Bookstagrammer of the Month: Mai of @bookish_mai!
Welcome to our monthly special feature post, Bookstagrammer Of The Month!
Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer (Book lover/photographer on Instagram) who will share with us a bit of their experience with the #Bookstagram community!
Introducing Mai of @bookish_mai, YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!
My name is Mai from @bookish_mai. I'm from Saudi Arabia and work as a clinical dietitian. I've been an avid reader since childhood, my current favorite genres are fantasy and crime fiction. I'm obsessed with Stormlight Archive, Shades of Magic and Ember Quartet. When I'm not at work, I'm either reading or taking photos of books.
How long have you been part of the Bookstagram community?
Can you tell us a bit about your feed/style and how has it changed
I love both rustic styles and colorful feeds so I experimented alot until I finally settled on my current style. I started out with a colorful feed and then I discovered my love for wooden backgrounds and rustic warm photos. I jumped back and forth until I realized I was able to have rustic warm photos with pops of color.
What is the silliest thing you've ever done for the sake of a photo?
When do you make time for taking photos? Do you usually plan ahead or take photos as you go (daily)?
Because I work a full time Job, I have to plan photos ahead of time. Besides, I need good sunlight, which is usually early afternoon. Weekends is all about photo shooting for me.
What type of camera do you use?
I started out with my phone but now I use a Canon EOS 80D. I use ColorStory and Ultralight for editting.
What are some of your favorite props (besides books, of course ;))?
Flowers, confetti, candles, wooden crafts, coffee, fairy lights and my wooden backdrop.
What book/series do you tend to photograph the most?
Which of your photos is your absolute favorite and why?
I don't have a particular favorite but I like when I'm actually focused for a change ???? and my photos expresses a certain theme and is also color coordinated. This one was for sea themed books.
What is the thing you love most about Bookstagramming?
Bookstagram is such a friendly community. I cherish all of the friends that I made and all the book recommendations/reviews that helped me out. I also love to fangirl over books with people who understand exactly what I mean.
What are a few of your favorite Bookstagram accounts?
Finally thank you so much Melissa for having me ????
Thank YOU so much for stopping by YABC, Mai! We are in love with your account and we cannot wait to see more of your beautiful photos on #bookstagram! ♥