Photography Is Part Of My Life NowEver since I could remember I wanted to learn photography. I think I have a creative personality and always wanted to express myself in some way in form of images. I can't draw and don't like art, don't understand sculpture, tried poetry and it didn't go far. So I laid my eye on photography. I was in school then and was really thinking about it a lot. But I really doubted I could master film photography and turn film into pictures in my very own black room...
And I believed it would remain a dream until digital photography was invented.
My first digital camera was a simple point and shoot type, I was taking pictures at all get-togethers and parties with friends. But soon enough I started dreaming of a professional DSRL camera.
And the day came, and I took it in my arms and we lived happily ever after :))
Playing with my favorite toy (Canon EOS 40D) for three years now, getting better at it. Though I still can't find my style and what exactly I enjoy taking pictures of :)
Portrait, landscape, macro and so on and so forth. Want to try wedding photography. Right now all is interesting to me.
But I don't go shooting everything in sight. I take my time, choose good angle, play with light. Or just catch a good moment.
When taking photos, I always try to find an interesting angle to shoot from to show the world around me in a beautiful and sometimes unusual way.
I always take tons of pictures during the 'photo shoot' and then go through them and delete 80-90% to leave the best. I can take around 2500 pictures in half a day and then leave just 250 deleting the rest.
But out of the gigabytes of pictures I have taken in the past years, there'll be just a hand full that I really like. I criticize my photos a lot. And always find something looking not so good or not as I wanted. So I make a mental note to myself for the next time :)
Friends like my photos a lot and say that some are so good they could be postcards. I know they mean it as a compliment, but for me a 'postcard' means a dead photo. And I want to learn to take 'alive' photos, the ones that speak to you and tell a story. So I have tons to learn and really looking forward to it :)
Photography is part of my life now and I wouldn't want it any other way.
SunnySmile 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 Jul 27, 2010