Sunset in Bandung, December ’08
Is shooting photos in the same style about you not being creative, or about doing what works for you?
Sometimes I wonder if I should treat my photos differently. Try working with them differently… actually using Photoshop (I actually use mostly iPhoto just to play with color/contrast/exposure a bit on my pics and then that’s it), try desaturating instead of a color-boom approach I usually take.
I look around and see all these beautiful blogs shooting in a vintage-style, and I really love the lomo/Holga look. Sometimes I play around a little with that.
Two pics from the road back from Bandung, December ’08
But yeah, that’s not my usual style. I think I need to be a bit more creative with my pics and definitely need to learn more about digital post-production techniques as well.
But then, I am still fairly happy with most of them. I dunno. But I really need more technical skills. I mean, iPhoto? haha. I kinda hate iPhoto as an organisational tool anyway. I can use Photoshop, but I am a bit lazy with practicing and learning new techniques on it… and finding the time…
I’d really like to improve my portraits and learn more about lighting and working with flash as well.
Anyone got any recommendations?