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5 On Friday: Photography

Happy Friday! 

This was a busy week, I'm so happy we have a low key weekend ahead. Tonight we're going to a concert with Andrew's sister that should be really fun. The rest of the weekend I plan to hang out at home and get stuff done! I have a few craft projects I want to work on and the urge to start some Spring cleaning!

I had so much fun participating in the 5 on Friday post a couple weeks ago, I thought I'd join the fun again today with a photography edition! But first, I need to announce my Blogiversary giveaway winner!!

The winner is: Leslie
Congratulations! Looks like you'll have some shopping to do :) I'll be send you an email shortly! 

Thank you to everyone who entered! I can't believe this little blog is a year old already, your support means so much to me!


Ok, back to 5 on Friday

I'm going into the fourth week of my digital photography class already. I can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by. It's been so fun, I look forward to Wednesday every week, and really enjoy the time I spend working on my homework. Who knew homework was so fun when it's a subject you're passionate about?! 

This week was my favorite class so far. We worked on depth of field and aperture, so I'm really looking forward to the homework assignments this weekend. It's the one thing I was most eager to learn, and I'm excited to start practicing! 

I was lucky enough to receive some pretty amazing Christmas gifts that got me all set up for photography. But there are a few more items I would love to add to my collection... 

Leather Camera Bag
My camera came with a standard black camera bag, which has worked great for me. But I can't help but lust over beautiful leather camera bags. I found this one on Etsy and I can't stop thinking about it! I think it will be one of my next investments.

Fun Camera Strap
Shortly after I got my new camera, my mom got me a really nice camera strap. It is a neoprene type material so it's really comfortable and I can wear my camera around my neck for hours without it bothering me. But I love these fun tribal pattern straps I've seen on Etsy. Since mine is so comfortable, I was thinking it might be a fun DIY project to cover my strap with some fun, colorful fabric. Maybe in an aztec or tribal pattern like the one shown above.

Fixed 50mm Lens
This is the number one item on my wish list! Especially now that I've learned a little more about depth of field, and my photography teacher suggested that we think about investing in a fixed lens like this. Also, I've noticed many bloggers mention that their go-to lens for shooting blog photos is usually a fixed 50mm or 55mm lens. My Dad has a similar lens, so maybe he'll let me borrow it so I can play around and learn more about shooting a fixed lens before I make the investment.

Remote Shutter Release 
For Christmas, my Dad bought me this remote shutter release. I was so excited! I knew it would make taking outfit posts so much easier if Andrew wasn't available to help me. Sadly, my camera doesn't have the sensor it requires and we couldn't get it to work. Luckily, there are other options online, so I just have to order one and I'll be all set!

Gold iPhone 5s
Finally, I am in desperate need of a new iPhone! I still have the original 4 if you can believe that (slightly embarrassing) but it still works and there wasn't a need to spend the money on an updated phone. But I finally dropped my it one too many times, and the screen has a small crack. Between the crack, the incredibly slow speed, and terrible picture quality, I decided it's finally time to upgrade. Since I can't always have my big camera by my side, it will be nice to have a quality camera on my phone to snap pictures when I'm out an about, and when see something inspiring I want to share on social media.

Linking up again here!

I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Looking to forward to following along and seeing your photos!! Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

  2. man you are gonna be a photography expert in no time! glad you're loving the class so much! at some point, i def need to take one.

  3. i just got the 5 not too long ago and it is a legit coming from the original 4.... also, steal your dad's lens for a bit, you'll love that too!

  4. I love my 50mm it is my go to lens. If you have it in your budget getting one that can get as low as 1.4 would be even better. Mine goes to 1.8 but still I love it!

  5. 50 mm is such an awesome lens and mine was totally affordable! Definitely recommend it!

  6. Ahh! I still need to buy my new lens...I have been slacking on that!
    I love that leather camera bag! I don't even want to know how much it costs though ;)


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