This title includes advice on lighting, backdrops, posing and styling, all with an infectious love of lifestyle photography. It is an inspiring manifesto to grab your camera and start sharing your life online in creative, beautiful ways. In our social media-obsessed world, photos have become social currency. The result is a growing market of young photo-takers interested in documenting their lives with better, more compelling images. Happily, popular style blogger Elsie Larson and her business partner and sister, Emma Chapman, come to the rescue with A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book, providing 100 easy tips and ideas for turning real life into creative, eye-catching photos using any camera (including cameraphones). They share their infectious love of lifestyle photography, with tips on everything from lighting to backdrops, posing, styling, special effects, wardrobe, and more. A final chapter offers 29 ideas for turning photos into DIY treasures, from wrapping paper to jewellery, clothing, lampshades and more. Packed with 200 photos, A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book is an inspiring manifesto to grab your camera (or phone) and start documenting and sharing your life in creative, beautiful ways.
Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman are sisters and the creative minds behind A Beautiful Mess (abeautifulmess.typepad.com), a DIY style blog that attracts 2 million unique visitors a month. Founded by Elsie in 2007, it covers craft, photography, outfits, recipes and style. In addition to their blog, Elsie and Emma own Red Velvet, an online boutique