Your work is so amazing and inspiring! I was wondering of you could help me out as I love taking my photos myself and have been saving up for a while but need some ideas on why camera to purchase? Are there any you could recommend? Thank you, and again, your work is amazing!!!
Wow, thanks so much!
I’m not the most technical of photographers so I’m probably not the best person to ask BUT, things I would say are:
The glass (lens) is really important, more important than the body a lot of times. If you have good glass on a decent body your photos will look really nice. If you have a good body and a crappy lens, photos won’t look so good.
Get used or refurbished. They work just as good as new and it saves you money.
Research what type of lens will suit the purposes of your photo style. Like if you’re taking portraits or landscapes etc.
Have you ever thought about posting a list of things that you want or need for photo shoots? You could include a PO box to send it to and your fans could send stuff in. It would be neat to see what you could make with all the odds and ends.
That would be interesting, I think I’ll try that next time!
I’m really psyched about the responses I’ve been getting for Illusions of the Body. I want to let everyone know, that series is ongoing. I am always looking to add diversity to the series. More men would be great, more ethnicities, ages, body types etc.
If you are interested in being apart of it, contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org I am located in Chicago, IL
Are you ever afraid of people stealing your work since you don't use watermarks on most of your photos? I'm trying to get into the world of photography and I'm very curious as to where most photographers stand when it comes to watermarks.
People are going to “steal” work whether you have watermarks on images or not. They will utilize cropping, photoshop or whatever means necessary to steal things. Just think of media pirating, people will find a way. Since I think that images might be pirated, I do not use watermarks (minus my commercial studio images) because I think they are distracting from the piece itself. If someone is very moved by the image and wants to seek out the photographer, they can. Whether it be google image search or utilizing the photographs source on Tumblr.
I am really excited about my new series, “Secretomotor Phenomenon”. This is important because I haven’t been very enthusiastic about photos in what seems like a really long time. Having to try new technical elements, putting myself in emotional places I’ve never been before (including some of the models)… It’s exhilarating & I’m elated about it! Yay!