One of my goals for a while now has been to improve my photography skills. I would love to take crisper photos with a sense of the story I am trying to tell. Sometimes, I think I like too many different styles and cannot nail down the style that is most “me”. I love to use Instagram because the filters can make a big impact and who doesn’t always have their phone to snap a pic? I did a little study of some of the bloggers/artists I follow on Instagram and I’m going to show you a sample of their feed and what I like about them…
First, my mentor and friend Marian aka Miss Mustard Seed:
I like her closeups and subject matter (obviously the blue and white!). Her photos have a softness to them that appeals to me and I also like how you feel like you could reach out and run your hand over the furniture or pick up one of the dishes.
Next, one of my fellow MMSMP retailers, Wendy at Front Porch Mercantile:
Wendy lives in Atlantic Canada and visits her little cottage by the sea quite often. This town is so cute, I cannot stand it! Wendy focuses on the brights and old, worn sea scenes. As an added bonus, she will often share the professional photos of her husband, John. I think he should do a photo book — his shots are breathtaking. Wendy’s images give me the feeling of walking down by the docks in her little town ( I can’t wait to see it in person some day!)
Next, Zionsville’s own internationally-known artist, Nancy Noel:
Nancy’s Instagram feed is an eclectic mix of her animals and artwork. Look at how she captured the light in the eyes of her live subject on the left and the light in the eyes in her painting on the right. She is an amazing artist I was lucky enough to meet recently! Her photos make the animals, live or on canvas, show us a little glimpse of their personalities.
Next up is Kriste of the Rosemary and Thyme blog:
Kriste helps Marian at her studio and I was lucky enough to meet her when I went to PA last year. She is a youngin’ and has a fresh perspective on photography that I am really inspired by. That table, the clothes shots and the little nooks around her house or the studio are given a fresh vibe when Kriste is behind the lens (or phone).
Finally, Vibeke Design blog:
This lady is the ultimate #photographygoals for me. I love it all: the staging, the lighting, the textures…I can’t get enough! Each image is more beautiful than the last.