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‘ Iabs ol ut el yl ovenat ur eand enj oyt hebeaut i esoft hi swor l d wi t hmycamer ai nhand. Ther e’ s not hi ngl i kebei ngoutal l ni ght orr i s i ngver year l yt os eal t he moment ’ ~Bas r i Ahmedov


Mel i ssa Yuen  Wool f ( s t ude ntpr o f i l e ) ht t p: / / www. v i ewbug. c om/ member / mel i s s a y uenwool f I t ’ sa l wa y sa ma z i ngt of ol l owphot ogr a pher swhoa r ey ett odi s c ov erhowgood t heya c t ua l l ya r e. Mel i s s ai soneoft hes epeopl e. Ahumbl ea ndgenui newoma n who’ sa l wa y squi c kt ohel pot her souti nourpr i v a t ef a c ebookgr oup, Mel i s s ai sy et t or ea l i s ewha ta na wes omel a nds c a pephot ogr a phers heha sbec omet hes epa s t s ev er a lmont hs . Her ei sMel i s s a ’ ss t or y . Ipa r t i c ul a r l yl i k eherendi ngnot et ha t enc our a gesev er y onenott obehel dba c kbyt hel i mi t a t i onsoft hei requi pment .


Howdi dy ouf i r s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? WhenIwa sl i t t l e, myda dha daCa nonAE1SLRa ndhi sownda r kr oom a t home.Myf a v or i t epi c t ur esf r om c hi l dhoodwer et heoneshes hota nd dev el opedhi ms el f .Whenmyownk i dswer el i t t l e, myhus ba nda ndIha da n i nexpens i v epoi nt a nds hootf i l mc a mer at ha tIus edt odoc umenti mpor t a nt f a mi l yev ent s . Tooof t enwhenwe’ dgett hepi c t ur esdev el oped, I ’ dbe di s a ppoi nt edwi t hhowt hey ’ dt ur nedout . Theyei t herdi dn’ tc a pt ur ewha tIs a w, orel s et heywer er ui nedbys i mpl et hi ngsl i k es omeonebl i nk i ngormov i ng. Tha ta l lc ha ngedwhenweboughtourf i r s tdi gi t a lc a mer a( aCa nonPower s hot ) i n2004.Ta l ka bouta ma z i ng…Ic oul dt a k ea sma nypi c t ur esa sIwa nt ed, i mmedi a t el ys eet her es ul t s , a nddel et ea ndr et a k ei ft hes hotwa s n’ tr i ght . I t wa ss ol i ber a t i ng, Iwa shook ed.


Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a phy ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Myf a v or i t ephot oI ’ v eev ert a k eni sas hotoft heRey k j a v i ks k y l i nes hotf r om t het opofHa l l gr i ms k i r k j ai nI c el a nd. I t ’ spa r t i c ul a r l ys pec i a lt omebec a us ei t ’ s f r om t hef i r s tda yofmyf i r s tev ert r i pt oa not herc ount r y . Thewea t herha d beenv er ys t or mys i nc ewe’ da r r i v ed( a nds t a y edt ha twa ymos tofourt r i p) , but , f orj us tami nut ewhi l ewewer ea tt het op, t hes unbr ok et hr ougha ndt hel i ght wa sgor geous . Ther ewa sev enar a i nbow;i twa sa bs ol ut el yper f ec t . Tha tt r i p, a nda l lt hephot osIt ookt her e, wer ewha tpr ompt edmyhus ba ndt obuymy br i dgec a mer aaf ewmont hsl a t er , a ndl edt omej oi ni ngt hi sc our s es hor t l y t her ea f t er .


Wha tdoenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Il ov egr a bbi ngmyc a mer aa ndj us tgoi ngexpl or i ng. Il i k et he a dv ent ur eofs eei ngwha tIc a nf i nd, a ndbei nga bl et os how ot her st het hi ngst ha tc a t c hmyey e. Ia l s ol ov ehowi ta l l ows met opr es er v ememor i es . Look i nga tol dphot osi mmedi a t el y t r a ns por t smeba c kt ot hos emoment sa ndr emi ndsmeofl i t t l e det a i l sImi ghtot her wi s ef or get . Yea r sgobys oqui c k l y , a nd, nowt ha tmyk i dsa r eol der , I ’ m ev enmor egr a t ef ulf ort he pi c t ur esI ’ v et a k enoft hem ov ert hey ea r s .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha st a ughtmeev er y t hi ngIk now. I t ’ st heonl yphot ogr a phy c l a s sI ’ v et a k en. Myhus ba ndboughtmeaNi k onCoolPi xP530br i dge c a mer af orChr i s t ma s2014, a ndIwa sha v i ngt r oubl eget t i ngs ha r p s hot sf r om i t . Oneda y , ahi ghs c hoolAr tt ea c herf r i endofmi ne ha ppenedt opos tt hel i nkt ot hi sc our s ef oroneofhers t udent s . Ir ea d t hec our s ec ont ent sa nds i gnedupr i ghta wa y . Tha twa say ea ra got hi s mont h, a ndi tha sc ha ngedmyl i f e!Wi t hi naf ewweek sofs t a r t i ngt he c our s e, Iwa ss hoot i ngent i r el yi nma nua lmodea nda l lt hepi ec esoft he expos ur et r i a ngl es t a r t edma k i ngs ens e. Wor k i ngt hr ought hel es s ons t a ughtmehowt oma k et hemos toft ha tc a mer a ’ sc a pa bi l i t i esa ndget t hes hot sIwa nt ed. Thr eemont hsa go, Iwa sf i na l l ya bl et oupgr a det o myf i r s tDSLR, aNi k onD750, a ndt het r a ns i t i onha sbeenr ea l l yea s y t ha nk st ot hes ol i df ounda t i onIa l r ea dyha df r om t hi sc our s e.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Mypl a ni st oc ont i nuel ea r ni nga ndexper i ment i nga nds eewher ei t t a k esme.I ’ v eba r el ys c r a t c hedt hes ur f a c eofwha t ’ spos s i bl ewi t h phot ogr a phy , butI ’ m enj oy i ngev er ymi nut eofi t ! Any t hi ngel s ey ou’ dl i k et os ha r ewi t hev er y one? I ’ ms ot ha nk f ulf ory ouTa ny aa ndev er y onei nt hi sgr oup!Youea c h i ns pi r ea ndmot i v a t eme, a ndIl ea r ns omuc hf r om y oua ndy ourwor k . Tot hos ewhoa r enew( orner v ous ) : j umpr i ghti n;y ou’ l lbegl a dy oudi d. Ta k ei tones t epa tat i me, f ol l owt hel es s onsi nor dera ndy ou’ l lbe a ma z edbyhowmuc hy ou’ l ll ea r n. Al s o, don’ tbehel dba c kbyt he l i mi t a t i onsofy ourequi pment . Lea r nt ous ewha ty ouha v et hebes tt ha t y ouc a n, a ndk eepa ti t ! Tov i ewmor eofMel i s s a ’ si ma gesv i s i t : ht t p: / / www. v i ewbug. c om/ member / mel i s s a y uenwool f Noty etenr ol l edi nourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s e?Rea dmor ea bouti t ov era tht t p: / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . s ht ml


LynneBr ought on ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ L y nne Br o ught o nPho t o gr a phy / ht t ps : / / www. i ns t a gr a m. c o m/ l y nne br o ught o npho t o gr a phy / I t ’ sawonder f ult hi ngt odi s c ov era not herphot ogr a pherwho’ swor ki ns pi r esy ou t ogetouta nds hoot . I t ’ sev enmor es pl endi dwheny ou’ v ewa t c hedt hi ss a me phot ogr a phergr owi nt oa na r t i s twhodoes n’ tonl yt a k ephot ogr a phs , butc r ea t es t hem. Ov ert hepa s tei ght eenmont hs , Ly nne’ sphot ogr a phya ndedi t i ngs k i l l sha v e ev ol v edt ot heext entwher et hequa l i t yofherwor kea s i l yc ompa r est o pr of es s i ona ls t a nda r ds .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Ifir s tbec a mei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phywhenIwa sat eena ger .Myda dha da n a ut oma t i cc a mer aa ndwa sa l wa y st a k i ngphot os , t r y i ngt hedi f f er entSpeed/I SO Fi l mst oc a pt ur edi f f er entef f ec t s , a ndt ha ti nt r i guedme.Hi sc a mer aa l s oha dt he l i t t l es qua r efla s hc ubet ha ts a tont opoft hec a mer a , a ndi tr ot a t eda r oundt ot he nexts i dewheny oua dv a nc edt hefil mf ort henexts hot , a ndt henr epl a c edi twi t h anewonewheni tha dus eda l lt hes i des . So, whenIs t a r t edwor k i ng, Igotmyownl i t t l ea ut oma t i cc a mer at ot a k emyown phot os , butmyphot osj us tc ons i s t edma i nl yoft a k i ngmemor i esofmyhol i da y ’ sor ofmyf a mi l y .Imov edont oaDSLRc a mer a , buts t i l lonl yus edi tont heAut o s et t i ng, ort hePr ogr a mmeds et t i ngsofLa nds c a pe, Sun, Cl oudy , Spor tet c .I c ont i nuedonus i ngmyc a mer ai nt hi swa yf orma nyy ea r s , whi l el i v i ngabus yl i f e a nds t a r t i ngaf a mi l y , t a k i ngphot osf r om hol i da y ’ s , oft hef a mi l ya ndt hek i ds s por t , a ndInev erga v ei tmuc hmor et hought , buts t i l ll ov edt a k i ngphot os . I n2016, ac oupl eofy ea r sa f t ermya dmi nj obc a met oas uddenendwi t ht he c ompa nyc l os i ngdown, Is t a r t edt hi nk i ngmor ea boutmyc a mer aa nd phot ogr a phy , a ndhowmuc hIr ea l l ywa nt edt ol ea r nhowt ous ei tt hewa yi twa s ma det obeus ed.Thenwhi l eonahol i da ya tt hebea c h, Iha dt r i edanumberof t i mest ot a k ephot osoft hewa t erflowi ngov ert her oc k sa tas l owers hut t ers peed. But , a l lIk eptget t i ngwa sawhi t ewa s houtwi t hv er yl i t t l edet a i lorc ol our , no ma t t erhowma nyt i mesIt r i ed, whi c hf r us t r a t edmenoend. So, whenIr et ur nedhomeIs t a r t edl ook i ngonl i nef orac our s et ha tc oul ds t a r t f r om t hebegi nni ngwi t ht heba s i c s , a ndt hent a k emet hr ought ot hemor e a dv a nc ed.Then, oneda ywhi l eIwa sonFa c ebookIc a mea c r os st hi sPhot ogr a phy Ad, wi t hapi c t ur eofaba gwi t hc ol our f uli nf or ma t i onc a r dsa t t a c hedt oi tont he out s i de.SoIc l i c k edoni ta ndt ha twa si t , Ta ny a ’ sc our s ewa sexa c t l ywha tIha d beenl ook i ngf or .Is i gnedups t r a i ghta wa y , a ndt ha twa st hebes tdec i s i onIc oul d ha v ema de.AsIl ookba c k , Iwoul dnev erha v ei ma gi ned18mont hsl a t er , how muc hmyl ov ef orphot ogr a phyha sgr own, a ndnowbei nga bl et ot a k et heI ma ges Iha da l wa y swa nt edt oa c hi ev e, a ndmuc hmor e.Ij us twi s hIha dha v es t a r t ed y ea r sea r l i er .


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Theenv i r onmenta r oundusi ns pi r esme, a ndot herphot ogr a pher si ns pi r eme.I nowfindmy s el ft a k i ngnot i c eofs oma nymor et hi ngsa r oundmet ha tIwoul d ha v enev ernot i c ebef or e, orpr ev i ous l yov er l ook ed.Phot ogr a phyma k esy ou r ea l i s ehowbea ut i f ula ndi nt er es t i ngt hewor l da r oundusr ea l l yi s . Il ov ef ol l owi ngot herphot ogr a pher sa ndl ea r ni ngf r om t hei rc r ea t i v enes sa nd exper i enc e.Ther ea r eanumberofwel lk nownAus t r a l i a nPhot ogr a pher st ha t i ns pi r eme, ot hert ha nTa ny a ’ sPhot ogr a phyt ha ti sa bs ol ut el ya ma z i ng, af ew ot her sIa l s oa dmi r ea r eDel l yCa r ra saSpor t sPhot ogr a pher , a ndKi er a nSt onea nd St ev eAr nol da sLa nds c a pePhot ogr a pher s .Iha dt heoppor t uni t yr ec ent l yt odoa f ul lda yphot ogr a phywor k s hopwi t hKi er a nSt onea ndhi sPhot ogr a phypa r t ner Ta s s i egr a mmer( J a s onFut r i l l ) , whoa l s or unPr oj ec tRAWc a s ti nAus t r a l i a , a ndt hey pa s s edont hei rowni nf or ma t i v ek nowl edgea ndt i ps , a ndi twa saf a nt a s t i c exper i enc e.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou?

Ta ny a ’ sphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedmet ogets t a r t edf r om t hebegi nni ng, when Idi dn’ tk nowwher eorhowt os t a r t , whi c hha sbeeni nv a l ua bl e.Whi l eIwa s s t a r t i ngf r om t hev er ybegi nni ng, t hec our s ea ndi t ’ sv a r i ouss ubj ec t swa sv er y ea s yt of ol l owa ndunder s t a nd.It endt onotus ua l l ya s kf orhel pa l lt ha tmuc h, a sIl i k et ot r ya ndfigur et hi ngsoutf ormy s el f , butIk nowt ha thel pi sa l wa y s t her ei fIneededi t . Ta ny a ’ sc our s esc ont i nuet ohel pmegr ow, wi t hi tbei ngac ont i nua l l yev ol v i ng c ompr ehens i v ec our s e, wi t hc ont entbei nga ddedonar egul a rba s i s .Ha v i ng c ont entonPos tPr oc es s i nga swel la sPhot ogr a phyTec hni quesha sa l s obeen i nv a l ua bl e, whi c hi sabi gpa r tofphot ogr a phya sawhol e. Ther ea r es oma ny di f f er entel ement st oev er y t hi ngt ha tTa ny aof f er swi t hi nherc our s es , f r om a l l t heCour s ei nf or ma t i oni t s el f , t oa l lt heTi ps , Exa mpl es , Downl oa ds , a ndt hi s Ma ga z i neet c , a ndofc our s et hev a r i ouss uppor t i v eFa c ebookGr oupPa ges a t t a c hedt oea c hc our s e. Iha v ea l s oma des omewonder f ulnewf r i endswi t hi nt hi sgr oup, wher ewe, a s l i k emi ndedphot ogr a pher s , c a ngot os omegr ea tl oc a lpl a c esa ndt a k ephot os t oget her , hel pea c hot herouta nds uppor tea c hot her .


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Mymos tmemor a bl emomentha ppenedqui t er ec ent l y .Onmys ec ondt r i pev er t oMel bour ne, Iv ent ur eddownt ot he12Apos t l es , apl a c et ha tha sbeenonmy buc k etl i s tf orqui t eawhi l e, notonl yj us tt ov i s i tbuta l s ot ophot ogr a ph.When Igott her e, Iwa smes mer i s edbyt hes i z ea ndbea ut yoft hepl a c e, a ndIwa s t her et ot a k ephot osofa smuc hofi ta sIc oul d.Ionl yha dha l fada yt her e, a nd Is t a y edf ors uns eta toneoft hea r ea soft hema i nl ook out s , a ndi tt ookmy br ea t ha wa y .Iwa sfina l l yt her e, t hepl a c eIha ds eens oma nywonder f ulphot os t a k enf r om.Ther ewer epeopl e, a ndc a mer a ’ sont r i podsa l li nal i nea tev er y a v a i l a bl es pot , t owa t c ha ndc a pt ur et hes uns etont hi swonder f uls i t e.Iha v e pl a nst ogoba c ka ss oona sIc a n, t oexpl or emor eoft hea r eat ha tIdi dn’ tgett o.


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Iha v eanumberoff a v our i t el oc a t i onst ha tIl i k et ophot ogr a ph, butt heone Iv i s i tt hemos ti sonl y5mi nsf r om myhome, La k eSa ms onv a l e.Thes un s et sont hel a k e, a nddi psbehi ndt hebea ut i f ulba c k dr opoft hemount a i nsi n t hedi s t a nc e.Whent her ei snobr eez et hewa t eri sl i k egl a s s , a ndt hes un s et t i ngc ol our sr eec tper f ec t l yont hewa t er .I ti st heďŹ r s tpl a c eIwentt o whenIs t a r t edpr a c t i c i ngmyphot ogr a phy .I ti sav er yr el a xi nga ndqui et pl a c e, a ndi ta l s oha sa na bunda nc eofbi r dl i f et opr a c t i c eona swel lwhi c h i sabonus .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Phot ogr a phyha snowbec omeav er ybi gpa r tofmyl i f e, i tha sgi v enme s omet hi ngt opourmyener gyi nt o, nowt ha tmyk i dsa r eol der , a ndIha v e gr ownagr ea tl ov ef orev er ya s pec tofi t .Ia ms t i l ll ea r ni nga ndgr owi nga sa phot ogr a pher , a ndmyphot ogr a phys t y l ea ndedi t i ngs t y l ea r es t i l lc ha ngi ng.I hopet ha twi t hi nt henexty ea rors oIwi l lha v efir ml ys et t l edonmyown di s t i nc t i v es t y l e.Il ov et r y i nga ndexper i ment i ngwi t hnewt hi ngsa nd t ec hni queswi t hmyphot ogr a phy , a ndIwi l lk eeppus hi ngmy s el funt i lIma s t er t hem. Il ov es oma nydi f f er entt y pesofPhot ogr a phy ;La nds c a pe, As t r o, St or m, Na t ur e, Ma c r o, Spor ta ndAer i a l( Dr one)Phot ogr a phy , butLa nds c a pe Phot ogr a phyi smyf a v our i t egenr eoutofa l loft hem.But , Il i k et ot hi nkt ha tI c a nbeflexi bl eenought hough, t os uc c es s f ul l yenj oya l lt hos eot hera r ea sof Phot ogr a phya swel l . Iha v es oma nyphot ogr a phyr el a t edt hi ngsIs t i l lwa ntt ot r ya nda c hi ev e, butI woul dl ov et odomor et r a v elphot ogr a phy .Af t ermyr ec entt r i pt oMel bour ne, If oundi texc i t i ngt obephot ogr a phi nga l lt hes enewa ndi nt er es t i ngpl a c es .I woul da l s ol ov et odomor eTi meLa ps ePhot ogr a phy , a ndSt or m Cha s i ng Phot ogr a phy , a sIa l s ofindt hem v er yi nt er es t i nga ndc ha l l engi ng. Ia ma l s oc ur r ent l yc r ea t i ngmyownPhot ogr a phyWebs i t et os howc a s ea nd s el lmyI ma gest hr ough.I twoul dbeagr ea ta c c ompl i s hmenta ndhonour , t o ha v epeopl epur c ha s emyI ma ges , a ndenj oyv i ewi ngt hem ont hei rwa l l s . Anot hergoa lIha dwa st odoa nI ndus t r ySt a nda r dCour s et ha tga v emea doc umentt ha tIc a ndi s pl a y , s howi ngt ha tIha v eputi nal otofha r dwor kt o a c hi ev ewha tIha v es of a rwi t hmyPhot ogr a phy .SoIr ec ent l yc ompl et eda nd r ec ei v eda nI nt er na t i ona l l yAc c r edi t ed( I ARC)Pr of es s i ona lLev elof Phot ogr a phyDi pl oma .Ic ompl et edt hi sc our s ewi t hea s e, ba s edf r om t he k nowl edget ha tIha v ega i ned, a ndc ont i nuet oga i nt hr oughTa ny a ’ sc our s es .


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Thebes ta dv i c eIc oul dgi v et oot her s , i st oc ont i nua l l ygoexpl or i ngwi t hy our c a mer aa sof t ena spos s i bl e, a ndona sma nydi f f er ents ubj ec t sa spos s i bl e.Li k e t hes a y i nggoes , i fy oudon’ tus ei t , y oul os ei t! ! !Byt a k i ngphot osr egul a r l y , i t k eepsy ourmi nds ha r pont hedi f f er entt ec hni quest ous ef ort hedi f f er ent s c ena r i os , a ndt obea bl et oqui c k l ya da ptwhenneeded, a ndt oa l s obea bl et o ef fic i ent l yus ea l lt hef unc t i onsony ourc a mer awheny ouneedt hem.Youl ea r n f r om t hemi s t a k esy ouma k e, s oi fy oua r enotoutt her ema k i ngt hem, a ndt hen fixi ngt hem f ort henextt i me, y oumi ghtma k et ha tmi s t a k eonaphot os es s i on t ha ty our ea l l ywa nt edt owor kout .La s t l y , expl or ea l lt hedi f f er entt y pesof phot ogr a phy , y ouma yendupfindi ngt ha ty our ea l l yenj oys ev er a loft hem ! ! !

Tos eemor eofLy nneBr ought on’ swor kv i s i t : Fa c ebook-ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Ly nneBr ought onPhot ogr a phy / I ns t a gr a m -ht t ps : / / www. i ns t a gr a m. c om/ l y nnebr ought onphot ogr a phy / Lea r nmor ea boutourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


Kat i eHeykoop ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ k he y k o o ppho t o gr a phy / Ther ei snodoubta bouti t , Ka t i e’ st r ues t r engt hi snotonl yherbea ut i f ulf r i endl y c ha r a c t er , buta l s oherobv i ousl ov eofna t ur e. Herenj oy mentofphot ogr a phya nd dedi c a t i ont ol ea r ni nga smuc ha ss hec a ns howst hr oughi nheri ma ger y . Her ei s t hes t or yofKa t i eHey k oop. Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nPhot ogr a phy ? Asf a rba c ka sIc a nr emember , Iha v el ov edt obebehi ndac a mer at oc a pt ur e memor i esoff a mi l ya ndf r i ends .Mypa r ent sl ov edt a k i ngpi c t ur esofusk i dsa ndI l i k edt obor r owmyMot her sSLRfil mc a mer awhenev erIc oul d.


La t eri nmy20' s , IboughtaSLRc a mer a , aCa nonRebel , butIha dnoc l ueonhow t ous ei t . Ij us tus edt hea ut omodea nd ba s i c a l l yi ts a ti nt hec l os et . I n1988, l wa sbl es s edwi t ht hebi r t hofmys onAndr ewa ndIdedi c a t edmy s el ft or a i s i nghi m. Iwa sas i ngl emot herwi t haf ul l t i mej ob.I n1992, Is uf f er eda ni nj ur ya twor k t ha tc a us edma nys ur ger i esov ert henext17y ea r s . Ic ont i nuedt owor kbut bec a us eoft hei nj ur y , It ooka nea r l yr et i r ementi n2005. Ay ea rl a t er , whenAndr ew r ea c hedhi sl a t et eens , Idec i dedi twa st i mef ormet ofinds omeonet os ha r emy l i f ewi t h.I n2006, Imeta ndma r r i edmys oul ma t e, Ha nkHey k oop.Ia l s o wel c omedhi s4c hi l dr en, 3gi r l sa nd1boyi nt ot hef a mi l ya ndnowenj oy5 gr a ndc hi l dr en. Ic r a v edt ogetba c kt ot het hi ngst ha tIwa si nt er es t edi n, Ineededahobbyt ok eep my s el fbus y , myi nt er es ti nphot ogr a phyi nc r ea s ed.Igotenoughc our a gea nd s i gnedupt ot a k eac our s ea tal oc a lc ol l egeon" Howt oUs ey ourDi gi t a lCa mer a " . Iha daCa nonpoi nta nds hoota tt het i mea ndf oundmy s el fi nac l a s s r oom wi t h t hema j or i t yofs t udent st ha tbr oughtbi gf a nc yDLSRs .It houghtt omy s el f , " Oh boy , Ia m outofmyl ea gueher e" .But , Idi dfini s ht hec our s ea ndl ea r nedt ous e t heot herc a mer amodes . Ima na gedt ogetof ft hea ut omode.Thei ns t r uc t or enc our a gedusa l lt oent eral oc a lc ompet i t i onf ora nenv i r onment a lma ga z i ne.I wa spl ea s a nt l ys ur pr i z edwhenmyi ma gewona ndwa sf ea t ur edi nt hema ga z i ne.I a l s owon4t i c k et sf ort hewhi r l poolj etboa tr i de, whi c hmyhus ba nda ndaf ewof t hek i dsenj oy ed. Ir ea l l ywa nt edt ol ea r nmor e, s owhenIc a mea c r os sTa ny a ' sSLRPhot ogr a phy c our s eonl i ne, myhus ba ndpur c ha s edi tf ormea sabi r t hda ygi f t .Ibega nt ot a k e t hec our s ea ndwa sha ppyi twa s" agoa ty ourownpa c e"s t udy .Ic oul dt hent a k e myt i me. ForChr i s t ma st ha ty ea r , Ir ec ei v edanewbr i dgec a mer a , t heCa non SX60hs .Is pentt hefir s ty ea rl ea r ni ngt hec our s ema t er i a lwi t ht hi sc a mer a .


Wha torWhoI ns pi r esy ou? Ic a nhones t l ys a y , Ta ny aa nda l lt heot herwonder f ulphot ogr a pher si nt hi sc our s e ha v ei ns pi r edmeda i l y .Iha v el ea r neds omuc hf r om t a k i ngt hec our s el es s ons t ha tl a s tf a l l , Idec i dedt oj oi nt heNi a ga r aFr ont i erRegi ona lCa mer aCl ubi nmy a r ea .Iwa nt edt ogetoutofmyc omf or tz onet obea bl et oent erc ompet i t i onss oI c oul dc ont i nuet ol ea r na ndgr owa ndc ha l l engemy s el f . Oneper s onwhoi ns pi r esmet hemos ti soneofmyf a v or i t ewi l dl i f ephot ogr a pher s f r om t hec l ub, Rober tS. Pa r k er .Hei sa na ma z i ngphot ogr a pher , hi swi l dl i f ephot os a r eout s t a ndi nga ndbea ut i f ul .Iha v ebeenl uc k yt obea bl et oj oi nhi m onaf ew phot os hoot s .Heha sbec omeament orbyof f er i nga dv i c ea ndhel pi ngmeout wi t hmyc a mer as et t i ngs .Iha v el ea r nedqui t eal otf r om hi m. Ther ea r es oma nyot herphot ogr a pher s , t ooma nyt ona met ha tIa dmi r ea ndt hey i ns pi r emeev er y da y .Il ov el ea r ni ngf r om ot her sa ndenj oys eei ngt hei rphot os .I a ma l s ov er yl uc k yt oha v et hes uppor tofmyhus ba nd, mys on, af ewf a mi l y member sa ndf r i ends .


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Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Ta k i ngt hi sc our s eha sbeent hebes tt hi ngf ori mpr ov i ngmyphot ogr a phys k i l l s . Thel es s onsa nda s s i gnment sa r ev er yea s yt ounder s t a nd.Ic ont i nuet or ev i ew t hec our s ema t er i a lev er ys oof t ent ohel pmer et a i nt hei nf or ma t i on.The s uppor tIr ec ei v ef r om Ta ny aPunt t i , J ohnHodgk i na ndt heot hers t udent son Fa c ebookha v ehel pedmeunder s t a ndt hes et t i ngsa ndhowt oi mpr ov emy wor k .It a k enot eoft hec a mer as et t i ngsont hephot ospos t edda i l y , i tr ea l l y hel psmeunder s t a ndwhenIa m outwi t hmyc a mer a .Ia m mor ea wa r eoft he a r eaa ndl i ghts oIc a ns ett hepr operexpos ur e.Is t i l ls t r uggl ewi t hi ta tt i mes , butIa m get t i ngbet t er .Inows hootma i nl yi na per t ur ea ndma nua lmode, I under s t a ndwha ts hut t ers peed, a per t ur ea ndI SOmea n, Ic a na l s or ea da hi s t ogr a m.Ic ont i nuet owor konpr operl i ght i ng, a ndba c k gr ound, Ia m mor e a wa r eofmys ur r oundi ngsa ndIl i k et ot a k ephot osa tdi f f er enta ngl est ogeta mor ei nt er es t i ngper s pec t i v e. Il ookf or wa r dt or ea di ngt hemont hl yma ga z i nea ndenj oys eei ngt hebea ut i f ul phot osf r om a l lt heot hers t udentphot ogr a pher s .Ia l s oma k egr ea tus eoft he c hea ts heet s , t heygowi t hmeev er y wher e.Ipl a nt ot a k et henewma c r oc our s e s omet i met hi sf a l l .Ia m wor k i ngoni mpr ov i ngmypos tedi t i ngs k i l l si n Phot os hopa swel l .Thi spa s tf a l l , IboughtmyďŹ r s tDLSR, aNi k onD3100f r om a f r i end.Ibega ngoi ngt hr ought hel es s onsa ga i nwi t ht hi snewc a mer a . Iwa ntt os a y , Igr ea t l ya ppr ec i a t et hea dv i c e, t hec omment sa ndk i ndc r i t i que f r om Ta ny aa ndmember sa l i k e, i ti squi t ea na ma z i nggr oupofpeopl e.I twoul d begr ea tt omeetoneda y .


