It took me a while to start sharing my work via Social Media. I still get a little anxious every time I hit the “Publish” button. This is not because I am scared that someone will not like my work but misunderstand it.
I came to the realisation that not everyone will understand my point of view and I am quite comfortable with that.
At the same time, it does make me happy when someone likes my work and takes time to comment. Lately, I’ve been receiving questions about settings and processing of my work. While I am happy to oblige and help by answering, it baffles me the reason why some individuals would be rude?
I process my work primarily with Adobe softwares, while I am not being paid to carry out any free advertising for them, if you ask me what software I used then I would tell you. Whether you would have to go out of your way to purchase are entirely beyond my control.
What camera or lens did you use?
I’ve always been an advocate of using equipments that you can afford. Canon 1 DX will not make you a better photographer that someone who uses the Nikon D5100.
I for one only possess a Nikon D7000 with a kit lens and only knows the basics when it comes to Photoshop. I will learn more when Photoshop skills but it hasn’t hindered my learning.
It is so easy to get fixated on equipment and techniques that we lose a sense of what is special about a particular image.
The idea is not to master a person’s technique. If you do then you just end up copying what’s already out there.
Great images are results from a vision. They are so many Fine Art photographers out there and each work is different from the next. Because we each have different vision and experiences and this needs to be tapped into.
Don’t get me wrong – it easier said than done and it takes a lot of work and dedication but it would certainly pay off.