Hey y’all! This week, I’m sharing my experience with ~dabbling~ in street photography.

When I first got my DSLR camera, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to use it for. I initially took lots of pictures around campus, but I found that what I truly loved was taking my camera to a big city and capturing the vibrancy, architecture, and movement of the streets.

I found that what I truly loved was taking my camera to a big city and capturing the vibrancy, architecture, and movement of the streets through street photography. Click through to learn my tips and tricks!

Today I’m sharing a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way so that you can capture those perfect shots! I’ve shared all of these photos and more on my photography Instagram, @_hancam_, if you want to follow along!
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Like I said in my 2018 goals, I really want to build a better relationship with all things food. That includes efficient cooking and eating habits.

Now, I wrote this post a while back about how to get started meal prepping for college. Once you compile all your Tupperware and pick out your desired meals, how exactly does that all come together? Today, I figured I’d walk you through how exactly I meal prep from week to week. I’ve gotten several questions about how I am consistently planning out meals and actually eating things. What do I prep vs. what I take time to actually cook? How do I store it all in our refrigerator without it taking over? Well, I figured each month I’d share what meals I’ve been making and some time-saving steps that you can take to improve your eating habits.

I absolutely love meal prepping, even with how repetitive it can get. Now, let’s see what was cooking this week!

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Hey y’all, and welcome back to the second installment of the Weekly Brew! In case you missed the last Weekly Brew, Gabby and I are switching off every Wednesday to bring you guys a weekly chat! It’ll be a fun place where we can share what we’ve been doing, what we’ve been loving, and what we’re looking forward to in the coming weeks.

This week's chat is all about going back to school for my second semester of senior year (!!), running a lot to train for a half marathon, and how I'm dealing (or not dealing) with the frigid weather!

This week, I’m chatting all about heading back to school, running almost every day, and how I’m dealing with this frigid weather. Let’s go, let’s go!

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Hey y’all! This post is long overdue, but over fall break last year, my family and I took a trip to San Diego, California! It was quintessential California – perfect weather, gorgeous beaches, great food, and lots of traffic.

In this post, I’m going to show y’all some of my favorite places from the trip! I also compiled all of my videos from the week into a travel vlog. It’s linked at the end of this post, and you can always watch it from the Swirl’s YouTube page.

This post is making me super nostalgic because I’m currently writing this at school, where it’s 43 degrees with heavy fog. Why can’t everywhere be like California??

Experience a week in my life in San Diego, California! Highlights include the San Diego Zoo, Point Loma Lighthouse, the Hotel Del, and of course those beautiful California sunsets.

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Before & after editing collages are some of my favorite content produced by photographers. When I first started getting interested in photography, I always thought that photographers were able to capture what I saw on blogs and Instagram simply out of the camera. BOY, I was wrong. Even for images that look unedited and natural, you can use Lightroom, VSCO, A Color Story, etc. to give your images a little oomph. I’ve played around a lot in Lightroom trying to find what my style was and I finally figured it out early last fall.

Today’s blog post is all about my editing workflow from start to finish without presets. Now, of course, I can have up to 4-5 portrait sessions and blogging photo sets at any given moment. It makes editing and my workflow so much faster when I can just click on one of my many presets. As a special treat, I created 4 natural and versatile presets that you can upload into Lightroom: two in color and two in black and white! All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter {completely free, and we only email updates once every blue moon} and if you already have access to our Resource Library then all you need to do is download them from there!

Let’s get into it! If anything is unclear throughout this post, please let me know! I’ll be doing a whole video on creating Instagram content for your blog and social media on Youtube very soon. So, be on the lookout for that too!

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Hello! Like Hannah mentioned last week, we’ve decided to rotate on Wednesdays to give you personal updates on what we’ve been doing and what we’re into from week to week. When we polled everyone using our annual reader survey [we’re keeping it open in case you still want to give input], an overwhelming amount of people asked us to do more chit-chat type posts. This is great because they are some of my favorite and ~frankly~ easiest posts to write. Catch me every other week with some updates, resources, and tips that I picked up on in the previous two weeks.

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