Wha t ' sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Iha v es oma nymemor a bl emoment s , buti fIha dt opi c kone, i twoul dha v et obe whenoneofmyphot os , ( FoggyRoa d)won‘ Phot ooft heYea r ’ , i ni t sc a t egor yi nt he Cl ubt hi sl a s tApr i l .Iwa ss os ur pr i s eda ndexc i t ed.Ia l s owon11ot hera wa r ds ( r i bbons )f ort hephot osIha dent er edi nc ompet i t i ons .Ibega nt or ea l i z et ha tha r d wor ka nddedi c a t i onwa spa y i ngof f .Myc onfidenc el ev elha sgr own, a swel la smy pa s s i ona ndl ov ef orphot ogr a phy . Yourf a v or i t el oc a t i on? Myf a v or i t el oc a t i onwoul dha v et obet heBut t er flyCons er v a t or ya ndout door Bot a ni c a lGa r densi nNi a ga r aFa l l s .I ns ummer , Ienj oyc a pt ur i ngphot osof but t er fli es , i ns ec t s , flower s , f r ogsa ndbi r dsi nt hel ov el yga r dens .I nwi nt er , Igo i ns i det heCons er v a t or ya ndenj oyt hequi ets ol i t udeoft hebea ut i f ulbut t er fli es a ndflower s .Ir ea l l yl ov ena t ur ea ndwi l dl i f e.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? It hi nka boutt hi squi t eal ot .Ipl a nt or et ur nt ot hePhot ogr a phyCl ubi n Sept ember , s oIc a nc ont i nuet oent ermyphot osi nc ompet i t i onsi nor dert o c ha l l engemy s el f .Ev ent ua l l y , Iwoul dl i k et os el lmypr i nt sa ndgetpa i df ormy wor k .Ibel i ev et hi swi l lha ppeni nt hef ut ur e.Mydr ea m woul dbet ooneda ywi n af ewc ompet i t i onsa ndgets omepubl i cr ec ogni t i onf ormyphot os .Ienj oyt a k i ng l a nds c a pea ndpor t r a i t sa swel l .Ihopet ooneda ybea bl et obookmi nis es s i onst o t a k ephot osf orf a mi l i esorma y bet r yweddi ngphot os . Twomont hsa go, Iwentonas el l i ngs pr eeoft hi ngsInol ongerneedi nor dert o upgr a det oaus edNi k onD7100, Ia m nowl ea r ni nghowt ous et hi sc a mer a .Ia l s o wa sa bl et obuyagoodma c r ol ens , aTok i na , 100mm, F2. 8.Thi swi l lc ha l l engeme a ndk eepmebus yf orqui t ea whi l e. Wha t ' sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Mybes ta dv i c ef orot her ss of a rwoul dbet ot a k ey ourt i mea ndl ea r nt hec our s e ma t er i a l .Rer ea di tma nyt i mesa ndpr a c t i c et hea s s i gnment s .Donotbe di s c our a gedi fy oudonotunder s t a ndi tr i ghta wa y , i tt ookmeal ongt i met o under s t a ndhowt owor kt heexpos ur et r i a ngl e, Is t i l ls t r uggl ewi t hc a mer as et t i ngs , butIl ea r nf r om mymi s t a k esa swel l .Lov ey ourwor ka ndgetouta smuc ha sy ou c a n, pr a c t i c eof t ena ndt r ydi f f er entc a mer amodes , a ngl esa ndl i ght i ngef f ec t s . Ha v ef un. Cha l l engey our s el f . Iha v el ea r neds omuc hbys eei ng wonder f ult hi ngs a ndev er yda yobj ec t sbec omes oi nt er es t i ng, Iwoul dha v emi s s edt hi sbef or e. WhenIa m outwi t hmyc a mer a , Ia mi nmyz one, myha ppypl a c e. Iha v el ea r nedt o r ea l l ys eet hebea ut yi nt hi swor l d, Ic a nnotwa i tt ogethomet odownl oa dmy phot os .Ay ea ra go, Iwoul dnev erha v et houghtI ’ dbel a y i ngont hegr oundt oget t her i ghta ngl et obea bl et oc a pt ur eagor geousGr ea tBl ueHer on.Don' tbea f r a i d t os t epoutofy ourc omf or tz one, y ouma ys ur pr i s ey our s el f .Ik nowIha v e. Tos eemor eofKa t i e’ swor k , v i s i t : ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ k hey k oopphot ogr a phy / Lea r nmor ea boutourPhot ogr a phyCour s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


Hel en Bi ssel lBl and ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t p: / / www. he l e nbi s s e l l bl a nd. c o m WhenHel enfir s tj oi nedourphot ogr a phyc our s eba c ki n2015i twa sc l ea rf r om t heout s ett ha ts hewa sdes t i nedt obeoneoft hebes t . Hel enwa sr ea dyt os oa ki n a smuc hi nf or ma t i ona ss hec oul dgetherha ndson. Onc es hegotagoodgr a s pon us i ngherc a mer a , Hel enmov edont oot herphot ogr a phygr oupsa ndwor k s hops , s ur r oundi ngher s el fwi t ht hebes ti nt hefiel d, peopl es hec oul dc ont i nuet ol ea r n f r om a ndbei ns pi r edby . Twoy ea r sl a t ers hes t i l lpa r t a k esi nourPr i v a t e Phot ogr a phyGr oup, i nt ur ni ns pi r i ngot her sj us ts t a r t i ngoutont hei rownc r ea t i v e j our ney s .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ea l wa y senj oy edt a k i ngphot osoff r i endsa ndf a mi l ya ndha da‘ poi nta nd s hoot ’ c a mer af orma nyy ea r s . Aboutfiv ey ea r sa go, Is t a r t edt a k i ngphot oswi t h myphoneofmyl oc a la r ea , s omeofwhi c hIwoul dpos tont hel oc a lc ommuni t y Fa c ebookpa ge. Peopl el i k edt hem, a ndaf ewgr oupmember st ol dmeIha v ea ‘ goodey e’ a ndenc our a gedmet ot a k et hi ngst ot henextl ev el , s oIboughtmyfir s t DSLRc a mer a . Tobegi nwi t h, Iwa sa f r a i dofmyc a mer aa ndonl yev erus edi ti na ut omode. Asa r es ul t , t hepi c t ur esIt ookwer ev er yhi ta ndmi s s , a st hec a mer awa sc hoos i ng wher et of oc us , t hes hut t ers peeda ndt hedept hoffiel d. I twa sa tt ha tpoi ntt ha tI s t umbl eda c r os sTa ny a ’ sonl i nec our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht mlIt ookt hepl ungea nd s i gnedup!


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? I nt heea r l yda y sofmyI ns t a gr a m pa geIus edt het a gl i ne‘ c a pt ur i ngi ma ges t ha ti ns pi r eorpl ea s eme’ a ndt ha ts t i l ls umsupmyphot ogr a phy . Il ookf or bea ut yi nt heor di na r ya nds eekoutwa y st oel ev a t et heor di na r yi nt os omet hi ng s pec i a l . Il i v ei nLondona nds t a r t edof ft a k i ngs hot sofur ba nl a nds c a pes , wi t hal i t t l e bi tofs t r eetphot ogr a phy . Howev er , t her ea r el ot soff a nt a s t i ci ma gesofLondon outt her e–i t ’ sac r owdedma r k et . Inev erf el tt ha tt ha tgenr ewa squi t er i ghtf or me, a sIwa snev erf ul l ys a t i s fiedwi t ha nyofmys hot s .Is a wt hea wes ome l a nds c a pes hot st ha tot hermember swer epos t i ngont heGr oup’ sFa c ebook pa ge( pa r t i c ul a r l yMel i s s aYuenWool f )a nds t a r t edt of eelabi tdi s i l l us i oned. Byc ha nc e, af r i ends entmeal i nkt oaJ or da nMa t t erwor k s hop, whi c hwa s t a k i ngpl a c ei nLondon. Fort hos ewhodon’ tk nowhi m, J or da nMa t t eri saNew Yor kba s edphot ogr a pherwhos pec i a l i s esi nda nc ephot ogr a phy . Att hi s wor k s hopIwa sgi v ent heoppor t uni t yt ohea rt hei ns pi r a t i ona lJ or da ns pea ka nd t ophot ogr a phs omepr of es s i ona lda nc er s . Thi swa sl i t er a l l yal i ght bul bmoment f orme. Iha df oundmy‘ t hi ng’ !It hent ookev er yoppor t uni t yIc oul dt o phot ogr a phda nc er s ;f or t una t el yt her ea r eanumberoft hem wi t hi nmygr oupof f r i endsa ndIha v egott ok nowmor es i nc e. Il ov ephot ogr a phi ngda nc er ss omuc h, a st heyt r ul yi ns pi r eme. Il ov et he dedi c a t i ont heyha v et ot hei ra r t , t hebea ut i f ulwa yt hei rbodi esmov ea ndt he exqui s i t emus c ul a t ur eoft hos ebodi es .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Ta ny a ’ sexc el l entc our s ewa saga mec ha ngerf orme. Iwa suna bl et ous emy c a mer aoutofa ut omodeunt i lIt ookt hec our s e. Sheexpl a i nsev er y t hi ngr ea l l y c l ea r l y . Thel es s onsa r es hor ta ndt ot hepoi nta ndi nal ogi c a lor der , s oy ou bui l dupony ourk nowl edgea ndgr owi nc onfidenc ea sy oupr ogr es st hr ough t hem. Thec our s et a ughtmeev er y t hi ngIneededt ok nowa boutt het ec hni c a l i t i esof myc a mer aa ndhowt ot a k eaphot o. Thi sk nowl edgega v emet hec onfidenc et o mov ei nt oma nua lmodea ndt oha v ec ompl et ec ont r olov ermys hot s . Ionl yev ers hooti nma nua lmodenow, whi c hIwoul dnev erha v ebel i ev ed pos s i bl eac oupl eofy ea r sa go, I t ’ sat r ul ya wes omec our s e!


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Whi l s tmyfir s tl ov ei sda nc ephot ogr a phy , a boutay ea ra go, Iwa nt edt o c ha l l engemy s el ft ot r ys omet hi ngnewa nds odec i dedt oha v eagoa t f a s hi onphot ogr a phy . I twa swi t hami xt ur eoft r epi da t i ona ndexc i t ement t ha tIs i gnedupf oraphot ogr a phyev entwhi c hwa st ot a k epl a c ei na s t a t el yhomei nt heEngl i s hc ount r y s i dedur i ngt hes ummer . Andwha ta nev enti twa s !Ther ewer et wel v ephot ogr a pher s( mos tof t hem pr os )a ndf ourmodel s , a l lofwhom wer ebea ut i f ul l ydr es s eda nd s t y l ed. It ea medupwi t hac oupl eofpr ophot ogr a pher swho, l i k eme, pr ef ert ous ena t ur a lda y l i ght . Theywer es ohel pf ula ndenc our a gi nga nd t a ughtmel oa dsa boutt heus eofl i ghti nt ha tt y peofphot ogr a phy . Ia l s o gott oc ha tt ot hepr of es s i ona lmodel sa ndwa sgi v ent i psonhowt o di r ec tt hem t ogett hebes tf r om t hem whenonas hoot . Thewhol eda y wa sa ma z i ng. Iha dl ea r neds omuc ha ndenj oy edev er ymi nut eofi t . Pl us , Iwenthomewi t haf a nt a s t i cs etofi ma ges !


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Myphot ogr a phyi speopl eba s eda ndIpr ef ert os hoott hem out door soron l oc a t i on. Whi l s tt hes t a t el yhomeexper i enc ewa sa ma z i ng, Iha v ea l s o obt a i neds omegr ea ti ma gesf r om unpr omi s i ngl oc a t i onsbyus i ngabi tof i ma gi na t i ona ndexper i ment i ngwi t ht hea v a i l a bl el i ght . Ia l s oenj oys hoot i ngmodel sa ndda nc er si npa r k s , ga r densa ndpubl i cs pa c es , i nc l udi ng( onoc c a s i on)i nt hec ent r eofLondona ndont heLondon Under gr ound!


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Mya mbi t i oni st omov ei nt ofinea r tf a s hi ona ndda nc ephot ogr a phy , a sI findt hi st y peofphot ogr a phybot hexc i t i nga ndc r ea t i v e. Ienj oyt he edi t i ngpr oc es sa l mos ta smuc ha st a k i ngt heor i gi na lphot os–Il ov e howc ol our s , huesa nds ha dowsc a nc ompl et el yc ha nget hemoodofa n i ma ge. Is pendma nyaha ppyhoura thomea tmyc omput er‘ pl a y i ngwi t h myphot os ’ a smyy oungers onput si t( Iha v et woboy s , a ged11a nd13) . Iha v es i gnedupt odoawor k s hopwi t hLa r aJ a de, t hewonder f ulf a s hi on phot ogr a pher , t hi ss ummera ndIa mr ea l l yl ook i ngf or wa r dt ot ha t . I nt he mea nt i me, Iwi l lt r ya nda t t endas hoota tl ea s tonc eaweekf ormor e pr a c t i s ea ndexper i enc e. Iha v ea l s or ec ent l ybec omeamemberoft heSoc i et i esofPhot ogr a pher s . Ii nt endt ot a k ea dv a nt a geoft hei rment or i ngs y s t em a ndpl a nt owor k t owa r dsga i ni ngmyfir s tf or ma lqua l i fic a t i oni nphot ogr a phy .


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Pr a c t i s e, pr a c t i s e, pr a c t i s e–y ouc a na l wa y sdel et ei ma gest ha ta r enogood. I t ’ s t r uet ha ty oul ea r ns omuc hmor ef r om y ourmi s t a k es .Ques t i onwha ti swr ong wi t ht hei ma ge, a ndmor ei mpor t a nt l y , why . Al s o, expl or edi f f er entt y pesofphot ogr a phy–y ouwi l lk nowwheny oufind‘ t he one’ f ory ou. Ur ba nphot ogr a phywa sa nobv i ousc hoi c ef ormewhenIfir s t s t a r t ed, buti twa s n’ tunt i lIs t umbl eduponda nc e, a ndt henl a t erf a s hi on, t ha tI t r ul yf oundmymoj o. Ia m al a wy era sada yj ob, whi c hi sr ea l l ydr ya nds er i ous . Phot ogr a phyha s enha nc edmyl i f ei mmea s ur a bl ya ndl i ber a t edac r ea t i v es oult ha tIdi dn’ tev en k nowIha d. I t ’ sbot hat ec hni c a la ndc r ea t i v epur s ui ts ot her ei sa l wa y s s omet hi ngnewt ol ea r nort r y . Il ov et ha ty ouc a nnev ergett ot heend!Good l uc kev er y one! Tos eemor eofHel en’ swor kv i s i tht t p: / / www. hel enbi s s el l bl a nd. c om Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


Basr i Ahmedov ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. fli c k r . c om/ phot os / 80237819@N02/ ht t ps : / / 500px. c om/ ba s r i a hmedov Ba s r ii sama noff ewwor ds , a sEngl i s hi snothi sfir s tl a ngua ge. Howev eri ti snot bywor ds , butt hr oughi ma ger yt ha tBa s r it el l shi ss t or y . AsAns elAda msonc e quot ed" At r uephot ogr a phneednotbeexpl a i ned, norc a ni tbec ont a i nedi n wor ds . "It hi nki t ’ sf a i rt os a yt ha tBa s r i ’ sphot ogr a phss pea kf ort hems el v es . Ti me a ndt i mea ga i n, hepr oduc ess omeoft hemos tbea ut i f ull a nds c a pei ma gesI ’ v e ev erha dt hepl ea s ur eofv i ewi ng, a ndi sa l wa y sa ni nc r edi bl ei ns pi r a t i onf or ot her s .


Wha tdoy ouenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Ia bs ol ut el yl ov ena t ur ea ndenj oyt hebea ut i esoft hi swor l dwi t hmy c a mer ai nha nd. Ther e’ snot hi ngl i k ebei ngouta l lni ghtorr i s i ngv er y ea r l yt os ea lt hemoment . Ia l s oenj oys howi ngot her smyphot ogr a phy a nds eei ngt hei rr ea c t i onwhent heyv i ewbea ut i f ull a nds c a pesIa m f or t una t et oc a pt ur eher ei nFi nl a ndwher eIl i v e.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Ev er y t hi ngIl ea r neda boutphot ogr a phyi sf r om t hi sc our s e!Ia mf or ev ert ha nk f ul f ort hea dv i c ea ndt ea c hi ngst ha ty ougi v ei ny ourl es s ons . Iha v el ea r nedal ota nd f ort ha tIa m gr a t ef ul , t ha nk y ou.


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Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a pht ha ty ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? I fIha dt opi c kj us tone, i twoul dha v ebeent a k enont heev eni ngIwent t ophot ogr a pht hes uns etov erLa k eLohj a nj ä r v i . J us ta f t ers uns eta sI wa sr ea dyt ol ea v ef orhome, Inot i c edbea ut i f ulc ol or soft hes k y r eflec t i ngonanea r byboa t . I ’ v ea l wa y sl i k edphot oswi t hboa t si nt he f or egr ound, a ndt hi spi c t ur es oonbec omemyf a v or i t e.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Fornow, phot ogr a phyi smyhobbya ndIenj oys hoot i ngwhenI ' mf r ee. AsIt hi nka boutphot ogr a phyc ons t a nt l ya ndwoul dl i k et oha v eaj ob t ha tIr ea l l yl ov e, I ’ ma i mi ngt ooneda yha v ei ta smyf ul lt i mec a r eer . I woul dl i k et ot r a v elt hewor l da ndphot ogr a pht hebea ut yoft hel a nd whi l s tmeet i ngot herphot ogr a pher swor l dwi de. Tov i ewmor eofBa s r i ’ sphot ogr a phyv i s i t : ht t ps : / / www. fli c k r . c om/ phot os / 80237819@N02/ ht t ps : / / 500px. c om/ ba s r i a hmedov


CamiMzHcone ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ c a mi k r e a t i v e f o t o s / ht t ps : / / www. c a mi s k r e a t i v e f o t o s . c o m I t ’ sbeenapl ea s ur et owa t c hCa migr owi nt ot hepr of es s i ona lphot ogr a phers hei s t oda y . Suc habea ut i f uls oula ndi ts howst hr oughi nherwor k . Ti mea ndt i me a ga i n, s hena i l sones hota f t era not her . Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ea l wa y sbeenf ondofphot ogr a phyev er ys i nc eIwa sal i t t l egi r l . Thet hr i l lof bei nga bl et os eehowt hepi c t ur ewoul dt ur nout .I twa sa l wa y sf unt oc a t c h peopl eof fgua r d. . . t hens howt hem t hephot o. Thec a ndi dmoment sha v ea l wa y s beenmyf a v or i t epa r toft het a k i ngpi c t ur es .


Mya dv i c et oot her si s. . . NEVERGI VEUP, KEEPSHOOTI NG, EVENONRAI NYDAYS


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Iwoul dha v et os a yt ha tmyhus ba ndha sa l wa y si ns pi r edmet hemos t . He c ont i nuest opus hmeev enwhent her e' st i mest ha tIwa nt edt ogi v eup. Henev er l et smegi v euponmydr ea ms . Whenmyhus ba ndIwer et r a v el i ngt oPor t l a ndnext t oCol umbi aRi v er , ll ook edov era nds a wt hes uns et t i ng. Ik newIj us tha dt oha v e t ha tpi c t ur e. Igr a bbedmyc el l phonea nds t a r t i ngs na ppi ngs hot s . Af t erwea r r i v ed a tt hehot elf ort heni ght , Is howedhi ma l lt hephot osIha dt a k en. Hepur c ha s ed memyďŹ r s tc a mer at woda y sl a t era ndi ts t a r t edf r om t her e, t owher ei ti st oda y wi t hmes hoot i ngpr of es s i ona l l y .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha shel pedmes omuc h.Whenmyhus ba nds a whowwel lI wa sdoi nghej oi neda swel l .Thi sc our s ebr ea k si tdowni nt ot hes i mpl es t f or m. Ta ny aha sma dei ts oea s yt ounder s t a nda ndy oul ea r na ty ourown pa c e.Iwoul dhi ghl yr ec ommendi tot her s .I ti swor t hev er ydi me.Il ea r n s omet hi ngnewev er yda y .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ihopewi t hi nt henexty ea rort woIwi l lmov ei nt oas t udi oi ns t ea dofwor k i ng f r om home. Yourf a v or i t el oc a t i on? Idon' tha v eaf a v or i t el oc a t i ons eei ngt ha tIl i v ei nLa sVega s , t her e' ss oma ny gr ea tpl a c ess os hoot , i t ’ sha r dt oc hoos ej us tone. Tos eemor eofCa mi ’ swor k , v i s i tht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ c a mi k r ea t i v ef ot os /or herwebs i t eov era tht t ps : / / www. c a mi s k r ea t i v ef ot os . c om Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


AmandaAbbot t ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. i ns t a gr a m. c o m/ a ma nda a 1967/ Thes epa s tf ewmont hswe’ v el ov edwa t c hi ngAma nda ’ sphot ogr a phyi mpr ov e ea c ht i mes hegoesoutt oc a pt ur et hewor l da r oundher . Nodoubta bouti t , her s t r engt hl i esi nphot ogr a phi ngl owl i ghtl a nds c a pes . I ft hei ma gesi nt hi spr ofil e a r ea ny t hi ngt ogoby , Ama nda ’ swor ki nt henea rf ut ur ewi l lbea bs ol ut el y a s t oundi ng.


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ea l wa y sha daf a s c i na t i onwi t hphot ogr a phys i nc eIwa sl i t t l e.Iboughta c a mer awi t hmyfir s tpa ywhenIwa s15a ndl ea r ni ngama nua lc a mer aha sa l wa y s beenonmyt odol i s t . Al lmyl i f eI ’ v el ov edphot ogr a phybutnev erbeena bl et o “ under s t a nd”s l rc a mer a smuc ht omyf r us t r a t i on. Ot her ss eem t ogr a s pi tqui t e qui c k l ybuti t ’ sbeenha r df ormef ors omer ea s on. Ov ert hey ea r sI ’ v epi c k edup t hec a mer aa ndgi v eni tas hota ndputi ta wa youtoff r us t r a t i onanumberof t i mes . Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Ev er y one!Il ov el ook i nga tot herphot ogr a pher ’ sphot os . Il ov et ha tIc a ngoout wi t h3or4peopl ea ndwea l ls hoott hes a mel oc a t i onbutea c hofusc r ea t esv er y di f f er entl ook i ngi ma ges . Ia mi ns pi r edbyma nymember soft hi sgr oupa ndmy ey esa r eopenedt onewi dea sa ndc ompos i t i ona l lt het i me.Ir ememberi nt he ea r l yda y sofs t a r t i ngt hi sc our s e, s eei ngot herphot ogr a pher ’ spos t sa ndt hi nk i ng t heya r ea l r ea dys ogood, Ic a nnev era c hi ev ewha tt heya r e. Buts l owl ya nds ur el y wi t hl ot soft r i a la nder r orI ’ mi mpr ov i nga nda c t ua l l ya ms t a r t i ngt obel i ev eIc a n dot hi s !


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thec our s eha sbeenar ev el a t i onf orme.Iha v et r i edma nyc our s esa nda t t ended s hor tc our s esi nper s onbutnot hi ngha sev err ea l l ys t uc kwi t hme.I ’ v es penty ea r s f r us t r a t edbymydes i r et ot a k ephot os , butmyt ot a li na bi l i t yt oc ompr ehend ma nua lmodesonmyc a mer a .Ia ma l s odoi ngt heedi t i ngc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ phot oedi t l i k ea pr o. ht mla ndwhi l eIdon’ t s pendal otoft i meedi t i ng, t her ea r ek eyl es s onst ha tIus eonnea r l ya l lmyphot os t ha ta r equi c ka ndea s yt ol ea r n. Theyel ev a t ephot ost oanewl ev el . It hi nkt ha t c our s eha sbeena si ns t r ument a la st heDSLRc our s ei nmygr owt hi nphot ogr a phy s k i l l s . Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Pr oba bl yourfir s tBr i s ba ne/ Queens l a ndmeetup. Iwa supt ol es s on3It hi nk .Ia m a na bs ol ut ei nt r ov er ts oev ens howi ngupwa sha r df orme, butIwa sdet er mi ned.I wa soutofmyc omf or tz onea ndt hemos ti nexper i enc edt her ebutev er y onewa s f r i endl ya ndhel pf ul–Ronev enha dt os howmehowt ous emyt r i pod. Iwent homewi t hs oma nynewt i psa ndwor dsofenc our a gementt ok eepgoi ng. It hi nk i t ’ st ha tc ont a c twi t hgr oupmember sa ndot herpeopl eI ’ v emetwhi l eouta nd a boutwho’ v ehel pedmei mpr ov enotonl ywi t hmyphot ogr a phy , buta l s owi t hmy c onfidenc e. Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Ci t i esbyni ght–a r oundKa nga r ooPoi nti nBr i s ba nebutIl ov edmyr ec entt r i pt o Sy dneywi t hmyhus ba nd–whomuc ht omyj oyha st a k enupphot ogr a phyt oo. I upgr a dedmyc a mer ai nFebr ua r ya ndhefigur eds i nc ehewa soutc a r r y i ngmy c a mer aba ghema ya swel lj oi nmei nt a k i ngphot os , s ohenowus esmyol d D5300.Iha v eapr ef er enc ef orl ongexpos ur ephot oss ofindmy s el fouta tni ghta l ot . Ienj oyc i t y s c a pespa r t i c ul a r l ybuta l s ol i k eexper i ment i ngwi t hl i ghtt r a i l sa nd hopet oi mpr ov emyMi l k yWa yphot os . La t el yt houghI ’ mr ea l l yenj oy i ngs unr i s es a sev er ynewda ybr i ngsnewl i ght , c ol our sa ndi dea s .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ebeengi v en2mont hs‘ wa l ls pa c e’ i nac a f éi nt hec i t ybyaf r i endt o di s pl a ya ndpot ent i a l l ys el lmyphot osov erChr i s t ma ss ot ha t ’ safir s tf orme. I ’ v ebeendoi ngt hec our s ef ora boutay ea rnowa nda ms t i l ll ea r ni ngbutmy c onfidenc ei sgr owi nga ndma y beoneda yIwi l lv ent ur ei nt os el l i ngmywor k . Ia m nots ur ewher eI ’ m goi ngbutf eell i k eIha v efina l l yf ound“ me”i fy ou k nowwha tImea n.


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Don’ tbea f r a i d. If el ts el fc ons c i oust a k i ngmyt r i podouti npubl i ci nt heea r l yda y s –don’ twor r ynobodyi sl ook i ng.Don’ tbea f r a i dt os a yhit oot herphot ogr a pher s wheny oua r eout–y oumi ghts t r i k eupf r i ends hi ps( Iha v e)a ndphot obuddi esa r e agr ea twa yt os ha r et i psa ndi mpr ov ewha ty oudo.I ft her ei sal oc a lga t her i ngof c our s emember sdon’ tbea f r a i dt ogomeett hem. RonCout t sha sor ga ni s edaf ew i nBr i s ba nea ndea c ht i meIha v ea t t endedameet upIha v egonehomewi t hnew k nowl edgea ndma denewf r i ends .I ’ v ef oundmos tphot ogr a phypeopl ea r er ea l l y ni c e. Thek eyi sget t i ngy our s el foutt her ea ndt a k i ngphot os .Youma ynota l wa y s c omehomes a t i s fiedwi t hwha ty ous hotbuty ouwi l lha v el ea r nts omet hi ngnew ea c ht i me. Don’ tbea f r a i dt opos ti nt hegr oup, t ha ti sr ea l l yhel pf ul . Tos eemor eofAma nda ’ swor k , v i s i therI ns t a gr a ma c c ountov era t ht t ps : / / www. i ns t a gr a m. c om/ a ma nda a 1967/ Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml Lea r nmor ea boutouredi t i ngc our s eov era t ht t p: / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ phot oedi t l i k ea pr o. ht ml


St ephani e Per l i ck ( s t ude ntpr o f i l e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ St e pha ni e Pe r l i c k Pho t o gr a phy 1575644196037684/ Ev ent houghSt epha ni ema ya r gueot her wi s e, i twa sc l ea rt omef r om t heout s et t ha ts heha ddev el opedherFa t her ’ sey ef orphot ogr a phy . Ov ert hi spa s ty ea rs he ha sa l s ogr ownt oha v eagr ea tunder s t a ndi ngofna t ur a ll i ght i ng, us i ngi t c ons i s t a nt l yt ohera dv a nt a ge. Ia l wa y ss a yy ouc a nt el laphot ogr a pher ’ s per s ona l i t yt hr ought hei ri ma ges . Youc a nc l ea r l ys eet hec a r eSt epha ni eput si nt o ea c hi ma ge, t a k i ngt i met ot r ul ynot eea c hc l i ent sbes tt r a i t , t henbr i ngi ngt ha t f or t hi nt ot hei ma ges hec a pt ur es . Suc haper s onwi l lnodoubtbec omeagr ea t por t r a i tphot ogr a phert owa t c hf ori nt hef ut ur e.


