Recreating Tumblr Bookish Photography

 

 

 

Recreating Bookish Tumblr Photography

 

 

I love to look at pretty, aesthetically pleasing bookish photography on Tumblr.  And then I got thinking…

What if I tried to recreate some of the cool bookish photography I see all over Tumblr?

So, I decided to pick a few, and start trying to recreate them with some editing and a camera. 🙂

And so, this post was born.  Just so you know, this totally failed.  It completely and utterly failed.  But you know what, I think I like how a few of them turned out, but they’re, of course, nothing like the professional photographers on Tumblr.  😉

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This is a super pretty picture of some comfy reading!

So, for the book, I used a Little House on The Prairie book, because it has those crisp, clean white pages like the picture.

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My jeans are a lot lighter than the one in the picture, so that was kind of a bummer.  I used my parent’s bed, because they have white bedding.  One thing that I have to say about this position is that it is not comfortable to read in.  XD  But I guess it’s kind of cool, but the jeans kind of messed it up.  I edited it using a white square in picmonkey, fitting it over the image, and adjusting the fade to just right.

 

These were all my first tries, and as you can see, I changed the book to one with whiter pages for the final picture, and it was kind of hard to get the position of my legs just right…

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I love this photo of a few roses in a book!

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This is what I came up with afterwards!  Obviously my editing skills aren’t the best, and the angle is a little bit off, but I think it looks OK!

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I used the book Persuasion by Jane Austen because it’s green like the original picture.

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I snipped off some white roses and a few leaves from our garden.  We don’t have any pink roses, only white ones.  :/

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This is the unedited version.

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To make the rose pink, I used some pink ovals and squares, and faded each one to 90%.  Then I covered the front rose with them, and ta-da!  😀

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This is the last picture I will be recreating.  I was so scared to actually draw inside of a book, but I chose the book Splendors and Glooms to get the job done.

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And this….is what I call my horrid handwriting.  Did you know that I’ve never been taught cursive?  You probably guessed by the above photo…. XD

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And this is the final product!  The angle is all wrong, once again, but I kind of like it, I suppose.  I still am overcome with my guilt for drawing on a book.  But I guess I already read that book, and it’s still kind of legible…

So, in conclusion, I have done a horrible job of recreating pretty tumblr bookish photographs!  

Whatever.  I mean, I guess they all turned out OK, but not too special or brilliant.

So, what do you think about this post?  Should I try to do a part 2, with maybe recreating writing photos on Tumblr?  Comment below!

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23 thoughts on “Recreating Tumblr Bookish Photography

    1. Thank you! Hmm, Tumblr is kind of hard to explain, but it’s a bunch of talented young adults/teens that post fandom stuff, amazing hipster and trendy photography, and lot’s of other amazing things! But some sites on Tumblr are inappropriate, so I pretty much don’t visit Tumblr so much. 😉 (I just google “Bookish Tumblt Pics” for this post.)

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