Frequently Asked Questions


What photography gear do you use?  I used a Sony Cyber shot since I started blogging, so all the photos taken between the period of Dec 2011 to Dec 2013 are taken with that camera and lens unless stated otherwise.Nikon d3100 is my new camera since I got it in October 2013 and which lens are 18-55mm, aka the ones that came with the camera so, all the photos posted in this blog since Dec 31/2013 to this day are actually taken with this camera.

Who takes your photos? Most of them are taken by me.

What filter or program do you use to edit your photos? I don’t do too much retouching to my photos but mostly I use PhotoScape to edit them a bit!
What app and filters do you use to edit your instagram photos? I don't use filters, I just mess and play around with natural lighting, and also play with vsco cam's tools contrast, saturation, exposure and sharpen tools. :)

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Why and when did you decided to start blogging? What were your reasons to do so? I was going through a tough time in my life in 2011, and I wanted to have my own space where I could document my life and share my own thoughts and opinions with "strangers", and also because I wanted to keep on mastering my English and the most important one was to find out where I belonged to. That's how I found out my passions are Fashion & Photography and thanks to my blog I study Fashion Design! :)

Who designed your blog? Actually I'm using a template I downloaded created by BeautyTemplates & Distributed by MyBloggerThemes.

What would you tell someone who wants to start blogging or has already but it's still a newbie? I would say this: 1) Be yourself, 2)  Be your own voice, 3) Be patience, 4) And keep it up!  


Where are you from? I'm from Colombia.

What do you do besides from Blogging? I am a full-time fashion design student and sometimes I am behind my camera taking pictures, especially from sunrises and sunsets. :)

How tall are you? I'm 1.68cm

What are your personalised instagram hashtags for, I mean what they're about plus could you name them all?: They're made to keep track of certain topics as in different categories and they are:

  1. #melissacuentastravels (well, for my not-so-often travels
  2. #bymelissacuentas (for my best yet favorite photos, illustrations and designs and more all by yours truly
  3. #aphotoastorybymcl (for stories by me, because my life is so full of them)

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