Howdi dy ouf i r s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ebeeni nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phyf ora sl onga sIc a nr emember . Myda di sahobby i s ta ndIc a nr ememberc omi nga l ongwi t hhi m when hewoul dgoonphot ogr a phyj our ney s . Ius edt ol ov el ook i nga tt he a l bumsofhi si ma ges . Ataf a i r l yy ounga geIwa sgi v enmyf i r s tc a mer a , buti twa smor ef ordoc ument i ngmemor i es , Idi dn’ tha v et hec r ea t i v e ey eofmyda d. AsIgr ewup, Ic ont i nuedt ol ov et a k i ngpi c t ur esof ev ent s , v a c a t i onsa ndpeopl ea ndt henIl ov edt oc ompi l et hem i na s c r a pbook , ma k i ngay ea r bookofev er yy ea r . Myf a mi l yboughtmemy f i r s tDSLRf ormybi r t hda ya boutay ea ra ndha l fa goa ndev er y t hi ng c ha ngedf orme. Myey eswer eopenedupt ot hewor l dofphot ogr a phy a ndhowf a s c i na t i ngi twa s . Ibec a mei mmedi a t el yi mmer s edi n l ea r ni nghowt ous et hec a mer aa ndIwa sobs es s ed. Phot ogr a phyf or mebec a mea na r t , notj us tawa yofdoc ument i ngmemor i es .


Wha tdoenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Wha tIenj oymos ta boutphot ogr a phyi st a k i ngpor t r a i t sofpeopl et oc r ea t eawor k ofa r t , s omet hi ngmor ei nt er es t i ngt ha nas t a nda r dpor t r a i t . I ti sv er yr ewa r di ngt o br i ngoutt hei nnerbea ut yofaper s ona ndc a pt ur et hei rper s ona l i t yt hr ougha phot ogr a ph. Mygoa lwi t hev er yphot os es s i onIha v e, i st oes t a bl i s hac onnec t i on wi t hmys ubj ec tt hr oughmyl enst ha ta l l owsmet oc r ea t ea na r t i s t i ci ma ge, a l ong wi t hus i ngna t ur a ll i ghta ndi nt er es t i ngc ompos i t i on. I tbr i ngsmes uc hj oywhenI c a nl ooka taphot ogr a phI ’ v et a k ena nds eet ha tI ’ v ea c c ompl i s hedt ha t . Si nc e bec omi ngaphot ogr a pher , Inot i c eIl ooka tpeopl ei nawhol enewwa yt ha nIdi d bef or e. If i ndbea ut yi nev er yper s onIs ee, whet heri tbes omet hi nga boutt hei r ha i r , t hei rs mi l eort hei rexpr es s i onwhent heydon’ ts mi l e, ort hewa yt hei r per s ona l i t yc omest hr oughi nt hei rey es . Ibel i ev et ha tev er yper s onha sa domi na ntc ha r a c t er i s t i ct ha tc a nbeexpr es s edbea ut i f ul l yi naphot ogr a ph. Wha t ’ sy ourf a v our i t ephot ogr a phy ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Myf a v or i t ephot ogr a phI ’ v et a k eni st hei ma geIt ookofmyda ught erwher es he ha sherey esc l os eda ndherhea dr es t i ngonherha nds . Ther ea r eamul t i t udeof r ea s onswhyt hi sonei smyf a v or i t e. Fi r s ta ndf or emos t , t hi sc a pt ur esmyda ught er ’ s per s ona l i t yper f ec t l ya ndbea ut i f ul l y . Shei st hes weet es tper s onwi t ht hek i ndes t hea r ta ndIbel i ev et hi si ma gepor t r a y shera sas of t , s weets oul . Thi si ma gea l s o t a ughtmet ha ts omet i mest hebes ti ma gesa r enott heonesy oupl a nned. Thi swa s t a k enwhenIwa sus i nghera samodelt opr a c t i c epor t r a i t sus i ngi ndoorna t ur a l l i ghtf r om awi ndow. Shewa st i r edof‘ pos i ng’ a nda s k edt oc l os eherey est or es t , a l lt hewhi l eIc ont i nuedt os na pa ndc a pt ur edt hi st i mel es si ma ge. Iwa ss ot hr i l l ed wi t ht hi si ma gebec a us eoft hes er ea s onsa nda l s oi nl ov ewi t ht hel i ght i nga nd c ompos i t i ont ha tIdec i dedt oent eri ti nt hec ount yf a i r . Ha v i ngnev erent er eda phot oc ont es tbef or e, Iwa ss ur pr i s edt ha tIa c t ua l l ywonaf i r s tpl a c er i bboni nt he por t r a i tc a t egor y !Thi si ma ger ea l l yhel pedboos tmyc onf i denc ea ndf uel edmy c r ea t i v eener gyt ok eepwor k i nga ndbec omeabet t erpor t r a i tphot ogr a pher .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha st a ughtmeev er y t hi ngIk nowa boutphot ogr a phy !Af t er owni ngmyDSLRf oronl yaf ewda y s , Ic a mea c r os st hi sc our s ewhi l e s ea r c hi ngonl i nef orphot ogr a phyc l a s s es . I twa st hebes tdec i s i onIev er ma dei nmyphot ogr a phyj our ney . AsIma demywa yt hr ought he l es s ons , Iwa ss hoot i ngi nma nua lwi t hi namont hofowni ngmyc a mer a . Iha v et a k enot herc l a s s esi nper s oni nt hepa s ty ea r , butnot hi ngha s c ompa r edt ot hek nowl edgeIha v ega i nedf r om t hi sc our s e. I na ddi t i on t oa l lt hehel pf ulma t er i a lf r om t hel es s onsa ndc hea ts heet s , t he s uppor toft heFa c ebookgr oupha sbeenpr i c el es s . Iha v el ea r neds o muc hf r om f el l owmember soft hi sgr oupa boutbot hs hoot i nga nd edi t i ngt hr ought hec r i t i quesIr ec ei v eont hei ma gesIpos ta nda l s o wi t ht hei ma gest heys ha r e.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Cur r ent l yIha v ebeenwor k i ngones t a bl i s hi ngmy s el fa sapor t r a i t phot ogr a pheri nmya r ea . Ij us tf i ni s hedav er ybus ys ea s onoff a mi l y s es s i onsa ndl ookf or wa r dt owha tt hi snexty ea rbr i ngs . Whi l eIdo enj oyphot ogr a phi ngf a mi l i es , myr ea lpa s s i oni sphot ogr a phi ng i ndi v i dua ls ubj ec t s , whet heri tbec hi l dr enorgr a dua t i ngs eni or s . Ipl a n ons pendi nga l lmyt i mel ea r ni nga smuc ha sIc a na boutpor t r a i t ur es o t ha tIc ont i nuet oi mpr ov ea ndc r ea t epor t r a i t st ha ta r euni quepi ec esof a r t . Mydr ea mi st of i ndmys t y l et ha ts et smea pa r tf r om ot her phot ogr a pher st oena bl emet or unas uc c es s f ulpor t r a i tbus i nes s , but wi l la l s ok eepmeenj oy i ngwha tIdo, s ot ha tmypa s s i onf ort hi snev er t ur nsi nt oa‘ j ob’ . Tov i ewmor eofSt epha ni e’ si ma gesv i s i t : ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ St epha ni ePer l i c k Phot ogr a phy 1575644196 037684/ Noty etenr ol l edi nourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s e?Rea dmor ea bouti t ov era tht t p: / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . s ht ml


Ki m Moi rSher man ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ Ki mShe r ma nPho t o gr a phy / I twa sobv i oust ousa tt heout s ett ha tKi m ha dawonder f uley ef orphot ogr a phy . Thi ss k i l lwa sbui l tupov ert i me. Al t houghKi m ha dbeens hoot i ngi nMa nua l Modef ors omey ea r s , s hedi dn’ tf ul l yunder s t a ndwhys omei ma gest ur nedouta s s he’ dwi s hed, whi l eot her sdi dn’ t . Ki ms a y st hi sc our s ehel pedherma k es ens eof wha twa sonc ec ha osa ndc onf us i on. Wi t ht hi sk nowl edgeunderherbel t , Ki mi s nowf r eet ophot ogr a pha nys ubj ec ti nwha t ev erwa ys hec hoos es . Thi si st het r ue powerofk nowi ngy ourc a mer a .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Thi si sa c t ua l l yat oughques t i on.It hi nkIs or toff el li nt oi t .Li f eha dt a k en s omedi f fic ul tt ur nsf ormea ndIf oundmy s el fwi t hac a mer aoney ea rf or Chr i s t ma s , a nupgr a def r om aCa nonpoi nta nds hoott oaPent a xbr i dge c a mer a .Tha twa sa bout10y ea r sa go.I tl edmet oma nyv ent ur es , wa l k i ng a r oundpl a y i ngwi t ht hema c r os et t i nga ndgr a bbi ngaf ewdec ent l a nds c a pes hot s , orwha tIt houghtwa sdec enta tt het i me.Nextt hi ngI k new, Iwa sfindi ngi thel pf ult ogetouta nds hoott or el i ev et hes t r es st ha t c a mes omeda y s .Nott obor ey ouwi t ht hedet a i l s , butIl os tt ha tnea tl i t t l e c a mer adownahuges etofwa t erf a l l sa ndt woda y sl a t erIha dmyfir s t DSLR. Tha twoul dha v ebeena r ound7y ea r sa gonow.Iha v enotl ook ed ba c ks i nc e.I nr ea l i t y , It hi nkphot ogr a phyf oundme


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Bef or et hec our s eIwoul ds hooti ma gest henr et ur nhomea nda s kmy s el f , whydi d s omet ur nouta sIha dwi s heda ndot her snotev enc omec l os et oi t ?Iha dno under s t a ndi ngofhowt hef / s t opa f f ec t edmydept hoffiel d, l eta l onewha ti twa s ev enc a l l ed.For getgr a i na ndI SO.Ohy es , Is hoti nma nua lmodea l lt het i me, but onl ypr a y eda ndhopedt hec ombi na t i onofnumber swoul dt ur nouts omet hi ng wor t hwhi l e. Peopl ewer ec ont i nua l l yt el l i ngmeIha dana t ur a ley ef orphot ogr a phya ndIwa s f r us t r a t eda tnota l wa y sbei nga bl et oc a pt ur eexa c t l ywha tIwa nt ed!So, Is i gned upf ort hi sc our s e, r a t herr a ndoml yImus ts a y . If oundt heonl i nema ga z i nefir s t a ndl ea r nedmuc hf r om r ea di ngaf ewoft hea r t i c l esi ni ta ndt hewebs i t e. It hen k newt hi sc our s ewa sf orme.Af t ers i gni ngupa nds t a r t i ngt hec our s e, i twa sl i k e a l lt hel i ghtbul bsi nt heda r k es tba s ementc a meona ndmymi ndwa sfloodedwi t h l i ght ! Thec onc ept s , t hel ogi c , t her ea s onwhyt heywor k( a ndf ormewhyt heya l s odi dn' t wor k )bec a mec l ea r .Suddenl yt hewhol ewor l dwa sopent ophot ogr a phi c oppor t uni t i es !Thec our s ewa ss owel ls etupa ndexpl a i nedi ns uc hr ea l i s t i c a l l y s i mpl et er ms .Howdi dt hi sc our s ehel pmey oua s k , i thel pedmema k es ens eof wha twa sonc et ot a lc ha osa ndc onf us i on.


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? I fIa ma l l owedt ogetper s ona l , Iwoul dha v et os a yi twa st heda yI phot ogr a phedmyfir s ta ndonl y‘ f r a mewor t hy ’ i ma geofa nea gl e. Al t houghweha v ema nya r oundus , i ti snotc ommont oj us ts eet hem s i t t i ng a r oundhunt i ng.Us ua l l yt heya r es oa r i ngov er hea df ol l owi ngt her i v er sa nd s t r ea mst ha ts ur r oundwher eIl i v e.Thi spa r t i c ul a rt i me, oneha da c t ua l l y beenper c hedont hes a mebr a nc hev er y da ya l ongt her i v ert ha tr a nbes i de t her oa dIt ookt owor k .Iha ds t oppedt hr ees epa r a t et i mest ot r yt oc a pt ur e t hi sbea ut ybutea c ht i me, j us ta sIwoul dl i f tmyl ensupt ot a k eas hot , he woul dflya wa y .Iha dnott a k ent hec our s ey eta nds et t i ngswer ea l wa y s gues swor ks oget t i nghi mi nfli ghtwa snotha ppeni ngei t her .Theni ght bef or e, Igott heper f ec toppor t uni t y , butmyba nka c c ountha dbeen c ompr omi s ed.Thenextmor ni ngt heba nks or t edi ta l loutbutIs t i l lf el t v i ol a t ed.Iof t ens pok ewi t hGodwhi l edr i v i ngt owor k .Myqui ett i mewi t h Hi m.Thi smor ni ngIgent l ys a i d, “ Youk nowwha twoul dma k emyda ybet t er , ehGod?I fonl yt ha tea gl ewoul dbes i t t i ngonhi sbr a nc ht oda ya ndIwoul d getmys hotofhi m. ”Ionl ygott heones hotbef or eheflewa wa y , buthi sey e l ook edr i ghti nt ot hec a mer aa si ft os a y , “ Youonl ys a i dones hot . ”I tha s hungonmywa l lev ers i nc e!


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Ev er y t hi nga r oundmei sa ni ns pi r a t i on.Godha sc r ea t eds omuc hbea ut yt ha tf r om t hemi nut eIwa k eupt i l lmyhea dhi t st hepi l l ow, Ifindmy s el fl ook i nga tt hi ngsa nd wonder i ng, “ Wha tc a nIc a pt ur eher et ha twoul ds ha r et hes t or yofwha tIa ms eei ng wi t hot herpeopl e? ”It hi nkt ha ta l onei sahugei ns pi r a t i ont ome, t os ha r et he wonderofa l lt ha tIs eea ndhowIs eei twi t hot herpeopl e. WhenIs i gnedupi ni t i a l l yf ort hi sc our s e, Iha dt wopeopl ef r om ourpr i v a t e Fa c ebookgr oupwhoi mmedi a t el yc a ughtmya t t ent i onwi t ht hei rs hot s . It houghtt o my s el f , Iwa ntt ot a k ephot osoneda yt ha tha v et ha tdept ha ndqua l i t yt ot hem. Mel i s s aYuenWool f ' sl a nds c a pesa ndGa y l i nLy on’ swi l dl i f es hot sha dmewa nt i ngt o l ea r nf ur t herwha tIc oul dbec omec a pa bl eofi fIt ookt het ool sa nda ppl i edt hem t o t hebea ut ya ndwonder sofc r ea t i ont ha tIha v ei nmynec koft hewoods .


YourYourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Di dIment i onbef or et ha tIl i v ei nont heout s k i r t sofac i t yt ha ti sr ef er r ed t oa st heCi t yOfLa k es ?Wi t hwel lov er300l a k est ov i s i t , a l lwi t hi n2 mi nut est o60mi nut edr i v e, i tma ybeea s i ert ot el ly ouwher emyl ea s t f a v our i t es pott os hooti s ! !Putmebywa t era ndIa mi nhea v en.Not onl yf ort hewa t erbutf ort hewi l dl i f et ha ts ur r oundst hewa t er .Idoha v e s pot st hought ha tIl ov et of r equentdependi ngonmymood.Ther ei sa bi r ds a nc t ua r ynea rbyt ha tof f er sahugev a r i et yofoppor t uni t yf orma ny v a r i a t i onsofbi r ds .Iha v es eenbea r , f ox, bea v er , mus k r a t sa ndma ny s qui r r el sa ndc hi pmunk st her e.Ia ma l s oa bl et os t a yr i ghti nmyown y a r d, s ma l la si tma ybe, a ndc a pt ur ema nybi r dsa nds ma l la ni ma l s .Next , Ia m bl es s edt oha v et hr ees et sofwa t erf a l l sa l lwi t hi nafiv emi nut e dr i v eofmyhome.Fi na l l y , Iha v eaf a mi l yhome( wer ef ert oa sac a mp) onas ma l lpr i v a t ei s l a ndonal a k e30mi nut esf r om myl i t t l et own. Ka y a k i ngt hes hor el i nesoft hi sbea ut i f ull a k eof t enl ea v emegonef or hour sl ook i ngf ormynext‘ c a pt ur e’ .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofphot ogr a phy ? Cur r ent l yIa m wor k i nga saRea lEs t a t ePhot ogr a phera nddonots ee my s el fv ent ur i ngt of a ra wa yf r om t ha ta sama i ni nc omef orme.Buti n mys pa r et i meIj us tl ov et ogetouta nds eewha tt r ea s ur esIc a nfind.I putt oget hermyfir s ts etofc a l enda r st hi sy ea ra ndwa sov er whel medby t hepos i t i v er es pons eIgoti nr ega r dst oor der s .Iha v ea l s os ol ds ome pr i nt sa l ongt hewa yt oo.Ima ypur s uet hi sa v enueal i t t l emor ea smy c onfidenc ebui l ds , butf ornowIa ms i mpl yha v i ngf una ndenj oy i ngt he oppor t uni t yt os ha r es omuc hoft hebea ut yt ha ti sa r oundmewi t h ot her s .Thi sc our s et ha tTa ny aputt oget herha shel pedi mmens el yi n bot hc a s es , t hej obof f er , a sInowk nowwha tIa m doi ngwi t hac a mer a , a swel la st hea bi l i t yt oc onfident l yputi ma gest opa per , a l l owi ngot her s t os ha r et hem i nt hei rhomes , whet heri tbei naf or m ofac a l enda ror bea ut i f ul l yf r a medf ora l lt os ee.


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Gr owi ngupIha dt heoppor t uni t yt obot hpl a ya ndc oa c hav a r i et yofs por t s .The onet hi ngapl a y era ndc oa c hbot hk now, i st hemor ey oupr a c t i c ewi t ht hes k i l l s a ndt ool sy ouha v ebeengi v en, t hebet t ery oubec ome.Tha thol dst r uewi t h a ny t hi ngIbel i ev e.Themor ey ougetouta ndus ey ourc a mer a , wi t ht hel es s ons y ouha v el ea r neda sagui de, t hebet t ery ouwi l lbec ome.Sowha ti fy ourfir s t100 s hot sa r eami s s .Thefir s tonet ha ti s n' t , wel lt ha twi l lgety ouba c koutt her et o ma k es ur ey ougeta not her , t hena not her . Tos eemor eofKi m’ swor k , v i s i t ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Ki mSher ma nPhot ogr a phy / Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml Us ec odenewy ea r 20onc hec k outt or ec ei v e20% OFFf ort her es tofJ a nua r y !


DaphneSt evens ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ Da phne St e v e ns Pho t o gr a phy / I t ’ sawonder f ult hi ngt oc omea c r os saphot ogr a pherwhoi sy ett odi s c ov erhow goodt heya r e. I t ’ sdur i ngt hi st i memos tphot ogr a pher swi l lpus ht hems el v es ha r dert ha nt heyev erha v e, a ndl ea r nmor et ha nt hey ’ l lev erk now, notonl ya bout t hei rc r a f tbuta l s ot hems el v es . Da phnei ss t i l lont hi sj our neyofs el fdi s c ov er y t hr oughherc a mer a . Heri ma gesa r ea ny t hi ngbutor di na r y . Thewa yDa phne ma k esus eofna t ur a ll i ghti sa bs ol ut el ys t unni ng, a ndt hewa yhergi r l sl ook s t r a i ghtpa s tt hec a mer aa nda tt hei rmot herwoul dnodoubtma k et heha r des tof hea r t smel t . I t ’ sbeena na bs ol ut epl ea s ur ewa t c hi ngDa phnegr owi nt ot he phot ogr a phers hei st oda y .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Phot ogr a phybec a mea ni nt er es ta ndapa s s i onv er yea r l yi nl i f e. If oundmy s el f wa nt i ngt odoc umentmi l es t onesa ndmoment sa sea r l ya sa get wel v e. Mymom boughtmear ec t a ngul a r , flour es c entor a ngec a mer at ha tr equi r edt hephone s ha pedfil mc a r t r i dges . It hi nki twa saKoda kc a mer a ?Any wa y s , myf a v or i t ephot o t oda t e, wa sapi c t ur eofmyf oury ea rol dbr ot her ’ sa t t empta tma k i nghi sbedf or t hefir s tt i me. Bei ngs oy oung, Iof t engotdi s t r a c t edt ogoouta ndpl a ywi t hmy f r i ends , homewor ka nda l lt ha t . ButIa l wa y swentba c kt ophot ogr a phy . Thes pa r kr ei gni t edi nmewhenmyc ous i nha dherfir s ts onwhenIwa sa r ound t went yfiv e. If oundmy s el fc ha s i nghi ma r oundt hehous ea nda t t empt i ngt o doc umentev er y t hi nghedi d. Fi v esy ea r sl a t erIha dmyfir s tda ught era ndt he s pa r kc a meba c kwi t hav engea nc e. Ik newIneededt oc a pt ur eev enmor ewi t h her .Att het i me, Ionl yha daphonec a mer a , a nds i l l yl i t t l eedi t i nga pps . If ound my s el ft a k i ngpi c t ur esofherfinger sa ndt oes , a ndev er y t hi ngi nbet ween.Af ew y ea r sl a t er , myhubbywa sa bl et obuymemyfir s tDSLR, aCa nont 5i . Andt her es t i shi s t or y !


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? I ns pi r a t i onf ormei sev er y t hi ng. I ti sev er y wher e. Look i ngf oraj our neyofs or t s . " Wher ewi l lt hos es t a i r st a k eme? "" Wha t ’ sa tt het oporbot t om"I si tadoor wa y r ea dyt ot a k ey out oanewdi mens i on?Looka tt henega t i v es pa c ei nt ha ti ma ge! Shoul dIc r opi tout ?OrdoIwa ntt oi ma gi newha t ’ si nt ha ts pa c e?Myhea d a ut oma t i c a l l yt a k esmet oapl a c ei nSher l oc kHol mes , wher ei t ' sda r ka ndf oggy , a ndy oudon' tk nowwha t sa r oundt henextc or ner . Wha tdoIf eel ?HowdoIf eel ? Wher ei st hej our ney ?It r ya ndi mpl ementa l loft hes et hought si nmyi ma ges , a nd por t r a i t s .Iha v ea na c t i v ei ma gi na t i on, a ndIof t enl i k et oes c a pet ot hes eot her di mens i onsa nds eewha tIc a nma k eoft hem. WhenIa m outf orawa l kwi t hmyc a mer a , Il ooka tev er y t hi ng, c ol or s , s ha pes , l i ght . WhenIc omea c r os ss omet hi ngt ha tma k esmega s pordoadoubl et a k e, I k eeps t a r i nga ti tt hi nk i ng, t henIwi l lt a k et ha ta sa ni ns pi r a t i ona ndpr es st he s hut t erbut t on. I t ’ sha r ds omeda y st ofindt ha ti ns pi r a t i ona nds omet i mesha v ea c a r dofi ma gest ha tdon' tma k emef eela ny t hi ng. ButIf or c emy s el ft ol ook , t ofind t hebea ut ya ndmy s t er yi nt hi ngs .


WhenIt hi nkofwhoi ns pi r esmet hemos t , t hefir s tpeopl eIt hi nkofa r emy da ught er s . Theya r ees s ent i a l l yt her ea s onIwa ntt obet t ermy s el fev er y da y . Theyc ha l l engememor et ha na ny oneel s e( Notc ount i ngmyhus ba nda nd br ot her )Oneda yIwa ntmy s el ft obeTHEI Ri ns pi r a t i on, THEI Rr ea s ont ok eep fight i ngf orwha t ev ert heya r efight i ngf ori nt ha tmomenti nt hei rl i f e. Myhus ba ndi sahugepa r tofmyi ns pi r a t i on. Is t r uggl ewi t hdepr es s i on, a nd s omeda y st heba t t l ei nmyhea da r eha r dert ha not her s . Hei smya nc hora nd k eepsmef oc us ed. Her ec ent l yi s s uedac ha l l enget ome, a shenot i c edIwa si n as l ump. Hes a i dt ha ti fIc hoos et oa c c eptt hi smi s s i on, Iha v et ot a k eaphot o ev er yda yofs omet hi ngr a ndom, a sl ongi ti s n' tofourda ught er s . I ' m not or i ous f ora l wa y sa ndonl yt a k i ngphot osoft hegi r l s , henc enev erget t i ngoutofmy c omf or tz one. Imus tha v et ha tphot ot a k en, edi t ed, a nds entt ohi m ei t herby t extorema i lby1pm da i l y . Onc ehes eesi t , he' dputa wa y$5f orev er yi ma get o us eona ny t hi ngt ha tper t a i nst ophot ogr a phy . He' dgi v eme$10dol l a r si ft her e wer epeopl ei nt hei ma ge( NOTofourgi r l s )t ha tIha v es pok ent of a c et of a c e a ndgot t enper mi s s i ont ot a k et hei rphot o. Si nc et hen, Iha v egot t enmy s el fout ofmys l ump, outofmyc omf or tz one, a ndI ' m nowl ook i nga tt hi ngsdi f f er ent l y , a ndwi t hmor epur pos e. Ic a nf eelt ha tI ' v ei mpr ov ed, a ndIa ms o, s ot ha nk f ul f orhi ma ndhi sf a i t hi nme.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Ta ny a ' sc our s eha sbeeni ns t r ument a li nmyl ea r ni ngt ous emyc a mer a . Ij oi ned t hi sc our s epr oba bl yc l os et ofiv ey ea r sa gonow, a ndi t ’ st hemos ts ol i da nds a f e gr oupsIha v eev erbeeni n. Thes uppor tf r om i t ' smember sa r es oi nc r edi bl y hel pf ul , nott oment i ont hef r i ends hi psa ndr el a t i ons hi pst ha tev ol v ea r enot hi ng s hor tofi ns pi r i ngt ome. Ia ma l wa y si na weofTa ny a ' sunwa v er i ngs uppor t , a ndpa t i enc e. Iha v ec omes o f a ri nmyphot ogr a phy , nott oment i onha v eev enl ea r neds omet hi ngsa bout my s el fi nt hi sj our ney , a ndIwi l la l wa y sl ookf or wa r dt owha t sc omi ngnext .


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Iha v eha ds oma nymemor a bl ea ndl i ghtbul bmoment sov ert hey ea r s . Al wa y s ev ent ua l l yget t i ngs omet hi ngt ha tIa i medt odo, orha v ea c hi ev eds omet hi ng bet t ert ha nt hel a s tt i me. Myv er yďŹ r s tmomentIr ememberv er yf ondl y , a ndwi t h abi gs mi l eonf a c e. Myol des tda ught erwa ss t i l li nJ uni orKi nder ga r t en. Iha d wa l k edt ot hes c hoolonagor geousf a l lda y . Al lt hel ea v esont hes t r eetwer e br i ghty el l ow, r eda ndbr own. Ther ewa sac hur c hr i ghta c r os st hes t r eetofher s c hoolt ha tha dabl a nk etofl ea v ess t r ewna l lov ert hel a wn. It ookt he oppor t uni t yt opl a ywi t ht hegi r l si nt hos el ea v es , a ndIc a pt ur edoneofmy f a v or i t ei ma gesofmyol des tda ught erj us tl ook i nga tmewi t hl ov ei nherl i t t l e ey es , c ov er edi nl ea v es , wi t hherha ndt ouc hi ngherba bys i s t er si nt hebot t om l ef tc or ner . Notl onga f t er , myf r i enda ndherda ught erj oi nedusf orapl a y , a ndI wa sa bl et oc a pt ur ea l lt hr eeoft hegi r l sl a y i ngi nt hel ea v est oget her . I tr ea l l y wa saper f ec tda y , a ndt heper f ec tmoment , a ndamemor yt ha tIwi l lt r ea s ur e f or ev er .


