carlossette-deactivated20130201 asked: Any advice for an aspiring photographer?
Don’t put your camera down, keep practicing. Take photos every day. When you take a photo you like, figure out what you like about it and work towards implementing that more in your photos. When you take a photo you hate, figure out what you don’t like and try to avoid that. Read books on photography, thats how I taught myself to use my camera. Practice with photoshop or lightroom or something. Even if you wont edit your photos much, messing with colors can make a huge difference (I always use curves). There are so many good websites for learning photoshop. I like Phlearn.com. Sketch out ideas and plan an much as you can before hand. The more I plan an idea, the more it will look like I imagine it. Pay attention to light, I almost always shoot in the golden hour. Constantly be on the look out for interesting locations, etc. You will begin to see everything as photos. I always pass people on the street and think “wow, I want to take a photo of her” or I’ll go in a room and think “The light in here is amazing” or see an object and think “I want to use that in a photo”. And at that point, it becomes more natural and consumes your whole life haha