Vamp Taste Makers: Chrizelle Lategan

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Chrizelle Lategan

Blogger, Content creator, Videographer & Photographer

Vamp Collective Member

Chrizelle loves expressing her creativity through fashion. She started her Instagram account @chrizellelategan in 2012, then expanded her creative expression into her fashion blog Chasing Daylight.

Chrizelle also set up a blog for her adorable golden cocker spaniel, Maple, and her cousin Lacie, a mini-miniature schnauzer, about a year ago. The following of @mapleandlacie has since grown to over 20k; an impressive feat.

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“They are the best of friends and love being in front of the camera. It’s been such a fun experience connecting with other animal lovers, and I’m so glad we’ve captured Maple growing up.” – Chrizelle Lategan

Walk us through your creation process for a Collaboration post. 

I usually start on pinterest and other blogs to get some inspiration.

Then I move onto moodboarding and brainstorming outfits and/or whatever the brief requires.

While this is happening, I constantly reflect back to the main feeling I want to create through the post/s.

I always aim to be more creative with my posts whilst keeping true to my style/aesthetic.

When shooting, I’ll always be open for other creative ideas that pop up. Some of the most creative photos are captured in the moment.

From there I move onto editing and delivering the final posts

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Image created by @chrizellelategan for Vamp x ASOS WHITE label campaign

Video Content with Chrizelle Lategan 

Video Apps/Programs:

My favorite video editing program is Adobe Premiere CC. This is fantastic as it runs in line with lightroom and photoshop – which I use with all my blogging as well.

Music:

I strongly believe that a specific song can make or break a viewer’s journey throughout a film. Thus, I consistently listen to all kinds of music, with the hope of finding unique songs for future videos. One of my favourite music licensing platforms is Marmoset.

Editing angles:

– Emotion

– Story aspect

– Detail & location

– Beautiful imagery

– Good sound, cool atmos

Photo Content with Chrizelle Lategan

Visual Aesthetic:

My visual aesthetic is clean and minimal with good lighting. I found that it transformed over time as I grew more through different stages of life. I’ve always been drawn to a certain type of photography, which has inspired my current style.

Most of my shoots are done in the morning with the most natural light. I use late afternoons if I want a warmer feel in my photos.

Keeping visual aesthetic consistent:

Lighting is everything – the more natural light, the better.

I stick to simple colours.

Use the same VSCO filters each time.

Keep backgrounds simple (example taking photos in front of a white or black wall).

Straight lines.

But most importantly, I make sure it looks right to the eye.

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What advice would you give to Instagram users who want to develop a distinctive aesthetic?

Make sure that you have good lighting. Don’t try and force a photo when there isn’t much light.

Try and stick to minimal editing to ensure that you can get a similar look with each post.

Space out your photos and mix them up. E.g. I won’t put up 2 photos next to each other that are from the same shoot I would rather put the next one up a few days after.

Be creative and just play around – my favourite photos always happen while just playing around and having fun with the shoot rather than taking it too seriously.

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What is your favourite photograph of all your Instagram photos and why? 

This is probably one of my favourite photos of all time. This was taken while I was trying to enjoy some breakfast in bed when my puppy Maple decided to join in on the fun. I love capturing spontaneous moments like this as it’s so special to look back on.

This photo is different to my most popular photograph on Instagram as it’s a simple moment that I get to witness everyday whilst having breakfast.

Right now I’m…

Listening to: C’est Si Bon, Eartha Kitt

Eating:  A chocolate cronut, the best invention in my opinion.

Drinking: Long Black

Wearing: Jeans, sneakers and a oversized sweater

Watching: Scream series on Netflix

Reading: Come Away My Beloved – Frances J. Roberts

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