What’s the story behind your blog?
Back in 2010 we both started studying web design. We met each other in the second grade and got along really well, then by the end of the second grade we decided to start blogging together. Silvy was already on lookbook.nu at that time and had her own blog to share her outfits. Jamie also had her own blog where she shared her photography activities. We decided to delete our blogs and start blogging together for more input and more ideas. This is how the idea of The Girls Behind The Camera was born!
Can you give a quick overview on your blog content?
We blog about fashion, photography, events we go to and travelling.
What or who is the biggest inspiration behind your blog?
It’s not just one thing that inspires us; we get inspired by lots of things every day. For example: people on the street, a song, nature and of course, we get inspired by other photographers.
Are you full-time or part-time bloggers?
How did you come up with your blog name?
It’s very simple. We both love photography and couldn’t think of anything else.
Do you find it hard to juggle your blogging with work and social life?
Sometimes it’s hard as we’re both perfectionists and don’t want to publish a post unless we’re totally satisfied with the content.
Where do you get your outfit inspiration?
We get lots of inspiration from the street, festivals and lookbook.nu.
What social media platforms do you think works best for blogging and increasing followers?
Definitely Instagram, Bloglovin’ and Lookbook.nu
What’s the most challenging thing about blogging?
To keep creating beautiful photographs and content that inspires our readers.
What’s the biggest perk about blogging?
To collaborate with different brands and meeting other inspiring bloggers, photographers and designers.
What are your tips for blog photography?
First get yourself a DSLR camera and a portrait lens (for example the 50mm f1.8 lens). Always keep an eye out for awesome places in your neighborhood and make sure that your outfit suits the location.
What’s the one piece of clothing you couldn’t live without and why?
Jamie: Crop top, it’s easy to wear with anything
Silvy: High-waisted shorts. I just can’t stop wearing them!
What’s the one beauty product you couldn’t live without and why?
Silvy: Eyeliner, definitely. I feel naked when I’m not wearing any!
Jamie: Perfume, because I always want to smell good.
What are you currently obsessed with?
Silvy: Orange Is The New Black, I looove this show!
Jamie: Pure coconut oil, it’s really good for your skin and hair.
If you could meet any top blogger, who would it be and why?
Violet Ell from http://www.violet-ell.com/. We love her style and she creates such inspiring work.
Why do you think blogging is becoming so popular? How do you cope with negative feedback or comments on social networking sites?
It’s easy to read a blog, rather than an expensive magazine and it’s also fun to
follow someone’s personal updates. If we get any negative comments or
feedback we mostly ignore them unless the feedback is useful.
What advice would you give to aspiring bloggers?
Keep doing your thing and don’t let negative comments stop you from doing what you love.