#VantagePoint

I have always been a free spirit. I love to live life freely, just do what makes me happy and leave all the negativity behind me. I love to travel, to discover new places and culture, to meet new people and make new friends. That’s who I have always been.

And travelling is one of my favorite things in the world. It makes me happy. It lets me discover something new and exciting. And all the beauty I can capture to my brain forever. So recently where ever I go a camera is always a must for me. Some may think that those who take a lot of photos when travelling and put them up somewhere, just want to show that they have been there or something along those lines.

But for me it’s more of catching a beautiful moment I want to look back in the future. And carrying a hefty camera is always not the best choice. So a little compact camera that you can fit everywhere and offers you an amazing quality photos comes really handy. And this is exactly what the Light L16 Camera by Light.co can do for you! I was introduced to this camera recently and so far it seems like a dream for free spirits just like me so I am beyond excited to be a part of the #VantagePoint project!

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Photography Talk

I feel like I haven’t talked much about why or when I started photography, you just kind of saw it come up in blog just out of the blue. But it’s a really big part of my life and it’s something that I want to share with the world. It’s my form of art.

Ma tunnen, et ma räägin selles pisikeses blogipesas üsna palju oma elust ja sellega seonduvatest mõtetest, kuid ma pole kunagi seletanud kuidas ma hakkasin fotograafiaga tegelema ja üldse miks. See lihtsalt ühel päeval ilmus siia nagu puhtast õhust. Või noh tegelikult mitte täielikult, aga noh, saate ju aru 😀
Kuid fotograafial on praegusel hetkel minu elus üsnagi suur roll niiet ma tahan seda jagada teiega. Enda kunstivormi, midagi mis kuulub ainult mulle.

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Why? As you already know, I am quite an artsy person but getting the inspiration to draw is not the same as it used to be when I was younger. And dance, well, I love it but it’s not my art. It’s someone else’s creation, not mine. But I want to create something that is truly and only mine. No one else’s. I can create and develop the image I have in my mind, the images and creations that come to me.

Miks? Kui oled mind juba natuke pikemalt jälginud siis ilmselt tead juba, et ma olen ürna kunstiline inimene, kuid kahjuks pole mul viimasel ajal olnud absoluutselt mitte mingit inspriratsiooni joonistamise jaoks võrreldes sellega, mis see kunagi oli. Ning tantsimisega on lugu nii, et see pole minu loodud kunst. See on kellegi teise kujutlus ja visioon, mitte minu. Kuid ma tahan luua midagi, mis on ainult minu ning loodud minu nägemuse järgi.

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When? I really liked taking photos and making videos even when I was younger, just for fun with my friends. But then life got into the way and I sort of lost my passion for it until last year when I attended in a media camp where I and a group of other young creatives made our own news show. There was also a group of radio and blog people but I was in a television group. And I loved it there. I got my passion back. I got back what I loved and learned to be better. After the camp I just took photos with my phone as I didn’t have a proper working camera but as for my birthday and graduation gift I got my first DSLR camera 3 months later. I couldn’t be more happier. And after that I started learned everything about my camera and how to work with it to create what I have in my mind. And about six months later aka today, I am still learning. I am learning to be better and be my own creative mind.

Millal? Mulle on alati meeldinud teha pilte ja filmida, lihtslt lõbu pärast koos sõpradega. Kuid kuna tuli teisi asju ette siis see kirg fotograafia vastu kadus lihtsalt kuidagi ära. Kuid see tuli tagasi, kui osalesin ühes multimeedia laagris möödunud aprillis. See oli koht kus koos teiste noorte loojatega pidime kõigest 2 päevaga suutma teha oma uudistesaate ehk siis kavandama ning välja mõtlema lood, valima välja neist parimad, filmida ning lõpuks ka monteerida kõik kokku. Ning ma leidsin taas selle pisiku nii fotograafia kui ka filmiduse vastu (niivõrd-kuivõrd võib minu pisikesi videojuppe nimetada just filmiduseks, aga las see jääb, see oli parim, mis ma selle aja kohta oskasin :D). Igastahes September oli lõpuks see aeg kui sain lõpuks oma esimese ihaldatud ning kauaoodatud peegelkaamera. Ning pärast seda olen lihtsalt õppinud ja katsetanud kõike ise – minu arust kõige parem õppimise viis. Kuid ma õpin iga päevaga järjest rohkem ning saan ka järk-järgult järjest paremaks.