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? I ' m nots os ur eIha v eaf a v or i t epl a c epers a y . I ' mv er ydr a wnt ot a k i ngmy por t r a i t si nl a r geďŹ el ds , l i k eawi l dl i f ec ons er v a t or y , wher et her ea r epl ent y oft r eesf ort hes unt os hi net hr ough, woodenr a i l sa l ongpa t hst owa l ka nd s i ton, a ndal a k et owa l kby . Ma y bei fI ' ml uc k yt her ewi l lbeabr i dget o wa l kov er . I t ' st hos ek i ndofpl a c esI ' mv er ydr a wnt o, a ndpr ef ert os hooti n.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ev ent houghIha v eha dal ov ef orphot ogr a phys i nc eIwa sv er yy oung, If ea r t ha ti tma ybet ool a t et obur s ti nt ot hepr of es s i ona lphot ogr a phybus i nes s . I t ’ s s t i l ladr ea m ofmi ne, a ndi t ' ss omet hi ngt ha ti sl i t er a l l yonmymi ndev er y s i ngl eda y . Tha ti ni t s el ft el l smet ha ti t ' swor t hgi v i ngi tas hot . Ont heot her ha ndI ' ma bs ol ut el yt er r i fiedt ot hr owmy s el fi nt ot hef r a y . I ’ v ehea r ds oma ny hor r ors t or i esa bouthowc l i ent ss omet i mest r ea tt hei rphot ogr a pher , dema ndi ngt hi sa ndt ha t , a ndgoi ngt hr oughy ourc ont r a c twi t hafinet oot hed c ombt ogett hebes tdea lt heyc a n, a ndt a l kt hei rwa yi nt oget t i ngs omet hi ng t ha ty ouha v en' tt houghtof . Al loft hi s , mor et ha na ny t hi ngel s ema k esme a f r a i dt oputmy s el foutt her e. My“ wha ti f ' s ”k i c ki na ndIba c kdown. I ' m nev ers ur ei fIf or gott oputs omet hi ngi nmyc ont r a c torot hert hi ngsl i k et ha t . Ma y beev ent ua l l yI ' l lgetov ert ha tf ea ra ndj us tdoi t . Ma y beIwon' t . Ido k nowhowev er , t ha twha t ev erIdo, Ia ms ur et ha tt hi ngswi l lwor kt hems el v es out .


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Thebes tpi ec eofa dv i c eIc oul dt el la ny onea ndev er y one, woul dbet ohi def r om wha tIc a l lt hec ompa r i s onmons t er . Ia mt hewor s tf orc ompa r i ngmy s el fa ndmy wor kt oot her s . Ifindmy s el fs a y i ngt omy s el f , Whydi dn' tIt hi nkoft ha t ?Why c a n' tIdot ha t ?I ' l lnev erbea bl et ogets omet hi ngl i k et ha t , a ndI ' l lnev erbet ha t good. Onc eIgeti nt ot ha tf r a meofmi ndt her e' sa100% c ha nc et ha tI ' l lf eell i k e c r a pa ndI ' l lputmyc a mer adown, f orwhok nowshowl ong.I ' v ec omet or ea l i z e, t ha tt her ewi l la l wa y s , a l wa y sbes omeonebet t er . Ther e' sa l wa y ss omeone bet t ert ha nt hebes tphot ogr a pheroutt her er i ghtnow, a tt hi smoment . The c ompa r i s onmons t eri ss omet hi ngoutofni ght ma r es , a ndc a nt r ul ybea hi ndr a nc e, a ndma k ey ouf eela ndt hi nkt ha ty oua r enot hi ng. J us tr emembert ha t ev er y onei sa tadi f f er entpl a c ei nt hei rj our ney . Someha v ej us ts t a r t ed, s ome a r ei nt hemi ddl ea nds omea r emuc hf a t hera l ong. Buti fy ouk eepput t i ngone f ooti nf r ontoft heot her , y out oo, wi l loneda ygett her e. Tos eemor eofDa phne’ swor kv i s i t ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Da phneSt ev ens Phot ogr a phy / Lea r nmor ea boutourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


Mi r ei l l ePi zzo ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t p: / / www. mi r e i l l e pi z z o pho t o gr a phy . c o m Phot ogr a phyha st hea bi l i t yt ohel py ous eedet a i l sa ndnot i c et hebea ut ya r oundy ou, hel pi ngy out ot r ul yl i v ei nt hepr es ent .Lea r ni ngt ha tMi r ei l l epr a c t i c esmedi t a t i on, i t ’ sea s y t os eewhys hewa sdr a wnt ophot ogr a phy . Li k emedi t a t i on, phot ogr a phya l s of oc us esy ouon t henow, whi c hi si nc r edi bl y v a l ua bl ef ort hos ewa nt i ngt ol i v eamor ef ul l fil l i ngl i f e.Ir ea d s omewher eonc et ha ty ouc a ngetas ens eofwha taphot ogr a pheri sl i k ea saper s onby l ook i nga tt hei rbodyofwor k . I ft hi si st r ue, a ndIbel i ev ei ti s , t henMi r ei l l ei sobv i ous l ya bea ut i f uls oul . Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Asac hi l dIwa sa l wa y sdr a wnt oa r tbei ti nt hef or m oft hea t r e, oper a , c l a s s i c a lmus i c c onc er t s , pa i nt i ngsors c ul pt ur es , et c . Iwa sbor na ndbr oughtupi nRoma ni awhi c hwa s underc ommuni s tr egi mef or50y ea r s . Thec ount r ywa sdi s c onnec t edf r om t heout s i dewor l d wi t ha l ll i nk sbei ngmoni t or eda ndc ont r ol l edbyt hegov er nment . Wewer ef or c edt os eek wi t hi nf orv a l uesa ndmea nsofi ndi v i dua ls a t i s f a c t i on. Luc k i l yt hea r twor l dwa sv er ydi v er s e a ndi nt er es t i ng. Roa mi ngt hemus eumsa ndc onc er tha l l s , I ' v el ea r nedhowas ens eof bea ut y , ba l a nc ea nda es t het i c sc a nbepa s s edf r om a na r t i s ta ndr ea c hma nydeepl y . Ia l s o r ea l i z edt ha ta r tha sbeent her eev ers i nc et hebegi nni ngofhuma nk i nda ndt hedes i r et o expr es sones el fa r t i s t i c a l l yha sr ema i nedt hr ought het hous a ndsofy ea r s .


Ir ememberi npr i ma r ys c hoolIt ookapa i nt i ngc l a s sa ndt hea r tt ea c herc a l l edmypa r ent s t ot el lt hem t ha tIha dna t ur a lt a l enta ndt ha tIs houl dpur s ueac a r eeri nt hea r twor l d. Gi v ent heha r ds hi poft heenv i r onmenta ndt heneedt ogr a dua t ef r om ahi ghs c hoolwi t ha di pl omat ha twoul dpr ov i demeaj obi ns t a nt l y , myf a t herdi s mi s s edt hea dv i c ef r om t he t ea c hera nds uppor t edmya c a demi ca c hi ev ement si nor dert oga i na c c es st ot hebes t hi ghs c hooli nt hec ount r y-Sa ni t a r y( Nur s i ng)Sc hoola safir s ts t ept oMeds c hool ( Uni v er s i t y ) . Thehi s t or i cev ent st ha tt ookpl a c ei nt hewi nt erof1989-t heRev ol ut i ont ha t ov er t ur nedt heCommuni s tr egi mec ha ngedt hec our s eofmys t udi esa ndi ns t ea dof enr ol l i ngi nt heMeds c hoola ndf ol l owi ngac a r eeri nMedi c i ne, Idec i dedt os t udybus i nes s . Anewwa v eofhopeengul f edEa s t er nEur opea ndt her ea l i z a t i onofa nopenec onomya nd f r eebor der ss pa r k edy oungmi nds ' i ma gi na t i on. Bus i nes swa ss omet hi ngt ha tIwa smor e dr a wni nt o, f ol l owi ngi nt hef oot s t epsofmygr a ndmot her . I n1994Imetmyhus ba ndt obe a ndheenc our a gedmet ot a k eups t udi est ha twoul dbr oa denmyunder s t a ndi ngof i nt er na t i ona lma r k et sa ndc a pi t a l i s m, at ot a l l ynewwa yoft hi nk i nga f t erbei ngs ubj ec t edt o ac ent r a l i z edec onomyt ha tdi s empower speopl e. I n2002, ha l fwa yt hr ought heMa s t erof Bus i nes s , Iha dt oi nt er r uptmys t udi esa ndemba r konanewj our neywi t hmyhus ba ndmov i ngt oAus t r a l i a . Thr oughoutt hey ea r sIbel i ev et ha tIha dal otofunr ea l i z eda r t i s t i c pot ent i a lt ha twa sj us ts i mmer i ngi ns i def ormos tofmyy ounga dul tl i f e. Myl ov ef orphot ogr a phyha sdev el opedov ert hey ea r sf r om a ni nnerdes i r et oexpr es s my s el fa r t i s t i c a l l y . Duet ol i f ec i r c ums t a nc esIwa s n' ta bl et of ul filt hedr ea m ofbei nga n a r t i s tunt i lt hea geof40whi l s tt r a v el i ngi ndi f f er entpa r t soft hewor l d. Iwa nt edt os ha r e t hepl a c esIc oul ds eewi t hot her s . Tha t ' swhenmyhus ba ndboughtmemyfir s tCa non. I fI wer et ot hi nkofadi s t i nc t i v emomentwhenIk newIwa nt edt oc a pt ur et hebea ut yofa pl a c ei twoul dbewhi l s twewer ewa l k i ngont her oc k ymount a i nc l i f f sofSa nt or i ni . The s et t l ement st her ea r ebr ea t ht a k i ngl yper c hedont het opoft hemount a i na nds ur r ounded bywa t er . Onec a nnots t opa ndwonderi ft ha twa st hepl a c ewher et heAnc i entGr eekGods onc el i v ed.


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Iwoul ds a yt ha tgr owi ngupi nRoma ni ai nav er ys t r i c tpol i t i cr egi meha sf uel l edal otofdes i r e t ol i v eaha ppyl i f e. I tt a ughtmet hev a l ueofha v i ngs t ur dyr el a t i ons hi ps , t hei mpor t a nc eofa l ov i ngf a mi l y , t heneedt or ea c hf ormor et ha nwha tl i f eha sdea l ty ou, ov er c omi ngnega t i v e exper i enc esbyc ha nnel i ngt ha tener gyi nt os omet hi ngpos i t i v e. Twof unda ment a lexper i enc esha v et ur nedmyl i f ea r ound: fir s twa st hedi s c ov er yofmedi t a t i on ba c ki n1991. Thi spr a c t i c ehel pedmeunder s t a ndt hedua l i t yofout erv si nner , ofl i v i ng ev er y t hi ngt hr oughour5s ens es , buta l s ot ha tt her ei sa6t hs ens et ha twec a ndev el opwhi c h c omesi nt opl a yonl ywhenwes t a r tl ook i ngwi t hi n. Thi snewa ppr oa c hbr oughtal otofc l a r i t y i nt er msofgoa l s , a c t i onsa ndhowt ol i v eamor ef ul fil l i ngl i f e. Thes ec ondexper i enc ewa sfindi ngmys oul ma t ea ndl i f epa r t ner , J a mes . Heha suns el fis hl y s pentt hepa s t24y ea r ss i nc ewemets ha r i nghi sl ov e, ment or i ngmea ndopeni ngawor l dof oppor t uni t i es . Li f ewoul dn' tbet hes a mewi t houthi ss uppor ta ndl ov e. Howdi dt hes eev ent s i ns pi r emeonmya r t i s t i cj our ney ?It hi nkt ha tIa l wa y ss ea r c hedf ort heoppos i t eofwha tmy s ur r oundi ngswer ei nmyc hi l dhood: br i ghtc ol our sv smonoc hr ome, j oyv ss a dnes s , l i ghtv s da r k nes s , mea ni ngf ulv ss uper fic i a l , t r ut hv sf a l s e. Thes ei nfluenc esc a nnowbes eeni nmy phot ogr a phywor ka ndIc r edi tt hel ov ea nds uppor tofmyhus ba nda ndt heunder s t a ndi ngof l i f ef r om adi f f er entper s pec t i v et ha tIga i nedf r om medi t a t i onf ort hem.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Di s c ov er i ngt hi sc our s ewa st hebes ts t epi nl ea r ni ngphot ogr a phyf r om s c r a t c h. Ir emember whenIpos t edmyfir s tpi c t ur e( t a k eni na ut oma t i cmode)i nt hegr oupa ndt hea v a l a nc heof s uppor ta ndenc our a gi ngc omment s . Then, s omebodya s k edwha ts et t i ngsIus ed. I tda wned onmet ha tIha dnoc l uea boutphot ogr a phy , t ha tt her e’ sal otmor et ha npoi nta nds hoot . Iha d2week sof ff r om wor ka ndt hehous et omy s el fs oIs t a r t eds t udy i ngs t r a i ghta wa y . Di v i ngi nt ot hec our s ea ndpr a c t i s i nga smuc ha sIc oul d. Appl y i ngt hec onc ept sf r om t he c our s ewa st hebes ts t a r t . I tga v emea ni mmedi a t eunder s t a ndi ngoft hek eyr el a t i ons hi p bet weena per t ur e, s hut t ers peeda ndI SO. Thes ec ondbenefitInot i c eds t r a i ghta wa ywa s t ha tIdi dn’ ta l l owmy s el ft opr oc r a s t i na t ebet weenl es s onsa ndj us tk eptmov i nga l onga s s oona sIfini s hedt hepr ev i ousl es s on. Thi sc our s ei ss t r uc t ur eds oc l ea r l ya ndi t ’ sea s yt of ol l ow. I tt a k esoutt he“ fluf f ”t ha t s omet i mesget si nt hewa y . Ic oul dn’ ta s kf orabet t ergui det ophot ogr a phy . Ibel i ev ei ti sa GUI DE. I tdoes n’ tpr et endt odomor et ha ngui di ngt hes t udent sont hei rphot ogr a phi c j our ney . TheFBgr oupdoest henexts t ep, bya l l owi ngt hem t or a i s eques t i onsa nddi s c us s t opi c st ha ta r enoti nt hec our s e. I fIc a mea c r os snot i onst ha tIdi dn’ ts eei nt hec our s e, I woul dgoogl ea ndl ea r na bouti tout s i det hec our s e. Wel ea r nf r om ea c hot hera nda l s o pr ov i des uppor ta ndenc our a gement . Thegr oupt a k esc a r eoft heemot i ona ls i deoft he a r t i s t , whi c hneedsnour i s hi ng. Andofc our s e, t her ei sTa ny awhoi sa l wa y st her ewheny oua s kf orhel p. Ifindt hewhol e c onc epta nds t r uc t ur eoft hi sc our s eext r emel yef fic i ent , i nt el l i genta ndf r ee.


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Ther ea r es oma ny . Ir emembert heďŹ r s tonet hough. Onea f t er noononar a i nyda y , I not i c edal onel yda ndel i oni nt hega r den. I twa sr a i ni ngona ndof fa ndInot i c edhow s omedr opl et sha dga t her edoni t . Idec i dedt ot a k eama c r os hot , butt her a i nwa s s t oppi nga nds t a r t i nga ga i n. Is etmy s el fupt os i tnextt oi ta ndwa t c hedev er ydr opl et bef or ei twoul dbec omea l lwetf r om t her a i n. Ik epts hoot i nga ndwa i t i ngi nt her a i nwi t h at owelov ermyhea df ormor et ha na nhourunt i lIgott hes hot . Wa i t i ngt her ef ort her a i n dr opl et st oa t t a c ht hems el v esma demer ea l i z et ha twi t hpa t i enc ea nddedi c a t i onwec a n c r ea t es omet hi ngma gi c a lf r om or di na r yt hi ngs .


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? I twoul dha v et obet hec i t yIl i v ei n, Gol dCoa s t , Aus t r a l i a . I tpr ov i desbea ut i f ul bea c hes , amount a i nousr a nge, wa t er f a l l s , c i t ys c a pes . Al s ot hel oc a lf a unaa ndor a a r ev a r i ed. Ibec a mememberoft heCur r umbi nWi l dl i f eSa nc t ua r ywher eIgoev er y mont h. Thev a r i et yofa ni ma l sa ndbi r dsi ss uc ht ha tev er yt r i pbr i ngss omet hi ng new.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ha v i ngdi s c ov er edphot ogr a phya tt her i pea geof42, Idon’ tha v ema nyexpec t a t i ons . I wa nt edt ol ea r na smuc ha sIc oul dbef or emyey es i ghtwa sgoi ng. I twa sav er y pr a c t i c a lr ea s on, buta l s oIf el tIfina l l ydi s c ov er edawa yt oexpr es smy s el fa sa na r t i s t , s omet hi ngt ha tIl ongedf or . Thepa s tt hr eey ea r sha v er ea l l ybeeneduc a t i ona li nt er msofl ea r ni nga ndpr a c t i s i ng a smuc ha sIc oul da nddi s c ov er i ngwha tIl i k et os hootmos t . Att hebegi nni ngoft hi sc our s eIdi dal otofma c r ophot ogr a phya ndf el li nl ov ewi t h dr a gonfli es . Is t a r t edc r ea t i ngc ondi t i onsf ort hem t ogr owa ndl i v ei nourpond. I t houghtma c r owoul dbemyni c he. I n2016myhus ba nda ndIwentons a f a r i si nSout hAf r i c aa ndIf el li nl ov ewi t ht he a ni ma l st her e. Ca pt ur i ngt hem i nt hei rna t ur a lha bi t a ti st hebes texper i enc e. It hought Iha df oundmyni c he.


I n2017wet ookat r i pt oChi naa ndha dt hec ha nc et ov i s i tt hea r eaofGui l i na ndt hev i l l a ger s l i v i nga l ongt heLir i v er . Thi spl a c ei spopul a r l yk nowna sSha ngr i Lat ot hel oc a l sa ndwhet her i smy t hornot , Ic a ns eewhyt heyc a l li tt ha t . Thek a r s tf or ma t i onswi t ht heLir i v ers l i di ng t hr ougha ndt hec or mor a ntfis her mengi v ei tat i mel es sf eel i ngt ha tIt r i edt oc a pt ur e. Ta k i ng por t r a i t soft hev i l l a ger sha sgi v enmeanewf oundc onfidenc e. Upona r r i v a lIha dt hefir s t s hootwi t ht oddl er sa ndf el li nl ov ewi t ht heexper i enc e. Aga i n, It houghtt ha tpor t r a i t phot ogr a phyi smyni c he.


Af t ert heAf r i c a nexper i enc eIha dt hi sdr ea mt ha tma y beoneda yIc oul dpr oduc ewor k wor t hyofa ppea r i ngi nt heNa t i ona lGeogr a phi c . Ea r l yt hi sy ea rIha v ebeen a ppr oa c hedbya na r tGa l l er yi nNewYor kt ober epr es ent edbyt hem. Theyof f er edme aoney ea rc ont r a c ta nda nexhi bi t i onl a t eri nt hey ea r . Theya r eonl yi nt er es t edi nmyl a nds c a pephot ogr a phs , nott hea ni ma l s , ordr a gonfli es orpor t r a i t s . Idi dn’ tev ent a k et ha tma nyl a nds c a pei ma ges , s onowt hec ha l l engei st o gooutt her ea nds hoota sma nyl a nds c a pesa sIc a n. Thegoa lpos tha sc ha nged. Ma y bet hi si smyni c he. It r ynott oha v ea nypl a nsa ndt a k et hi ngsa st heyc ome. Thi si samos tenj oy a bl e j our ney , f ul lofs ur pr i s es . Apa r tf r om t hek nowl edgeIha dga i nedf r om t hi sc our s e, I ha v emett hewa r mes ta ndwel c omi nggr oupofpeopl ea ndma des omegr ea tf r i ends . Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Iwoul ds a y : Don’ tbea f r a i dt opos ty ourpi c t ur esi nt hegr oup. Ta k et hepl unge. I t ’ st he bes tl ea r ni ngc ur v eI ’ v eexper i enc ed. Tos eemor eofMi r ei l l e’ swor kv i s i tht t p: / / www. mi r ei l l epi z z ophot ogr a phy . c om Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


Nyr el l e Hawki ns ( s t ude ntpr o fil e )

St udi oa ndo ut do o rpho t o gr a phe ri nPo r tKe nne dy-We s t e r nAus t r a l i a Ma t e r ni t y-Ne wbo r n-Chi l dr e n-Co upl e s-F a mi l i e s-Ca k eSma s h-F o o d ht t p: / / www. ny r el l eha wk i ns phot ogr a phy . c om. a u ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ ny r el l e. ha wk i ns . phot ogr a phy

Q& Awi t hNy r el l e Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v eha dac a mer anea r l ya l lmyl i f e.WhenIwa sac hi l dIha dal i t t l ec a mer a whi c ht ookfil ma ndIr ememberbei ngs oent hus i a s t i ca boutget t i ngt hefil m dev el opeda ndt hens odi s a ppoi nt edi ft hephot oswer en' ta nygood.


Igotmyfir s tdi gi t a lc a mer aa bout14y ea r sa gowhenIwa spr egna ntwi t hmyfir s t c hi l d.Thi si swhenphot ogr a phyfir s tbec a mei mpor t a ntt ome.Myf a mi l ywer en' t a r oundwhenmyfir s ts onwa sbor n. Iwa nt edt oc a pt ur eev er ymoments oIc oul d s ha r et hos es pec i a lmoment swi t ht hem. Whenmyy ounges twa sbor n10y ea r sa goIha daCa nonPower s hotwhi c hy ouc oul d us ema nua l l ya nds oIwenta nddi dami nic our s eonhowt ous ei tpr oper l y .Iha v e onl yha dmyf ul lDSLRc a mer af orma y be2y ea r sa nds t a r t i ngt hec our s el a s ty ea r wi t hy ouTa ny a , whi c hha sc ompl et el yi ns pi r edmet oma k ephot ogr a phymybus i nes s a ndnotj us tmyhobby . Wha tdoy ouenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Thet hi ngIenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pheri sc a pt ur i ngs omet hi ngr ea l l y s pec i a la nds ha r i ngi twi t hot her s .If eell i k eIa ma l wa y st hi nk i nga boutgr ea t l oc a t i ons , gr ea tpos esorc ompos i t i ons , a nda l wa y showt oi mpr ov e.Ev er yt i meIget t hec a mer aoutIf eell i k eIa ml ea r ni nga ndt r y i ngs omet hi ngnew!Thepos s i bi l i t i es a r eendl es sa ndt ha t ' swha tma k esi ts of una ndi ns pi r i ng.Ic a nbec r ea t i v ewhen t a k i ngt hes hota ndt henev enmor ec r ea t i v ewhenedi t i ng-dependi ngont hei ma ge!


Howha sDSLRPhot ogr a phyCour s ehel pedy ou? TheDSLRc our s eha shel pedmei ns oma nywa y s .I tha shel pedme( a nds t i l li s ) wi t ht het ec hni c a ls i deofphot ogr a phya nda l s owi t ht hec r ea t i v es i de.Bei nga memberoft hegr oupha sa l s obeeni ns pi r i ng. Ev er y oneha st hei rowns t y l ea nd s eei nga l lt hei ma gest heys ha r eha shel pedmedi s c ov ermyowns t y l e. Wha tIha v e l ea r nedbyr ea di ngpeopl e’ sc omment sa nds eei ngt hei ri ma gesi spr i c el es s !The c our s eha sj us tbeens ov a l ua bl e. Thec hea ts heet sa r ea ma z i nga ndIl ov ehow s i mpl et hedi r ec t i onsha v ebeen. Iha v eac oupl eofbook sonc a mer a sa nd phot ogr a phya ndus edt ogetmuddl edev er yt i meIt r i edt or ea dt hem. Thi sc our s e ha sbeens os i mpl ea ndea s yt of ol l ow!


Tel lusal i t t l ea bouty ourphot ogr a phybus i nes s . Howy ous t a r t edwher ey ouwa ntt o t a k ei ti nf ut ur e? St a r t i ngmyownphot ogr a phybus i nes sha sbeenadr ea m ofmi nef orawhi l e. Fora c oupl eofy ea r snowIha v es a i d' oneda yIwi l lbeapr of es s i ona lphot ogr a pher ' , butI a m nots ur eIev err ea l l ybel i ev edIwoul dbe. Fa c ebookha sbeenav a l ua bl et oolov ert hel a s tc oupl eofy ea r s . Iha v es ha r edma ny phot osonmyper s ona lpa gea ndha v eha dnumer ouspeopl es a yt ha tIs houl ddo phot ogr a phyf oral i v i ng. Onef r i enda s k edmel a s ty ea ri fIwoul dt a k es ome ma t er ni t yphot osf orherda ught er . Shewa ss oi mpr es s edwi t ht hei ma gest ha ts he enc our a gedmet os t a r tabus i nes s , buta tt ha ts t a geIwa s n' tr ea dy . Ov ert henext c oupl eofmont hsIt ooks omec hr i s t ma sphot osf orhera nda l s of oraf ewf a mi l y member sa ndt heywer ea l lr ea l l yi mpr es s eda ndenc our a gedmeonc ea ga i nt os t a r t abus i nes sa ndIt houghtwel lwhynot !


Is t a r t eda sabus i nes si nJ a nua r yt hi sy ea r . I t ’ st a k enma ny , ma nyhour sofor ga ni s i ng onet hi nga f t era not her-f r om af a c ebookpa get obus i nes sc a r dst oi ns ur a nc eet c . Fa rmor ehour st ha nIc oul dha v ei ma gi ned. Ther eha v ebeent i mesov ert hepa s t c oupl eofmont hswher eIha v et houghtWHATWASITHI NKI NG, butt henIgeta book i nga nddot hes es s i ona ndj us tl ov ei t !Il ov emeet i ngnewpeopl e, Il ov ebei ng c r ea t i v ea ndIl ov ebei ngout door sc a pt ur i ngt hebea ut yt ha ty oudon' tgett os ee ev er yda y ! Thes epa s tf ewmont hsha v ebeenbey ondc r a z ybus ywi t hmyownc hi l dr en, a hus ba ndt ha twor k sa wa y , af ul lt i mej obi nas c hoolt ha tIha v ej us tr ec ent l ygone pa r tt i me. Thebi gges tt hi ngIa mt r y i ngt owor kona tt hemomenti sha v i nga ba l a nc edl i f ewi t hexc el l entt i mema na gement-i t ’ sc er t a i nl yawor ki npr ogr es s , but Ia m exc i t eda bouti t ! Ia m hopi ngt obui l dmybus i nes st ot hepoi ntwher eIa m awel lk nownpr of es s i ona l phot ogr a pher . Ia m nots ur ey eti fIha v et ona r r owmyfiel dori fIc a nbea mul t i t a l ent edphot ogr a phera sIa mc ur r ent l ydoi ngnewbor na ndf a mi l i esa ndha v e j us tdoneaweddi ng, butIwoul dl ov et ogeti nt omor ec r ea t i v ea r t i s t i ct y pe por t r a i t s .


I t ’ sbeenapl ea s ur ewa t c hi ngona sNy r el l eha sgr ownov ert hes epa s ts ev er a l mont hsi nt ot hewonder f ulpor t r a i tphot ogr a phers hei st oda y . Ther ei snodoubti n ourmi ndst ha tNy r el l ewi l lt a k et hi sj our neyf a rbey ondwha ts heev erdr ea medof . Shei st r uel ya ni ns pi r a t i onf orot her swa nt i ngt ot a k et hes a mepa t h. Youc a ns eemor eofNy r el l e’ swor kov era t ht t p: / / www. ny r el l eha wk i ns phot ogr a phy . c om. a u ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ ny r el l e. ha wk i ns . phot ogr a phy


Sandi eRead ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ Sa ndi e Re a dpho t o gr a phy / Nodoubta bouti t , weha v ea na wes omegr oupofphot ogr a pher si nourDSLR Phot ogr a phyc our s e, c omi ngf r om a l lwa l k sofl i f ea ndl i v i ngi nnumer ous c ount r i es . Wha tIl ov emos ta boutourgr oup, i st ha tev er yt i meamembers ha r es a ni ma ge, wel ea r ns omet hi nga boutt ha tphot ogr a pher ’ spa r toft hewor l d. Sa ndi e i sourout ba c kAus t r a l i a ngi r l . I ti st hr oughSa ndi e, t ha tourmember sl ea r na bout c ount r yl i f ei nAus t r a l i a . Thei ma gesSa ndi ec a pt ur esofherl i f eont hef a r ma r e s i mpl ys t unni ng. I twoul dn’ ts ur pr i s emet ooneda ys eeSa ndi e’ swor kpubl i s hed byt hel i k esofLonel yPl a netorOut ba c kAus t r a l i ama ga z i nea nds i mi l a r di s t r i but or s . I ti sa l r ea dya tt ha tqua l i t y !


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ea l wa y sl ov edc a pt ur i ngs pec i a lmoment s . Ofa l lt hec a mer a sIha v eowned, I ha v eonl yev erus edt hem ona ut os por t smode. Inev erk newwha ta nyoft he ot hers et t i ngsmea nt . Ac oupl eofy ea r sa goIwa sa tt heRoc k ha mpt onqua r t erhor s es a l ehel pi ngmy da ught erwi t hac l i enthor s ewhenahuges t or mc a mea c r os s . Iwa s n’ ta bl et o ma k ei tba c kt ot hehor s efloa t , s oIt ooks hel t era tt hec a nt eenwhi l et hes t or m pa s s ed. WhenIgotba c kt ot hefloa t , If oundmyc a mer as oa k i ngwet !I twa sgoi ng t oc os tmor et or epa i rt hec a mer at ha nwha ti twa swor t h. Longs t or ys hor t , I neededa not herc a mer aa s a p, a ndofc our s eIwa nt eda not herDSLRf orwha t r ea s onIwa s n’ ts ur ea sIdi dn’ tunder s t a ndhowt ous et hem. Myhus ba nds a w Ta ny a ’ sonl i nephot ogr a phyc our s ea ndk newIr ea l l ywa nt edt ol ea r nhowt ous e myc a mer a , s os i gnedmeupf ori t . Iha v et wobea ut i f ulc hi l dr en, As hl ey24a ndLea h22y ea r sol d. As hl eyha sa s ev er edi s a bi l i t y . Iha dadi f fic ul tbi r t hwi t hhi m. Heha sa ut i s m, epi l eps ya nd i nt el l ec t ua l / phy s i c a li mpa i r ment . Heneeds24/ 7c a r e. Thi sy ea rweha v er ec ei v ed f undi ngt oena bl ehi mt ol i v ewi t h2y oungmen, 24/ 7c a r ei nabea ut i f ulhome. He c omeshomeoneweekev er ymont h. Ineededadi s t r a c t i ont os t opmy s el ff r et t i ng a ndt ha t ’ swhenIbec a met hemos ti nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy . Fort hefir s tt i mei n myl i f eIha v edones omet hi ngf ormy s el f .


