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Wednesday, April 23

First Gig!

I'm a professional photographer now! I was asked to be the photographer for a college organization called Longhorn Pre-pharmacy Association at the University of Texas. I agreed, even though I was feeling self conscious. After looking at all the pictures, I was right...I wasn't ready. I did learn some useful things.
  1. Don't switch modes while shooting the same event. (e.g Av to Tv)
  2. Practice in a similar setting as you will be shooting in.
  3. Focusing is key.
  4. Interior lighting is a nightmare and you absolutely need to use flash to deal with it!!
  5. I need to learn how to properly set white balance.
  6. Be VERY careful when setting high ISOs. Yes, the pictures will look brighter in your viewfinder but they will be incredibly grainy.
Well, I'm not happy with the shots but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try my hand at it. I'm not a photographer... :)

Here are some of the shots.
The lighting is pretty great in this one.

See how much darker this shot is than the one above

One of my favorites! If these two aren't dating yet, I hope they find their way to each other

Blacks are especially hard when you don't properly compensate for lighting

Shot ruined by glare

See that glare & the darkness of the photo & the grain

The most artistic I got (hey! I was nervous)

Probably the best shot of the whole night

I'm off to the Dominican for my 25th! Catch you on the flip side!!


  1. But the pictures still look great! :)


  2. Thank you! I really appreciate the kind words, I was very self-conscious and considered not even posting about the event. I realized that perfection isn't always what people are looking for and I wanted to be able to show my progress! ;)


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  4. you did a really nice job:) it's not always easy to be the photographer of an event lol.

    lots of love xx
    Nee from ROSECANDLE11

  5. Thank you!! Its so great to get positive feedback from everyone, it motivates me to keep going!!


  6. Hi Minela :D
    You have lovely blog, and I had a great time reading it ^_^
    kisses :**