Monday, August 25, 2014

Selfie Secrets....

I get asked very frequently on what camera/lighting I use, and how I edit my Instagram photos. Taking selfies isn't as easy as it looks, there is an art to it. As I previously stated in an earlier post I have always been into photography and editing. I remember having my Myspace page hooooooked up! Haha I'm dead serious my page looked like an official website. Graphics everywhere, picture slideshows, music and videos. I mean if you haven't noticed Im over the top! Ok so let's start with the camera. I use Sony Nex 6, that came with the original basic lens. This camera is everything!!! It has a softening effect which makes the photo look airbrushed so it needs very little editing. As far as lighting goes its always best to go with natural sunlight. It will offer the best result and color. Indoor lighting helps when its nighttime or if its a cloudy day, but I definitely prefer natural light over indoor lighting. Now if you are interested in indoor lighting you have a couple of options (soft box or ring light). Both will do but they give off different lighting. I personally have both, because I can't always depend on natural sunlight due to weather and time of the day. Photographs with a ring light literally leave a ring of light in your eye. Now depending on the makeup look it can tend to look weird. Sometimes I prefer the ring light and other times a soft box. So what I like about the soft box is the light is spread throughout your entire face, not just the center. It definitely offers more exposure then the ring light. Lighting equipment is essential to a good photo, without lighting you have basically have nothing. It is the main key. The ring light I own is "Diva Ring Light", and the soft box actually didn't have a brand, its from Ebay. Now lets jump into editing apps. I am an app junkie, I loooooove finding newer and better ones. Currently my go to app for majority of my photos is Facetune. I believe its one of the most advanced apps I have yet to find. It basically does everything you can imagine. For filters I often use Moldiv, Camerabag2 and Instagram ones. Moldiv is also great for pic stitching. Some other favorites are PhotoWizard, Camera+, PicsPlayPro, Lenslight, and Linecamera. I hope this review helped let me know your thoughts below :)

91 comments:

  1. Thanks doll!! I appreciate you letting your followers in on your tips and tricks. I've been following you since the beginning of my IG days... like 3 years now haha and your pix have always been amazing. I've always wondered how you were able to get your pictures so flawless! Thank you and congrats on all your success!

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    1. I just bought this camera and love it!!! But I'm having trouble getting bright photos outside. Do you happen to have yours on a certain setting that you like using ?

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  2. I agree natural lighting is always best! Need to get my Selfie skills up. Thanks for sharing what camera and apps you use I've always wondered.

    Genevieve
    www.vievebutterfly.com

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  3. You are amazing I swear that's y I love you and your work, I'm new to commenting on blogs so I don't know how my name appear is dollface_blondiie from ig your #1 fan thanks for your great tips and advice you are a angel out on earth

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  4. I love love love your instagram acc ! , the make up, outfits and your beautiful soul♡ you're such an inspiration☆♡
    Keep app amerzy♡ love ya
    From Kuwait, middle east

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  5. This is a great post. Thank for sharing. As a nail artist in the UK (nailsbynemo) it's so hard to get a good picture in the autumn/winter. I try to take all my pics outdoors, but sometimes it's just not possible. I've heard a lot about the nex6, but already have a cannon full digi SLR, so should probably use that even though it's not very compact. Thanks again for the great tips x

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    1. Thank you I am so happy to hear you like it :)

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing your tricks with us on taking the ultimate flawless selfies that you do! Loveee reading your blog posts! I actually had a request to make, would you, whenever you have the time, write a blog post listing & talking about your favorite drugstore products? Ones that you use and would reccomend for beginners? Would be a great help! Thank you :) looking forward to reading all your future posts!

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    1. That's funny because I was totally taking pictures of some of my favorite drugstore products, will probably post tomorrow :)

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  7. You are such a great person for sharing your tips....

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  8. thank you so much for posting this!,i have a question do u use a different lense other than what came with the nex6? i have the canon rebel 5 and the lense that comes with it when i face the camera towards me to take a pic it looks weird,like too close or not flattering,kinda has dampered my resolve to post my work on social media

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    1. Nope I use the lens that was included with the camera upon purchasing ;)

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  9. You are seriously amazing and talented. I'll be looking at your make up looks on ig and just want to recreate them, even if it's 2am lol. And this post is so helpful, good lighting definitely makes a huge difference in pics and yours always come out flawless. Thank you for creating this blog and being even more connected to the people who you inspire and support you.

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    1. Thank you for reading, it is the biggest compliment of all :)

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  10. So amazing and so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing doll!♡

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  11. Pratim tvoj rad od kad sam na IG. Svi make up looks su besprijekorni, a ti prelijepa i talentovana. Nase gore list ;) Pozdrav sa Balkana :) :*

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  12. Thank you gorgeous, I have been dying to knw how you edit your pics lol. I've been following you since you had 45k followerd ( seems like a lifetime ago) I knw you hear this everyday but you are extremely talented. When I'm doubting myself I always ( and I mean always) look back to your first posts on IG. Everyone starts from somewhere and to knw that you came from so far is awe inspiring. Anywho this is not chynablog so ima stop �� congrats on all your success and I wish you 100x more �� #glamrezy ps I love your palette ��

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  13. u are inspired me.. love all your beauty art.. everything.. thank u for sharing it..
    Keep on doing it beautiful..

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  14. Hello from Germany. I follow you since a long long time and I am such a big big big big big fan. :) love your make up and your photos, but the most I love your style. I always try to copy your makeup and look like you. I love you amrezy! :) thanks for being you!

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  15. I agree lighting is everything ...I have this one place in the house where I always take my Selfie haha don't we all

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    1. Haha yes lighting is so important everytime I discover a new spot I always get excited lol :)

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  16. I love this post, and your blog is awesome doll. Keep up the good work! Your welcome to check out my blog for ideas ;)

    XO
    http://www.cynthiasnydose.com

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  17. I am having a really hard time finding the righf kind of light bulbs for my vanity light set ... any suggestions?

