Monday - September 11th 2017
So this is my first crack at blogging. Apparently I have to in order to be a successful photographer also more or less to show the public eye that I don’t just take pretty photos. Photography and Filmmaking is my full time job aside from my carreer as an online shopper. I want to first thank you for even opening this page and taking the time to hear what I have to say. It means alot that people out there are intrested, and that I have a voice.
If your opening my first blog post chances are you wondering what I’m about. I wasn’t always a photographer in fact I probably wouldn’t have even known how to work a camera had it not been for a adderall fueled summer in which my family took a trip out to Colorado. Though Instagram as cliche as it is, is what inspired me to become a photographer. I would take “trippy” photos and edit them with filters. Not much has changed I just call those photos minimalist or abstract and have a more refined and deliberate method of editing them. But instagram was just coming out and my friends all had it. I got my first smartphone (an iphone 4s) and off I was to 300 followers. On that trip to colorado I decided I'd hog my sisters camera and teach myself photography. Before you know it i was learning the basics and i learned them relatively quick. I wanted to photograph the stars and catch a meteor shower in Rocky Mountain National Park. Which taught me shutter speed. Opening the shutter meant more light more light meant I could capture things at night. Got it. Aperture I remember blowing my mind a bit the larger number meant a smaller opening letting in less light but achieving a greater depth of field. I quickly learned the relationship between the two and was shooting rivers and creeks to capture the smooth flow of water.
It wasn’t until my 2nd year of Full Sail that I started making money off of my photography. I started out on craigslist learning the way key words would be used to become more relevant and how to compete with the thousands of other photographers. I grew and grew as a photographer and became more business oriented.
Believe me it didn’t come easy and I had plenty of cringe worthy photos. I am still nowhere near where I want to be. But getting there slowly. That’s what I want to tell to everyone trying to be a filmmaker or photographer. Just don’t give up the grind. You’ll learn through trial and error what the do’s and dont are I know I’m certainly happy to share the royal mistakes I’ve made. But if you don’t give up you will succeed and you will look back and tell yourself everything you did wrong but more importantly reflect on all the things that you did right.
– "You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however." - Richard David Bach
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