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Ev er y t hi ngi ns pi r esmea tt hemoment . Ic a n’ thel pbuts eebea ut i f ult hi ngst o phot ogr a phev er y wher e. Ic a nbedr i v i ng, wor k i ngont hef a r m, wa l k i nga r oundt he ga r den, orev enwa t c hi ngTVwhenIs ees omet hi ngt ha tc a t c hesmyey ea ndIt hi nk ohwow, t ha twoul dma k eabea ut i f ulphot o. Iwi s hIc oul dt ur nmybr a i nof f s omet i mes , butIdol ov ei t . It hi nkmyf a r m, t hea ni ma l s , myf a mi l y , Ta ny aPunt t i a ndt hi sa ma z i nggr oupofmember s , a swel la st woot herv er ys pec i a lphot ogr a phy f r i endsi nmyl oc a la r ea , Ly net t eVi c a r ya ndLor r a i neMa s k el la l li ns pi r emet hemos t .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha sa l l owedmet ounder s t a ndhowmyc a mer awor k s , i nc l udi ngwha t t hes et t i ngsmea n. Hones t l y12mont hsa goIonl yus eda ut os por t smode. Inow under s t a nda bouts hut t ers peed, a per t ur ea ndI SO. DOFev enmea nss omet hi ng. Thi si st hefir s tc our s eIha v eev ert a k ena ndI ’ ms oha ppyt ha tTa ny ai sa na ma z i ng t ea c her . Sheexpl a i nsherl es s onsi nawa yt ha ti sea s yt ounder s t a nda nda l l ows y out ogr owa saphot ogr a phera ty ourownpa c e. Themember ’ sFa c ebookpa ge ha sa l s ohel pedmel ea r nbys t udy i ngot herphot ogr a pher s ’ phot os , t hei rs et t i ngs , c ompos i t i on, c omment s , a swel la st hel i k eswegi v eea c hot herha v ea l lhel ped wi t hi mpr ov i ngmyphot ogr a phys k i l l s .


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Iha dt a k ens omephot osa tac a mpdr a f ta ndpos t edt omyFa c ebookpa ge. Thenoutoft hebl ueIr ec ei v edapr i v a t emes s a gef r om J ohnBur gr es s a s k i ngi fhec oul dha v emynumbera ndgi v emeac a l la boutmyphot os . I ha ds eenqui t eaf ewpos t sonFa c ebookofJ ohn’ sphot ogr a phywhi c h wer ebr i l l i a nta c t i onphot osofc a mpdr a f t s . It houghtImus tha v edone s omet hi ngwr ong. Iwa s n’ tt r y i ngt os el lmywor k , j us tputi tonmy Fa c ebookpa get os ha r e, s oIga v ehi m mynumbera ndhel dmybr ea t he t hi nk i ngt hewor s e. Thi sma nha sbeent a k i ngphot osf orma nyy ea r sa nd ha ss uc hahuget a l ent . Al lhewa nt edt odowa sgi v emes omea dv i c ea nd findoutwha tequi pmentIwa sus i ng. Wet a l k edf orhour s . It ol dhi mI wa sus i ngmyc a non70Da ndk i tl ens70300mm. Hel ov edt ha tIha d t a k enmyc a mpdr a f tphot osf r om al owa ngl ea ndexpl a i nedwhyt ha twa s des i r a bl e. Hea l s os a i di fIc oul dt a k et hephot osIwa st a k i ngwi t ht he gea rIwa sus i ng, i fa ndwhenIc oul dev erupgr a de, Iwoul dbebl own a wa ywi t ht her es ul t s . Hes a i dal otofpeopl es t a r twi t hr ea l l yexpens i v e equi pmenta nddon’ tk nowhowt ous et hem, s ot heynev ergett hebes t outoft hei rphot ogr a phy . I tj us tma demyda yt ha tac ompl et es t r a nger woul dt a k et het i met os ha r ehi sk nowl edgewi t hs omeonehedoes n’ t ev enk now. St i l lt ot hi sda yhek eepsi nc ont a c tv i aFa c ebook , a ndIk now i fheev ergi v esoneofmyphot osa‘ l i k e’ , t ha tI ’ m doi ngs omet hi ngr i ght .


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Idon’ tr ea l l yha v eaf a v our i t el oc a t i onbuti fIha dt oc hoos ej us toneI woul ds a ymyf a r m, ora nyr ur a lout ba c kc ount r y s i dewi t hhor s es , c a t t l e a nddogs . Tha twoul dbewher eIf eelmos tc omf or t a bl e, a swel la sa t home. Al t houghIwoul da l s ol ov et ophot ogr a pht hec i t yl i ght s , bea ut i f ul bea c hesa ndt hef a l lt r eeswi t ha l lt hos el ea fc ha ngi ngc ol our sy ous ee f r om ov er s ea s . Iwa ntt ophot ogr a phev er y t hi ng.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Iwoul dl i k et os t a r tas ma l lbus i nes ss el l i ngmyi ma gesa ndt a k i ngphot ogr a phsf or peopl e. Inev eri nmywi l des tdr ea mst houghtIc oul ddoa ny t hi ngl i k et hi s , butI t r ul ybel i ev et ha ti fy ouenj oyt a k i ngphot os , ha v ehea r ta nddes i r et ol ea r n, y ou c a nbec omeagr ea tphot ogr a pher . Idi dn’ tt hi nkI ’ denj oyt a k i ngf a mi l yphot os bec a us eI ’ ms hya ndpeopl ek i ndofs c a r eme. Iha v es t eppedoutofmyc omf or t z onea ndha v ebeent a k i ngs omef a mi l yphot os . Muc ht omys ur pr i s eIl ov ei t . I t s c a r est hel i f eoutofmeont hedr i v et ot hephot os hoot , butonc eIgets t a r t eda nd t hef a mi l ywa r mst omea ndmet ot hem, i t ’ sa na ma z i ngf eel i ngofbei nga bl et o c a pt ur es pec i a lmoment sf ort hem t ot r ea s ur e. Thedr i v ehomei ss c a r yt oo, a sy ou s t a r tt hi nk i ngIhopeIha v ec a pt ur eds omet hi ngs pec i a lf ort hem. I ’ m nots ur ei f t hes ef eel i ngswi l lgoa wa y , butIwi s ht heywoul d. Iha v ebeenl uc k ys of a rt ha ta l l myphot os hoot sha v ebeenc ount r ypeopl ewhowa ntphot osoff a r mswi t ht hei r hor s es , c a t t l ea nddogswhi c hi swha tIl ov ebes t . Iha v enows t a r t eddoi nga not herofTa ny a ’ sc our s es‘ Phot ogr a pher ’ sGui deTo Ma r k et i ng’ bec a us eIdon’ tha v eac l ueonhowt oc ha r gepeopl eors etupa Fa c ebookphot ogr a phypa ge. Ia l s oneedt ol ea r nhowt oc r ea t eawebs i t e. I ’ m t a k i ngt hi ss l owl ya sIt hi nki tc oul dbeal i t t l eov er whel mi nga ndabi gs t epi nt o t heunk nown, pl usIha v ea ni r r i ga t edc a t t l epr oper t yt ha ti saf ul lt i mej obi ni t s el f t oma na ge. Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Dot hi sc our s eov era ndov er , a s kques t i ons , l i s t en, pr a c t i c e, pr a c t i c e, pr a c t i c e, t a k e y ourc a mer aev er y wher e, a ndbel i ev ei ny our s el f . Wheny ou’ r eha v i ngt hos eda y s wheny out hi nkwhydoIbot her , I ’ m notgoodenough, j us tr emi ndy our s el fhowf a r y ouha v ec ome. Nev ers t opl ea r ni ng, a ndmos tofa l lha v ef un. Tos eemor eofSa ndi e’ swor k , v i s i t ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Sa ndi eRea dphot ogr a phy / Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


Ron Cout t s ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t p: / / www. r f c phot ogr a phy . c om. a u ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ phot ogr a phy by r f c ht t p: / / www. r f c a dv er t i s i ng. c om Nowa ndt henweha v eamemberwhopl odsa l ongni c el yenj oy i ngt hei r phot ogr a phy , t hena l lofas uddens omet hi ngc l i c k sa ndoutoft hebl uet heys t a r t upl oa di ngonegr ea ts hota f t era not her . Ronc out t si sones uc hmember . Hei sa t r uegent l emenwhoa l wa y sha sak i ndwor dt os a yt oot her s , hel pi ngouti nour pr i v a t ef a c ebookgr oup( s t udent sonl y )whenev erhec a n. Hi sphot ogr a phyt hes e pa s tf ewmont hsi npa r t i c ul a rha sgonel ea psa ndbounds .Br ows i ngt hr oughhi s i ma ges , i t ’ sha r dt obel i ev ehe’ sonl ybeenphot ogr a phi ngf oral i t t l eov eray ea r ! I t ’ sc l ea rt os eeheha swha ti tt a k est omov ei nt ot hepr of es s i ona la r enaa ndwe l ookf or wa r dt owa t c hi ngwha tpa t hhet a k es .


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Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Aboutt woy ea r sa go, Iwa shea di ngdownt oNor t her nNSW t ogoc a mpi ng, a ndIs a w MountWa r ni ngi nt hedi s t a nc e. Idi ds omet hi ngIha dnev erdonebef or e, Ipul l edt he c a rt ot hes i deoft her oa d, gotouta ndt ookapi c t ur ewi t hmySma r tPhonec a mer a– t heonl yc a mer aI ' dev erowned. Gi v ent hema j es t yoft hev i s t abef or eme, t he r es ul t a nts hotwa sdec i dedl yunder whel mi ng! !Iha v enoi deawhyi tbec a mes o i mpor t a ntt omet oc a pt ur et ha tv i ewt hewa yIha denv i s i onedi t , buti ts er i ous l y pl a y edonmymi nd. Somuc hs o, t ha ts i xmont hsl a t er , whent hek i dsa s k edmewha tI wa nt edf orChr i s t ma s , Is a i d“ Ac a mer a . Buta* good*one;onet ha ty ouc a nc ha nge t hel ens eson” . Suc hwa st hel i mi tt omyk nowl edgeofc a mer a s–Ifigur edi fy ou c oul dc ha nget hel ens es , i tha dt obegood. Iha dnoi deat heywer ec a l l ed' DSLR' s ' ;I ha dnoi deaofwha tIwa sgoi ngt odowi t hi twhenIgoti t ;Ij us tk newt ha ti fI wa nt edt oha v ea nyc ha nc eofc a pt ur i ngt ha tmount a i n, Ineededa' pr oper ' c a mer a . Sot heygotmeaNi k onD5100t ha tChr i s t ma s . AndIha v en' tl ook edba c k . I ' v ebeen ba c kt os hootMountWa r ni ng( a boutat wohourdr i v e)a tl ea s tadoz ent i mess i nc e.


Wha tdoy ouenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? I ' ds a yt he' a r t i s t r y ' f orwa ntofabet t ert er m. I ' m aGr a phi cDes i gnerbyt r a de, a ndI s t udi edFi neAr ta tUni v er s i t y , s oi t ' spr oba bl yf a i rt os a yI ' v ea l wa y sha dabi tofa c r ea t i v es t r ea k . Sophot ogr a phyi s n' texa c t l ys omet hi ngoutofl ef tďŹ el df orme ev eni fi tdi dt a k emeďŹ f t yy ea r st oc omet oi t . Forme, phot ogr a phyi ss eei ng s omet hi ng( Ic ons i der )i nt er es t i ng, t r y i ngt os hooti ti nawa yt ha tc a pt ur esmor e t ha nt hes um ofi t spa r t s , t henpr oc es s i ngt ha ti ma ges oi tl ook sl i k et hev i s i onI ha di nmymi ndsey e. I ti smybel i ef , t ha tourey es / mi nds / i ma gi na t i onsa r emuc h mor epower f ult ha nt hec a mer a ' sa bi l i t yt or ec or ddi gi t a li nf or ma t i ononas ens or , s of ormet hepos tpr oc es s i ngi sj us ta si mpor t a nti fy oua r egoi ngt obr ea t hey our v er s i onofl i f ei nt ot ha tv i s i on.


Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a pht ha ty ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Myf a v our i t ephot ogr a phi st hel a s tgoodone! !Whi c hi st hepr epa r a t i onf ort he nextgoodone. Tha ti sar ea l l yha r dques t i on. Ther e' sapi coft heBy r onBa y Li ght hous eIt ookj us ta f t ers t a r t i ngt hi sc our s e, a ndwhenIl ook eda ti tIt hought ' Wow, Ic a na c t ua l l yt a k eadec entpi c ' . Iwa ss ur pr i s ed, buti twa sapoi nti nt i me, t ha tma demet hi nk…k eepgoi ng. ThenIc a pt ur edaWa t erDr a gonLi z a r d( It hi nk t ha t ' swha tt hey ' r ec a l l ed) , a ndt hec ol our sa ndt hedet a i li nt ha ti ma gebl ewme a wa y , a ndt ha tma demet hi nk…k eepgoi ng. Thefir s ts hotIt ookwi t ha1020mm wi dea ngl el ensha dmel a ughi ngwi t hgl eeIwa ss oha ppywi t hi t . Myfir s tmoon s hot sha dmeec s t a t i ca ndIl ov edmyfir s ts unr i s es omuc hIha dac a nv a spr i nt done! !And, It hi nkIfina l l yc a pt ur edmyv i s i onofMountWa r ni ng( It hi nk ) . ButI di dapor t r a i tofmyk i ds. . . a ndIl ov ei t .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? WhenIr ec ei v edt heDSLRf orChr i s t ma s , Ipr omi s edmy s el fIwoul dl ea r nhowt o us ei t . Ir ea l i s ed, i fIwa sgoi ngt ol ea v ei tona ut o, Ima ya swel lha v es t uc kwi t h t heSma r tPhonec a mer a( whi c hwoul dha v ebeenal otc hea per ! ! ) . Thepr obl em I ha dwa s , wher et os t a r t ? ? ?Somuc ht ol ea r n, a nds oma nyv a r i a bl es . Al lt he i nf or ma t i oni sc er t a i nl ya v a i l a bl eonl i ne( a ndI ' m ar ea l' Googl ei sy ourf r i end' a dv oc a t e) , butpr i or i t i s i ngwha ti nf or ma t i onIneededt ok nowfir s ts oi tc a me t oget heri nal ogi c a lf a s hi onwa sdoi ngmyhea di n! !AndIk newnot hi ng. Tha ti s c er t a i nl ywher et hi sc our s ehel pedme. Thel ogi c a l' c hr onol ogi c a l ' or dert ha tt he l es s onsa r el a i douti nmea ntt ha tIwa sbui l di ngonk nowl edgega i nedf r om l es s on t ol es s on–ot her wi s e, Iwoul dha v ebeent r y i ngt ot ea c hmy s el fa boutwhi t e ba l a nc ebef or eIev enk newt hedi f f er enc ebet weenf 4a ndf 22, a ndIwoul dha v e s k i ppedI SOa l lt oget herbec a us ei ts eemedt ooha r d. Tha t , a ndt hemember s hi pt o t hec ol l ec t i v e–t heFa c ebookgr oup. I t ' sa ni nv a l ua bl ec l a s s r oom i na ndofi t s el f– pl usi tgi v esy out hec onfidenc et oa c t ua l l ydi s pl a yy ourwor k , a ndgetf eedba c k .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ia c t ua l l yha v eafiv ey ea rpl a nI ' m wor k i ngt owa r ds . Iwor kf ormy s el fa saGr a phi c Des i gner , s oi t ' sr ea l l ynogr ea tl ea pt os eehowphot ogr a phyc oul dfiti nt ot ha t pa r a di gm. Att hemomentI ' m wor k i nga tput t i ngt oget herama r k et i ngs t r a t egy a i meda t( hopef ul l y )mov i ngmor epr i nt s . Butov era nda bov et ha t , Ipl a nt ogetmor e i nt opor t r a i t ur e, s oI ' ma l s owor k i ngmywa yt owa r dt ha t . Ia m nows t a r t i ngt of eel t ha tt hes hot guns pr a y , hi ta ndmi s ss t y l et ha tIenj oy eds omuc hwhenIs t a r t edt hi s j our neyi ss l owl ybec omi ngat hi ngoft hepa s t , a ndI ' m get t i ngc l os era ndc l os ert o bei nga bl et ona i lmor et ha nImi s swi t hs omea c t ua ldel i ber a t i on. Ik nowIs t i l lha v e al ongwa yt ogo, butmywor k i ngk nowl edgeofmyc a mer aa ndt ec hni quei sgr owi ng ev er yt i meIs hoot , s oI ' m get t i ngc l os er . Iwoul dl i k et ot hi nkt ha ta ts omepoi nt wi t hi nt ha tfiv ey ea rper i od, Iwi l lbea bl et oputt hewor d' pr of es s i ona l ' i nf r ontof t hewor dphot ogr a pher–her e' shopi ng.


Anyot hert hought sy ou’ dl i k et os ha r ewi t hus ? Thes a met hi ng, t ha tt hr ought hea gesev er ypa r entha st ol dt hei rc hi l dr en, a nd ev er y bodyk nowi tt obet r ue…pr a c t i c e. I tdoes n' tma t t erwha ti ti s , s por t , l ea r ni nga mus i c a li ns t r ument , ba k i ngac a k eorphot ogr a phy . I fy ouwa ntt oi mpr ov et her ei s onl yonewa ya ndt her ea r enos hor t c ut s…pr a c t i c e. Somewi l lt a k et oi tqui c k era nd ea s i ert ha not her s , s omewi l lha v eana t ur a la bi l i t y , s omewi l lha v et owor kha r der . Butnobodyget st obegood, bet t erorbes twi t hout…pr a c t i c e. Andi fy oul ov ewha t y ou' r edoi ng, t hent hepr a c t i c ebec omespa r toft hej oyofdoi ngi t . Seemor eofRon’ sphot ogr a phyov era tht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ phot ogr a phy by r f c


Joy Bobr i nk ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t p: / / www. j o y be l l a pho t o gr a phy . c o m J oyi saper s onIa dmi r egr ea t l yf orherper s i s t a nc ea nddet er mi na t i ont oma k ei ta s aphot ogr a pherdes pi t ebei ngbot hdy s l exi ca ndc ol orbl i nd!I ns t ea dofget t i ng f r us t r a t eda ndgi v i nguponherdr ea ma sma nywoul di nherpos i t i on, s hef or ges f or wa r dt ofindawa yt ha twor k sf orher .Nev era f r a i dt oa s kf orhel por c ons t r uc t i v ec r i t i c i s ma ndt a k ei tonboa r d, s he’ sa l s of a s tt ogi v eba c kt oot her s a ndof f era dv i c eoraf r i endl yha ndofs uppor twher es hec a n.I ’ v eenj oy ed wa t c hi ngona sherphot ogr a phypr ogr es s es , bec omi ngoneoft hemos t i ns pi r a t i ona lmember sofourgr oup.


Howdi dy ouďŹ r s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? I ' m nots ur ehowi tbega n, butIwa sa l wa y st hef a mi l yphot ogr a pher s t a r t i ngwi t hapol a r oi dc a mer a , t henapoi nta nds hootc a mer a , a nd nextaCa nonEOSRebelxs . Iha di tf ors ev er a ly ea r s-a l wa y sonAut o unt i lIpur c ha s edt hi sc our s e. I ' v ea l wa y swa nt edt oc a pt ur e" t he moment " . I ' v ea c t ua l l ymi s s edi mpor t a ntmoment sbec a us eIwa s behi ndt hel ensa ndnotpa r t i c i pa t i ng. Wha tdoy ouenj oyt hemos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Il ov ebei nga s k edbymyf a mi l yt ot a k et hei rpi c t ur es . Toc a pt ur et hei r s pec i a lmoment s . Is t a r t edt hi sc our s es ot ha tIc oul dbec omet hebes t phot ogr a pherf ormyf a mi l y-myc hi l dr ena ndgr a ndc hi l dr en. Il ov e ha v i ngac onc epti nmyhea da ndbei nga bl et oexec ut ei twi t hmy c a mer a .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Iha dnoi deat ha tac a mer awa sc a pa bl eofs omuc h!Ev er y t hi ngI ' v el ea r neda bout phot ogr a phy , Il ea r nedf r om t hi sc our s e, Ta ny aa ndt heot hers t udent s . Fr om a per t ur e, s hut t ers peed, I SO, whi c hmodet os hooti n, c ha ngi ngwhi t eba l a nc e, met er i nga ndc ompos i t i on, et c . I ' v eha dnof or ma lt r a i ni ngout s i det hi sc l a s s .


Wha t ’ sy ourf a v our i t ephot ogr a phy ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Mya bs ol ut ef a v or i t ei ma get oda t ei smyBea ronaBi c y c l e. I ' v ea l wa y sl ov edbl ues a ndgr eens . I twa st hi sphot ot ha ts t a r t edmeonmynewes ta dv ent ur e.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ri ghtnowI ' v ec r ea t edaTeddyBPhot oBooka ndGr eet i ngCa r dsa nd i t ' sgoi ngwel lc ons i der i ngi tj us tl a unc hed. Ipl a nt oa ddmor ebook st o t hes er i esa nda ddi t i ona lc a r ds . I ' ml ea r ni nghowt oc ompos i t et ha nk st o St or yAr t( Ka r eni sa na r t i s tt ha twa sf ea t ur edi noneofourSt udent Ma ga z i ness ev er a lmont hsba c k ) . Ipl a nt ot a k emygr a ndc hi l dr en a r oundt hewor l dus i ngmyc a mer a . Ma y beI ' l lt a k emyTeddyBea rona f ewa dv ent ur eswi t ht hem. Any t hi ngel s ey ou’ dl i k et os ha r ewi t hev er y one? Iha v eac oupl eoft hi ngst ha twor ka ga i ns tme. I ' mc ol orbl i nda ndI ' m dy s l exi c , s ol ea r ni ngi sv er yc ha l l engi ng. Idon' ts eec ol orl i k eev er y one el s edoes . Idon' ta l wa y ss ees ha dows( whi c hi sha r dt oc or r ec ti npos t edi t i ng)a ndI ' m av i s ua l/a udi bl el ea r ner. . . whi c hmea nsIha v et ohea r i ta nds eei tf ori tt oma k es ens et omybr a i n. Ther ea r eda y smybr a i n j us tdoes n' twor ka ndIc a n' tgetmyc a mer at odowha tIwa nti tt odo. I ' v er ec ent l yf oundawa yt ha twor k sgr ea tf ormewi t hTa ny a ' shel p. I l ooka tot herphot ogr a pher ' swor ka ndfindoutwha tIl i k ea boutt hei r i ma gesa ndf r om t her et r yt or ec r ea t ewha tIl i k e/a ppr ec i a t ea bouti ti n myownphot ogr a phy . Thi sha sa l l owedmet oc r ea t emyownc er t a i n s t y l e( wi t houtc opy i ngs omeoneel s e' swor k ) . Myonl ya dv i s et oa not her phot ogr a pheri sdon' tgi v eup. I fs omet hi ngi s n' twor k i ng, t r yi ta di f f er entwa y . Fi ndawa yt ha twor k sf ory ou, ev eni fi t ' sunc onv ent i ona l . Ther ea r ephot ogr a pher si nt hi sgr oupt ha ts hootout s i det hebox, bec a us et hey ' v ef oundt hei rwa y . I ' m wor k i ngonfindi ngmi ne. Ihope y oufindy our s . Tov i ewmor eofJ oy ’ si ma gesv i s i t : ht t p: / / www. j oy bel l a phot ogr a phy . c om


Laur i e Lal l y ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ pho t o s by l a ur i e l La ur i ei soneoft hos ephot ogr a pher st ha tr emi ndmeofmy s el fwhenIfir s ts t a r t ed. Shephot ogr a phsa ny t hi nga ndev er y t hi ng, a da pt i ngwha ts heha sl ea r neda c r os s a l lgenr es , a l wa y swa nt i ngt ot r ynewt hi ngsa ndnev era f r a i dt oa s kpl ent yof ques t i ons . Whena s k i ngLa ur i ehowheri nt er es ti nphot ogr a phys t a r t ed, s hes a y si t c a ughthera t t ent i onma nyy ea r sa go. Ic a nr e me mbe rs i t t i ngi nt hedo c t o r ’ so f fic ea sak i d, l o o k i ngt hr o ughNa t i o na lWi l dl i f e ma ga z i ne sa ndt hi nk i ngho wa we s o mewo ul di tbet ogoo nas a f a r ia ndt a k epi c t ur e s o ft he s ebe a ut i f ula ni ma l s . Ats o mepo i ntIbe c a mef a mi l i a rwi t ht hewo r k so fAns e l Ada ms , a ndo t he rl a nds c a pepho t o gr a phe r s . The n, i ts no wba l l e di nt os t r e e t , ma c r oa nd po r t r a i t s . Themo r ewo r k sIs a w, t hede e pe rmyde s i r ebe c a met oe x pl o r et hi sfie l do f t hea r t s .


Wha tdoy ouenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Wha tIenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pheri st ha tInowha v ea news etofey es , s ot os pea k . Is eet hewor l da nda l li t si mper f ec t i onsi n ac ompl et el ydi f f er entl i ght . Ther ei sbea ut yi nev er y t hi ng. . . i fy out a k e t het i met ol ookf ori t .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha sgi v enmet het ool sIneedt owor kt owa r dbei ngt hebes tIc a nbe i nt hi sfiel d. Ea s yt ounder s t a ndl es s ons , c ons t a ntt ea c hers uppor t , a ndagr oupof f el l owmember swhot r ul ydos ha r et hel ov eI ’ v ef oundf orphot ogr a phy .I tdoes n’ t getmuc hbet t ert ha nt ha t ! Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a phy ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Ienj oys hoot i nga l ldi f f er entgenr es, butIgues sIwoul dha v et os a yt he hummi ngbi r dwi t hi t st ongues t i c k i ngouti soneofmyf a v or i t es . Shoot i ngbi r dsi s oneoft hemor ec ha l l engi ngt hi ngst ophot ogr a ph, butt ha tpa r t i c ul a r hummi ngbi r ds eemedt oa c t ua l l ypos ef orme. Iwa sl uc k yenought oc a t c hher l i c k i ngherc hopsa f t eradr i nka tt hef eeder .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Iwoul dv er ymuc hl i k et oc ont i nuemys t udyofphot ogr a phya nd expl or ea l la v enues . I ’ v ey ett odec i dewha tgenr eIenj oys hoot i ngbes t , butIc a ns a y , Iwon’ tbeput t i ngmyc a mer adowna nyt i mes oon. Any t hi ngel s ey ou' dl i k et os ha r ewi t hev er y one? I ’ v ebeeni nt hi sc our s ef oral i t t l eov eray ea rnowa ndi twa s n’ tunt i l j us tr ec ent l yt ha tIfina l l yha dt ha t“ Aha ”momentwher et hi ngss t a r t ed t oc l i c k . Mor ei mpor t a nt l y , Ir ea l i z edt ha tha di tnotbeenf orTa ny aa nd t hec our s emember s , Iwoul dha v epr oba bl ymov edont os omet hi ng el s e. Li k ey ou, I ’ v eha dl ot soff r us t r a t i ngmoment sbutha v i ngs uppor t mea ntev er y t hi ng, s ot a k ea dv a nt a geofi t !Wet r ul yl ea r nf r om ourown ef f or t sa ndf r om ours ha r i ngofi dea s , s ugges t i ons , a ndc ons t r uc t i v e c r i t i c i s ms . Pa r t i c i pa t i oni st hek ey ! Tha nky ouf orbel i ev i ngi nme, Ta ny a . Tov i ewmor eofLa ur i e’ si ma gesv i s i t : ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ phot os by l a ur i el


Mi st yWebb ( s t ude ntpr o ďŹ l e ) ht t ps : / / www. c l a y br o c pho t o me mo r i e s . c o m Nev era f r a i dt oa s kf orhel p, Mi s t yqui c k l ygr ewi nt ot hewonder f ulphot ogr a pher s hei st oda y .I twa sobv i ousf r om t hes t a r tt ha tMi s t ywa sdet er mi nedt ol ea r na s muc ha ss hec oul da boutt hec r a f t . Ev er yt i mes hea s k edaques t i oni nourPr i v a t e Fa c ebookGr oup, It houghtt omy s el f , t hi sphot ogr a pheri sgoi ngpl a c es . Ha v i ng bui l tupa ney ef orphot ogr a phyma nyy ea r sa go, t henexts t epwa st ol ea r nhow t ot a k ef ul lc ont r olofherc a mer as et t i ngs , i ns t ea dofs hoot i ngi nAUTO.Wi t ht hi s s k i l lnowunderherbel t , herf ut ur ei nphot ogr a phyi swher eev ers hewa nt st o t a k ei t .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v eALWAYSl ov edt a k i ngpi c t ur es , butwa snev era bl et opur s uei ts i nc eIwa sa s i ngl ewor k i ngmom. Ther ej us twa s n’ tt i met opr a c t i c ea ndl ea r n. Igotmyv er y fir s t35mm ( fil m)c a mer ai n1997a ndwoul dgot ot hec a rr a c esev er yweek end a ndt a k epi c t ur es . Ofc our s e, Iwa sona ut obec a us eInev erk newa boutma nua l . Myhus ba nd, whi c ha tt het i mewa sj us tmybes tf r i end, a l s ol ov edt a k i ngpi c t ur es a ndwa sr ea l l ygooda tt a k i ngt hepi c t ur esofr a c ec a r sgoi nga r oundt het r a c k . He t r i eda ndt r i edt oexpl a i nt omea bouta per t ur ea nds hut t ers peedbutIj us t c oul dn’ tunder s t a nd. So, Ij us tk epts hoot i ngi na ut o. Theni n2003myhus ba ndboughtmemyfir s tDSLRc a mer aa ndIwa st hr i l l ed, but s t i l ls hoot i ngi na ut o. Is t a r t edt a k i ngpi c t ur esofev er y t hi ngbuts t i l lnev er under s t ooda nyofwha tIwa sdoi ng. Is t a r t edt a k i ngpi c sofmygr a ndk i ds , t hen ot herpeopl e’ sk i dsf orf una ndev er y ones a i d“ ohy ous houl ddot hi sf oral i v i ng” a ndIl a ugheda tt hem, a f t era l lIha daf ul lt i mej ob. Oneda ywhi l es c r ol l i ngt hr oughFa c ebookt hi sa dpoppedupf ora nonl i nec our s e f orphot ogr a phya ndIc oul dwor ka tmyownpa c e, s oIc l i c k edoni ta ndpoofImet Ta ny aa ndmyl i f ec ompl et el yc ha nged. Iwentoutofmyc omf or tz onea nd s wi t c hedt hec a mer at oma nua la ndha v enev erl ook edba c k .


