Michael you are an amazing photographer! I love how you actually take time to answer all of those questions and your answers are actually very helpful. I know some photographers (who arent even an inch of what you are right now) that when you ask them questions, their answers are not so helpful. I don't know if you get what I mean but Thank you so much for answering all those questions!
Thanks! And you’re welcome! I learn a lot when I answer questions from others and it helps to stay grounded.
how did you get into photography? i really want to get started but dont have a clue where
My entry to photography is sort of a long story.
But to get right to the point: just pick up a camera and start collecting your photos in a portfolio. After you get about 200 photos, trim it down to 20. Make another 200 amazing photos that YOU like with YOUR ideas, then trim it back down to 20. Do this several times. Eventually a pattern will develop.
Also - use your camera to open doors and explore the world. Your photos will be the byproduct of what you’ve discovered about the world and yourself.
Hey Michael: Thanks for taking the time to answer a previous question regarding lighting. I just wanted to say I was blown away by the Black Snake Moan editorial. Sexy! I do have a question. I was wondering if you knew of a process for achieving the same vivid kind of lomo effect you get from the iphone app using photoshop? I get close but there is still something missing. Can you tell me how you might go about it?
To be honest, I haven’t even looked at the lomo app for iPhone so I have no clue. Personally, I think trying to replicate the looks is a bit counterproductive- why not just use the iPhone to do the shoot if you feel that is the look needed for the piece? I’ve shot editorials with a blackberry and a droid phone before in order to achieve a certain look.. so just use the iPhone if that’s what your final outlook is suppose to be.