theboynextdoor89 asked: When I first started in tumblr I came across your page and fell in love with the quality of the pictures you take and Moment's mesmerizing body. Because of you, I've been inspired to buy a camera and begin taking good quality photos of the wife. Thanks! I remember I asked a long time ago which camera's you use. For now I'm going to start off with a D3200. I'm wondering which editing software do you use/recommend? Any tips as in where I can learn some good photography techniques? Thanks!
Well, thanks! It’s always great to hear that I inspired someone.
As far as equipment goes, the camera is really unimportant. Learning what your camera can do and how to use it is a priority though. Study the owner’s manual and keep it handy for reference.
Learn how to “light” your subject. I can’t emphasize more how lighting affects the quality of your images. Great camera + poor light = poor images. I have shots with point-and-shoot cameras that most would think were taken with a high dollar camera. I just got lucky with the lighting!
Anyway, one site that has helped me learn more than anything else is http://strobist.blogspot.com/
I learned so much about the importance of lighting from that site. I highly recommend going through the “Lighting 101” section and practicing that.
In regards to photo editing that is an area of weakness for me. I do use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, but my knowledge of them is very basic. The only reason I use them is because I learned with them back when I was in college. I had free access to them, so I’ve stuck with that. They are very complicated programs and can be very expensive. I pay $30/mo for the Creative Cloud Membership. I also use an Imagenomic plug-in called Portraiture for various effects.
One thing I really recommend is shooting your images in RAW format. Actually, I think Nikon’s version of RAW is called NEF. I have, in the past shot in JPEG format and now when I go back to edit I deeply regret having done that. RAW gives you much more control over exposure adjustments and white balance after the fact, which is often very helpful.
Thanks so much for the question and good luck with your endeavor!
omgwendypeterblog asked: Y'all are so hot!
Why thanks, but I’m sure you mean that comment for Moment. ;)
Anonymous asked: Hiya Lucky, Moment is still an incredibly stunning woman. Glad you kids are still at it. Shaithus from the RC days. (y)
Great to hear from you Shaithus! I remember you well.