What do you shoot with?
My current body is a Canon 1300D and my lenses are:
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6
EF-S 70-300mm f/4 - 5.6
EF-S 50mm f/1.8
How do you get those colours?
Most places don't have the kind of colours I end up with, so it's primarily in post-processing. I use Adobe Camera RAW within Bridge and Adobe Photoshop CC. Keep in mind that you're better off using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, I just can't be bothered to create collections or backups. It's just a slightly longer workflow but you can achieve the same results.
As for specific tools, when I start out in Camera RAW, I my workflow typically goes:
White Balance - Exposure - Camera Calibration - HSL - Curves - Noise Reduction - Sharpening
After exporting to Photoshop, I swap different values on the Channel Mixer and run the photo through the Camera RAW Filter a few times.
Do you do tutorials?
As of the time I'm writing this, I've been figuring out how I'll format them. There will be two main ones, one for basic techniques, one for advanced ones. I'll write them first on Medium before creating videos for YouTube and maybe IGTV.
Do you sell prints?
As of writing this, I currently sell prints on Redbubble, but I haven't updated it much because unlike a lot of photographers, I take a lack of location releases into account. I'm looking into branching out to Society6 in the future.
Why do you caption your pictures with song titles on Instagram?
Over years of watching music videos, films, album art and my own imagination, I've built up associations in my mind regarding how I think about music. I notice the pitches and textures of synthesizers, drums and bass and translate them into colours and lights. I also take into account the atmosphere of the place where I shot an image, and the one I would like to evoke. I try to pick songs that evoke the image within the first 20 seconds, since most people aren't going to listen for longer than a minute.
Take this image, for example. the many brightly coloured LEDs evoke the scattered, bright synthesizers of Virtual Self's Ghost Voices for me. Additionally, the 4/4 club beat simply makes sense to me considering the busy activity of the street.
I should really point out that in my case, this is not a form of synesthesia, (which you should read up about since it's fascinating and whatnot) since my associations have been built up for years and are not involuntary.
Musicians, holla at me.
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