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Thi si saha r dques t i on, Iha v es oma nypeopl et ha ti ns pi r emei ndi v er s ewa y s . But It hi nk“ wha t ”i ns pi r esmemos ti st hebea ut ya r oundust ha tmos tpeopl edonot s eeorc hoos et ol ooka t . Peopl ea r es obus ywi t hl i f et ha tt heyf or gett oj us ts t op, l ooka ndma y beev ent a k eapi c t ur et ha tma yma k et hem s mi l el a t er , Ius edt obe oneoft hos epeopl e. WhenIgot hr ought heFBpa gesa nds eeot herphot os , Iget i ns pi r edt ogoa ndt r ynewt hi ngs . Ia mc ons t a nt l yl ook i nga r oundmef ort ha t per f ec tpi c t ur e. Funnyt hi ngi sIfindmy s el fl ook i nga tpl a c esa ndt hi ngsmos t peopl ewoul dnott hi nkoff orapi c t ur e. Youk nowt hephot ogr a phers a y i ng, “ wha t y ous eev swha tIs ee” . Iha v ema demypoorhus ba ndj us ts t opont hes i deoft he r oa ds oIc a ngot a k eapi c t ur eofaflowerorabi r d. Hel i s t enst omet a l ka bout pi c t ur es , wha tIha v el ea r neda ndwha tIwa ntt odoi nc es s a nt l ya ndnev er c ompl a i nsa bouti t . Heha smos tdefini t el ybeenmybi gges ts uppor t eront hi s j our ney , s oIt hi nkhei ns pi r esmet hemos t .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Ohmygoodnes s , hel pedi sa nunder s t a t ement . Bec a us eoft hi sc our s e, Inow ownmyownbus i nes sa nda ma bl et odowha tIha v ea l wa y swa nt edt odo. I ha v el ea r nedf r om s omeot hera r ea sa swel lf orwha tIa m doi ng, buti fi twer e notf ort hi sc our s eIwoul dha v enev ert a k ent hel ea pi nt ot hi s , Iwoul dha v e nev erbeena bl et ounder s t a ndwha ts omeoft heot herc our s eswer et a l k i ng a bout . Thi sc our s ea nda l loft hehel pf ulpeopl ei ni ta r et her ea s onIa m wher eI a mt oda y . Andf ort ha tIa m gr a t ef ula ndIf eela st houghIha v ema def r i endsa s wel l . Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? It hi nkmymos tmemor a bl emomentwa sc a pt ur i ngmyfir s thummi ngbi r di n fli ght . Ther ei ss omet hi nga boutt hem t ha tmes mer i z esmea ndIl ov et oj us ts i t a ndwa t c ht hem.


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Myf a v or i t el oc a t i oni sa nypl a c ewi t hwa t er . Il i k et hes er eni t yoft hewa t er a ndl ov ei ti npi c t ur es .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Mybi gges tpl a ni st ok eepl ea r ni nga ndgr owi ng. Iwa ntt ok eepma k i ng f a mi l i esha ppywhent heys eet hei rpi c t ur es . Ia l s opl a nont a k i ngba c ks ome t i mef ormet oj us tgoouta nds hoott hepi c t ur esIl ov et os hootl i k eba r nsa nd br i dgesa ndwa t er f a l l set c .


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Ta k ey ourc a mer aoutofAUTO. Ser i ous l y , t hegr ea t es tt hi ngIev erl ea r ned. Al s os hooti nRAW.Shoot i ngi nr a wha ss a v edmeons ev er a loc c a s i ons .

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Gayl i n Lyons ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t p: / / ga y l i nl y ons . weebl y . c om Myi nt er es ti nphot ogr a phybega naf ewy ea r sa gowhenIwa sc r ea t i ngawebs i t e f orac l i entwhot ookherownphot osofherhor s es .Shea l wa y sc a ughtt he per s ona l i t yoft hehor s e, t hei rgr a c e, ma j es t y , s t r engt ha ndi nt el l i genc e. Wel l , I c a mei nt oabi tofmoneya ndboughtmy s el faCa nonRebelXT.Ius edi tma i nl yi n a ut omodes i nc eIk newnot hi nga boutma nua l . Tha twa st hes t a r tofmyl ov ea f f a i r wi t hphot ogr a phy .


Wha tdoy ouenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Il ov ebei ngbehi ndt hec a mer aa ndIl ov ec a pt ur i ngamomenti nt i me.Forme, c ur r ent l y , t hi smea nsc omi nguponabugi nt hega r dena ndget t i ngi ton" fil m" , ha , wel lnotfil m, y ouk now, butona‘ c a r d’ .Iha v ef oundt ha tbei ngaphot ogr a pherha s gi v enmeanewper s pec t i v eonhowIl ooka tl i f e, Inot i c ea l lk i ndsoft hi ngst ha tI di dn' t12mont hsa go. Is eebea ut yi ni ns ec t s , ev ens pi der s( ugh! )Lol !Ic a n a ppr ec i a t es t or mc l ouds , r a i ndr ops , dew, mor ni ngf og.Ev er y t hi ngIs eeInowl ooka t wi t hav i ewofbei ngbehi ndt hel ensofac a mer a . Il ov ei t !Ic r a v ei t !Ineedi t ! Ia l s oha v ef oundt ha tmyphot osha v ebeengi v i ngal otoff r i endsmuc hj oy .So bei ngaphot ogr a pherha sgi v enmea nout l etf orc r ea t i v i t yt ha text endst ogi v i ngj oy t oot her s .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha sgi v enmet heoppor t uni t yt ol ea r nhowt ous eac a mer apr oper l y . I k newnot hi nga boutmyc a mer aors hoot i ngi nma nua lmodebef or ej oi ni ngt hi s c our s e. Iha dnev ert a k ena nyphot osus i ngma nua lmode, a l wa y ss t i c k i ngt o a ut oma t i c . IďŹ ndt ha tt hewa yt hec our s ei spr es ent eda c t ua l l ydr a wsmei nt owa nt i ngt ok now mor e.Thel es s onsa r eea s yt ounder s t a nd, t her ei sal otofoppor t uni t yt ogetout a ndpr a c t i c et hea s s i gnment s . Ea c hl es s onbui l dsont hepr ev i ousl es s on.Ther ei snopr es s ur et oha v eal es s on c ompl et edbyac er t a i nt i me, whi c hwa si mpor t a ntf ormea sIwor ks hi f t sa ndI woul dn' tbea bl et odot hec our s eot her wi s e.Doi ngt hi sc our s ei none' sownt i me wa sahugedr a wf orme.


Ha v i ngi nputf r om Ta ny aa ndt heot hers t udent sha sbeenv er yhel pf ul .Iha v e l ea r nedmuc hf r om s eei ngwha tot her spos ta nd" l i s t eni ng"t oc omment sa nd s ugges t i ons . Ik eepa" not ebook "onmyc omput erofv a r i ousexper i ment st ha tI woul dl i k et ot r yoneda y . Nowt ha tIha v eupgr a dedmyc a mer a , Ia ma l s oa bl et o goba c ka ndr ev i ewt hel es s onsa sma nyt i mesa sIneed. Ic oul dnotha v ea s k edf oramor edet a i l ed, ea s yt ol ea r n, c ont entor i ent edc our s e. Ta ny aha sr ea l l yout doneher s el f !I t ' seduc a t i ona l , f unt owor kt hr ough, wi t hl ot s ofexpl a na t i ona ndpl ent yofhel p. Thi sc our s ei shel pi ngmet ot a k e" Ahhhhh. . . " phot os , s ha r pphot os , i nf oc usphot os , k noc ky ours oc k sof fc ol orphot os , a ndwow b&wphot os . I ' ml ea r ni ngwha tl ens esa r ebes tf orc er t a i nphot os .Ik newnot hi nga boutl ens es bef or eIs t a r t ed.Iha daMa c r ol ensa ndt hek i tl ens .Inowha v eaTa mr on 150600mm t el ephot ol ensa nda ml ea r ni nghowt os hootwi t hi t . Thi sc our s ei saGods end.Wher eonc eIwoul ds pendhour sj us twa t c hi ngmov i es orr ea di ngbook swhenIwa s n' twor k i ng, Inowpi c kupmyc a mer aa ndIgoout .I a ml ov i ngmyl i f e, a ndphot ogr a phya swel la st hi sc our s ei sahugepa r toft ha t .


Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a pht ha ty ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Myf a v or i t ephot ogr a ph.Wow, t hi si ss uc hadi f fic ul tques t i on. Il ov eMa c r o phot ogr a phy . Iwi l lnev ergr owt i r edofget t i ngi nc l os et omys ubj ec t . Somy f a v or i t ewoul dbet hei ma geofal ea ff r om at r ee. I twa sr a i ni ngwhenIt ookt he phot o. . . Ifindi ta ma z i ngt ha tIc a nt a k eaphot oa ndfindi nc r edi bl ebea ut ywi t hi n, a ndbea bl et obr i ngi touti nac r oppedphot ogr a ph. WhenIs a wt hi sphot oonmyc omput er , Ir ea l i z edt ha tIc oul dc a pt ur e‘ amoment i nt i me’ .Nev era ga i n, wheni tr a i ns , wi l lt her a i ndr opsf a l la st heydi dwhenIwa s outi nt hey a r dt ha tda y .Ev er yphot oi sdi f f er ent , uni quea ndi t ' sat hr i l lf orme whenIs eet ha tI ' v egotagoodone, t ha t‘ Idi di t ’ . AndIdi dt ha twi t ht hi sphot o.Il ov er a i ndr ops. . . Il ov eMa c r ophot ogr a phy ! Igues sI ' ms a y i ngt ha tt hi sphot of ormewa st he‘ Ahhhhhh’ moment .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ia m nots ur ea tt hi st i mea boutt hef ut ur eofmyphot ogr a phy .Ia ms uc hanov i c e a nda mr a t herenj oy i ngt he" moment " .Ha v i ngs a i dt ha t , IdoďŹ ndmy s el fwi s hi ngt o s eemyphot osi nabook , orons omeoneel s e' s wa l l .So, Igues s , s omewher edeepdownIwoul d l i k et obegoodenought os el lmyphot os .


Fr om Ta ny a : Ther ei snodoubti nmymi ndt ha tphot ogr a phyc ha nges t hewa yy ous eet hewor l d. AsGa y l i nf ound, i t ’ sa c t ua l l yqui t ea n i nc r edi bl et r a ns f or ma t i ont oexper i enc e. Suddenl yy ounot i c el i ght , s ha pes , c ol our sa ndt ext ur esy ou’ dnotha v es eenbef or e. I t ’ sbeena pl ea s ur et owa t c hona sGa y l i nr edi s c ov er st hebea ut yi nt heev er yda y , a nds t a r tl i v i nga ga i ni nt hepr es ent . Bei ngaphot ogr a phers i mpl ymea ns ‘ y our ea l l yl ov ephot ogr a phy ’ . Thi si ni t s el fha st oputGa y l i nupt her e wi t ht hebes toft hem!


Anyot hert hought sy ou’ dl i k et os ha r ewi t husGa y l i n? Inev ert houghtt ha tIwoul dev erowna" pr of es s i ona l "c a mer a , nort ha tIwoul dbe a bl et ot a k er ea l l ygood, t ogr ea t , t oa wes omephot os . Bei nga bl et odos oi sac ombi na t i onofk nowi ngmyc a mer a , l ea r ni nghowt ous ei t , doi ngt hel es s ons , l i s t eni ngc a r ef ul l yt oc r i t i quesa ndr ea dj us t i ngt he‘ howt o’ a sone goesa l ong. Iwoul dl i k et ot ha nkTa ny af orput t i ngt hi sc our s et oget hera ndof f er i ngi t .I ' v emet gr ea tpeopl ewhot a k ea wes omephot osbec a us eoft hi sc our s e. It hi nky oua r ea l l br i l l i a nt , a ndI ' mt hr i l l edt obeapa r toft hi sc our s ewi t hy ou. Tha nky ouf ory ours ugges t i ons , a dv i c e, c omment sa ndphot os . Iha v ebeeni ns pi r edby ev er yphot oI ' v es etmyey eson. Ga y l i nLy ons-ht t p: / / ga y l i nl y ons . weebl y . c om


Chr i st i neGar ner ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ pr o fil e . php? i d= 100017669702069 I t ’ sbeena nhonorget t i ngt ok nowChr i s t i net hr oughherphot ogr a phya ndwa t c h hergr owi nt oa na wes omet r a v elphot ogr a pher . Myf a v or i t ei ma get a k enbyChr i s i st heones hownonpa ge35. Wha tas t or y t el l i ngs hot !Ia bs ol ut el yl ov ehowt he c r es c entmoona ndt hec a rt r a v el i nga l ongt her oa dba l a nc eea c hot herout per f ec t l y . Ov ert hey ea r swe’ v emetma nyofouronl i nes t udent si nper s ona ndi twa sour pl ea s ur et oha v eChr i s t i nea ndherda ught erJ odis t a ywi t huswhent heyv i s t ed Aus t r a l i a . I ’ l lnev erf or gett ha tbea ut i f ulwi des mi l eonChr i s t i ne’ sf a c ewhens he s a wt heGr ea tBa r r i erReeff ort hefir s tt i mef r om ahel i c opt er .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Sev eny ea r sa goIpi c k edupac a mer aoutofs heerbor edom. Il i v eona32s qua r e mi l ei s l a ndi nt heCa r i bbea na ndbega nphot ogr a phi ngmov i nga i r pl a nesf r om t he r ooft opofahot el . Tha ts a mey ea rIent er edaphot oc ont es ta ndpl a c eds ec ond. Thema ga z i ner unni ngt hec ont es tpubl i s hedmyphot o. Iwa si ns t a nt l yhook ed. Suddenl ymybor edom c ha ngedt oent hus i a s ma ndul t i ma t el ybec a mea n obs es s i on. Ibec a mes oi nt r i gueda twha tc oul dbec a pt ur edj us tbyl ook i ng t hr oughal ens . Si nc et henIha v ebeenl uc k yenought oha v ebeenpubl i s hedv a r i oust i mesa nd j us tr ec ent l y , ha v i ngha doneofmyphot osgr a c et hec ov erofama j orma ga z i ne. I a l s ot r a v ela smuc ha sIc a n. I t ’ sabi gwor l doutt her ea ndmyphot ogr a phybuc k et l i s ti sl ong.


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Ia m abi gf a nofAnni eLei bov i t z . Thec ompos i t i onofherphot os hoot sa r e bey onda ny one’ si ma gi na t i on. Si mpl ebuta bs ol ut el ybr i l l i a nt . Ev er y onet ha tha s ev erpos t edont heSLRPhot ogr a phypa geha si ns pi r edmei nonewa yor a not her . Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Nov ember7, 2016, fly i ngov ert heGr ea tBa r r i erReefi nAus t r a l i a . I twa sada yI wi l lnev erf or geta nds ounexpec t ed, agi f tf r om myda ught erf ormybi r t hda ya l l pr ea r r a nged. Iwa swi t h2ot herpr of es s i ona lphot ogr a pher st ha tda ybutone ha dt os i toutduet oapr ev i ouss ur ger ya ndt heot herr odei nt heba c ks ea tof t hehel i c opt erwi t hmyda ught er . Whenwea r r i v edoutt ot hi ss pec i ficl oc a t i on c a l l edHea r tI s l a ndi nt hehel i c opt er , Il ook eddowna nds t a r t edt oc r y . ThenI r ea l i z edIha dbet t erc ompos emy s el forIwon’ tbea bl et os eet hr ought hev i ew findert ot a k et hephot o. I ti samemor yet c hedi nmymi ndf or ev er .


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Si t t i ngi na na i r bor nehel i c opt erwi t hmyc a mer aa ny wher ei nt hewor l di smy f a v or i t el oc a t i on. Iha v ebeenl uc k yenought obea bl et ot r a v elext ens i v el ya l l ov ert hewor l ddoc ument i ngmyt r a v el si nphot os .Howev er , Idol i v eona bea ut i f ulCa r i bbea ni s l a ndwher et hec ol or soft hewa t era r et ha ts t unni ng pr i s t i nea quabl uec ol or . Then, ofc our s eweha v eThePr i nc es sJ ul i a nna I nt er na t i ona lAi r por tr unwa yt ha ts i t sa tt heendoft hef a mousMa hobea c h wher et hepl a nesc omei nl owa nddi r ec t l yov er hea d, s oIha v et os a yt ha tt hi si s mya bs ol ut ef a v or i t el oc a t i onwhenIa m nott r a v el i ng.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s et ea c hesy ouhowt oflyt hepl a ne. Att het i meIf oundt hi sc our s e ba c ki n2014, Iwa sfini s hi ngupal engt hyphot ogr a phypr ogr a mi nNYC.Tha t c our s et a ughtmehowt hepl a newa sbui l t . Fr us t r a t eda tnotr ea l l y under s t a ndi ngt hebi gpi c t ur e, Ii mmedi a t el yenr ol l edi nTa ny a ’ sc our s e.I wa nt edt ok nowhowt ous et hec a mer anotk nowhowi twa sbui l t !Herc our s e t ur nedoutt obeev er y t hi nga ndmor ei nwha tIwa nt ed. Phot ogr a pher sGui det o Ma r k et i ng, Bi r dPhot ogr a phy , Ma c r oPhot ogr a phya ndt hebes ty et , Edi tLi k ea Pr o, wea r es of or t una t et oha v ea l lt hes ec our s esunderoneumbr el l a . Iwa i t exc i t edl yf ort heNi ght / As t r ophot ogr a phyc our s eher e. Thef a c tt ha twea l lpos tours et t i ngsonher ei sapr i c el es sc ommodi t y .Iha v e t a k ens omephot oswi t hs et t i ngsf r om phot ogr a pher sa ndma demyownc hea t s heetc a r dswi t ht hei rpi c t ur es oIwoul da l wa y sk nowhowt ot a k e“ t ha t ”s hot .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Al t houghIha v emos t l ybeena na v i a t i on& l a nds c a pephot ogr a pher , Ia m wa nt i ngt oma s t ers t r eetphot ogr a phy . Iwa ntt obea bl et ot el las t or yt hr ough myphot os . Dr onephot ogr a phyi sa l s ok noc k i nga tmydoor . Ay ea ra goIboughtChr i s Ga r ner phot ogr a phy . c om butIha v en’ tha dt het i met o s eti tup, s ohopef ul l ywi l lbea bl et oma k et i met ogett ha tupa ndr unni ng.


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Knowy ourc a mer a . Thefir s tt hi ngIdowhenIgetanewc a mer ai sdownl oa d, pr i nta nds t udyt heent i r ema nua l . Rea da ndr ev i ewt hec our s enot est ha ta r ea v a i l a bl e. Keeppus hi ngy our s el ft o l ea r nmor e. St udypubl i s hedphot osf r om ot her s . Theyha v ev a l ua bl ei nf or ma t i on i nt hem. Is pendal otoft i mes t udy i ngot herpeopl e’ sphot ost ofindoutwha t ma k esaphot ogr ea t( ornots ogr ea t )a ndt heus eofunus ua la nddi f f er ent a ngl esofc ompos i t i on. Phot ogr a phyi sac ont i nua ll ea r ni ngc ur v e. Lookba c ka ty ourphot oswheny oufir s ts t a r t ed. Lea r nf r om wha ty oudi dor di dn’ tdo, howy ouc ompos eda ndus eofl i ght . Iwa sj us tr ec ent l yc a t a l ogui ng s omeha r ddr i v esa ndc a mea c r os ss omer ea l l yol dphot ost ha tIha dt a k enba c k i nt heda y swhenIonl ys hoti nJ PEGmode. Iha dagoodl a ughwi t hmy s el f . Di dI r ea l l ynotl ev elt ha thor i z on?


Ta k ea dv a nt a geofgoi ngoutwi t hot herphot ogr a pher sbec a us et her ei sALWAYS s omet hi ngt ol ea r nf r om s omeoneel s er ega r dl es soft hei rl ev elofs k i l l . Ev er y one ha sat i p, t r i c kors ec r ett ha ty oudon’ tk now. Iha dt heoppor t uni t yt hi sy ea rt o meetupwi t haf el l owSLRmembera tFl a mi ngoGa r densi nFl or i dawher ewe ha daf a bul oust i meget t i ngt ok nowea c hot herwhi l ewet ookphot os . Don’ tov er s a t ur a t e. Ev ent houghedi t i ngi sas ubj ec t i v ei nt er pr et a t i onoft he a r t i s t / phot ogr a pher , t heonemos ti mpor t a ntt hi ngInol ongerdoi sov er s a t ur a t e myphot os . Inows hootonaf a i t hf ulmodewi t hmos tofmydi a l sa tz er o. It hen edi tt hephot ot hewa yIs a wt hec ol or sa ndl i ghti nt hes c ene. Iwi l lf r equent l y s wi t c ht ol a nds c a pemodef orat es ts hot , j us tt os eewha tt hec ol or sl ookl i k e “ s a t ur a t ed”i nt hephot o. Oha ndi fy ouha v en’ tt a k enTa ny a ’ sEdi tLi k eaPr oc our s e, y oua r emi s s i ngout BI GTI ME. NoTextbookc oul dpos s i bl yt ea c hy ouwha tt hi sc our s edoes .

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Thefir s tt i meIs a wJ ul i e’ sc a pt i v a t i ngi ma gesofadeer , Ik new s he’ dma k ea na wes omes t udentpr ofil e. Wi t hahungert ol ea r nev er y t hi ngs hec a n a boutphot ogr a phy , I ’ v enodoubts heha swha ti tt a k est ogoa sf a ra ss hewi s hes , es pec i a l l ywi t hi nt hegenr eoffinea r tna t ur ea ndl a nds c a pes . Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Iha v eanumberofpr of es s i ona lphot ogr a pher swhos ewor kIl ov e: Ans elAda ms f orl a nds c a pes ;Ar tWol f ef orhi swi l dl i f ea ndl a nds c a pes ;a nd, Anni eLei bov i t zf or hers t unni ngpor t r a i t s . But , t obehones t , mywi f ea ndmyf a mi l yi ns pi r emet he mos t . Theyha v ea l wa y sbeens os uppor t i v eofmywor ka nda r ea l wa y smybi gges t f a nc l ub. Mywi f ei st heonewhogotmemyfir s tDSLRc a mer aonmy40t h bi r t hda yt ha tr ea l l ypus hedmeba c ki nt ot hephot ogr a phya ddi c t i ona ga i n.


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Ifir s tbec a mei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phyi nmyt eensf ort wor ea s ons . Fi r s t , my da dgothi sfir s tSLRc a mer aa ndIf el li nl ov ewi t hi t-a nd, pr et t ymuc h ( per ma nent l y )bor r owedi tf ormy s el f( s or r y , da d! ) . And, s ec ond, Is pentf our y ea r si nav oc a t i ona lpr i nt i ngc l a s st ha ts ha r edt heda r kr oom wi t ht he phot ogr a phys t udent s . Ienj oy eds eei ngwha tt heydev el opedf r om t hei rr ol l s offil m. ( Ba c kt hen, i nor dert obur npr i nt i ngpl a t es , wedev el opedfil ma nd nega t i v ess i mi l a r l yt owha tt hephot ogr a pher sdi d. ) Af t erhi ghs c hool , Iwentt oc ol l egef orGr a phi cDes i gna ndha da noppor t uni t y t ot a k eas emes t erofbl a c ka ndwhi t ephot ogr a phya ndwa sonc ea ga i nba c k i nt heda r kr oom dev el opi ngfil m. If el li nl ov ewi t hnotonl yc a pt ur i ngi ma ges , buta l s owi t hfil m pr oc es s i nga ndma ni pul a t i ngt hel i ghtt oempha s i z e di f f er enta r ea soft hefina lpr i nt s . Ia l wa y ss wor et ha tmyfir s thous ewoul d ha v eas pa c ef orada r kr oom.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha shel pedmet os l owdowna ndr ea l l y‘ s ee’ wha tI ’ mt r y i ngt o phot ogr a ph. Tov i s ua l i z ea ndt obepur pos ef uli nwha tIwa ntt oc a pt ur e. Tous e t hec a mer ai nmor ewa y st ha nj us t‘ poi nta nds hoot ’ . Ia l s oha v et os a yt ha tt heot hers t udent si nt hec our s eha v ebeens omeoft he mos ta ma z i nga ndi ns pi r i ngpeopl e. Theya r es oi nc r edi bl yhel pf ul , wi t hout j udgementofhownewy ouma ybeorhowbl ur r yy ourfir s tphot osa r et ha ty ou pos t , ort ha ty ourc ol ori sof f . Theys i mpl yof f erenc our a gement , a dv i c ea nda f r i endl ypl a c et os ha r eourphot os .


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Iwa swa l k i ngt hr oughHec k r odtWet l a ndsRes er v enea rourhomeea r l yone ev eni nga ndc a mea c r os st hes ma l lher dofdeert ha tl i v et her e. I twa smyfir s tt i me s eei ngt hem a ndwa sSOexc i t ed!But , Idi dn’ twa ntt os t a r t l et hem. So, Is t a y ed ba c ka ndmov edt oas potont het r a i lwher eIc oul dwa t c ht hem qui et l y . Iha dmy c a mer aupt omyey ea ndwa ss na ppi nga wa ywhenIhea r dal oud“ s na p”t omy l ef t . Is l owl yt ur nedmyhea d( a ndc a mer awi t hi t )a ndc a mef a c et of a c ewi t hadoe f r om t heher d, j us ts t a ndi ngt her ea boutfiv ef eetf r om wher eIs a t . Wej us ts t a r ed a tea c hot her . Is t i l lha dmyc a mer aa tmyey el ev el , s oIf oc us eda nds na ppeda qui c kphot o. Shewa t c hedmeaf ewmor es ec onds , t hens i mpl yt ur neda ndmov ed ont ot her es tofherher d. I ti s n’ tt hebes tphot oI ’ v et a k en. But , i t ’ st hemos t memor a bl eone, bec a us eoft ha tonea ma z i ngmoment . Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Ia c t ua l l yha v eac oupl e. But , t hepl a c eIgomos tof t eni st hes ma l lr es er v et ha tI ment i oned, a bov e. Il ov ej us twa nder i ngt het r a i l st os eewha tpopsup. I ’ v es een ev er y t hi ngf r om al a r gev a r i et yofs ongbi r ds , t os qui r r el s , t ot hes ma l lher dofdeer , t or a c c oonsont hebi r df eeder sa ndagr ea tbl ueher on. Ik nowt ha ta nyt i meIgo t her eIwi l lha v ear el a xi ngwa l ka ndi t ’ sa l wa y sauni queexper i enc e.


