In 2013 the photography bug bit me hard and I have been passionate about it since. In 2017 I was photographer of the year at my club. This was a real coming of age for me and it displayed the growth I had made in my photography.
Since 2017 I started to take my photography more seriously. I started to do family photo shoots and I did my first wedding in 2018. This expanded to matric ball shoots and I did a second wedding last year in 2019.
I also enjoy macro ( close up) , Landscape photography and photographing toy cars. You can view my other work at snapaddictionfineart.weebly.com
I have recently been retrenched from my day job due to Covid 19. The good thing is I'm now able to focus all my energies on growing my photography business.
Why I love photography
Photography is challenging and I learn something new everyday. I enjoy the whole creative process, from taking the photo to editing to when my clients eventually see the images.
I love the feedback from people and the pleasure the photographs bring them. Plus, it never actually feels like work to me.
These are captured moments that last forever and no one can take away from you. I keep striving keep trying to improve and always hoping for the perfect photo.
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Thanks for reading so far and I hope we will be able to create art together soon.
Welcome to my first blog post and Thank you for joining me on my photography journey.
I was a given a trip to Paris by my company in 2013. I decided that I wanted to take as much photos as possible to remember the trip. Paris has always been a place I have wanted to visit.
On the morning of the my departure I went off and bought what they call a Bridge camera. Which is something between a compact camera and bigger DSLR. I had no idea how to use it properly but I at least able to take photos to remember the trip. Paris was amazing and I loved every minute.
After I returned the photography bug bit me and and I decided I had to learn how to take better photos. The learning curve was very steep. Taking good photos is not as easy at it seems.
Soon after that I joined a local photography club. It has been a great way to improve my photography. We have monthly themes and we get judges in to judge our photos and from which we have monthly winners.
I remember the first year or so when my photos came up to be judged my heart started to pound and I sometimes felt I could just run out the room. Then you had to listen to the judge crit your photo that you thought was so awesome. Only to learn how much you could have improved it. That is all part of the learning curve and I'm great full all the judges input.
That year one of my photos was voted club photograph of the year. I was totally stunned and I couldn't believe it. From then I never looked back and I have grown from strength to strength.
In part two I will cover the rest of my journey. Thanks for reading this far.