There’s this question bugging me but I’ll reveal that later on. Nope, it’s not about the correctness of the word ‘photographist’ but I kind of like that term.
I’ve been self-studying photography for about two weeks. I am not rushing though. I still watch videos about safety and precautions of using the camera and the right posture of taking photos. I have not finished reading the manual yet and have been surfing the web for rules of art and how to break them.
Below are my sample photographs. I am hoping to get constructive criticisms about them; how to improve my shots and some advices on capturing photos. I am also looking forward about tips of using cosmetics and make-ups and photoshop manipulations. I am willing to exchange bits of information to web-ial beings that happens to visit this web space. Here goes.
Title: Tropang Liflied
Notes: I was not aware of the Rule of Thirds here yet. (Well, not because there are three flies, Rule of Thirds should be used.) If I had known that rule earlier, I would put the flies on the upper right portion between second and third row horizontally and first and second row vertically to give more space on the cement floor. I shot this on one lazy afternoon and this is considered to be one of ‘my’ first shots. I used close-up here. And up until now, I still can’t perfect aperture and shutter priority.
Title: Under the Guava Tree
Notes: This shot is made at around 4pm and the subject is a Guava tree. I am still experimenting on capturing photos here. During this time, I have only read the basics of shooting settings. I enhanced the red hue of this photograph to convey a dramatic aura.
Title: Snake and Ladders
Notes: This is also one of my first shots. Minimalism is my theme on this one and I wanted to have dark clouds as background. I tried using photoshop effects to achieve an emo-ish background but it turns to lower the quality of the photo. This is actually raw and minimalist on all process.
Title: Around the Carousel in Thirty Days
Notes: Location is Mall of Asia. I think I achieved what I desire on this shot: vivid colors and striking lights. I experimented on using the shutter-priority, portrait, child and aperture priority. I forgot what mode this one is. Haha. I like the exchange of colors here. After this shot, my camera’s battery emptied.
For the bugging question to photographers: If you are the only person who happens to be in a scenario where there is an accident and you have with you your camera, would you still take a photo of the accident and preserve ‘that’ moment of capturing the once-in-a-lifetime shot or you will put aside your passion and help the person to survive the mishap. Note that this is a question of extremes just like who you will save on a sinking ship.