I am no professional photographer, but I have always been passionate about recording and capturing moments of life on camera. I love how photography shows messages and stories instead of telling.
This photo was taken at a sad time in my life, yet it is the favorite picture I have ever taken on my phone. I was just walking up the street to go in the car to go visit a family member at the hospital when I glanced up and saw how perfectly the light from the sunset was shining behind the buildings surrounding me. I was just so mesmerized from this scene that I knew I had to take this photo despite the reason why I was outside in the first place and being in a rush. I quickly took this picture and ran to catch up with the rest of my family. We rushed into the car and drove off to go to the hospital. I was too focused on where we were going that I actually forgot I took this photo. My mind was full of so many things and with the silence that was filling the car, I felt like I was alone with my dark thoughts surrounding me. All I remember of that car ride was how I was starring out the car window, feeling as if I was surrounded by darkness, and forgetting about the world around me and the picture I just took. It was that moment that made me realize that there was no light to guide me out of this darkness and I was just alone. All of my dark thoughts were put on hold when I was awakened from my dark state when the car came to a stop and I was brought back into the real world. We got out of the car and went up to the hospital room where my grandpa was. It was not until when I actually got to the hospital that I looked at the photo and started to edit it. I captured this shot just using my IPhone's camera and edited it until I was satisfied using the edit options such as exposure, brightness, etc. It took me a while to edit this photo because I did not know what message I wanted it to show and it was very hard to concentrate at that time, but it eventually became the photo that it is today. Every time I look at this photo, it just brings me that sense of serene it brought me the day I took it and reminds me that even on the saddest days there will always be a light that will guide us out of the darkness. This is demonstrated by having some of the picture completely darkened out and everything gets clearer and clearer as you go up until you reach the light and everything is outlined for you which perfectly describes the state I was in when I took it. Going to a hospital to see my grandpa in the hospital really made me depressed and put me in a dark place. When I took this picture, it was like somehow the light from the sunset was telling me that everything will be okay and I will see the light soon that will guide me out of this darkness. A few days after, my grandpa was admitted out of the hospital to go back home with us since he got better and of course all of our spirits were lifted knowing that he was okay. If it wasn't for capturing this photo, I don't think I would have gotten through that experience and this photo continues to guide me towards the light whenever I get lost in the darkness. Little did I know while I was taking this was that this photo would eventually mean a lot to me.
Let Green be the Theme...
Here is my friend, Jake. He's usually behind the camera, as he’s highly skilled in areas such as photography and also, he’s a little bit shy. With a First-Class Honours in Film Studies, he's my go to tech guy and my creative companion. If I didn't spend time around him doing creative projects, I'm sure I'd have very limited knowledge in photography, videography and editing.
I took this photo of this crystalline rock pool in my hometown at a local surf spot called ‘Sand Shoes, Cronulla, Sydney, Australia. This hidden gem of a beach is perfect for watching the world go by- Mums & toddlers learning to swim, elderly men that clearly have spent way too much time in the sun, new couples on first dates, teenage girls gettin’ that tan on... (and attractive blonde surfers coming in from the surfs break). It is so relaxing & peaceful to simply observe this cheery coastal community.
This may seem like just an ordinary picture of two tea cups and some loose leaf tea. Behind that is the idea and the inspiration that pushes me and motivates me.
Here is a short story of a sort to explain were my head was, in the late hour of this photo. In the first hour, of the first day of March 2019; there were dying branch's in my life. Life was out of my control. At 19 years old I felt burnt out, I pruned desperately at these ugly branches. If cut completely off, I wouldn’t feel them anymore. At my feet were dead branches, could I have tried harder to keep them alive?
Do you want to upload an image on the Internet and the image size is too big?
Winter has definitely arrived for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere. For many, this is an excellent time to spend more time editing their photos. Others enjoy taking on the challenge of taking their cameras out into the winter wonderland to capture the snowy scene into a fantastic photograph. I love getting outside and taking photos of a magical scene just has just been draped in a blanket of snow. And there are no mosquitoes here in Ontario!
Hello all! Welcome back, Happy New Year! I figured we'd get back into some photography related blogs! Let's talk a little bit about editing. What is it? What does it do? Is all editing the same? How do we edit an image? Is editing necessary?
To filter or not to filter (or how much to filter) is a serious question to ask oneself when taking photos that you hope will ultimately be of some interest to the viewer. I consider myself to be very good at taking appealing “natural-like” selfies without extreme filterage. But, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I’d (usually) rather look at a photo absent of red eyes and blurry objects.
Over the past five years I’ve developed a love for photography. I may not take as many pictures as I would like to, and fewer yet end up online, but those that I do post I am quite proud of.