Sam. 19 years old. I'm just a girl with a spinning imagination who is madly in love with her camera. Photography has quickly become my passion, having sparked from what was once a creative hobby. I'm pursuing this wonderful art in college and hope to only go far with it.
Finally got my new camera today! Purchasing this was not easy, especially not with the money I make as a cashier at a grocery store. But I’ve been saving forever and it’s finally here! I only had a chance to test it out for a few hours before I had to go to work, but I am absolutely in love with it. The pictures it takes are so clear and beautiful and I love the flip out screen so I can see myself if I’m taking self portraits or photos of myself and others using a remote.
I’m only a little bit excited about it… Okay a LOT, more than a little.
Editing is always my favorite, and it’s been a while since I’ve taken such intricate photos that require hours and hours of editing and stitching photographs together to create something much more complex. I miss it and hope to get back to it soon. So for now, here are some of my favorite before and afters of photos I’ve taken in the past!
'Cause I was filled with poison, but blessed with beauty and rage.
-Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence
I love shooting (obviously), but editing is my favorite part of the process… It’s where I get to make my photos come to life the way I imagine them in my head. A good camera can only get you so far. Most of the “professional” photographs you see take much much more than the click of a button.
In light of the 4th on Friday, I thought I’d do a little shoot beforehand.
Got my new tripod and a working remote the other day! So I just took a couple quick self-portraits to test them out! Payday is in two days! So hopefully I will be seeing a brand new Canon 70d in my near future….
This past friday I was given the opportunity to take some pictures for a new tattoo shop that had opened up on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont called The Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio. When I had originally agreed to come in and take pictures I was pretty excited, but also slightly nervous because I have never photographed for anyone else but myself and I was afraid that I might not be able to give them what they were looking for. I own a DSLR, but it’s not the best model out there, so I had to work with my lack of equipment to the best of my ability. Looking back, I am proud of most of the pictures I took there, though there were some shots I felt could have been better executed had I put the time into it. I had a really good time there overall, and Amy, the tattoo artist and owner, was so nice and so talented in her work. I was very interested in her artistic living which made it all the more fun to photograph. I can’t wait to edit the last few photos so that I can share my work with the studio.