My inspiration

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    Charles Netzler

    I got into photography about 3 years ago before that i was very involved with photoshop, illustrator, premier and after effects. It wasn’t until my second year studying graphic design that i really got into photography i did an assignment on nightlife and another on architecture it was then i was able to take some night shots (that didn’t come out how i intended with my lack of camera skills) and some interesting shots of buildings. After studying graphic design i invested in a camera and focused mainly on landscape (cliché right?) living on an island in the south pacific i have easy access to beautiful postcard landscapes so i decided to make the most of them.

    I didn’t know many famous photographers my idols were those of forums that i joined where more experienced photographers would tell me what I’m doing right or wrong. That is where i learnt most of what i know today and also from others telling me to watch some of Karl Taylors videos on landscape and composition.

    I signed up with icon photography to better my skills so i can finish the course and decide whether or not i want to pursue a career in this and maybe even study more into it. After reading about Ansel Adams i can say that he is a very inspirational photographer with his use of lines, incredible black and white photos of landscapes. One day i hope to shoot such amazing photos that will captivate others and see how i see when i take a photograph.

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for sending in your assignment. A few things stood out for me immediately. For one your background in graphic design will be very handy for you in your photography. For one thing understanding what works in graphic design is very applicable in photography.

    Also the phrase “easy access to beautiful postcard landscapes” 😮 That’s absolutely fantastic. You should take advantage of that and shoot as much of that as you can! There can never be enough of those kinds of images as far as I’m concerned.

    I’m glad you don’t kno many famous photographers actually. That means you can go out and do your own thing untainted by the knowledge of others. That said it does help to stay inspired so I would highly recommend you look at photographs and magazines etc. In fact pinterest is a great way to look at images, so is Flickr explore.

    Don’t worry about anyone else or cliche’s or anything like that. Just practice all the time and shoot as much as you can. Thanks for sending this in! Try to keep looking at other photographers work and find your inspiration in all forms of art. But the main thing is to work and practice.

    See you on the next assignment. 😉

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