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A Photography Meme

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 6:33 AM


Well, at the moment things at home aren't really perfect, just more and more drama lama's so I don't have anything to talk about but I was tagged in a little meme and I haven't done one in forever! I do normally try and post things to start conversations and stuff but I thought I needed some fun and do this :)

Before I start I have to tag someone else to do it and I pick......:iconsophiekoryn: But if you want to do this anyway go ahead and do it! :D


When did your interest in photography begin?

- It began when I first found deviantart. I was still at school and the site was a great way to find art that influenced projects etc. I got looking at the photos on here too and I remember going, "I want to do that!"

What was the FIRST camera you used to take your photos?

- Oh God I can't even remember. Hmm, well it wasn't a DSLR, it was just a small, silver camera that could fit in your pocket. It had character to it, I had to use a big plaster just to hold the batteries in it! Oh wait, it was a KODAK EASYSHARE C533 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA, just a few of the photos I took of it below. Rest in peace little silver camera.

Cloud Cover by VelvetRedBullet  By the Coast 2 by VelvetRedBullet  Simple Beauty by VelvetRedBullet 

What was your first DSLR and when did you get it?

-It was a Nikon D60 and I got it when I started doing NC Photography at college! It was pretty good to start with but at the time I was still learning how to work one so at the same time it was very frustrating.

What camera(s) do you own and use now? Any lenses?

-I have a Nikon D5100, which is damaged and still to be repaired, I love that camera. I also have a Nikon D5200, that my dad bought me this year because of reasons....as for lenses I use a standard lense Nikon 18 - 55 which I find great for self portraits and a sigma 17 - 300 which I find amazing for still life and it's really good for taking photos of other people, like fashion or out on location I love it! I also have a attachable fisheye lense thing and a polarising filter which is just fantastic! I also use a scanner and a polaroid camera which is very expensive to use!

Do you still have the first photo you took with your camera?

-Um, I don't think I have it on here any more but the ones below are the 'first' photos I ever took with silver, d60, d5100 and d5200:

The Lamplight by VelvetRedBullet  Fluffy by VelvetRedBullet  Pretend there is no Camera by VelvetRedBullet  A Poison so Sweet by VelvetRedBullet

Wow...you can really see how far I've come from this little set!

What editing program did you use when you first started? 

-I remember using photoshop a lot in school but at home it was picassa, I think that's how you spell it. It was an all right editing system at the time but it was never going to 'improve' my skills at editing. 

And the one you use now?

-I now use Photoshop Elements 11 as that's what I could afford at the time and sometimes I use picmonkey. Picmonkey is a great site so much better than the ones in the past for example, the image you see below was edited all on there as I didn't have elements at the time!

Winter Magic by VelvetRedBullet

How did you gain your skills and knowledge? School, self-taught, etc?

-I was taught at college. There was no photography class at my school but once I left they introduced it there -_- College taught me about ISO's, apertures etc and editing well I just sort of picked stuff up along the way.

Your favourite thing to capture? What do you like to focus your work on?

-God that's a toughie, um....I guess I like to capture the dark and light? God I dunno for sure =/ A few people tell me that they like my outlook on life and I can't tell them that I don't even know for myself yet! I think what I'll say for now is that I take photos to create a story, I want the viewer to create there own story when they look at my photo too.

Is photography a hobby for you, or something you'd like to/currently are pursuing as a career?

-Career! I don't have any skills or qualifications to be a lawyer or a nurse so the creative industries is defo where I'm wanting to go.

Your dream camera that you'd love to own?

