@carlietasker is a digital content creator who focuses on travel and nature. Her aesthetics and bright, crisp and fresh, and while scrolling her feed, you really get that 'holiday' feeling.
How did you get started?
I used to work for a media company in London and quit rather impulsively. Something just clicked in me that this wasn't what I wanted to do anymore and I was desperate to create something that was mine, that would use my creativity. I hated the typical 9-5 office job and felt really trapped with the rigidness of it all. So I left without a plan really, and thats when the website came about. I decided to just write about all the places that I had been on holiday, sharing it online alongside beautiful imagery.
Where do you find inspiration?
Absolutely everywhere, I'm lucky that I get to travel so often, so I'm always inspired by different countries and cultures and of course I read other blogs, magazines and Pinterest.
How do you decide what to share and what to keep private?
I'm naturally quite a private person so I don't tend to share much of my private life. My boyfriend works on the website with me but has his own career in education so it's important to be especially selective over what I share of him. That being said it's quite difficult to built a social media presence without offering tidbits into your day to day. Personally, I love bloggers and influencers who share everything, @SomethingNavy is one of my favourite Instagram accounts, I love seeing more mundane everyday things that people get up to as well as the exciting parts. It helps to make people relatable. But for me I doubt I will ever be a talk to the camera type of 'influencer'.
Any tips and tricks to your photos?
I noticed a dramatic difference in quality when I started investing in camera equipment, I had no idea about lenses or anything like that at the beginning and it's still very much a learning process, I still use my Iphone for a lot of the shots on Instagram though. I like to keep a uniform (ish) look to the style of photography on the website and social media. I use programmes such as Photoshop and Lightroom to edit and Apps like VSCO.
What camera and editing software do you use?
My everyday camera is a Panasonic Lumix Gx80, Go Pro Hero 5 which is great for underwater shots and I recently invested in a drone, we have the DJI Phantom 3 pro which is so much fun to use.
How would you describe your Instagram aesthetics?
Clean, bright, happy.
Tell us something no one knows about you.
I'm a horrible tired person. I can't deal with lack of sleep and turn into a child. (it's embarrassing and something I'm working on!)
What’s been your favourite piece of creative work to date?
I recently redesigned my website which was a real labour of love. It a showcase of all of my work over the past two years and I'm really proud of it.
The best thing about being a creator?
The freedom. There are still content requirements of course but ultimately I can choose which projects I take on. I'm my own boss so I don't have anyone to answer to but me, which is both scary and motivating.
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?