Creating a blog has been on my mind a lot lately, I thought it would be a good way to be able to document my shoots for myself to look back on, whilst sharing with others. My goals for creating a blog are being able to share behind the scenes images/videos while talking about the process of how the final image was made. From the first location scout all the way through to post processing. I've been super nervous about doing this because I've never had a good way with words and making sense but I'm hoping writing these blogs will open a new door of photography to me that's more than just taking the photo and sharing it.
Along with the photography side of these blog posts I will be posting more personal ones along the way, I think it's always good to know a little bit about the artist and why they do what they do.
I started taking photos about six years ago just as a hobby, I was always creative and enjoyed arts more than anything else but when I first started photography something drew me into more than anything else, I'm not sure what.
After studying film and darkroom processing for two years in high school I ended up teaching myself how to use digital cameras when I left school.
I began experimenting with different styles and techniques, whilst I learned a lot from this I also lost track of what I enjoyed. I got caught up in constantly changing what I enjoyed to shoot, although I believe it's great to shoot many other things rather than be restricted I could never define my work and I felt I could never define myself.
After giving up on photography for several years I've been working my hardest to narrow down and pursue what I wish to do.
I'll be writing a separate post sometime soon on my current goals and the challenges I'm having to over come to reach them.
Since this is my first post I want to share some of my very first photos I ever took, I look back at my work a lot and reflect on what's changed and what hasn't and try to see what I like in old images which can help improve my current work.
Wish me luck on continuing these posts, thank you for reading and enjoy!