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Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Iha v es oma nyi ma gesIwa ntt os ha r e. So, I ’ dev ent ua l l yl i k et oha v emy phot ogr a phybeas ma l ls i debus i nes s , ( hopef ul l y )s el l i ngmyl a nds c a pea nd wi l dl i f epr i nt s . And, Iwa ntt ol ea r nmor e…ofev er y t hi ng. Mor et ec hni ques , mor egenr es , mor es t y l es . Any t hi ngIc a nl ea r na boutwor k i ng, a ndc r ea t i ng, wi t h myc a mer aa nds of t wa r e. . . Iwa ntt ok eepdoi ngt ha tf ora sl onga sIc a n. Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Don’ tqui t . Wheny ous eea l lt hos ea ma z i ngs hot sbyot herphot ogr a pher sdon’ t bei nt i mi da t edbyt hem, beENERGI ZEDbyt hem. Don’ tgi v eupbec a us ey ou t hi nky ou’ r enotgoodenough. I ns t ea d, wor kha r dert obec omebet t ert omor r ow t ha nYOUa r er i ghtnow. Keeppr a c t i c i nga ndev ent ua l l yy ou’ l lfindy ourown ni c hea nds t y l e. Tos eemor eofJ ul i e’ swonder f ulwor k , v i s i therFa c ebookpa geov era t ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ j ber gl undphot o/


Dani el l eMayes ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. i ns t a gr a m. c o m/ da ni e l l e m1104/ Phot ogr a phydoes n’ tgeta nybet t ert ha nwheni thel pss t r engt hent hebondsof y ourent i r ef a mi l y !Da ni el l ec omesf r om af a mi l yofphot ogr a pher s , c her i s hi ngt he t i met heygett os pendt oget herwi t hc a mer ai nha nd. Da ni el l e’ sbes tpi ec eofa dv i c e“ i st oma k es ur ey out a k ey ourey ea wa yf r om t he c a mer aa ndl ooka r oundoc c a s i ona l l y ” . Qui t eof t ent hel i ghtbehi ndy ouwi l lbe bet t ert ha nt hel i ghtt ot hef r ontors omet hi ngc ooll i k ear a i nbowwi l lha v e a ppea r ed.


Howdi dy ouďŹ r s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Phot ogr a phyi sabi tofat hi ngi nmyf a mi l y . Mymot herha sa l wa y senj oy edt a k i ng phot osa ndIpr oba bl ygoti nt er es t edi ni tbec a us eofher . Mum a ndIl i k et ol ooka t ea c hot her si ma gesa nda l wa y st a gea c hot heri nphot oswea dmi r eonI ns t a gr a m. Myda ught erl ov esi tt ooa nds odomys i s t er sa nds i s t er i nl a w. Wes omet i mesdo c ha l l engest oget hera ndt ha tk eepst hemot i v a t i ongoi ng. Da dof t ent a gsa l ong whenMum a ndIgooutf oraphot ogr a phyďŹ x. Hei sgr ea tf ors pot t i ngbi r ds . Ia m nots ur ehi sbi r dc a l li sv er ya ut hent i ct hough!( Shh, don' tt el lhi m. ) Forme, phot ogr a phyi sagr ea tes c a pef r om av er ybus yj ob. Ia m at ea c hers oi ti s us ua l l yaSunda ya f t er noona nds c hoolhol i da yt hi ng. Il ov egoi ngf orawa l ka nd get t i ngouti nt ona t ur e. I ti sgr ea tes c a pi s m. I nabus ywor l d, phot ogr a phyi sgood f orf or c i ngy out os l owdowna ndt obemi ndf ulofwha ti sa r oundy ou.


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Ia m pr oba bl ymos ti ns pi r edbyt hepeopl ei nTa ny a ' sv a r i ousDSLRf a c ebook gr oups . Ienj oya dmi r i ngt hephot os , r ea di ngt hes et t i ngsa ndt r y i ngt hem out my s el f . Ia l s of ol l owl ot sofphot ogr a pher sonI ns t a gr a m.Il i k ea l lt y pesofphot ogr a phy butIa m ma i nl yi nt er es t edi nt r a v elphot ogr a phy . I ti sdi v er s e. Ia mt r y i ngt o c ha l l engemy s el ft ot a k emor ephot osofpeopl ewhenIa mt r a v el l i ng. Igot s hout eda tonc ebyaj ewel l er yma k erwhowa ss i t t i ngont hes i deofar oa di n Tha i l a nd. Het ol dmeIha ds t ol enhi ss oul !Inowt r yt oa s kf orper mi s s i on. I ha v en' tha da ny oner ef us ebuti tof t enr ui nst hemomenta st heyenduppos i ng. Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Iha v et os a yIwa ss t unnedt ha tTa ny aa s k edmet odot hi sf ea t ur e. Ia c t ua l l y a s k edheri fs hewa ss er i ous ! !Iwoul dnev erha v et houghtmyphot oswoul dbe goodenough, s oIwa sv er yc huf f ed. Ther ea r es oma nyexc el l entphot ogr a pher s i nt hi sgr oupa ndIa ms t i l lj us tl ea r ni ng!   Iwa sa l s opr et t yexc i t edwhenonourl a s tt r i pIgotdec entphot osofni ght s c a pes a ndi nl owl i ghtc ondi t i ons .  Iha v enev erbeena bl et odot ha t . Twoy ea r sa goI woul dn' tha v ema na gedi t . Ia ma l s opr oudoft hef a c tt ha tIt ooka l lmyphot os us i ngma nua lmodea nds hoot i ngi nr a w. I ti st hefir s tt r i pIha v ebeenc omf or t a bl e wi t hdoi ngt ha t . Ia dmi ts omephot osneededapr et t ygoodedi tbuta tl ea s tIa l s o k newhowt oedi tt hem t oo! !


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? I tha shel pedenor mous l y . Ia ms ogl a dIf oundi t . Ic a mehomef r om oneofour t r i psa ndwa sabi tdi s a ppoi nt edi ns omeofmyphot os . Iwa sa l s os er i ous l y a nnoy edt ha tt hei Phonephot ost ha tot her sc a s ua l l ys na ppedwhi l ewa l k i ng a r ounda tni ght , t ur nedoutbet t ert ha nmyphot os . Iwa sonl yus i nga ut oma t i c s et t i ngsa tt hi st i me. Inot i c edt ha toneofmyf r i endswhot a k esgr ea tphot os , ha dl i k edTa ny a ' sc our s eonf a c ebooka nds oIdec i dedt oc hec ki tout . Ibought i ta tt hes t a r toft hes c hoolhol i da y sa ndqui c k l ybec a meobs es s ed!( Mypoor dogsr unwhent heys eet hec a mer ac omeout . )Il ov et hef or ma toft hemodul es a ndt ha tIonl yneededt ogos of a rbef or eIc oul dpr a c t i c eac er t a i nt ec hni que. I ha v epur c ha s eda l lt hec our s esa ndl ov ea l loft hem. Ic a n' twa i tf ormor e. Ia l s o boughtamember s hi pf ormymot her . Ik news he' dl ov et os eeev er y one' s f a c ebookphot ost oo.


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Al t houghIha v et r a v el l edt oma nya ma z i ngpl a c es , myf a v our i t epl a c ef or phot ogr a phyi shome!Il i v eont heSuns hi neCoa s ti nAus t r a l i a . Wea r er ea l l y s poi l tf orc hoi c ef orphot ogr a phyl oc a t i ons . Ic a ngot odi f f er entbea c hes , t o v a r i ousr a i nf or es tf ul lofbi r dsa ndma r s upi a l sa ndt opondsa ndl a k es . We ha v ebea ut i f uls uns et sa nds unr i s es . Thehi nt er l a ndi soneofmyf a v our i t e l oc a t i onswi t hi t ' sr ol l i nggr eenhi l l sa ndv a s tout l ook st owa r dst he Gl a s s hous eMount a i ns . Ourl oc a lbot a ni cga r densha v egr ea tbi r dl i f ea nd flower sa ndi sus ua l l yagoodqui ets pot . Wheni ti sr a i ni ng, Ic a nbuya c oupl eofflower sf r om t heflor i s ta nddos omema c r ophot ogr a phy . Mydec k ha sr ea l l yni c el i ghtf ort ha ta ndourpoolma k esf orani c ebok ehc ol our . I a l s oha v emyphot ogr a phybuddy , Mum, whol i v esnea r by .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Mypl a ni st oj us tt ok eeponl ea r ni ng. Ia m nots t uc kononet y peofgenr es o t ha topensmeupt ol ea r ni nga bouta l ls or t sofphot ogr a phyf r om ma c r o flower st obi r dst os uns et s . Ia m notpl a nni ngt obec omeapr of es s i ona ls ot ha t defini t el yt a k est hepr es s ur eof fwha tIpr oduc ea nds howot her s . Ia m ha ppy t opos tt hem onf a c ebooka ndI ns t a gr a ma ndi fpeopl el i k et hem t hent ha ti sa bonus . Rec ent l yIdi daf a mi l yphot os hootf oraf r i enda ndIr ea l l yenj oy edi t . I ' dha ppi l ydot ha ta ga i n. Mys i s t erha sa s k edmet ot a k ephot osonher weddi ngda yoft hepr eweddi ngbr i depr epa r a t i ons . Sheha sc hos enoneof t hephot ogr a pher st ha tIf ol l owonI ns t a gr a mf ort hec er emony , s oIa m exc i t edt obea bl et owa t c hhi m wor ka ndt os eewha thepr oduc es . Hi sphot os a r ea l wa y sa ma z i ng.  


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Wi t houtadoubt , mybes tpi ec eofa dv i c ei st odoa l lofTa ny a ' sc our s esa nd r ev i s i tt hem r egul a r l y . Ia ma l wa y sgoi ngba c kt os eewha tIha v emi s s edor wha tt ec hni queIc a nr efine. Ia l wa y sfinds omet hi ngus ef ulors omet hi ngt ha tI ha v ef or got t en. I fIha v eas pa r e30mi nut esormor e, Ia mr er ea di ngort r y i ng s omet hi ngnew. Ir ec ommendt hec our s et oa ny onewhol i s t ens !   Thes ec ondpi ec eofa dv i c ei st oma k es ur ey out a k ey ourey ea wa yf r om t he c a mer aa ndl ooka r oundoc c a s i ona l l y . It ooks omephot osea r l i ert hi sy ea roft wo phot ogr a pher swhoha ds etupt hei rt r i podst os hootas uns etov ert her oc k son t hebea c h. Il ook edba c ka nds a war a i nbowbehi ndt hem. Theyt ot a l l ymi s s edi t . I twa sagoodl es s on. Tos eemor eofDa ni el l e’ swor kv i s i tht t ps : / / www. i ns t a gr a m. c om/ da ni el l em1104/

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Ter r i Ander son ( s t ude ntpr o f i l e ) ht t p: / / pl umbgoodphot os . c om Ther ei ss omet hi nga boutaphot ogr a pherwhoenj oy sl i f et os uc ha next entt ha t t heywa ntt oc a pt ur eev er y t hi ngt heys ee. Ther e’ st hos ewhonev erv eerf r om t hei r c omf or tz ones , c hoos i ngt hes a megenr esa ndc a mer as et t i ngst heya r ef a mi l i a r wi t h. Thent her ea r et hos el i k eTer r i . Idon’ tt hi nkt her e’ sagenr es he’ snott r i edt o phot ogr a ph. Thi spa s ty ea rs he’ sphot ogr a phedpor t r a i t s , weddi ngs , ma c r o, f a s t s hut t er , l ongexpos ur es , l a nds c a pesa ndl i ght eni ng. Whi l eIa gr eebus i nes s esneed t ot a r gett hei rma r k et i nga tas pec i f i cphot ogr a phi cf i el d, bec a r ef ulnott ot a k e t hi st ool i t er a l l y . Wi t hea c hgenr er equi r i ngi t ’ sowns k i l l s et , i t ’ sea s yt os eeTer r i ha sga i neda   t r emendousa mountofv a l ua bl ek nowl edget ha ti ss et t i ngherupt o beoneoft hebes t .


Howdi dy ouf i r s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? It ooki nt er es ti nphot ogr a phywheniwa sy oungbec a us ebot hofmypa r ent s di edwhenIwa sat eena gera ndIonl yha v eonephot ogr a phoft hem, whi c h ma demer ea l i z et hev a l ueofaphot ogr a ph.


Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a phy ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Iha v et os a ymyf a v or i t ephot ogr a phwoul dbet hedownt owns hotwhenIwa s a bl et oc a pt ur et hel i ght ni ng, s omet hi ngwi t houtt hi sc l a s sIwoul dnotof k nownhowt odo. Thi spi c t ur es howst hebea ut yofourc i t ya tni ghta nd peopl et el lmeIma k eourc i t yl ookbea ut i f ul .Tohea rt ha tma k esmewa ntt o c ont i nuemygr owt ha ndl ea r nev enmor e.


Wha tdoenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Ther ei snobet t erf eel i ngofa c c ompl i s hmentt ha ns eei ngt hepos i t i v er ea c t i onst oa phot ogr a phy ouha v et a k en, t ogi v es omeoneaphot ogr a pht ha tt heywi l lt r ea s ur et he r es toft hei rl i f e, amomenti nt i met heyc a nnev ergetba c k .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha sgi v enmet hec ompl et eunder s t a ndi ngofmyc a mer a , t hes et t i ngsa ndhowt heya l lwor kt oget her .I tha sgi v enmeba c kt he c onf i denc eIneededt ogetouta nds t a r ts hoot i nga ga i n.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Fory ea r sIt houghtofmy s el fa sal uc k ys hoot erwi t hagoodey e, t hi s c l a s sha sma demer ea l i z eIha v emor et oof f era ndi ti st i met ot a k emy hobbyt oanewl ev el .Mygoa li st oha v eaf ut ur ei nt heAr t sMa r k et s a ndbui l df orourr et i r ement ,Ihopet oha v eas ma l l , qua i nta r ts t or e t ha twoul dbr i ngj oya nda ppr ec i a t i onoft hebea ut yofFl or i dat opeopl e a ny wher e.


Any t hi ngel s ey ou’ dl i k et os ha r ewi t hev er y one? Ic a n' tt ha nkt hef r i endsi nt hi sc l a s sa ndTa ny af ort hei rpa t i enc e, di r ec t i on, c ompl i ment sa ndc r i t i quet ha tha v ehel pedt odi r ec tmei nmy r oa dt os uc c es sa saphot oa r t i s t .It r uel ybel i ev et ha ti fy ouenj oy t a k i ngpi c t ur es , c a pt ur i ngmoment si nt i mea ndades i r et ol ea r n, y ou c a nbec omeagr ea tphot ogr a pherwi t hy ourowns t y l e. Phot ogr a phyi s myha ppypl a c ea ndwhenIa m outa nda boutt a k i ngpi c t ur esi tr el a xes me. Tha nk sa ga i nt oTa ny aa ndt hi sc l a s sf orr el i ght i ngmypa s s i onf or t hewor l dofphot ogr a phy . Tov i ewmor eofTer r i ’ si ma gesv i s i t : ht t p: / / pl umbgoodphot os . c om Noty etenr ol l edi nourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s e?Rea dmor ea bouti t ov era tht t p: / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . s ht ml


Susan Yat es ( s t ude ntpr o f i l e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ Sus a nCYa t e s Pho t o gr a phy / Bei ngat ea c her , Sus a nwa sna t ur a l l ydr a wnt ophot ogr a phi ngpor t r a i t s . Li k ema y begi nner s , s hei ni t i a l l ys t a y edi nAut omode, k nowi ngs hec oul dbemor ec r ea t i v e i fonl ys he’ dl ea r nhowt obet t erus eherc a mer a . I t ’ sbeenapl ea s ur ewa t c hi ngon a sSus a ni mpr ov edov ert i mea ss hec ont i nuedt hr ought hec our s el es s ons , a s k i ng pl ent yofques t i onsa ndpr a c t i s i nghernewf ounds k i l l s .


Howdi dy ouf i r s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? If el tba d, bei ngoneoft hos emomswhodi dn' tt a k epi c t ur esofherk i ds a tga mesa ndons pec i a loc c a s i ons . SoIa s k edmyhubbyf orapoi nta nd s hootoneChr i s t ma s . Thef ol l owi ngs ummer , It r a v el edt oSa nAnt oni o, TXf orac onf er enc e. Oneoft hes t udent swhot r a v el edwi t hmebr ought herds l r . Sa dl y , i tbr ok ewhi l ewewer et her e. SoIof f er edhermy c a mer a . Iwa sa ma z edbyherwor ka ndi ti ns pi r edme. Wha tdoy ouenj oyt hemos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Ienj oyt wot hi ngs , t hef i r s tbei ngt ha ti ti smyt her a py , myc ha nc et o unwi nda ndbei nmyownl i t t l ewor l d. Myey esa r eopena ndIs ee bea ut yt ha tIha v enev ers eenbef or e. Ia l s oenj oydoi ngpor t r a i t s es s i ons . Il ov ei nt er a c t i ngwi t hot her soneonone, get t i ngt ok now t hem bet t er . Il ov et hei rr ea c t i onswhent heys eet hei rpi c t ur esr ea dyt o go. I ti sv er yr ewa r di ng.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? WhenIf i r s tgotmyDSLR, Is t a y edi nAut omode. Ik newt hec a mer awa sc a pa bl eof mor ea ndt ha tIwa s n' tr ea l l yget t i ngmymoney ' swor t h. I nMa yofl a s ty ea r , Is a w t hea df ort hec l a s sonFa c ebooka ndwa si mpr es s edbywha tIs a w, t hepr i c ebei ng t hebes tpa r t !Is l owl ydel v edi nt ot hec our s e, t a k i ngmyt i mea ndpr a c t i c i ngal ot . Thel es s ons , wi t ha s s i gnment s , wer ewel lwr i t t ena ndea s yt ounder s t a nd. Asa t ea c her , Ia ppr ec i a t edt ha t . Ta ny aa ndev er y onei nt heFa c ebookgr oupha v ebeen s oenc our a gi nga ndhel pf ul . Thes uppor ti sa ma z i nga ndc a n' tbema t c hed a ny wher eel s e. I fy ouwoul dha v ea s k edmeay ea ra goi fIwoul dbewher eIa m now, Iwoul dha v es a i dno. Myl ea r ni ngwa ss l ow, unt i li tc l i c k ed!Iwoul dha v et o s a yt ha tt heBI GAHAmomentha ppeneda tt heendoft hi ss ummer . If i na l l ygeti t . ButIwoul dn' tha v ei fIdi dn' tenr ol li nt hi sc l a s sa ndi fTa ny aa ndt hec l a s s ma t es di dn' tbel i ev ei nme. Wha t ’ sy ourf a v our i t ephot ogr a phy ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Wow!Tha ti sat oughone. Iha v ema nyf a v or i t esf ordi f f er entr ea s ons , butt her ei s onet ha tk eepsc omi ngt omi nd. Iwa ntt oc a pt ur et het r uebei ngofmyc l i ent s . I a s k edRa c helhows hes t ooda r oundwhens hewa sha ngi ngoutwi t hf r i ends . The i ma geont her i ghti swha ts hega v emea ndIl ov ei t .

i ma ges©S us a n S hi el ds   Ya t es


i ma ges©S us a n S hi el ds   Ya t es


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Idef i ni t el ywa ntt ogetmyout doorpor t r a i tphot ogr a phybus i nes sup a ndr unni ng. Iwoul dl ov et obea bl et ogof ul lt i me, butmyf oc usi son j us tget t i ngi tupa ndr unni ng. Iwoul dl i k et os pec i a l i z ei ns eni or por t r a i t s , butha v ea l s obeendoi ngf a mi l ypor t r a i t sr ec ent l ya ndenj oy t hem a swel l . Asl onga sIc ont i nuet oenj oywha tIdo, t ha ti swha t ma t t er s . Any t hi ngel s ey ou’ dl i k et os ha r ewi t hev er y one? Idon' tpi c kupmyc a mer aev er yda y . Butt ha tdoes n' ts t opmef r om gr owi nga saphot ogr a pher . Ir ea da r t i c l esa nda s kl ot sofques t i ons ( t ha nky ouTa ny a ) . Ir ea dpos t sonFa c ebooka ndt r yt ohel pc l a s s ma t es whenIc a n. Rec ent l yIs t a r t eds t udy i ngt heef f ec t sna t ur a ll i ghtha son mys ur r oundi ngs . Is t udyphot os( whet hert heya r emi neors omeone el s es ) . Ic ont i nua l l yc ha l l engemy s el ft oi mpr ov e. Twot hi ngsIa m wor k i ngonr i ghtnowa r ef i gur i ngouts k i nt oneswhenedi t i nga ndhow t ous emyext er na lf l a s hmos tef f ec t i v el y . Ienc our a gey out of i ndwa y s t oc ont i nuegr owi nga saphot ogr a pher , ev enwheny oua r ea wa yf r om y ourc a mer a . Tha nky ou, Ta ny a , f ort hec l a s sa ndy ourc ont i nuouss uppor t . Ir ea l l y a ppr ec i a t ey ou! Tov i ewmor eofSus a n’ si ma gesv i s i t : ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Sus a nCYa t es Phot ogr a phy / Noty etenr ol l edi nourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s e?Rea dmor ea bouti t ov era tht t p: / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . s ht ml


JohannaFr oese ( s t ude ntpr o fil e )

ht t ps : / / j o ha nna f r o e s e . pi x e l s . c o m I t ’ sbeena na bs ol ut epl ea s ur et hi spa s ty ea rt owa t c hJ oha nnagr owf r om apoi nt a ndc l i c kphot ogr a phert obui l di ngac r ea t i v es t y l et ha ts et shera pa r tf r om t he or di na r y . J oha nnac l ea r l yha dagr ea tey ef orphot ogr a phyf r om t hes t a r t . Lea r ni ng howt ous eherc a mer ai nma nua lmodea l l owedhert omov ef or wa r d, pus hi ngher phot ogr a phyupanot c ht owher es hei snow. Ha v i ngt a k enay ea ra ndaha l ft o c ompl et et hec our s e, i twa s n’ ta nov er ni ghta c hi ev ement , butr a t heroneof per s i s t enc e. I ’ ml ook i ngf or wa r dt of ol l owi ngherwor kov ert henexts ev er a ly ea r s ormor ea nds eei ngwher et hi sj our neyt a k esher .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Myi nt er es ti nphot ogr a phybega ni nhi ghs c hool . It ookgr a phi ca r t sc l a s s esdur i ng mys ophomor e, j uni ora nds eni ory ea r s .Ther eIl ea r nedt heba s i c soffil ma nd phot opr oduc t i ona swel la sba s i cl a y outdes i gn. Myf a v or i t epa r toft hec l a s swa s dev el opi nga ndpr i nt i ngphot osi nt heda r kr oom, t husmyl ov ef oredi t i ng. Thi s wa si nt hel a t e1970’ s , a ner abef or eper s ona lc omput er sa ndmoder nt ec hnol ogy , s oIha v ea na ppr ec i a t i onf orwha ti tt ookt ogetadec entphot of r om fil ms poolt o pr i nt . Af t erhi ghs c hoolIma r r i edmys weet hea r ta ndl i f eha ppened. Wewer ebus y r a i s i ngourt woc hi l dr ena ndwor k edt oma k eendsmeet . Idi dnotha v emyown c a mer af oranumberofy ea r sbutwhenIdi d, Iphot odoc ument edt heda y sofour l i v es . Theywer ey ourt y pi c a la ut oma t i cs na ps hot sofbi r t hda y s , hol i da y s , flower s , a nds pec i a lev ent s .


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Thepeopl ewhoha v ei ns pi r edmemos ta r emyc hi l dr enPea r la ndJ ohn, bot h a r t i s t s . Mys onJ ohnwa sbor nwi t hc y s t i cfibr os i sa nddi eds i xy ea r sa gowhenhe wa s28y ea r sy oung. Heda bbl edi nmul t i pl et y pesofmedi ai nc l udi ngmet a la r t , pa i nt i ng, a ndphot ogr a phy . Wha t ev erhepur s uedhepur s uedwi t hpa s s i ona nd c r ea t i v i t y . Onc ewhenmyhus ba nda ndIwer egoi ngonat r i pheof f er edt ol oa nme hi sDSLRc a mer a . Ia c c ept edt heof f era nds na ppeda wa yhundr edsofphot osa l lon a ut oma t i cmode. WhenIpr oudl ys howedmys ont hephot oshel ook eda tt hem a nd s a i dnot hi ngf ors omet i me. Hewa sama noff ewwor dss oIl i s t enedwhenhe fina l l ys pok e. Hes a i d, “ Mom, y ouneedt ol ea r nt hema nua lmode. ”Hewa sa bl et o s eewha tmyphot osl a c k eda ndhowc er t a i ns hot sc oul dha v ebeens omuc hbet t er . Iha dnoc l ue. They ea r sr ol l edby . Iwentba c kt os c hoolwhenbot hofmyc hi l dr enwer e t eena ger swhi l ewor k i ngapa r tt i mewa i t r es s i ngj ob. Igr a dua t edc ol l eges umma c um l a udewi t haBa c hel or sdegr eei ns c i enc e, ma j or i ngi nnur s i ng. Mynur s i ng c a r eerbega nwi t hav i s i ont ha tIwoul dbet her ei na nyc a pa c i t yneededf ormys on J ohn. Ast i mewentona ndJ ohn’ shea l t hs l owl ydec l i nedt ha tv i s i onwa sr ea l i z ed. I t wa sahea r twr enc hi ngpr oc es st oobs er v e. Dur i ngt hos eda y swhenheha dl i t t l e ener gyf ora ny t hi ngel s e, J ohn’ sa r twa shi semot i ona lout l et . Hel ef tbehi nds ome i nc r edi bl epi ec esa nds omea ma z i ngphot os . Myda ught erPea r lha sa l s oi ns pi r edme. Al wa y sdr a wi nga ndwr i t i nga sac hi l ds he ha sgi f t edmewi t ht r ea s ur esa l ongl i f e’ sj our ney . Nows hei samot her , wi f e, a nd bl ogger . Shet ooha sa ni nt er es ti nphot ogr a phya ndt ookaphot ogr a phyc l a s sa t herl oc a lc ol l egeaf ewy ea r sba c k . Af t ers hefini s hedherc l a s sa ndIs a ws omeof herphot osIwa si mpr es s ed. I ts eededt het houghtwi t hi nmet ot hi nka boutt a k i ng ac our s emy s el f .Howev er , whenIc hec k edi nt ot hepos s i bi l i t yoft a k i nga t r a di t i ona lc l a s s , t hes c hedul ec onfli c t edwi t hmyni ghtwor ks c hedul e. Iputt he t houghta s i deunt i loneda ywhenIj us tha ppenedt or una c r os sa na di nFa c ebook f oraDSLRc l a s sbyTa ny aPunt t i . Ir ea dt hec our s edes c r i pt i on. I twa sonl i nes oI c oul ddot hi swhenmys c hedul ea l l owed. I twa sgoa ty ourownpa c es ot her ewa s not i mel i mi t .Iponder edt hi sf orawhi l e. “ Mom, y ouneedt ol ea r nt hema nua l mode, ”r es oundedi nmyhea d.Is i gnedup. I twa smyt i me.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha shel pedmel ea r nt hea r eaofphot ogr a phyIwa smos tr el uc t a ntt o l ea r n, t hema nua lmode. WhenIďŹ r s ts t a r t edIha dnoc l uewha ta per t ur e, I SO, a nd s hut t ers peedwer e. It ookmyt i megoi ngt hr ought hel es s onsa ndt r i edt ol ea r n ea c hpi ec ef ul l ybef or emov i ngont ot henextl es s on. It ooka l mos tay ea ra nda ha l ft oc ompl et et hec our s ebutIs a wmyphot osi mpr ov eov ert i me. Thepos i t i v e f eedba c kf r om Ta ny aPunt t i , J ohnHodgk i n, a ndt hes t udent si nt hi sc l a s sha sbeen s uc habl es s i ng. Tha nky oua l ls omuc h.


I na ddi t i on, t hi sc our s eha ss etmeona nexc i t i ngj our neyofs el f di s c ov er y . Lea r ni ngt hepr i nc i pa l st a ughti nt hel es s onsha sopenedupt heunt a pped c r ea t i v es i deofme. Iha v ea l wa y sl ov eda r ta ndwa nt edt obea na r t i s t . For mos tofmyl i f eI ’ v ea dmi r edot her sa r t wor k , a l lt hewhi l ef eel i ngl i k et her ewa s s omet hi ngi ns i deofmet ha tIdi dn’ tk nowhowt or el ea s e.Phot ogr a phyi smy c r ea t i v eout l et . I thel psmec a pt ur et hewor l dt hewa yt ha tIs eei ta nds ha r ei t wi t hot her s . NowIc onfident l yc a l lmy s el faphot ogr a phera ndha ppi l yc a l l my s el fa na r t i s t .


