I think photography has always been something I have been interested in even previous to my blog. My first camera was a very basic digital camera which I loved taking photos of everything it wouldn't matter whether it was perfectly constructed or the right props were in front of me I would just take the photograph because I loved it. I think a lot of children have this obsession with taking photographs and I bet you were the same too! I only started to become really interested in photography about three years ago it was just before I was entering my GCSE art course and I thought knowing how to take photos would help plus it gave me something to do as apart from watching the TV and surfing the web so it was also a hobby.
I would often go out to my garden or my local National Trust and just take photos of plants and flowers and whilst I loved taking the photos I felt like I wasn't pushing myself and I was producing the same thing over and over again. I would upload the photos to my laptop and edit them put they never went any where and we're just stored on my computer.
This was fine to begin with as most of the photos were very basic and probably not all that good to be sharing but as my skill improved I wanted to share my photos and I didn't really know just how to and where to host my images that others could enjoy and admire. I also wanted some feedback I would have always received compliments from my family but let's me truthful they're basis on anything you produce even if it is the worst thing in the world!
One day when I was having trouble with my hair and trying to figure out how to do a top knot bun on YouTube I was introduced to the world of blogging. I find it weird now to think that there was once a time when I didn't blog and was oblivious to blogging and what a huge community there is. The following months consisted of me trying to figure out this new world that I had not yet learnt or fully discovered. The one thing that instantly caught my attention was the emphasis on the images and that when I took the decision to create my own blog I was pleased to learn I could share my photos.
I was then finally able to take photographs of something different which I was very pleased about. I loved the first photos on my blog but when I look back at them now they were terrible just imagine over exposed lighting, filters galore and block colour borders( I bow my head in shame ) but they surprisingly have helped me so much it shows the stark contrast of how different my photos are today and the rate at which I have developed. I made a lot of mistakes when I took my first photographs for my blog but what I learnt about photography it is trail and error which means you could take a photograph and it won't be great but changing the location of where you take the photograph or props can transform an image the second time round.
What is your photography story ?