I love your work! :) One day I'll learn to take amazing photographs like you.... :)) I sketch a lot too, but i'm not as goood as you. When did you start doing all this? Any tips on how to improve?
Thanks! :) I’ve been into photography ever since I was a freshman in high school, and now I just graduated, so it’s been 4 years! As for sketching, I started when I was a junior! So it’s just my second year since I started!
My advice for you is to keep practicing. That’s all there is to it. You’ll learn a lot along the way, and if you get any opportunities for photography, make sure to take them! Use the internet as a guide! I’m self-taught, so the things I wanted to learn, I just searched on the internet. That’s pretty much it! Good luck! :)
Please.. teach us how you edit your photos. :| Especially, your editing on fashion. :)
Well, I haven’t even had any fashion photos, unless you count my shoot with Ed & Bea (The biker & plaid shoot) as fashion. When I edit, I use a program called Alien Skin Exposure 3.0. It can be a stand alone program, but in my case it’s a plug-in for Photoshop. You should get the program because it’s definitely user-friendly. It has all sorts of presets for black & white, vintage, contrast, etc. Go ahead and try it out, if you still have a hard time with it, I’ll gladly help you out, just let me know! :)
Hey, regarding the starburst question, there's a filter that does it, I think it's called an 8-point star or something like that. Without a filter, it can also be achieved by adjusting the camera setting to a larger aperture, around f/16 or more. It's going to be a pretty dark shot, but still works. :)
Cool, so there also is a filter for it! Another person said the same thing about the aperture, so I guess we can get the effect without the filter! Thanks! :)
What are your camera settings when you take pictures during the night? I always have trouble with this. :(
If I’m taking pictures of people at night, then I usually just use one setting on Manual. I have my flash on Rear, with the Aperture on it’s biggest opening, which is f/3.5 for most kit lenses, and for the shutter speed, you can just play around with it from 1/15-1/125.
But if you’re talking about taking photos of landscape/scenery at night, then it’s usually done with a longer shutter speed and best done with a tripod!
I’m not that really good at teaching, and it gets worse when it’s not in person. Hahaha! Sorry! But I hope that helped.
I finally made a Facebook Page for this blog! Hopefully my friends don’t see this as a way of showing off, but as a way of sharing my work to those outside of the wonderful world of Tumblr. Haha! Anyway, I was able to link my posts here on Tumblr to the page, so that’s pretty convenient. I swear, they think of everything nowadays!
Hopefully you guys could stop by and like the page, overhere. I’d really appreciate it! It’s zero likes right now, so it’s pretty sad. Hahaha! And as for the page, I’ll be updating it real soon with albums!