So it has been a little while since I last mentioned my photography journey, but I have been happily snapping away still and learning as much as I can in my spare time. It is very much my favourite hobby and I am thoroughly enjoying finding my way around my camera and Photoshop.
Since my last update I have taken some photos for two local businesses, the first one I am not happy with at all and will likely redo the shots for the lady, I struggled with the lighting because it was the late evening by the time I got around to taking the pictures, and so I learnt a lot about time management and lighting that day! The second shot I did was for a lady that sells magic fairy doors, and she happened to have a wonderful garden to take some photos in and the weather held out.
I will admit I struggle a little with product photography, I’m not sure what it is about shooting inanimate objects but I just find it very tricky! I was pretty pleased with the outcome of that shoot however, and it was nice sitting in a pretty garden playing with fairy doors!
I’ve also started a macro photography course with My-Photo-School.com and am picking up plenty of tips and ideas, I even ended up being in the right place and right time to capture this little thing.
The one thing I do want to share with you though is something that happened by chance, that has to be the best experience by far in photography for me so far- When I was discussing building some sort of photography portfolio with some local business women, one mentioned a network of photographers, MUAs and models that get together and create some wonderful images together, I was intrigued and thought I might go along to one of their events to watch and see what I could learn from other photographers. When I got there everyone was friendly (and very busy!) and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I mentioned to the organiser that I was a bit nervous and would probably just watch for the first time and she instantly put me with an experienced photographer to shadow, it turned out to be the best thing for me as he chucked me in at the deep end, leant me a lens, showed me the ropes and these shots happened-
I had a lot of fun editing these photos as well, and am so happy to have discovered RAW, one or two would have been completely wasted otherwise because I am still learning how to use the camera, but with RAW I managed to save and enhance a lot.
I am looking forward to the next event, especially with a bit more confidence, and am so grateful to the people helping me out along the way.
What do you think? Any photography tips for me or constructive criticisms?
Thanks for reading!