Start of the journey
Here we go! Let my journey through photography begin.
It’s essential for me to exhibit my work on this little portfolio. It’s a right way for me to see what I’ve produced so far, and what I can improve in the future. As photography is an art that I’m fond of, being able to ameliorate my skills while developing my style really matters to me. I’m just at the very start of my journey in photography, so I’ve got a lot to explore before finding my style. It’s going to be a long, meandrous journey, but I’m excited about it! Looking at my previous shots and seeing the improvement after years of practice is a thought that continually triggers my excitement.
An obstacle in my journey: overcoming timidity
Nonetheless, I have to admit that the thought of being more involved in photography scared me off a little bit in the beginning, especially when it comes to shooting in the streets and doing portraiture, as you’ve got to overcome your shyness. Before taking photography seriously, I would only take my camera to shoot mountains and wildlife to document my website Randos-MontBlanc.com. I was kind of in my comfort zone, as I would just take pictures of signs, trails, and make panoramas of the surroundings to show people the right way to follow. Interaction with individuals and models was not necessary.
Getting my first DSLR
I recently acquired a second-hand Canon EOS 7D DSLR for a minimal amount of money. As for the lenses, I bought a Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 STM and a Canon EF-S 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 IS. I never had the chance to shoot with a DSLR, as I would document my website Randos-MontBlanc.com with a Samsung NX500 and NX30. Both are lovely mirrorless cameras, but the lack of a viewfinder on the former and the laggy one on the latter pushed me to get a DSLR for the first time in my life. I feel like I can better understand photography through a real viewfinder, even if mirrorless cameras that got released recently offer top-performance electronic viewfinders with no lag whatsoever.
I’m thrilled to embark on this journey and fill my portfolio with one of my best shots.
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