Back in early 2012 when my mom wanted to start her own business, I remember watching her struggle on how to start something out of practically nothing. I even researched all throughout the web on how to start an online business, and one of the things that most blogs made clear was that good photography was a priority to every online business. So I told my mom about everything I researched and what was good and what not. We were still a little confused, but we still went ahead and started by sharing my mom's masterpieces on Facebook using pictures taken with a Samsung cellphone - the quality was bad, but at least we tried!
There was something I did not like about those pictures, they were not "appealing" and looked "too busy" so I figured it would be a great idea to edit the background and make it white. (Picture 2)
Months later, I took a step forward and went ahead and started taking my own pictures, now with less soap bars (the reason behind having more than one soap in a picture is to show that design varies from bar to bar). But this time, it was way harder to edit the picture's background - I tried my best at it, but totally failed, haha! (Picture 3)
Then I got better at my editing skills. Way better I should say! (Picture 4)
And finally, I experimented with a lot of backgrounds, filters, positions, you name it! (Picture 5)
... but I was never happy. The results were astonishing right after I took the pictures, I screamed of excitement because I loved it a lot! But then, one week later, I was over it and thought the picture was horrid. My mom tells me I always want to better my skill - and I guess that's good, right?
Anyway, after a year or so of taking pictures and selling online, we got a new camera - a Nikon D3200 - I was super happy about it! I instantly photobombed my whole house and experimented with a million different things to shoot on the perfect lighting. I was obsessed!
The only thing I simply do not like about photography has to be color identification. There are times when I want to take a picture of a white item, and it looks yellow/orange in the photo! Also, green also sometimes turns out either very yellow or very blue in the photo. THAT really frustrates me. But I do not let it get to me, I can simply edit it on Photoshop.
My goal with my photography passion (yes passion because it is not my job) is to achieve something I really like - that I don't judge later on after I have taken the picture. I want to continue taking pictures for our business and more than happy to because I LOOOVEEE doing what I do. As far as later on in life, I really want to be like my mom and open my own business (or even continue this one!) and professionally become an entrepreneur.
This is it for now. I really hope someone finds this blog post informational and takes something from it. You can follow me on Instagram if you'd like @heyitsisrael
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