The Friday Five

Happy Friday! I'm back with my weekly round up of my 5 favorite instagram posts of the week!

Keep using #lishlovescolor, #lishlovespink & #lishlovestravel to share your adventures - I love seeing the images!

1. @holidaypalms - I'm in love with shoe selfies, especially when they match nature!

2. @hey.maca - I love this technicolor dreamland!

3. @jenniferlake -I'm not over the Color Factory and Jenn's photos from it were so much fun! I love the motion in these ribbons. 

4. @studiodiy - Kelly's fruit-inspired shoot in Palm Springs was incredible, and this caption made me LOL!

5. @sarahhearts - She is making me SO excited to visit London!

Summer Prop Haul!

Summer photos are all about sunshine and color and these were some of the props that I picked up to bring my colorful ideas to life!

1. Pineapple Pool Float  - such a cute and reasonably priced float!
2. Fruity drink floats - I love seeing these float across a pretty pool
3. Flamingo pool float - a cheaper alternative to larger flamingo floats
4. Pool float lounger - a summer basic that's also available in pink!
5. Silly straws - I love filling pretty drinks with these!
6. Faux tropical leaves - I used these for a fun stop motion
7.Furry flip flop slippers - I love this vibrant pink!
8. Steamer - I finally caved and bought a full-size steamer!
9. Palm Print Romper - This is under $15! I've never found one that fits me so well!
10. Ice cream scoop - I spray painted this blue for a shoot!

THE FRIDAY FIVE & new hashtags!

New series alert! I will be posting my top five favorite Instagram posts of the week! I am also starting a new hashtag series so that I can see more of your beautiful images in one place! Use the following three LISH LOVES hashtags for a chance to be featured here!

#lishlovescolor
#lishlovespink
#lishlovestravel

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But since they're brand new, here are some of my favorite images from the week. Be sure to give these creatives a follow!

1. @amytangerine

Amy is hanging in Mexico City and seeing the most amazing colors! 

2. @Sugarandcloth

#ihavethisthingwith... beautiful aerial ocean shots...!

3. Splendid_rags

We both visited the Color Factory but I love how her red look pops against this stairwell!

4. @homeyohmy

I'm secretly obsessed with black and white combos, and Amy's feed is the dreamiest

5. @hedleyandbennett

I'm so excited to attend the #schoolofhustle this month, and to see the new rainbow mural! 

Updated Gear Reveal!

In March, I wrote a post about all of my photography gear and it was one of my most popular ever! In the last few months, I've started vlogging and have picked up a new lens that I LOVE, so I thought I would give you the updated gear haul (PLUS a video!) here. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments or on my Instagram. Look through & be sure to catch the video at the end. I talk more in depth about my favorite tools!

Tools that I use most often:

1. Canon 5d Mark III Camera // 2. Canon 50mm f/1.8 
3.
Canon 35mm f/2 // 4. Canon 16-35mm f/4  // 5. Lexar 64gb SD cards
6. Water resistant SD card Holder // 7. Neoprene lens bag
8.
Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit
9. Canon Wireless Remote  // 10. 
Canon PowerShot G7X Creator Kit
11. Amazon basics case for g7x

not pictured:
TetherTools TetherPro (tether your camera to your computer to see what's happening!)
Joby UltraFit Camera Strap (fits like a crossbody!)
LimoStudios 10ftx12ft Heavy Duty Background Stand
Savage Paper Rolls (so many colors available, coral is my favorite!)
Norwood Utility Cart (perfect as a laptop stand for tethering and for prop storage)
Fovitec Studio Pro 4200w Softboxes  (I'm currently looking at strobe options as a more powerful replacement for these lights, but they are a great starter kit option)


For Beginners:

Sugar & Cloth's Cool Photo School (This course up-leveled my skills in an unbelievable way. If you're still shooting in Auto mode, this will be the best $99 you've ever spent)
Canon EOS Rebel T6 (a great value starter camera!)
Canon 50mm f/1.8 ( a cheap and easy way to upgrade your starter camera)


For stop motion GIFs:

1.Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit
2. Canon Wireless Remote
3. TetherTools TetherPro
4. Sandbags (for added stability)
+ Camera, lens & SD cards of course!


