Smartphone photography: Black Eye Wide Angle Lens review

Smartphone photography: Black Eye Wide Angle Lens review

Exciting news! Exciting news! One week from today I am travelling to Barcelona! Well, if the announced airport strike doesn’t throw a spanner in the works. I haven’t done much planning yet, but I do know what will be the first thing that I pack: my Black eye wide angle lens. And here are the reasons. On a rather rainy day I decided to get ahead and work on some blog content that I had planned. Our apartment has beautiful light, even in …
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Bedroom decoration

Bedroom decoration

With a boyfriend who is quite pleased with the way the apartment looks right now, I have taken it upon me to really get space decorated. The home office/dressing room was a no-brainer and we decided pretty quickly on how we wanted to decorate our living room as well (still a plan in progress though), but the bedroom? No. The bedroom still is just a big room with not much more than a bed. We don’t even have light up in there. Now …
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Making a home with Dille & Kamille

Making a home with Dille & Kamille

From the top left: Scented candle Wild Hyacinth 20cl €11.95 • White watering can made of zinc 1.7 liters €9.95 • Marigold tablecloth in cotton 140x180cm €19.95 •  Peeler with wooden handle €4.50 • Galvanized slop pail 15 liters €24.95 • Shopping basket made of Savannah grass (made in Ghana)  €29.95 • Stainless steal Pot ladle €5.95 • White scale up to 3kg €29.95    On a quest to find the last bits of kitchen utilities I needed, my mom and I went into a local Dille…
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Making a home with Hema

Making a home with Hema

As some of you may know, I transferred to uni this summer to chase a masters degree in Sociology. When I was studying Social Work, I used to commute to school everyday. It took a two hour bus drive to get there, with long stops and two switches in between that I absolutely hated. Since the university of Antwerp was even further away, my parents and I made the decision that it was best for me to look out for a studio in the city&…
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Photography: Into sunset

Photography: Into sunset

  Last week Mother Nature spoiled us with beautiful clear blue skies during the day, which gave the best colorful sunsets in the late evening. One of these evenings I met up with a friend of mine to test his new Canon 70-300 mm telezoom lens and to see how it would preform next to my 55-300. We choose a spot on the bikers bridge going over the Canal in Turnhout, Belgium to set up our gear. Because sunsets are low-light situations I figured it&…
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I want to ride my Bycicle

I want to ride my Bycicle

      K and I went for one last stroll through the city a warm evening before the beginning of his exam period. I took my camera with me, like always. I don’t really know why, but I was photographing every old bike, Vespa scooter or floral anything we passed along our walk. I shot these photos with free handed, not really looking at what was in focus or minding the composition. I was in a mood to do random things that night. Some&…
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Scenes of  winter

Scenes of winter

Forget what I said about winter in a last post. When I opened up my curtains on Wednesday morning, there was a big cover a fluffy white crystals covering the landscape. The snow on my neighbor’s roof almost blinded me, as the sun reflected heavily of the snow surface. A true winter wonderland. The bus to school did not show up as expected. So slightly in panic I ran back to the house and practically commanded my dad to bring me to the city …
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Studyin’ Studyin’ Yeah!

Studyin’ Studyin’ Yeah!

It’s that time of year where the Belgian students dive into their books and are glued to their desk and college benches for 3 weeks on end. Some have started already, but I still have until Monday to prepare for my first. My first exam is the biggest bullet to bite. Social Law is no smallie. This year it’s about pensions and special governmental funds for the elderly and low-income families. Thus, A lot of rules to learn! Second is a course of which …
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My camera has seen the light

My camera has seen the light

My camera broke down. The automatic stabelizer doesn’t work and there is something wrong with the light settings. Even on ISO 100 and F5.6 every photo I take has this harsh, white light. With any ISO over 1000, I get blank photos. Just a plain white canvas. The only mode that still gives me somewhat natural light is the auto mode, but I don’t like to shoot in that because the depth of field gets lost. I went to the camera store, and they told&…
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I can’t get no saturation

I can’t get no saturation

“All hope is in vain” my philosophy teacher once said. Not exactly the words you want to hear right before you start your oral exam, but so true for the past weekend. On friday I crossed my fingers and still hoped for some dry hours, but it went from drizzeling to pouring and back. Saturday was no better, and by Sunday all my photographers had left town again. No enjoying the fall foliage. No outfit photos. Instead, wthe boyfriend and I tried to …
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Sponsor The Ginger Diaries in October

Sponsor The Ginger Diaries in October

After beeing out of my blogging game for nearly three months, I feel like it’s time to kick things up a knotch. Fall is here, and that means hot chocolate, pretty surroundings, blazers and new sponsor spots! As from today my mailbox is open for you if you would like to promote your business or blog. I also accept ad-swaps, so you can also inquire for those! I am looking forward to hear from you! gohomemydear@gmail.com
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