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A Favorite Hobby
One of my favorite hobbies is photography. Being able to capture the world as I see it, and being able to share it with the world is an amazing experience. It is a skill that is easily learned and perfect. One great thing that it does is show what you are passionate about. And honestly, I think everyone who gets into photography learns a lot more about themselves and the world they live in. Becoming a little more reflective on their impact on the beauty it provides our daily lives.
One of my favorite things to photograph, like many, is the sunrise. The sunrise seems to represent this renewed hope in the day. It can sometimes be overshadowed by clouds but I think that it is still beautiful all the same. I used to have a photography site that I ran where I would share images with the world. Images that were free to use. I took many of the sunrise and sunset. Like these two:
I took these two photos with THIS CAMERA, a FujiFilm FinePix S4200. It is a pretty great point and shoot camera. Offering some great shots. It also gives you a little more functionality than a standard point and shoot rig. If you are unfamiliar what a point and shoot camera is, it is a camera in which you do not have the ability to change the lens or optics on the rig. You can shoot decent pictures right out of the box with little experience or background. Alternatively you can also look into other brands too like THIS SONY CAMERA. In reality any camera like these will work great for getting your feet wet with photography and learning some of the basic concepts.
These pictures were taken with the FujiFilm FinePix S4200:
As I got more experience though, I decided to up my photography game with the Canon Rebel T3 12.2megapixel Digital SLR rig. With this camera I was able to sharpen my photography skills and even get into a bigger variety of mediums of photography. Photographing the big and the small things. Granted, they do not make the T3 anymore, they have moved on with newer platforms like this Canon Rebel T6. But with the Rebel T3 I was able to get pictures like the images below. You can also find similar cameras from Nikon like THIS ONE for affordable prices too. Getting into photography with DSLR cameras will typically run you between $350 and $500 for an entry level model.
Once you take all your pictures, you typically want to go through your images and edit then as needed. There are plenty of easy programs to learn like Photoshop Elements by Adobe. I suggest PhotoShop Elements because it has various modes for differing levels of edition knowledge. Things like image filters, enhancements and what not. Once you finish editing or enhancing your first picture, you might end up with something like this:
Please note that all these images belong to me and my respective company Pictakerr Photography.
Once you you get a few shoots under your belt, you'll find yourself taking hundreds of photos in a shoot. You'll find your eye for picking just the right images for your perspective clients. Hope this information helps! If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments and I'll add the best ones!
-The Undercover Dad
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