I’m Chloe and I live in the great state of Victoria and photography is my hobby and passion. I started to have an interest in photography when I turned 18. Like nearly everyone else I tinkered around with photography for awhile until I had a moment when everything changed for me and I became extremely serious about my photography. I was on a trip to the Tooradin foreshore with my partner and I found myself watching the light patterns and trying to interpret compositions. I’m now 21 and since then it has turned into a full time (and very expensive) hobby, which has seen me upgrade my Coolpix P80 camera to the Nikon D90 slr this year. I don’t specialise in any one form of photography preferring to experiment with all forms of photography at least once. I do prefer nature and macro photography though. It’s my goal to have people buy my prints and have them hanging in people’s homes or offices.
I shoot almost every day, even if it’s just something small, like a pet or plant; I’m constantly trying to learn something new. When I’m creating a photograph I think about the composition, mainly the light, depth of field and leading lines and if I’m trying to convey a direct message, what emotion I attach to it. I’ve only recently started using photoshop to ‘edit’ my photographs as such. However, I do open every photograph in photoshop and do the following routine things; auto colour & contrast (if needed), add my Polaroid border and photography logo.
For the past three months I have been contributing to Ed Prescott’s “Sunday Stills” weekly challenges and more recently “Macro Mondays” – “Sunday Stills is a place to hone your photography skills.”
There’s a large group of photographers, varying from amateur to experienced, that get involved on a weekly basis; they’ve opened my eyes up to different perspectives on everything photography!
Since joining in on these weekly challenges I’ve found myself learning more about photography, my capabilities, and my cameras abilities & stepping out of my comfort zone which has been a huge positive for me.
Thank you and please take the time to check out my photography blog, I really hope you enoy the photographs. Please do comment and let me know what you think of them.
Also, a big thanks to Jamie for asking me to be a guest photographer on his site, I’m very honoured.