Last week I was invited to another fabulous blogger breakfast on the roof of Jonn Lewis in Oxford Street. I always love going up there because even though you are in Central London you feel very relaxed and as we are always there very early it feels ever so calm. The roof is decked out with grass (astro turf), flowers galore and the most adorable “sheds”. These sheds aren’t you’re usual sheds, they are the poshest sheds, which you can fill with all of your friends. In these sheds you can be served lovely cocktails and food and tune into whichever music you like with your own personal Roberts radio…just you wait and see what they have in store this Christmas, I am so excited.
WHAT WE ATE
On this particular occasion we were invited to the rooftop for a John Lewis and Olympus collaboration ( #JohnLewisXOlympus ). As we entered we were welcomed with water, tea and coffee and mingled between the other bloggers. Once we got settled at the table we were served yoghurt and granola topped with strawberries, super delicious! Whilst we munched away we listened to the blogger from ‘Five Inches And Up‘ who taught us everything she knows about blogging photography, working with brands and how she gets the best shots. Carry on reading to find out what we were taught in more detail.
WHAT I LEARNT
Sandra (5 Inches And Up) taught us that when she has her photographer takes shots of her she will often shoot through flowers or leaves or sometimes a piece of fabric such a lace. I remember executing this very poorly when I was back a university. You wouldn’t believe it but at university I took a semester in photography and somehow managed to get a first! My course wasn’t based around digital photography unfortunately and spent most of my time holed up in a dark room. Anyway, I digress…taking shots with flowers in the foreground can create a fantastic depth of field and a frame the subject in som very pretty colours. Check out the picture below for reference. A lovely lady was on hand to teach us how to use our cameras and rested out some shots on me by using some foreground props to build interest and depth. For my blog fashion photography I tend to place myself against a wall or stand away from a subject and place myself close to the camera to create depth behind me. I love all of these different way but I may well mix it up now and add in my latest style.
I currently use the Olympus Pen EPL-7 but the latest camera is the EPL-8 in brown and white. There isn’t too much difference but the aesthetic is slightly different. My camera is ever so slightly more chunky but I still absolutely adore it and almost prefer the look. I always get compliments when I get my camera out because it looks old fashioned and incredibly feminine. I played around with the EPL-8 whilst I was at the event and didn’t see much difference so am happy to keep what I currently have until they release an even newer one one day. There is a super hot incredible Olympus which is a huge step up but a little out of my budget right now, the Olympus Pen F.
Have you ever used an Olympus Pen camera? Don’t you think they are incredibly beautiful!