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Since I don’t want to make this post too long I am going to stop here for today. But be sure to let me know if you want part 2 or 3 where I share my tips, what I have learned so far and how to get the most out of your gear. 🙂

Igastahes, kuna ma ei taha seda postitust ajada liiga pikaks siis ma panen siia nüüd pausi. 😀 Kuid kui tahate rohkem teada sellest kuidas midagi teha ning mingisuguseid nippe teada saada siis andke teada ja tulevad ka järgmised osad sellele postitusele. 🙂

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Snowy Days

Hello again! I know it’s been A WHILE since I last wrote anything in here but if you have been following me all over social media then you would know why I was away so long.

To cut a long-ish story shorter, I needed to take some time off to focus more on my schoolwork and also photography – it’s something that relaxes me and let’s my creative juices go wild haha. But yeah, I am super happy to be back and I though what a better way to start again is to show you what I have been up to recently so there will be TONS of photography posts coming up!

PS! If you always want to see the photos before they end up here or to keep up with my life then follow me on instagram as I am the most active there at the moment 🙂

Tervist taas! Ma tean, et on möödunud juba LIIIIGA pikk aeg, kui viimati midagi siia kirjutasin, aga kui oled mind teistel sotsiaalmeedia kontodel jälginud, siis ilmselt juba tead, miks ma eemal olin.

Lühemalt öeldes oli mul siis vaja natuke aega maha võtta, et keskenduda rohkem koolile ja fotograafiale – see on minu jaoks väga rahustav ja laseb mul olla loovam. Aga jah, ma olen super õnnelik, et saan jälle tagasi olla ning ma arvasin, et pole paremat viisi naaseda, kui näidata iga postitusega natuke rohkem, mille kallal ma olen viimasel ajal töötanud, niiet tulemas on üsnagi palju fotograafiaga seotud postitusi lähitulevikus tulemas!

PS! Kui tahad näha pilte enne kui need siia jõuavad (kui üldse jõuavad) siis ole kindel, et jälgid mind ka instagramis, kuna olen seal viimasel ajal kõige aktiivsem olnud. 🙂

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Red on White

Hii! Okay a few months have passed since I last put up some photos of my baby and since the weather was on my side I got some beautiful shots of my little red fox. Anyway here are some of the photos I got to take and I must say that I love them, he’s such a photogenic dog and I swear that my camera loves him haha. 😀

Heii!! Nüüdseks on juba päris mitu kuud möödas kui viimati panin üles pilte oma nunnukast ja kuna ühel ilusal päeval otsustas ilm ka minu poolel olla siis klõpsisin mõned armsad pildid oma punasest rebasest. Igastahes siin on siis mõned minu lemmikumad pildid, mis ma Larsist sain. No ausalt ka, vaadake kui fotogeeniline koer ta on, see on täiesti uskumatu, kui armas ta mul ikka on. Ja ma vannun, et mu kaamera armastab teda. 😀

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Before The Snow

Hey my loves! Today I am back with another photo post. Awhile back, before the snow came down, I took some photos of my friend. She wanted to get some new photos taken and I wanted to practice a lot more. So we went out for a photoshoot in a beautiful afternoon day. The weather was absolutely on our side as it was such a beautiful weather and perfect for taking photos!

Hei mu armsakesed! Täna olen ma tagasi järjekordse postitusega ning seekord tahtsin teile näidata mõnda pilti, mis said tegelikult juba tubli mitu nädalat tagasi tehtud. Täpsemalt siis kui lumi polnud veel maas ja valgust oli küllalt. Järjekordselt haarasin ühe oma sõbranna ja viisin ta pilte tegema, see oli kasulik meile mõlemale – tema tahtis saada uusi pilte ja mina natuke harjutada inimeste pildistamist. Ilm oli absoluutselt täiuslik ehk siis päike paistis soojalt peale, kuid langevad värvilised lehed ja õrn külm tuuleke, näitasid seda unistuslikku sügiseilma, mis oli täiuslik piltide tegemiseks!

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Bits & Pieces

Heyaa! Last week I went out with a friend for a little photoshoot. And here are some of my favorite photos that I took. I hope that you enjoy this little photopost and if you do then some feedback is always appreciated.😊

Heyaa! Eelmisel nädalal tegin ühele sõbrannale ettepaneku, et teeks pisikese pildistamise ehk siis seekord olin mina kaamera taga ning ma pean mainima, et mulle meeldis see väga. Igastahes siin on siis mõned minu enda lemmikumad pildid.😊

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YouTube Talk + Halloween

Hii! So today’s post is a little different because I want to introduce you guys to my YouTube channel and talk about it a little. Also here is my new video plus some photos of the look I created. 🙂

Okay, so as you know I created my own YouTube channel at the start of the July so I have had it for quite a while for now. I would say that my YouTube and blog are pretty much connected as I started this blog to get some courage to even start a channel. I have been really into makeup since I was young and I truly just want to share my passion for beauty with you guys and hopefully even inspire you. And that’s basically what my channel is all about as well – me trying to figure out myself and share my passions with all of you. Just as I do it in here. YouTube is just another little creative outlet for me. Both my blog and YouTube channel have inspired me to be a lot more creative, think outside the box and be the person I am. And by that I mean that I am very loud and bubbly person and some people can’t stand that or think I am fake but I am not. It’s just the way I am. And in these little places like my blog and YouTube, people love that about me. They love my overly bubbly and happy personality. And I love you because of that.