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Mymos tmemor a bl emomentwa st a k i ngt hephot oofMt . Hoodf r om mywi ndow s ea tona na i r pl a net hefir s tweeka f t erl ea r ni nghowt os hooti nma nua lmode. J us t t womont hspr i or , Iha dpur c ha s edmyv er yownDSLRc a mer a , aNi k onD3300, a nd s i gnedupf orTa ny a ’ sc our s e.Myhus ba nda ndIha dbeenv i s i t i ngourda ught er Pea r la ndherf a mi l yi nMi c hi ga nwhennots ur pr i s i ngl y , Iexper i enc edwha tI c ons i der edama j orf a i lt ha tweekwhi l et r y i ngt ophot ogr a phs omet hi ngf orheri n ma nua lmode. Idi dnotk nowmyc a mer aors et t i ngswel lenougha tt het i met o k nowwha tIha ddonewr ong. Al lIk newi st ha tIha df a i l edt oc a pt ur emyv i s i on. I wa sdi s c our a ged, ups et , a ndr ea dyt ot hr owi nt het owel . Whybot her . Iwa sno a r t i s t , nophot ogr a pher , wha twa sIt hi nk i ng. Buta f t erget t i ngov ermy s el f , Il ook ed a tmyphot os , l ook eda tmys et t i ngs , a ndt henr ea l i z edwher eIha dma det he er r or s . Wheni twa st i met oflyba c khomet oOr egonf r om Mi c hi ga n, Ir ea l i z edwewoul d befly i ngwes ta st hes unwa ss et t i ng. Ther ewa sav er ys l i mc ha nc et ha twewoul d befly i ngnextt oMt . Hooddur i ngt hes uns et .Wha ti fIha dt heoppor t uni t yt o phot ogr a phMt . Hooddur i ngas uns et ?Iba r el yk newhowt owor kmyc a mer a . Wha t i fIwa sont hewr ongs i deoft hepl a ne?Toma k ema t t er swor s e, Iwa ss i t t i ngr i ght ov ert hewi ng. I twa sal a ugha bl et hought . Yet …wha ti f .Tha tones l i mc ha nc e da nc edi nmyhea d. Tonott r yi st oha v ef a i l eda l r ea dy . Tot r yi st ol ea r n. SoIgot myc a mer ar ea dy , t ooks omes hot sa l ongt hewa y , a dj us t edmys et t i ngsa st hel i ght c ha nged, a nds t a y edi nma nua lmode. Noa ut oma t i c . Not ur ni ngba c k . “ Mom, y ou ha v et ol ea r nt hema nua lmode. ”Iwa i t ed. Iwa sv i gi l a nt . Nos nooz i ng. St a ya wa k e. Wa t c h. Adj us ts et t i ngs . Andt hen…. t her ei twa s !Mt . Hoodi na l li t sgl or yc omi ngi n t ov i ewonmys i deoft hepl a nedur i ngt hegol denhour . Is t i fledas c r ea ma nd a boutj umpedoutofmys ea twi t hexc i t ement . Ca mer apos eda ndr ea dy , Ibega nt o s hoot . It ooka sma nys hot sa sIc oul df r om v a r i ousa ngl esf r om mys ea ta st he mount a i nc a mei nt of ul lv i ewa nddi s a ppea r edj us ta squi c k l y . WhenIc a mehome a nds a wwha tIha dc a pt ur edIwa sec s t a t i c .


Yourf a v or i t el oc a t i on? Myf a v or i t el oc a t i ont ophot ogr a phi st heOr egonc oa s t . Thel a nds c a pei sr ugged a ndc ha ngesa sy oudr i v ea l ongt hec oa s t l i ne.Ia m pr i v i l egedt ol i v ei nOr egon wher ephot ogr a phi coppor t uni t i esa r eendl es s . Noma t t erwher ey ougoi nt hi s s t a t et her ei sa l wa y ss omet hi ngi nt er es t i ngt os hoot . Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Hmmm.Goodques t i on. Ri ghtnowmyi nt er es ti sa sas er i oushobby i s tpos t i ngmy wor kf ors a l ebutnotr ea l l ypus hi ngt hema r k et i nga s pec t .Ic oul ds eet hi ngs c ha nget houghwhenIr et i r ei ns ev er a ly ea r s . Fornow, enj oy i ngc a pt ur i ngbea ut y i na l lf or msa ndt a k i ngphot osf ormyda ught er s ’ bl ogl ook ups omet i mes . c om i s enough. Ha v i ngs uc hawi depa l et t eofi nt er es tf r om ma c r ot omi c r ophot ogr a phy , I a m nots ur ewher emyj our neywi l lt a k eme. Thoughar i di c ul oust hought , i twoul d bemyul t i ma t egoa lf ors omeofmywor kt obef a mouss omeda y . Butt hena ga i n, s owa st het houghtofc a pt ur i ngMt . Hoodf r om apl a nedur i ngt hegol denhourt he fir s tweekIl ea r nedt os hooti nma nua lmode. Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Mybes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a ri sgea r edt owa r dst hos ewi t has er i ous i nt er es ti nphot ogr a phywhoa r ej us ts t a r t i ngout . Fi r s t , l ea r nt hema nua lmode! Lea r n, l ea r n, l ea r n. Knowy ourequi pmenta ndpr a c t i c ey ours k i l l s . Don’ tgets t uc k doi ngt hi ngsonl yonewa y . Bebol d. Lea r nt os ee. Remembert ha tdev el opi nga n ey ef ory ours ubj ec ta nds eei nghowl i ghtpl a y si nt oev er yphot ot a k est i mea nd pr a c t i c e.Andwhent i mesofdi s c our a gements eti n, a ndt heywi l l , s t epba c ka nd a na l y z ewha ti sgoi ngon. Wheny ouc a na ns wert heques t i ona st owha ti s di s c our a gi ngy ou, y ouc a nbegi nt owor konas ol ut i on. Tos eemor eofJ oha nna ’ swonder f ulwor k , v i s i tht t ps : / / j oha nna f r oes e. pi xel s . c om Lea r nmor ea boutourPhot ogr a phyCour s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) Combi ni ngherl ov eofhor s esa ndphot ogr a phy , Ra c helha sgr owni nt ooneoft he fines ta ni ma lphot ogr a pher sI ’ v eha dt hepl ea s ur eofk nowi ngt hr oughour Phot ogr a phyGr oup. Herwor ki swha tIc ons i derpr of es s i ona lqua l i t y . Ra c hel ’ s i ma gesc oul dea s i l ybema j orc ont ender sf orna t i ona la ndi nt er na t i ona la wa r dsi f s hewa nt edt oent ert hem i nt opr of es s i ona lc ompet i t i ons . “ Ir e a l l ydobe l i e v et ha ty o udoy o urbe s two r kwhe ny o ul o v ewha ty o udo ” ~Ra c helFl y nn


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Gr owi ngupIenj oy edpi c k i ngupac a mer aa ndl ov edt hef r eedom t obec r ea t i v e.I don' tha v ema nyphot osofwhenIwa sy oung, s oc r ea t i ngl a s t i ngmemor i es a ppea l edt ome.Iwentt hr oughs t a geswi t hmyphot ogr a phywher eIwoul ds hoot c ons i s t ent l yt henIwoul dputt hec a mer adownf orawhi l e.Whenphot ogr a phy t ur neddi gi t a lt hi si gni t edmyc r ea t i v i t ya ga i na ndIl ov edbei nga bl et os eewha tI wa ss hoot i ng. Whenourc hi l dr enc a mea l ongIenj oy edphot ogr a phi ngt hem out door swi t h na t ur a ll i ghta ndl ov edc a pt ur i ngt hem wi t houra ni ma l s , es pec i a l l yt hehor s es .I t wa sdur i ngt hi st i meofbei ngpr egna ntwhenIc oul dn' tr i de, t ha tIf el li nl ov ewi t h t heGy ps yCobbr eed.Abea ut i f ult emper a mentwi t hgor geousa t t r i but esl i k ea t hi c kl ongma nea ndt a i lwi t ha bunda ntf ea t her( ha i ront hei rl egs ) . Ret ur ni ngt obr eedi ng, Ibr edmyfir s tgy ps yc obf oa l .Iwentont opur c ha s ef our y oungpur ebr edma r esa nds t a r t edourGy ps yCobs t ud. Iha dma nyoppor t uni t i es t ophot ogr a pht hem a ndmypa s s i ona ndl ov ef orbot hhor s esa ndphot ogr a phy i nt wi ned.


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Myc hi l dr ena ndourhor s es .Il ov ewa t c hi ngt hei nnoc enc eofc hi l dr ena ndhow t heyi nt er a c twi t ha ni ma l s .Thei runc ondi t i ona ll ov ea ndc onnec t i ont heys ha r ei s c a pt i v a t i ng. Idoa dmi r ema nyf ema l ephot ogr a pher swi t hv a r y i ngphot ogr a phys t y l es .Il ov e hea r i ngoft hei rper s ona lj our neya ndďŹ ndi ngi ns pi r a t i onwi t hi nt hei rs t or y .How t heyba l a nc ef a mi l yl i f ea ndaphot ogr a phybus i nes sa ndhowt heys t r i v et obet he v er ybes tt heyc a nbe. Wi t hEqui nephot ogr a phy , Il ov eKa t a r z y naOk r z es i k ' swor ka ndhows hec onnec t s wi t hhor s esa ndbr i ngst ha temot i ont hr oughherl ens .Chr i s t i a neSl a wi ka ndTony St r omber ga r eexc ept i ona lequi nephot ogr a pher st oo.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Il ov et ha ti t ’ sas a f epl a c et opos ty ourwor kwheny oua r el ea r ni ng.Iha v ef el t s uppor t eda ndenc our a ged.I t ' shel pmebui l dc onfidenc ea ndIha v el ov ed l ea r ni ngv i aonl i newi t habus yf a mi l y . Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Ther ec ogni t i onofmyl ov ea ndpa s s i onf orphot ogr a phi nghor s es .Whi l eouton abea c hs hootweha dhor s esenj oy i ngt i mewi t houtt hei rha l t eroral ea da ndI wa t c hedt hem enj oy i ngt hewa t er , c a nt er i nga r ound, a ndba c kt ot hei rowner .I j us ts t oodf orawhi l ei mmer s edi nt hei rbond.I twa st hent ha tIk newt hi si s wha tIwa smea ntt obedoi ng.Cr ea t i ngl a s t i ngmemor i esoft hec onnec t i ona nd l ov et heys ha r ed. Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Il ov es hoot i nga tt hebea c h, a ndIa l s ol ov egoi ngt opeopl esequi nepr oper t i es t ophot ogr a pht hei rs t or y .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ir ec ent l ya t t endedaphot ogr a phyr et r ea ti nVi c t or i ac a l l edRef oc usRet r ea t , wher eIha dba c kt oba c ks emi na r sf r om s omeofAus t r a l i a ' smos ti nfluent i a l f ema l ephot ogr a pher s .Dur i ngt hi st i me, Ibec a mec l ea ronmyni c hea nd r ea l l yf oundc l a r i t yi nmygoa l sf ormybus i nes s . I nSept embert hi sy ea rIa mt r a v el i ngov ert ot heUni t edKi ngdom t o pa r t i c i pa t ei na nei ghtda yequi net ourwi t hphot ogr a pherKa t a r z y naOk r z es i k . Mos tmor ni ngsa ndev eni ngswewi l lbephot ogr a phi nghor s e' sona2, 000 mi l ea dv ent ur ea r oundt heU. K. Iha v ea l wa y swa nt edt ot r a v ela ndwi t ht hes uppor toff a mi l yi t ' sfina l l y ha ppeni ng.


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Fi ndabuddyt ha ty ouc a nha v es omef unwi t ha ndl ea r nt oget her . Pur s uey our pa s s i ona ndc a pt ur ei t . Ir ea l l ydobel i ev et ha ty oudoy ourbes twor kwheny oul ov ewha ty oudo.You nev erk nowwher ei twi l ll ea dy ou!

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Jacqui Sj onger ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) At48y e a r so fa geIha v ebe gunane wc ha pt e ri nmyl i f e . Iha v ef o unda r t a ga i n. Thewo r l di smyc a nv a s , myc a me r amypa i nt br us h! ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Py per s Pa c k Phot ogr a phy ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ My c a mer a a ndme1 Nev ers t opexper i ment i ngorl ea r ni ng. Mos ti mpor t a nt l y , nev erev ergi v ei nt oy our ownwor s tf ea rorc r i t i c . Fi ndy ouri ns pi r a t i ona ndr unwi t hi t. At48Iha v ef ound mya r ta ndIa m notgoi ngt ol eta ny ones t opmef r om r ea c hi ngmygoa l s , notev en my s el f !


Q& Awi t hJ a c qui Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Atfir s ti twa smyl ov eofdogsa ndt henonc ei tbega ni twa st hea bi l i t yt os eet hr ut he fles h. Towa ntt oc a pt ur et hos eemot i onsnoones ees , s eei ngbehi ndt hema s k s . Ev er y onewea r sa sma s k , ev er y onehi dest hei rs oul . Sonowt ha ty oua s kmet ha t ques t i on, i ti st hea r toft r ut ht ha tma k esmewa ntt obeaphot ogr a pher . Wha tdoy ouenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Al lofi t , t hel ea r ni ng, t heexper i ment i ng, t hephot oy ouk nowi sj us tper f ec tt ha t ma k esy ougoWOW. Thos et ha tc ompelpeopl et owa ntt ol ooka ti ta ndc omeba c kt o i t , Il ov eev er y t hi nga boutphot ogr a phy . Youc a nnotl ov ej us tpa r tofphot ogr a phy , y ou ha v et ol ov ei ta l l . Ev eny ourmi s t a k esa r eal ea r ni ngexper i enc e, wi t houtt hem y oudo notgett ot hos eWOW s hot s .


Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a pht ha ty ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Emot i ona lf a v or i t e, notbec a us ei ti st hebes tIha v eev erdoneorwi l lev erdo, but i ti st heonet ha tga v emet ha t‘ uhha ’ moment , wher eIs a i dda mnIc a ndot hi sa nd Igott het r ut h, t hemomenty ouk nowt ha tt hi si snotahobbybutt hi si swher ey ou a r es uppos edt obegoi ngi nl i f e. Soy esmya wa k eni ngs hotwoul dbemyf ox. Howha sDSLRPhot ogr a phyCour s ehel pedy ou? Thi sonl i nephot ogr a phyc our s ega v emet hek nowl edgeIneededt of ul l y under s t a ndmyc a mer a . Iha dt r i eds ev er a ldi f f er entc our s esunt i lIs t umbl edupon Ta ny a ' sbl og. Tobehones tIwa sa boutt ogi v eup!Iha dputt heDSLRa wa ya nd wa sget t i ngr ea dyf ort heol dpoi nta nds hot . I twa smys t eppi ngs t onea ndopened meupt ot hepos s i bi l i t i esofwha tmyc a mer aa ndIc a ndot oget her . Doy ouha v ea nya dv i c et onewphot ogr a pher sj us ts t a r t i ngourc our s e? Exper i ment , pr a c t i c ea ndexper i mentmor e. Lea r ny ourc a mer a, geti nt i ma t ewi t h i t , k nowa l li t sl i t t l ebel l sa ndwhi s t l eswher ei thi c c upsa ndwher ei ts hi nesl i k ea s t a r . I fy oura f r a i dofi tputi tdownnow, bec a us ei fy ournotwi l l i ngt ounder s t a nd i ta nds eea l lt ha ti tha st oof f er , t heny ouwi l lnev erbec omeaphot ogr a pher . Lea r n y ourc a mer aa ndt ea c hi twha ti tneedst ok nowt oc r ea t ey ourma s t erpi ec es . Thei ma ge sbe l o ws ho wwhe r eJ a c quiwa swi t hhe rpho t o gr a phyba c kwhe ns he e nr o l l e df o ro uro nl i nec o ur s e . I ti she rho pet ha ti ns e e i ngwhe r es hes t a r t e d, i twi l l he l pi ns pi r et ho s ej us ts t a r t i ngo utt ope r s e r v e r e , e x pe r i me nt , a ndne v e rgi v eup!


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Whypl a nwheny ouc a nr i det hea dv ent ur et owher ei ti sgoi ngt ot a k ey ou. Ia ma phot ogr a phera ndput t i ngmyc a mer adowni snota ny t hi ngt ha tha sev erc r os s edmy mi nds i nc et hemomentt hel i ghtbul bi nmyhea dwentof f . Mypl a ni st obet hebes t phot ogr a pherIc a nbe. Iha v eopenedabus i nes sf orpetphot ogr a phyt ha tI ’ m hopi ngwi l lt a k eof f . Iwa ntt hewor l dt os eet hes oula ndIt hi nkmywor kondogs s pea k sf ori t s el f . Oneda yIhopet obeont hec ov erofCa na di a nGeogr a phi cort he l i k es . Iwi l lc ont i nuet odomya r t i s t i cwor ka ndexper i ment i ng. . . t hepos s i bi l i t i esa r e endl es s . Wet r ue l ybe l i e v eJ a c quiha swha ti tt a k e st of ul l ďŹ l lhe rgo a lo fbe i ngo nt hec o v e ro f Na t i o na lGe o gr a phi c . He rpho t o gr a phso fa ni ma l si npa r t i c ul a ra r emuc hmo r et ha n po r t r a i t s . I ti sa ss hes a y s , l i k ey o ua r el o o k i ngi nt ot hes o ulo ft hea ni ma l .


Der r i ck Sni der ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) I twa sonl yay ea ra got ha tDer r i c kr ec ei v edhi sfir s tDSLRf r om hi sfia nc ée Lea naa nds t a r t edouronl i nephot ogr a phyc our s et obet t erunder s t a ndhi s c a mer a . Wha theha sa c hei v edi ns uc has hor tt i mei sa s t oundi ng. I tha sa l wa y s beenourwi s ht ha ts t udent st a k i ngourc our s enev ers t opl ea r ni nga nd dev el opi ngt hei rs k i l l s . Weenc our a get hem t ot a k el oc a lwor k s hops , find ment or s , a ndr ea da smuc ha st heyc a na boutphot ogr a phy . Thi si sexa c t l y wha tDer r i c kha sdone. Ov ert hi spa s ty ea rwe’ v ewa t c hedona she’ s exper i ment edwi t hHDR/mul t i pl eexpos ur es , f a s ta nds l ows hut t ers peeds , s t i t c hi ngexpos ur est oget heri nt oas i ngl epa nor a ma , l owl i ghts por t sa nds t a r phot ogr a phyt ona meaf ew. Wewa t c hedi na nt i c i pa t i onev er yt i mehes a i dhe wa sr i s i ngpr eda wnt ophot ogr a pht hes unr i s e. Hi sl ov ea ndent hus i a mf or phot ogr a phyc ont i nuest obea ni ns pi r a t i onf orot her swhomeethi mt hr ough ourpr i v a t ef a c ebookgr oup( s t udent sonl y ) , wher ehe’ smor et ha nha ppyt o s ha r ehi st ec hni quewi t ha ny onewhoa s k s .


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Se mpe rAnt i c us-" Al wa y sF o r wa r d" No tr e a l l yfinea r t , no tqui t epho t o j o ur na l i s m j us tt r y i ngt os ho wadi f f e r e ntv i e wf r o maf r e s hpe r s pe c t i v e ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Semper Ant i c us Phot o J os huades c r i beshi ms el fa snotas ol di er , butr a t heral ongt er mc ont r a c t orwho ha sf r eedom t oc a pt ur et hewor l da r oundhi mf r om aphot ogr a phi cper s pec t i v e. “ I r ea l l ydon' tha v ea nya gendaormes s a geIwa ntt opr ov eorpr omot ewi t ht he pi c t ur es . Ij us twa ntt ot r ya ndgi v eagl i mps eofwha tI S”s a y sJ os hua . Thi spa s ty ea rmember sofouronl i nephot ogr a phyc our s eha v eenj oy edgl oba l i ma gesofot hers t udent sf r om a l lwa l k sofl i f ea nddi f f er entba c k gr ounds . J os ua ’ s phot osi npa r t i c ul a rha v ega i nedmuc hi nt er es ta shes howspa r tofl i f er a r el ys een. Wha tma k eshi si ma gesi nt er es t i ng, i st ha tt heya r enotf r om aj our na l i s t v i ewpoi nt , butr a t herf r om aphot ogr a pher ’ sper s pec t i v e. J o s huapi c t ur e dwi t hhi sbr o t he rCa l e bi nAf gha ni s t a n


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Ma nys t or i esi nonei ma ge, f r om t hec hi l dr enc a r r y i ngt hei rs c hool ba gson t hel ef t , a ndt heuni v er s i t ys t udent( ? )wi t hhi sbook s , pos s i bl ys t oppi ngt o c hec khi sphone, t hewomenwea r i ngbur qa s , t heboy sont hei rbi k es , t hos e dr i v i ngc a r s , t hes t r eetv endor s , t hedi r tr oa ds , ahugemount a i ns eeni nt he ba c k gr ound, a ndahi ntofwi r es hownont heupperl ef t . I twoul dbeas ha mei fi ma gess uc ha st hes ewer ehi ddena wa yonaha r d dr i v es omewher e, nev ert obes eenbyt hegener a lpubl i c . I ti sourhopet ha t oneda yJ os huaget st ot el lhi ss t or yf r om aphot ogr a pher sv i ewpoi nti n ga l l er i eswor l dwi de. I nt hemea nt i me, y ouc a nv i ewt her es tofhi si ma ges ov eronhi sf a c ebookpa gea t ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Semper Ant i c us Phot o


Bobby Ber enson ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t p: / / www. bobby ber ens on. c om ht t ps : / / www. fli c k r . c om/ phot os / l ov e2di v e BobbyBer ens ondoes n’ tpos tv er yof t ent oourpr i v a t ef a c ebookgr oup( s t udent s onl y ) , butwhenhedoes , i ma gesofhi sunder wa t erwor l ds i mpl ya s t ounds member sa ndenl i ght enst hei ri ma gi na t i ons . Her ewes ha r ewi t hy ouhowBobby gots t a r t edi nunder wa t erphot ogr a phy . Cut t l efis hdur i ngar ec entt r i pt oWes tPa puaorbet t erk nowna sRa j aAmpa t . I t wa st a k enus i nga nOl y mpusEM5wi t ha918l ens , I SO200, 1/ 100, f / 8.


Boxfis h-Ol y mpusEM5ma nua l1/ 60I SO200f / 9Subs ee+5di opt er Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Ibec a mei nt er es t edi nunder wa t erphot ogr a phydur i ngt heea r l ys t a gesofmydi v i ng c a r eer . Ifigur edt ha tIwoul dpr oba bl yt a k et r i psa ndt ha ti twoul dbef unt o phot ogr a phfis h. Ipur c ha s edas y s t em t hr ought hedi v es hopa ndba c kt heni twa s fil m. Di gi t a lc a mer a swer ej us ts t a r t i ngt oev ol v ebutIdon’ tt hi nkt ha tma nuf a c t ur es wer epr oduc i ngunder wa t erhous i ngsf ort hem. Soba c kt heni twa sa l l35mm fil ma nd y ouwoul ds hootar ol loffil ma ndt a k ei tt oas t or ef orpr oc es s i ng. I fy ouwa nt edt o, y ouwoul dt el lt hec l er kt oi nc r ea s et hea mountofc ol or . Theny ouwoul dendup t hr owi nga l lt hepr i nt sa wa ybec a us et heyc a meoutbl ur r edorwer efil l edwi t h ba c k s c a t t erf r om t hepa r t i c l esi nt hewa t er . La t eron, It ookt hes c ubaphot ogr a phy c l a s swi t habuddywhoha dpur c ha s edoneoft hefir s tunder wa t erdi gi t a ls y s t ems . Bec a us eoft hedi s a dv a nt a gef ormeha v i ngfil m Ius edt hek nowl edgeofl ea r ni ng howt opl a c emyl i ght si nawa yt ol i ghtupmys ubj ec ta ndt or educ et hea mountof ba c k s c a t t era nda st owha ta ngl esa r et hebes tt os hoot .


Wha tdoy ouenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Thi si sadi f fic ul tques t i ont oa ns wer . Il i k et ot a k emyc a mer aouta ndj us ts hoot pi c t ur es .Iwi s ht ha tIc oul dj us tgos omewher ea nds hoot , butt ha ti sha r dbec a us e oft i mer es t r a i nt s . Il ov el ook i nga tot herphot ogr a pher ’ spi c t ur esa ndIt r yt os hoot us i ngt hei ra ngl eswhenev erpos s i bl e. Si nc emos tofmypi c t ur esa r et a k enwhi l e di v i ng, Ienj oys howi ngpeopl ewha tIs eea ndt henwi t hmyi nv ol v ementwi t ht he a qua r i um, Ic a nexpa ndt heexpl a na t i onofmypi c t ur e. WhenIgoont r i ps , Il i k et o phot ogr a phev er y t hi ng, whet heri ti sc r owdsofpeopl eont hes t r eet s , bui l di ngs , et c . Ia m onet ha tt hi nk st ha taper s ondoes n’ tha v et obei nev er ypi c t ur e.


Wha t ’ sy ourf a v or i t ephot ogr a pht ha ty ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Idon’ tha v eonef a v or i t epi c t ur ebec a us et ha ti sa l wa y sc ha ngi ng. Theonet ha tI l i k enowi st heoneus eda smyc ov erpi c t ur eonmyFa c ebookpa ge. Ia ma l wa y s l ook i nga twha tot herpeopl eus ea ndIk nowt ha ts omegea ri sr ea s ona bl ef orme t ous e. Ia l wa y ss a yt ha tt hi swi l lbet hel a s tc a mer aa ndnextt hi ngy ouk now;I ha v es ol donEba yt opur c ha s enewgea r . Idous ei t emst ha tc a na c t ua l l ybeus ed ondi f f er ents y s t emss oa l lIc ha ngei st hec a mer aa ndhous i ng. Iha dbeenus i ng a nOl y mpusEM5a ndha dbec omepr et t yf a mi l i a rwi t hi ta ndIwa sget t i ngi nt o us i ngdi opt er s . Iha v ea+5a nda+10di opt er . Ibec a megoodwi t ht he+5a ndt hen i twa st i met ous et he+10. Iwa sonc eoutonamor ni ngdi v ea nds hoot i ng ev er y t hi ng. Notbei ngt ooexc i t ed, Ic a meupt oafla tfis hc a l l eda nEngl i s hSol e. I l ov et ogeta sc l os ea spos s i bl ea ndgett hei rhea ds , es pec i a l l yt heey es . Iha v e nev erha dpr obl emsget t i ngc l os et ot hes efis hs oi twa snobi gdea l . Wel lwhenI t ookt hi spi c t ur ea ndi tfla s hedonmys c r eenmyey esgots obi gwi t henj oy ment t ha tIbec a mes oa nxi oust ofini s hmydi v ebec a us eIneededt odownl oa d. My edi t i ngt ha tIdoi sv er ymi ni ma l . Ius ua l l ywi l ls ha r pena ndma y bea dds ome c ont r a s tors a t ur a t i onbutt ha ti si t .


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Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? WhenIpur c ha s edmyfir s tf ul lf r a meDSLRc a mer a , aNi k onD60a ndhous i ngf r om af r i end, Ia l wa y ss hoti na ut o. Iha dbeenus i ngpoi nta nds hoota ndIha dev en pur c ha s edoneoft hefir s tmi r r or l es sc a mer a sont hema r k et . Iwa s n’ tt ooha ppy wi t hwha tIha da ndwhenmyf r i ends a i dheha dj us tpur c ha s edanews y s t em, my r epl yt ohi m wa st ha tIwoul dbuyhi sol dc a mer aa ndhous i ng. Hegotmei nt o s hoot i ngmor ei nma nua la ndt henus i ngdi f f er ents hut t ers peedsa ndfs t ops . I t wa st henIa l s os a wa na df ory ouronl i nephot ogr a phyc our s eonmyFa c ebook pa gea ndt hepr i c ewa s n’ tmuc h. Ifigur edi twoul dbeagr ea twa yf ormet oput pi c t ur esoutt her e.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Iha v eawebs i t ebuti tneedst obet ot a l l yr edone. Wi t ht hewa ymyphot ogr a phyha s i mpr ov edov ert hey ea r s , r edoi ngmys i t ei sagoodt hi ng. Anyot hert hought sy ou’ dl i k et os ha r ewi t hus ? News t udent sa r ea l wa y ss i gni ngupf ort hi spr ogr a ma ndIha v es ugges t edi tmy s el f t oot her s . Ir ea dc omment sf r om newmember sa ndi ts eemst ha tput t i ngapi c t ur e outt her ef orot her st os eei sdi f fic ul tf ors omepeopl e. Wewer ea l lt her ea tonet i me. Oneoft hebes tl ea r ni ngt ool si st ous ec ons t r uc t i v ec r i t i c i s m. Ia m amemberof ot herunder wa t erphot ogr a phygr oupsonFa c ebooka ndwhenIl ooka ts omeoft hei r pi c t ur es , Iha v eaha r dt i me. Onet hi ngIdoi st oc hec koutt hei rs et t i ngsa ndc a mer a gea rt os eei ft ha tc a nwor kf orme. Wi t ht hedi gi t a la ge, j us tk eepons hoot i nga nd ha v ef un.


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