Despite a nonexistant knowledge of How One Uses Photoshop, a grand total of zero pieces of lighting equipment (much less the know-how required to use them), no models, very few resources or interesting locations (or means of transportation to said locations), not even a tripod strong enough to hold my (epicsauce) camera, and no previous experience in this area at all…I suddenly have developed an interest in art photography and now I need a tripod and a working knowledge of photoshop and a model and money and a car.
Especially money. If you have any extra I’ll give you my address and you can just send it my way. I accept cash, checks, credit cards, and the monetary contents of the sock hidden under your mattress. And spare change.
This is why Anna shouldn’t get a Fall Break. She spends too much time on youtube and photography blogs, and decides that landscapes are boring (especially in Michigan, if you catch my drift), and while nature is all well and good and stunningly beautiful 98.6% of the time, she wants to make art. Not that you can’t make art taking landscapes and portraits. But guys THERE’S SO MUCH COOL STUFF.
I need to learn Photoshop. And I need free time. And I need money for a decent tripod.
Someday, I’ll be rich and famous. Or at least not a broke college student living on free handouts. And then I’ll have a tripod. And I’ll also know how to use photoshop. Not sure how that comes with being not-a-broke-college-student, but it totally will. And I’ll be a boss.
…I take it back. Maybe this isn’t because of break. Maybe this is just what happens when I don’t even touch Telcontar (my beautiful Canon 60D, for those of you who aren’t on a first-name basis with him) for two months. And maybe this is what happens when I decide that though doing portraits of friends is fun and all…this could be so much more exciting with photoshop and cool costume-ness.. Why do I have all the expensive hobbies?
(aaaaaaaand I definitely just spent an hour researching tripods. And came to the same conclusion I have come to every other time I have spent large amounts of time doing this [which happens more often than I care to admit]. I just need to go to the camera store and talk to a camera guy and actually try one out, because I’m so not spending upwards of $300 on something that will end up being too much or too less tripod for my needs…)