Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Woes of Reading Vogue

I recently purchased a copy of the age-old fashion Bible after months of abstinence. It isn't something I indulge in often as I don't feel the need to bash my self-esteem on the regular, and also, 150 bucks for a glorified picture book is a bit much, in my opinion. As much as I hate on the magazine and the trends they promote, I can't argue that their tactics actually work. I'm tempted every time I see a copy on the shelves of my local supermarket. Every single time I leaf through their ultra-glossy pages, I have the same thoughts running through my mind and I vow to never go down that path again. But, as always, I fall of the wagon eventually.

My relationship with Vogue began at the innocent age of 13. At the time, I didn't know what insecurities were and I rarely ever thought about my appearance. Vogue changed everything for me. At first, I wished I owned everything featured in the magazine.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

How To Improve Your Instagram Feed

Instagram is huge marketing tool today. As it's based solely on visual content, it can reach a wider audience especially the ADHD ridden populace of today. While everyone and their grandmother has an account on the platform, not everyone has a feed that could potentially draw in thousands to millions of followers. Of course, this is not the aim for most people, but for those who aim to achieve this goal seem to be plagued with more than their fair share of myths about the requirements to achieve such perfection.

I'm here to bust these myths and make things simpler for you. To be completely upfront with you, I don't have thousands of followers but I know for certain that there isn't one set of rules for you to follow to get there. Variety is the spice of life, or so they say!

Now, I do know of any formula to building a following and I have never been good at math, but two main factors are consistency and engagement. Apart from that, all you need to do is improve the quality of your images. I for one look for good quality pictures before hitting that follow button. I don't want my timeline to be littered with over-pixelated, over-edited pictures of the sky. I am by no means a professional or hardly even "great" at photography but I have noticed a huge change in quality of my photos over the last two years. So, I've made a list of everything that I can think of that has changed in that time period and decided to put it up here, where it collects dust but is immortalised for eternity!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

6 Things To Expect From Your First Job

To be fair, my first "job" (from where these scientific conclusions have been drawn) was technically an internship, but I think that it would make sense for any sort of work experience. If I'm wrong, let me know.

The thing is, sometimes people strive through the pain for the experience or the pay. I wasn't one of them. If I don't like something, nothing in this world can change my attitude towards and I've been told that a lot of people starting out are just like that. So don't fear if you hate your job and worry that you'll never find one you like, hold your head up and be positive and read through my lighthearted list and have a good laugh about old experiences!

Monday, 25 January 2016

People Of The Coast

Sometime during November, I visited various places along the coast of Karnataka (the state that I call home) with my family and my camera. As you may or may not know, the main reason I go on holiday is to take pictures of new subjects and be inspired to do something in life. Let's ignore the latter because I don't have much to say about that right now. Ever since I got into photography, I've mostly been taking pictures of inanimate objects and of nature. I've been trying to get better at portrait photography. The best way to go about it is to test out your skills in a different location and that's what I did. I went about snapping pictures of people I met during my trip, some even posed for me.

This is a different take on travelogue-ing. I got bored of the usual ones I did and, if I were to be completely honest, those aren't good at all. I hope this fares better!