Continuing my introduction, I wanted to talk more about my experience with photography and the reason I decided to do it. It has always been on my mind to be a jack of all trades when it comes to my skills in graphic design, and by choosing media studies as my minor it gives me a practical outlet for my degree, rather than being the cliché student that graduates with an art degree and doesn’t do anything with it. And with media studies, advertisement is the biggest outlet for my degree, and I wanted to become skilled in working a camera, learning about audio, and lighting. So, by buying my camera it makes me more of a swiss army knife when it comes to job skills. Now, this thinking is all well and good, but not that many people know that the second half of the saying, “a jack of all trades,” is, “and a master of none.” This is always in the back of my head and motivates me to increase my skills in photography and my designs. Currently I have been focusing more on photography skills and would like to get back into doing 3D renders and stuff.
Also speaking about my experience, the reason behind my self-conscious feeling towards photography was that I didn’t want to be seen as joining the fad. I wasn’t trying to sell myself as a photographer. I loved to take pictures, and I still love it now. I’m not going to sit here and justify that, “Oh, I had a digital camera when I was 12 and used it all the time to take macro shots of flowers and print them out,” and somehow that makes you better than other people who do photography because you found the passion earlier than them. I’m not sure if this feeling happens in other fields of work, but it seems to me that many “photographers” I come across are arrogant and pompous with huge egos. I understand wanting to share content with people and receiving praise, but many want the likes and followers. I don’t think that’s the way to approach things, and it annoys me to see people who seem fake and just slap an “original preset” on a photo and think they’re the shit, and you get an inflection in their captions when they are just trying too hard.