As I’ve always been into photography I thought that it would be a good idea to have a chat with some great photographers. It’s a short and sweet interview just to give a different perspective each week. I hope you guys are enjoying it as much I am and thank you again to Alexandra for taking part.
Tell our readers a bit about yourself?
My name is Alexandra Cameron and I’m a photographer!
How did you first get into photography?
I dabbled in photography as AS but found film photography quite slow and couldn’t quite connect with it. I switched to studying film and cinema and followed on to study it at uni. In my final year I got my first DSLR after becoming obsessed with photo sharing sites like Deviant Art and Flickr, the rest is kind of history! I just couldn’t put my camera down, I just wanted to create beautiful images and it’s still all I want to do.
When did you first start your blog and why?
Gosh I can’t remember, but to be honest I don’t use it much, only when I need to word vomit my thoughts.
What do you like about photography?
How it can be therapy, how it captures a moment, how it can visually translate an emotion, how much fun it is.
For anyone that wants to start or get better at photography, what advice would you give them?
Start a 365 project, taking a self-portrait everyday for a year. It’s hard but you learn so much!
What camera do you use?
Canon 5D MKIII
Nowadays a picture doesn’t go online without a filter on top, what apps would you recommend for easy editing?
I don’t use filters from my phone, I edit colours using Lightroom.
What do you enjoy photographing the most?
How do make sure the final photo is like the original vision you had in your head?
You can’t really, I think the post processing process is just about letting the photo be what it’s going to be, not try to make it something specific you imagined.
What do you enjoy the most about photography?
Venting my creativity.
What advice would you give your younger self about photography?
My photography is a lot about the journey, so not sure I would have said anything to myself, I kinda like that I figured it out on my own.
Like every industry at the moment becoming a well-known photographer is very hard, how do you make sure that your work stands out from the others?
I try not to do what’s popular and fight the urge to upload photos that I know will get a lot of likes, I try to just upload photos I’m digging at the time or to accompany thoughts I have to share.
DSLR or Polaroid?
Colour or black and white?
Why do you think it’s important to take photographs?
I wouldn’t be able to breathe without taking photos.
*All pictures are from here and permission was given to me by Alex to feature them in this post.*