When you think back to the early days of blogs, the intentions were simply a utility serving as a modern day journal. Since then the blogging world has exploded into the forefront of media, news & culture with bloggers being elevated to influencers, content developers and experts in various fields of fashion, food, technology & lifestyle. What has become somewhat lost is the “golden age” of bloggers in which one is simply documenting their life on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis. Enter THE DAILY MUSE. Through TDM, Rebecca Baust brings you an intimate insight into her daily life but does so with visually stimulating & beautiful imagery to support her stories.
Rebecca wears the CAMPS BAY BACKPACK
ONA: How did you get into photography? Did you start your blog because of it or the other way around?
RB: The blog started as a place to organize my design ideas when we moved to a new apartment in NYC. If Pinterest had been around a few years ago, perhaps I wouldn’t have started The Daily Muse. My husband and I were new New Yorkers (the most annoying kind) and I wanted to record our experiences. I started sharing bits on the blog and my photography interests grew from there.
ONA: What kind of camera do you shoot with? What is your “Go To” lens of choice?
RB: I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and mostly a 50mm f/1.4 lens.
ONA: What sort of projects drives your creativity? Follow Up: What is your dream project?
RB: I enjoy photos that involve a bit of styling, such as interiors and food photos. I’m able to control the environment and place things where I need until it comes out just right. My perfectionism comes in handy. It would be amazing to shoot interiors for a magazine or food photos for a restaurant.
ONA: What is the hardest thing about running a blog?
RB: I’m not running a high profile blog, but the criticism is always there. It’s the internet and I’m choosing to put myself out there.
ONA: Describe your style of shooting.
RB: I like a really clean aesthetic when I look through the lens. I’ll wait and wait until people walk out of the shot or cars pass by. No clutter!
ONA: In one sentence, what advice would you give to a photographer just starting out?
RB: I learned much more from hanging out with photo gurus than I did from a photography class.
ONA: How did you hear about ONA?
RB: The Camps Bay Backpack came highly recommended from a photographer friend and I had heard the name floating around from blog to blog. The backpack is perfect for all the schlepping I do around the city.
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