Monday, September 20, 2010

When I grow up I want to be....

A photographer. There. I said it. I think it is amazing, and if you would have asked me in high school I would have NEVER guessed this is what I wanted. I guess in admitting that I now can never say, "I've always had a passion for photography" when I actually have a business and write up a little bio. I think I just always had this mental block that in order to be a photographer you needed to be good at art. I'm not. I draw stick figures.

I would like to be a photographer and not just a "wannabe" a lot sooner than I think is in my future. But for now I'm thankful for those that let me practice!
I don't think people realize how much time photographers (or wannabes like me...) spend editing. Of course we all want to get great shots straight from our camera, but I think the editing aspect of photography is what gives pictures that little "umpf" and makes it look slightly more professional than just a snapshot. I sometimes wish my pictures could use a little less editing and were a little crisper coming right out of my camera, but that will come with time.

Here is an example of what editing can do for a picture....


I still have a long way to go, but now I've said it out loud. Well, in blog speak anyway.

6 comments:

Steve said...

You do such great work. Could you edit about 50lbs off of me in the next photo?

Soren and Sandy said...

I love it too! THough I don't think I have the patience or talent to charge people! I wish more people would let me do it for free...but everyone here is a photographer, so it's bogus! You are so good though! You go for it!!!

Rheanna said...

I've always admired people's abilities to take good photos....maybe one day :o)! I'm not good at art either :o)

mistieleigh said...

you do a great job! The editing is something i could use some help with - you need to take me under your wings my friend. :) I think i am going to ask for photoshop for christmas...my MAC does some editing but not like photoshop. You are many steps above me with your career in photography...so GOOD FOR YOU!! One day maybe i will grow up to be a "photographer" too, like you!

Steph said...

OK so your picture's ROCK even before the editing. Lets talk about editing, you have an awesome eye for it and that is what makes your pictures a step above the rest. I am so glad you are my Photographer!! So how does it feel to finally be a grown up HAHAHA!! I am so happy for you to have reached a dream of yours. Keep CLICKING!!

Steph said...

P.S. Yes I kind of do have an idea how much time you take at editing because you are so awesome at it and put your whole heart in it. this is why you need to start realizing how good you are and let people start paying you and since you won't let me pay you. Please know I am going to treat you to something for your time and if you don't tell me what you want I will have to think of something good by myself. Anyone out there know where Janelle likes to shop or eat please do share!!!