Just before September started, I wrote a blog post about how I was going to do a challenge called 12 Months of Living as an Artist. The first month of this challenge is now over and I have created my own little series of photos called “Portrait of a Freelancer.”
- my Canon EOS M3 camera
- a tripod – I bought this at the beginning of the month and it was definitely one of the best purchases I’ve ever made
- VSCO photo editing app
I took a few photography classes on Skillshare to learn more about different ways to take photos and also learned a lot about different kinds of lighting, angles and even a bit about editing. I even took a course on how to pose when taking photographs of yourself, which still feels like the most awkward thing I’ve ever done.
Other than working on this series of photos, I’ve also been taking photos of things around the house, outside and doing research on how to take better photos for this blog.
The most important things I’ve learned regarding photography is to do research. If you have something you want to take a picture of, go to Pinterest, look at the different ways people have photographed this object and get inspired.
I really enjoyed this last month and will definitely continue with photography – I’m even considering getting back into posting stuff on Instagram again. The photos I took are definitely not the best, but hey, I got out of my comfort zone and did it!
Up to the challenge for October: knitting!
I already have plans for a few other photos to add to this little series so will definitely be adding to this post as I take those!