Have You Ever Wondered
about doing more with your photography than taking casual family or weekend and holiday photos.?
You may not realize that you have a real flare for good photography until you actually set out to capture some perfect shots. Taking photos can be a great hobby especially now with digital cameras and even smart phones that allow you to take many photos with out the expense of wasting film which is how it was not so long ago. The good news is that it is easy for anyone to give photography ago and there are some amazing new photographers cropping up out there.
The options are endless to where your new hobby may take you whether it be capturing amazing landscapes, water scenes, micro close ups ( which is great for flowers, plants and insects etc ), people, modern life, street life or what ever you turn your camera to. People are always looking for images to use with the internet these days so it turns out that no photo is a silly photo because someone out there may want an image just like the one you have taken.
Looking for the perfect shot.
Its funny but I love beach, sea and river photography the best which is weird considering I am not fond of painting water scenes I would rather paint old ruins and the like. With some of the cameras today you can take some amazing micro images.Close ups of flowers, vegetables, insects, shells etc all make great subjects.
Find the photographer in you.
If you take your camera out and just try to get a range of different images and play around with your camera’s settings you will soon find out what you like taking photo’s of the most. Try different times of the day and season. Get into the habit of keeping your camera with you just incase you find a great moment for the perfect photo.
Your Photos natural or photoshopped.
I have chosen to keep my images natural. Possible because I think of them as wholesome or real, but many people have made their mark by their photoshop talents and I do have to say I have seen some really amazing photos that way. Unreal but very cool.
I do not rule out that I may seriously get into some imagination play with photoshop or similar one day but for now natural is in with me.
You have the gift now where to next?
You have taken some amazing images and have no idea what to do with them.You could find a website to download them onto and share with others or even make a little money should a visitor to the website come along and down load one of your photos.
Tip save the best images for down the track should you start a website show casing them or similar.
You could also get your photos stretched on canvas or printed on t shirts and sell them on a local auction site or at the local market.
I have put my best NZ scenic photos onto a website. This website was free to set up, easy and quick and it has no ongoing cost.You can view them by clicking the link under the image below.
Follow your photography even further
Keen to go professional and learn more about your camera , about photography and maybe even looking to follow through with a career taking photos. There are free and paid courses available to get you going down the right track and good on you. I wish you all the best.
You can see more of my NZ scenic photography Click Here