Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Education

I like some did not go to school for photography. I actually went to school to be an elementary teacher which someday I hope to do. I just like some fell in love with photography and I love to edit! Photoshop is my best friend. Since the love originally began I bought a Nikon D90 and Photoshop CS4. I have all the actions from Totally Rad, 2 sets of textures from Florabella, 2 sets of actions (vintage and black and white) from Florabella, and 2 sets of actions from MCP {The Complete Workflow, Magic Skin Retouching, and The finish It actions}. I have gotten several photoshop and camera tutorials from friends and family (Dantzelle and Kash and others...) who are excellent photographers themselves. I spend hours looking at blogs I am obsessed what can I say. I love to learn new tricks and easier ways to edit. I am in the processing of reading Nikon D90 for dummies, which has been VERY informative, my last photoshoot which I just posted was all taken in RAW format, in Manual and Aperture modes, and I didn't have to ever fix the lighting...that is how much I have learned! I used to spend hours fixing lighting in RAW but I have now figured it out! I still want to buy an external flash and the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens. Luckily I have a husband who supports my hobby and is so nice to me and lets me buy whatever I need to be successful.
Why am I telling you this?

I just started reading a 2 week tutorial on how to be a professional photographer and the first lesson was on getting educated, so I just wanted to let you know what I have been doing to get "educated." Yes I still have a lot to learn but it is part of the fun, seeing yourself improve and blossom is such a rewarding feeling. Sorry for this lame post but it is a good reminder for me to remember where I was at this point.


  1. That is good that you are learning about things. I love photography too but don't have the patience to actually sit down and get great at it. Kash does, but I don't. I do, however, have the patience to learn all about decorating. I guess we each have our passions! That is why life is so great!

  2. Have you followed any of Lori's step by step posts on how to photoshop an effect? She loves it too.

  3. Thats awesome!Thats how I started..Nikon D90 50mm f 1/8 and external much better!The only thing I would suggest for you to use is Adobe Lightroom.So much better PRE processing your RAW files and sometimes you don't have to use Photoshop after it.Try it!

  4. Thanks Illya! I might have to try it! Your pictures are always amazing so I might have to take your advice!