You have been so supportive all throughout this little journey of mine and have helped me to gain a lot of confidence. Because of you I became a lot more braver and done things that I maybe otherwise wouldn’t have done.

Anyway here’s my brand new video and it’s all about Halloween. If to be honest then Halloween is one of my favorite holidays even though it isn’t celebrated in Estonia. But it’s becoming my squads tradition I think haha. We had our little Halloween party last year and it was so much fun – I love dressing up as something different and have a good time with the best people. We watched a Halloween movie, played some games, ate A LOT and just had fun being together.

Soo yeah,this is my video where I show you how to do this very cool look and I think that you already have the things necessary for this look (black pencil eyeliner and some dark eyeshadows). It’s really simple but looks very cool and edgy. So I hope you enjoy it and if you do then please leave comment as well because I would love to get to know you guys a little bit more and it just simply makes my day even better! 🙂

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Heii!! Tänane postitus on pisut teistsugune, kuna tahan rääkida natuke ome YouTube’i kanalist ning kuidas see ka seostub minu blogiga.

Niisiis ma tegin enda YouTube’i kanali juba Juuli alguses niiet päris tükk aega tagasi juba, aga ma nüüd ei mäleta kui palju ma sellest ka siin rääkinud olen. Niiet jah, räägin natuke sellest, et ehk saate ka teada, mis põhjustel seda teha tahtsin. Nagu ma mainisin siis mu YouTube on seotud ka blogiga natuke, kuna tegelik põhjus miks ma tahtsin üldse seda blogi kirjutada oli see, et ma oleksin natuke julgem ja et ehk saaksin kunagi tulevikus enda YouTube’i kanali avada. See oli midagi, mida olin pikka aega tahtnud teha, aga asi millest puudust oli, oli julgus. Tahtsin kõigepealt natuke koguda julgust siin ja vaadata, kas see oleks midagi, milleks ma üldse suuteline oleks. Ning tõeline põhjus, miks ma nii blogi kui YouTube üldse tegin on see, et mul oleks enda kohake, kus saaksin olla ma mina ise ja just selle pärast inimestele meeldida – oma isiksuse. Ja ka, et mul oleks olemas koht, kus saaksin enda loovust arendada ning jagada seda ka teistega, kes on sarnastest asjadest huvitatud.

See blogi ja YouTube on mõlemad minu pisikesed nurgakesed, kus saan olla ma mina ise ilma, et keegi mind kritiseeriks. Ma olen alati liiga energiline ja rõõmus ning mõnele see ei meeldi või arvavad, et ma niiöelda näitlen (mida ma, aga ei tee. Selline ma lihtsalt olen) ja nad peavad vajalikuks seda mõnikord ka väljendada, aga siin saan olla ma täpselt selline ja keegi ei pane seda pahaks. Ma olen ääretult tänulik teile kõigile, kes võtavad vaevaks jätta mõni hea kommentaar või isegi üldse lugeda seda pisikest blogi siin ja vaadata mu videosid. 🙂

Igastahes, kuna ka halloween (mida küll Eestis ei tähistata) on varsti-varsti tulekul siis tegin ka ühe pisike video, kus näitan kuidas teha sellist natuke jubeda nuku moodi meiki (või noh midagi sinnapoole, ma ise ka pole päris kindel kuidas seda kutsuda :D).
Ma olen seda ka varem teinud, kuid see oli eelmine aasta kui oli klassiga halloweeni-teemaline pisike istumine ja mulle väga meeldis seda teha niiet mõtlesin, et näitaks teile kah. Lihtsalt juhuks kui siin on veel keegi, kellele meeldib halloweeni tähistada.

