Working on my look

I’ve focused the last few weeks on editing my shots. Taking the photos I didn’t like in the past and putting new life into them. I seem to favour popular vintage looks as opposed to sharp modern images. My end results seem to mimic analogue film in tonality and presence. I’m also learning how there are different ways to edit the same image. Once you discard the notion that there is a right and wrong way to edit the whole process becomes more enjoyable.

Film Hannah 1 (1 of 1)

I hope over the next few weeks to squeeze in a couple of photoshoots to really explore this analogue vibe that I’m feeling. Perhaps do a shoot in both Digital and Film to see how the same shots look from different mediums.

The majority of my edits recently have been black and white. This is new territory for me as I’ve only shot in colour until recently. I’m ashamed to say I used to find Black and White understimulating to look at but I’m valuing it more and more as I progress.

 

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Learning Portraits

Okay, so I’ve tried a few different Photography disciplines now. I seem to enjoy Nature and Portrait Photography the most. I’m under no illusion that my work is of a professional standard yet. I do feel, however, that I am improving.

My next goal is to learn how to use photoshop to manipulate my images to meet my personal standards before publishing. Currently I’m using a mixture of pixlr.com and Instagram to edit images. Using pixlr.com is great and expense-free method but is restrictive and Instagram degrades the resolution massively.