When you first find a hobby (that you actually like, not that your parents forced you to find), you sort of suck at the beginning, but you get better. Not because someone is making you, like a coach, but rather because you want to get better. That’s the purpose of a hobby. We do things because we want to do it, separate from our careers and our academia. It keeps us living and it keeps us happy. So whether that is taking pictures, writing, playing soccer every Wednesday, or what, it has to be something you like.
So in high school, I was really into film-making. I knew how to point out the shots, write the stories, etc. but I never really liked the dedication that it required. I was one of those people who was into everything, but the problem with that is indecisiveness. In college, I saved up money to buy a camera (like a professional one) and I wanted to start taking pictures. I made some videos with a crew, but it’s so time-consuming that we have to shoot when there is no school in order to make good videos. I found the photo-option on my camera and started taking a class, going out on my own on little “scavenger hunts” around campus to take my own pictures. Here are a few featured, and more are on the sidebar!
Like I said, most people usually suck when they start, so don’t feel bad. Of course, I’m not too hot myself at the moment, but I’m hoping that I will improve with some of your help and feedback (especially the photographers who have been doing this for a while)! I hope in the next 4 years that I’ll be able to maybe start an independent studio, where I can take senior photos and portraits. A method to combine what I love with a side-job. I sort of started trying it out with my friend, Nive, when she needed me for a photo-shoot. Don’t know how it turned out, but I would really like your input: a couple of her pictures are on the side-bar!
Oh and don’t forget: you will get updates and pictures from my trip to France as well. Super psyched!