Advice I should take | Toronto Photographer

Se'lah Genesis By Ardean Peters
From a recent #PhotoShoot: The lovely Se’lah Genesis | Keep Ya Head Up

Someone asked me my advice on getting started in photography. Me.
And while I’ve been shooting a few years now and I’m proficient in what *I* do, I’m still not there yet, you know? This advice sounds pretty good. I should take it.

If it comes to making photos, I say the biggest thing to finding your voice/style and getting ahead in photography/building a career, is to:

1. Shoot as much as possible. I struggled for a long time with not knowing WHAT I wanted to shoot. What my passion was. But the more you shoot, the more it’s revealed to you.
2. And while I was shooting, I didn’t believe in my talent (believe in yourself!)
3. And I didn’t stay focused. So shoot. Shoot often. And the more you shoot,
the more focus you WILL start to see.
4. The more you shoot, the more you put out there, the more people start noticing.
Be bold. Be humble. But be bold.
5. Also, learn to shoot well. Technically well. Whether you like shooting Studio lights or Natural or what have you. Really learn the craft. Don’t rely on Photoshop to ‘fix’ things like exposure, or composition later.