A lot of people ask me what I specialize in when it comes to photography. Well, I love it all and will photograph anything and everything. A photograph to me is not about being in a special field such as weddings, models, architecture, landscapes or anything else. My world is Photography and I will snap away at anything that I love and see. I guess you could call me a very versatile photographer that loves to have fun and bring forward a picture everyone loves. I have photographed many weddings, families, engagement and Love it all, but I also love everything else when it comes to photographing. So having said that – No I do not specialize in any particular field; I love to work in all of them. It’s an addiction and a true love of mine. Here is the Link:
I never play by the rules……but learn from them. Recently visiting Nevada – I was excited to find Eldorado Canyon. A photographer’s paradise. This series of photos I post processed using various techniques. Using NIK Filters FX Pro and Color FX Pro. Some will not like this kind of photography processing and others will. It’s just fun creating whatever floats your boat. To me it’s a huge stress reliever as the challenges that lie ahead with my mother battling pancreatic cancer. Doing this takes me away from all the worries and gives me time out.
This cute engagement shoot with Devon and Joshua was a joy for me. Though we started with some very bright sun , we managed to find shade and the result of this photography is priceless. What a cute couple getting married in February 2013. I was so excited to meet them and talk about their special day. Planning a wedding is never easy and finding a photographer is hard too. There are so many photographers like me who love to shoot and are doing this work on a part -time basis. I love what I do and with pictures like this I don’t think I’ll ever stop photography Congratulations Devon and Joshua on your engagement and may all your wishes coming true.
A popular joke making its’ rounds on facebook is about a photographer who gets invited to a socialite’s party and the socialite remarks, “Your photographs are amazing! You must own a fantastic camera!” To which the photographer replies, “The food is great! You must have a fantastic stove.”
On that note, If the food is great you must be a great cook! Same for the photographers, if the photo is great, which is where it starts – then you must be a great photographer, right?
Many have this notion that buying a camera produces the perfect picture. It does to some when you are not in the photography profession.
For the newbies getting into photography: You just bought an SLR and you are ready to point and shoot. A friend asks you to photograph their wedding and you accept. Beware – Do you know how to use those camera dials and what they mean? Have any idea what ISO/F-Stop/Aperature is. What about the lens? Did it come with the kit? Or did you make an investment with some better glass extremely important with photographing weddings. What kind of lenses will you be shooting with? Shouldn’t you have a zoom lens as well? Where is your Flash? Is it an external? Is it on the camera? Do you know how to compensate lighting? Do you have a backup battery? An extra camera in case yours decides to act up? For those who are green in this field and think you can just go and shoot and be done – just be careful. I was one of those photographers; and yes you need a good camera and lenses to shoot weddings. Do not go on the cheap! I realized by looking at many professional’s work that there was so much more behind it. So invest wise and get the proper gear before you decide to shoot a wedding. A good camera and lens is extremely important.
On top of all that – once you are done with your investment on cameras and lenses, you find out that you need to familiarize yourself with softwares because your photos just don’t look like the photos from www_________.com. Why is that? It’s called “post processing” my friend and every photographer has software to enhance the photography they take. We don’t just shoot and deliver straight out of camera called “SOOC”. In addition to getting to know all your hardware and now software too, it is a journey that you need to be serious about if you are going to pursue phtography as a professional.
It’s not as simple as 1-2-3. Have fun in learning and remember the start of photography and getting a great picture also has to do with the investments you make and the imagination behind it. So yes I have a great camera and it takes great pictures, however, imagination and creativity behind it all is much harder.
We are experimenting with the photoshop actions. This sunflare actions is very useful and can bring your photography into a territory of true story telling. Isn’t what this is all about. Capturing your Dreams to Remember and yet being able to feel everything about the photography you are looking at. Complicated as this may seem, it is an art form that is hard to master. This series of photos was taken at the Lake Louisa State Park and Ashley was our awesome model for the day. The first part of the photo was processed in Light-room 3 where I then opened it up in Photoshop CS5. I ran the photoshop action Sun Flare and just played until I got the results I liked. Enjoy your processing technique. I know – spending hours at a time, experimenting. Photoshopholic for sure and the need of getting to a photography destination that I am happy with. Hopefully Soon…..
Walking along Winter Garden doing a an engagement shoot, I came accross this beautiful mother and her 1 week old baby. I couldn’t believe the beauty of such a blessing and the picture I took is a mind blower for me. A beautiful mother and her blessed baby. May you enjoy every day and recognize the many gifts. Our life on earth is an adventure and we need to be thankful for all. Praise God for all his glory.