Just Keep Swimming

December 17, 2014  •  1 Comment

As the new years is upon us, I reflect back to when I started out in this photographic journey.  I laugh at some of my images that I took at parties and whatnot and the horrible, over saturation I had in some of them.  But I can also see the basics of good photos.  Good composition and framing as well as a general idea of the basics.  So as a retrospect, I wanted to do a little comparison and use some examples. 

So in this first example, I shot with my cousin Katy.  She was an actress and I had just gotten my fancy new DSLR and I thought I knew what I was doing.  Took her down to Civic Center Park in Denver and shot around. 

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Around this time too, I was such a "natural light" snob.  Because I didn't know anything about flash work at all!  But when I look at this picture, I see some over editing but I do see the basis for a decent portrait.  This picture was taken in August of 2011.  Fast forward to Thanksgiving 2014.  Same girl.  Took this that night after eating a gargantuan amount of turkey and green beans and right before pie.

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I kept my editing to a minimum and let the flash do the work.  Yes, I've come around on off camera flash!  Even during the day!  So, this post was not a dig an my work, but rather that we all need to Just Keep Swimming as Dora would say.  Keep learning and keep improving.

Senior portrait work November 2012
 

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Again, over edited but the basics are there.  This is from this season:

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Just a stronger image all around.  And finally, from my first model shoot:


 

The lighting is decent, the posing direction is off and composition is tight.  Recent model shoot:

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So, with each example of before and after, I have grown with each shoot.  And my ultimate goal is to improve on each and every shoot.  I'm going to Just Keep Swimming in this photography adventure! 
 


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Destin Grant(non-registered)
Hey I found you, still interested in shooting? Email me. I'm not on FB and the pixie dress is done. Nice website too.
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