"…[narrative is something] that I have just started putting more thought into recently. When I first started photography I was so focused on practicing and perfecting my editing that I would just shoot anything, and pay little attention to details. I'm now trying to shoot with more intention, and go into it with more of a concept and play on different emotions."
"It's taken me a while to find a photography style that I really enjoy, and I think I'm still experimenting with that and finding my niche. This past year, I've often been trying to incorporate props to create a retro aesthetic and have been drawing a lot of inspiration from earlier decade's. Portraits have been my favorite to take and edit so far, although I really enjoy street photography when I'm travelling."
"Photography has been the first art form that's kept my interest, where I've wanted to continue learning and expressing myself. My main goal with art is simply to keep creating and pushing myself to grow. I'd like to someday create a style that is recognizably my own."
"For me, photography is the only artistic outlet I've been able to fully express myself in. The most rewarding part has been the amazing, creative people it has allowed me to meet and create with. Although I try my best not to do this, it can be hard not to compare your photo's and progress to others at times. That's really the only thing I've ever found difficult about this profession, but I try my best not to get discouraged. "
"When I upgraded my camera last year I did a shoot at a retro Air Bnb in Halifax with my friend Emma, and they were the first photo's I was actually really proud of taking. Ive been compelled to continue photography because there is always ways to improve and new areas to explore. I still have a lot to learn, but I would love to start doing more boudoir and get into wedding photography some day."
"I have to stay focused when I edit, so I typically turn off my phone, throw some music on and begin the day after the shoot. After narrowing down favorites, I'll play around with different color grading and edits in lightroom, until I find a style I'm happy. Then when I've chosen edits for all the photo's I'll switch to photoshop and do the retouching."
"My best advice would be to experiment as much as possible with different styles and editing, and try your best not to compare your work to others. During the shoot, you're the only one who can see how the photos are turning out, so don't be afraid to alter a pose, change composition, or try a different direction to get the best shot. I used to be too shy to do this, but when editing I would realize there were things I wish I had done differently to get a better shot. This still happens to me quite often, but I'm learning that paying attention in the moment is key. "
"I don't think any one person has influenced my photography the most, as I've been inspired by many since starting. A few of my favorite photographers handles (some I know, some I do not) are...
"I like to wait a day and go back in to do some final adjustments once my eyes have had a break, because there's always things I find to change, even if I was happy with it the day/night before. Sometimes I'll do that a couple times. "
"Honestly, photography has really saved me these last couple years. It has given me a direction and focus in life, which was something I never realized I was missing before. My goal for the future is to travel more, explore other cultures, and incorporate photography into that journey. "