FAQ

Here are some questions people have been asking me and you might find interesting.

How do you find inspiration?

I draw inspiration from everyday life, from things and situations that happen to me or my friends, conversations, stuff I see around me. Writing is one of my hobbies, and I’m always scribbling, even if many of the texts never make it to the blog!

For the photography side of the blog, I photograph things that catch my attention but unfortunately, I don’t carry my camera around as much as I should in order to photograph everything I would like to.

I even wrote a post about the process, which you can read here.

Where can I find tutorials on photography?

I mostly use the internet to search about tutorials, and have a look at those available, see how appealing they are. At the moment, my most important source for tutorials, both on photography and Photoshop is Plearn. They have a lot of free stuff and the videos are clear and fun. Sometimes I’m looking for something specific and I find myself watching just one more!

Where did you learn photography?

I studied photography and video for two years, back in Madrid. I learnt how to use a single-lens reflex camera and all things about focus, shutter and exposure. I also learnt how to develop film in a lab! We did different types of photography back then, as practise, from still life, advertising, to fashion!

After that, I forgot everything about photography and video, and all things about focus, shutter and exposure! It was a few years ago when I got back to it, trying to dust off the brain cells and the creativity muscle (there’s one, right?)

What camera do you use?

I am probably the only one in my circle that uses Nikon, the main reason because it’s the brand I learnt from. OK, not entirely true, as during my studies we used some other brand I can’t recall. My camera is a D5000.

For a long time, I used the lenses that came with it when I bought it, 18-55 and 50-200, but both are quite dark. Last year I bought a second hand prime lens, and I’m very happy with it!

I see that you do a lot of things, how do you find the time? Do you ever sleep?

This question, I get asked mostly by my real life friends, especially when they see the countless updates on my personal Facebook account. I wish I could say that I’m a disciplined person who gets up early in the morning and does everything she’s supposed to do (eat healthy, exercise, work, play…) but the truth is I’m not. I pretty much go about my life running, trying to keep up with my own self! OK, now that it’s just you and me, let me tell you my secret (but don’t tell anyone!) I’m fast and efficient (sometimes). I definitely love my bed, and I will sleep in whenever I can. I try to take my weekends easy, because I’m doing a lot of things during the week, and always go to bed way too late… Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t!

How can I contact you?

You can either get in touch via the comments section in each blog entry, or you can use the different methods listed in contact me. I’d be very happy if you dropped me a few lines, even if just to say hi!

Is there anything I should know about you?

Sure! Plenty of things, actually. For example, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo four years, but only won one. I learnt how to knit and crochet by watching YouTube tutorials and searching online. I’ve never been good at baking, mostly because I never followed the recipes, or had the right tools (it turns out measuring does matter!) but I really enjoy it. However, I don’t really like eating what I bake (my colleagues at work don’t mind, though). It took me years to pronounce the word Tottenham correctly, and I still doubt sometimes (don’t get me started with egg!) and I still have troubles when pronouncing v and b. Oh! I tend to confuse the words before and after, for some reason… So it really is a miracle that I’ve managed to keep blogging for about two years!

If you have questions of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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