I’m actually pretty sad that 2011 is nearing an end. I’ve seen nothing but anti-2011 statuses and posts across the social networks I use, but for me it’s been a fantastic year. 2011 has seen my portfolio surge and I believe about 80% of the strongest images in my portfolio have been taken this year. I also realised what path within photography I want to head down, got the camera of my dreams, amassed way over 3,000 people into my photography page, got to shoot one of my idols, and have shoots lined up for 2012 with other big names in music as well as agency models. I will always remember 2011 as a turning point for me, not just in photography but in growing up. I’ve experienced so much, grown in confidence. I now feel like the world is my oyster. I feel ready to take on whatever projects I can get my hands on next.
Here’s to the future.
ps. I’m shooting today!
Thanks. Just me! I much prefer working alone when it comes to photography, so I can do everything my way. I’m a complete control freak about it.
The people in my pictures are all friends to some degree, although many were strangers before we first shot together. The only agency model I’ve shot with is a good friend who got signed after we did 3 or so shoots together. Although, I’m shooting with an agency model very soon who is a stranger. If I rate somebody as a model, I’ll just ask them. Got to go for it!
Guys - check out my brand new blog post, the first set of images from my shoot with rap and grime artist Mic Righteous, shot earlier this month :)
Not so much these days, because I’m very conscious of it. I think (hope) I’ve surpassed the age where I overedit. Looking back at older pictures, there are times when I went far too hard on the vignette effect and it just looks incredibly unnatural. What I try and stick to is that: if you can look at a picture and pick out what the editor has done to it, that’s too much. Obviously you can tell my pictures are edited, but I’d like to think you couldn’t sit there and say ‘he did that, he definitely edited that using the example tool’ etc. Having said that, playing around is the best way to learn. Now I’ve made those mistakes in editing, I know I’ll now never make them again.
enhancement of contrast and colours. removal of individual spots if necessary. remove anything else that’s distracting..
thank you x
I just realised, I’ve never posted the link to my blog on here before (my blogspot one, that is). That’s where I post every picture that I like from each shoot. It’s basically a back catalogue of every picture I’ve taken since I started blogging there - so be sure to check it out: http://jackalexanderuk.blogspot.com/
There’s an archive to the right of the page, where you can get to other blog posts, or just keep hitting ‘older posts’ when you reach the bottom of each page.
Let me know what you think!
Help! Can anybody recommend decent video editing software for Windows? Preferably one that comes with a free trial?