What advice would you give to someone who feels that their photographs aren't good enough and is feeling disheartened?
Push through - everyone goes through stages of self-doubt and sometimes lack a bit of belief in themselves. It’s only natural, but what separates the good from the great are the people who can get past the barriers that are standing in your way.
It’s only natural to sometimes lack a bit of belief in yourself, but my main advice would be to push through. Get round that wall that’s preventing you from getting further ahead, because whatever’s on the other side is something awesome. You might have to scramble to get over that wall, or maybe fall down a few times, maybe even it’s just a long walk round, but you’ll get there, as long as you’re determined enough to try.
Don’t be afraid of other people’s opinions, surround yourself with positive people who’ll give you constructive criticism and help you get to where you want to be.
Have a little faith and try out some new things!
Good luck homie, and if you ever need any more help with anything, drop me a message off-anon!
Hey! I am quite interested in photography and I was wondering if you have any good tips for beginners?
Yo, of course!
I’d say that first off, you wanna get yourself in there - whatever it is that you want to shoot, get right in, surround yourself with it. Secondly, ignore those idiots that say you need top of the range kit to produce good photographs. Whatever camera you have with you is the best camera, be it the camera on your phone, a disposable, your parents old film camera, or a DLSR. It honestly doesn’t matter, but start from the bottom and work your way up - that way, you’re learning quicker as you’re not getting overwhelmed by too much at one time.
Take your time with stuff, and make sure you’re proud of your own work. It’s easy to get down from comparing it to other people’s work, but use their art as inspiration. Look deeper and try and figure out what you like about their work and what you don’t.
Carve your own path, that’s the best advice I can give - just do what you love, shoot the scenes you want to, and don’t be afraid to take a couple of risks along the way.
Good luck buddy!
Is a Nikon D800 worth the money? I'm debating on buying one in the near future, but it's quite a lot of money so I want to make sure it's worth it :P
I’d definitely say that the D800 is worth the money. BUT there are a lot of things you’ll need to look out for when purchasing a camera such as the D800.
Firstly, it’s a lot of money to fork out if you don’t have that great an interest in photography. The D800 isn’t a camera to just sit on the shelf and get dusty when you lose interest - the body alone will cost you a good £1,400. Secondly, you’ve gotta determine what you’re wanting out of your photography. The D800 is a pro camera, resulting in no ‘auto’; it’s entirely manual. If you can’t handle that, bump yourself down to something like the D600 which is slightly cheaper.
Other things to watch out for are things like the ergonomics and the aesthetics of the body. If it doesn’t feel comfortable or you don’t like the way things are laid out, try a Canon or possibly just another Nikon model.
The manual for the D800 is like my bible - I read it pretty frequently even though I feel like I know the camera inside out. There’s always things you’ll forget, and it’s good to refresh your memory to get the best out of your camera.
The D800 is what you make of it, use that to your advantage.
Good luck homie, let me know how it goes!
Wicked images man, when's part 2 of your latest set coming? Stoked to see em
Part 2 is dropping tonight, 5pm UK time.