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f0r-everyoungg said: i love your blogg im starting to get into photography and i would love to know more about you & how you got started. and what camera do u use??

Thank you so much! It really means a lot to me when people say they like my work :) Currently I use a Canon Rebel t3i. It’s a great all around camera and I love everything about it. It’s my first DSLR so I’m not sure if this is the case for all of them or what, but something that’s awesome about the Rebel is that it provides a lot of help and tips right on the screen for you when you adjust different things on your camera. It tells you what kind of conditions each setting is best for and stuff like that, and it’s very easy to operate. A portrait photographer was actually the one who recommended it to me :)

As for how I got started, I always liked to snap pictures of random stuff for fun, but I took a more serious interest in photography actually on a vacation that I went on to Ireland about 3 years ago. I had a little digital camera at the time (Polaroid i1037- but don’t let the appearance you. I actually took some of my favorite photos with this camera) and the awesome scenery I saw on that trip amazed me so I took tons and tons of pictures and began seeing photography more as a form of artistic expression. I started taking a lot more pictures once I got home, and I experimented a lot with the settings on my camera and learned things by trial and error. Also, I don’t know how old you are, but if your school offers photo courses I think it would be an awesome idea to sign up! I took my first photography class when I was a junior in high school and that helped me learn more technical stuff about how cameras work, how to adjust settings, how to arrange good compositions etc. Plus I learned a lot about editing photos, and I’m still discovering new things about Photoshop every time I use it! 

Honestly, the best way to get started with photography is to take tons of pictures of anything and everything. You’ll be surprised how much you learn just by doing. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you start with. You can use your cell phone and still take great pictures. Also there are lots of resources online where you can learn more about photography, and one site I can suggest is called Udemy.com, it offers some fairly inexpensive courses. But there are tons of other places where you can learn more for free :) 

Anyway thanks again for the message, feel free to talk to me anytime. Good luck with your photography as well! You should totally start a photo blog and post your favorite pictures that you take as you take them. It’s easy to do and you don’t have to be any kind of expert or have a specific theme to start one :)   It’s fun because as you learn new techniques and improve, you can post your pictures and see the progress that you’ve made in comparison with your older ones. Anytime is a great time to start a photo blog, and if you do I’ll definitely follow you!

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I’ve really been neglecting this blog lately :/ I hope to shoot a lot more in the upcoming weeks though now that school is over!