Hi Lovelies ♥
I have been wanting to have a guest blogger on my blog for a while now.
I thought why not have it be Brittanie, who is an LA based photographer, who I met on Twitter a little while ago.
We just hit it off and thought hey why don’t I bring this up to her and boooooom, she agreed 🙂
Check out her post below
Don’t forget to check out her blog as well
Hello Everyone! Let me introduce myself I am Brittanie Renoj and I am a photographer based in Los Angeles and I am also the blogger behind LA ||| Fotografa.Stephanie was so nice enough to have me be a guest blogger and I decided host my weekly blog posts, Foto Tip Friday here on stephndstuff! My weekly posts are to help anyone who has an interest in photography and make their photos look great! So join me while I explain of how to start out as a photographer.
Now when starting out photography and before buying a camera, you need to think of this question first.
This is important because if you are only doing this as a hobby and not planning to make money from it, then I highly recommend NOT to buy a very expensive camera or go find the first camera you see. And, if you are thinking of going pro, you still don’t need to rely on an expensive camera for now. Which brings us to my next point…
When I first got my camera, I was attending school for New Media Production. My sensai, Scott (a cinematographer/photographer guru!) taught us that it’s not the camera you should be concerned about, its the lens! I didn’t get what he meant by that until I started shooting more and realized I was limiting myself on taking really great pictures. The great thing about DSLR cameras that most of their lenses are versatile and interchangeable with other camera bodies.
*But it doesn’t hurt to get a nice camera like the Canon Mark 5, but I only recommend to get this camera if you are planning to go pro and you have had experience with using a DSLR.
I think this would be one of the first accessories you want to make sure you have (besides the SD card and a camera bag). This will not only help you doing professional portraits, or landscapes, but it will help with self portraits (especially with the bloggers)! Plus if you don’t feel comfortable or your hands are too shaky to hold the camera, the tripod would be perfect to get that great shot without any blurriness.
With professional editing software, you are able to have more control on options and how you want your picture to look. Unlike basic editing software such as Iphoto, Aperture, etc, you are only to use basic presets and basic controls; although the limitation of controls is great for beginner. But if you want to be a professional, you must act professional and this is what the professionals are using.
When starting out just remember use what you have; when I first started photography, i used 3mpx camera phone before going to a regular digital camera to my current DSLR. And just because you have basic equipment DOESN’T mean you will take basic bland pictures. One of my pictures I took with my camera phone got selected and presented in an art show in Hollywood last year. Oh and one more thing, a quote for inspiration:
“Every professional was first an amaetur. “
Brittanie Renoj is a photographer and blogger based in Los Angeles. She has done photography for indie musicians, fashion designers, and has had her work sold in local art shows. She is the editor/photographer of her lifestyle/portfolio blog LA ||| Fotografa.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Tony and daughter, Sofia.
Check her blog out here