I think I was twelve when I got a Polaroid i-Zone camera that printed out tiny images on stickers. I went through a roll of film in a day and thought it was the best thing ever.
I guess you could say I came to ‘proper’ photography later on in life, (I’m 31) so for the last three years I have been experimenting. Experimenting with style, with colour, with editing. I’ve been trying to find something I love and that works for the kinds of images I take. And lately I have been in a slight frenzy because I’m changing things up so often.
If you pop over to my Instagram you’ll notice that recently I have been injecting a lot of colour into my photos. To begin with I loved how they looked, I was so enthusiastic over it and now I’m just not feeling it. I don’t think it really represents me as I’m not a colourful person. If they made a colour darker than black I would be all over it.
And yet, I don’t want to limit myself to one thing. I want to improve, I want to try different things and I want to find something that works for me. I’ve been researching editing styles and looking at a few of my favourite photographers photographs to see why they stand out or why I like them, and to be honest, it’s all different reasons. However, what I have noticed is that I love the matte style and I’ve been playing around a lot with that when editing my newer images.
As for Instagram, (the actual bane of my life) I’m trying not to stress myself out over it anymore, I’m trying to look at it like a photo diary and if people follow me, then sound and if not, then that’s sound too. It’s hard to think this way when a lot of brands want numbers but I found myself getting too stressed over how many fucking likes I was or wasn’t getting and it wasn’t healthy. So, yeah, I am changing up my Instagram ‘theme’ (if that’s what you want to call it) and we’ll see how it goes. Knowing me, Miss Indecisive, I’ll probably change my mind again in a few months but I think growth and change is important.
In an ideal world I’d go out often and take beaut, ethereal, nature shots but when you can’t drag yourself to the bathroom most days it’s kind of hard to be consistent with that kind of content; as much as I would love to.
So yeah, please bear with me with this photography lark and I hope you like the new content.
6 thoughts on “My Journey with Photography and Finding My Style”
I also have a Nikon D5300 and it is indeed bae. I love your photography style and I agree you really do have a good eye.
You do you and whatever theme or creative aspect you want for your photos. At the end of the day photography doubles as an art and as a means to capture life 🙂
Which program are you editing RAW images?
Why thank you x