Lizel Strömberg

Winter Cold
Hello everyone!
The past couple of days I have been absent here on my blog and from my social medias. I haven't been able to post anything because I've been sick and have been focusing on getting better. For me, that always has something to work on it's very hard to stay at home to do nothing at all. 
Despite being home and sick, I have been able to do some editing. I have lots of content in the making and I'm looking forward to share it with you. These upcoming months will be very interesting, challenging and fun! As for now, things are still a secret and I will fill you in when things are getting closer. 
When I'm sick and having a cold, I make sure to eat citrus fruits, drink a lot of water and tea. Yesterday, when I was feeling productive I decided that I wanted to take the time to take some photos of my new tea cup that I bought. 
My friend Lina has recently started her own online shop named "Irene's Bjudningar", where she sells different products for your tea time/fika time. For example, tea mugs, cake plates, coffee cups and more! Lina's theme on her company has a more vintage look, which I really like. I think she's doing a great job on her company and really thinking through her work, for example what products to buy that stays true to her business image and her marketing. I'm very proud of her and I look forward to see how she will evolve her work and how the company will grow.
When I was looking through her range of products, there was one mug that caught my attention. First I wasn't sure on buying it because I need to save my money but after a lot of thinking I came to mind that if I don't buy it now, I will probably regret it later. The wood coaster is actually handmade and you can use it as a cover as well. Now, when I've used the mug for the first time, I'm very happy with my purchase. It's lovely and it makes a good photo. Haha. 
If you live in Sweden, I highly recommend you to visit 'Irenes Bjudningar" to see if there's anything in your taste of products to use while having a fika. For anyone, whether where you live, if you want to simply just follow a Instagram with nice photos you can check her Instagram at @IrenesBjudningar.se:
 
I have an announcment to reveal later this week. I'm very nervous but yet excited for it. If you are curious to know what it is, keep an eye out on my social medias to know when it's time for me to make my announcement. Any guesses of what it can be? 😉
This was it for this time. Wish you a nice week and until next time, ingat!
/Lizel
 
 
One of my best purchase to upgrade my camera equipment!
I've been thinking about updgrading my camera equipment for a long time now and to buy a better wide-angle lens. The lenses I've had before that is more wide were the simply standard I got when I bought my first camera and then my 24-90mm lens that I found at a market. I rarely use those lenses because I'm not happy about the result I get when I take photos with them. The quality of the photos turns out too murky. 
 
So now when I have a proper job and knew I was going to do press for Melfest I decided to buy a new lens! 
Camera lenses can be very expensive and I had a bit difficult to find a lens I wanted that would fit my budget. Whenever I buy something new, I always think things through such as: Do I really need it? How much money can I spend? What's the most affordable and best option to purchase it?
 
At last, I found this 24mm lens with a f/2.8 length for a very good price. There was so much hassle getting it which I don't want to get into but I was very afraid that I wouldn't get it in time before Melfest started. Fortunately, I was able to get it before in a timely matter!
The 24mm lens is very light and affordable. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't be what I needed but after been using it for different kinds of photoshoot, I'm very happy about my purchase! I'm so glad that I took the decision to buy a new lens because it really made a difference in my work specially in Melfest. Many of my pictures turned out much better than if I still would have use my old lenses!
 
 
MY FIRST POLAROID CAMERA!
I'm super happy with my new purchase!
 
For as long as I remember I've always thought that some of the first photographs ever taken have been interesting to look at and fun to have. It's somehow inspiring to see how they were working to get that one photograph to count.
 
Polaroid cameras has always been something that I've wanted. It's something about capture a photo and get it as a physical copy. When there was a discount on Fujifilm's Instax Mini 8, I couldn't keep myself from buying one! 
Choosing which colour I wanted was much harder than it should have been. Haha. But in the end I decided to get a white one because it was a simply colour that I wouldn't bug me later on but also because it's the easiest colour to get good pictures of. xP
 
The film for the camera is very expensive, so I will only use it on special occasions
While I was looking at the camera in the store, I spotted this cute bag to carry around it. Since it was not that expensive and the fact that I would probably need something to store it, I bought one as well.
I was super excited with my new camera and I knew I wanted to share it here on my blog. So I decided to pay a visit to Carol to borrow her beautiful desk to take photographs of my camera. Also I wanted to share my first experience with my polaroid camera with Carol so we took our first picture with it! 
 
Whenever Carol and I take pictures together, we have to take several ones because we always have trouble getting us in frame and capture a photo when both of us are ready. Because of that, we were a bit worried that we would have to use more papers than we should. But believe it or not, we actually got it on the first try! xD
I'm very happy about my new camera. Looking forward to use it more and see what kind of photos I can get.
Do you have a Polaroid camera? In that case which colour did you pick? - Or if you don't have one, what do you think about them? :)