Recently I hit a milestone in my photographer’s career: I’ve accomplished 250 paid assignments. It took me ten years and half a million frames to get there. I thought it’s a decent reason to reflect a little bit on what has been done and what the journey feels like.
If you are into filmmaking, there are plenty of ways to improve your work and to make the shooting more successful and efficient. In this video from StudioBinder, Brent Barbano of ShareGrid gives you seven quick, but very valuable lessons that will help you raise your filmmaking on a higher level.
I started taking my photography seriously in the Summer of 2013 after moving to New York City. With my Canon 7D, I did a lot of portrait and event work at the graduate school I attended. I also roamed NYC photographing the city on my own. That summer is when I began learning the ins and outs of my camera and how to photograph.
Between then and now, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve done weddings, engagements, more portraits, some studio work, learned a lot about lighting, filters – you name it. And there’s still a lot for me to learn. But I wanted to share 3 things that I’ve internalized since becoming a photographer that I hope can help an aspiring photographer reading this.
Photography teaches us some very valuable lessons. Some of those lessons are common to all of us. Like, remembering to check your camera battery isn’t flat before you leave the house. Other lessons are somewhat more unique, and profound.
British photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent the past 31 years travelling the world. He photographs tribal and indigenous people to turn them into icons. In this video from the Cooperative of Photography, Jimmy shares some of his most intimate life lessons. Lessons he’s learned from the people he’s met along the way.