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Also does anyone know why this post of mine keeps getting marked as spam? I keep trying to post it in the fauxtog forum and it keeps disappearing.


I am not a photographer.

But I’d like to be someday. But am I a fauxtog? Not entirely, I don’t think. Some areas most def.

A little background about me: I’ve always had a passion for the still image. I’m a film major so I have some background and knowledge of lighting, composition, framing etc. (I KNOW THE RULE OF THIRDS OMFGGG).

I got my first DSLR about a year and a half ago. Through clever Craigslist and working like 30 hours a week, I was able to upgrade my equipment a little. Picked up a 7D on Ebay for 800, and then the money sink known as photography began. I have two lenses, so I haven’t given into ‘gearfaggotry’ yet. My first lens was a prime lens, so since then, I’ve developed a penchant for primes. I like using ‘walk zoom’ to frame; I feel it makes me more creative.

I feel my weakness is a lack of PS knowledge/general editing know-how, an incomplete knowledge of lighting, and only intuitive/trial and error knowledge of my camera and hours of reading photography forums and my general film knowledge. I’m taking a portrait photography course in December and walking through tutorials on youtube, so I’m always looking to improve.

I have my own “studio” (LOL, not really, just my own domain name) but I haven’t been charging people or anything. I know better than that. That being said, a faculty member liked the way some of my photos came out (I shoot for the campus newspaper) and asked me to take holiday photos of their family for 100$. I’m excited and apprehensive. I’ve let them know I’m not a pro.
Here’s some of my photos:

Shot with 7D and 50mm 1.2 L
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/29811_4174464330269_1395257263_n.jpg <– yes lens flares, lack of PS/Lightroom knowledge leaves me perplexed on how to remove.

Shot with 450D, 17-55 f/2.8