If you read my first blog post, now you know a bit more about me. However, you are probably still wondering about why you should follow this blog.
While my story can be somewhat interesting, you want a reason why you should keep up with all my words, and I don't blame you.
Don't sweat, I got you. That's a fair concern.
Let's dive in
Let's start talking about which topics I'll be covering.
Learning Photography (theoretical and practical lessons)
I went to school for photography, so you don't have to! Let me share with you all the knowledge I accumulated during my educational and professional years.
I will cover all the photography basics so that, even if you're not too familiar with this industry terms, I will get you up to speed. This could range from how to use your camera in manual mode, to basic compositions rules, etc. I promise, it's really easy once you get the hang of it.
What gear should you use and which editing softwares are the best both for beginners and more expert photographers.
We will then talk about advanced photography techniques, such as how to use lighting to enhance certain feelings, night photography, street photography, studio photography, and much more.
We'll discuss different photography movements, ideologies, and niches.
We will study how the history of photography came to be, and what we can learn from it.
I'll cover how other types of art forms can impact your photography and what to learn from them.
How contemporary photography is changing and which new trends and movements are arising.
How to get started in the photography business, all the do's and dont's.
Honestly... anything you want to learn.
My own photography journey
At the end of the day, this is a massive part of my life. It would not be my blog if I did not include myself in the narrative.
What brought me into photography, my own passions and aspirations.
What is it like to be a photography student in college, certificates, and online courses. How do they differ? Are they worth it?
My ongoing projects and the process behind them.
My clients' photoshoots and how I made their idea come to life.
Funny or emotional stories I witnessed along the way.
My ups and downs in photography, and how did I deal with them.
Amateur Photography and Posing Tips
If you're just here because you like photography and having photos taken of you, but do not want to get too deep into it, I got you as well.
How to use your phone to take camera-worthy shots.
How to pose and not be awkward in front of the camera.
How to prepare best for a photoshoot, what to wear, when to book it, and what to expect.
How to find the best locations anywhere you go.
When do you need to hire a professional photographer?
How to take your own self portraits.
Fun and creative ideas to try with your friends for a photoshoot!
Local and Travel Photography
If you live in Utah, you're in luck. I am based in Logan, and I have lived here for 3 years now. I know many spots and locations where you can go to! Let me give you some ideas.
What differentiates me from everyone else?
Well, I am the best.
Of course I'm not! There's always going to be someone more skilled and more experienced than me. It's just how life is.
However, what differentiates me is that I see photography as a service to the world. It's a form of art, a way to document, capture, and remember a fragment of time forever. I believe that it's an amazing art medium, and I feel the need to share it with the world.
Of course there's other people who know more than me. However, one of my strong points is that I am very young, and I have no desire to quit studying any time soon.
I have already finished 10 online courses and I'm subscribed to numerous online photography communities, with people that share their expertise and tips every single day. I am finishing my Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Photography, minoring in economics, which makes me extremely well-rounded in the theory, practice, and business side of this field. Not only am I learning from fantastic professors, but I am also offered many opportunities such as exhibits and funded projects that not many other people have. Furthermore, I am also in my last semester of my Cinematography Certificate at UCLA, which is giving me technical knowledge and insider tips from people who have worked in the film industry for years. Lastly, I have been a freelance photographer for 3 years, and I have worked with numerous models and clients before, starting from zero in a country where I barely knew the language.
Do not see this past paragraph as a brag (or you can, if you want to), but more of a: "Look, I have been studying and learning from all types of people, and I want to share it all with you for free".
This is what differentiates me from other people. I'm not trying to sell you my course or e-book, I'm just putting out what I know because somebody might find it useful.
Who is my ideal audience?
While this will sound completely vague, my ideal audience is... you.
Let me explain.
If you're here, you must be somehow interested either in my work or in learning photography... or both, if I'm having a lucky day. Everyone could be fit as a reader of this blog, simply because it will target topics that will eventually impact your everyday life.
Whether we like it or not, we live in a world constantly bombarded by media, especially photography. While I chose it as a career, and maybe you did not, you are still surrounded by this world every single day. Photographs became such a normal part of our daily life that sometimes we do not even notice them. Selfies, family photos, news, social media posts, business ads, albums covers, a picture you took of your dog while he got stuck in a bush... the list keeps going forever.
Maybe you're not that interested in photography, but I assure you that it could be very useful in the future. Maybe, your current job will require you to learn a bit about photography for advertisement or marketing. Or perhaps, after reading a couple of my posts, you could become the next social media influencer and make money from taking pictures of your morning cup of coffee. Who knows! Or maybe you will not do any of those things, but next time you're with your friends, you can take some banger photos. However, don't get demoralized. Photography is such a broad and useful topic that... its options and uses are limitless.
If I were you, I'd give my blog a chance! But of course, I'm a bit biased.
Aaaand, that's a wrap!
I want to hear it from you now. Are you interested in these topics? Which ones caught your attention more? What would you like me to write about?
Let me know in the comments!