|I am a photography student in college. I take pictures of everything.|
See You Around!Hello again dA, as you can probably tell I've been inactive on the site for quite a while. I've started adding things to 500PX and Flickr again but I don't know about dA, I think the community is just a bit too broad for me. I was finding it more annoying than inspiring to have to sift through 3,000 drawings every day in my deviant watch notifications panel so that was my cue to leave.See You Around! by AlexHawkPhotography
An update on me.
I have completed the first year of photo school at my University. I shot and developed my own film all semester using my own Nikon FM2 SLR and the photo department's enlargers/baths/darkrooms etc. On the whole I think the experience academically has been beneficial but I do find I'm struggling from time to time to go photograph.
I think this is a problem a lot of artists face where they've gotten past the learning curve of their medium or have been at the top of their class for a while and think, "now what do I do?" or "what do I try to learn now." It's not that I haven't been taking pic
I think out of all the books on photography that I've read these 4 have covered the most ground and I think would probably be responsible for more than half of my understanding of photography, both modern processes and film. Everything from how light travels to the layers of chemicals on film strip to how to get accurate color in a workflow to the bare bone basics of photography, it's all covered.
A few other things
Over the past year or so I discovered Phlearn, and it is now my go-to place for all things Photoshop. I like it because all the tutorials are from the same guy, with the same teaching style, making them all super easy to follow and understand. AND they're not just basic PS tutorials like there are on youtube where the guy eating cheesecurls on the other end of the computer has to show you around the interface every time he tries to do anything. If you really want to get down to brass tacks in Photoshop or are a beginnner, Phlearn is the way to go.
Anyways, thanks for the fun times and I'm sure I'll see you around!
-Alex Hochstrasser (AlexHawkPhotography)