(Part 5) My first camera was a Canon T3i that my parents and grandpa bought me for Christmas in 2013. It was a standard kit that included a 18-55mm and a 55-250mm. I was extremely excited to use it and started experimenting here and there in different situations. I began reading online all the basics of photography and how to actually use the camera properly. Without any prior knowledge or experience, or even knowing someone with an idea of how to use a DSLR, I was on my own and began teaching myself through trial and error of how to use it. I found myself becoming addicted to all the possibilities one could achieve with a DSLR and seen so many different images being produced by photographers that I found on Facebook. One image could've been a sunset with high dynamic range or another could have been an astro shot of the stars and milkyway. I would ask myself, "how are these guys doing this?!" Then, I would set out and through trial and error, I would figure it out. Everyday I was out experimenting with my camera. If I was not working, I had that camera in my hand and I was trying something new. The feeling of being creative and a sense of purpose was finally flowing and I honestly couldn't get enough of it. After living in depression for so long, these long lost feelings were everything I was searching for.
The first couple of years of photography were all trial and error. I was driven by not only renewed feelings, but also by getting out into fresh air and actually being active again. I was no longer sitting at home doing nothing with my life. Photography drove me out to get that next shot, whatever it could be. After a while, my love for photography shifted from being completely crazy for it, to actually understanding what it was doing to my life and learning to become humble with what I have. I went from hitting the shutter 100 times on a single scene using different settings to get the perfect image, to only clicking it once or twice because not only was I figuring out my camera but my eye was changing too. I began to look at how beautiful the world was around me. (Continued in comments)
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A few more lovely b-roll views around Bozeman from this past fall we captured for a politicians upcoming campaign video(s)!
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