Mulle meeldib just see kostüümide osa halloweeni juures kõige rohkem – saan üheks õhtuks olla teistsugune. Eelmine aasta tegime sõpradega ka oma pisikese halloweenipeo (või noh meid oli 8-9 niiet see oli vaevalt pidu, aga noh saate ju asjale pihta :D), mis oli väga lõbus – vaatasime filmi, sõime kohati isegi liiga palju, mängisime mänge ja veetsime lihtsalt kõik koos lõbusalt aega samal ajal kostüümides olles. Ning siin ka siis eelmainitud video ning ka mõned pildid. 🙂

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Testshoot

Hi! So I recently got my very first DSLR camera and it’s the Canon EOS 700D + 18-55mm objective. So far I absolutely love it and it’s crazy how good quality photos/videos can be made with it. Also now my big sister thinks that I am her personal photographer (like I wasn’t already before :D) so if she is okay with it then I am also going to post some photos of her as well. So obviously this will become also my photography blog as I will post quite a few photoshoot photos that I have taken :). A few days ago I did my first ‘photoshoot’ with my dog (which he didn’t really like haha)  and here are some of the best photos I got. But anyway I am going to stop the talk here and just enjoy the photos! 🙂

Hei! Niisiis ma sain hiljaaegu enda kõige esimese DSLR kaamera ehk siis peegelkaamera ning see on Canon EOS 700D + 18-55mm objektiiv. Siiamaani ma armastan seda kaamerat ja imestan ikka veel kui hea on pildi-ja videokvaliteet. Ja kuna mu suurele õele meeldib väga kaamera ees olla siis nüüd ta arvab, et ma olen ta isiklik fotograaf (mitte et ma enne poleks olnud juba aga noh :D) ning kui ta lubab endast pilte ka siia üles panna siis ma postitan vahest mõned pildid ka temast, aga eks me näe, see pole ka veel kindel. Igastahes mõni päev tagasi tegin pisikese pildistamise oma koeraga (mille üle ta just kõige rõõmsam polnud haha :D) ja siin on mõned paremad pildid, mis temast sain. 🙂

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How I Edit My Instagram & Blog Photos

Hey! I wanted to tie together my posts a little since I showed you my Instagram review  and so I thought that I would show you how I usually edit my Instagram and blog photos.

These are the apps that I use. Of course I don’t use every single one of them when editing every photo. I think that some are pretty typical like Squaready and Layout. I have used After Photo and Font Candy to add texts to my photos, mainly for ‘cover’ photos like in here and here. And I am going to talk about Snapseed and Whitagram in some other time.

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But the first app I am going to talk about is ColorStory what I actually only recently discovered and I really like it.

So when you firstly open it up, it looks like that and in the left corner you can just pick the most recent photo to edit or just click on the photos, pretty simple and ordinary right? I just have to mention that the shoes up in the right corner are so cool. 😀

When you have done picking out the photo then you have this coming up. If you want to adjust the brightness, contrast and etc then just click on the tools and you have all the choices to make the photo the way you want. I usually just clarify(but just a little!), add contrast, brightness, saturation, change the temperature a little (I turn it to the colder part because the warmer part makes your photos look yellow and I don’t particularly like that) and sometimes either sharpen or blur just a bit. Some people may think that it’s a lot of editing but I don’t change it much, just a little to make them more appealing to the eye.

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From this app, my definite favorite is the Palm Springs filter. As you can see, I don’t even add the filter very heavily. Just enough to give it more brighter and beautiful look.

And that’s how I edit my photos in ColorStory, it’s very simple to use and it gives great results in my opinion. 🙂

Haha I also saw how yellow my skin looks in here but it was because of the light. It wasn’t sunny in that moment and so it turned up lokking a little yellow but it’s okay, it doesn’t bother me much. 😀

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The photo after all the editing. 🙂

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I am pretty sure that this is the most used and the most popular editing app. There is a reason behind it – it’s very easy and quick to use.

Just as I did in the other app, I also add brightness, contrast and sometimes saturation to +1 and then add fade +3 or +5 because I personally like how it looks.

And if it comes to filters, I use mostly these 3. To be honest I know see now that they are all pretty similar so I guess that I kind of have a pattern. 😀

But my 3 favorite filters are HB1/HYPEBEAST, HB2/HYPEBEAST and T1/MOODY. And as you can see I add the filter to +3 or +4, I don’t like to add more because then in my opinion the photos look a little fake and way too over-edited. But that is just my opinion.

Okay, the secret is out and now you know how I edit my photos and I don’t really do heavy editing but as I said before, I just correct some things to make photos look more beautiful and appealing to the eye.

I hope you enjoyed these little tricks and apps I use the most when editing my photos.

If you want to see all the sneak peeks about upcoming posts then add me in snapchat – greeteratsep – and I also share snaps of my everyday life and things that may not end up in my blog. 😉

Love, Greete

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