Work hard, do what you love, show them that you love it, and pray. Like anything in life (though I’m no expert), sacrifices will have to be made to get what you want. Good luck! College apps are a crazy time.
Thank you. I’m glad you like checking out my work — it really means a lot to me.
For high speed photography, if you’re shooting outdoors, honestly most cameras should be fine. Indoors, you’d probably want to invest more into lighting than the camera.
So, I would suggest one of the Canon Rebels (shoot great video, and their shutter probably goes up to 1/4000).
Thank you. I currently use an Alienbees B800. Cheap, does the job, and is indestructible. I also use a simple, collapsable reflector (which you can make with a sheet of cardboard, covered in aluminum foil).
Just experiment a lot and see what works and what doesn’t work. Also, look at images in magazines and try to guess how they lit it. I’m by no means an expert, but trial-and-error seems to be the best educator.
Good question. I generally don’t like collages or triptychs. Not sure why, but I don’t like feeling that 3 images have to be permanently joined together — I’d much rather see a sequence of separate images. This is really just a personal/aesthetic choice, though.
However, in presenting one’s work (especially in a formal setting), there definitely should be a sequence or rhythm to presenting your images. It’s like listening to an album. No band or artist will randomly throw their tracks in a list — there’s a purpose to everything.
I sometimes create my own in order to speed up the editing process, but I usually re-adjust each image after I stamp the preset.