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the bathroom facelift: trim has landed

by Stacie Bloomfield / 6 comments

Ahoy mateys! We've been watching episode 25 of Dora the Explorer (it talks about Pirate Costumes) with Violet today. Seriously. The kid cannot get enough of episode 25. I am excited for talk like a pirate day, because Violet is going to nail it!

Moving on, we got the trim up on top of our bead board! It looks awesome!

We also installed new pendant lights. I am still searching for some fixtures to give the bathroom some personality. Pardon my terrible photos. I have had serious issues with noise in this dark poorly lit bathroom.

That is pretty much it for this week's edition of the Bathroom Facelift! Until our toilet thaws out, we are unsure whether or not we will need to purchase a new one.

Any of you photograhy phenoms have noise reduction tips when taking photos in a poorly lit room?


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  • Dominika on

    Bathroom looks GREAT! I love seeing what you guys are up to and just amazed by your ability to take on such big products.

    As for pics…

    I wish I knew how to have less noise too when it comes to dark spaces and photos. I haven’t mastered it and have moved on to other options, lol. Well, that and just not taking pics in bad lighting if I don’t have to :D

    Take a look at a Lightscoop, which you can use with your pop up flash. I’m hearing it does wonders for flash photos.

    And of course, speedlights are another option but not cheap. I’m actually using my mom’s old speedlight from her, now ancient, 35mm camera and bouncing the light off of the ceiling! Do you know anyone that might have one laying around?

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  • Ana J. on

    For the Rebel, always make sure you have your ISO at 200 or 400 (use manual if you can) and lower your shutter speed. Also, not sure what lens you’re using, but if you’re using the lens it came with then keep it at 18mm and adjust the aperture to 3.5. Rely on moving closer to the subject, not zooming in. =)
    Canon Rebel and the 10D, 20D and 40D are all camera’s I learned on when I first did my apprenticeship, and from my experience they are much better at low light images than Nikon (which is what I have currently). Email me if you have any other questions!

  • insideoutjill on

    The bathroom looks great!

    I’ve been meaning to ask— how’s your pup? and what did you find out at the vet?

  • Ana J. on

    What camera do you use? I can help you out. Most of it has to do with the ISO (or film speed).

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