QUOTE(Role Model @ Oct 8 2008, 11:10 PM) [snapback]3957301[/snapback]
care to share your photos/gallery?
Actually i am trying so hard to be okay with the choice i made because i was into photography so deep and out of nowhere 'science' i hold no intrest in it besides it's boring and a bit hard and without enthusiasm it's hard to pass
SLR Nope! Actually i don't have 'cool' toys--those shots,most of them were taken by Canon Powershot S40 which is a museum model lol but i love it, i know mechanism of s40 model very well so im more comfortable and 'pro' with s40 in hand, i also have Nikon Coolpix but still sticking with 4MP well... I don't believe that boys with most toys win,any gun is enough to snipe down the enemy if you know how to shoot properly something like that hahas im weird and classical
Ouch! My the one and only camera is too precious for me,i always hold it very tight xD -
P.S I'm collecting money for a new camera,im going to get a killer camera and get back in business
I don't have a gallery yet and the pictures I have online are already floating around here somewhere on the forum, unfortunately I have been rather busy lately so photography has been on the back burner (just moved - blah) But I am going to create a gallery once I have somewhat of a portfolio =D
I bookmarked your gallery so I'll be looking forward to updates!
QUOTE(Dim_Sum_4_U @ Oct 10 2008, 10:54 PM) [snapback]3959826[/snapback]
Um, getting a business or marketing degree is kind of useless in America. Everyone gets them cause its one of the easiest major's to go into and you really don't learn much from the classes. My bro majored in those fields his first sem and found out that is was leading him now where. If your really into photography, I wouldn't waste spending money on getting a degree on it. I'd search for schools, mentors, or anyone that is currently in the field to give me 1st hand experience in it, kind of like trade school or something. Seeing how the market is getting its a$$ handed to it now a days, it might be a little easier to find or get experience in the field because alot of people are looking for work.
Well the school I am contemplating on attending is a technical/trade school. From what In read the school is pretty good about setting you up with internships too. I'll find out more when I tour the school, th tuition isn't outrageous so at the very least I'll come out of it more competent photographer.
QUOTE(Crystallised Dream @ Oct 13 2008, 12:49 PM) [snapback]3963144[/snapback]
Hey Alexa, your photos are really nice so I'd say yes, don't hesitate to pursue photography. The passion is what's most important; the money is a lesser priority.
However I don't think I'd be a photographer alone. I'm studying graphic design now, and I'd like to major both in graphic design and photography. I don't know if it is possible where you live, but here in my city if you're a photographer alone don't expect to get much out of it - don't forget the money you're gonna spend on purchase/mantainence of equipments (camera, camera lenses, light box, reflector, flash gun etc).
I guess it also depends on what kind of photographer you want to be. There's sports and event photography (also under photojournalism), and then there's fashion photography, wedding photography, commercial photography...
Okay I re-read your post and you said you'd like to go into event and wedding photography.
Then take into mind the demand and the market saturation in your area, or anywhere you want to pursue your photography career. My photography lecturer identifies as a commercial photographer. Here in Kuching people have that hop-on-the-bandwagon mentality, which is why you see so many wedding studios here offering wedding photography up to the point it's getting quite pathetic. Not to mention the wedding photography market is very saturated here, so it would be wiser to go to a different area of photography. Competition is good, but it's best to eliminate unnecessary ones.
You might also like to consider your photography approach. My lecturer told a story of a friend of his, who opened a wedding photography studio in Kuala Lumpur. There were also other wedding photography studios around, but she took a different approach - offering black and white wedding photography only. And it was a success.
In a nutshell, in an increasingly saturated market like photography, you'd like to have three things before diving in: Passion, Talent and Edge. Which I think is not a problem for you. : )
Sooo true. I am not sure how much competition there is in my area in wedding photography, but I don't plan on starting a career out here. I want to head to one of the coasts.
I'm not set in stone about wedding/event photography. I was contemplating fashion/commercial photography too. Especially after my friends wedding. it was stressful, and everyone seems to want to take direction, or no one listens. I wasn't very authoritative and people were everywhere, getting in front of my shots too which was super annoying. If I do decide to stick with wedding photography then I know I am going to have to develop a stronger backbone and sit down with the bride and groom and explain to them that unless I am in control, I cannot deliver the pictures they might expect from me.
Besides, I love fashion too. I have a billion photoshoots in my head....I sew clothes, I used to want to create an online store, and I always created photo spreads in my head for the "collection" I had made. I would sit and sketch and take a billion notes and when I closed my eyes I could see a clear picture of exactly what I wanted. I discovered that I loved doing that more than making and designing clothes!
But thanks for the tips. I helped my sister scope for photographers for her wedding and came across a few that offered only black and white photographs, there prices were quite steep so i imagine they were quite successful! I don't think I would want to take that approach, but there definitely would be a specific style and mood to the pictures I take. I don't particularly like posing formal shots, and I would be upfront that they should not expect traditional photographers. Its my personal opinion that the best moments are the ones that occur naturally, without specific instructions. I am not a "and 1-2-3 say cheese!" gal, I want to capture genuine emotion, and I think I can only do that will little intrusion.
But thanks for the compliments! I know my passion is there, I am not quite sure about talent (There are many things I still must learn about the technical aspects of photography) and edge, well I hope I have edge =)
QUOTE(coffee @ Oct 13 2008, 06:13 PM) [snapback]3963503[/snapback]
You dropped out of school and met a guy who got fired from his job.
Whatever makes you happy, dear.
He wasn't unemployed for long, 2 weeks I think? And he works a great job now. And I am happy