3 Lazy Photography Tips for Book Blogger

Hello there people of earth, long time no see and I wish you all to have a good day.

Alhamdulillah due to our recent election I got the chance to enjoy a little time of my own with my own books these three days. To think with, the book I red was already popular among the reader so I decide not to make a review for it but of course as a book photographer I would love to share my works with you. And i’ve been thinking to include some tips? Why not eh (Hagrid accent)

Grab your coffee and help yourself :

1. Props

I love flowers, its take me a while to use props because whenever I shoot my pictures with props its getting worsen like it didntย need to be there. My advice is, never stop looking at beautiful things, this may develop the master of arranging props in you.

The main key to having your picture stand out even though your only subject is the book itself is to capture the most interesting side of the book. I mean not everyone will notice the quote behind, or the golden emboss printed had been using on the book side. Help them see, help them focus and realize that all the tiny details had been there the whole time.

2. Sunshine and shadow
Light is a very important aspect when it comes to photographing books. I spend years and still learning how to get the correct white balance. If you realize, not all of my books were taken on the same time, so it’ll have a little different when it comes to white balance.

The pictures above was taken on the same time area but still the most left one a bit bluer because I edited these picture individually, thats the problem when editing it using mobile, its hard to maintain the white balance. Please edit it using Adobe Lighroom, dont be lazy like me. ๐Ÿ˜›

You dont want your picture appear to be more yellowish or bluer on your audience eye, I prefer it to be genuine white (well of course white had so many types but any type of white will do). And also u dontย want your picture to be overexposed. Try balance it, just nice colour to the eye. Try to captures several pictures on the same time area, this will maintain your picture color tones.

Below is the result of capturing on the same time area, adjust the brightness approximately same for each of the picture to have a maintain color tones.

3. Platform dependent

The first thing you must remember when taking a picture is where will you put your picture at? Is in on blog? Intstagram? or Pinterest. After uploading my new blog theme I realize that I need to think a little step forward when taking my pictures. Some of the pictures look nice on Pinterest but will cut or shrink out whenever they uploaded to other socmed such as Facebook or the homepage corousel. I think it is best to have four to three different pictures taken from different perceptions in the same post so it can fill the social media need.

I still learning about what is the best ratio of images to be used in wordpress so it appears ‘delicious’ both in thumbnails and post. I’ll update you sooner if I get the answer.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in this photography areas you need to look at these:

My Book Photography Routines Part 1 | How I Captured My Photos

7 Essentials Tips From Professional Photographer That I Applied On My Photography

Q : What do you think of tips? Will it help you improve your photography skills?

Please, if you have more questions about this do not hesitate to drop me one below. Thank you for reading ^^

