Expanding to photography

I’ve been becoming more fascinated with photography, the different cameras, lenses, and the story behind photos. My dad always had this Nikon D80 camera and I’ve been studying and learning how to use it and learning about the different lenses for it also. I bought a 18-55mm lens which is good for portraits. I’m

going to buy more eventually depending on what I’ll be shooting. When I first got a iPhone, most of the pictures I’d take would be of the sky and sunsets because of the how pretty the colors are. I never thought about taking photography seriously back then because I didn’t have a professional camera or any equipment. I’d always see my dad using his camera when it was our prom and during the holidays he’d have with him. Being able to capture moments like this is great because you don’t get to see or experience the same thing all the time. I want to perfect how I take photos and become familiar with other styles of photography. The last few days I’ve been on YouTube watching videos of photographers and seeing the lenses they use, their style of editing and the way they use props for the photos. I’ve even been watching a documentary series called Through The Lens, it’s about the evolving aesthetic in photography through the creators, and you learn about the photographer as well. I enjoy watching this because there’s different styles that each person does and the equipment they use varies with what they’re shooting. It’s nice to learn about different people around the world and seeing what got them started. A friend of mine showed me the different settings and told me more about the Nikon camera, I didn’t know much about it and I tried to teach myself but using the manual only helped so much. Luckily, she has a Nikon also so it was easier for me to learn about it. I’ve been using Lightroom for editing pictures and I play around with the different tools to see how I want to edit, this photo for example, I changed the color saturation, did a dual tone color change and adjusted the lighting. I’m still learning how to use it but so far I like it. What I like about this is I can change anything in this photo to what I want it to be, the sky is a light purple which I think looks beautiful. Making the red flowers pop and the coins in the well really make the photo change. What I want to take from photography is to share what I find different and beautiful. My favorite photographers would have to be Jessica Kobeissi, Brandon Woelfoel, Brooily and Samuel Elkins. Each of them have their own ways and styles to photographing and I like how their photos tell a story. Their work is amazing, I scroll down their feeds admiring the photos they take. I know that I want my style to portrait, city/urban and landscape. Practice makes perfect, and I want to become a great photographer who stands out. I’m not sure where this will take me, but I’m here for the ride and I’m looking forward to starting something I know I’ll love.

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49 thoughts on “Expanding to photography

  1. I’m so happy for you in finding your new found passion. Photography is an amazing sport and very lucrative area to create a business. I wish you the best of luck, although you look like you might not need it. You already have a supportive father who was delving into photography hisself before you knew it =)

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    1. Thank you! I didn’t realize growing up that he was into photography. I know he was still learning about different flash attachments for his camera before he passed. I’m hoping I’ll be great !

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  2. Photography is so much fun! I am very new to it and I don’t practice nearly enough but I am always hoping to learn more and get better at it. I love capturing moments and being creative!

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    1. That’s great ! I am too. I try to bring the camera with me everywhere but I forget sometimes lol

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  3. Some great tips you gave here. Thanks for sharing. I just shared on G+

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  4. It’s great Thank you for this

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  5. Check out the works of Raghu Rai. He’s beautiful.

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  6. It is amazing that you keep digging for yourself and try to explore yourself through new hobbies and interests. Good for yoy

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  7. These photos are amazing- always great to find a new hobby that you enjoy and are good out! Look forward to seeing your journey!

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    1. Thank you !! That means a lot to me

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  8. Photographs are best as weblive that moment whenever we see them…wish you will follow your passion & get sucess. I am also following my passion for writing by expressing my thoughts on:www.escapewriters.com.

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    1. Thank you, I hope that you are successful with writing as well

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  9. Your passion is in your words and the way you talk about your journey of learning photography! Don’t lose it! Your pictures are beautiful and wanting to welcome people into your world with your photos is awesome! Good luck on your journey! Great read!

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  10. You are very passionate. Makes me do better in the things I love doing 🙂

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  11. I’d love to get into photography! I’m going to buy a new little Nikon and just go for it. You’re right practice makes perfect! 🙂

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    1. It does ! And go for it ! You’ll see how much you really love it

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  12. Beautiful pictures!

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  13. This is great! I hope you keep expanding your knowledge of photography and your new passion. I am trying to similarly get more comfortable with using a camera other than the one that’s attached to my iPhone!

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    1. I am too! Thank you . I want to use my camera more then my phone

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  14. Great camera with great lenses.. No wonder you made great shots too (y)

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    1. Thank you ! It’s my dad’s camera .

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  15. Such great photos! Photography sure is fun, and it’s an area where there is always something new to learn and something to improve on! As a travel blogger I have had to up my photography game throughout the year, and it never fails to interest me! 🙂

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    1. Thank you ! It’s definitely fun and I’m enjoying it so far

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  16. Keep up a good work! Photography requires a lot of passion and determination! Any travel blogger should not stick to only iPhone but invest in decent DSLR. I’m Canon addict but your Nikon looks very pretty!

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    1. Thank you ! I’ve always just used my phone but the Nikon is a great dslr so far.

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  17. These photos are stunning! I wish you well with your photography; it’s a great way to see the world🤗💛

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  18. It’s always nice to add a new tool to a creative’s arsenal. Congratulations to you! Your photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. These pictures are beautiful! My husband uses a Nikon to shoot my photos. He’s a great photographer and I’m so happy he’s willing to help me!

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    1. Thank you ! I like Nikon ! Easy to use and it’s not a heavy camera either !

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  20. Nice photos! As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Heck, I’m still trying to perfect my photos. The great thing about photography is each photographer has a different story to tell. I purchased my Nikon a few years ago then got sidetracked with using the Samsung Galaxy and now my iphone. I don’t know why maybe because they were easier to carry along when I wanted to photograph. But lately, I’ve been thinking about picking up my Nikon and just snap away.

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    1. Thank you ! I’ve done the same with just grabbing my phone but I like using my Nikon . The quality is better and with different lenses you can capture a lot

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  21. Love your passion for photography. I have only been using my IPhone to take pictures during my hike. I love photography and I’d love to purchase the good camera one day and experiment with it.

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    1. Thank you ! I would just use my phone as well. I’d say the Nikon d80 is great !! It’s an olde model but works very well

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  22. Watching YouTube videos to learn photography! Duh, why didn’t I think of that?! 😳

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    1. It’s helpful . Learning different tricks and things

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  23. Since I started blogging, I’ve gotten more and more into photography and even got my first DSLR. I still haven’t ventured into shooting manual yet, but I’m having fun nailing down my particular style and vibe. 🙂

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    1. That’s good ! I’m still learning my camera too

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  24. I look forward to seeing more of your work. All the best!

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  25. I loved your post! I have an iPhone 8 and I love the camera on it but I also want to invest in an actual camera so I can improve my skills. Beautiful pics by the way. 🙂

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    1. Thank you ! It definitely helps with a actual camera

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