A random message, but I have been looking at your work on here & instagram and I must say its brill it really inspired me to start my dream of being a professional photographer. I’m after a bit of advice, how did you get started with it all? Did you do a college course or a photography class? I have no experience with a professional camera and it sounds funny, but I use my ‘iPhone’ but would love to learn about the best camera to use etc.. I know photography is something I would really love to do in my career so if you replied id be very grateful thanks, Rosie xx
Thank you for getting in touch and thanks for your lovely comment about my instagram. I did indeed go to college and university, studying creative Art and Design courses. I then went on to assist photographers and I still do! For me, assisting is a great way to learn the trade of photography and meet some inspirational photographers. Photography is not just about the camera, so feel free to use your ‘iPhone’ at the moment until you can afford a professional camera. Photography is also about being creative, thinking ‘out of the box’ and most of all ‘painting with light’. Knowing and understanding light is a must.
If you are passionate about photography, then volunteer your time to a studio or to a photographer as an assistant. Do a course in lighting at college, save up and get a little camera – it doesn’t have to cost you the world. I started off with a Fuji Bridge, then a Pentax film camera and now I use a Nikon D700 and D7000. Surround yourself with everything photography, there is a great website called ‘Meet Up’, which I’m a part of. They are like-minded people looking to practice and be creative. Research the web – there are loads of little photography tutorials, check out my ‘YOUTUBE’ and look at my subscriptions. I will also be posting Photoshop tutorials on there to help you bring your photography to life and set you apart from the competition.
I hope this helps Rosie – keep working at your dream and one day it will come true as it did for me.