For Vlogging:

1. Canon PowerShot G7X Creator Kit 
(includes camera, Manfrotto hand held tripod & SD card)

2. Amazon basics case for g7x (for traveling)


IN DEPTH VIDEO! 

Giving all of the details on the best gear for bloggers and content creators.

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Disclosure: Some links mentioned above are affiliate links which means that LISH creative receives a very small percent of the sale of each item. Thank you for supporting our colorful adventures. We aren't trying to be gross and sales-y - these really are the tools that we use every day in our work!

Inside The Color Factory - San Francisco, CA!

This week, I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the Color Factory and it was INCREDIBLE! The Color Factory is a 12,000 (!) sq. ft. "color experience" located in San Francisco near Union Square. It was created by Jordan Ferney of @ohhappyday along with a team of artists and creatives including Jacob DahlgrenTom StayteGeronimo BalloonsTosha Stimage, Stanton Jones, Andrew Neyer & Andy J. MillerCarissa PotterJessica Hische, Rebecca Wright, Randi Brookman Harris, Leah Rosenberg and Erin Jang

Walking through induced colorful sensory overload in the best possible way. I was in a state of child-like wonder as we ventured through to discover new surprises around every corner. I was also fumbling with my phone & camera to document as much of the experience as humanly possible. 

When you walk in, you're greeted by a rainbow elevator, a rainbow staircase, a two-story rainbow grid mural and a room covered from the floor to the walls in rainbow stripes....see what I mean by colorful overload?! It felt like I was in my very own version of Disneyland. The experience continues on with so many other delights including a balloon cave by Geronimo Balloons, a room of 10,000 ribbons, a room where it literally rains confetti, and a ball pit that is larger than my entire apartment!

If we're playing the comparison game and you're trying to get an idea of what it's like, I will tell you that although the concept is similar to The Museum of Ice Cream and Refinery 29's R29 rooms, The Color Factory is uniquely in a niche of its own. It is design-focused, less obviously sponsored, and so incredibly detailed that I think I could visit 10 more times and still not notice all of the cute details throughout. From decals, to bathrooms, to way-finding signage, to the way they display prices in the all yellow gift shop, everything was highly curated and beautiful. 

If you're a color & adventure lover like me, The Color Factory is a great excuse to plan a trip to San Francisco. They even worked with local businesses and artists to bring extra color to other parts of the city! Scroll through to see my full image gallery, and VIDEO!!! And buy tickets HERE

VIDEO

Footage from the press preview of The Color Factory, a 12,000 square foot color experience located at 575 Sutter St San Francisco, Ca. Created by Jordan Ferney of @ohhappyday).

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ALL OF THE PHOTOS

photos of Alisha taken by @amytangerine & @annettestepanian // all other photography and videography by @alishylishy

Red Dress
ASOS

Video shot using:
Canon G7x

Photos shot using:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 35mm f/2 lens
Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens
Canon 16-35mm f/4 lens
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod
Lexar Professional 64GB SD cards

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Photoshoot at the Los Angeles Rainbow Wall!

Introducing our very first video blog!! This documents our time shooting at the Rainbow Wall which is located on the side of Paul Smith Limited on Melrose in West Hollywood. It is part of Instagram's #kindcomments campaign and is a way to celebrate pride month! It will be up until June 30th so GO GO GO! 

Amy Tangerine and I arrived at 7am in an effort to dodge the crowds and it totally worked! Watch our adventure here: 

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And here are some of the final photos, thanks for watching!

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On Alisha:
Ban.do Tee
ASOS skirt
Ban.do Heart Floatie
Pared Eyewear (similar in pink)
ASOS sandals (my new fav comfy sandal, and they're on sale!)
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On Amy:
Amy Tangerine Shop Tee
Tieks Shoes
ASOS dress (similar here & here)
Heart Sunnies