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Amila Wickramarachchi

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Amila Wickramarachchi is a Food & Travel blogger who writes both Food Corner and this travel blog.She resides in Singapore.

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Sri Lankan flowers
Sri Lanka is rich with a good collection of orchids. It
is a home for over 170 species of orchids. Anyway with my habit of capturing flowers,
now I have a good collection of flower photos. I can’t keep those with me
without sharing. It is a flower photo again captured from Sri Lanka.This orchid
is a ground orchid and grow easily without much attention.

Orchids from Sri Lanka

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How to Make a Fashion Book

 If you’re interested in fashion and style and love to
show it off,make a book featuring your talent!Making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way
to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you want it just
for yourself, or you’re a
bit of an Internet fashionista who wants to make a book to sell, you’ll
find these tips pretty helpful.

Lighting. 

It’s all about lighting. To make your fashion really pop, choose natural light or studio light
with a soft box.Also you can  make one from a lamp and last season’s
white t-shirt. If you’re using a flash, you’ll probably want to bounce
it or stick a diffusion filter on it.

Make a shot list. 

This is a critical step, however this is more important if you are
photographing models. Even if your model is just your best friend who
owes you a favor, they’ll appreciate it if you know exactly what you
want to shoot. Before starting,think about the poses you want to capture.Then plan the outfits
you want them to wear.Dont forget to think of the details that you want to highlight in
every shot.

White balance (WB)
  
 Accurate color and skin tones come from making sure the WB function on your camera is set to your lighting situation.Adjust it before you shoot.
  

 Choose the right lens/zoom setting. 

This is important.If you’re using a wide angle, you’re going to lose your beautiful lines.Not to mention,your model may never forgive you for that. If you have a camera with
different zoom levels, zoom out to minimize lens barrel distortion.

Keep it stylish.  

You cannot ignore,it’s a fashion shoot, after all.So, play music, keep things moving, try new angles. Attitude, attitude, attitude.Make it really stylish and exciting!

Dress it up

 Make
your book as fashionable as the clothing featured in it. Simply select a simple
design that doesn’t upstage the clothing, but still looks chic. Pick a
size and paper type that showcases the work brilliantly.

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Fashion means different things to different people. Therefore follow your own
fashion obsessions and document them in a fashionable book.Have a look into this post for more details on Making the perfect Fashion Book
If you look
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 In Sri Lanka,we find a lot of Orchid variates.This is one of them which was captured from the home garden.Growing Orchid is not very easy,but if we provide the required environment,they grow nicely with lot of flowers.

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What’s in your Diaper Bag?At first,I had many baby items from diapers to changing pads to wipes in my diaper bag.It was about to burst and heavy to carry.After few months of trial,now these are the things in my diaper bag.Anyway these are  the essentials for a simple outing or even for shopping.
If I travel for a long time,I include few more extra diapers,few more wipes (both disposable wet wipes and cloth wipes).
Below are the most important items I pack in my Diaper bag.How about you?

Diapers
Yes,this is the most important thing in a diaper bag.I pack few depending on the trip.If it is a long trip or if the trip takes some long hours,I pack few more.I also pack 1 or 2 extra diapers than planned usage,just in case if one diaper is soiled within few minutes.With disposables,I pack few cloth diapers too.

Wipes
This is the next important item not to forget to pack in the diaper bag.I use both disposable wet wipes and also cloth wipes.I have few packs in my diaper bag.Also wet wipes are handy to clean the baby when he spit up!

Changing Pad
A Changing pad is an essential,even if we use a baby care room,it is better to use our own changing pad/mat over the changing table in the room.It is better to have a water proof diaper changing pad.A cloth or a towel is an alternative,but there can have leakages.

Diaper Cream
It is good to  have a diaper cream in the bag to apply with each diaper change.I use a halfway used Diaper Cream,so my bag is not too heavy.

Wet bag
 
It is better to have a wet bag or a zip lock bag inside the diaper bag.All the soiled cloths can be packed inside a wet bag without any leaking out till we come home.

Other things
I use a nursing cover,few extra baby cloths and also a blanket inside my diaper bag.These are really useful for a comfortable travel with the baby.

What’s in your Diaper bag?Do you pack lot of stuff or just the necessary items?

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I continuously shared flower pictures on Wednesdays.Hope I didn’t make boring posts every Wednesday.During my last Sri Lankan holiday,I captured some flowers.So I want to share them all before I share other photos.Yes,there are lot of captures from Sri lanka!
Here are some captures of  yellow Ixora  from home garden,Sri Lanka.

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