okayokayokey asked: Your work is seriously stunning! 👌how did you get into photography? And what camera do you shoot with?
Hey thanks :) and thanks for the question! You know, I guess I kind of accidentally found photography. Since I was in first grade I would run around with my family’s old video camera and make little movies. I stopped eventually of course but I always loved the idea of capturing moments and ideas in that way. When I was a sophomore I got an iPhone 3G and started taking photos as I adventured around my town for really the first time. The camera wasn’t very good but it allowed me to start finding out what kind of photos I liked and how to take them.
Eventually, after using my iPhone for a long time and getting a few film cameras, I realized how much I loved it and wanted to get more serious about photography. I’m very grateful to my parents for buying the camera that I still use now for my 18th birthday. It’s allowed me to do so much more with photography and capture many moments in my life that I can’t imagine not having. The only thing I regret is not having it sooner, as I’d probably be far better than I am now.
My camera; I primarily shoot with a Canon 60D and various lenses. I have a collection of film cameras that I occasionally use as well. Eventually I’d like to get a 5D MKIII, but I feel I’ve done a good job at pushing what my camera is capable of.
Again, thanks for your question :) I hope you continue to enjoy my photos.
adventure-and-freedom asked: Do you have any advice for a future photographer :)
I feel like perhaps I haven’t been around long enough to start giving advice. But I’ll certainly try. I’d say this:
Don’t do what others do. It’s the only way you’ll ever stand out. It’s incredibly hard to find your unique way of capturing things, but once you do, you’ll be happier with your photos and find that others enjoy them more too.
Try and approach subjects from a new perspective. This kind of goes along with my first one. But the important part is to move. Change your position from the norm. An example would be if you’re taking a photo of a child, don’t shoot down on them. You want to be at their level. Try and get in where your subject exists. The more you do, the less it’ll be a moment captured by a photographer and the more it’ll be a second in time from their perspective.
Eyes are really important. They’re often what makes the most emotion in a photo. You can say a lot with those two big ovals on your face.
Finally, never stop. The more you take the better you’ll get. You’ll want to throw up on most the photos you’ve taken in the years prior. But you’d never get to where you are if you didn’t take the steps to get there.
I hope that helps you :) thanks for following me. And good luck on your journey in photography. Just make sure you keep a camera in your hand!