Before I ve send list of books that I like... but some people told me - I dont want to read! Just say how I can impove my skills faster and thats all I need...
Well, I have bad news.
I think best advice that I can give to you - HARD WORK.
I took two photos of the same character, I really like first one when I took it, it was at 2009, and after that I took 115 shoots... Lets calculate. I ve spent around 6 hours each time to take photos. Each shoot have around 9 photos. I ve spent around 30 minutes to edit one photo.
115x6=690 hours taking photos
1035x30=31050 minutes of editing /60= 517 hours
To improve my skills like this I ve spent 1207 hours= 50 days. And thats only practice, btw I also read books and tutorials. (At least 2-3 book about photography, editing, and art in one month).
So, are you think I can give you some nice advice how to be cool photographer in two days? NO. If you want to do something good, you need to work everyday, and you will get big improvement. There are no magical secrets or tips.
Hope it was helpfull enough. (Ok, it wasnt usefull at all, but I hope you will got my idea XDDD)
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until you brighten me by this one.Thank you.
Morever, could you please give me some books you mentioned ? I also love to learn by reading
i love your work as always and you will always be one of the great inspiration in my life!
If one really wants to make good art, one must take the time and effort in doing so <3
As for you, my dear Kira, do keep up the beautiful work. I always enjoy seeing your new photos in my box nearly every day.
So yes, practice, hard work, and experimenting ~!!!
I am now taking photos really intense in cosplay-photography since one year.
And you're right: the best way to improve is practice, practice, practice!
And some advices from tutorials and books.
Thank you for pointing this out, that clearly!
This is an interesting before-after-meme, which points out really good, that everybody has started at a lower level and can increase to unbelievable hights. Thank you for this motivation and inspiration!
Best regards from Germany
the truth is that some people doesn't want to have a lot of work to get/improve something, they only want that you say ''you can buy this in X website, here is the link'' or ''to take this photo, you have to do X things and then you can photograph like me'' everything isn't so simple, if the person want to improve themself, they have to spend some hours per day/week/month to understand, try, learn with their own mistakes and improve
I think people often think others were gifted with a talent and they can achieve this easily in a short time. It is refreshing to know how much effort was put in your work, it let people realise there was a lot of practice behind those skills and there is no magic way to achieve something great.
To become a master in something it needs years of practice. It's sad that in our society today, we have this kind of magic thinking that everything should be done perfectly in one try, easily without much effort. If it is not good enough or perfect, people put themselves down and don't try anymore because they think they are not gifted like the others who are so good at it.
Thanks again and awesome work!
Btw, *kirawinter, love the pictures, can't wait to see more
everyone is on a different step of those stairs of improvement....>.>
and I love your text :3 and photos of course too^^
Would you mind making a list about some of your photography books ? I'm having a hard time finding some useful ones in France, though I might learn a trick or two every 200 pages >^< So if you have favorites, I'm listening to your suggestions <3
It doesn't matter, if it is painting, drawing, photography, working with clay or anything.
There is no magical trick where it just goes *POOF* and everything is great.
But so many people seem to think that it is easy and can be learned by trying something out for 5 minutes...
My photography teacher at university once told me, that this is the "Photoshop curse".
Because you can be total crap with making photos, just play around with Photoshop (you don't even know how to do it) and it will look nice. Not extraordinary, but nice. So most people changed into "Why work hard, it can be so fast and easy".
Gives me the creeps since I once had started with a analog camera and sitting outside waiting HOURS for that one special moment. Since I couldn't just take 500 pictures and delete the unwanted ones...
I totally understand the problem you have with the people. it's like when some beginner in cosplay who did not even sew a simple sleeve in their life show me a AION character design and ask for advice how they shall make it :/
Just strart with the basics and learn step by step.
you improved so much ! it#s just super interesting to follow you ^^