Weekend’s activities – DIY Marble Board


How to DIY Marble BoardWeekend’s activities – DIY Marble Board

In this weekend I managed to get done some of the things I postponed for a while. I’m referring to a DIY Marble Board, for my blog pictures. I need this board in order to get those bright and clean beauty products photos & I’ve started searching the Internet for some materials I could use. I must say that reading lots of photography tips for bloggers helped me so much to find out what I need in order to create those Pinterest images we bloggers crave for.

So I went to Dedeman to buy some self-adhesive film and plexiglass. After I found what I’ve been looking for, and for a good price, I went to JYSK store to buy white canvas, to help me get rid of shadows during the shooting process. I read that using white or bright surfaces could improve the visual quality of the photos if the natural light isn’t that good. This is where white canvas could make their work. The price for them at JYSK store it’s very friendly, like 20-25 lei each, depending on how big they are.

DIY Marble Board for bloggers

When I arrived home, I started watching some videos on Youtube to better understand how to apply that self-adhesive film on the piece of plexiglass. First I wiped up the surface with a clean dry towel. After, I asked my boyfriend to slowly remove the protective film, while I was pressing with that towel on the board, back and forth, to prevent small bumps or air bubbles to form underneath. And finally, we finished by cutting the excess all around the plexiglass, using a razor. It’s a simple process and it can be done in no more than 10 minutes. Now I have my own DIY Marble Board and I’m using it to make my photos more attractive.

Improving my photography skills

Another activity in this weekend was to read more about my Nikon D5300 DSLR settings. I received this camera last year, for my birthday & it was the most amazing gift. Since then, I tried so much to discover and learn more about how to use it, I even took a photography course. But because I also have a full-time job, only in weekends I manage to have time for this kind of things. Pretty frustrating, I know.

So I started using more my Nikon D5300 DSLR & downloaded the Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 free trial. Now I’m learning how to properly use it to get that gloomy beautiful effect. I love to play around with different settings and see what works best for my photo. In Photoshop you can adjust a lot of things, like exposure, clarity, highlights, shadows, sharpening, even the white balance

My first thought was by no means I’m gonna succeed learning it, but there are SO MANY tutorials on Youtube, you just need to take your time, watch as many as you can and then go play with all those settings. You’ll figure out on the road what you like the most like I’m doing now. Actually, these are my very first photos ever edited with Photoshop!

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43 thoughts on “Weekend’s activities – DIY Marble Board

  1. Howdy! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
    Thank you so much!

  2. Si eu am facut tot ceva similar acum ceva vreme – doar ca eu am lucrat pe mucava, ca imi ramasesera cateva bucati de la machetele de scoala.

    Dar trebuie sa-mi fac si o tablie perfect alba – numai ca nu prea gasesc autocolant potrivit (ce am gasit era lucios si untos ca si nuanta). Worst case iau o placa de mouse(?), dar nici aia nu e perfect mata cum as vrea eu

    1. Nu am mai vazut mucava de cand eram mica si faceam pentru scoala :)) eu am gasit autocolant la Dedeman, dar daca vrei ceva alb, poti sa mergi la Jysk sa cauti white canvas. Am vazut atunci ca aveau mai multe feluri de alb, si poate te ajuta.

  3. I really love this post, so inspiring. I use a Sony camera but I might consider Nikon, your photos are stunning,
    Happy Sunday

  4. Ioi daca ai sti cat de mult ma chinui cu samsung-ul meu depasit ca sa imi iasa o poza cat de cat. Din pacate nu imi permit acum un aparat foto mai performant, dar intetionez sa investesc intr-un white board.

  5. Un DSLR esre tot ce-mi mai doresc. Eu am înțeles ca pozele pit face diferența. Degeaba ai conținut daca nu ai poze si invers! Daca imi conving soțul … voi fi tare bucuroasa

  6. Foarte fain arata acel background pentru poze. Zilele astea vreau si eu sa ajuns pe la magazine sa caut ceva. Mult succes cu Photoshop. Incearca sa te joci cat mai mult cu optiunile pe care le are, asa inveti cel mai repede. In plus, gasesti pe youtube o multime de tutoriale foarte utile.

    1. Vezi ca acum au un free trial, adica doar il descarci si timp de o saptamana te poti bucura de el, nu e nevoie sa platesti. Apoi daca vrei sa continui, poti plati 10 dolari/luna. Nici eu nu stiu sa lucrez, insa incerc sa invat cat mai multe, sa umblu pe la setari si sa descopar diverse. E interesant!

  7. Și eu sunt în căutarea unor idei pentru a realiza fotografii pe un cadru interesant. În prezent vreau să găsesc acel ceva care imită lemnul alb. Am să merg la JYSK poate găsesc ceva care să mă ajute.

  8. Trebuie sa trec si eu pe la magazin sa-mi cumpar niste plexiglass si sa-mi lipesc folia autocolanta ca e un pain in the back door sa stau mereu sa o rulez! Pozele arata fooarte foooarte bine! <3

  9. quite simple and very interesting! I think we all have to search for new ways to improve our blog pictures. This is an important point in our work. If you do not get a good photo, the entire article might be compromised!

    1. Asa este Daniela, ai mare dreptate, fotografiile sunt foarte importante in tot procesul asta de blogging si din pacate, ne ocupa cel mai mult timp in ziua de azi. Cel putin asa este pentru mine.

  10. I must admit that looks fabulous, it’s so pretty and I want to thank you for your good explication some day I hope I would do one for myself.

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