One of the things that I enjoy a lot is photography. It makes me express art through the equipment and software used in creating creative photos but believe me, I still have lots of room for improvement.
My interest in photography started during Fourth Year High School. I have this friend who takes a lot of good photos even though she still uses Digital Camera when I knew her but right now, she uses a DSLR Camera. One factor that makes her photos impressive is her Adobe Photoshop skills. This person once asked me for a photo shoot because she wants to practice more. I agreed to it and I really liked the outcome. It inspired me to enter the world of photography. I requested a DSLR camera as a graduation gift from my parents and they did. I asked my friend to teach me the basics of photography and photoshop.
She thought me of the three basic things in photography. The aperture, shutter speed and ISO. The aperture is the adjustment of the lens opening. It determines how much light will enter through the lens. She also told me that the lower aperture, the better shallow depth of field. Shutter speed as what I remember is that the duration of the entrance of light through the lens, if the shutter speed is low, it will cause some blurring in the photo, a use of a tripod could be good if choosing low shutter speed to avoid shaking of the camera. The ISO is another factor which includes light, as far as my friend thought me, in places with good natural light, the ISO should be lower and in darker places, the ISO should be higher. The only thing is that when we push the ISO to its highest option, the photo seems to be grainy so use of lower shutter speed and tripod is advisable in dark places. Those three factors should be balanced together. To understand more of what I said in this paragraph, here is a photo I got from TRIPOD, an organization in De La Salle Canlubang for students interested in different fields of art:
NOTE: I did not mention Exposure above because someone told me that those three things (ISO, aperture and Shutter Speed) are the most important when it comes to photography.
That friend of mine is now studying in Manila and we haven’t meet recently to talk about many things including photography but we are still supporting each other. Now that I’m already a college student, I practice a lot on photography and joined my school’s organization for those who are interested in different aspects of art, the Tripod Society.
When I take photos, I don’t want that other people won’t see it. I always want other people to see and give comments and suggestions to my works to be better. I make a blog entries for my practice photo shoots, I also upload it on photo streaming sites and social networking sites.
Here are some of my current works as of now, feel free to give comments and suggestions.
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I’m looking forward to more practice photo shoots for me to be better and someday a known photographer. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog entry and God Bless!