Archive for July 2016

ON LOCATION: Washington D.C.

For my first trip to our nation’s capital, I wanted to stay somewhere colorful and see the sights! Dupont circle @ The Embassy Row Hotel was the perfect starting point for our adventures. Read on to see the monuments at sunrise + more bright photos of this beautiful  city:

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Rules of the Grid Game

It’s time to photograph new images for social media, yay! After hours of styling, shooting and editing, you’re now left with a fabulous bank of images that you want to share STAT – right? Instead of picking and choosing based on your mood, it pays to have a plan. Beyond your captions and hashtags, I’m talking about the visual look and feel of your feed. The “flow” of the photos from one to the next, or as I like to call it, your “grid game.” Because when someone new searches and finds you on Instagram, they’re not seeing one photo individually, they’re seeing your entire profile, and you want to make the best impression possible. In my grid game, I’ve set and adapted 7 unoffical rules: 

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ON LOCATION: Wynwood Arts District, Miami

This month I finally made it to the Instagram mecca that is the Wynwood Arts District in Miami Florida! I’ve just started to share some of the pictures on Instagram, and you may have seen the day-of snapchats, but here I’m sharing more insights and imagery from this wildly colorful adventure.

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My Top 3 Photo Editing and Planning Apps

Today I am diving in to share the editing and planning tools that I use on a daily basis to bring @alishylishy to life! Many of these are intended for on-the-go use and are definitely not a substitute for Adobe Creative Suite, or good natural lighting, but they are incredibly useful for Instagram power users, or small business owners who may be utilizing iphone photography exclusively. Read on to see my top 3 picks AND before and afters! 

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