Thursday, April 13, 2017

3 Ways To Be A Professional Photographer

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a professional photographer? These 3 steps will help you achieve your goals. Just follow step by step and you'll be on your way to a professional photography career.
Today we will be learning about every aspect of photography and how to create awesome photos. Always remember that learning photography can be easy, you just have to take your time and keep on perfecting.

  1. Know your camera
When you become a photographer you need to know every aspect of your camera. For a beginner, knowing your camera might be tough, so you really have to pay attention to the steps.
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   2. Pretend you know what you’re doing

When you become a professional photographer you have to know what you’re doing, and if you don’t, just pretend. All you have to know is how to use your camera, and how to take a simple snapshot. The real deal is when you put filters to the task. Before you take the photo make sure you know what you want your subject to be, after that check the lighting. Contrast is a must. The contrast in your subject is what most people will focus on, which is what you want. Take as many photos as you need to, to find the perfect one. After that you want to bring your photo into Photoshop, if you have it, or into a photo filter app. Then just mess around with all of the filters until you find one you like.

    3. Social Media?

After you have your finished photo, upload it to your favorite social media website or your blog! Show off the work you’re proud of to the entire world! Maybe one day you’ll be mistaken for a professional photographer!

Friday, March 31, 2017

***Introduction to Photography!

For my self selected response I chose a video I found on Youtube that talks about photography for beginners. I think this is a great video because the host, by the name Shameless Maya, really breaks down her content so anyone could understand it, even if they know nothing about the first steps of photography.

This video explains topics such as ISO which is how you can measure the sensitivity of the photo being taken. In other words, the lower the ISO number is, the less sensitive the photo will be to light and the finer the picture will be taken. She also explains aperture which is how much light will touch the photo. She talks about depth the field which is the distance between the object at hand and the object furthest away, for example a glass cup in the front of the picture and another glass cup in the background. The background would be blurry unless you change the settings then the glass cup would be blurry and the background would be clear.

I recommend this channel because she has a playlist of just technical products from cameras to microphones and over to learning how to film. She is very patient with teaching her audience and I think that is great for people who like to take time to learn. For me, I personally like taking my time to learn things about my camera because then I will know how to do it in the future and I could also teach others how to make their way around.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Has Photography Killed Itself?

As I read the title of this article I automatically clicked with it. The article is “In making photography accessible to all, photography inadvertently killed itself”. The title clicked with me because it's like saying since everybody in today's society has full access to be a photography, it killed itself because of how there can't really be any “new” unique photographers because it's almost like everyone is the same. There are some really unique individuals out there but it takes a lot to notice them because of all of the new updated photographers.
Camera companies aren't doing so well in sales because of how cell phones are having camera that could do just as well as a normal advanced camera could. It also talks about how there really isn't a point in going to school to learn photography because all of it is now updated and anyone can learn anything by just going online and looking it up, a lot of people just don't see a point in going to school for it.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

photography-rules.jpgThe infographic I chose explains all of the rules of photography. To explain a few: Rule of Thirds is when you take a photo but the subject is on the side of the screen. Creating the rule of thirds. Symmetry is when the subject is exactly the same as the next, or if the photo is same on both sides, and patterns is pretty obvious, when there are patterns in your photography.

**Canon Rebel t5i

I first heard about the Canon Rebel t5i when it was my 16th birthday. That was the last present I opened and I fell in love immediately. This is a great product to buy because of all of the features it includes. The bundle comes with the camera body, two lenses, one for close ups and one for far away shots, a camera case that fits all of the equipment, and much more.

This camera has an 18.0 megapixel sensor and a wide range ISO setting. For those who don't know, ISO measures the sensitivity of the photo taken. There is a telephoto lense and has amazing zoom settings. The screen also slides out and can be flipped about. The camera is also touch screen for those who are tech savvy.      

This camera provides smooth looking photos. It has a great shutter speed and many different settings. Some settings include sports, the flower setting which helps with up close photos, and many more.

I recommend the Canon Rebel t5i to anyone who loves photography, even beginners. It is very easy to learn to use and is great for any occasion. I use mine for landscape and even portrait photography. I get clear, clean looking photos that I can share and enjoy with my family and friends.

The price of this camera can range from $600-$800. Prices range depending on the bundle that you wish to buy. I know that seems like it is expensive but if you look at the link I inserted, you can see why this camera is the price it is. It comes with the many cool features and all of the equipment.


Friday, February 10, 2017

**How To Defy Gravity

Recently I started a new type of photography called Levitation. First I get my equipment consisting of my camera and my tripod. I put my camera on my tripod and make sure it's completely still because when you take the photos you have to have two or more and it needs to be completely still. I start by having my model sit on a stool and take one picture then have her and the stool completely out of frame as I take another. I then go into Photoshop and lay the two photos on top of each other. I then go to layer mask then click "reveal all". After that I go to the paintbrush tool and make sure it's black so I can eraser the stool. Once that is done you have your levitation photo.

***Portrait and Levitation