I just recently discovered your photography and instantly fell in love with every one of your shots. Your use of colors are so magical and it's the kind of style I've been trying to use in editing my photos for a while now. If you don't mind me asking, how do you edit your photos? (photoshop, lightroom, etc.) And as a fellow photographer, how do you get your stuff out there for a wider audience? x
Thank you very much ! I don’t really have a special pattern I follow when I edit my photos, each photo is different and need different editing. I mostly start with editing the brightness/contrast so I have a decent foundation to work the tones/colors on. In Photoshop CS6 I use a lot of curves, especially the blue and red ones, to bring out the colors. So I drag the curve around and make those “dots” until I get the tones I want ! Nothing special really. I still haven’t figured out a lot of the things you can do in CS6, so I guess I need some practice on that !
And about getting your work out there for a wider audience : I don’t have a clue about marketing and things like that at all. I just created a flickr page, posted some photos and was pretty active there for a while and somehow people started following my work (which I’m so grateful for). All magazine interviews I’ve done/other published work have been done through the magazine/blogger asking me if they could interview me or publish my work, I’ve never asked anyone to do that. Sometimes online magazines have open submissions, so I would suggest trying to send them some of your photos ! Creating a facebook page also helps getting your work out there because of the amount of users. Such mediocre-ish answers from my side, but I hope it helped even a little !
Your photography is beautiful and inspiring, as an aspiring travel photographer would you possible be able to give me a few tips on how you get inspiration for your shots and how you go about them? ^.^ <3
Thank you so much ! Travel photography sounds awesome. I find inspiration in my surroundings and from my own mind. Inspiration is everywhere, even though it’s hard to find sometimes. You can be inspired by trying out new things, explore new places and meeting new people. Look at other photographer/artists work on the internet, listen to beautiful music, read books and listen to what people have to tell you. Visualize your ideas. Go out and shoot as many photos as you can, that’s the only way one can grow :)
i need advice...i have a nikon d3000 which is my four year old entry level camera. the flash stopped working last year and the view finder is really blurry, but it works and i use it. i want to buy a new lens (50mm f/1.4) but i'm pretty sure i have to buy a special type of lens since they've stopped making models like this (there is no in-body autofocus motor). should i buy a new camera altogether? it's a lot of money... :/
Hi ! I’m sorry, but I’m not really an expert on Nikon cameras (or any other cameras) so I can’t help you there. Four years is not really much for DSLR cameras, but if the viewfinder is very blurry and dusty, I would suggest you to either find someone (a shop or a professional) to clean it or to buy a new camera. I would buy a new one if I had the money for it. If not, save up. It will probably last longer than your old one. Very often a new camera is cheaper than fixing it, but you should check it out at your local camera shop or on the internet, they can provide you a lot more help and expertise than I can. The 50mm f/1.4 is a beautiful and pretty solid lens for its price, you should buy it ! If it’s too expensive for you right now, I would recommend the 50mm f/1.8, which a little plastic-and-toy-ish, but definitely worth the cheap price. I hope everything works out for you :)