-I dunno man, I don't know what's good and what's bad. But at the moment I'm happy with what I've got :) 

Now as always a mini feature of a few works I've faved this past little while :heart:

Glamourous by FelosoraptorBlue. by KatharinaKuebler[29[ It's not blood what runs through my veins by starg691untitled by B-Cliff
If you go down to the woods today by LordLJCornellPhotosI am the life that learned how to die. by SheWalksInSilenceLemonade by A2Matostomato by hpiekema
The Immortal Connection II/III by xBassxHarmingxJumanji by JavierEgusquizaFilm Lover by regularjaneCountryside apples by jellyd



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  • Watching: Walking Dead PewDiePie
  • Playing: The Walking Dead Season 2
  • Eating: Chicken Soup
  • Drinking: Water

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VelvetRedBullet
I abuse the rule of thirds!
Artist | Student | Photography
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Scotland
Tag line: Passionate for portraits
Favourite quote: "Work until your idols become your rivals."

Hello there, my name is Jen-Jen and I come from Ayrshire which is a place in sunny Scotland! I studied photography once I left school then after I took a year out to go do art as I wasn't sure what road I wanted to go down. But, now I am back studying photography at City of Glasgow; photography is defo my path ;P I hope to one day be able to afford my own studio and do HUGE projects like other photographers on here :)

Skype Name - VelvetLaird
Tumblr - velvetredbullet.tumblr.com
Interests

Critiques

When two souls never meet. by Sarah--Elizabeth

For me personally this is one of your best. The way you've meshed the images together has been done excellently it reminds me mostly of...

Milk and Honey by TalesOfNightWing

At first glance the photo reminds me a lot of life on the prairie, the colours and tones are simple but it adds impact to you with adde...

I'm not the best at critiques but I think people should do them a lot more! It's always good to surprise someone :)

Before and After

Before and After of Banana Smile by VelvetRedBullet
Before and After of theme Tears by VelvetRedBulletBefore and After of theme Hero by VelvetRedBulletBefore n After of, Little Red n her Poison Apples by VelvetRedBulletBefore and After theme Tower by VelvetRedBulletBefore and After of Hysteria by VelvetRedBulletBefore and After of theme eye by VelvetRedBulletBefore and After of Soul Gems by VelvetRedBullet

Artists vs Photographers

Just a few people I think you should really check out!

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VelvetRedBullet:iconvelvetredbullet:
I need to get back to college soon. I feel like I can't breathe any more, I need some sort of project that'll get me something.
Tue Jul 29, 2014, 3:47 PM
VelvetRedBullet:iconvelvetredbullet:
I feel a lot better :)
Sun Jul 20, 2014, 4:01 AM
VelvetRedBullet:iconvelvetredbullet:
I feel so f****** depressed right now. I feel like I can't be creative. F*** everything.
Tue Jul 15, 2014, 12:19 PM
stefansombor:iconstefansombor:
Cool Photos.
Tue Jul 15, 2014, 3:36 AM
VelvetRedBullet:iconvelvetredbullet:
I don't think my photographer friends realize just how often I stalk all of there galleries over and over again...
Mon Jul 7, 2014, 3:08 PM
VelvetRedBullet:iconvelvetredbullet:
Weather has been terrible so haven't been able to get anything done!!!!!
Fri Jul 4, 2014, 5:15 AM
VelvetRedBullet:iconvelvetredbullet:
Losing followers on tumblr is easy to handle but when I lose a watcher on DeviantART I think that they must hate my work now and I get sad =(
Sun Jun 29, 2014, 3:46 PM
TropicalGuitarrist:icontropicalguitarrist:
Thank you very much :D
Wed Jun 25, 2014, 9:14 AM
VelvetRedBullet:iconvelvetredbullet:
Apart from a couple of side projects, once the 100 theme challenge is complete I'm not going to do any more self portraits.
Fri Jun 20, 2014, 1:17 AM
Mavannie:iconmavannie:
Thanks for the fav :D
Tue Jun 17, 2014, 9:13 AM
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:iconmdaviesphotos:
mdaviesphotos Featured By Owner 25 minutes ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:, Lovely gallery! :) xx
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SchlafundAtemlos Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Thank you so much for your feedback crazy-beauty-eyes-girl! *-*
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VelvetRedBullet Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student Photographer
Awww you're very welcome sweetie :heart:
And thank you :hug:
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Jen-Jen! :happy: hug
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VelvetRedBullet Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Student Photographer
Always welcomed ^^
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