Me... a Photographer?

28 April 2013

I have never thought as myself as a photographer. I enjoy taking photos with my Canon 500d which I got for Christmas 3 years ago, but to call myself a photographer is a bit far fetched!

I have an online boutique called MKD Rocks but of recent I have taken it off-line to work out some kinks but stay tuned as I am hoping to relaunch towards the end of year. But on to the reason why I am mentioning this, for the boutique I took a lot of the pictures to showcase the products, which is where I practically had to teach myself fashion photography. Although I am very critical of myself I never thought that they where good enough but they had to make do as we couldn't afford a professional photographer. I come from a  media production background which is why cameras, lighting etc comes naturally to me although a stills camera and a film camera use similar settings there is a difference. I find when filming your aim is to make the piece of media you are producing; whether it be a film, a short or a music video, to capture the elements of moving image you are concentrating on more than one thing ensuring that what we see in the camera is consistent. However with photography you are capturing a moment, bringing that image to life, i reckon you have to be a bit more creative to become a photographer than a camera man, but hey that is just my opinion.

I have to say I struggled with the studio shoots as having to light the clothes, model and keep shadows away turnt out to be harder than I thought. I felt much more at home with the on location shoots as I can use the natural light and scenery to make my pictures come alive. Which is why I love taking pictures. Check them out below. These are pictures of the designers we had on MKD Rocks, The Jeans Jackers are made by a designer called Leren Connor check out her FB page here and LIKE if you LOVE! And the Beanie Hat is made by a brand called Idyllic Youth check them out here.

A close friend of mine who is an actress asked me to take some head shots for her and her two friends who are also actresses. When she asked I was excited for the challenge! These head shots had to be perfect as my photos are going to reflect them as actresses and determine whether they get the job or not. Plus I was competing with all the professional head shots out there... So yeah you could say I had a lot of pressure on my head. I was very confident as I know my camera very well. I have had it for three years!

So check them out and let me know what you think!

Thought i would throw in one of the girls having fun!

NOTE: The head shots have not been edited.

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