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • QOTD : What book make you cringe to do something after reading it?
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Last week I've been indulge myself in gaming assuming an assassin role mentioned in #projekathena. The mutual connection between the role both in the book also in ML make me cringe to know what its like to be an assassin. Eventually I fall in love with her. So my next move is climbing up the local rank for that particular heroes ๐Ÿ˜‚. I blame @syeraho for this. .
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Back to this book, its been a tearful journey, it was a long reading but a worthy one. I bet one can finish it in one sit as the words uses is simple and understandable.
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Not to mentioned it was my first book from HF. Honestly its hard to rate this kind of book, where islamic lifestyle and fiction were blend together. For my version of rating, I tend to give high rate to the book which has intimate, personal connection to the reader (me), so for that reason I'll give 4โญ. Even after catching a headache resulting from tears streaming last night ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. .
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This book recommend for a light reading, bedtimes stories also to those who keen to seek assuring words of His Promises. No particular reader, I think its just suit for everyone. Also a nice book to read it Ramadan!
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The book synopsis gonna be in the comment below :
  • Alhamdulillah done reading a malay science fiction about Projek Athena : Manusia Ciptaan (trans : Athena's Projeck : Human Building). Thank you to @imanpublication for providing me a physical copy of this book in exchange with honest review.
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And it was a fun reading towards the end. And syabas @syeraho for your first novel! .
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This book recommend to those who love actions because Syeraho write a beautiful chereofighting, well mostly in words - and that something to praise with!
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I'm currently constructing in depth review for this book and will update it soon on Goodreads - read on GR cause  i'm hiding all the spoilers and leave you with all the good parts, lols ๐Ÿ˜œ.
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Rating : 3/5 ๐ŸŒ . Sorry there are pro and cons so I'll settle with this first ๐Ÿ˜‰ and also dont judge by my rating cause im just a very stinky person ๐Ÿ˜…. .
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Setiap buku harus punya awal niatnya yg tersendiri (Eyqa, 2019).
  • QOTD : What book do you bought only because of its cover?
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First time encounter buku published by @katapilarbooks ialah masa baca Syif Tengah Malam. Rupanya this is penerbit yg penulis dia dikalangan doktor, misi also yang bertugas di hospital.
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One of many reason I like about them is their cover yg lain dari yang lain. Mcm this one.
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Jadi izinkan saya post pasal book cover mendahului book review dulu ya. ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Okay sekian. Saja nak bagitau cover dia cantik. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Big thanks to @prologmed cos hosting a GA for this book last year ๐Ÿ’–.
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Akhirnya dapat juga habiskan buku ni. Dalam buku ni ada enam cerpen yang bertemakan time travel. Buat yg mendambakan peluang kedua dalam waktu yang terbatas, pembaca diajak untuk menilai semula sekiranya kita bisa merentas masa untuk mengubah sejarah, adakah kita akan lebih bahagia dari sekarang? Or worse? Or dlm erti kata lain kena baca dlu buku ni baru tahu ๐Ÿ˜‚.
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Dalam enam cerpen aku paling terkesan dengan yang ada love story with bit of plot twist. Yang ada karakter yang kuat dan background cerita yang baik. Sometimes rasa geram but another time rasa bahagia tgk kebahagiaan character biarpun fiksi semata.Tak nak bagi spoiler jadi ckp secara am sejalah yer.
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Overall it was a good book. Kalau fans tentang Hermione with Time Turner, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child boleh lah try baca buku ni, setiap kisah ada teladan masing-masing. Yang tak akan dapat dinilai melainkan dengan cara membacanya sendiri. Hahh suspen takk? .
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โญโญโญโญ/5 cause I want more. The book alone tak cukup ๐Ÿ˜‚.
  • Saya tidak selalu reviu buku-buku agama kerana semuanya sangat membantu dalam meningkatkan pemahaman kepada AQ dan AS.
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Buku ni lebih ringkas dan praktikal dalam memahami apa sebenarnya rezeki. Penulis membuat pilihan cerita yang tepat dalam merungkai makna yang tersirat, bahawa rezeki tidak hanya dtg dalam bentuk wang ringgit. Satu bacaan yg berharga dalam meningkatkan amal bersedekah dan menolong insan yg memerlukan. Bahkan juga dalam menolong diri sendiri yang kesempitan.
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Ramai manusia ingin kan kebahagiaan, tapi tak semua akan merasainya dan ramai manusia takut untuk diuji tapi semua akan menghadapinya. Read Al Imran : 142
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Ini adalah antara buku yg membantu sy memahami indahnya rezeki. Bahawa di dunia ini, rezeki kita pada akhirnya akan ada dalam tiga bentuk sahaja yakni :
โญ Makanan yg kita makan
โญ Pakaian yang kita pakai utk tutup aurat
โญ Ilmu yg telah kita pelajari dan amalkan
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Sempena bulan Ramadhan yg bakal menjelang dengan ini thehundredpages akan lebih membaca buku-buku islamik terbitan tanah air. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
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Semoga melayuku lurus. Amiin.
P/s : oh ya selepas baca al Imran 142, baca balik ayat 139 ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Done with grishaverse #3
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Cant wait for King of Scars : Nikolai is just every girl dream of king ๐Ÿ˜