A little about me

Though I’ve had a camera at hand since I was fifteen or so, photography wasn’t something I took seriously for a long time. When I went to art school, it was with the intention of going into painting and drawing. In my second year of college though, I got a part-time job at a one-hour photo center. That’s when I truly developed a love of photography and I haven’t looked back since.

Photography is an endlessly compelling medium. Light is the primary element in a photograph, and it can change in a matter of minutes or even seconds, radically changing the scene you’re looking at. You can walk by a doorway a hundred times, but a single change of light will make it look  different, hence the phrase, ‘seeing it in a new light’.

Studying photography has opened my eyes to the world around me and changed the way I look at even the simplest of objects.

11 thoughts on “A little about me

  1. Hi! I am actually contacting you as I am interested in you possibly shooting my wedding. I saw a great review for you through the Knot, and I was hoping we could discuss a few things!

    Please email me at your earliest convenience.

    amtimmerman@gmail.com

    1. Hi, Katherine! Sorry for the slow response. I haven’t been online much recently. As far as tips for wedding photography, there are a million things to think about. First off, though, you’ll want to know your camera inside and out and have a back-up camera just in case, be familiar with lighting techniques (and have lighting equipment that you’re familiar with). You’ll need a variety of lenses from wide angle to telephoto, and probably some sort of close-up lens (I haven’t shot a wedding using fewer than three lenses. Ever.).

      You’ll also need to be able to keep things moving as far as the schedule goes, but be flexible at the same time, since nothing ever goes as planned. An awareness of traditional wedding events (cake cutting, specific dances, etc.) and wedding etiquette are important as well. I’ve also taken to bringing an emergency kit with me, as well, with a needle and white thread, a bleach pen, hair pins and hair ties, a glue stick, and safety pins. It has come in handy many times.

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