I think I have always had a passion for photography mainly taking photos of sunsets or sunrises as they just seemed so cool to me and I thought it was amazing that the world could do something so incredible. When I got my first DSLR in 2015 partly for youtube and also for photography I went crazy because I could finally stop using my phone or using some random camera that we had in our house. I had something of my own. So I just sat down with the camera and literally just messed around with different setting and going - so what happened if I press this or move this - and I slowly figured out what was best. I also used youtube and found out that there are tones of different things that I can do and what the technical names were for all the settings that I was changing. I'm always learning new things with photography and how to do certain things and going into year 12 in September (2017) I will be doing photography and I love every second of it because I know that it will be so much fun and I'm going to learn so much more than I already do.
I would love it if I was able to put every single photo I had ever taken on here but trust me that would just be toooooo many like wow, and it's always hard to pick the best photo and you know the one you have picked there might have been an even better one.
My photography has been used all over the website simonphipps.com as branding and identity, these photos were taken professionally by myself at a high quality. Because of this it has meant that my photography has ended up in a national magazine called retro gamer, with the photo taking up one whole page in the magazine itself.
I use a Canon EOS 100D, this is one of their lightest cameras making it really easy for transporting it around and going to different places meaning its good to go anywhere. Having multiple lenses is good because it means you are able to take photos at different lengths, as some of the photos of the moon that I have taken I had to use a 300mm lens because of how far away it is so for any beginner photographers depending on what you are taking a photo of consider the lens that you are going to be using. I sometimes use lens filters these eliminate certain steps in editing depending on what you are doing to the photo, they help to change the atmosphere of the photo and its final appearance. When doing outside photography is can be a good thing to have a light reflector as it allows you to reflect different colours of light or to defuse the nature light to enhance the photo, these can also be used when taking photos inside when using studio lights. Having different coloured studio lights can allow for a different feel to the photos them-self by using warmer or cooler lights. A must is a tripod as it doesn't need to be used but if you are needing to keep the same frame then this is a defiant or when using bigger lens that are more delicate to handle. I like having an attachable flash as it is a lot more powerful than the one build into the camera and can allow to higher lit shots when in the studio or outside.