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So. I bought a camera…

Towards the end 2018 I went out on a limb and bought myself a DSLR. Since then I’ve been teaching myself a little here and there about photography and videography. I’ve posted about my videography a little bit but I hesitate to share my photos, mainly because I’m not the most confident with them right now. It also doesn’t help that I am constantly surrounded by creatives. Constantly. But, I’m changing this. I’m hoping to be able to use my camera to help me do what I love, blog and storytell through photos and videos.

I am shooting with a Cannon T7i, and currently use my kit 18-55mm lens. At the moment it takes a lot of extra effort to not compare my style and skillset to those around me, but once I get there, I find myself really enjoying what I’m learning. I’m a recovering perfectionist, so starting new projects and learning new skills really stresses me out since I strive to be beyond excellent in everything I do almost immediately. BUT, that just makes this process even more enriching.

I’ve been using instagram a lot lately to help me stay accountable to actually taking photos, editing them and posting them. Planning and sticking to a grid theme has made coming up with shoot ideas easier and actually quite fun. I recently discovered the Preview app; an app that helps you to pre-plan your instagram grid before posting anything publicly. That may seem like a force to some, but the reason why I find this app to be useful is the way I get to test out color schemes, layout patterns, editing styles and the way I get to brainstorm different types of photos in their ‘free photos’ section. I get to analyze what looks good and what doesn’t, and what fits my style and what tests my creativity and as a new photographer I use it as a guide.

So, with that you can look forward to seeing a lot more of my photography here! Here’s to new things in 2019! I’m excited, hopefully you are too!

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Hi! I’m Nicole Eva, Journal Enthusiast, Healthy Habit Builder, and Advocate of all things Rest and Wellness. My job—to introduce you to YOU; The healthy, beautiful, authentic you. The you that sometimes gets lost in both the mundane and chaos of our world. I do this by sharing tips, stories, videos, guides, and more. I’ll challenge you, encourage you, and celebrate you all the way through your discovery of YOU. Currently, I’m studying to gain my certification in Holistic Nutrition and Health and Wellness Coaching and I’ll be sharing the cool things I’m learning with you along the way! Big fan of tea, cozy things, and well-designed spaces, so we’ll definitely talk about that too. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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