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Blogger Favourites: Photography Edition

I think all bloggers can appreciate a good photograph. I mean, obviously a good blog has to have good content, but I would argue that the photography is just as important. My photography has come a long way from where it begun but there is still a lot that I want to work on. Most of my photography inspiration comes from other bloggers, and I find their photography tips really useful. There are lots of talented blogger photo takers out there, but here are four of my favourites

Helena La Petit

Helena is a London-based photographer, and her work is stunning. All of her photos are very natural, bright and crisp – I wish all of my photos looked like this! Helena’s pinterest is incredible – she might even be my favourite pinner, and I get a lot of inspiration from her dreamy pins. She generously shares a lot of photography tips, tricks and tutorials on her blog. It’s a great place to get to know a camera!

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The Dainty Squid

Kaylah’s blog, The Dainty Squid, is one of my all time favourites. I love reading about her many pets, her adventures in nature, her awesome collections and her personal style as well as her photography. It’s such an interesting and unique blog and her photos are always gorgeous. They’re so colourful, she has such an iconic photography style, and her nature photographs always make me want to go outside and explore.

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Wish Wish Wish

Carrie writes the fashion blog, Wish Wish Wish. Every post of hers looks like it could be in a magazine. She has a really gorgeous classic sense of style, and her photographs are super dreamy. I also love her photos of London and her travels. If my outfit posts looked like Carrie’s, I would be very happy! Carrie has a series of posts on photography, and also shared her own Photoshop actions which I love!

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Forest Dreams

Christina has an excellent eye for beautiful things – her room is gorgeously decorated and it looks so peaceful. The images on her blog are so pretty and they have a lovely light quality to them. I also love the vintagey feel that her photos have, and I found her post on editing photos really useful.

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So, there you go! Do you find photography a challenge? Are there any bloggers whose photography inspires you?

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Blogger Favourites: Handmade Edition

These are some of my favourite makers of things. Whilst living with my parents and job hunting is not fun in a lot of ways (hello indeterminate future of uncertainty) one benefit is that I have lots of time to learn new skills and make things! These lovely blogs are the one’s that I turn to when I want to learn something new,  gather inspiration, tips, or just look at some beautiful images. And they’re all very different, which I love!

Chiaki Creates

Everything on Chiaki’s blog is beautiful and colourful, and I adore her collection of vintage fabrics. She is a crochet queen, and her fantastic projects have inspired me to learn to crochet! I especially love her scalloped crochet purse – I’d love to make something like that when I’ve had more practice. She also writes beautifully on having a positive attitude, and she has the best taste in films.

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Always Rooney

Courtney posts some really clever DIY’s, and her photos have a wonderful warm tone to them that I love. This lady is super impressive because she MAKES HER OWN FURNITURE! She even made her own bed! This is something I would love to do in the future, and when I do, I know where I’ll be looking for tips.

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Rock Climbing Chalk Bag / Homemade Bed / Homemade Kitchen Table / Scarf Sleeves

Tilly and The Buttons

Tilly’s blog is all about encouraging people to make their own clothes. She has some super helpful posts on sewing basics, and easy projects for beginners, but most of all everything she makes is so gorgeous and wearable. Lots of her dresses and tops are things that I would buy if I saw them in a shop, and sewing should be about making clothes that you love – her cute skirt pattern is definitely on my “want list.” I also love her series on ladies who run their own creative businesses, it’s so inspiring!

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Artists’ Only Dress / Miette Skirt / Nautical Knit Dress / Knickers!

Paper and Stitch

Paper and Stitch is written by Brittni and her team of collaborators. This blog is so full of DIY inspiration and easy projects, especially cute homeware and decoration ideas! One of my favourite series is their weekly roundup of DIY’s – like, how did they know I was wondering which projects I should try on the weekend? 🙂

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No Sew Fabric Banner / Typography Wall Art Decal / Fruit and Veggie Bags / Watercolour Postcard Messages

One of my favourite things about blogging is reading blogs by lovely and talented people like these, who take time to share their ideas. Which are your favourite homemade blogs? Let me know in the comments, I would love to have a read!

(Images used with permission of Chiaki Creates, Always Rooney, Tilly and the Buttons and Paper and Stitch)