baabybug sent: Hello! Can you give me any advice on how to improve my photography? I can send you some I'm proud of if that would help. I have so many ideas-- I just don't know how to execute them. I really like your work!

I sometimes have that same problem. Youre welcome to link me to any work you have or refer me to a site where you have stuff. I think first and foremostly, it’s best to make a list. Make a list of props, of costumes, jewelry, any little itty bitty thing you need. It helps to break down big ideas. They can be daunting, but if you dissect them, they become less scary. I also like to make pinterest boards for my own reference for different shoot ideas I have, and use pinterest photos for inspiration. Not just other people’s photos, but hair, makeup, styling, setting, elements in the photo. Just little tiny things that help piece together your big idea and make you realize that it’s not impossible. 

Best of luck and thanks!


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fearl0v3 sent: Do you have an etsy shop? I feel your stuff would be very much worth looking at. (Ps I'm also right near boston, is there anywhere cheap yet wonderful you can recommend for me to go)

Howdy. Do you mean for my photos? I dont sell my photos, I didn’t think people would be interested and the cost I’d charge would probably be high due to printing costs. I have an etsy for my clothes Im trying desperately to plug here because I really need money as of late. It’s esty.com/shop/chezphoto

What kind of cheap do you mean? Restaurants, shopping, ?? I can try to help.

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skeletonmikewarrenofficial sent: i've just started exploring photography, and your photos are really inspiring. i've always assumed that i'd need fancy equipment to get the best pictures, but now i know that i just need to practice more with what i've got and really get the hang of it.

Hi! Thanks so much for the kind words. Of course, nicer cameras can help with expanding creativity through technical details of whatever camera you have, but really, if you can fool around with shutter speed and aperture, you have just as much control of your image as someone with a canon 5d mark III would. you just wont look as cool and will be $4000 richer. also I guess there is a huge gap difference in ISO as well, but if you’re just starting out you have all the tools you need with a pretty basic camera. once you understand it more as an instrument, an upgrade would be due ;)

 

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And if these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it’s this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture. Family photos depict smiling faces… births, weddings, holidays, children’s birthday parties. People take pictures of the happy moments in their lives. Someone looking through our photo album would conclude that we had led a joyous, leisurely existence free of tragedy. No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.

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Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

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