I remember when I first started photography. I was honestly so excited because out of my friend group, I was always the one snapping pictures of everyone. I went into this program, Media Communications, thinking it was going to be a breeze and I can 100% tell you…IT WAS NOT! It honestly took a lot of patience and hard work but once I talked to one of my professors, I knew what I was doing wrong and now I have grown to be pretty decent at photography. I enjoy taking pictures in different styles for different things because it helps me to grow not only as a photographer, but as an artist. I’m allowed to make mistakes and try again and again until I get it right and each time it get easier.
I have been using the Nikon D5600 DSLR and I’m still getting the hang of it. I wish I chose a Canon but you live and you learn. I have been taking different kind if pictures and aesthetics for just under two years now and I am really proud of the work I’m putting out.
First things first, I take images that inspire me and that I’d like others to see. Whether it’s a picture during golden hour, a random forest photoshoot, a makeshift photoshoot in my room, or a PSA Ad Campaign, I put as much as I can into taking pictures I can so it’s exactly what I want it to be/turn out like.
After taking the images a put them on my computer and usually I’d start editing them to enhance he colours or just simply add some definition to the picture. It all depends on what I am trying to achieve. I open the files up in small doses so I’m not over filling my load and open them up in Camera Raw, a photo editing application. I go through all the steps I need to, like adjusting the brightness or making the picture warmer or cooler…it depends on what I’m going for. After I go through the steps I open up the pictures I like in Adobe Photoshop and dig a little deeper, by that I mean I use the blur tool and fix up any blemishes etc. After that is all complete, I adjust the file size and export it to a .jpg (a file that can access pictures) before saving it and calling it a day.
Sounds pretty easy right? Well, once you get the hang of it, it does get a little simpler but it is a tedious job and making sure everything is in focus is time consuming. But hey, isn’t everything like that?