Trick Photography and Special Effects Review
I first remember being interested in photography as a child. Back then I just had a polaroid camera. I wold love taking photos of my action figures or whatever moment I wanted to remember. It cost money to get film cartridges (or whatever they were called) so I didn’t get to take very many photos.
Then in middle-school I got a cheap video camera to use. I would run around with that all the time and just had a blast using it. I got a kick of just filming everyday things. I loved the fact that I was able to record actual moments. Our family pets were actually pretty regular film subjects for me.
In high-school my uncle gave me a decent olympus film camera. I loved using it but got tired of paying for film to be developed. Also, I didn’t really know what I was doing so often I would get frustrated by it and leave it along for a while.
It wasn’t until several years later that my passion for photography really took off. I was working as a communication coordinator and had purchased a Canon 20D to use. They had me start taking stock photos for them to use for their website. I really enjoyed that. Soon afterwards I was at a coffee shop and someone there wanted to have me help him with a photography business he was starting. So this led me going to shoot my first wedding. I remember how scared I was to be responsible for taking someone’s wedding photos.
Fortunately, the wedding went really well and the photos I took were actually better then the other photographers there. This gave me a lot of confidence and I had so much fun I was already looking forward to getting to shoot another wedding. So I started shooting more weddings for my friends photography business as well as going off and going my own. I also started assisting other pro photographers to learn from their years of experience.
What I’ve Learned About Photography
There have been some key things I’ve learned along the way which I didn’t realize when I was first getting started with photography. The way I see it, taking a great photography is the results of three things… the quality of your equipment, the skill of the photographer and your photo editing skills.
You could be an excellent photographer with a great eye for capturing amazing shots but if you’re using a lower quality camera with cheap glass (lenses) then you’ll be severely limiting yourself. Likewise, you could be working with a high-quality camera and lenses but if you don’t know how to use them or frame a shot then you’ll be limiting the quality of the photo you’ll get.
Finally, knowing how to edit your photos properly can take an average photo and make it spectacular. Good photo editing and manipulation techniques will allow you to create effects that could normally only be achieved with certain type of lenses. And this is where Eban’s course really shines.
Is Trick Photography and Special Effects a Good Course?
Bottom line, yes. This is an excellent course that is geared towards any level of photographer. If you’re looking for a course to help you get the most out of your photography then this course is for you. You’ll learn all sorts of amazing tricks and special effects that most people have know idea how to do.
What’s crazy is that many of these aren’t that difficult to do but it would be very difficult to try and figure out many of these on your own.
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