facetune

VSCO

Snapseed 

SKRWT

Spark Post for Instagram Stories 

Planoly

Mosaico

Presets mentioned: 

Josie of Fashion Mumblr 

A Beautiful Mess

Amanda Holstein

Jaci Marie

Jacob 

General mentions: 

Photoboards 

Jamie Starcevich’s branding questionnaire 

5 OF ELLA’S FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHERS ON INSTAGRAM

Claire Menary

Claire Menary x Pampelone Clothing 

Lucy Laucht 

Gray Malin

Shini Park 

Jo Rodgers

5 OF MONICA’S FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHERS ON INSTAGRAM

Jess Ann Kirby 

Elana Loo 

Monica Wang 

Amberly Valentine

Marissa Cox of Rue Rodier 

EPISODE 37’S TAKEAWAY TIP

Allocate the time to educate yourself about photography. Be geeky, be analytical and figure out what works best for you.