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  18. You are amazing truly beautiful inside out. Loads of love and respect for you. Heads off to talent.

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  19. ThAbk you so much!! This went depth!! Love it!!

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  20. How do yo they your pictures from your camera to Instagram?

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    1. The camera trasnfers pictures through wifi directly onto your iPhone

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  21. You're the best <3 Love You for sharing all this!!!

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  23. Amra! Thanks for this post! I've been following you on Instagram for a loooong time and every post I see I'm always saying "yaaaas girl YAAASSS!" Lol I recently just started my own makeup Instagram posts and purchased a soft box to do it... Best decision I ever made! I'm also obsessed with your Amrezy Palette.. I use it every time! If you have a chance I'd love it of you checked it out!! <3 thank you for inspiring me!

    Nicoal xo

    Www.instagram.com/nicoal_ann

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you like the palette I put all my love into it :)

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  24. Thanks for the insight! ITA, natural daylight is best!

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  25. As a new blogger I found this post very informative and we'll written.thank you Amrezy!

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  26. I'm a huge fan and I love Amrezy!! Can't wait to get my Pallet by her!! She is the queen if MUA

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  27. Love your blog and Instagram! So inspiring <3 I have a fashion and beauty blog but makeup is my new passion! You've inspired my makeup looks in many ways so thank you for your amazing posts! Xoxo

    Www.nicolecourchaine.blogspot.ca

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    1. I am very flattered to have inspired you :) Thank you xoxo

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  28. You are the self in queen that is for sure.lots of success to you!

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  29. I have the Sony Nex 6 too but my pics don't come out softened or airbrushed looking. Do you have yours on a specific setting or do you use manual mode? Maybe I need to change something in my settings. Thanks!

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    1. Go to the settings, then go to camera and you will see where it says "soft skin effect". You will be able to turn it on there ;)

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  30. I have had Instagram for a few months now doing makeup for fun. Once I came across ur posts I was in Awwwww. You r one of the best makeup artists out there if not the best. You inspired me to do makeup more seriously. I have posted a couple of looks that you did and I recreated them and you were kind enough to like and even comment on my pictures which made me so happy. I love ur work and much more success to you beauty!!

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    1. Awww I am definitely not the best but thank you for the compliment :))

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    2. I have the same camera as yous and it takes beautiful pics but when I transfer them over to my iphone the pics arnt as clear How do u get them to come out as clear and smooth as yours. Thx.

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  31. This blog is heaven sent!!! Thank you for being consistent. It takes dedication to post on a regular. This just confirms your passion. XOXO

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    1. Thank you for reading! And consistency is key!

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  32. Thank you so much@amrezy for sharing.its going to help me alot :-) .I follow your every post and evertime I get amazed by your makeup skills.Keep shinning hun xoxo

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  33. Very interesting post @amrezy. Thanks for sharing. A good camera is very important, as well as an eye for a good shot, and the latter is the most important. Your pictures always seem to come out very well.

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  34. Love every pic u post...u're so amazing!!wish u all the best...love from malaysia :)

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  36. Oh my freaking gosh!!! Thank you for talking about what camera and lighting you use, this is one beneficial post. I've been meaning to buy a better camera than I already have and I've been looking around but it seems like I found the right one! Also, you said that your soft box light doesn't have a brand and you bought it off of ebay. I'm always purchasing items from ebay, if possible can you give me the link of the soft box light? And I'm pretty sure others might be wondering too. Looks like I'm finally going to be sharing my makeup looks :')
    (second time writing my comment up, first time didnt post *rolls eyes* ugh)
    hope you reply and thank you so much again♥ love seeing you on my instagram timeline, biggest inspiration :*

    Love,
    Asma Tahir

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    1. I actually didn't purchase it was a gift

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    2. Hi doll, could you tell me if that camera can take pictures on its own after setting it up for f.e. 12 sec? I'm not sure if my last post was uploaded so sorry if you see this twice:) ;) You have been a huge inspiration to me!!!! You're absolutely fab!!! Thank you xx

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  37. Thks for sharing. How do you pose for the best selfies? You got that down pat, would be awesome if you can share some tips and tricks.

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  38. I'm seeing some comments being removed by you. I honestly can't believe people come all the way to your blog to bash you! How sad. I feel sorry for them. I'm so glad you're dealing with the negativity the way your should.

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  39. i try and use my canon 60D which is what i use to film my youtube videos, and it become too professional looking, I hate it.. I'm going to have to invest in the sony! plus it can be hand held, also I have throw a fortune into good lighting an I think I'm going to have to get soft boxes, I have a ton of orange in my pictures! thanks boo :)

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  40. I can't find that camera anywhere :( you're PERfECTION by the way!!

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  41. ur amazing i teally look up to you i love u amrezy

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  42. I am a photography junkie to lol I have a folder full of editing apps ߘ͊Its so sweet to see that you replay back and answer back some people don't do that anymore. Your such an inspection I wish you had a YouTube so that I could get better at applying makeup because it's like so perfect really. I was looking tru Your instagram and liking like a lot of your photos sorry if I spam you lol I just love it. I'm going to be taking screenshots that my phone is going to run out if space haha. I love your work and I live you boo. ♡

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  43. Hey! I was wondering how you created your blog header? Please let me know!
    XoXo

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  44. Your work is amazing!! Any tips on preventing photo flashback? Its a scary sight. The areas I highlight look horrible. Thank you

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  45. Hi .. my name is miguel. I'm from Paraguay and I always see your photos on instagram're a diva. I love everything you do I make over I hope to learn a lot from you. From already thank you.

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