Updated: Apr 16, 2019
I simply wanted to freeze special moments in time - smiles, affection, tenderness - to remember and hold forever. It quickly became apparent that my true passion lay in portrait and couple photography. When I started my journey I realised there was a huge amount of information available on the subject but this left me confused and doubt quickly crept in - I'm I really up to the challenge? Will there be a language barrier? Will I manage without renting an expensive studio? Then I realised that the best thing to do is to simply focus on what's really important. Photograph. Then photograph some more! :)
I scouted new locations in my local area. I started to walk around with my eyes open and noticing the small wonders that surround us every day. I learned to appreciate small details and got an idea of what photography style I wanted to adopt by viewing lots images.
The next step was to find a model willing to pose for a few shots! I came across someone I thought would look great in photos and approached her. Luckily she said yes and that became my first ever photo shoot. I had no idea about retouching at this point but I found some basic tutorials and took part in a few workshops too.
I applied my newly acquired skills to edit and enhance the photos I had taken and I started seeing the results I was after. They were also a big success with the girl I had asked to model for me. Spurred on by this great sense of achievement I decided to focus on portraiture. The happy reaction I get from clients is what makes it all all so rewarding.
I feel like I have come a very long way since my journey first began. I have learned so much. I will share some practical advise and ideas with you in future blog post. I hope you'll find them useful.
See you soon.