This ones simple getting out to shoot will reward you more than you think!
You will get to know your camera get to know the basic settings and what you like in the way of photography
See there are many things you can do just walking about the streets or in the garden with you camera just to get used to it! And the modes your camera has..
Simple street photography
These are all things you could be playing about trying it don’t matter that your not using the camera in manual mode it’s about learning the basics of the camera and seeing what you like ! the rest will come we all have to start somewhere!
The good thing is in the world of digital photography there isn’t and problem in filling up a memory card with images to see how they look and then deleting the ones you don’t like! So much better than the days of film camera when you had to take the images send them away and hope that you got the shot you think you did!
This weeks it’s been about looking back at some of the images Ive taken and not actually used !
There are a number of reasons as photographers we keep a back stock of images that we have taken !
Not only to document what we are creating day to day or year to year!
But it’s great to actually take those images and bring them into the present day!
Now this might sound strange! But when we take these shots as photographers we are at a level that’s constantly changing ! We are always progressing and learning new things from styles to edits to poses!
It’s great from time time to time to take a day to look through you back stock and try what we have learnt to see if we can make something extra special from those files we put aside for a rainy day!
This week I signed up to a site for learning new things from lighting and editing to posing! And I feel I’ve learnt a thing or three !
So I got out the laptop and the hard drives and picked out a few images I’ve not yet edited!
To see the bigger pictures check out our Instagram page! You will see that there is a mix of edits ! That definitely captivate !
We get into business to pay the bills and to create something for our future!
This is true to a stage! What we don’t think about is that what we do ultimately makes others happy!
It’s something I’ve just found out. The bigger picture is that for 99% of businesses is that it’s ultimately making our customers or consumers happy.
Think about it like this, a baker makes cakes and you buy them to make your belly happy and that makes you feel good as the consumer but the baker is happy too because he is doing what he loves
Builder build a house with out thinking that what they’re doing is potentially making a house that will become a home for a family to grow and live happy ever after!
It’s the same being a photographer, though we capture images and we love what we do.. we are doing it to make others happy capturing your big day or taking that portrait of your grandmother who you love and want to always remember. It’s about making you happy!
It’s great that we can do what we love, while making a living yet at the same time making someone else happy!
I love that feeling of making others around me happy so remember everyone’s out to make you happy! Even when you don’t know it and take it for granted
I truly hope that what I do makes those who see it very happy and that it puts a smile on someone’s face! Here are a few images that I really hope makes you smile.
Love these images… it’s amazing what a desaturated image can look like. and really change the whole look of an image.
You may think you have the image you want in colour but until you have at least tried to see what a monochrome version of your looks like don’t take it for granted it can show all the imperfections or even make that image pop !
I’ve been using Instagram for years… pretty much from day one…
It’s was great watching all the people posting amazing images and showing of what they was doing in a way that no other site had been doing.
Images got likes and each person had its real following in its own style, niche..
Everyone had a voice, everyone could be just who they wanted to be. okay there was a few restrictions and Instagram kept an eye on the naughty side.
As the years have gone on it’s become restrictive in ways that we don’t realise. We only don’t realise this because Instagram has taken it up-on it’s self to use it’s algorithm to put pay to getting seen in any way shape or form unless instagram feels you deserve it. or that you tick ever box it want you to.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking into where and what’s best to get yourself and images seen and noticed. Paid or free.
It’s looking like social media is now making it more like antisocial media! It’s killing its self off by doing all it can to so called be the best! Why if a site calls its self social would you stop people for doing exactly that.
I’ve tried everything to get a following used a number of different pages even posted images that have on other sites got tens of thousands of views and like yet on social media got just under 100 views and maybe 30 likes.
This to me isn’t worth my investment at all. I’ve paid for and done free posts and got nothing in return.
To me it’s seems that a number of people are coming away from the platforms and putting the money into their own websites and posting the work right to the bourses mouth! And getting so much more ! For way less.
A few weeks back I posted to Pinterest! From my website now my website is a free WordPress and my Pinterest is free.
In one seven day period I had over 60k of views and a large number of saves and like. And my views and comments to my website went from 10 to 100 per day!
It’s honestly a no brainier when you’re getting something for free and the numbers are showing for them self what’s happening . It’s only time before everyone goes it alone and walks away from so called social media !
This is just my opinion but try it your self and if you don’t see a difference let me know.
I’m sure in a day of media being a sales point that we need to find our best format or medium to get ourselves out there! It’s only smart business that we look out for ourself and our really followers and clients
Question is do you think it’s dead? What have you found that works for you? I’m always open to suggestions !
This was a favourite out door shoot and my first time shooting with the new Sony 90mm macro lens
The lens and Sony a7 combination was a perfect choice for the shoot with so much detail I actually had to pull back on the textures and clarity sliders in post as there was too much detail in the skin!
I love how Rhiannon pops out the background even with the vivid greens such a beautiful image and smile!
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