I learned about the technical stuff from reading as much as possible. When I was a kid, I probably checked out every book on photography in my library. I remember constantly re-visiting the photography section to see if they acquired new books. Research online was also crucial in my “education” (never had formal training). Asking photographers questions was also helpful!
Thanks for checking out my work. When I’m not shooting for clients/assignments, I do like to document moments from my life. I’m not really sure how I can suggest “creating” those kinds of moments. Just try to meet a lot of people, travel around your city, and observe it all!
I can’t say I’m always focused, but I think I’d be characterized as a productive worker. I make sure to budget my time wisely, and I recommend Google Calendar and the Self Control App.
In the long run, I’m looking to shoot more fashion and commercial work. More or less, what I’m doing now, but I’m always looking to push myself more in all aspects of the business.
Thanks for checking out my work! I really appreciate it, and I’m glad I could be of some inspiration. I’d love to see how your prep-shoot at Princeton goes!
(btw, KP is a cool dude).
I’m no expert, but I think creativity is: doing (the act) in a different way or seeing (the mindset) in a different way.
I primarily shoot photo/video on a 5D Mark II. I have a Nikon D90 as a backup body, and I also have shot on a Nikon D7000 for some projects within the past year. I also shoot some analog on a Nikon FM2 and I’ve also been playing with an old Contax rangefinder.
My only Canon digital lenses: Canon 24-70 f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.8. I also use some vintage Nikon analog lenses with an adapter for video (highly recommended).
I think the 50mm you have is a great lens for portraits on that cropped body. For a wide angle, if you can afford it, a 14-24 f/2.8would be pretty sick. You could also go third party and look into some Tamron or Sigma options. Or…go vintage. It really depends on what you’re trying to do, though. A wide angle piece of glass will give you new options, but you probably won’t be able to use it for everything.