FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)
CAMERA + EDITING

WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE?
I currently use a Nikon D5100. I own the 18-55mm (kit) lens, but use my 85mm, 50mm, and 35mm (all f/1.8) lenses more often.

I also shoot completely manual and in RAW format.

EDITING SOFTWARE? 
I use Lightroom 5 to edit all my photographs (and occasionally I'll take them into Photoshop to finish up).

CAN I PIN FROM YOUR SITE?
Go ahead and pin any of my photos, but just make sure to be nice and give credit where credit is due.

MORE
(read about all the cameras I've used here.)
(most of the photos after August 2012 were taken with my D5100 or my iPhone 5s or 6.)

DESIGN

WHEN & HOW DID YOU START?
I started designing when I first got my blog (august 2011), but I didn't get serious about it until early 2012.
I learned a lot  through trial and error, google, tutorials, and asking questions. (early 2012, and ever since)

As of September 2015 I have begun college and am majoring in Web Design. I use many techniques I'm learning, but do know that just to know the basic stuff it is a long, very involved process, that will take a lot of time. Don't get frustrated if you can't find an answer. Keep looking.

WHAT DO YOU USE TO DESIGN?
I use Photoshop for designing website pieces and Illustrator for designing everything else.

DESIGNING COMMERCIALLY
I offer affordable designs here.

BLOG NAME

WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME?
My first blog name was 'Rachy's Life and Blog', a couple months later I changed it to 'Rachyrache's Hobby Corner'. A little while after that I changed it to 'Summer Breeze'.
After about a year I felt no inspiration or passion to blog. I took a break, made my blog private, changed the name (to Rachel Nicole blog), URL, design, and what my blog was about (see my manifesto here).

Again, my blog lost what it held for me. doing what I was doing was putting too much pressure on myself, and took up too much of the time I did not have. 
So August of 2014 I restarted again, and changed the name to 'Silent Shadows'.

I'm learning to be myself, and what you see is my most current state of
'myself'.

Silent Shadows is really just a personal name that seemed to reflect myself well.

OTHER

WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?
My birthday is September 3rd.
2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39

"Because of the Lords great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." 
Lamentations 3:22-23
(read more about that here)

QUESTION?
Click here to email me.
(rachelnicole@rachelnicoleblog.com)